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Katy performing Beast of Burden with the Rolling Stones tonight in Las Vegas
she sounded pretty good
S.H.I.E.L.D.Viral Website Helps Get Pulses Pounding – We Are The Rising Tide
Tonight’s the night that ABC really start laying it on thick with SHIELD promotion. Here’s hoping they don’t peak too soon – the series won’t start until September.
When the Hulk video leaked the other day we saw our first reference to Rising Tide. Now they have their own website. And it’s going to go viral.
We Are The Rising Tide leads to a fairly generic SHIELD page, but add a backslash and ‘blog’ onto the end of the URL and everything is a bit more fun. There’s space for plenty of videos, too, but they’re not live yet. Or maybe they are, by the time you read this.
Incidentally, the main page says we can unlock the full trailer in HD by using the #coulsonlives hashtag. So… get to it, I guess.
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The first official photo for Open Grave has been revealed.
Open Grave is about a man (Sharlto Copley) wakes up in the wilderness, in a pit full of dead bodies, with no memory and must determine if the murderer is one of the strangers who rescued him, or if he himself is the killer. It also stars Josie Ho, Thomas Kretschmann, Joseph Morgan, Erin Richards and Hugo's Max Wrottesley.
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This movie needs a release date already, more Sharlto the better imo
BFI Southbank celebrates ‘The Love Goddess’ with screenings of classic films including Gilda, Cover Girl and You’ll Never Get Rich in June.
Rita Hayworth had a torrid personal life which saw her married and divorced five times by the time she was in her mid-forties, leading her to proclaim “men fell in love with Gilda, but they wake up with me”.
Throughout June, BFI Southbank will present a season of ten of her best-loved films, offering audiences a chance to fall in love not only with Gilda, but Rita and her many characters. If her star power was affirmed through pop-culture references alone, then Hayworth can be considered film royalty: in The Shawshank Redemption inmates went wild over her, in Mullholland Drive Laura Harring’s character named herself after the actress when she suffers from amnesia, and Madonna decreed that ‘Rita Hayworth gave good face’ in her chart-topping hit Vogue.
Classic musicals including You Were Never Lovlier (1942) and Cover Girl (1944) will screen alongside memorable film noir pictures Gilda (1946) and The Lady from Shanghai (1947), all showing, time and again, why Rita Hayworth remains such an iconic star.
Screenings taking place in the season:
Only Angels Have Wings
USA 1939. Dir Howard Hawks. With Cary Grant, Jean Arthur. 121min. U
A hard-bitten Cary Grant is holed up in the Andes running an air-freight service in an almost documentary style, life-and-death Boy’s Own Adventure that’s also a terrific love story of unsentimental camaraderie. Into this feast of character-acting steps big-hearted Jean Arthur. Things grow yet more complicated when young Rita Hayworth vamps her way into the picture that made her name.
Sat 1 June 16:15 NFT1
Fri 14 June 18:10 NFT3
Angels Over Broadway
USA 1940. Dir Ben Hecht. With Douglas Fairbanks Jr, Thomas Mitchell. 78min. U
How many movie styles can you pack into 78 minutes' Written, directed and produced by Ben Hecht, (Nothing Sacred; His Girl Friday; Notorious), this fast-talking, deliciously high-boozing, bitter comedy is also a crime thriller crossed with a backstager, a heartbreaker beneath film noir lighting. Handsome, gum-chewing Douglas Fairbanks inveigles Hayworth’s radiant young dancer into a risky gambling plot masterminded by a gloriously grandiose playwright.
Sun 2 June 16:15 NFT1
Tue 4 June 20:40 NFT2
Blood and Sand
USA 1941. Dir Rouben Mamoulian. With Tyrone Power, Linda Darnell. 125min. PG
Ever wondered what costume design can do for a picture' Shooting in luscious Technicolor, Mamoulian took a tale of a toreador, ensured everyone shone in super-saturated colours, and pitched Tyrone Power into a dilemma between faithful Darnell and temptress Hayworth’s explosive trademark mix of hauteur and come-hither. Gazing at her at a bullfight, Laird Cregar drools, ‘If this is death in the afternoon, she’s death in the evening.’ Fri 7 June 18:20 NFT2
Sun 9 June 16:00 NFT2
You’ll Never Get Rich
USA 1941. Dir Sidney Lanfield. With Fred Astaire, Robert Benchley. 88min. U
This near-screwball musical-comedy of misunderstanding boasts a largely lunatic plot with Astaire joining the army to avoid being shot by showgirl Hayworth’s brother who isn’t her brother. Still with me' Smart Hayworth equals Astaire step for step in their opening routine, delights in a rhumba and winds up duetting with him in a Cole Porter finale on a wedding-cake in the shape of a tank.
Sat 8 June 16:10 NFT3
Tue 11 June 20:40 NFT2
You Were Never Lovelier
USA 1942. Dir William A Seiter. With Fred Astaire, Adolphe Menjou. 97min. U
Hayworth’s second pairing with Astaire – the only film in which anyone fell in love with him because of his voice – is a 30s mistaken-identity comedy in 40s (well-cut) clothing. Latin maestro Xavier Cugat heats up Jerome Kern’s score and highlights include Astaire’s tap solo all over his enraged boss’ office and Hayworth’s joy as she matches him in ‘Shorty George’ and ‘I’m Old-Fashioned’.
Wed 12 June 18:20 NFT2
Sat 15 June 16:00 NFT2
USA 1944. Dir Charles Vidor. With Gene Kelly, Phil Silvers, Eve Arden.107min. U
Loyalty is tested as top-form Hayworth swaps Gene Kelly’s Brooklyn club for Broadway fame via Vanity magazine. Hayworth positively gleams, doubles as her character Rusty’s grandmother and dances like a dream in the sockeroo title number. With Phil Silvers making it an ebullient song’n’dance trio, astringent Eve Arden, Jerome Kern/Ira Gershwin songs and more millinery than you can shake a stick at, it’s the finest musical Hayworth made.
Sun 16 June 16:15 NFT1
Thu 20 June 20:45 NFT1
USA 1946. Dir Charles Vidor. With Glenn Ford, George Macready. 110min. U
Hayworth’s crowning glory is a jaw-dropping textbook of Hollywood sexual politics. Her climactic strip ‘Put The Blame On Mame’ (she removes one glove) is one of the most erotic sequences in cinema history. But it’s also shockingly clear the moment lethal George Macready smoothly picks up Glenn Ford in the thriller’s opening scene that this is one of the gayest straight films ever made. A matchless maelstrom of jealousy.
Fri 21 June 18:30 NFT1
Sat 22 June 20:45 NFT1
The Lady from Shanghai
USA 1947. Dir Orson Welles. With Welles, Everett Sloane. 87min. PG
‘Some people can smell danger. Not me.’ So says Orson Welles in hard-boiled voiceover of femme fatale Hayworth. Columbia slashed over 65 minutes from Welles’ rough-cut, but it proved box-office poison. But the now celebrated noir-thriller has deep-focus cinematography, serious smouldering from paradoxically newly ice-blonde Hayworth and a dazzlingly surreal funhouse/hall of mirrors finale echoed in Woody Allen’s Bullets Over Broadway.
Sun 23 June 16:15 NFT1
Thu 27 June 18:30 NFT1
USA 1957. Dir George Sidney. With Frank Sinatra, Kim Novak. 112min. PG
‘I’ll sing to him, each Spring to him, and worship the trousers that cling to him’ was one of many Rodgers & Hart lyrics deemed too scandalous for Hollywood’s version of their Broadway hit musical. But gains included Sinatra swinging through ‘The Lady is a Tramp’ for the delectation of Hayworth encased in orange fur. Now the classy older woman, she competes with Novak for Sinatra’s, er, favours.
Mon 24 June 20:45 NFT1
Sun 30 June 16:15 NFT1
USA 1958. Dir Delbert Mann. With Deborah Kerr, David Niven, Burt Lancaster. 100min. PG
Replacing Vivien Leigh when her director husband Laurence Olivier quit the project, Hayworth scores highly as the fading ex-wife of Burt Lancaster (who produced the film), whose unexpected arrival at an unobtrusive hotel unsettles a series of pained relationships. Terence Rattigan’s sensitive play survives surprisingly intact thanks to (almost) uniformly well-pitched performances, especially Hayworth and Oscar-winners David Niven and Wendy Hiller.
Tue 25 June 20:40 NFT2
Sun 30 June 18:20 NFT2
bow to the beautiful goddess.
Gillian Anderson (The X-Files, Bleak House, Great Expectations)
Doodle 4 NF is an annual fundraiser for the Neurofibromatosis Network. Autographed Celebrity Doodles are collected year-round and offered for sale during a 10-day auction each May. The 2013 auction begins on Thursday, May 9th and ends on Sunday, May 19th. If a Celebrity Doodler submits two Doodles, the second is posted on day 2 and continues to day 11 (May 10 thru May 20 this year). Gillian Anderson has been an advocate for neurofibromatosis research and support and a spokesperson for the Neurofibromatosis Network for many years. Her brother was diagnosed with the disease as a child and passed away in 2011.
Scott Adsit (Pete Hornberger on 30 Rock)
Anna Camp (True Blood, The Mindy Project)
Steve and Nancy Carell (The Office, The Daily Show)
Angela Cartwright (Brigitta in The Sound of Music, Penny in Lost in Space)
Chris Colfer (Glee)
David Copperfield (illusionist)
Carson Daly (The Voice, TRL)
Ellen Degeneres (The Ellen Degeneres Show)
Vance Degeneres (Burt Wonderstone, The Daily Show)
Portia de Rossi (Arrested Development, Ally McBeal)
Minnie Driver (Good Will Hunting, The Riches, Grosse Pointe Blank)
Neil Gaiman (Sandman, Coraline)
This 2011 Fall Tour itinerary is a very rare item from Neil Gaiman and Amanda Palmer's Kickstarter Tour. Neil Gaiman has signed the cover and also drawn a doodle inside.
Honey Boo Boo and Chubbs
Nicholas Hoult (X-Men: First Class, About a Boy)
Jimmy Kimmel (Jimmy Kimmel Live)
Mads Mikkelsen (Hannibal)
Mark Snow (composer of The X-Files theme)
Lily Tomlin (West Wing, 9 to 5)
Roman Dirge and Neil Gaiman (Creator of Lenore and Creator of Sandman)
Elaine Bogan (Director & Storyboard Artist at Dreamworks Animation)
Pete Docter (Up, Monsters, Inc., Toy Story artist)
so the kween has taught these lessors how to win awards, cover magazines, look good at 40, have a successful marriage & career, be a great friend, give 20 year olds the honor of comparing her ass to theirs, revitalizing the career of the lady who sings "material girl" by mentioning her in a recent interview, give a voice to the overlooked brick-oven pizza owners community& lead iron man 3 to the top of the weekend box office, now she's coming for your fave's culinary wigs & sous chef hats, bobby flop better hold on to his ginger pubes tbh
A newly released book of his photography entitled I Only Want You to Love Me features a cast of look-a-like “Western” models. And by “Western,” Aldridge means white.
“My gaze, my radar is a middle class or upper class white woman,” Aldridge says.
Happy Mother’s Day to all you moms out there!
A slew of celebrities took to Twitter today to give well wishes and thank their moms, grandmothers, and even on-screen mamas on their special day.
Kerry Washington: “HAPPY MOTHERS DAY to all you moms, God-moms, step-moms, pet moms, Other Mothers, etc! (that means YOU TOO movie mom x 2 –> @s_epatha XOXO)”
Justin Timberlake: “I’m a Mother Lover… Happy Mom’s Day to all you Mothers out there!!! I love you Mom!”
Gisele Bundchen: “Happy Mother’s Day to all the wonderful woman who know the joy , challenges and love of being a mother…”
Jamie Bell: “I’d like to wish my incredible wife @evanrachelwood a happy Mother’s Day! Her first one! Here’s to you darling. X”
Victoria Beckham: “Happy Mother’s Day fashion bunnies! x vb”
Kate Walsh: “Happy #MothersDay to all the mama tw’eeps! Keep an eye out for the mail ;) #TeamWalshies”
Octavia Spencer: “Cheers to all the mothers out there who make this world a friendlier place to navigate!!!! #ThePowerofMoms”
Nathan Followill: “Happy Mothers Day to my mama @MaggieSteel Love you.”
Fergie: “Happy Mother’s Day to my wonderful mommy Terri & all the strong mamas out there.”
Bryan Greenberg: “All you crazy kids wish your moms happy Mother’s Day!”
Eric Stonestreet: “Happy mothers day to my mom Jamey ONLY. You other mothers are on your own.”
Oprah: “Happy Mothers Day to the women of the world who are the first spiritual teachers. MOOOOOTHERS! #blessingstoall”
Julianne Hough: “Happy Mothers Day to my beautiful Sisters @katherineh82 @shareewise @marabethpoole and to my loving two moms @marriannnelson and @debrahough I am so grateful to have these strong examples of what being a wonderful mother means! Love, honesty, compassion, strength, leadership, kindness, generosity, energy, selflessness, fun, passion… The list goes on! Everyone’s mother has the chance to be the most amazing mother. Looks like I scored in the mom department! Xoxo”
Mindy Kaling: “I love you, Mom! Every day is Mother’s Day. Xo”
Dita Von Teese: “Happy Mothers’ Day to my favorite moms, @momvonteese, @jenavonteese & @SarahASweet”
Lena Dunham: “I love you mom. This Mother’s Day I’m giving you your F-CKING SPACE.”
Danielle Fishel: “Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there. Single moms, working moms, stay-at-home moms, and moms who are no longer with us. <3"
Ludacris: “HAPPY MOTHERS DAY TO ALL THE STRONG & RESILIENT MOTHERS TODAY!”
Colin Hanks: “Playing Pink Floyd’s “Mother” doesn’t seem to be setting the Mothers Day vibe I was going for. #HappyMothersDay to all the moms out there”
Paula Abdul: “‘A mother is not a person to lean on, but a person to make leaning unnecessary.’ -Dorothy Canfield Fisher ( Happy Mother’s Day! xoP)”
Kelly Hu: “Happy Mother’s Day to all the mommys out there. I am in constant awe of you ladies who do the toughest job in the world!”
Colin Donnell: “A happy happy Mother’s Day to all the wonderful moms out there, especially mine whom I’m sending hugs to the Midwest to!”
Keith Urban: “Happy Mother’s Day! Wishing all of you a wonderful day!”
Candice Accola: “Happy birthday @Caryshotwife!!! And happy mother’s day to the hottest tv momma a gal could have xoxo”
More Tweets That Jared Didn't Get:
Frank Ocean: "Happy moms day moms. Mommas and mamis."
Hilary Duff: "Feel so very lucky to be a mother today! And everyday! Happy mothers day 2 all the mothers out there, it can b a hard job but the best! Good work!"
Drake: "Happy Mothers Day to all the beautiful queens. And to the single moms...where would we be without your love!?!"
Did you all do anything special for Mother's Day and what gifts did you get your mothers?
This week on Once Upon a Time, with Tamara and Greg set to “blow Storybrooke off the map,” a most unlikely hero stepped forward to declare that the needs of the many outweighed the needs of the few (or the one). But as the season drew to a close, one additional twist found our heroes setting course for an altogether different fate.
IN STORYBROOKE…. | Gold is at the playground, entertaining a dark daydream about pitching grandson Henry — aka his “undoing,” per the seer — off the swings and into a craggy rock. He is however interrupted by the Charmings, who report that Neal/Baelfire was shot by Tamara and then plummeted into a portal. Though devastated, Gold has no revenge on his mind. “They didn’t kill my son; I did,” he posits. “I brought magic to this world to find Bae, and now he’s dead. I’m prepared to pay the price.” But with inaction, Mary Margaret makes clear, “We’ll all die!” “I’ve made peace with that,” Gold whispers.
Down in the mineshaft, Tamara and Greg reveal to a skeptical Hook the next step of their plan — the destruction of Storybrooke and all who are not of this realm. After Hook attests that he’s willing to die for his vengeful cause, Greg uses one of the dwarfs’ pickaxes to activate the trigger, rattling the town with quakes and sending vines snaking through Storybrooke, as it begins to transform back into a forest.
As Mary Margaret, David and Emma pick Regina’s brain about the “trigger” that Tamara and Greg activated and will leave Henry orphaned in this world, Hook arrives to say he values his life more than revenge, and thus wants to help thwart the ne’er-do-wells. David and Hook track down Greg, but Tams intervenes and bullets fly/a melee ensues. T & G get away — again! — but not before Hook snags one of the two remaining beans.
With the destruction of Storybrooke underway, Gold arrives at his shop to find what he thought was the dwarves looting the place, when really they are just seeking an old stein of Sneezy’s, so that he could drink a potion cooked up by the Blue Fairy and get his memory back and die among family as a dwarf, and not as “Clark.” Will Gold use the second dose, supplied by Grumpy, on bad girl Lacey?
Down in the mineshaft, Emma gleans that to even slow down the destruction, Regina must give up her life: “When you said goodbye to Henry… you were saying goodbye.” Regina asks Emma to “tell Henry that in the end, it wasn’t too late for me to do the right thing. Everyone looks at me as the Evil Queen — including my son. Let me die as Regina.” And with that, madame mayor goes about working her magic, as we wipe away a tear.
Gold toasts “the end of the world,” then decides — after Lacey carelessly uses Bae’s scarf to mop up a mess — he doesn’t want to die alongside a stranger. So he resurrects her shattered teacup (Chip!), has her sip the potion, and they are reunited (for now). “I’ve failed,” Rumple cries to his long-lost love, now aware of his losses. “I’ve failed.”
At the diner, David arrives with the bean he and Hook pinched from Greg, while Emma informs Henry that Regina won’t survive her effort to slow the trigger. When the lad mentions the wraith, Mary Margaret gets the idea to send the trigger through a portal, saving Regina. Though Emma is skeptical, Archie argues, “Snow White and the Prince always led us before, and we always won.” Adding to that, Mary Margret tells her daughter, “We haven’t had a lot of chances to be parents but give us this one” — and Emma sees her point. “I just don’t want Henry to be alone and grow up the way I did.” Hook threatens to bail, but the “quite passionate” Miss Swan (seemingly) convinces him not to, and he (seemingly) turns over the bean. (He also then learns that Henry’s father was (is?) none other than Baelfire.) The Charmings return to Regina in the mine, only to realize that Hook’s pouch is empty! We then see the nefarious pirate steering his ship away from Storybrooke, portal-opening bean in hand.
As the forest consumes Storybrooke and Regina’s “battery” reaches a single bar, Emma pulls “Mom” (!) and “Dad” (!!) into a hug, while Henry embraces Regina. But Emma then is prompted to wonder if adding her own magic to the effort could dispatch with the device. (Um, coulda had that epiphany sooner!) And after great effort and with a boom, the trigger is shut off — but Henry is now missing! Tamara and Greg have grabbed the boy, with the latter explaining, “We came here to destroy magic, but then we found something more important, something that changed everything — you.” With the good guys in pursuit, Greg lobs the last bean into the ocean, and he and Tamara leap with Henry into the portal it opens.
Just as everyone — grandpa Rumplestiltskin included — is about to give up hope of finding Henry, Hook returns on the Jolly Roger and offers his services to track Henry with the last bean. Rumple leaves Belle in charge of keeping Storybrooke safe, using a cloaking spell he wrote down for her, “The boy is my undoing, but he is also my grandson,” he explains of his mission/defying of the prophecy. “I will see you again,” Belle insists, and they kiss, lots. And just as Belle says Baelfire would be proud of his father, we see that Neal has washed up in Fairytale Land, where Aurora, Phillip and Mulan tend to him.
“Where did they take Henry?” Regina asks, as Rumple conjures his magical globe. “Neverland,” Hook notes, gravely. As everyone braces for the ride into the portal, Rumple announces that Tamara and Greg are but pawns who have no idea who they’re working for, someone whose power is greater than they can conceive. (And he also makes a mediocre peanut butter.)
IN NEVERLAND-ADJACENT…. | Hook and Smee speculate about the boy they fished out of the ocean, whose clothes “are certainly not of this land.” When Smee suggests that the boy belongs to a mysterious “him,” Hook sees an opportunity to assure their survival in Neverland. Chatting up their catch, Hook learns that a pirate killed the boy’s mother and his father is a coward. “What’s your name, boy?” “Baelfire.” Hook lets that bombshell sink in, then welcomes his enemy’s son to the ship: “It’s a pirates life for you!”
Believing that “providence is at work,” Hook refuses to give up Bae to the Lost Boys, lest he lose the key to his revenge against The Dark One. Felix, the lead Lost Boy, says “he” has a particular interest in the boy who was seen floating in the sea, but their search of the Jolly Roger comes up empty. Felix warns Hook against cheating “him,” explaining, “He rips your shadow right from your body — r-r-r-r-rip!”
As day breaks, Hook gives Bae tips on steering a ship and they bond over difficult childhoods and lost parents. Bae ‘fesses up about his dad being The Dark One, revealing his weakness — the dagger. Later, Bae finds Hook’s drawing of Milah and lashes out at “the pirate that killed her.” Hook counters with the truth of Milah’s death and Rumple’s role in it, claiming that he and Milah planned to one day come back for him. But Bae wants to go back to his “real” family, the Darlings. Since Hook can’t help with that, Bae begs off the ship and later gets taken away by the Lost Boys. “You have the boy,” he says to Felix. “He will be pleased…?”
The Lost Boys deliver Bae to Neverland, only to learn that he is not the boy he wants, and thus shall live. The child he does want? Henry, as revealed in a drawing. “It may take time” to locate their leader’s prey, Felix allows, “but Peter Pan never fails.”
So, our "big bad" next season is going to be the shadow of Peter Pan? LOL. And LOL at him wanting Henry. He's gonna be like "NVM" as soon as he meets him. YAY for my Prince Nealfire being alive though (and I love his younger counterpart, young Bae is adorable. The Hook/Bae scenes broke my heart a little and were great imo.)! He's in the hands of good people now, he will be okay! It's time they announce MRJ as a series regular for next season.
The veteran ABC News journalist and co-host and co-creator of "The View" will step down in summer 2014.
After more than half a century in broadcast journalism and nearly 40 years at ABC News, Barbara Walters is officially ready to retire. Sources tell The Hollywood Reporter that Walters will make the announcement herself on Monday's edition of The View– the ABC daytime program she co-created and has hosted since 1997.
Walters, who will turn 84 in September, intends to remain on The View through next season and will step down after the season wraps in summer 2014. She’ll continue to be a co-executive producer of the show and will be involved in selecting new co-hosts to replace Joy Behar and Elisabeth Hasselbeck. Behar announced in March that she’ll depart after the current season. Hasselbeck has yet to confirm that she’s leaving the show.
“There were many reports last week saying that I was retiring from ABC, and there was an assumption that I would be making an announcement today,” she said April 1 on The View. “Here I am, and I have no announcement to make. But I do want to say this: that if and when I might have an announcement to make, I will do it in this program, I promise, and the paparazzi guys, you will be the last to know.”
That announcement will cap an extraordinary career that began in 1961 when Walters was hired as a researcher for NBC’s Today and spanned the feminist movement and the entrée of women into the old boys club of TV news. From researcher, Walters was promoted to "Today Girl," where she was relegated to lighter assignments. But she chafed at being reduced to one of the show’s “tea pourers,” as she characterized it in her 2008 memoir Audition. And after less than a year she became a reporter-at-large, writing and reporting her own stories.
She was the first woman to host an evening newscast when she was paired with Harry Reasoner on the ABC Evening News in 1976. It was an unhappy assignment for Walters.
“The blood was so bad between us … that Harry’s cronies on the crew took to using a stopwatch to note my airtime,” Walters wrote in Audition. “If I did a segment that ran three minutes and 25 seconds, Harry would demand that he do a piece three minutes and 25 seconds long. Harry’s hostility soon began to show on the air. I remember reaching toward him at the end of one broadcast, in a friendly manner, just to touch him on the arm. He recoiled, physically recoiled, in front of millions of people.”
But Walters weathered it and went on to land dozens of important interviews indicative of her extraordinary longevity and range: Anwar Al Sadat and Menachem Begin together; the Shah of Iran; Boris Yeltsin; Vladimir Putin; China’s Jian Zemin; Margaret Thatcher; Fidel Castro;Indiria Ghandi, Hugo Chavez; Michael Jackson; and Monica Lewinsky, to name but a few.The run-up to her retirement will include retrospectives of her many Oscar and Ten Most Fascinating People specials as well as a multi-part career retrospective to air on ABC.
The social-media savvy actor said Facebook owes him money for the success of his profile page.
Vin Diesel has more than 41 million likes on his official Facebook page, which he uses to connect with his fans and share personal photos and videos of his adventures. On Valentine' Day this year, for example, the 45-year-old actor posted a video of himself covering Rihanna's song, "Stay," which was shared more than 33,000 times.
Facebook "owes me billions of dollars," Diesel said in a recent Q&A with Entertainment Weekly.
While he may not have invented the social networking site, Diesel said he became the "No. 1 page in the world" by discovering how to communicate personally to followers.
So, when I had started my page, the only person that had a million fans was Barack Obama. Because it was first-quarter 2009, and he’d just got elected as President, because of social media. So, when I started talking to the fans, I became the No. 1 page in the world. Over Coca-Cola, over huge companies. And it was only because I said: “Hi, guys, I love you.”
He once explained his online success to Facebook execs.
Facebook used to ask me to come up to their office to explain what the f*** I was doing, and why I had so many fans. What was unique was: I never let anyone do a post, I never let anyone post for me in the last four years. My audience knows me so well on the page that if my producing partner’s in the room when I post, they’ll know somebody was around me. That’s kind of cool, that’s how sophisticated they are. Facebook really owes me billions of dollars. But whatever. [Laughs]
The star of the massively successful "Fast and the Furious" series also said that his profile page became so popular because he spoke to his fans in the "realest of ways."
When I jumped on that page in April 2009, I started talking to people. In the realest ways. Imagine if you could’ve been a Facebook friend to Marlon Brando, or whoever your role models are. Imagine, if you were able to Facebook Elvis, and talk to him, and hear from him without the Hollywood of it all. That was the "Fast & Furious" experience.
Diesel attributed the success of his Facebook page to his ability to help projects, like "Fast & Furious" sequels, get made. He even speculated that classic films like "Rebel Without A Cause" and "Gone With the Wind" could have had sequels if Marlon Brando and Clark Gable had Facebook pages.
"Fast & Furious 6" opens May 24.
Hudson Mohawke (@HudMo) is painting a big target on himself. The producer/DJ who recently signed to G.O.O.D Music and appeared on their Cruel Summer album has been playing new Kanye West tracks during his sets at several shows.
Here’s a pair of videos that surfaced from his show at the Freeform Festival in Poland, adding to the clips from earlier this week that captured Hudson Mohawke debuting these exclusive Yeezy joints.
The first video sounds like something Daft Punk would’ve hand their hand in, which is also a song Kanye performed during his impromptu show at the MET Gala. It sounds like Ye takes a swipe at Kris Humphries rapping the line “Black d**k in your spouse again”. It also sounds like one of the tracks may be called “New Slaves”. Don’t quote us on that though. Watch below.
Chile, I guess... He stay disrespecting his new baby mama. SMH...
Cochran won the million dollar grand prize with all 8 jury votes. No surprise there. Sherri and Dawn were useless.
Malcolm won fan favorite with 36% over Brenda, who had 35% of the vote
I missed the first hour so I have no idea what happened with Erik other than he was medivac'ed. Major props to Brenda on her jury question to Dawn.
That reunion show was awful. Didn't talk to Michael, Eddie, or Sherri nor ANY of the pre-jury. They spent more time with Richard Hatch, Rudy, and Boston Rob.
Next season: Blood Vs Water. Bringing in the family!
so much Joanie and Peggy tonight ♥
One Hamptonite died in tonight's season finale of Revenge and this death has turned another character on to a dark path that will continue next season.
Blackout. Revenge's season finale began with the Carion program wiping out the power throughout a large part of New York. Emily, Nolan and Aiden realized that the Falcon had set them up and triggered Carion to begin when Nolan hacked the Amanda Clarke Foundation. Of course, all of this would lead to Aiden, so Emily ordered him to run. Meanwhile, Daniel was leading Charlotte through the chaotic city to their father's campaign headquarters. In the Hamptons, Jack told Victoria that a laptop existed with proof against Conrad, but it might be in his office safe. Victoria opened the safe but didn't find the laptop so Jack told her that he could broadcast the conversation where Conrad talks about getting rid of Amanda at his upcoming press conference. In the City, Regina and Declan were trapped inside of a bank and Declan realized that Regina was in love with Charlotte. As the power was restored, Regina set up a trap for Declan.
A Secret Agenda. Emily decided to head to Takeda's for help, but she and Nolan just discovered his dead body and his own box of revenge photos. One of them was the photo of a woman, while another had a mysterious man circled in red. Nolan put forward the theory that it was his killer, but Emily just wanted answers. Later, she found Aiden before he skipped town and realized that he had killed their mentor. When confronted, Aiden told her that Takeda had his own agenda for all of these years. Apparently his flight attendant girlfriend had died aboard fight 197 and he had trained them to carry out his revenge against the Graysons and the Initiative.
Setting a Trap. When Conrad returned to the Hamptons the next morning to retrieve Victoria, she told him all about Jack's plans and he decided to set a trap for him. He used Ashley's connection to Jack to convince him that he had the laptop and would return it if they met at Grayson Global. At the company, Emily recognized the man in Takeda's photos when she went to meet with Daniel and realized that he had disguised himself as an IT guy in order to gain access to Grayson Global's computers (and lead Jack into a trap) and Victoria learned that the pregnancy test she had found in their garbage actually belonged to Charlotte, not Emily as she had suspected. At Conrad's campaign HQ, Declan and Charlotte got into a fight when Regina set him up and he spent hours trying to gain access to her. After eventually getting through to Charlotte, he managed to convince her that Regina was lying to her.
Long Live David Clarke. In attendance at Conrad's press conference was the IT guy/assassin, who had a mass text sent out to all attendees and everyone connected saying "long live David Clarke". Moments later, Grayson Global exploded. Conrad, of course, took prompt advantage of the situation and tried to look like a hero in everyone's eyes, including in the press. But Emily was terrified that Jack had been caught in the blast since he was on his way to meet with Conrad. She raced upstairs and spotted a man lying on the floor but was pulled out by the first responders. It turns out that the man they found was Declan and while he was injured, he was still alive. Charlotte and Victoria headed to the hospital with the injured boy while Nolan tried to track down Jack. Jack, it turns out, had not gone into Grayson Global as planned and showed up at NolCorp, demanding to know why Nolan had warned him to stay away from Conrad. Since no one knew he was alive at the time (except for Ashley, who he went to see), he decided to play "dead". But when Ashley called to tell him that Declan was in the hospital, Emily went in to distract Victoria and Charlotte while Jack donned some scrubs and secretly visited his brother. Jack wanted them to split as soon as his brother got well but Declan dropped the bomb that Charlotte was pregnant.
Goodbye and a New Start. Emily returned to the Hamptons to find Aiden at her house. He tried to convince her to walk away, but she simply couldn't do it. Before he left, he handed her a key to a villa in Capri that they had hoped to retire to. At the hospital, Charlotte finally got an opportunity to visit with Declan and he told her that he wanted to be a part of her life and the baby's life. In the Hamptons, Emily brooded about Aiden's departure, but when Nolan stopped by they both realized Jack was missing and they set off to find him. Back in the city, Daniel met his father in the damaged Grayson Global building and told him that they had lost their fortune. Conrad seemed strangely blasé about his development, confident they could rebuild. But Daniel wanted no part of it and Conrad confessed planning the bomb attack. Daniel was horrified, but Conrad demanded his son be by his side when he was elected Governor that night. At the hospital, Nolan was surprised to learn that Declan had to have secret heart surgery.
Caught. Victoria threatened to keep an ever-growing eye on Emily, convinced that she could out-maneuver her in this game they're engaged in, but both women were surprised when they saw a news report about Aiden having been apprehended while trying to leave the country. When Daniel returned to Grayson Manor later that afternoon, he told his mother that Conrad was responsible for the explosion and Victoria confronted her husband about it when he returned home. He told her "there's no Initiative, my dear. There never was, not really. Simply a consortium of savvy businesspersons who perfected the art of profiting off other people's fear." In essence, this consortium creates disasters in order to profit off of them. He flashed back to an earlier meeting with Helen Crowley, who brought him into the plan. Victoria was horrified that he allowed her to spend all summer worried about Daniel's life. Later, when Jack turned up at the hospital, Nolan told him that Declan had died before getting into surgery. Nolan tearfully suggested that they grab Carl and leave town, but Jack angrily told his friend that he will stop at nothing to take Conrad down. When Nolan told Emily what had happened, she knew what Jack's next move would be and went to find him.
A New Plan for Revenge. Jack went to Grayson Manor to confront Conrad, but all he found was Victoria. When he pulled a gun on her, she told him she deserved it, but he couldn't do it. In the city, Nolan was arrested for terrorism by the authorities Back at Emily's house, Aiden confronted Daniel and told him that he wasn't a member of the Initiative and that all responsibility came back to the Graysons. The two got into a fight and Aiden forcefully told Daniel to let Emily go. As Nolan was interrogated by the authorities (who had a video where Padma declared Nolan to be a terrorist trained by David Clarke) and tried to direct attention to the Falcon, Emily tried to get into the VIP area of Conrad's victory party. As Conrad came out to give his acceptance speech, Emily spotted Jack in the wings and went to stop him from committing murder. She told him that all of his was because of the choices she had made and declared "I am Amanda Clarke". At Grayson Manor, Victoria was shocked to answer the door to....Patrick!
Revenge has been renewed for a third season so expect to see the show return in the fall of 2013.