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Amanda Bynes' newest mugshot is here. Us Weekly has obtained one of the first copies of the 27-year-old star's booking photo, taken at the Midtown Precinct North station in NYC at 7:42 p.m. on Thursday, May 23.
In the photo, the All That actress wears a platinum blonde wig, little-to-no makeup and a surly, upward expression. (TMZ posted a second mugshot -- in which police asked Bynes to remove the wig, revealing a buzzed short haircut.) In just her latest bust, the former child star was arrested at her NYC high-rise after building personnel noticed her smoking in the building's lobby; when cops arrived at her apartment, Bynes quickly threw her bong out the window.
She was taken to Roosevelt Hospital for psychiatric evaluation and then to the police station, where she was booked for marijuana possession, reckless endangerment and tampering with evidence.
She tweeted this an hour ago:
Inside The 48 Hours Before Amanda Bynes’ Arrest — Drugs, Paranoia & Head Shaving!
Amanda Bynes was on a troubling downward spiral in the 48 hours leading up to her arrest on Thursday night and RadarOnline.com has exclusive details about the drugs she was taking, the paranoia that ensued and why she shaved her head.
After authorities said they initially responded to Amanda’s apartment because of a report of a disorderly person, it was revealed that a caller told police the former Nickelodeon star was rolling a marijuana joint and smoking it, in the lobby of The Biltmore on W. 47th Street.
When officers arrived and confronted Amanda she threw a bong out of her 36th floor window — which she claimed Friday morning in court was a vase — but sources tell Radar that was the beginning of the end for Amanda.
“In the last couple days leading up to Amanda’s arrest she was pretty out of control. At this point everyone knows she smokes marijuana, but it’s the combination of that weed with Ecstasy, Percocet and Roxicontin that is really making her crazy,” a source close the 27-year-old told Radar.
“And Amanda doesn’t just do a little bit of these drugs, she does a lot and it makes her delusional and erratic, which is exactly what happened before she was arrested.”
According to the source, Amanda has been popping pills nearly 24/7 — taking an alarming number of pills at one time — leaving her dazed and confused.
“Amanda is completely pill’d out and mixes too many different pills with Molly [slang term for Ecstasy], which brings the high to a whole different level,” the source said.
“Amanda is literally never sober. Being on all these pills has become the usual to her so she finds her behavior normal, but her reality is completely altered. When she’s high, or even coming down from high she becomes extremely paranoid.”
Circa Britney Spears 2007, Amanda fully shaved her head sometime in the last 48 hours because she was in a dark and paranoid space, a source said.
Amanda Bynes’ Parents Say ‘No, No, No’ To Rehab; Want Troubled Star To Seek In-Patient Treatment For Mental Health Issues Instead
Amanda Bynes parents want their troubled daughter to seek in-patient treatment at a psychiatric hospital to deal with her unravelling mental health issues, which include hearing voices, RadarOnline.com has exclusively learned.
The ex-Nickelodeon star’s panicked folks, Rick and Lynn, don’t believe her “problem is rooted in an addiction to drugs,” a family insider revealed in the wake of a drama-packed 24 hours, which saw Bynes arrested and held for a psychiatric evaluation in New York.
“Amanda has been clearly using drugs, yes, including marijuana, but that is just the symptom. The fact is Amanda suffers from severe mental health issues that she refuses to accept. Rick and Lynn want her to seek in-patient treatment at a psychiatric hospital so she can be properly treated.”
The 27-year-old first began exhibiting alarming behavior in her late teens, the insider added, when she was starring in The Amanda Show and What I Like About You.
Revealed a source: “She even thought there were tracking devices in smoke detectors in her family home and would place sheets over them. Amanda also hears voices. It’s so sad for her family to watch her unravel like this.”
Bynes appeared in Manhattan Criminal Court Friday following her arrest Thursday evening for throwing a bong out the window of her apartment. She was charged with reckless endangerment, attempted tampering with evidence and unlawful possession of marijuana, all misdemeanors.
When Bynes’ parents confronted her several months ago with their concerns,” she bolted from Los Angeles and moved to New York,” leaving their relationship extremely strained.
Meanwhile, the scandal-plagued star just “doesn’t think she has anything wrong with her. She refuses to see a psychiatrist and says everyone is just out to get her!”
Ever look back at your old family photos and wonder, what the heck was I thinking? Well, no matter how outrageous your photos are, they can't compete with these shots, inspired by the Internet jewel Awkward Family Photos: the brood of Bridesmaids scene-stealer Maya Rudolph and redneck-comedy king Danny McBride
Danny McBride and Maya Rudolph. Busy couple. (Editor's note: Not a couple, but ride with us.) Killer movies this summer. (Danny: This Is the End; Maya: The Way, Way Back.)Lotsa TV. (Her Up All Night may not be returning, but his Eastbound & Down thankfully is.) Not a lotta time to bond with the six fake families we forced them to adopt.
Danny McBride: One of my friends sent me some [casting-call] link that said, "Looking for Maya Rudolph and Danny McBride look-alikes as children," and they were like, "What the fuck is this?" It said something about fuzz on their faces being a plus.
Maya Rudolph: With the child quotient, we were thinking we'd have to be on our best behavior. But then one of our daughters—cherubic face, 11 years old—started singing along to the filthiest, dirtiest southern rap.
Danny McBride: We asked one of the girls in the Christmas picture if she still believed in Santa Claus.
Maya Rudolph: Everyone's facing the camera, and she just whips around and is like: "Do you still believe in God?" Didn't miss a beat.
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Zac Efron and Dave Franco filmed a party scene for the film “Townies” in LA yesterday, May 23, 2013. In the film, Zac smokes a cigarette and throws a party. Some police come and take him away.
The Young and the Restless Will Air Jeanne Cooper Tribute On Tuesday, May 28!
Cast members and friends of the beloved actress, including Melody Thomas Scott, Christian Le Blanc, Tracey Bregman, Eric Braeden and THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL’s John McCook, as well as family members such as her son, Corbin Bernsen, recently gathered on set to shoot a celebration of the life of their late friend, who passed away earlier this month at the age of 84.
Cooper, who portrayed Katherine Chancellor for more than 39 years, was the show’s longest-running cast member. As part of the tribute episode, the cast will share their favorite memories of working with Cooper, along with personal recollections of their friendships with her.
Jill Farren Phelps in an interview with TV Guide: "We'll serve tea and let everyone talk and cry and laughs and share and we'll find the best photos and clips we can get our hands on and edit it all together into a beautiful celebration episode. This is all for Jeanne. And then later we will deal with the death of Kay Chancellor. We've already written the show into July, so it will take some time before we can address her departure on air. In the meantime, there will be references in the script that Katherine and her husband Murphy are off somewhere on a trip."
"We have not yet decided how Kay's life will actually end," Phelps said, "but we are talking a bit already about what she will leave in her wake. It will be something that will leave the memory of Kay Chancellor deeply embedded in everyone in Genoa City. What happens to Chancellor Industries? What decisions did Kay make in the event of her death? The ramifications need to be big."
Look who's already getting a mother! Just last week we brought you the news that CBS's The Bold and the Beautiful had hired Emmy winner Darin Brooks (Days of Our Lives) for the new role of heartthrob Wyatt Fuller. Now TV Guide Magazine can exclusively report that another Emmy winner, former General Hospital star Rena Sofer, has been signed to play Wyatt's mother, Quinn Fuller.
Not a lot of deets yet, except that Mama is as mysterious as Sonny Boy and both have secrets that will rock the soap.
Sofer first gained suds fame on Another World and Loving, then went on to win her Emmy as Lois Cerullo on GH. She's had recurring roles on 24, Covert Affairs, NCIS, Two and a Half Men and Heroes.
The actress starts work at B&B May 22 and will hit the air July 12.
A fan favorite is leaving Genoa City behind.
Michelle Stafford is leaving the long-running CBS soap The Young and the Restless after 16 years, a source close to the show exclusively tells E! News.
Stafford's exit follows the recent passing of beloved Young and the Restless star Jeanne Cooper, whom the show will pay tribute to with a special on Tuesday, May 28.
Nominated seven times for a Daytime Emmy in the Outstanding Leading Actress in a Drama Series category, Stafford took home the award in 2004. She also won the award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series in 1997.
Stafford recently shot a retrospective video in honor of her show’s 40th anniversary (see clip below).
When she first started on the sudser, “I was actually told that I would be recurring and that I would only be on for six weeks,” she says in the spot, smiling. “But I knew in my mind that that wasn’t going to happen.”
Stafford played fan favorite Phyllis Summers on The Young and the Restless. After joining the show in 1994, she left in 1997 before returning in 2000. (Her role was taken over by Sandra Nelson.)
THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS' Christian Jules LeBlanc (Michael) and Max Ehrich (Fen) are hitting Vegas, and you can hang out with them! The on-screen father and son are hosting a special Up Close & Personal event at the Dal Toro Ristorante at The Palazzo Resort Hotel and Casino in Las Veags, NV on Saturday, June 29.
For $210, you'll get the "Young Experience," which includes lunch, show, commemorative photo with the actors, autographs and a raffle ticket. For $260, you get the "Restless Experience," which includes the above lunch, photo and autograph, plus two raffle tickets, and attendance at a one-hour private press reception with LeBlanc and Ehrich where hors d'oeuvres and soft drinks will be served.
Plus, two lucky ticketholders will be selected to join the actors at their table for lunch!
Enough is enough! And now one of the most prolific writers in soap opera history and one of the scribes of the writing team of The Bold and the Beautiful, Patrick Mulcahey has come to the defense of Katherine Kelly Lang (Brooke, B&B), and the online banter that has fans accusing the star of sitting in the “writer’s room” or even thinking that the long time series star, writes the show!
In addition to Mulcahey, Lang’s former co-star Ronn Moss also fired back adding his comments on the allegations towards Lang on his facebook page relating: “Always amazing the way some people seem to love propagating such untrue bullshit. Their motivations are so often ego driven, insecurity driven, or just plain nasty. But the saving grace is it often backfires on them and then they have to live with that.”
Here below is what Mulcahey had to say on the situation.
TOLN takes a look at the first day on the set of the new singer in town on One Life to Live! Last week, viewers got their first glimpse and first performance of Jessie Malakouti in the role of Dusky! Dusky comes to Shelter and Blair gives her, her Llanview break when Malakouti sings one of her own tunes, “White Girl Wasted”.
From her arrival on the set for her first day of her work, to getting fit in wardrobe with designer, Susan Gammie, to shooting her performance and a behind-the-scenes look at it, to Jessie’s excitement on her first acting gig, this video takes you inside glimpse and a get to know look at the young singer!
The OnLine Network announced today changes to the writing staff of ALL MY CHILDREN and ONE LIFE TO LIVE.
In a statement the shows’ creator Agnes Nixon posted the following:
It is now my pleasure to announce that the future stories involving the lives of ALL MY CHILDREN's beloved characters are from now on in the capable hands of the co-head writers Lisa Connor and Chip Hayes, both of whom have a long and stellar history with our program.
Lisa Connor collaborated with me on the final draft of the ALL MY CHILDREN Twenty - Fifth Anniversary Family Album. For two years she also served as a line producer of the program and was creatively involved in plotting and writing daily episodes since 2002.
In addition to his six years as a producer on MELROSE PLACE, Chip Hayes in 2003, became a vital member of those devising the ongoing drama of ALL MY CHILDREN. He remains in this crucial work through its incarnation on the internet.
I agree with Prospect Park's decision to replace the head writing team for ALL MY CHILDREN. However, I particularly want to thank Marlene McPherson and Elizabeth Snyder for their incredibly positive dedication to the show and their constant helpful attitude during many long hours of intense work. It is greatly appreciated.
“We are excited for the opportunity to put the lives of our characters in the capable hands of the new writing staff,” said Prospect Park in a statement. “We appreciate their commitment to great storytelling that will build upon an already solid foundation for the residents of Llanview and Pine Valley.”
Changes to the writing staff include the appointment of Lisa Connors, currently the script editor of ALL MY CHILDREN and Chip Hayes, currently script writer of ALL MY CHILDREN, to Co-Head Writers. Additionally, Jessica Klein and Marin Gazzaniga have been promoted to Co-Head Writers of ONE LIFE TO LIVE. Jason Seidel will also join the writing staff of ONE LIFE TO LIVE.
ALL MY CHILDREN Co-Head Writers:
Lisa Connor (has won four Writers Guild Awards and a Daytime Emmy, has worked on shows including
ALL MY CHILDREN, DAYS OF OUR LIVES, GENERAL HOSPITAL, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS, AS THE WORLD TURNS, ONE LIFE TO LIVE and GUIDING LIGHT.)
Chip Hayes (ALL MY CHILDREN Writer, MELROSE PLACE Producer, Writer and Director.)
ALL MY CHILDREN Writers:
Rebecca Taylor (ALL MY CHILDREN Script Writer)
Suzanne V. Johnson (Executive on ALL MY CHILDREN and ONE LIFE TO LIVE, Head of Writer Development for ABC's daytime dramas, and Emmy award winning creator and co-executive producer of the web series, WHAT IF...)
Joanna Cohen (ALL MY CHILDREN Script Writer, journalist for Sports Illustrated)
Tara K. Walsh (Story Coordinator)
ONE LIFE TO LIVE Co–Head Writers:
Jessica Klein (AS THE WORLD TURNS Head Writer, BEVERLY HILLS, 90210 Executive Producer)
Marin Gazzaniga (AS THE WORLD TURNS and ARTHUR Writer; SO CLOSE Writer)
ONE LIFE TO LIVE Writers:
Alex Douglas (USA Network's ROYAL PAINS Writer)
Jed Seidel (GREEK, GHOST WHISPERER, VERONICA MARS Co-Executive Producer; NASH BRIDGES Supervising Producer; NASH BRIDGES, GREEK, GHOST WHISPERER, VERONICA MARS, GILMORE GIRLS, FELICITY and HOLLYWOOD HEIGHTS Writer.)
Vincent Irizarry, who plays Dr. David Hayward on ALL MY CHILDREN, posted a lengthy statement on Facebook offering his insight into Prospect Park's decision to reduce the number of new ALL MY CHILDREN and ONE LIFE TO LIVE episodes from four to two per week and highlighting what he sees as the positives behind this development.
Greetings to you all from “Pine Valley!” In fact, I just returned the other night from a very successful 5 weeks of shooting "All My Children" in Connecticut, getting my life back on track on the home front since, but I've been wanting to address many of your comments/questions re: the news that AMC/OLTL is now going to be airing on Hulu and iTunes twice a week each, rather than the 4 times per week previously airing. First, I'd like to emphasize the positives that don't seem to be getting enough attention since this news had been reported, which very much deserves mentioning. Our show was number one in viewing during the 1st week of airing on both Hulu and iTunes, while maintaining an extremely strong showing within the top 5 each week since! That's news definitely worth celebrating, due in greater part to all of our dear, loyal viewers who have been watching faithfully since their return. So please accept our sincere collective thanks to you all, apart from whom we never could have accomplished any of this.
Please understand, the decision was made out of our producers being sensitive to the viewing patterns and busy lives of all our faithful viewers. They were able to analyze by the 3rd week, many viewers were still just watching shows from the 1st week, thereby having fallen behind by 12 hours of viewing at that time already; if they were watching both shows. Their decision was based on their genuine desire to prevent any of you from falling so far behind, whereas you begin to experience catching up as an obligation, or worse, as a burden. The content and stories of these shows are being produced as moving much faster than they originally were on network, with each episode being substantive and important not to miss. Also, even though they're half-hour in length, that's 25 mins of show time compared to 35 mins of show time on a 1 hour network soap. Not much of a difference, especially considering the density of each episode airing compared to those of the 1 hour network shows. Even those shows prepare themselves for viewers dropping off several days within the week, knowing that not all their episodes will be seen in their entirety, which is why they’re known for moving slower in pace and story, preventing those of you from missing story if any given show is not seen. Because of how fast our shows move, we don't have that luxury, wishing you to miss nothing.
Considering that many of our favorite nighttime shows are 1 hour in length per week, with only 13 episodes per season, our 1 hour of shows each week, at 110 or more for the year, is again, an embarrassment of riches by comparison for those of us who love these shows and are excited to have the ability to enjoy them once again. Yes, it's now "Anytime" rather than "Daytime," and our producers are committed to helping us all enjoy these shows at our leisure, without the stress attached to falling way behind. With the great number of episodes being offered for this year, I’m confident that we’ll all be satisfied with the many hours of viewing pleasure available to us all. We, as a cast and production team, are extremely proud of our beloved shows airing, and can’t be more grateful to all of you for your overwhelming expressions of excitement and support for all we’re doing to bring these iconic shows back for you to enjoy. We’re also sincerely humbled by your very vocal expressions of love and enthusiasm for what you’ve all been seeing. It is ours, and most importantly, Prospect Park’s intention to do whatever possible to enable us to continue bringing these cherished shows into your homes, whether via your flat screens, your tablets, computers, or even your cell phones for many, many more years, and hopefully, generations to come. Group hug, Vincent : )
Snoop Lion will be appearing as himself in brand new episodes beginning with the Tuesday, May 28th installment of One Life to Life, and the following episodes on Thursday, May 30th, Tuesday, June 4th and Thursday, June 6th. On the series, Snoop Lion is set to visit the fictional town of Llanview to promote his new film, Reincarnated.
Snoop ends up making a powerful impact on Matthew Buchanan and also appears in multiple scenes with Robert S. Woods, Hillary B. Smith, Corbin Bleu and Kelley Missal.
Snoop is no stranger to One Life to Live, as he has made several appearances as Snoop Dogg when the show aired on ABC. To celebrate Snoop’s return to Llanview, The OnLine Network will makeover their website and social networks by using Snoop’s popular and innovative photo-bombing app “Snoopify” to encourage OLTL fans to interact via Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
The week of May 27th, the OnLine Network’s Instagram (@OneLifeToLive) is hosting a “Snoopify” take over which will exclusively feature images of the cast that have been manipulated with an array of iconic Snoop symbols and Rastafarian-inspired stickers from the app itself. In addition, fans will be encouraged to use the hashtag #SnoopOLTL to share their own “Snoopified” images and favorite moments from the new Snoop episodes all over social media.
GENERAL HOSPITAL's Jimmy Deshler (Rafe) appeared on TWIN CITIES LIVE back in April. Check out his interview below:
Out this summer, the inaugural issue will cover Bregman's journey to "conscious living."
In anticipation of CBS’ May 28 tribute to Jeanne Cooper, the longtime star of The Young and the Restless who died at 84, EW obtained this exclusive photo of Jess Walton (Jill Foster Abbott), seen above with costar Michelle Stafford (Phyllis Summers Newman), from the special. We also talked to Walton about shooting it and what she remembers about her beloved costar.
“We tell the audience what we are about to do in the special and then five different groups talk about her. What was really funny was how much we all had in common. Kristoff St. John was a little pissed off because he thought he had a special relationship with her and it turns out everybody had a special relationship with her. She had the power to make everyone feel so special.
There was a choreography to what we did together in a scene. If one gets too antagonistic, the other gets more sensitive. If one was too big, the other would take it down. If one was too reactive, the other would underplay it. It was like a dance. She was a magnificent woman, one of the most complete human beings. Hilariously funny, super-sensitive, very intelligent, very feisty. She could talk the hind end out of a horse but was never boring. She was everything, this woman. No wonder people are missing her so much. It was so brilliant of the producers to do this. Fans absolutely needed that closure and it gave all of us a certain amount of closure. It was really good for us.
I don’t even know yet (how the show will address her death). I know Jill will grieve horribly, but take advantage of it at the same time. That mansion is half hers, you know. She will inherit it!”
Y&R cast members Christian LeBlanc and Greg Rikaart were among the attendees.
He’s one of the newest cast members to Prospect Park’s The Online Network reboot of “One Life To Live,” but as The Banner’s freelance news reporter Jeffrey, Corbin Bleu fits in like he’s been in Llanview for years.
The “High School Musical” and Broadway alum (he starred in, “In The Heights”) was thrown into the deep end of Llanview as soon as the show debuted online in late April, pairing him up on screen with Victoria Lord, played by multi-Emmy winner Erika Slezak.
AccessHollywood.com: Jeffrey’s a great character, but you felt bad for him the first week of episodes because he brought Victoria this huge story about her forever arch rival, Dorian, and he’s still freelance.
Corbin Bleu: You know what, it’s one of those thing with soaps. It’s just the build. … You gotta keep ‘em down until that one twist finally comes. He’ll get his day.
Access: Jeffrey apparently has a dark side. Does it have to do with his work or his personal life?
Corbin: It’s a combination of both. I’m trying… not to give too much here, but you’ll definitely find out some stuff about his past that has its own little puppet strings on his future.
Access: Tell me about jumping in with the pace of a soap opera. People on soaps have one of the hardest jobs in the acting world because there are so many pages to get through.
Corbin: It’s funny because I heard about it and I’d been told stories and I thought I understood what I was getting myself into. It was not until the first day of work that I was like, ‘Woah!’ I had no idea. I memorize anywhere between 20-50 pages [of dialogue] a day and it’s just the craziest thing. I’ve worked on Broadway and that’s a difficult venue in itself. … With this, there’s always something new going on, so you’re always on your toes. It’s not stale. The hard part is just getting it crammed into your brain for the next day. … Once you start, it is [an] unstoppable locomotive and I don’t really get to work on stuff until the end of the day, so once I’m done, in the evening time is when I’m going, ‘How am I gonna get ready tomorrow?’
Access: At least you are in Stamford, Conn., where I don’t imagine you have a huge network of friends just yet, or things you are used, to because it is a new place for you guys to film.
Corbin: You are so beyond right. It’s 45 minutes away from New York City, so for the weekend I go into New York, but during the week, yeah, there’s not really too much going on there. I have a 45 minute walk to a mall, so it’s not even worth it. I pretty much just chill in the hotel room and work. … Luckily, the friends that I have are just the best possible friends. They all know me and get me and understand when I work on a project, I kind of disappear. I don’t really take a lot of phone calls, I don’t really text back and forth a whole ton, and even more so with this. … I do my best to talk to my family every day.
Access: You’ve got to keep in touch with the family!
Corbin: I’ll tell you one good thing, my father, he’s the one that I run my lines with every day, ‘cause he’s an actor as well. He’s been doing this longer than I have and he’s been my coach my whole life so I Skype with him every night, so I get a chance to see the rest of my family as well. But he’s the one I run my lines with.
Access: There is a nightclub in Llanview – Shelter, and throughout ‘OLTL’s history, characters have performed in various venues. Any plans to take the stage?
Corbin: [Executive Producer] Jennifer Pepperman and I… had several long conversations before even starting. … The thing with Jeffrey, because of how involved he is in his work, and stuff that we will start to reveal later on about what his true purpose and everything is, I don’t know if singing [fits in] there. … So probably not. I’m gonna say ‘No’ on that, which is totally cool with me because I prefer it that way, just because I don’t need to sing in every project.
As part of the 2013 GENERAL HOSPITAL Fan Club Weekend, Kristen Alderson (Kiki) and Chad Duell (Michael) will be hosting a special event of their own on Friday, July 26, from 4-6 pm at the Sportsmen's Lodge in Studio City, CA. To get up-close and personal with the young stars, send a money order for $70 per ticket and a S.A.S.E. to Jim Warren, PO Box 3555, Hollywood, CA 90078.
Does Bill have a relative coming to town? B&B is looking for a Caucasian female in her mid-to-late 40s to play Julie Spencer, a beautiful, smart and sophisticated businesswoman. The role is recurring, with a possibility of it becoming contract.
The show wants recognizable names only.
Minnesota native Jimmy Deshler is well adjusted to his new life in Los Angeles, but he will never stray far from his Minnesota roots. Jimmy is a resident of Port Charles after landing the role of Rafe on ABC’s long-running soap opera “General Hospital.” Jimmy will be on the big screen in the upcoming release “Beyond the Mat.” He spends his free time on the ice as a member of an LA-based ice hockey team. Here are his favorite places in America…
My favorite place to visit in the U.S. is…is Key Largo, FL. This is a vacation I take every year and it is one of those vacations that is truly just relaxing and taking in the sun. It’s just me, the hammock, and the sun. Oh, and of course, a little bit of fishing and snorkeling too.
The first thing I do when I go to Key Largo is…Put on my swim trunks and hit the deck of the boat. (We stay at a friend’s place who have a house boat.)
Everyone should visit…the Black Hills/Rapid City area of South Dakota…at least once. It has the most amazing scenery from the rocky hills to Custer State Park. I like the rustic feel of the area, it’s not as “modernized” as some tourist areas. It takes you back in history in the small towns of Keystone and Hill City where you can see reenactments of gun fights in the street and ride the 1880s steam engine train. And then there’s Mt Rushmore and Crazy Horse which are amazing and hard to believe that human hands are responsible for these landmarks.
A pleasant surprise was…the Black Hills because I expected that it wouldn’t be that exciting and the scenery wouldn’t be good. It turned out to be just the opposite, it has some of the most amazing roads, like Iron Mountain Road and the Pigtail Bridges. I would also recommend staying at Spokane Creek Cabins. It is in the middle of the hills with rustic log cabins but all the amenities and there are hills to hike right behind the cabins.
My favorite restaurant in the U.S. is…Las Margaritas in Cottage Grove, Minnesota.
The best place to find…an amazing burrito…is at…at Las Margaritas in Cottage Grove, MN. This burrito is loaded with meat and cheese and topped with a white cheese sauce.
Some great towns people may not know about to visit are…Ojai, California; Duluth, Minnesota; Rapid City, South Dakota
My favorite road trip truck stop is…the TA Travel Center in Eloy, Arizona on I-10 & Toltec Rd. I love this stop on the way to my Grandma’s because there is a Taco Bell inside the store. No greasy truck stop food for me, just give me some Taco Bell.
My favorite airport in the US is…MSP-Minneapolis/St Paul International Airport, because it’s my hometown and it’s familiar. I can usually catch one of my favorite sports teams to watch while I wait for my flight or they have hundreds of free iPads with WiFi to use while you wait.
The rumored post-season changeover at Katie Couric’s daytime syndicated talk show is a reality. I’ve learned that veteran daytime talk show producer Rachel Miskowiec will be joining Katie as executive producer for the upcoming second season. She will replace Michael Morrison, who came on board in January, succeeding original executive producer Jeff Zucker who left to take over CNN. The move comes a month after original Katie co-executive producer Michael Bass followed his former boss Zucker to CNN. (He was replaced by Ethan Nelson, with producer Matt Strauss also getting a bump to serve as co-exec producer alongside Kathy Samuels.) The shakeup also follows a rocky freshman season for Katie.
After a strong opening, the show slipped in the ratings. Its numbers eventually leveled off and Katie remained No.1 in households among all freshmen for the entire season but it has been running neck and neck in households and total viewers with fellow rookie Steve Harvey, which has been edging Katie in the key women 25-54 demographic. Katie also has been struggling with its identity, with Couric, who also serves as exec producer, reportedly pushing for news-making interviews and more serious journalistic approach normally reserved for in-depth news programs like 60 Minutes as opposed to daytime TV’s conventional emphasis on lighter fare and celebrities. (Katie drew its largest audience to date with the January Manti Te’o interview, which averaged almost 3.8 million viewers.) With Katie searching for direction, I hear Morrison, who helped launch Late Night With Conan O’Brien, never quite fit in a tough environment. Such growing pains are not unusual for a daytime talk show. CBS’ The Talk went through controversial executive producer and co-host changes during and after its freshman season but, after a rough start, has become a success story.
GENERAL HOSPITAL's Bradford Anderson (Spinelli) is confirming to his Twitter followers that he's now a "non-contract" player. "Hey friends, I am still at GH and will continue to be," he says. "Recurring isn't a bad word. Keep watching, great stuff is coming!" Spixie fans, do not fret.
Like he says, "non-contract" does not necessarily mean "adios Jackal." It can also mean freed up to do outside projects.
Anderson joined GH in November 2006 as, yes, a "non-contract player" and was given a contract six months later. He, along with other former GH co-stars Steve Burton (ex-Jason), Scott Reeves (ex-Steve) and Brandon Barash (ex-Johnny) is currently tour with their band, Port Chuck.
How would you like to spend two hours with three of GENERAL HOSPITAL's hottest young stars? Well, as part of the GH Fan Club Weekend, Bryan Craig (Morgan), Tequan Richmond (TJ) and Jimmy Deshler (Rafe) will be hosting their own event which should prove to be a lot of fun! The event will be held on friday, July 26, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at the Sportsmen's Lodge in Studio City, CA. Tickets are $65, and can be ordered by sending a money order only along with a S.A.S.E. to Jim Warren, PO Box 3555, Hollywood, CA 90078.
Daytime veteran/interior designer Linda Dano (ex-Rae, GENERAL HOSPITAL/ALL MY CHILDREN/ONE LIFE TO LIVE) has some exciting new pieces in her Linda Dano Home Collection for QVC that she will be unveiling on the shopping channel on Tuesday, May 28!
The 2013 spring collection features Dano's signature storage trunks, a show-stopping animal print chest and throw pillows, versatile bamboo rugs and easel, richly colored linens, and other stylish accessories including the return of her beveled mirror centerpieces in new sizes. "As hard as it is to believe that I'm celebrating 20 years with QVC, it's been the perfect way for me to reach so many more people than I could have imagined," she says. "It is a collaboration that allows me to be passionate about good taste, style, versatility and craftsmanship and for me to show them how each piece works in any style home decor: traditional, modern or eclectic."
Let Dano help you make your home a sanctuary! Tune in to QVC on Tuesday, May 28, from 3-4 p.m. EST. The pieces (as well as others from her collection) will also be available on-line at www.qvc.com.
Newcomer Amber Skye Noyes, whose brother, Tyler, portrayed a young CJ Roberts back in the early 1990′s on “One Life to Live,” has been cast as Michelle, Matthew Buchanan’s (Robert Gorrie) online girlfriend. Viewers will recall that Matthew and Michelle began communicating via Facebook in recent episodes. Noyes debuts on the Thursday, June 27 episode of the soap.
Alice Callahan has joined the cast in the role of Kate, a teacher who gets involved in Jack Manning’s (Andrew Trischitta) life while he attends summer school. Callahan first airs Thursday, June 27.
In a detailed blog post on her official website, the Pine Valley veteran assures fans that when it comes to the future of both shows, "Every little thing gonna be alright now!"
“Based on our shared history of our beloved show being sent down the tubes [via ABC], radical changes mean loss,” she writes. “Loss feel like shit, let’s just cut to the chase. When someone ‘pulls the rug out’ or does a ‘bait and switch,’ you feel a natural, physical, ‘punch to the gut’ kind of feeling. I know. I had it too. But it is a reaction based on the past, not the facts of the present.
In my past, I was fired. Then I was forgotten,” she continues. “At various times, I have been loved and then treated like shit. I still have a wincing reaction when any news about the show comes out, like someone is about to punch my grandmother. But that is not happening. No one is punching Grandma. The fact is, nothing is wrong. Let me say it again. The show is not going anywhere.”
OLTL has announced five new hires. GL vet Ron Raines (ex-Alan) will join the cast as Carl Petersen, the mysterious benefactor of Corbin Bleu's Jeffrey. ATWT alum Paolo Seganti (ex-Damian) will play Arturo Bandini, a wealthy member of a family who is influential in the art world. Another former Oakdale citizen, Marnie Schulenberg (ex-Alison) will play Jo Sullivan, the producer of David's reality show; Jack's summer school teacher will be played by Alice Callahan. Seganti and Callahan debut on June 27; Schulenberg arrives on July 23; and August 20 will mark the first appearance of Raines.
Camryn Grimes (ex-Cassie) is back in Genoa City today taping scenes and her first show will air on Monday, July 8.
Specifics are being kept under wraps but it is more than just a one-day visit. Grimes originated the role of Nick and Sharon's daughter in 1997 and played the part until the character's shocking death in 2005, the effects of which are still felt in storyline today.
The actress has made several guest appearances since then, and was most recently spotted on the big screen as the "Birthday Girl" in Magic Mike.
If you're looking to snag a gorgeous, exotic, worldly mate, who better to point you in the right direction than GENERAL HOSPITAL's Antonio Sabáto Jr. (ex-Jagger)? He is currently teaming up with International dating Web site AnastasiaDate.com as their celebrity spokesperson to discuss new trends in dating that will help people find and maintain love in a cross-cultural digital world. "AnastasiaDate's mission to connect men and women from all over the world resonates with my own personal belief that everyone should expand their understanding of love, dating and relationships across any borders," says Sabáto. "Working with AnastasiaDate, I get to help drive attention to how on-line dating is bringing people together who never would have met otherwise."
The dating service was founded by a Russian-American couple whose mission is to help others find love from around the world. "The girls are in South America, Russia, Southeast Asia... it's worldwide," says Sabáto. "You meet in a small gathering after a long process of speaking to them and getting to know them [through the service]. It's really well done."
For more information, visit www.AnastasiaDate.com!
Kendall threw a surprise party for Ryan and Greenlee, whose marriage shocked everyone. Babe regained her memory of the accident. Kendall supported JR's revenge plans. Maggie and Bianca ran into Krystal and Babe at the crash site. Kendall got rid of all traces of Ryan in her condo. Greenlee prevented Ryan from drinking poisoned scotch. Babe and Krystal considered telling Bianca the truth about Bess. Greenlee told David to leave Ryan alone. Ryan told Kendall he wanted peace. Danielle sued Reggie. Edmund went home to Wildwind. Aidan impressed Anita with his handling of the kids. Babe couldn't admit the truth about Bess and Miranda. Brooke was suspicious of Adam when she saw him with Jamie. JR revealed his dark side. Erica was angry when she found out Bobby's real identity. Ryan kissed Greenlee while dreaming of Kendall. Derek arrived to question Babe about Paul's disappearance.
Henry told Margo and Tom that Katie was telling the truth after they rescued him from the mental hospital. Simon returned a free man and helped Katie escape. Pilar gave a check to Russ who posted bail and disappeared. After Margo resists Doc's advances, she fantasizes about him. Barbara said she could see again after Walker removed her bandages. Barbara received flowers and card from James and demanded to see him. Jordan refused to sign the divorce and custody papers after learning he was Cabot's biological father. Rosanna tried to leave town but was stopped by Jack and Carly. Sierra returned with a new husband. Alison moved out after telling Chris the truth about her job at Metro.
Brooke finally tells Nick what she feels for him. Ridge eavesdrops on Nick while he receives an ominous phone call. Ridge then tries to search Nick's computer for damaging evidence against him. Caitlin invites someone new to live in her home. Deacon tells Jackie that Massimo hired him to find out who she is cheating with.
Sami couldn't accept Marlena's death and set out on a path of vengeance against family and friends. Bo and Hope put out an APB on Shawn while Jan covered her tracks and made sure her captive was secure and incommunicado. Kate and John comforted each other, while Philip hoped that the longer Shawn stayed away from Belle, the stronger his chances would be to win over her trust and affection. Nicole was disenchanted that Crystal was a houseguest at the mansion. Kate was horrified when Lucas told her the intended to marry Sami and be a family with her and Will. Marlena was shocked and bewildered to learn that she was "alive" and now living on an island that was a duplicate Salem, that the stalker terror was all a hoax, and that she was brainwashed into believing that she had killed so many of her beloved family and friends. Marlena was reunited with Abe, Roman, Alice, and Doug as they all were determined to find their way home to their family.
Lorenzo arrives with a doctor at Mary's house to tend to a wounded Nikolas. Emily later confesses to Mary that she shot the intruder (Nikolas). Jax tells Courtney that instead of giving her half of his winnings in Monte Carlo, he will bet her 10 million dollars if she doesn't sleep with him within three months and Courtney, thinking she can hold of his advances, accepts the bet. Sam tells Carly that Jason is her baby's father and Jason tells Courtney that he is the father of Sam's baby. Sam decides to accept Jason's marriage proposal of sorts for the sake of the baby. Due to DNA evidence, Laura becomes the number 1 suspect in Ross Duncan's murder, but the focus shifts to Skye when Tracy gives Ric the pictures she took of Skye with Ross' corpse. Skye and Luke devise a plan to help Luke break out of jail after he is denied bail. Carly goes to The Cellar and tells Faith that Faith has no claim on the Cellar because her claims "have about as much substance" as Faith does and Carly regains ownership of the Cellar. Skye asks Emily to help occupy Lucky so that he does not become more involved in Luke's legal troubles or the manhunt for Laura. Emily takes Lucky to go on a trip to Los Rocas that Nikolas planned before he died. Mary and "Connor" use Lorenzo's private jet to go to Mexico so that "Connor" can recuperate after being shot. Georgie and Dillon set out to discover who the mystery voice that Dillon heard happens to be.
Danny's and the feds cover-up plan to murder Eden as a way to solidify his return to the mob went very awry after Michelle was caught in the crossfire. Danny was grateful to Tony who saved Michelle's life but put his alliance with Vinnie in jeopardy. Much to Lizzie's dissatisfaction, Michele's accident made Tammy realize the importance of family and she reconciled with Cassie and Edmund and returned home to the Beacon. Springfield mourned Eden, while Bill was convinced that Salerno put a hit on her and was out for revenge. Frank vowed to investigate Eden's "death" to try to find a link to the mob. To protect lives, Jeffrey forbid a desperate and emotional Eden to tell Bill she was alive and to say goodbye, while Danny who was overcome with his own grief and unhappiness at the turn of events allowed Bill one last happy moment with the love of his life.
Viki's heart transplant was postponed after the donor heart was contaminated by Dr. Long. Dr. Long was later arrested after he attacked Marcie and Michael on the hospital rooftop. Dorian told Ben about Viki's health crisis and that his heart was the perfect match. Ben died as a result, and Asa and Renee said goodbye to their son. Viki decided to have the transplant. Carlotta told Antonio that Adriana's father is Carlotta's brother. Todd and Kelly hid Paul's body in a landfill only to discover it was missing later. Kevin became suspicious of Kelly. Natalie was accused of murdering Paul, who later turned out to be alive. Travis paid Starr a visit and told her he would be near Llanview for the summer.
Antonio bid farewell to Pilar, but Pilar begged him not to leave Harmony. Whitney interrogated Theresa about her latest scheme as everyone awaited the results of Theresa's pregnancy test. The mystery couple was revealed to be a not-so-deceased Martin Fitzgerald and Katherine Crane. Liz snooped around for information on the night of TC's accident. Luis tried to seduce Sheridan, but she was outraged that she had been kidnapped. During a late-night swim, Luis hit his head and fell to the bottom of the ocean. Sheridan surfaced, unaware that Luis was in trouble.
Grace found out that Cameron was alive and back in Genoa City. Jill found out that Mac was back in town. Cameron offered Nick a job as chief operating officer of his computer software company. Neil turned over evidence of Kevin's innocence in the electrocution case to Detective Weber. Kevin set himself on fire. Esther returned to help Katherine. Abby saw her mother and Nikki talking, and Abby recognized Nikki as the woman who was married to her "other" daddy.
Marlena finds evidence of Kristen's deception; Gabi worries when she can't find her baby.
Brady puts Kristen in the hot seat; Maggie tries to convince Nick to reveal the truth to Gabi.
Brady faces a tough choice; Nick comes clean to Gabi.
Friday ("Comforting Brady")
Kristen's loved ones try to cheer her up; Nicole gives Brady a shoulder to cry on.
Epiphany leads a tour for the new interns.
The town receives visitors from the past.
5/28 Morgan gives in to temptation.
Luke and Tracy discuss their friendship.
AJ and Monica talk about the meaning behind a mysterious text message.
5/29 Lulu recalls the pain of Stavros.
Tracy rushes Luke to the hospital.
Everyone gathered at the Haunted Star is shocked to find out who their host is.
5/30 Luke gets some test results.
Alexis gives her nephew a piece of her mind.
Lulu shares her thoughts and a memory with Dante.
5/31 Milo is thrilled to learn that Lulu's memory has returned.
Michael and Kiki share a tender moment
Maya is put in a tough situation; Taylor mistakenly believes that her future with Eric is solid.
Tuesday ("Odd Encounter")
Hope and Steffy meet for the first time since Steffy's heartbreak; Bill issues a stern warning to Liam about living up to the Spencer name.
Wednesday ("Brooke's Plan")
Donna goes along with Brooke's plan with Eric; Steffy gives Hope a piece of her mind.(CC) (Stereo)
Thursday ("Seducing Eric")
Brooke uses her sex appeal to get what she wants; Bill can't believe that Donna knows his secret.
Friday ("Taking a Risk")
Carter has a risky idea in order to capture Maya's interest; Bill and Brooke try to fight temptation.
5/27, Nick and Phyllis join forces to help Summer.
5/28, Cast members, friends and family remember actress Jeanne Cooper.
5/29, Avery wonders what is bothering Nick; Devon notices the connection between Tyler and Lily.
5/30, Carmine influences Fen; Lauren and Traci deal with issues from their past.
5/31, Sharon spies Nick and Phyllis sharing a moment; Michael considers an offer.
Monday, May 27
David has developed a new medical device, but will he be able to convince Joe to put him back on the staff at Pine Valley Hospital? While working together, Zach and Lea unlock a secret password to a website that shows the hell Cassandra has been going through since being abducted by sex traffickers. Uri learns some disturbing information about Cassandra and decides that she has to go, but it’s not exactly what Cassandra has in mind. Will she ever find her way home? Will Miranda finally learn the truth about her father?
Wednesday, May 29
Opal gets a surprise visitor, but she’s not thrilled to see who is on her doorstep. While in New York with Pete, Celia’s visions grow more intense. Just as Pete tries to uncover what is wrong, his attention is swayed to a televised press conference that could change Cortlandt Electronics forever. After feeling like an outsider with classmates at Jane’s Addiction, Miranda finds comfort in a new friend. Jesse, Zach and Lea chase a lead they have in finding Cassandra. But is it too late?
Tuesday, May 28
Natalie seeks advice from her parents on how to deal with the phone call. Blair asks Tea for a favor. Bo and Nora get a surprise visit from an old friend. Guest starring Snoop Lion.
Thursday, May 30
Trouble arises at Buchanan Family poker night. Matthew and Dani clash over Matthew’s new friend. Cutter scrambles when disaster strikes Shelter again, but is it really an accident this time? Guest starring Snoop Lion.
The Viking's Adrian Peterson is no fan of gay marriage
With Chris Kluwe's departure to Oakland, it seems like eons since any of the Minnesota Vikings have weighed in with their views on the hot button issue of gay marriage.
Thankfully, Adrian Peterson has filled the void (Oh Tobias, you blowhard!).
The NFL MVP said "I'm not with that" when the conversation turned to same-sex marriage during a Thursday interview on Sirius/XM NFL satellite radio.
The star running back was asked by hosts Bruce Murray and Amani Toomer whether he thought the Vikings cut their longtime punter because of his vocal support of gay marriage. And as he so often does with tacklers, he took the issue head on.
"To each his own. I'm not with it," Peterson said. "But I have relatives that, you know, are gay (trust me, they don't like you). I'm not biased towards them. I still treat them the same. I love them. But again, I'm not with that. That's not something that I believe in. But to each his own."
Peterson said he saw no ulterior motives in the release of Kluwe.
"I'm sure the Vikings' organization did not release him based on that," Peterson said. "They know Kluwe. They've been knowing him for a long time. They know he's outspoken."
The punter occasionally known as Chris Warcraft is now an Oakland Raider, and Peterson will miss him.
"It hurt me to see him leave. He was a good friend of mine and a really cool guy, man," Peterson said. "Probably one of the smartest guys I've ever been around, man. ... Different (have something you want to share with the class?)."
Since few of you fork over the monthly coin it takes to listen to satelliteradio, here are some other highlights from the All Day interview:
-- Peterson apparently has tired of the 2,500-yard talk and is looking for more. "I'm just setting that bar right there for now and then, you know, here in the future I can go ahead and put up thirty-five (hundred). How about that?"
-- Peterson said "I don't know" when asked what Christian Ponder has to do for the Vikings to take the next step this season. "I don't feel right to sit here and point out (Ponder's) flaws when there are things I need to improve on, as well." (Though Peterson's self-improvement list likely is significantly shorter than Ponder's).
-- The former Oklahoma Sooner said "his heart was thumping" when he heard about the devastating tornado that hit suburban Oklahoma City on Monday, and he's planning to make a contribution to Moore victims through his All Day Foundation.
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Guitarist on the birth of the band's latest LP, 'The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here'
For Jerry Cantrell, talking about the past is beyond old. After all, when his band of a quarter century, Alice in Chains, finally released its fourth LP in 2009, journalists and fans alike seemed more interested in exhuming history than talking about new co-lead singer William DuVall, or the surprisingly energized sound of Black Gives Way to Blue. The gab, of course, was about Layne Staley, the band's former frontman who died in 2002, and the circuitous and painful path on which their early '90s Seattle ascendance placed the band.
"A lot of the external questions were put to rest on Black Gives Way to Blue," says Cantrell. "And with the few internal ones we had, we'd proven to ourselves that we'd done the right thing. We're really proud, first and foremost, of how we handled ourselves through everything. We didn't pull any punches. We answered every question. We talked about every painful thing. We did all of that on that first record, facing everything and moving on. We did it with class and style, and we made a damn good record. We've always had a saying in this band that when you bet on yourself, you're going to win. And we've always bet on ourselves. We carried that into this record."
Back then, he endured it, but The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here should divert that chatter entirely: An assured, diverse, heated record with galvanized hooks, aggressive guitar solos, and one lugubrious ballad ("Scapel") that flickers like a distant candle. DuVall and Cantrell sing well with each other here — no, not like Staley and Cantrell, but like DuVall and Cantrell, two vocalists comfortable trading patient lead lines or settling in to back his counterpart.
For the better part of the next year, the band will be on the road behind these new songs. After that, Cantrell says, they'll rest and return to the studio — a relatively new quartet with more material left to make. "A really important lesson we've learned is to take things one step at a time and enjoy what you are doing now and keep your head in where you are now," Cantrell explains. "If you're looking too far down the road or too hard over your shoulder, you're going to fucking fall down."
We caught up with Cantrell on a tour stop in Milwaukee, where he explained why he won't be playing too much off the new record.
Your album isn't out for two more weeks, but you're on tour now. How do the new songs fit into the set?
Well, in the old days — if you start out with "in the old days," you're totally an old fuck — you were able to play a lot more stuff live. But with the advent of the Internet and sharing and shit going everywhere, you can't do that anymore. We really haven't been playing anything off the new record that's not out yet. We've been playing "Hollow" and "Stone," and now that it's going to be released, we're thinking about whipping out "Phantom Limb" and maybe a few more. We used to play new stuff all of the time. When we were touring Facelift, we probably played half of Dirt on the end of that tour. It's a cool thing to be able to do, but you hardly have any control over your own music. We'd rather wait until you get the best quality version of what we created before you start getting shitty iPhone versions from crappy gigs.
Does that make you feel more guarded over your music?
You always have to protect your stuff, but it's something you now have to be way more careful about. Early on, with the demos for Facelift, before it even came out, we were hanging out with the Pantera guys, and Phil Anselmo talked me into giving him a copy back in '89. He started passing copies around to bands and shit, and then [then-Columbia president] Don Ienner got in my ass for that. It didn't go that far, though, just to a few bands. If that happens today, it goes everywhere. If somebody turned you on to something back when I was coming up, it was that much more special: "Nobody's heard this yet. Check this out." I'm from a different era, and I just haven't gotten used to it. I don't necessarily think it's a healthier situation for music or for people who enjoy music.
But is it flattering that, 25 years into Alice in Chains, people still might want to bootleg the new songs and actually spread the recordings?
It's flattering that people dig it, but it doesn't make that situation any better. What bums me out is that some of the creative control in the way that you would like to do things has been taken away. You don't have a say when your record gets leaked. You don't have a say in what day everyone can get it. You don't have a say when somebody gets a demo or records something, what they're going to do with it. Having a choice taken away from you in the name of convenience or even greater good still doesn't feel that great. The thing that I dig the most about the making of this music is that we've lived the lives that we've lived, gone through what we have, and continue to be a vital band that's pointing forward and not looking back. That's what I like.
Speaking of the past, do you question your guitar choices more than you used to, or less?
I could probably play more. I'm pretty lazy. I used to play a hell of a lot more, but I'm OK where I'm at. I am what I am, to quote Popeye, and I'm OK with that. I've learned that, for me, doing anything too much will burn you out on it. I'm not going to write a song again for a while. This is it. I'll collect riffs, and little ideas will come. But I don't want to sit down and write a bunch of songs until we decide to start writing and recording again. You have to put it away for a while. That way, it's exciting and challenging when you go into it.
What songs made it possible to build this record?
The riff from "Hollow" came about on the last show of that last tour. Sean and I were really sick in Vancouver, and it got worse as we came down the coast and ended in Vegas. I was just feeling horrible, but we were warming up before the show. I stumbled onto that riff. Nick Raskulinecz, our producer, was there and our manager, Beno [David "Beno" Benveniste]. I knew I stumbled onto something when they cocked their heads. Probably the first song demoed was "Voices," and that demo pretty much resembles what it turned into. I had shoulder surgery that I chose to have to fix some cartilage, and I couldn't play guitar at that point. The riff for "Stone" was going through my head, but I couldn't play guitar. So I grabbed my iPhone and sang the riff into it. Luckily what I was humming was in drop D, because that's exactly where it needs to be played to get that extra low note. Those were the key three songs.
Younger musicians could look at your career and think that perhaps it's best to go through hell and back, just like Alice in Chains. Do you advise against it?
Everybody goes through hell and back. That's just living life. The only thing different about being in a band or being in public life is that the lights are brighter and the volume is louder — that's it.
You said in a 2011 interview that you've never been a political band or a band about messages. But the title track here is obviously biting commentary on intolerance.
I don't know that I've ever said we never had a message. What I probably said is that a lot of stuff we say is not completely overt. Even in that song, I think there is a poetry and lyricism and a sense of humor. It's not a subject we haven't thought about or written about before— "Man in the Box,""God Smack,""Bleed the Freak." Read the lyrics. It's not new territory. It's not a political thing, like railing against the church or a faith. It's just "What the fuck? Really?" There are some things that don't work here anymore. Can we incorporate some facts into our belief system? Can we be nicer to each other? Can we accept somebody that believes something different than you, and we can try not to hurt them if they do?
We aren't we being nicer to each other?
The beauty and the ugliness are together in all of us. We're human beings. We're flawed. A lot of how you learn is by making a lot of mistakes. I don't have an answer. I'm only able to reflect some things of myself and things that I see around me. That is art's job, to reflect that society back to itself through the lens of an individual. Anyway, I'm getting too highfalutin. It's a good song.
Another positive review for Alice in Chains' sure to be fantastic new album The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here
Alice In Chains "The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here" Album Review — 5 out of 5 stars
"Before you ask for something better, you should know I'm practiced at goodbyes," sings Jerry Cantrell on "Choke", the final send-off of The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here [Out May 28, 2013].
It's a chilling, yet unforgettable line on par with the most poetic moments of Dirt or even 2009's phenomenal Black Gives Way to Blue, for that matter. The Alice in Chains vocalist and guitarist shakes off a faint acoustic guitar for towering distortion on the chorus. Make no mistake about it. Moments like that comprise The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here, solidifying it as another classic from a band whose catalog is built on classics.
Whether it’s the five minute-plus psychedelic sludge of "Hollow" or the swaggering snap of "Stone", Alice In Chains preserve the hallmarks of their sound, while elevating the songwriting yet again. Everybody contributes too. "Hollow" wouldn't be the same without Mike Inez's immortal bass chug fortifying it. The same could be said for Sean Kinney's tempered grooves on "Pretty Done". At the eye of the storm, Cantrell trades vocals with Willaim DuVall as the two muster their own inimitable and intangible chemistry.
Still, it comes back to the songs. Who writes rock songs as well as Alice In Chains? That's a very short list. "Voices" conjures Jar of Flies-era pensiveness with its own vocal levity. However, it's during the heavy tracks that Alice In Chains holds up the pantheon. Crossing the six minute mark, the title track bares its teeth with a seesawing groove, but "Lab Monkey" might just be the trippiest gem the band's ever mined. This "monkey" is worth hanging with for quite some time…
"Scalpel" cuts deep via emotional lyrics and slithering guitars, while "Hung on a Hook" stabs until brutal bliss takes hold. Everything culminates on the aforementioned "Choke", which paints a scene so vivid Cameron Crowe would be impressed.
Alice In Chains cultivated yet another masterpiece. Thankfully, Jerry may be practiced at goodbyes, but he ain't saying goodbye to the guitar and pen…
Star spends night with TV beauty Louise
Deep Purple frontman Ian Gillan isn't surprised Britain's heavy rock icons have never been honoured with knighthoods and royal accolades, because he and his peers refuse to rub shoulders with "the right people".
The rocker reveals he has never come close to becoming Sir Ian and he doesn't expect a Sir Ozzy, a Sir Geezer or a Sir Robert Plant any time soon - because the heavier stars are too anti-establishment for the royal family and top politicians.
He tells Wenn, "I've fought all my life against being institutionalised and I think you have to actively search these things out, in other words mingle with the right people, and we don't get invited to those kind of things."
Joshua Jackson and Diane Kruger get groceries at the Gelson’s in hollywood. Josh is dressed casually in a white shirt and jeans. Diane wears a green and navy striped shirt. She wears sandals showing off her red nail polish. It doesn’t look like she is wearing much makeup today.
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Guess who is a fan of @Seinfeld2000. Ezra konig from vampire wekend. Dont beleve me? No problem, just check out exibit A, this iPhone 4S screne grab of the twiter notificatien via my gmaile:
Anyway yada yada yada I reached out to Ezra konig and ask him if he would let me intarview him for VICE Noisey and literaly he was just was like "Id be happy to because i think your twiter is one of the greatest out there." So I dont think its exagerate when i say that ezra konig and i are prety much best friend's.
(NOTE TO EZRA: Hey ezra if your reading this- i think there are some hater's out there who wont beleve that i ACTUALY intarviewed you, their going to think this is a fake intarview. SMH. So anyway Ezra plese RT this article on twiter imediate to verify that we actualy did have a legit oficial intarview and im not just makeing this up)
To everyone else, defenitely scrol down and read this interview. We talked about 'sienfeld' mainly. Honesty? Im prety sure this interview with Ezra from Vampire wekend just raise the bar for journelism and forever change the way we look at modarn culture today.
Youre album is number one on Bilbard rite now. If 'Seinfeld' was still NBC comedy in curent day, like if NBC hadnt canceled it in 1998, would it still be number one on the Bilboard TV chart?
Deep in my heart, I hope that 'Seinfeld' would be number one on the Billboard TV charts if it was still on today. However, I don't know if the kids today would support 'Seinfeld' the way that they support 'Game Of Thrones.'
How much influence did @seinfeld2000's twetes have for inspiratien your new album lyricly and musicly. Probably 100 parcent rite?
I wouldn't say 100 percent, but perhaps 50 percent. When I first saw @Seinfeld2000 on Twitter, I had a huge moment of realization, because I finally realized that things from the past can be brought into the present. It totally revolutionized the way I thought about music.
Imagin if 'seinfeld' was on tv today? Elane would probably take so many instegram of her brunch except her brunch is cat food.
That's very interesting. Sometimes I even wonder, if 'Seinfeld' was still on today, if it would even be a TV show? What if Seinfeld today was simply an Instagram?
Serieous questien: if 'senfeld' was still in tv today, do you think Jary seinfeld would own a Samsang Galaxy Note 2 or a Samsung Galexy S4 or Blackbery Q10 or would he be more of an iPhone 5 kind of guy or would he still have iPhone 4S.
Hmm. I think Jerry would have an iPad and a flip phone.
Isnt Tayler swift a little to young to be dateing jary, i mean in modarn time hes 60 years old.
I don't think it's weird at all that Jerry would be dating Taylor Swift. He's always attracted beautiful women of all ages.
Close youre eyes for a moment. Are you doing it.
K, imagen if 'seinfeld' was in 3D.
I'm imagining it. It seems pretty cool. I think I would like it if every Thursday night, I had to go with my family down to the theater, put on 3D glasses, and watch the newest episode of Seinfeld. I think that would be a lot more exciting than watching it at home like we used to do in the '90s.
Be honast. If 'seinfend' was on tv today, would you even be a musicien or would you just spend all your days watching how jary, elane, garge and krobert interact with the custom's of the day, all the sociel media, not to mentien the technolegy devices that define our modarn time?
Realistically, I would not still be a musician if Seinfeld was still on TV today. I first picked up a guitar a few days after the Seinfeld finale after I suddenly had a lot more free time on my hands. I'm in a band and I make music because I like to think about what life is like today. And I like to talk about the modern world. If Jary and the gang were still doing that on TV, our work would serve no purpose.
You're friend's with Steve busemi rite?
What if 'Boardwalk empire' still on TV today.
I think it would be amazing if Boardwalk Empire was still on TV today. To imagine the types of crazy tweets that Nucky would do really makes me laugh. I can totally picture him breaking an iPad.
This interview is over.
Okay. Thank you.
Beyonce has excited fans with the announcement that she has created her own line of designer favourites for fashion website Rent the Runway that would mean fans could borrow pieces from her collection for a fraction of the price than if they were to buy them.
Her wardrobe may seem like it only consists of embellished leotards and fishnet stockings, but after having become the face of budget brand H&M, the Single Ladies singer's latest boutique collection for the designer clothes website is sure to be a hit with her fans as they can rent the same outfits Bey herself would probably wear.
The collection, named 'The Beyonce Boutique', includes sequinned dresses and stylish jumpsuits that will enable fans to imitate her style and prices begin at a mere $50 for outfits, and $10 for accessories, from fashion houses including Sachin & Babi and Badgley Mischka.
When the announcement became public knowledge, Bey claimed to have definitely had input in the collection, so as not to disappoint fans. In a statement, she said: “Making women feel confident and beautiful is something I've always been passionate about. That's why joining forces with Rent the Runway was so organic.”
Beyonce has been pretty busy lately, what with still touring Europe on herMrs Carter Show tour, going to the Bahamas for photoshoots with H&M, collaborating with Rent the Runway to create her own collection, and all whilst rumours are rife about the Crazy In Love singer's supposed pregnancy.
It would have been a dead give-away if Bey had included maternity pieces in her selection, but alas, there are none, as she's still keeping us guessing. Her actual selection though is now available to browse and rent on the website now.
Wow I KNEW all this talk about feminism she's been doing lately was just propaganda to make more money. Girl bye
"I would tease Matt about which flavor lip gloss he'd like for me to use."
– Michael Douglas, on preparing for his love scenes with Behind the Candelabra costar Matt Damon, to PEOPLE
"I gotta stop doing selfies with him."
– Amanda Seyfried, on her love for photogenic Australian shepherd Finn, on The Ellen DeGeneres Show
"There's constant chatter in our house, whether it's giggling or screaming or crying or banging. I love it. I love it. I love it."
– Brad Pitt, on life in the Jolie-Pitt household, to Esquire
"My pregnancy lips are outta control #IGuessNotABadProblemToHave."
– Kim Kardashian, showing off her plump pout, on Instagram
"I look like Harry Potter!"
– Eva Longoria, who donned a cap and gown to receive her Master's Degree from California State University in Northridge, Calif., on Twitter
"I'm not sure why you had to share it live to a billion people. I would have said, 'Thank you to my wife. Our marriage is a gift.'"
– Jennifer Garner, joking about hubby Ben Affleck's Oscar speech in which he called their marriage "work," on Saturday Night Live
"I was married for almost 30 years to a wonderful man who went nuts and left me. I mean, can you imagine leaving Martha? I can't imagine it."
– Martha Stewart, on the end of her marriage, on The Dr. Oz Show
"I am starting a new TV show called The Workplace, and I've hired the entire cast of The Office."
– Ed Helms, joking about his post-Office future, on Conan
"Traumatized critics exhale: I'm unable to do the Oscars again. Tried to make it work schedule-wise, but I need sleep."
– Seth MacFarlane, who will not return to host the 2014 Academy Awards, on Twitter
"The people of Moore should know that their country will remain on the ground, there for them, beside them as long as it takes."
– President Barack Obama, speaking out about the devastating tornadoes in Oklahoma, at a press conference
HAPPY THREE DAY WEEKEND, ONTD! :-) xoxo
NEW MOVIE POSTERS
Plot: Who cares tbh
Plot: At the age of 21, Tim discovers he can travel in time and change what happens and has happened in his own life. His decision to make his world a better place by getting a girlfriend turns out not to be as easy as you might think. Another time travel rom com Rachel, really ...
Plot: Luke and Kate are co-workers at a Chicago brewery, where they spend their days drinking and flirting. They're perfect for each other, except that they're both in relationships. Luke is in the midst of marriage talks with his girlfriend of six years, Kate is playing it cool with her music producer boyfriend Chris. But you know what makes the line between "friends" and "more than friends" really blurry? Beer
Plot: Pledging to keep herself from being the oldest and the only woman in her entire family never to wed, Montana embarks on a thirty-day, thirty-thousand-mile expedition to charm a potential suitor into becoming her fiancé. -_-
Plot: Based on the 1930 classic by Faulkner, it is the story of the death of Addie Bundren and her family's quest to honor her wish to be buried in the nearby town of Jefferson.
Plot: Over the course of his summer break, a teenager comes into his own thanks in part to the friendship he strikes up with one of the park's managers.
Plot: A veteran pot dealer creates a fake family as part of his plan to move a huge shipment of weed into the U.S. from Mexico.
Plot: Six high school seniors celebrating with day's excursion find themselves on rowboat attacked by man-eating fish and must decide who must be sacrificed as they fight their way back to shore.
Plot: In the early 1600's, Countess Elizabeth Bathory slaughtered more than 600 young women, believing if she bathed in the blood of virgins that she would stay young and beautiful forever. Still alive today, she's found a perfect hunting ground for her 'botox' as an abstinence educator in conservative America, and the young ladies of San Griento High are poised to be her next victims. But will her unholy ritual finally be stopped by Leah Ratliff, a feminist blogger and ambitious reporter for the school paper?
Plot: Jug Face tells the story of a pregnant teen trying to escape a backwoods community when she discovers that she may be sacrificed to a creature in a pit.
Plot:An expectant couple who moves into the most haunted house in New Orleans call upon the services of the Vatican's elite exorcism team to save them from a demonic baby.
Plot: Paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren work to help a family terrorized by a dark presence in their farmhouse. Forced to confront a powerful entity, the Warrens find themselves caught in the most terrifying case of their lives.
Plot: A Sequel to the first flop
Plot: Uptight FBI special agent Sarah Ashburn is paired with testy Boston cop Shannon Mullins in order to take down a ruthless drug lord.
Plot: Residents of a coastal town learn, with deathly consequences, the secret shared by the two mysterious women who have sought shelter at a local resort.
Plot: An operative for an elite private intelligence firm finds her priorities changing dramatically after she is tasked with infiltrating an anarchist group known for executing covert attacks upon major corporations.
Plot: Five friends who reunite in an attempt to top their epic pub crawl from 20 years earlier unwittingly become humankind's only hope for survival.
Plot: Remake of the hit horror film
Plot: A single mother moves into a new house with her daughter. Soon after the young girl has her first baby tooth fall off, she begins to recount that she is having nocturnal visits by a tooth fairy. It seems the house has a sinister history.
Plot: The owner of a mannequin shop develops a dangerous obsession with a young artist.
Plot: Two teens battle their way through a religious apocalypse on a mission to defeat the Antichrist.
Plot: Left for dead on a sun-scorched planet, Riddick finds himself up against an alien race of predators.
Plot: Two teenage assassins accept what they think will be a quick-and-easy job, until an unexpected target throws them off their plan.
Plot: A documentary on the 1970s punk trio Death, and their new-found popularity decades after they disbanded.
Plot: A self-diagnosed nymphomaniac recounts her erotic experiences to the man who saved her after a beating.
Plot: Two brothers, on either side of the law, face off over organized crime in Brooklyn during the 1970s.
Plot: The true story of Oscar, a 22-year-old Bay Area resident, who crosses paths with friends, enemies, family, and strangers on the last day of 2008.
Plot: A singer-songwriter navigates New York's folk music scene during the 1960s.
Plot: Based on the novel.
Plot: IMDB says the plot is undisclosed for this film.
Plot: A chronicle of Nelson Mandela's life journey from his childhood in a rural village through to his inauguration as the first democratically elected president of South Africa.
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Michelle Dockery just finished a long day of filming at Highclere Castle, the Hampshire, England country house that always looks so lovely on 'Downton Abbey' even though most spring days there, like this particular one, are wet and windy. Before heading off to a late dinner with 'Downton' creator Julian Fellowes ("I'm going to try to find out some story lines, but it's like getting blood out of a stone, Dockery good-naturedly complains), the Emmy-nominated actress took a break to talk to The Envelope about where her character, Lady Mary, might be heading in the wake of the shocking Season 3 finale death of her beloved husband, Matthew (Dan Stevens).
So how far along are you in shooting the new season?
We're almost halfway through. We're filming episodes 5 and 6.
Lady Mary's wedding ...
Oh, no, not yet! [Laughs.] She hasn't moved on that quickly!
Some worry she will move on too quickly. She must mourn Matthew! Properly!
And she will. There's no way she'll fall for someone that quickly. Matthew was the love of her life. But ...
I knew there was going to be a 'but...'
Well, the predicament that Mary's in now is that she does need to find someone eventually. She has the heir to Downton, she has baby George and she is under pressure to find someone. In that world, women had to find someone. It was all about marriage and who you'd spend the rest of your life with.
Judging from what I've read, potential suitors are making a beeline to Downton.
Oh, they are! Yes! She's an eligible bachelorette. It's exciting. We've got some great actors joining the show.
Were you surprised when Dan decided to leave 'Downton'?
Initially, I was very sad to hear he was going. It has been strange not having him around because we had become very good friends and had done pretty much every scene together for three years. But the positive is that it's opened a huge door of opportunity for storytelling. How is Mary going to survive without her Matthew? Her world is completely turned upside down.
Which gives you more drama to play than, say, Mary not getting enough sleep because baby George has been crying all night.
Yes! There's more drama in misery, though I suppose not getting enough sleep would be miserable too.
In England, the 'Downton' finale, which ended with that close-up on Matthew's lifeless eyes and bleeding skull, aired on Christmas. Nothing quite says "happy holidays" like a shocking death.
I was watching it with my family, and none of them knew. My mom was in tears. She couldn't believe it. It slightly ruined the day for a lot of people.
Did Matthew's death need to be that graphic?
It had to seem final! We couldn't leave it open because it would be brutal if people were wondering if he was still alive. I remember when I first read it, I was just in a flood of tears. It was the finality of mine and Dan's time together on the show. But then I thought, "Wow! The audience will really be shocked!" And because the rumor got out that Dan was leaving, people were prepared for it.
And now even midway through filming the upcoming season, you have no idea where Fellowes is taking Mary?
I haven't a clue. And that's what's brilliant about the show. Julian writes as he goes along, and the story develops from each set of rushes he watches. The thing about Mary is that she's incredibly strong and has already been through quite a lot. Before Matthew died, she lost a sister and went through the whole scandal with Pamuk and Richard Carlisle. She's really been through the mill. And what's wonderful to play is the whole British, stiff-upper-lip thing. You keep calm and carry on. She's not weak. She's a survivor. So she will come through it.
Just not too quickly ...
It will take a long time. I promise.
It's been a while since we've had a Downton post, so I thought that I might as well share this Dockery interview.
The Breaking Bad star - who popped the question to his long-term girlfriend in Paris in January 2012 - will tie the knot on a grassy lawn before moving on to a 1920s style carnival masquerade reception.
A source told UsMagazine.com: 'It's going to be one hell of a party. They couldn't be more in love and are so excited to get married.'
The bride recently found the perfect shoes for the outdoor ceremony.
A friend revealed: '[Lauren] found these fabulous vintage white tie-up ankle boots with a thick heel so she doesn't sink in.'
The 33-year-old actor and his fiancee, who is co-CEO of Finding Kind Productions, will provide guests with masquerade masks at the reception and have asked them to dress accordingly.
Another insider added: 'They just want to have a great night with their friends.'
Aaron has invited a number of his co-stars including Bryan Cranston and several of his friends from Mad Men.
Last month the actor asked Ellie Goulding, who sang at Prince William and Duchess Catherine's wedding reception, to perform at his reception via Twitter but she is unavailable.
Aaron previously revealed he begged Lauren to marry him.
He said:'I'm the luckiest man on the planet. It doesn't make sense to me. The way she looks at me ... she has that magical glow about her.
'We got engaged over New Year's and I walked from the Eiffel Tower to St. Germain recently and I went to the stoop, the little step where I proposed to Lauren - and I took a picture of it and I sent it to her.
'It's just this little courtyard outside of this hotel, and we were just dancing to Edith Piaf by ourselves on New Year's and then I begged her to marry me.
Maybe they just got married?:
UPDATE: E! News had a preview of the video tonight.
Also Kelly Clarkson says fuck no to American Idol