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Rachael Leigh Cook Pregnant With First Child!
The best is yet to come! Rachael LeighCook and DanielGillies are expecting a baby this fall, the couple tells Us Weekly exclusively. This will be the first child for the actors, who tied the knot on Aug. 14, 2004.
Cook, 33, is currently filming the second season of TNT's Perception, which returns with all-new episodes on June 25. "I've been hiding my rapidly growing bump while shooting but this kiddo is vying for screen time," says the actress, who plays special agent Kate Moretti. "We clearly have a future actor on our hands."
Says Gillies, "A lot of people are asking whether I'd prefer a boy or a girl. In truth, it doesn't matter to me -- I just can't wait to meet little Keanu Robocop."
In addition to prepping for the arrival of their firstborn, the stars are also gearing up for the May 15 premiere of Showtime's Broken Kingdom. Directed and produced by Gillies (who appears in the film with Cook, Darren LeGallo and SeymourCassel), Broken Kingdom features two interwoven narratives told from the perspectives of a street girl, a writer, a day-care teacher and a university student. A documentary chronicling the making of the drama, Kingdom Come, premieres the same night.
As if that weren't enough, Gillies has another reason to count his blessings. The CW recently ordered a full season of The Vampire Diaries' spinoff, The Originals, after airing its backdoor pilot episode Apr. 25. The 37-year-old will reprise his role as Elijah Mikaelson; Joseph Morgan, ClaireHolt and Phoebe Tonkin will also appear on the new series.
Kingdom Come premieres May 15 at 7:00 p.m. on Showtime; Broken Kingdom airs one hour later. The Vampire Diaries' fourth season finale airs Thursday, May 16, at 8:00 p.m. EST.
I love them both.
Tiger Woods and Lindsey Vonn's first night out together in the Big Apple didn't exactly go without a hitch. After walking the red carpet amid a sea of celebrities for the annual Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC, the talked-about couple headed downtown for a star-studded after party at the Boom Boom Room, held at the top of the Standard Hotel.
Looking stunning in a long white dress with high see-through slits in the front, the blonde ski champ, 28, confidently steered her golfer beau, 37, through the formidable crowd. (Leonardo Dicaprio, Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried, Chris Brown, Solange Knowles and Kate Upton were just a few of the boldfaced attendees.)
"Tiger looked uncomfortable," an onlooker at the Boom Boom Room says. The twosome checked out the Manhattan skyline (with a tux-clad Woods embracing Vonn from behind) and then took their seats, where they chatted, drank, held hands and kissed for much the night. At one point in the evening, the once-divorced golfer got up to dance awkwardly, bopping from side to side and grabbing Vonn's butt affectionately as she giggled.
When it was time to go, around 2 a.m., a seemingly tipsy Woods fell while walking up a small flight of stairs -- and didn't move from the spot until Vonn, clenching her teeth and looking embarrassed, helped him up and guided him (swaying a bit as he walked) to the exit, according to a witness.
In their red carpet debut as a couple, the pair attended the Met Gala as guests of Vogue; the magazine dressed both of the athletes, who declined interviews with reporters on the carpet.
"Lindsey and I have been friends for some time, but over the last few months we have become very close and are now dating," Woods wrote when he and Vonn announced their relationship via Facebook last March. He famously split from wife Elin Nordegren back in 2010 following an epic cheating scandal.
K. Michelle has risen to stardom on VH1’s “Love & Hip Hop Atlanta,” which kicked off its second season last month. But there’s more to the in-your-face reality star than what we see on TV.
In the premiere episode of her “Day in the Life” diary, the Memphis soulstress heads to New York to start promo for her upcoming debut Rebellious Soul. She stops by the Atlantic Records offices and conducts interviews with media outlets before heading to the hair salon to get bangs (“I get excited by weave,” admits K).
During her whirlwind trip to the Big Apple, she also meets with her manager Jeff Robinson of MBK Entertainment and hits the studio to record a new song. She shows her deep connection with her fans during an emotional phone call with a Twitter follower who sent her flowers.
Over the next seven weeks, K’s webisodes will be premiering exclusively on Rap-Up.com.
let us use this glorious post to talk about K. Michelle mercilessly dragging Rasheeda last night on LHHATL.
By Tom Van Riper
Well, this would seem to be a first. The four most influential athletes in America really don’t play. At least not lately.
Idle NFL quarterback Tim Tebow has been back in the news, but not for any heroics: he was recently cut loose by the New York Jets after a one-year experiment as a part-time QB behind Mark Sanchez failed to yield results. The “Tebowmania” days in Denver are only 15 months old, but it seems like 15 years. And yet, when Americans are asked which pro athletes they believe carry the most influence on the public, Tebow’s name tops the list.
A unique set of QB strengths and weaknesses and an affinity for wearing his Christian faith on his sleeve combine to make Tebow a compelling public figure, even as an NFL backup. Whether or not he’s able to remain deeply ingrained in the public consciousness without eventually getting more time on the field remains to be seen. But for now, Tebow, he of 2.2 million twitter followers, is still the man people talk about.
“For a backup quarterback to be talked about so much is incredible,” says Stephen Master, Senior Vice President of Sports for Nielsen, which conducted the surveys over the past several months in partnership with E-Poll, a market research firm in Encino, Calif. “But it is the biggest market.”
Tebow, judged to be "influential" by 29 percent of respondents, certainly felt the wrath of the New York market, where fans and press harped on his acquisition as an ill-fated experiment that helped lead the Jets downhill. That Tebow would be blamed for the Jets demise to a 6-10 team last year is puzzling - Tebow didn’t lose any of those games because, really, he didn’t even play. But the uneven play of Sanchez naturally led to speculation of whether the backup should get a chance to start, a development that would naturally ignite the Tebow debate yet again.
The three athletes in line behind Tebow haven’t seen much action over the past several months either: Michael Phelps, Usain Bolt and Derek Jeter. Don’t be too surprised though – Jeter is a Yankee legend whose rehab from an ankle injury gets more press than the performance of any Yankee on the field does.
And 2012 was an Olympic year, after all. “You always get that pop,” says Master of the afterglow enjoyed by Bolt and Phelps. Teen gymnastics sensation Gabby Douglas also makes the cut at No. 7. And Master points out that he 2012 summer games probably pushed soccer star David Beckham onto this year’s list, thanks to his visible role in helping to deliver the torch at the opening ceremonies in his native London.
Here are the top five most influential athletes:
1. Tim Tebow
2. Michael Phelps
3. Usain Bolt
4. Derek Jeter
5. Peyton Manning
Celebrate Mother's Day With New Mom Holly Madison When
"Holly Has A Baby" Premieres Sun., 05/12 at 9:00 PM ET/PT on E!
Holly Madison just took on the biggest role of her life when she became a mommy to a baby girl she named Rainbow Aurora Rotella. In this intimate one-hour special, viewers will follow Holly and her boyfriend Pasquale Rotella's journey as they prepare for the arrival of their baby, move into a new home, and eventually welcome Rainbow into the world. Plus Holly and Pasquale discuss at length what the future holds for their family, including the possibility of wedding bells. Celebrate new moms everywhere when "Holly Has A Baby" premieres this Mother's Day, Sunday, May 12 at 9:00 PM ET/PT only on E!
The 48 hours leading up to labor can be stressful for any mom-to-be. Throw in moving into a new home and decorating a nursery with a floor-to-ceiling mural (painted by Holly herself), and it becomes pure chaos. With her due date looming, Holly turns to her close friends to talk about her fears regarding labor and her anxiety surrounding horror stories she's heard about giving birth. To avoid being induced, she tries to jump-start the process with a few strategic but unusual tactics.
With labor imminent, this special accompanies Holly and Pasquale to the hospital and inside the delivery room. Like any baby story, the experience is not exactly what Holly was expecting, as one of her worst fears actually comes to fruition. However, Holly's wish comes true when her newborn arrives - but not without some pain, tears and laughter.
Viewers will watch as Holly and Pasquale bring their bundle of joy into their new home and Holly attempts to adjust to life as a mom. Through all of this, Holly and Pasquale discuss plans for their future and the possibility of Pasquale proposing. With Rainbow in tow, the pair look at diamonds and even make an unplanned stop at a Vegas chapel, but do they set a date and become officially engaged? Tune in to find out.
Holly Madison is already anxiously awaiting to expand her family again.
In a recent interview with People magazine, the former "Girls Next Door" star
explained that she and boyfriend Pasquale Rotella "want a huge
family, like a Kardashian-sized family."
Dishing on her plans for the future, Holly said, “I want to
have three, then wait a few years for them to be older,
then have another three,”later adding, “I want to be
that minivan mom — the one piled full of kids.”
Some pics of Rainbow:
Don't forget Mother's Day is this Sunday!
(Reuters) - Tim Lambesis, lead singer for the heavy metal band As I Lay Dying, has been arrested over accusations he sought the help of an undercover detective to have his estranged wife killed, police said.
Lambesis was taken into custody on Tuesday in Oceanside, California, after he solicited help in the scheme from the undercover detective, said San Diego County Sheriff's Department spokeswoman Jan Caldwell.
Police had previously learned Lambesis was seeking someone who could commit the slaying, Caldwell said.
"The information came to us late last week. We acted quickly on it. I believe that we averted a great tragedy," she said.
Caldwell said the ongoing investigation prevented her from disclosing any details about why Lambesis might have wanted to have his estranged wife killed or how police first learned about what they described as his murder plan.
A representative for the As I Lay Dying's record label, Metal Blade, could not immediately be reached for comment. It was unclear if Lambesis had an attorney.
The band's 2007 album "An Ocean Between Us" debuted at number 8 on the Billboard 200 list, and ranks as one of their top-selling releases. Last year, As I Lay Dying put out its sixth album "Awakened."
Lambesis is a founding member of the band, which was formed in San Diego.
As I Lay Dying has at times been described in the media as a Christian group, but Lambesis said this year in an interview with heavy metal website Noisecreep that group members wanted "to be judged on the music" rather than their "personal beliefs."
Lambesis is expected to appear in court for an arraignment on Wednesday or Thursday. A spokesman for the San Diego District Attorney's Office could not be reached for comment.
these dudes are also pro-life. but it's totally okay to kill your wife.
This is Teen Mom, where "promising futures gave way to daily struggles, such as poverty, addiction, family breakdowns, absentee fathers, and revolving door boyfriends," says Dr. Drew. "The pressures and responsibilities of motherhood can be catastrophic." Then, to prove his point, the TV doctor welcomes Leah Messer Simms Calvert, Chelsea Houska, Kailyn Lowry, and Jenelle Evans to the stage and reminds us what happened this season.
Leah flip flopped between Corey Simms and Jeremy Calvert, but her Magic 8 ball ultimately told her to marry Jeremy. Also, Corey and Leah searched for answers for little Ali. Chelsea and Adam Lind hooked up sans birth control but avoided a second pregnancy. Then, hell froze over, and Chelsea realized that Adam is no good for her. #hallelujah
Kail fought with Jo Rivera. Kail fought with Javi Marroquin. Kail fought with anyone with a pulse. Kail and Javi got married… military benefits, yo!… Jenelle left her military man, Gary Head, after he beat her up and reunited with her pot head, Kieffer Delp, after he wooed her with the green hoodie. Sadly, Kieffer introduced Jenelle to heroin.
Phew. Let the healing begin.
Part one of the reunion special focuses on Jenelle and Kail. Barbara Evans, Jo, Vee Torres, and Javi will eventually take the stage as well.
Before Dr. Drew talks to Jenelle, he reminds us (because we forgot since the last montage, two minutes ago) that she dated Gary, obsessed over Kieffer, fought with Gary, bought boobs, reunited with Gary, accepted Gary's marriage proposal, went to jail with Gary, broke up with Gary, reunited with Kieffer, and became addicted to heroin.
No mention of Jace.
Jenelle starts to cry. "Mostly seems like the Gary stuff gotcha," surmises Dr. Drew. "Tell me about that." About the physical fight with Gary, Jenelle says that she wishes it never happened and that she was scared to death. Dr. Drew points out that Gary nearly killed her, to which Jenelle says, "It hurts that he says that he loves me, but if he loved me, he wouldn't have strangled me." Jenelle reveals that Gary has been kicked out of the Marines as a result of the charges brought against him.
Jenelle says that she turned to Kieffer for support following the fight with Gary. "I needed someone there for me," Jenelle sobs. "To support me and to hug me and to care for me and to tell me it was going to be all right. Then, when I got his support, he wanted me to do the drugs."
Jenelle mentions that this was her first experience with heroin. She says, the drug use made her vomit constantly, caused her to seek medical treatment three times, and led to panic attacks and insomnia. Jenelle says that this went on for a month before she asked Barbara for help, adding, "I felt like I was about to die. I felt like my organs were shutting down."
Jenelle whines at a higher pitch, now, talking about how Kieffer sells stories to the tabloids. "I'm not that bad of a person," she cries. "I've cleaned up so much."
Apparently, Dr. Drew doesn't care about Jenelle's tabloid woes, because he brings the topic back to the drugs. Jenelle admits that Kieffer did the injections, adding, "One time, he shot up so much, I passed out. When I woke up, Kieffer goes, 'Oh, it happens sometimes.'" Dr. Drew is like, that's an overdose. "Heroin addicts die," he says bluntly. "It happens all the time. There's no casual heroin use." Dr. Drew asks Jenelle if she replaced the heroin with another drug, and she says no, adding that she stayed with Barbara for four days to withdrawal. On that note, Dr. Drew thanks Jenelle for courageously sharing her story.
Barbara joins Jenelle on the couch, and Dr. Drew is like, your fans are in the audience, woot! Funny. I must have dozed off during the shout out to Jenelle's fans.
Barbara shares that she and Jenelle are getting along much better since the "rescue". Yawn. Been there, done that. Let's discuss Gary. Dr. Drew points out that we all liked him, initially, and wonders what went wrong. Um. Jenelle Evans went wrong. The girl is toxic. Barbara reveals that Gary drinks too much and then becomes violent. "I had my suspicions that he was hurting Jenelle," Barbara admits. "I went to Jenelle a couple of times, asking, and she denied it."
Moving on to Keiffer, Barbara admits that several acquaintances had reached out to her, asking her to help Jenelle. She recaps the events from the finale again, adding, "I thought she'd be dead. When I went over to her house, I thought she would be dead. I didn't know if she was alive; I didn't know if she was dead. If he gave her a hot shot, she's going to be dead, and then she'd be gone." Heavy stuff.
Surprisingly, Jenelle is completely silent, until Dr. Drew brings up Jace. First, Dr. Drew urges Jenelle to acknowledge the "amazing job" Barbara is doing with Jace, and Jenelle thanks her mom. Then, Dr. Drew asks if Jenelle could ever regain custody of Jace, and things turn sour. "It's going to be a long time before I would ever agree to that," Barbara admits. "His home is with me. He's happy there. He's secure there." Jenelle starts to cry because Jace isn't allowed to sleep over her house. Barbara says that Jenelle is welcome to spend Thursday through Sunday with Jace, to which Jenelle says, "The only reason why she's letting me is because it's so convenient for her." Dr. Drew is like, Are you for real? It's four days a week. Barbara's reason is irrelevant.
Dr. Drew points out that Jace is thriving, adding, "Jenelle, he's got two of you, he's very lucky."
Before Dr. Drew talks to Kail, he reminds us that she and Jo got into a physical fight, which led to court-ordered therapy, and then Javi moved in with her, which led to her physically assaulting him. Nevertheless, Javi married Kail, and now she wants to move Isaac away from Jo, to follow her military husband around the country.
With a blank expression on her face, Kail assures us that she hasn't put her hands on Javi "in a long time" and that things with Javi are "good" now. Anxious to bring some life to Kail's face, Dr. Drew decides it's time to talk about Jo's girlfriend, Vee.
"Javi spends a lot of time with Isaac. He's a great presence in his life," Dr. Drew says. "Why couldn't Vee be the same thing? Isn't that a double standard?" Kail is like, Um. Not when Vee smokes weed out of a gas mask and then posts the pictures on the internet. In response to that, Dr. Drew asks Kail if she ever smoked pot. Yes, she says, but not since she found out she was pregnant with Isaac. And she certainly didn't post photographic evidence of it on the internet, because, like, that's the worst crime ever. ever. ever.
Dr. Drew challenges Kail, saying, "I don't think that's what this is." Oh snap! Kail is officially pissed off. I think. She always looks miserable, so it's hard to know for sure, but I'm going to go with definitely pissed off. Kail tells Dr. Drew that she doesn't care what he thinks, adding, "I'm protecting my only family."
Then, Dr. Drew asks Kail if she's willing to share the stage with Jo and Vee. Yikes. Kail threatens to rip off Vee's head so Jo comes out alone. Dr. Drew asks Jo for his input on Kail's hatred of Vee, and Jo, too, thinks it goes much deeper than she admits.
Moving on to Javi's military career and Kail's desire to relocate, Dr. Drew asks Kail if she thinks it's a good idea to take Isaac away from his dad. "I don't look at it like that," Kail responds. "Javi and I are working together to better Isaac's stability." Dr. Drew asks Kail how she'd feel if Jo joined the Air Force and wanted to take Isaac away from her. "Well, that's not happening, is it Dr. Drew?" snaps Kail. "We can figure out a custody agreement that works for us." That means Kail will dictate what she wants, says Jo, and then take him to court when he disagrees.
Dr. Drew brings Vee out, finally, and Kail manages to control her rage. "When I do see Isaac, I'm not doing any of the things she thinks I'm doing," Vee shares. "I know what's right to do in front of children and what's not right to do in front of children." Also, Vee informs Dr. Drew that she works in a daycare, but Kail is not impressed. Kail backtracks now, saying that if Jo and Javi smoke and drink sometimes, that's okay. "Posting pictures is not okay with me, by any means," Kail says. "There's no justification for that."
Vee realizes that she cannot say or do anything to make it right, as Kail's mind is already made up. "As much as I don't want it to bother me, it does," she says. "I do have feelings." Dr. Drew interrupts, reassuring Vee that Kail will eventually want to get to know her, and Kail is like, Nope. Not really. Kail hopes that Jo will always monitor Vee's time with Isaac in case she's drunk or high.
Dr. Drew asks Kail why she doesn't want to learn more about Vee, to which Kail says, "What are you getting at here?" Dr. Drew tries again, saying that he wants Kail to let go of her fantasy about Vee, based on the pictures, and get to know the real person. Kail storms off, saying, "F-k this. You guys all f-king suck. Get me the f-k out of here. I'm done."
Back from commercial, Jo and Vee are gone and Kail and Javi are on the couch, sitting three feet apart. Can you feel the love? Kail shares, she loves Javi because he puts up with her and tries to keep her sane. After a brief (useless) discussion about wanting to move away from Jo, Dr. Drew wishes them luck, adding, "I hope this works out for Isaac. I believe everyone's heart is in the right place, but I think it's going to be a little bit of a battle."
Next week, Dr. Drew sits down with Chelsea, Adam, and Papa Randilicious, as well as Leah, Corey, and Jeremy.
As if having your fiancé fall under a sleeping spell and then awaken in love with someone else was not enough of a challenge in the Nick and Juliette romance, the latest temptation will be in the form of a Wesen muse who tries to enslave Nick. The path to true love is never easy, but it is always worth it. Let’s just hope that the writers of GRIMM do not tread any heavier on our already taxed romantic hearts. In a recent press conference call, star David Giuntoli provided some candid thoughts about what is upcoming for Nick and Juliette as well as a few more fun teasers about what is upcoming in the second season finale.
With the muse coming in and Nick getting wrapped up with another woman even if it’s only for an episode in whatever way, is there’s going to be a point where he doesn’t want to wait for Juliette anymore. Or is he just kind of going to wait for her forever?
DAVID: I certainly hope he wouldn’t wait forever. I am personally more shocked at the point that she would be interested in him after all he’s done. I mean truly cowardly moves on his as far as Juliette’s relationship is concerned. I wouldn’t tell her about any of this after she’d lost her mind, went into a coma, just really struggling with memory loss and like what is happening to her — going crazy. And I’m still sitting back like, “I don’t want to tell her. What if she leaves me?” So I hope we have to talk about things in a real way before we get back together. I think Nick’s a guy who knows what he’s done to her and would probably do anything to get her back. So I think he’d wait for a long time.
What could possibly happen for the season finale of this season? A Nick and Juliette reunion? What about Adalind’s baby? Like maybe Nick’s mom will return? Is there anything you could tell us?
DAVID: All three of which are very much on the table. You could definitely see a Nick and Juliette reunion. And again, in GRIMM fashion they love tearing people apart and bringing them back together and who knows how hard they’re going to make that for Nick and Juliette. What you will be seeing that I haven’t spoken about yet is we deal with the undead in a way that’s really never been dealt – in a way that it’s never been approached before — in very typical GRIMM fashion. So “zombies” will be coming to Portland. And I would also say the cliff hanger of this season is — I don’t know how the writers are going to get themselves out of this corner that they’ve painted themselves into — one of the cast may not live through the finale.
Do you have a favorite scene or storyline in the episodes that is going to be coming our way in this last month?
DAVID: That’s going to be coming your way. Something about season two that I’ve really loved and going into season three that I’m going to continue to love is more and more of the main characters are in the know sort of speak, which means that certain characters can interact that wouldn’t have during much of season two, all of season one. And it brings a fresh, lovely dynamic to scenes where I’ll be in a room with say, like a completely new group of actors and watching them interact. And there’s comedy to be found in it when someone is learning the ropes of the GRIMM world for the first time. I really enjoy those scenes where we all get to spend the whole day together. I really do enjoy the moment of levity in the dark world of GRIMM, and there was a scene in particular that played in the Volcanalis episode where Russell Hornsby’s character Hank went on vacation. It was almost out of another show like an ALLY MCBEAL episode. But it was very fun. It was fun. And here’s a fun bit of info. That scene was written in reaction to Russell in real life snapping his Achilles tendon. So he can walk we had to somehow keep him in a chair and get him off of the show for two episodes so he can get surgery. Two episodes and then he’ll come back.
Did that injury cause a problem with the story line at all?
DAVID: No problem, really. We just a couple of things had to be tweaked. I’ll do a little more working with Wu, with Sergeant Wu, which was really fun and a pleasure to get to work so much with Reggie Lee. He is just a phenomenal actor. So it shook things up for a little while. But I think it was fresh and really wonderful. And Russell I think is fully repaired at this point.
Were you surprised by the state of the Nick-Juliette-Renard relationships this season?
DAVID: Nothing really surprises me on GRIMM. Our writers are not afraid to go anywhere. So nothing really surprises me. I want to speak especially to the relationship between the Captain and Nick. I wanted to make sure that even though we are working together I’m not too easy with him. I wouldn’t call it a friendship. I wouldn’t call us pals. We wouldn’t go out and eat together. I think we more or less have a common enemy. When I’m working with the Captain I always think about that picture from World War II where like Stalin and FDR were sitting next to each other with Churchill. Like how did Stalin get there? But they just had a common enemy. And so we’re working tentatively together. He did after all try to kill my aunt. So as far as Juliette goes I think we’re going to be seeing us kind of patching things up — turning things around a bit. And I’m sure that in GRIMM fashion they’ll find some way to make that as difficult as humanly possible.
GRIMM has so many elements to it — drama, action, romance, fantasy — are there any of these that you enjoy performing in the most or do you appreciate the variety overall?
DAVID: I do appreciate the variety. Though I will say it is a dark show, and I really love when we squeeze in some more comedic elements. And every now and then we’ll have a more comedic episode, like when we had a Ziegevolk lawyer charming the entire jury and Rosalee was on the jury and Sergeant Woo was testifying, and he changed his testimony. There were a lot of many great comedic moments in that. So I’d say the comedy is something I like squeezing in there.
Nick was temporarily blinded in the recent Mr. Sandman episode, what was it like acting without sight?
DAVID: Well I could see. I had prosthetics in my eyes. I had lenses in my eyes. That was crazy. But I could see through them. I’d say really fun. It was fun finding new ways to sell especially fighting without seeing. And I was pretty happy with how it turned out. So all in all I was very pleased with the challenge of acting without sight.
GRIMM did great on Friday and then was moved behind THE VOICE. Why do you think your show has worked when maybe some of the others haven’t?
DAVID:A successful television show is a mystery how to make it. But there has to be certain components. We have writers and creators who are seasoned and excited, and that’s a really great combination. They know what they’re doing. They have found the sweet spot. David Greenwalt has this gallows humor about him as does Jim Kouf — our two main writers, executive producers. And they balance story well with a lot of darkness and a little bit of levity. And there’s some very lovable characters. And that’s what it takes. They just know their stuff.
Have you gotten any hints from David or Jim about kind of Nick’s heightened abilities?
DAVID: I have not received any nuggets of what’s to come as far as Nick’s supernatural powers. At the end of season one I did get some info that they wanted to turn me more into a hero with supernatural abilities. But I did not ask what they were. And I just kind of found out a month before the viewer did. I would imagine going forward we’re going to revisit some of what we kind of teased with my super human hearing and ability to fight fruit with a bat.
What other character if you weren’t playing Nick would you like to play?
DAVID: Monroe would be fun, but I wouldn’t even want to try that. Because I mean he’s mastered that whole thing. Some – yes, either Monroe or Wu.
Looking at season two have you found any new acting challenges with playing the Nick character? And how did you see Nick sort of grow and develop in season two also?
DAVID: Nick was written as a little more accepting of his role. In a way Nick went through the stages of grief of finding out that he was a Grimm and the loss that that would entail with Juliette, revisiting why his family is no longer with him. a lot of lies had happened in his life systematically, and he found out about it all kind of at once. So he was denial, anger toward it, befuddlement. And finally I think he’s kind of accepted it, and throughout season two he’s owning it now. So it’s more fun to play — as far as I’m concerned — a very confident guy who’s coming into his own and becoming more of a force to be reckoned with in the Wesen world. So it’s been really fun to play that.
Can you talk a little bit about the Nick-Monroe relationship, how you’ve seen that develop this season? And what maybe you enjoyed most about that relationship.
DAVID: I think Silas put it best. He said, “everybody has seen the cop and partner relationship, the detective and his wife or girlfriend relationship, the detective” – there are a lot of dynamics that have been played out and some really well and some not so good. But in our show we have the detective and this thing, which is Monroe. It’s a totally different thing. And it’s been such a pleasure to work with Silas and have this wonderful dynamic that plays out on screen. The writers have done a very good job with that. As far as the relationship and how it’s grown, I’d say we were always reluctant. We allied in the first season. But he could always turn into a creature, and I could always behead him. And this season we are more, I’ll just say friends. He’s housing me in his attic for God’s sake. And I love the relationship he has now with Bree Turner, Rosalee.
How did Wesens recognize you as a Grimm? What’s a Grimm face look like to them?
DAVID: It looks like my face believe it or not. Truly. They don’t see anything aside from they are not used to having their emotions in check. Because non- Grimm human beings cannot see them. And then when they see someone reacting to this or they sense someone knowing what they’re going through and watching them change, they’re on to me. And they’ve learned from a young age through their storybooks about Grimms and how evil we are and almost like we’re this supernatural thing that may or may not exist. They’ve been told by their family, their parents, and their grandparents about us. So when that actually see them it’s like they’re seeing a ghost, but not literally. But they can’t believe that one actually really exists.
You hinted about Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio coming back as your mother Kelly. So she’s been hanging around Portland a long time. What’s she up to?
DAVID:Well I think she stole a car at the station. And I think she was just pretending. She just didn’t have a train ticket because she’s like, “Why when I can just steal this car and go?” But I do believe she is dealing with the Collins right now. And I believe in the coming episode there’s communication with her.
Which GRIMM story has not yet been told that you are really pulling for that the writers tackle next season?
DAVID: I actually don’t know. I feel like we’ve hit all the classics. And every time I see a new Grimm’s fairytale I’m almost learning about it as we go through the season. What I do really enjoy now about our show is the fact that we’re kind of straying from the Grimms fairytales. And remember in the lore of our show — in the world of GRIMM — there are only Grimm’s fairytales because they’ve been written about in a book. Now certain things that have not yet been explained maybe they just haven’t been written down yet. So I get to add to that book. And thus a phenomenon or a phenomena that is here to for unexplained gets written down in the Grimms fairytales, and it becomes a legend for kids to learn about forever. In other words, we’re borrowing from a lot of lore that’s even outside the standard Grimm’s fairytales. And we are adding it to those Grimm’s fairytales.
Looking forward to season three what would you like to see happen with your character — both professionally and personally?
DAVID: Well I’d like to see some resolve to the Juliette storyline. I love working with Bitsie Tulloch and it’d be nice to be just a couple again. I want to get Sergeant Wu into the fray of the knowing. That would be really fun to work with him in the way that now Russell, Hank, and I can work together and Bree and Silas and the Captain. I would love to get Sergeant Wu into the fray.
Nick deals with a lot of gruesome scenes and gruesome things. Have any of those scenes every stayed with you?
DAVID: Oh god, yes. The horribly gross scenes. One of which when Monroe gouges out the eye of a fly person. I believe the person’s name was David Jinnamuru Xunte, which sounds like someone who’d be touring with Erykah Badu. But it’s the fly person. That scene stays with me. That was hideous. Another scene that stayed with me was the season one episode maybe five where the rats are… and I remember just before we even shot I was on set and I walked by this car in a parking lot that I didn’t know had a corpse with rats pouring out of his mouth — into his stomach out of his mouth. That ruined me for a good , oh, 90 days. I couldn’t handle. It was so gross. That was a very strange scene, absolutely life like reproduction, usually just completely dismembered on the ground after you just met them and had lunch with them. It’s so strange. The child in you does not know what’s real and what is not for a split second.
What’s your favorite weapon that you’ve used, or what weapon are you looking forward to using?
DAVID: Sexist T.V. weapon has to be the cross bow. It’s just so cool. They do those shots that kind of pan up on the crossbow and then the eyes go right above it. But Nick really loves the – I believe it’s pronounced conobo or conabo, which is just a basically a baseball bat with spikes on it — nothing too technically fancy. But he loves it.
It was established that on the episode that La Llorona is not necessarily one of them. What do you think about this great idea of the writers about expanding the motility of the creators – the creatures of this show.
DAVID: I really enjoyed that aspect of it. I think that it shows you in keeping up with the lore of Grimm the Grimms fairytales are just stories that have thus far been logged in these books. But they’re growing as the Grimms continue to discover more and more I suppose Wesen. And reasons behind phenomena that human beings make up stories to explain. The Grimms can then explain it in this book and try to put it out to the rest of the world. I really enjoy getting to borrow from other folklore legends that had not yet been in the Grimm books.
About working with Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio. Can you just tell us a little bit about what it’s like to have here on the show? And who is on your personal wish list for potential guest stars in the future that you like to work with?
DAVID: Oh gosh. I can’t say that just because there’s so many. I wouldn’t want to offend the people – Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio was wonderful to work with. And the episodes that she’s been in have been so work intensive, and she has such a wonderful you know ethic — work ethic. And she’s so fury, and she working with her I get caught watching her all of the time and almost forget that I’m in the scene. Because she’s so captivating and compelling and beautiful and just makes wonderful choices. And that’s what I think about her. I’ve really enjoyed the guest actors we’ve had thus far. And anybody’s who’s decided to come who can swing it we’ll love to have.
Are we ever going to see or hear anything about Grimms in the rest of the country, the rest of the world?
DAVID: Honestly, not as of yet that I know of. You would think that does have to do become a storyline at some point, or are there only a couple Grimms left and they’re just a lot of little Santa’s little helpers out there who are Grimm-like. I don’t quite know. The only Grimm that they really currently want to deal with is me. Because they know that I have one of the keys. Whereas you know as far as the Royals are concerned they know I have one of the keys. And that’s why they even care about me at all. So who knows?
Can you share a little more depth of some broad strokes about some of the plot lines for the remainder of this season?
DAVID: Absolutely. Nick and Juliette start patching things up. And it’s looking very hopeful for us come the end of the season. A Level 10 — as I like to call it — Wesen comes to Portland who is pulling the strings controlling a lot of other types of Wesen. We can call them the undead. And he has an army of people under his control that wreak havoc. And this is a longer story arc. We’ll be visited by an actor named Reg E. Cathey. He’s a wonderful actor who’s just been in HOUSE OF CARDS, and he’s been in everything. And he’s great. And he plays this kind of powerful Wesen that we will be introduced to in the next couple of episodes. The Royals get closer and closer to me. They come to Portland, and they want the key. And I learn much more about why it is they want the key. The captain and I start working together. Let’s see, zombies are entering Portland, and also as far as the Adalind storyline is insane. And that’s all I’ll say about that!
NeNe Leakes was not sorry to see Sheree Whitfeld leave “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” because she thinks there’s something sneaky about her former friend.
NeNe sat down for a one-on-one special with Andy Cohen to see how she really feels about all things Housewives. The diva really got lips flapping when she called her former cast mate the b-word!
“Sheree out of all the girls, is the one person that I will never have anything else to do with.” NeNe unapologetically said. “I think Sheree is very evil. I think she is very mean and she is a true b*tch and that’s not cute.”
But NeNe’s beef with Sheree isn’t exactly anything new. In fact, it goes back way before the world first saw them on Bravo. While NeNe said that she and Sheree were once very close girlfriends, things changed because she never felt like Sheree was being real with her.
“To be honest, Sheree and I had an argument before the cameras actually started rolling. It was like our first Housewives meeting with the production company, and Sheree and I got into our first argument,” NeNe recalled. “I felt Sheree wasn’t being a good friend. Like I felt like she would want information from you–like you tell her stuff–but she would never really tell you anything. I hated that about her.”
NeNe added, “She never would tell me about stuff. She was super secretive.”
NeNe Leakes may have had her share of conflicts with most of her Real Housewives of Atlanta co-stars, but just last week she revealed that there's one former co-worker she'll never be hugging at an upcoming reunion: Sheree Whitfield. According to NeNe, Sheree is straight-up evil.
When Too Fab recently stalked caught up with Sheree at the airport, they couldn't resist asking her for her reaction to NeNe's comments.
"That sounds like the pot calling the kettle black, but I would say I'm flattered that she's still thinking about me that much," Sheree shrugged with easy nonchalance that's bound to infuriate NeNe if she ever learns of it.
Sheree then theorized that maybe the reason her friendship with NeNe is permanently damaged is because she knows all of NeNe's "baggage" and "dirt," before adding the highest of insults: "I wish her the best in all she does."
There's nothing worse than a Real Housewife responding to shade with well wishes.
Logic keeps the ball rolling after gracing the cover of our Freshman issue. Today, the Def Jam signee is offering a new of set tracks on Welcome to Forever. He gave us a preview with “Roll Call,” and followed that with a video for “Nasty.” Judging from his past mixtapes, Welcome to Forever will be another fan favorite. You can stream and download the mixtape via Datpiff.
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The Pro Era Crew member known as Dessy Hinds returns to the scene today with a dope new track for our listening enjoyment. The track is called “P. Enlightenment” and finds Dessy showing off his lyrical ways over top of something extremely silky. “P. Enlightenment” is driven by a smooth vocal sample and set of keys that gets backed up by some dope drum work that Dessy effortlessly does his thing upon. This shit is too smooth to be slept on, check out the track after the jump and speak your mind below.
Rapper Ja Rule was released from jail earlier today.
Ja Rule served almost nearly two years in federal prison, but now the rapper is a free man. The rapper was jailed for illegal gun possession and tax evasion. The rapper didn’t pay taxes on $3 million in taxes, according to authorities. RELATED: Hip-Hop Rumors: Ja Rule Is Out Of Jail!!!!!??? Celebrate! The platinum seller is under house arrest until July 28, which is the official date where Ja will be totally free. His wife reportedly picked him up from jail and took him home. Last year, Ja released Pain Is Love 2 while he was still incarcerated.
It sold 3,200 copies in its first week.
One of the world's most recognizable self-proclaimed psychics was wrong yet again about the fate of a missing child, and her followers on social media are taking her to task.
Browne's prediction about Amanda Berry's fate was not the first child whose fate she attempted to explain, but her fans on social media are waiting for acknowledgment from the self-proclaimed spiritual leader.
On Facebook and Twitter, Browne sends inspirational messages to hundreds of thousands of fans, often advertising her latest appearances or one of 45 books she's published over the years (most recently Afterlives of the Rich and Famous). She reached a high level of visibility after years appearing as a regular guest on Montel Williams' television show, a long-running daytime talk program that subsisted on paternity test results, cheating spouses and half-baked psychic predictions before it finally stopped production in 2008.
"I remember you on Montel Williams telling the family of Amanda Berry she was dead," wrote one commenter on Browne's Facebook page. "What do you have to say for yourself? What a horrible horrible thing to say to a family holding on to nothing but hope and faith."
"Can you admit that you're a hack now?" asked another.
"I hope todays events seal it for you and everyone else who take advantage of those in mourning," wrote another.
Browne announced the death of Amanda Berry in 2004, when she appeared on Williams' show to tell Berry's mother, Louwana Miller, that her daughter was "in heaven and on the other side" and that her last words were "goodbye, mom, I love you". Miller would die a year later of heart failure.
In fact, Berry escaped Monday from a Cleveland home where she had been held captive with two other women for more than a decade. A child who is hers was also removed from the home, according to police.
As Jon Ronson wrote in his 2007 profile on predatory psychics, Browne has spoken face-to-face with many distraught parents and wrongly forecasted life or death. Shawn Hornbeck was a missing child whose parents were told by Browne that their son was buried between two boulders. When he was found alive after four years in 2007, Browne's publicist told CNN in a written statement: "She cannot possibly be 100% correct in each and every one of her predictions. She has, during a career of over 50 years, helped literally tens of thousands of people."
For her part, Browne told Montgomery Media in Pennsylvania in April that she's exceptional at spotting imposters:
"You can always see when they start doing guessing games."
On Facebook, some of Browne's fans are defending her predictions. "everyone makes mistakes. Even doctors, lawyers … Psychics," wrote one.
"Sylvia you were right on for me, you have my support," added another.
The Guardian has asked Browne for comment.
Lovin' that DA on Commissioner Gordon.
"Hart of Dixie" closed out its second season tonight -- and while the season had its ups and downs for us, we're obviously thrilled that the feel-good dramedy has alredy been picked up for Season 3.
Zoe began the season finale with a whole lot of romantic options... and by the time the episode ended, it seemed she still hadn't quite made up her mind. A rendezvous with her ex Wade proved to be the bad idea we all knew it was but were hoping it wouldn't be, particularly when their morning together was interrupted by George walking in to declare, well ... something.
George was pretty conflicted about his feelings for Zoe; over the course of the episode he went from wanting to be with her, to encouraging her to get back together with Wade, to drinking all Zoe-related issues away at the Rammer Jammer, to... singing the blues. (On any other show, this might have been a cheesy turn, but since Scott Porter's actually got some impressive pipes, it was downright awesome.)
Meanwhile, some unexpected bonding between Wade and Lemon (thanks to a road trip to retrieve Gloriana ... yes, the country band) only served to convince Wade that Zoe is the girl for him. He's got renewed confidence in himself -- he's not the ne'er-do-well he once was, and he can be good for her -- but Zoe doesn't necessarily share his optimism about their relationship.
Zoe is headed to New York for a wedding, and for a much-needed break from her Bluebell drama, but there's also a summer opportunity at her old hospital there that could take her out of Bluebell for a few months. Her relationship with Wade is on hold for the summer, though they agree to revisit the possibility in the fall, and she's still in denial about George's feelings for her.
Just when it looks like she might be spending her NYC summer alone, though, Jonah Breeland pops up -- as he tends to do -- to escort Zoe to her friend's wedding.
What did you guys think of the finale?
Benedict Cumberbatch sits down to do a seriously in depth interview with Google Play for Star Trek Into the Darkness promotional tour. Benedict chats away about being the villain in Star Trek,method acting,Sherlock,fame,tumblr,and of course his beyond loyal fanbase,the Cumberbitches.
Benedict imitating this gif gave me all kinds of life.God this man just does terrible things to me.My cumberfixation is getting worse you guys.911.SOS.411.LIFE ALERT,KATIE COURIC,SOMEONE PLZ HELP ME .
Zac Efron shows off his abs while playing with a basketball on the set of his new flick Townies on Tuesday (May 7) in Los Angeles.
The 25-year-old actor was also seen having some fun with a fake baby and a dumbbell.
Zac was last spotted attending a Lakers game, where the team was defeated by the San Antonio Spurs in the first round of the 2013 NBA Playoffs.
“Zac Efron is incredibly handsome,” Zac‘s Townies co-star Seth Rogen recently shared. “He’s the sexiest [expletive] on the planet!”
Seth added, “I did a scene with him, and we’re both shirtless, and it was a very humbling experience. I marveled at the fact that we’re literally the same species.”
While the current slate of blockbuster movies seem to be all superheroes and sci-fi, Warner Bros. is looking to reboot one of the bastions of swords-and-sorcery stories. The studio is looking to develop a feature film franchise based on the long-running fantasy role-playing game, Dungeons & Dragons. “But wait,” you say, “didn’t someone already try that with the horrendous 2000 movie by the same name?” Why yes they did! Thirteen years is apparently enough of a cooling-off period to warrant another try. It looks like the picture is already fairly far along the road to development thanks to a reworking of an existing script. Hit the jump for more.
Deadline reports that WB is keen on restarting the Dungeons & Dragons film franchise and will attempt to do it with a reworked script from screenwriter David Leslie Johnson (Wrath of the Titans). Johnson’s script for a movie titled Chainmail was based on an earlier version of the RPG from D&D developer Gary Gygax. The story is being beefed up in order to fit a larger world and make a fitting start to a hopeful franchise. Producing the picture will be Roy Lee (The Lego Movie) and Courtney Solomon, who produced the 2000 flop, Dungeons & Dragons. Allan Zeman – also of Dungeons & Dragons … seeing a pattern here? - will serve as executive producer. If at first you don’t succeed, repeat the exact same steps and hope for something different. There’s a definition of insanity in here somewhere…
According to the write-up, the studio is taking the script to filmmakers and is treating it as a big priority with the intention of introducing a whole new generation to D&D.
She has yet to officially comment about the baggie containing a mysterious white powder she dropped outside her home Wednesday. And Cara Delevingne certainly didn't let an alleged drug scandal get in the way of her good time at the Met Ball in New York Monday. The 20-year-old model was too busy kissing her punk lookalike for the night, Sienna Miller, and hobnobbing with the fashion elite to be bothered.