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One of the biggest boy bands in the world is offering a glimpse into their lifestyle on a new E! reality series. They chat with the TODAY anchors about what viewers can expect.
I guess no WLR live peformance..
Ben Foster, conductor of Doctor Who Proms.
Featuring special guests from the series, big screens and a host of monsters ready to invade the Royal Albert Hall, this is not the year to be exterminated!
MTV Geek Exclusive: Behind The Scenes With 'Doctor Who' Composer Murray Gold
We visited "Doctor Who" composer Murray Gold in his New York studio to discuss his work on the series since it was relaunched in 2005 under producer Russel T. Davies and Doctor Christopher Eccleston. Gold has since worked on every season of the show, changing the music to fit the personalities of each new Doctor.
He explained to us:
Gold gave us a live demo of the classic "Who" adventure theme, plus some choice numbers from the recently completed season 7 including new companion "Clara's Theme" and, in the video below, he treated us to a live demo of "Mercy" from the episode "A Town Called Mercy" with vocalist Halia Meguid.
Am particularly fond of Halia Meguid's vocal tracks over some of the music we've heard since series 6 (she was the voice of the Siren). Murray Gold contacted her personally after he heard the cover she did of Doomsday. Her Doctor Who covers are pretty remarkable.
Bonus: Murray Gold plays I Am the Doctor effortlessly on the piano.
What's your fav DW soundtrack? I still feel sad when I hear Doomsday sometimes. Despite a disappointing Series 7, I definitely enjoyed some of the new tracks we got.
The popular folk-rock duo, Midas Whale, has launched a Kickstarter campaign in an effort to raise money for a September 2013 album release. The indie twosome, Jon Peter Lewis and Ryan Hayes, appeared on Season 4 of NBC’s hit program, The Voice. Following their exit from The Voice, Lewis and Hayes immediately began working on a debut album pulling together the songs they had each been writing for years. Faced with the daunting prospect of funding their independent record, the musicians decided to turn to their supportive fans.
“After researching many popular funding sites, we decided it was a good way to engage our awesome fans and take them on the journey with us” explains Jon Peter Lewis. “These funding sites have changed the landscape for independent musicians who take on the challenging process of producing and releasing a high quality album.”
Ryan Hayes agrees, adding, “It takes more than just hard work and passion to release an album. We felt if our fans were willing to jump on board with us then we could meet the challenge.”
(and the kickstarter- it's 90% funded)
they were awesome on the voice. They've also released a couple of demos that are freakin awesome.
File this under: It's about time!
Nail art enthusiast Zooey Deschanel is getting her own nail decals. The New Girl star and one half of band She & Him (her bandmate is M. Ward), is collaborating with Rad Nails for a set of limited edition nail stickers that match the pair's newest album cover.
Unsurprisingly the decals fit Zooey's signature cute, retro style. The mod designs feature pastel bows and squares. Can you say adorkable?!
But the best part? The decal set is free when you buy the album from Merge Records using the coupon code NAILS. Which is a total steal and way easier than trying to DIY the actress' famous tuxedo nail art.
What's on your nails?
After over a year of waiting, Exo has finally released the first set of music videos for “Wolf.” As expected, there’s both a Chinese and a Korean music video, but unexpectedly, the two are different. What may be disappointing, however, is that both music videos are the standard fare of dance MVs: the drama scenes seen in the teasers are nowhere in sight — perhaps they’re in a drama MV waiting for their album release date.
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When Breaking Bad's Aaron Paul married anti-bullying activist and filmmaker Lauren Parsekian at the Calamigos Ranch in Malibu on Sunday, the ceremony capped off a weekend of wedding festivities.
"It was beautiful and so emotional," Parsekian, 26, says of the ceremony, which was held in front of 250 guests, including Paul's Breaking Bad costar Bryan Cranston.
The bride, who wore an Amsale gown, adds, "The first moment I saw Aaron will forever be the most perfect visual snapshot of my life."
The couple, who first met at the Coachella music festival, opted for a 1920s Parisian carnival-themed reception (an ode to their 2011 engagement in Paris), which included mimes and stilt-walkers. Paul, 33, even surprised his bride by having everyone serenade her with one of the couple's favorite songs, "Beauty" by the Shivers.
"Aaron had coordinated with all the guests by having them join in and sing to me at the end of the song," Parsekian says. "He had emailed everyone before the wedding so people could learn it. It was probably the most emotional, overwhelmingly beautiful moment of my life."
After their first dance to "La Vie en Rose" (which was the song playing when Paul proposed), the couple and their guests enjoyed a performance by indie band Foster the People. "Everything was perfect," says Paul. "It was pretty magical."
So what moment meant the most to the actor? "When I woke up this morning," he says, "and realized it wasn't a dream."
A: Most movies like this are about other countries attacking America, but this one is a little more unique because the enemy's coming from the inside. Jamie Foxx [who plays the president] is wickedly smart and strong, not unlike our president now. I believe Obama is a lot of fun when he's not trying to keep our economy together.
Q: You and Jenna [Dewan-Tatum, his wife] have been together for nearly eight years. What's your secret?
A: You have to want it. Jenna's and my thing is checking in with each other all the time, like "On a scale from 1 to 10, how much do you love me right now?" And you gotta be honest, and you've got to want an honest answer. I told a friend to do that. He asked the question and it turned into a huge fight, and I'm like, that's kind of the point. Obviously, something needed to be fixed, he needed to be aware of it, and she needed to get it off her chest.
Q: You seem like one of the most approachable celebrities around. Why is that?
A: It's a hard thing for me to wrap my mind around the C word: celebrity. Rock stars are celebrities, because they're larger than life. As an actor, you have to play the everyman and the everygirl. If you start treating people in the real world like assistants, that's not a good look. But my friends keep me grounded. It's embarrassing to tell you how much my friends make fun of me. Seriously, when you have a doll made of your face, it's ridiculous how creative your friends can get…pictures, videos, little animated cartoons that they've made. And they're way, way not PG-13. So I get chopped down to size all the time.
Remains reputable while doing so
Following Magic Valley's recent release on iTunes, Jaffe spoke with ONTD to discuss the film's evolution.
The death of a young woman sends ripples through a small Idaho town in this independent drama. Susan is a teenager who is found dead in a field by two young boys who live in her neighborhood (Landon Abercrombie and Daniel Frandson) who decide its up to them to bury the body. Susan's mother, Martha (Alison Elliot), has been fussing over her ailing dog and hasn't noticed yet that her daughter is missing. Martha's husband Jerry (Brad William Henke) recently stocked their pond with trout, but is now waging a war of words with his neighbor, who has changed the course of the stream that fed the pond, leaving the fish to die. The local sheriff (Scott Glenn) is too busy obsessing over his favorite television shows, shooting pheasant and pestering his deputy (Will Estes) to pay much attention to reports of missing persons. And TJ (Kyle Gallner) is haunted by the knowledge of a dangerous incident that had deadly implications. Magic Valley is the first feature film from writer, director and editor Jaffe Zinn. [movieclipsTRAILERSx]
How long did 'Magic Valley' remain a thought before you actually executed the idea and turned it into a film?
JZ: I wrote a version of Magic Valley around three years before I actually made it, although some of the images that appear in the film had been floating around for awhile.
Are you pleased with the outcome?
JZ: I am. That said…..I'm never totally pleased with anything I do because I always feel like something can be better…. that goes for my movies, my drawings, my music, etc. That said, I'm very proud of the movie and extremely happy with the work everyone did on it. I feel like I captured what I intended to and, for the most part, it's elicited the response I'd hoped for. I'm just hyper-self critical. :)
How many scenes were left on the cuttingboard? Do you wish any had been left in?
JZ: Not many. The scenes that were cut were mostly for pacing reasons. There were some scenes that I had to cut during shooting that I really think would have added to the overall feel and mood of the film, but weren't necessarily integral and had to be cut due to schedule (it was a very short shoot for all the material we had to cover).
Did any of the actors contribute to the script concerning their characters? Adding/removing traits or lines? Any improvising?
JZ: Not really. For the most part, what's on the screen was what was in the script. That said, nothing I write is Shakespeare and I definitely allowed for actors to make slight changes in order for lines to feel more natural. Matthew Gubler's character didn't originally have a cane, but he'd recently hurt his knee while filming and we thought it'd be funny for him to just be really gimpy and kind of the worst worker ever.
Were there any major changes from your original idea? Did you add or omit any characters, yourself, from your original plot?
JZ: The very first draft of the script was titled "Saturday" and was mostly the same, but was a tad bit less regional in terms of its depiction of the characters. But I realized the story was very specific to the area I grew up in so the script changed a bit over the course of its life to reflect that.
What was your process when you began casting? Why these actors for these roles?
JZ: We had great casting directors in LA who really understood the script and helped with that. My producer Heather Rae also played a large role in hooking me up with the right actors. Being from Idaho herself, I think she really understood the characters and what I was going for. In terms of why the actors were cast, the ones in the movie are the ones that literally nailed it at the audition, or really seemed to understand the themes and ideas in the film and knew what I was going for.
You've mentioned plans for another film (sequel/prequel/installment) focusing on Mok, can you give us more information on that?
JZ: The Mok film is neither a sequel/ prequel, but kind of like a parallel universe in which that character has moved to the Pacific Northwest and is a member of a black metal band. It's another ensemble film, but Mok's character is definitely more prominent. It's a film called "Winter All The Time" and is loosely based on the Norwegian Black Metal scene from the 90's. I wrote that script clear back in 2007 and have been wanting to make it ever since. I recently moved to Seattle and have been thinking more and more about getting back to that film. It's still one of my favorite things I've written.
Do you prefer to write and direct, or would you be open to directing someone else's work? If so, who is your dream collaborator?
JZ: I think I prefer writing and directing, but definitely would be interested in directing someone else's work if something came up that seemed to be the right fit. I can't say I necessarily have a dream collaborator as most of the people I'd like to collaborate with don't really seem to collaborate and I'm more excited to see what they make themselves than to see what I'd make with them.
You're currently working on your new film 'Children', would you like to share more about that?
JZ: I'm still in the post production phase on Children, but it's coming together. It's a very strange movie (I think) and it's going to be interesting to see people's reactions. I'm very interested in the concept of morality in relation to a person's actions vs. a person's core and wanted to make a film that explored the idea of people doing something terrible, but believing what they are doing is "right" and the whole subjectivity of morality in the first place.
Will we see any familiar 'Magic Valley' faces?
JZ: There are a few appearances… Gube is in it and one of the boys, Daniel Frandson, is as well.
(still from Children)
Any other projects in the works?
JZ: I have multiple film projects I plan to get to after Children…. it'll just be a matter of which one I want to do next and which one I can get funding for next. That said, two of the films are more comedic and light hearted and I'm excited to do something a bit more in that vein after Magic Valley and Children.
So far this summer we've felt spoiled for choice when it comes to gonzo, over-the-top spectacle. We've seen sprawling Iron Man battles, attacks on ninja mountain, breathtaking space jumps, dazzling bacchanal, and all the madness that was Fast and Furious 6. But this week sees the release of one of our most anticipated summer movies, Kings of Summer. And though it provides none of the insane level of action of its big budget competitors, this heartfelt indie comedy does offer one of the most winsomely scene-stealing performances of the summer.
Kings of Summer was first a hit at Sundance, and since then buzz has been building about director Jordon Vogt-Roberts' sensational first feature. Centered on three teen boys who run away into the wilderness to construct their own house and make their own rules, its story allows for plenty of shenanigans. But all the best lines go to a bizarre boy named Biaggio.
Played by former Hannah Montana star Moises Arias, Biaggio is a boy who is deeply different from his peers. He asks his father for advice in a mode that seems straight from a Fellini movie or a telenovela. He buys new clothes to live in the woods for a summer, but leaves on a telltale size sticker. He considers himself genderless and measures travel distance by how much he and his companion have bonded. He's almost too strange to fit in this otherwise grounded movie, but Arias' nails the portrayal of the weird kid we all knew growing up. You know, the one who just showed up where you were going without being invited? The one who meant well, but said the oddest things in casual conversation? That's Biaggio.
While there's plenty to praise about Kings of Summer, it's Arias' comedic sidekick that will make this movie most memorable. He's Alan in The Hangover or Megan in Bridesmaids. And hopefully, like their performers, Zach Galfianakis and Melissa McCarthy, we'll be hearing much more from this young comedic actor soon. But Arias is not the only spotlight stealer this summer! The first came in the form of G.I. Joe: Retaliation's Storm Shadow.
Sure, this side-switching ninja appeared in G.I. Joe: Rise of the Cobra too, but who can remember that movie? It's here in Retaliation that the franchise's filmmakers realized what they had in South Korean star Byung-hun Lee and went for it! Besides giving Storm Shadow an emotional subplot of his own, and putting him at the center of the movie's most outrageous action set piece (unofficially known as Ninja Mountain), they also recognized Lee's leading man potential. His biggest moment to shine is undoubtedly when he leads a mostly one-man assault on the prison that holds Cobra Commander. It's a prison so deep in the Earth it's in international territory (think about that a sec.) And Storm Shadow makes it fall under his mighty martial arts! Also annihilated? His shirt, that explodes off of him from sheer muscle madness.
Besides playing Storm Shadow, Lee has fronted such eye-catching South Korean offerings as Kim Jee-woon's The Good, the Bad, and the Weird and I Saw the Devil, a cat-and-mouse thriller that seems ripe for an English-language remake…possibly with him reprising his role as vengeance-seeking special agent? With so many of Hollywood's actions stars aged out of their prime, it's about time we brought in some new blood. And Lee has got the physical prowess, swoon-worthy good looks, and steely charm to shoulder a slick and showy actioner. Next up, he'll have a supporting role in Red 2 opposite Bruce Willis (once again). Here's hoping by 2014 we'll be seeing him off the sidelines and fully in the spotlight. And maybe with his shirt off more times.
And last but not least in our most exciting summer scene-stealers is a Fast & Furious 6's Han. [REASON WHY I SUBMITTED THIS POST TBH, R U SURPRISED?] Though the unflappable and streetsmart character has been around since Fast & The Furious: Tokyo Drift (AKA
Fast 3 The Movie That Shall Not Be Named), he really had his moment to standout this time around. Even amongst a charisma-stacked ensemble that includes Dwayne Johnson, Vin Diesel, Gina Carano, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson and Ludacris, it's Georgia-born actor Sung Kang who gave us the most feels on this adventure. Part of it was the evolution of Han's romantic relationship with "family" member Gisele (Gal Gadot). As the two perfectly timed one fight after another to watch each other's backs whatever the stakes, we fell hard (Oof. Too soon?) [Goddamn you, Cinema Blend.]
While the Fast and Furious movies are built with bunches of flashy dialogue, Han never needed many lines to win our attention or affection. He's arguably the least showy of the group, and yet Furious 6 has us pining for a Han and Giselle spin-off movie. Of course, that would probably be shot after James Wan's Fast & Furious 7, but be set between Fast Five and Furious 6. Still, with the way Lin has created a fluid filmic universe for the series that allows it to shift tone yet remain connected, this seems totally doable. Or maybe—as was suggested on Op Kino—Lin could be considered for Star Wars 8, and Han (a character created pre-Tokyo Drift in Lin's Better Luck Tomorrow) could be brought into the Star Wars universe. After all, his full name is Han Seoul-oh.
Still can't believe that flop is playing Bonzo Madrid in Ender's Game.
But yas @ a Han/Gisele spin-off movie.
Amy’s Baking Company owners Amy and Samy Bouzaglo are making the best of their nasty and embarrassing appearance on Gordon Ramsay‘s Kitchen Nightmares by capitalizing with their own reality TV show, RadarOnline.com has exclusively learned.
The off-the-wall and loud-mouthed couple is currently entertaining several offers from production companies for their own show — and an insider tells Radar that Amy and Samy hope to seal the deal.
“Right now Cineflix is the most serious production company trying to secure Amy and Samy. They want to develop a show around their restaurant and their bad behavior,” the source revealed.
“Amy and Samy are all for it because they feel like it’s the only way to keep their restaurant open.”
As RadarOnline.com previously reported, Amy and Samy’s appearance on Kitchen Nightmares was the most memorable in the show’s history, and after an onslaught of online hate mail and death threats directed towards the couple it was revealed that Amy is a convicted felon, Samy is currently facing deportation, the restaurant had a history of Health Department violations and business continues to fail — making them reality TV gold.
“Right now their agent is just looking out for them to make sure they get the best deal, so they want to wait on signing with Cineflix to make sure they’ve seen all the deals on the table,” the source told Radar.
“But no doubt, you will be seeing Amy and Samy on TV again sometime in the future. They need to generate money and publicity to keep their business going, otherwise customers just dropping in because of their Kitchen Nightmares appearance will fizzle and their restaurant will go under.”
The Scottsdale, Ariz. restaurant had a grand re-opening earlier this month that drew a crowd of onlookers eager to meet the kooky couple, but as Radar exclusively reported on Tuesday, it seems they haven’t changed much in terms of customer service.
“Never mind the slow, inexperienced staff, the tense atmosphere in the restaurant and the empty tables which made me wonder where the publicized 1,000 reservations were on a Friday night,” journalist Hayley Ringlewrote in the Phoenix Business Journal.
“There were bugs in one of our drinks. Well, three actually.
What do you think about Amy and Samy having their own reality TV show — would you watch?
Lauryn Hill responded to claims of being anti-gay and targeting the lgbtq community in her latest song, "Neurotic Society." I don't feel like it really explains the lyrics, but take from it what you will, I guess.
The world we live in now is, in many ways, an abhorrent distortion, an accumulation of generations and generations of response to negative stimuli. Many don’t even have a concept of what normal is, by virtue of having lived afraid, ashamed, as victims of abuse, or inadequately handled for so long. I believe in coming up from under that fear and allowing the psyche/soul to truly heal. I understand that healing is a process, but I also believe that it is our responsibility to seriously care for ourselves, so that we can extend that level of concern for others and positively affect our environment.
I want what is best for Humanity. Humanity, aligned with the Spiritual principles, that help each individual conquer fear, and transcend limited circumstance. I believe in healing and dealing with the traumatizing events of our lives, both in this lifetime, as well as those passed down to us, or inherited, so we can live as fully as possible.
The whole world suffers from a lack of honest dialogue. Character and integrity have suffered at the hands of political correctness and corporate agenda, while our society moves further and further towards unhealthiness and breakdown. I oppose these trends.
Everyone has a right to their own beliefs. Although I do not necessarily agree with what everyone says or does, I do believe in everyone’s right to protest.
The overarching message of my music is to get up and stop compromising! And hopefully it will stimulate and motivate the changes that our society needs.
Artists are constantly under media and public scrutiny. This is not a one-way street. Those of us with the charge of putting out faithful vibrations, have a responsibility to report what we see, and to write about what we know. I have seen some of the best and also some of the worst representations of human behavior. The same way that I exalt that which is high, is the same way I expose that which is abusive, in order to motivate and remind if not all of us, than as many as possible, of the Higher Calling."
The critically acclaimed, low-rated Hannibal has rapidly developed a large, enthusiastic fan base with an ever-growing online presence.
On Thursday night, NBC made the eleventh-hour decision to renew the serial-killer drama Hannibal, a critically acclaimed but low-rated thriller based on the characters from the Thomas Harris novel Red Dragon. The show, created by Bryan Fuller, stars Mads Mikkelsen as Dr. Hannibal Lecter, a psychiatrist who kills and eats his victims, and Hugh Dancy as a criminal profiler Will Graham.
NBC’s indecision about whether or not to pick up Hannibal for a second season was likely due to the show’s subject matter and gore, which push the boundaries of network television with every episode. Its decision to renew the show may be attributable, in part, to the rapidly growing, rabid fan base that has embraced the show and spread its popularity across the internet. The meteoric rise of the Hannibal fandom in the two months since the drama first aired is unprecedented — the last show that inspired such a large, organized, and enthusiastic fandom to emerge immediately after its start was BBC’s Sherlock in 2010.
Although Hannibal’s only been on the air for two months, the show’s popularity on the site is reaching a level of enthusiasm usually reserved for the “Big Three” internet fandoms.
After Hannibal’s first episode aired on April 4, new fans of the show quickly took to social media sites, particularly Tumblr, en masse, in a way that is rarely seen in fan bases of new shows.
Although overlap between fandoms on social media sites is quite common, many Hannibal fans appear to be new to online fan communities.
Soon, gorgeous fan art began appearing on Tumblr and DeviantArt.
And hilariously strange videos.
Soon, other online fandoms began to take notice of the growing group of Fannibals.
NBCHannibal’s rapport with the show’s fandom mitigated the online backlash when the network postponed making a renewal decision on Hannibal. Fans quickly began to worry about the show’s possible impending cancellation…
Making only slightly veiled threats about eating NBC executives.
When NBC delayed making a decision about the show’s fate, Fannibals organized a campaign to save it, sending letters and business cards to NBC and urging people across social media networks to watch.
Fortunately for the Fannibals, NBC made the decision to renew Hannibal on May 30, surprising many media critics. Entertainment Weekly reported that it was the “lowest-rated drama to get renewed among the major broadcast networks this season.”
Showrunner Bryan Fuller made a point of thanking the show’s fans when the news was announced.
As did the masterminds behind the Hannibal Tumblr…
And the Fannibals rejoiced.
Read the entire post at the source.
Can. We. Get. A. Tag. Now?.
Autumn Ernhard became the second person to take home the seven-figure grand prize.
Wheel of Fortune crowned a $1 million bonus-round winner for the second time in the show's history on Thursday night, as contestant Autumn Ernhard didn't hesitate with a guess with only four letters revealed.
Immediately after the host stopped talking, Ernhard matter-of-factly answered: "Tough Workout." The correct response seemed to elicit some surprise from even Sajak, who went on to happily congratulate the contestant for winning a total of $1,030,040.
The impressive answer landed the contestant in select company. The only other $1 million winner was a New Jersey woman, Michelle Loewenstein, who claimed winnings of $1,026,800 in October 2008. I didn't sleep that whole night," Ernhard wrote Friday in a recap of the night on the Wheel of Fortune blog. "I still didn't believe it had happened, however, the paperwork was there sitting beside me to remind me that it did. What a crazy and adventurous couple of days. I guess turning thirty hasn't been too bad!"
When Kim Kardashian tweeted earlier this week "Pregnancy lips.... @EOS to the rescue! LOL" along with a photo of her using eos lip balm, we couldn't help but wonder -- what's in it for her, really? Eos clearly benefits from having a high-profile celebrity use their product, but is Kim getting anything in return?
Though it is unclear if the Kardashian sister is in business with the cosmetics company, one thing is for sure: When Kim signs on to be a sponsored tweeter/publisher for a company, the brand gets a ton of exposure, and she gets a hefty paycheck in return. Such is the deal with sponsored tweets, just as with any other endorsement: Companies that sign celebrities on expect to extend their reach, captivate the celebrity's fan base, and maximize results.
That's where startups such as IZEA and Adly come in. They match advertisers with celebrities based on content, desired audience, and number of followers the famous face has. The Kardashians make sense when it comes to beauty products; Justin Bieber urging his Beliebers to send flowers to their mothers on Mother's Day? Believable; Charlie Sheen linked with Internships.com? Plausible, and certainly happened.
Though Kim in particular doesn't disclose her asking price to the press, speculations put her price tag at $20,000 per tweet. Per. Tweet. Sister Khloe clocks in at "just" $13,000 per sponsored tweet.
See what other celebrities get paid to utilize their fame in 140 characters:
What perfect timing to stumble across this article on Huff Post about Lisa Jakub a.k.a. Lydia from Mrs. Doubtfire as I am watching it!
Jakub, now 34, calls it "A blog about acting. And then not acting." In a nutshell, she abandoned her pre-pubescent Hollywood fame upon realizing "there must be more to life than premieres and pretending to be other people." On her blog, which she started in March, Jakub writes that she didn't want to become a "cautionary tale," like the many other child stars who've veered down paths of drug abuse and eating disorders -- an appropriate missive given the recent party antics of Amanda Bynes and Lindsay Lohan.
The former actress goes on to say that she left Hollywood at age 22 to move to Virginia with her boyfriend, to whom she's now married. Jakub graduated from college and has since spent time writing. Her last major feature was 1997's "The Beautician and the Beast," starring Fran Drescher and Timothy Dalton.
Jakub also uses the blog to poke fun at the speculations that have hit the Internet regarding her activity, including a site that likened her to Michael Ian Black and a blogger who claimed to have met her at a Walmart in San Antonio -- a city she says she's never been to.
Her clever blog posts offer miscellaneous thoughts on celebrity tabloids, fan mail and her relationship with "Mrs. Doubtfire" co-stars Matthew Lawrence and Mara Wilson, who recently offered her thoughts on why certain child stars can't keep it together.
"We met at the screen test for 'Mrs. Doubtfire' and for some reason, she, Matt Lawrence and I bonded instantly," she writes. "Even though there were other kids auditioning, we felt like we were the pre-pubescent trio that were going to be Robin and Sally’s kids. We were right."
Jakub's also puts one big rumor to rest. It turns out that residual checks from "Mrs. Doubtfire" don't exactly make for a cushy living:
I heard that somebody who had worked on Jurassic Park went to their mailbox one day to find a check for $100,000. I’m not sure if that is really true, or just one of those urban legends that was intended to increase morale amongst us working actors in a sometimes brutal industry.
Just to be clear, I have never stumbled across such a residual check.
Here’s how it works – when my movies or TV shows are rented or shown on television, I get a fraction of a penny. Those pennies get bundled together and the checks arrive randomly, sometimes a couple of them show up one week, other times there is nothing for months.
The amount has diminished over time, these days, the average check is about $4.71. Occasionally they are more and my husband and I get to have a nice dinner out. But then there are times when the check wouldn’t cover the price of the stamp and it can be a little embarrassing to take a 23 cent check to the bank.
Foreign residuals are always fun; it’s neat to get a check for $17 because one of my disease-of-the-week TV movies was on cable in Denmark.
Oprah Winfrey said same-sex couples ‘can help’ improve the institution of marriage.
During an episode of Super Soul Sunday, which airs on her Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN), Oprah started a panel conversation by asking if nation-wide support for same-sex marriage should be considered a social revolution or a cultural shift.
Oprah also asked if the traditional institution of marriage would need to be reevaluated if same-sex marriage is legalized in all 50 states. Same-sex marriage is currently legal in 12 states, with the Illinois House of Representatives expected to vote today on a proposed gay marriage bill.
The discussion, titled Gay Marriage: The Big Picture, featured guest speakers that included Rev. Ed Bacon, a Los Angeles priest.
Elizabeth Lesser, one of the guest speakers and founder of adult education center the Omega Institute, said:‘The institution of marriage is already in trouble, long before gays were getting married’.
‘Maybe the gay people can help [the institution of marriage],’ said Oprah.
Rev. Bacon said that the institution of marriage would be ‘enriched’ if same-sex couples were to be included.
‘I’ve never had a straight couple come to me and say, “My marriage is in trouble because of a gay couple living next door”.’
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Ashley Madekwe will reportedly not be returning for the third season of Revenge.
The British star has played Ashley in the show since it premiered, but Deadline says that producers decided not to pick up her option for future episodes.
The report suggests that bosses decided not to bring her back for storyline reasons.
Madekwe is the latest series regular to depart the show after Connor Paolo's character Declan was killed off in the second season finale.
Meanwhile, Margarita Levieva - whose character swapped identities with Emily VanCamp's Emily/Amanda - was killed off earlier in the season.
Along with Madekwe and Paolo's exits, showrunner Mike Kelley announced last month that he has left the series in a "difficult mutual decision".
ABC Entertainment president Paul Lee recently dropped hints about what fans can expect from the third season of Revenge, teasing: "Emily this time is back with new malice in her heart."
What do we think, ONTD? Will she be missed?