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- 05/01/13--16:56: TV Is Obsessed With Virgins Right Now
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Millions of FHM readers voted for the sexiest woman in the world.
12 months ago, FHM announced that Tulisa Contostavlos - of N-Dubz, X Factor and sex tape fame - had officially been voted the World’s Sexiest Woman by the readers.
Millions of you – took to the streets (or at least the internet) to voice your outrage. It was front-page news on every tabloid newspaper. So many people clicked on FHM.com that our server crashed three times. FHM received letters, emails, tweets and letter bombs denouncing the result. How could – in a world of 3,301,112,087 women – Tulisa possibly be the world’s hottest?
Our answer was simple: Democracy. 99% of those who threw their toys out of the pram did not cast a vote. If they had, things could have been very different.
This year, they were. Across three long months of polling FHM received more votes than ever before. And the result? The most competitive, and the most trouser-shatteringly sexy 100 Sexiest countdown of all time.
Top: Lucy Lui and Jonny Lee Miller Bottom: Taraji P. Henson and Jim Caviezel
Elementary and Person of Interest will both receive new online spinoffs.
Both Baker Street Irregulars and Person of Interest: Animated will launch on CBS.com in the fall.
Elementary was previously picked up for a second season by CBS, while Person of Interest will return for a third run.
Read more: http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/ustv/s205/elementary/news/a477829/elementary-person-of-interest-to-get-online-spinoff-shows.html#ixzz2S5Rddut5
Britney Spears has “cut all ties” to and “won’t return calls” from Demi Lovato after leaving “X Factor,” claims a source (aka Demi Lovato)
Is poor talented Demi Lovato getting the cold shoulder from former gloriefied pop star Britney Spears?
According to the National Enquirer, the former pop star has been ignoring her fellow co-worker and has basically cut all ties with her by not answering her calls or returning them!
"Brit was so upset 'X Factor' producers had cooled on her - but kept Demi on - that she X'd out her 'X Factor' pal," Jamie Lynn reportedly told the tabloid. The story also suggested that Britney's rejection could possibly "send Demi around the bend." (ugly self-harming/ rehab reference)
All of this could easily be true, there's basically more jealousy in Hollywood than anywhere else,.
Do you think there's really beef between Britney and Demi? Would Brit deliberately ignore her?
smh i believe it
Sherlock resumes his hunt for Moriarty when Sebastian Moran (Vinnie Jones) reveals that a man who was thought to be dead from a heart attack was actually on the list of intended victims from Moriarty on the next episode of Elementary airing Thursday at 10/9c. F. Murray Abraham and Kristine Johnson guest star.
Cyndi Lauper is heading out on tour to celebrate the 30th anniversary of her
SHE'S SO UNUSUAL album ... Lauper is giving fans the chance to MEET and take a
picture with her before the shows! Lauper was just a BIG TIME Tony nominee this
week with her Broadway smash KINKY BOOTS!
Details HERE http://www.rockandrolltshirts.com/RNR_Store/Cyndi-Lauper-VIP-Packages
There's something in the air. Or the water. Or the ether. Or wherever something would have to be to somehow influence the TV landscape for a hot minute. One theme/plot point is popping up all over television right now, and that theme is virginity. Virgins! They're everywhere.
Sunday night brought us two divergent tales of virginity: The devastatingly sexy and apparently sexually gifted Jon Snow on Game of Thrones broke his vow of celibacy with beautiful snow lady Ygritte, while dweeby and anxious Ginsberg on Mad Men openly confessed to his date that he'd never had sex. (And given his demeanor, it didn't seem like that was about to change any time soon.) Yesterday afternoon, Yahoo announced it was launching a web series called "Losing Your Virginity with John Stamos," wherein celebrities will tell the stories of their first times. Last night's New Girl traced how each of the characters lost his or her virginity, from Cece's wild night with Mick Jagger to Winston's magical night with a woman who turned out to be a prostitute. And last night's Awkward had Jake and Tamara losing their virginities to one another. In a few weeks, virginity
is a minor plot point on an episode of The Big C, too. So much deflowering!
And so much, well, good deflowering, for lack of a better term. For some people — characters and real people alike! — virginity is a huge, huge deal, and they want their first time to be with someone they love love love who loves them back. For others, it's just not as significant: a rite of passage, sure, but not the be-all and end-all. For some it's more of a nuisance, and for some it's an incredibly fraught proposition, one that's more anxiety-inducing than anything else in their lives up to that point. And we're actually seeing that range of experience on TV right now, which defies pretty much everything I know about TV's sexual politics, which tends to punish women for demonstrating sexual agency and ridicule men who demonstrate anything other than total sexual prowess.
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Robert Downey Jr. and Gwyneth Paltrow have been hoping to get Tony Stark’s ladylove Pepper Potts into some armor ever since the second Iron Man movie, fulfilling the character’s comic book evolution from the damsel in distress to the high-powered heroine known as Rescue. With Iron Man 3, it finally happens. “It’s sort of the comic-book version of a Cinderella story,” Paltrow says of her character’s four-film arc. “She starts timid and sort of cleaning up after Tony, and then she evolves into full strength and a superhero.”
But there’s a chance that her first time in the suit may also be her last …
In this week’s cover story, Entertainment Weekly explores a question that everyone who sees Iron Man 3 this weekend will be asking: Is this the end?
Downey has fulfilled all his contractual obligations to play the hero that made him a blockbuster star, and there’s currently no Iron Man 4 on Marvel’s slate, which spans the next several years. Everyone involved — including Downey himself — expects he’ll at least return for writer-director Joss Whedon’s Avengers 2 in 2015, but Iron Man 3 doesn’t exactly leave the billionaire/playboy/philanthropist that we know and love in mint condition.
Iron Man 3 plays rough with Marvel’s Most Valuable Superhero, which allowed director and co-writer Shane Black (Kiss Kiss Bang Bang) to go for broke with a whole host of story points, including finally getting Pepper into the armor, and presenting a twisted version of Stark’s most infamous villain, The Mandarin (portrayed by Ben Kingsley.) “I thought we needed to do something in the third movie to make it feel like a game-changer,” Black says.
The cover story also comes with an extensive look at all of Marvel’s post-Avengers Phase Two slate of movies, with details on the status of each of the studios upcoming projects: Thor: The Dark World, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Guardians of the Galaxy, The Avengers 2, Ant-Man, and beyond.
The Marvel Studios chief Feige spills new details about the stories, and dispels some of the false rumors about what’s in the pipeline.
Some online rumors turn out to be true, however. A source confirms to EW that the twin characters Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch will be joining The Avengers 2, which Whedon hinted at recently when he said he was writing a brother-sister duo into the movie. Feige maintains a poker face on that scoop, saying only: “I’m not confirming or denying. The draft could change six months from now.”
Fans may still hyperventilate over that news. But as long as Downey’s Iron Man is definitely in it, they can also breathe a little easier.
Exclusive in-depth interview with Iggy Azalea. In part 1 Iggy talks to Nick Huff Barili about race in hip hop and the comments that Scarface made in a recent Hard Knock Tv interview stating that hip hop is white now and is controlled by white executives that don't care about the culture.
We are just getting started! Tune in for part 2 of our conversation with Iggy Azalea friday exclusively at www.hardknock.tv
Lindsay Lohan is in BIG TROUBLE ... She's thumbing her nose at prosecutors and flying to California tonight ... presumably to enter a rehab facility that is not part of her plea deal.
Sources familiar with the situation tell TMZ, Lindsay is about to board a private jet in NYC.
TMZ broke the story: Lindsay's lawyer and prosecutors agreed she would enter the Seafield Center rehab facility in Westhampton Beach, New York. She's required to show up by tomorrow morning.
Problem is prosecutors did NOT sign off on Morningside. What's more we've learned NO ONE from Lindsay's camp has contacted either the L.A. City Attorney or the Santa Monica City Attorney to get the change of plans approved.
In short by not entering Seafield, Lindsay has violated her plea deal. Lindsay's lawyers are in court tomorrow along with prosecutors, where her attorneys are required to show proof of enrollment in Seafield. It's a good bet the judge is going to be pissed, and a better bet prosecutors will be pissed.
If the judge believes Lindsay has violated the deal, he can throw her in jail for 90 days.
The actor becomes the fourth principal to leave the troubled Western that stars Natalie Portman.
Bradley Cooper has become the latest actor to exit the troubled Western Jane Got a Gun.
The film, which stars Natalie Portman, has lost one director, Lynne Ramsey, and three leading men. Michael Fassbender and Jude Law each dropped out in recent months.
Cooper was set to play the leader of a gang that comes to kill the husband (played by Noah Emmerich) of Portman's character. Joel Edgerton also co-stars.
Cooper's exit hasn't affected the shoot yet because right now it's in a planned shut-down phase. It's something they set up when O'Connor took over – he couldn't take on the project cold so even as they began shooting immediately, they restructured the schedule, putting in this timeframe which would allow them to breath and catch up. Cooper's part was always scheduled to shoot in the latter half.
It is unclear why Cooper left, although the actor has his own busy schedule to worry about. He is currently starring in David O. Russell's American Hustle, which was delayed due to the Boston Marathon bombings. On top of that, he has press commitments for The Hangover III.
Sources say the production went out to Jake Gyllenhaal but that did not pan out.
Paramount Hopes New ‘Star Trek’ Is a Global Crowd-Pleaser
For “Star Trek Into Darkness,” the coming $190 million movie from J. J. Abrams, the mission is to boldly go where no Star Trek film has gone before — and get audiences overseas to care.
“Star Trek” may be one of the biggest franchises in Hollywood history, but it has one surprising flaw: Captain Kirk doesn’t travel well. Foreign moviegoers for one reason or another have never fully embraced the swaggering Starfleet captain and his oddball crew. That is a major problem for Paramount Pictures now that international ticket sales account for up to 80 percent of a movie’s total gross.
A 2009 effort to revive the Star Trek movie series was a smash hit in North America, taking in about $280 million, after adjusting for inflation. But box-office analysts were deeply disappointed by the film’s foreign box office total of $139 million.
So Paramount has revved up its engines to warp speed for “Into Darkness,” which is already playing in some countries and will arrive in the United States on May 17. The Viacom-owned studio has increased its international marketing budget for the film by 35 percent over that for the 2009 film, asked stars to do an unusual amount of globetrotting and staggered the release dates to shield “Into Darkness” from competition.
Paramount’s bid to draw in more foreign ticket buyers even extended to casting decisions and the script, which turns on a more terrestrial story. “Into Darkness” finds the Enterprise crew called back home, where a terror force has infiltrated the Starfleet organization.
“The team has really been in the weeds, so to speak, going country by country and looking at every possible opportunity,” Brad Grey, Paramount’s chairman, said of the studio’s marketers in particular. “On a profit level, focusing on your shareholders, this is now how detailed you have to be on pictures of this scope and scale.”
Mr. Grey added, “Between J. J. outdoing himself and our efforts to build up our global distribution system, I’m very, very confident that the franchise is finally going to live up to its potential.” In 2009, “Star Trek” may have been a disappointment outside North America, but it also represented enormous progress. The preceding film in the franchise, “Star Trek: Nemesis” in 2002, took in a grand total of $31 million overseas.
But Paramount and its financing and producing partner, Skydance Productions, are counting on “Into Darkness” to do much better — perhaps delivering a 100 percent increase over the 2009 movie’s overseas gross. The studio has little room for error. Hollywood’s major studios will release as many as eight movies each over the summer, but Paramount will issue only two: “Into Darkness” and the risky “World War Z,” an intense zombie thriller starring Brad Pitt.
Pure science fiction has long been a difficult sell overseas, where audiences generally prefer space movies that have more fantasy elements, like “Star Wars.” The Star Trek movies, at least until Mr. Abrams came along to direct the 2009 version, also lacked eye-popping visual effects, leaning more on makeup tricks and drama on the bridge of the Enterprise.
Six “Star Trek” television shows, all notable for their kitsch, have been dubbed and distributed overseas, creating a solid (albeit older) fan base. But the TV show also hurts Paramount’s big-screen efforts, adding to a perception that the franchise is an impenetrable universe of characters and story lines.
The 2009 film, which featured a young cast but no proven stars, was in some ways torpedoed by Paramount’s own distribution decisions. Four other big releases — “X-Men Origins: Wolverine,” “Angels & Demons,” “Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian” and “Terminator Salvation” — all opened in the same period, giving “Star Trek” little time to find its way.
This time, Paramount has decided on a staggered rollout, releasing “Into Darkness” in Australia, Germany, Britain and Mexico before the United States and Canada, and holding the movie back elsewhere. It will not arrive in Japan until August, for instance. Unlike the 2009 chapter, “Into Darkness” is planned for distribution in China. All told, Paramount will stage red carpet premieres in seven countries.
Cast members and producers have been crisscrossing the globe for months as part of advance marketing efforts. Chris Pine, who plays Capt. James Kirk, was dispatched to Tokyo in December to unveil a nine-minute trailer. More recently, Bryan Burk, an “Into Darkness” producer, went on an 11-city foreign tour — South America, Asia, Europe — to show 35 minutes of the movie, almost a third of it, to journalists and exhibitors.
Paramount went out of its way to cast foreign actors, in particular adding the British star Benedict Cumberbatch as the villain. And writers tried to produce a self-contained plot that would be exciting to loyal Star Trek fans but not put off people who know nothing about the franchise, which now includes 12 movies. (Research showed that foreign ticket buyers viewed the 2009 film as “too Trekkie and too sci-fi,” in the words of one Paramount executive.)
“Classically people think that it’s a space film, but this one is a very earthbound story,” Mr. Pine recently said at a convention for theater owners.
Judging by advance excerpts Paramount has shown, the studio has added some superhero touches; Mr. Pine, for instance, dons a space suit and zooms through an asteroid field in a sequence that resembles an “Iron Man” moment.
The “Iron Man” movies, as Paramount knows, having distributed the first two, are enormously popular overseas.
The first film was too Trekkie and too sci-fi? I just can't with this comment.
Ireland Baldwin is embarking on her career as a model, but the 17-year-old blond beauty is already a social media superstar.
In fact, Alec Baldwin and Kim Basinger's daughter is so prolific on Twitter (and so sometimes-sexy, sometimes self-effacing on Instagram), that she actually met her boyfriend, stand-up paddleboarder Slater Trout, somewhere in the midst of all the online chatter.
In the June issue of Vanity Fair, Ireland confirms she and Slater, 18, met through "mutual flirting efforts on the Internet," explaining that Twitter is "a modern-day public diary of your thoughts. You have to be careful, but at the same time it's kind of fun not to be too careful."
Part of Ireland's charm is that despite having Kim's good looks and Alec's wit, she still manages to seem down to earth. One of the reasons behind that? Well, she hasn't always been the picture of confidence.
"I went through a lot in middle school, and you always try so many different looks and try to be so many different people," she explained. "I finally realized I'm awkward, I'm lanky, and I'm going to embrace it—make fun of myself and just laugh"
But Ireland does take her career seriously, and she's willing to work at it. "For any kid raised under the circumstances I was raised—having a famous family—people often think you have everything laid out for you and you don't need to work," she said. "But everyone has to work for what they want, and everybody has to make a name for themselves."
Kanye West interrupted Taylor Swift's acceptance speech for the Best Female Video award at the MTV VMAs way back in 2009, but the incident seems to be still on the mind of his friend Jay-Z.
In '100$ Bill', Jay-Z's contribution to The Great Gatsby soundtrack, he raps that he "took that Taylor Swift to a hundred fucking million, bitch! I wish I could continue but... [laughs]". West himself has previously claimed that his interruption caused Swift to "have 100 magazine covers and sell a million first week".
At the time of the 2009 incident, a Rolling Stone journalist with backstage access reported that Swift was seen "hysterically crying". Swift's mother confronted West, who gave "a half-hearted apology in which he added he still thought Beyoncé's video was superior". In the event's press room, Swift denied having "any hard feelings" towards West and proclaimed herself a fan of his music. The following day, she discussed the incident during an appearance on The View and later said she had accepted West's "very sincere" apology.
Swift refused to discuss West in subsequent interviews, terminating a radio interview when the host refused to drop the subject: "I'm just honestly trying not to make it into a bigger deal than it already is. It's become more of a big deal than I ever thought it would be. It happened on TV, so everybody saw what happened. I just would like to move on. I've talked about this in one interview, and that was going to be it. It's not something I feel like we need to keep talking about."
However, after an initial truce, things turned nasty again in 2010. West remarked that it was "inaccurate" for Swift's Fearless to have been named Album of the Year at the Grammy Awards earlier that year. He said he failed to see what was "so arrogant" about his VMA interruption and described his actions as "selfless". He argued it was "just disrespectful" and "retarded" for Swift to be included in the same award category as Beyoncé. He added that "if it was the other way around" and Swift were an established artist who had "made the video of her career, do you think she would have lost to a brand new artist? Hell no!" Also that month, he claimed that, "If I wasn't drunk, I would have been on stage longer ... Taylor never came to my defense at any interview. And rode the waves and rode it and rode it".
Swift responded by performing "Innocent" at the 2010 VMAs. The Washington Post described the song as "a small masterpiece of passive aggressiveness, a vivisection dressed up as a peace offering". Other critics found Swift's performance overly serious and petty.
As recently as February 2013, West dissed Swift on stage: "Taylor Swift beat Beyoncé at the Grammys? Beyoncé be dancing in heels and s***."
Revolutionary icon of modern celebrity, Paris Hilton, made an appearance on the Wendy Williams show to promote the newest fragrance, Dazzle, from her billion dollar fragrance line. Paris revealed she has signed a new 5 year contract, and is currently working on her 16th fragrance. Wendy asked about her relationship w/ River Viiperi, Sofia Coppola's The Bling Ring, her current friendship statuses w/ Lindsay Lohan ("I've seen her around~"), Kim Kardashian, and Nicole Richie. Paris also spoke of her incredibly successful business empire, her stores that are opening up all over the world, and her upcoming beach club.
Awh. She's still v guarded and gives closed answers. but she had a few moments! 21 forever~
When you're the second person to portray one of science fiction's iconic characters, Chris Pine notes, it's easy to second-guess yourself about nearly everything. The American actor should know, having inherited the role of the USS Enterprise's Captain James T. Kirk in the Star Trek universe from William Shatner. Millions of dedicated Trekkies have kept the internet afloat with their views on him as Shatner's successor.
Pine went a long way to making the part his own with a swaggering, committed take on the 23rd-century hero in director J.J. Abrams' highly successful 2009 Star Trek reboot, but four years, and one highly anticipated sequel in Star Trek: Into Darkness later, he says his response to donning Kirk's trademark Starfleet uniform is still essentially the same.
''The first thought is always don't screw it up,'' says Pine, who was in Sydney last week along with his director and several of his co-stars for the world premiere of the new movie.
''There's plenty to look forward to, but you always start with don't screw it up.''
The un-Hollywood-like gap between the two films – ''we didn't just churn another one out because people wanted it,'' Zachary Quinto, who took over the equally famous role of Spock, says – has paid off. At a time where too many sequels are almost mechanical in repeating their initially successful elements, Star Trek: Into Darkness clearly furthers what has already been achieved.
''It has really big Greek themes about life and about your own mortality,'' Pine says. ''The brash, young punk upstart of a kid in the first one really gets to explore deeper, darker and more vulnerable parts of himself. We were ambitious with what we wanted to achieve not just visually, but also thematically.''
By retaining not only Abrams, but also the same writers, the new film is able to take established elements and twist them about.
In a plot that focuses on the pursuit across the galaxy of a terrorist, John Harrison (Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch, oozing malevolence), Kirk's cockiness becomes his downfall while Spock has to address the emotions that reside beneath his coldly logical outlook.
That belated growing up for Kirk brings the character somewhat closer to Pine. The 32-year-old, who wasn't a Star Trek devotee before securing the role, is more insular than his alter-ego. Kirk favours bar fights and girls who are literally off the planet, while Pine is more likely to be reading Viktor Frankl's psychiatric memoir Man's Search for Meaning or an examination of drone warfare.
A Los Angeles native with an English degree from Berkeley who periodically dips into edgier theatre work, Pine has experienced successes (2010's Unstoppable, alongside Denzel Washington) and failures (2012's interminable This Means War) in the wake of his ascendancy with Star Trek, but he remains the most low-profile leading man in Hollywood. Pine is the rare member of the young Hollywood set who doesn't feel the need to exhibit himself in the VIP section at the Coachella music festival.
''I hope it stays that way,'' Pine says. ''More than anything, what we do as actors is to sit and watch and I would never want to get so lost in the celebrity bubble that I couldn't do that because my feet no longer touch the ground.''
He attributes a good proportion of his grounding to his family background. Pine is third-generation Hollywood actor. His maternal grandmother, Anne Gwynne, was under contract at Universal Pictures in the 1940s, while his father, Robert Pine, has been a working actor for almost 50 years. The movie business holds few illusions for Chris.
''I grew up in a house where my father went on auditions and he got some and he lost some and there were good years and lean years,'' he says. ''I didn't expect anything from the business and that's often a danger in Hollywood, the notion that if you're pretty and have white teeth and just show up for the game then you'll win. That could not be further from the truth.''
While both Pine and Quinto separately invoke the defining spirit of Gene Roddenberry, who created the original Star Trek television series in 1966, the distinct bond between the new cast is noticeable.
The two actors use joint interviews as an excuse to swap jokes, while one of the funniest lines from the film was an improvised dig English comic Simon Pegg, as chief engineer Scotty, threw at Pine, who promptly cracked up.
The camaraderie between the ensemble cast will be affected by the departure of Abrams, who is trading Star Trek for Star Wars to direct the 2015 sequel to Return of the Jedi, but Pine believes the cast's commitment to each other and the movie's human qualities will prevail.
''This is not some guy in a superhero's mask – there's no Batman, no Superman,'' Pine notes, talking as much about the real world as the fictional one.
''Star Trek is about a bunch of disparate people and what they're capable of when they work together.''
Salute to a highly logical friendship
The relationship between Captain Kirk and his half-Vulcan science officer, Mr Spock, has long been at the centre of Star Trek's complex dynamic, and in expanding that for the rebooted movies, Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto have added a degree of humour and a friendship that has grown on and off the screen.
''During filming I looked around at friends and co-stars and realised that these are people who, whether we make four more or no more Star Trek movies, will always be in each other's lives,'' Quinto says. ''There's something profound about that and it's something I plugged into for crucial moments between Spock and Kirk.''
Quinto has seamlessly made Spock's pointy ears and striking intellect his own, complete with the blessing of his predecessor, Leonard Nimoy, but he's still surprised at the level of cultural recognition Spock carries. When Quinto campaigned for Barack Obama last year he was among a group of volunteers who met the US President, who sighted Quinto and promptly gave him Spock's Vulcan salute.
''You couldn't make that up,'' Quinto says. ''I've always been ambitious but I never imagined that I would be doing this level of work and be so fulfilled.''
And did he respond to Obama? ''I was right back at him,'' Quinto laughs.
Upon finding a positive pregnancy test at Ron’s cabin following a work retreat, Andy’s crime-fighting alter ego once again dons that coveted blue windbreaker. Of the five prime suspects — Leslie, Ann, April, Donna and Mona Lisa — the first four are initially ruled out, leaving a potentially with-child Ralphio as the most likely mother-to-be.
Confronted by her boy toy Tom, Mona Lisa confesses to the pregnancy, and then follows it with a big, obnoxious “Psyyyyych!” — making April the new likely suspect. Andy excitedly congratulates his wife, but then April confirms that she is not with child. Instead, she has a different life-altering announcement: She’s been accepted into an out-of-town veterinary school and really wants to pursue her dream of working with animals. (Andy gives his blessing and vows to make the distance work.)
Andy, meanwhile, brings Ron up to speed on the mystery and, in the midst of filling him in on the whereabouts of the positive test, a flustered Diane busts in and says that she and Ron need to talk… in private. Andy’s expression says it all — case closed!
In other Parks finale goings-on, Leslie holds a town forum to find out if Pawneeans deem themselves better off today than a year ago when she first took office. Turns out, they seem to think they are not better off (well, at least the candy-loving, sex-opposing, burger-inhaling, pot-smoking ones feel that way). So disgruntled are the citizens that they’re aiming to recall their newlyish-elected city councilwoman — a threat that Leslie decides to face head on.
And then there’s poor Tom, who, after refusing to sell his successful Rent-a-Swag empire to an anonymous buyer, learns that said mystery person plans to open their own youth-based rental store — and directly across the street from his establishment!
After five years of adulterous bliss, Naomi Campbell and hot Russian billionaire boyfriend Vladimir Doronin "have broken up," reports "Page Six." Believed to have separated from his wife in the late nineties, Doronin has been "out partying in New York" and "flirting." Supermodels everywhere, it's time to get your seduction on. Sure, he's married, but he was a great billionaire boyfriend to Naomi.
How could Naomi resist? He often wooed her on his yacht.
"Despite their separation, the supermodel is expected to invite Vladimir, 50, to her 43rd birthday party on May 22 in Ibiza," reports The Daily Mail. What woman would not enjoy competition from violent, gorgeous supermodel Naomi Campbell?
hoped they would last forever tbh, they make a cute couple
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There are two versions of Iron Man 3: One is the international version, and the other is the Chinese version, with added scenes. This version was made especially for the People's Republic. But that certainly doesn't mean everybody there likes it.
This article might contain spoilers.
Keep in mind that I'm not saying that China hates Iron Man 3, as the reaction to the film itself seems just fine. Instead, I'm pointing out that many in China do not like the China-specific content added to the flick.
Beijing-based Kotaku writer Eric Jou saw the film when it opened in China. The film has about four minutes of added content for the country. Before we get to the hatorade, let's review what was added for Chinese audiences and what was apparently not shot by director Shane Black.
About a third of the way into the movie, Tony Stark says he will defeat the Mandarin. A doctor in China named Dr. Wu (played by Chinese movie star Wang Xueqi) sees Stark challenge the Mandarin on television.
(Keep in mind that the U.S. press is apparently being told that Dr. Wu, who's barely in international version, is a complex character in the Chinese version. According to Jou, he's not. What's more, he ushers in a couple truly odd sequences in the film.)
In Dr. Wu's office, you can see Tony's Iron Man on a TV screen, surrounded by Chinese children and what looks like...Dr. Wu. The good doctor then calls Tony, but J.A.R.V.I.S., the A.I. butler, answers. It's worth noting that in even in the subtitled version, there are no subtitles in this sequence; J.A.R.V.I.S. speaks in Mandarin Chinese. While speaking with J.A.R.V.I.S., Dr. Wu actually says in Chinese, "Tony doesn't have to do this alone—China can help."
There's also this extra long shot of Dr. Wu awkwardly pouring a glass of Yili brand Chinese milk. But it's pure product placement. Before the movie starts, there are two China specific ads: One of them is a Chinese milk commercial that, as The Hollywood Reporter points out, asks, "What does Iron Man rely on to revitalize his energy?" (The answer is a Yili milk drink.) The second commercial is for a Chinese manufacturer of tractors and cranes.
Chinese bloggers like Buddha Kicking Rabbit are already calling the pre-movie ads the most unintentionally funny parts of the film and even recommend going early so you don't miss them.
After that, there's fighting and a bunch of Iron Man kind of stuff. And then! Tony Stark decides he doesn't want to be Iron Man anymore and to have the shrapnel in his chest removed, which, I think, would actually kill him, no? But whatever, the important thing is that he decides to go to China for an operation.
"No one comes to China for medical care," Jou points out. "That's just stupid."
The set-up is that Dr. Wu is the only doctor able to remove the shrapnel. Then, actress Fan Bingbing, who is not in the international version, walks down a hospital hallway for about fifteen seconds and says, "He's [Tony, that is] here." Apparently, she doesn't even have a name in the movie!
Dr. Wu and Fan Bingbing scrub up for the surgery, and Fan Bingbing says something like, "What if we accidentally kill him? Everyone will know it was our fault." And Dr. Wu replies that they won't fail.
Then, after the successful surgery, there's a scene in which Tony Stark is hugging Rhodey (Don Cheadle) and Pepper (Gwyneth Paltrow). Fan Bingbing is nowhere to be seen, but there's this strange twenty-second (or so!) flashback to when Dr. Wu is talking on the phone. It's not really a flashback, Jou explains, because it didn't happen to Tony per se. Dr. Wu was talking to J.A.R.V.I.S. It's just odd and out of place—like most of the China specific content.
People's Daily, which is owned by the Chinese Communist Party, ran an article titled:"Iron Man 3 Draws the Audience Ire: This Type of Special Chinese Version Is Pointless" (钢铁侠3引观众吐槽：这种中国特供版不要也罢). The article, which was originally published by Yangtze River Post, reads: "All the problems of the movie can be forgiven. That is, all except the parts with Fan Bingbing and Wang Xueqi. This China centric portion is just terrible. It's a pointless commercial with lots of plot holes." Likewise, People's Daily's own review is also quite critical of the added Chinese content.
A Chinese friend of Jou's describes the added content like this: "When the Chinese show up in the movie, it's like suddenly changing the channel. It doesn't match the rest of the movie."
But the criticism doesn't stop there. On news site CNHubei, the reviewer writes, "This is the first time that I feel an edited version is better than the complete version." Here, "complete version" refers to the full Chinese version. This is particularly a damning criticism, because films are often edited in China and theatergoers cannot see the full versions in cinemas.
On television, too, people don't seem happy with the Chinese version. For example, on Shuo Tian Xia, a talk show on Liaoning TV, one anchor said, "It's a shame. Some audience members have said that the addition of the Chinese scenes are pointless and don't add to the movie." Her co-anchor replied, "It'd be better if they added more to the movie. A good way to get Chinese on board is just make a good movie."
From the sound of it, the Chinese version of Iron Man 3 brings four minutes of film nobody really wants or needs, save the film's producers so they could presumably secure whatever funding was necessary. Shame that they weren't smarter about the deal.
"It literally offends me as an American in China and as an ethnically Chinese person that Hollywood would attempt to sell this to the Chinese audience," says Jou."It undermines Chinese people's intelligence and movie savvy." But it makes money, no?
tl;dr the Chinese version is basically pointless and adds nothing to the actual plot