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  • 06/02/13--17:51: WEEKEND BOX OFFICE!



  • Weekend chart from Box Office Mojo


    International box office numbers (they're a weekend behind fyi)

    Tomatometer from Rotten Tomatoes





    Polls are still doing that big bar thing as far as I know, so they're under the spoiler cut!

    How was your weekend, ONTD? Are you looking forward to any movies coming out soon?

    spoiler code:

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  • 06/02/13--18:02: The end of an era...
  • Secret Life Star on Series Finale: The Ending Is Not a Fairy Tale

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    Who will Amy end up with on the Secret Life series finale -- Ricky or Ben?

    In July 2008, ABC Family debuted the show, created by 7th Heaven's Brenda Hampton, to record ratings for the network. The high school soap stars newcomer Shailene Woodley as Amy Juergens, a shy incoming freshman who learns she's pregnant after losing her virginity to popular Ricky Underwood (Daren Kagasoff) at band camp before starting to date boy-next-door Ben (Ken Baumann). By the end of the season, both Ricky and Ben know the truth, remain supportive, but are fighting for Amy's affections.

    In the show's fifth and final season, Amy and Ricky, along with their son John, remain a family, but something — or someone — is holding Amy back from tying the knot. So will she finally go through with her wedding to Ricky? Or will she and Ben go to college in New York as planned and ultimately become a couple again?

    "I can say the ending isn't tragic for Ben," Baumann tells TVGuide.com. "I was really satisfied when I read the final few scenes and especially when they were shot on set. It was really beautiful. But it's a more ambiguous ending, it's not a fairy tale, but I think it's perfect."



    How does it feel going into the final episode?
    Ken Baumann: Time has really flown. I remember when the first season was airing, so it's kind of surreal. But I feel like all the sadness has already passed because we haven't been filming for so long, so now it's a matter of excitement.

    How do you think Ben has changed over the years?
    Baumann: I'd say pretty radically. In the first season he was earnest and a single-minded high school freshman who wanted to lose his virginity. By the end of it, he's burned down the school, he's this entitled rich kid who's obsessive and weird and manipulative. I think it was a good, perverse arc.

    Will the ending satisfy fans?
    Baumann: It boils down to: Will this ending make everyone happy? Of course not.

    Do you think Amy and Ben are soulmates?
    Baumann: Could they be? Sure. Will they be? That's a question that would've been answered if we had a few more seasons, but the TV gods did not let that happen.

    Do you have a favorite story line or scene from over the years?
    Baumann: Daren and I had a "sort of" fight scene that was hilarious. It was such an incredibly long scene, six pages, and it was hard to not crack each other up. But in hindsight, the most remarkable was the pilot because everyone was so nervous and brand-new and goofy and inexperienced and that was hilarious.

    Where do you think Ben will be in five years?
    Baumann: I think on a post-graduate trip to Colombia Ben will be captured by the cartel and exclusively force-fed a diet of acorns, and then he will have psychologically manipulated the leader of the cartel and he will have taken over the Colombian cartel and become a drug lord.

    So what's next for you?
    Baumann: My book [Solip] just came out and I'm doing my first reading from it in New York in June.

    Are you hoping to continue acting or just write?
    Baumann: My ideal existence career-wise would be able to act... and then see where the writing takes me as well.


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    Let us pay tribute to the best show on TV. Series finale TOMORROW @ 9PM EST

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    How to Write a Feminist Young Adult Novel



    Here is the best writing advice I ever got: “Figure out what you like, and then try to do something like that.” Here is the second best is: “Write the book you wish existed, but doesn’t.”

    When I first got the idea for my book Starstruck (the first in the series that bears its name), I was operating on the purest form of these two principles. As a so-called “young adult” (a marketing euphemism that somehow always reminds me of the various genteelly squeamish terms for pregnancy), I loved books about show business, because I wanted to be a movie star, and books set in the period between 1933 and 1945, because I was obsessed with the Nazis. A teen series set in Hollywood in the 1930’s and 40’s seemed like a no-brainer. I mean, there are only so many times you can check out Valley of the Dolls from the library. (And I mean, literally, there are only so many times. When I was a kid, you were only allowed to check out one adult book to every 12 from the children’s section, and I chose Valley of the Dolls so many times the librarian called my mother to explain why she was forcing me to choose something more appropriate from now on. My mother, for her part, was just relieved I was interested in something besides the Holocaust.)

    It was only when I had made the deal for a three-book series and was forced to deal with the ramifications of actually writing three books that I started to worry about the Message my books might send to the Youth of Today (or youths, as may more accurately reflect my admittedly limited readership.) And that if I was going to send any message at all, I sure as hell wanted it to be a majorly fucking feminist one.



    But how to do it? And how would I know I was doing it right? And would everyone be mad at me if I didn’t? My interests and personality traits don't always fall perfectly in line with the tenets of mainstream feminism. If I’m not a perfect feminist, my characters aren’t going to be either. Then, there’s the subject matter. Starstruck is sudsy, soapy, glossy, and many of the other cleanliness-related adjectives. Its main characters, the up-and-coming starlets Margo Sterling, Gabby Preston, and Amanda Farraday may come from very different backgrounds, but there’s one thing they have in common: to paraphrase Sally Field in Soapdish, they never said they were tattooed girl-warriors symbolizing hope and change to the brutalized hellscape of a dystopian future America, they’re just working actresses.

    But there had to be some way to reconcile these disparate parts into one glorious, soap-covered, self-empowering whole. So I did what generations of feminists have done before me: I tried to figure out what pissed me off (on a scale of “subconscious” to “massively”) in the past, and I came up with a set of five immutable guidelines to see me through. We’ve had the Bechdel Rule and the Orwell Rules; meet the Shukert Young Adult Guidelines.

    You don’t have to be a reluctant heroine to get us on your side. YA literature is filled with brave, gutsy, complicated female characters. They also, for the most part, are not exactly the first with their hands up, unless it’s for totally altruistic reasons. (During that scene in The Hunger Games, my sister, who I was watching with, and I turned to each other and said, virtually simultaneously: “No offense, but I don’t love you that much.”)

    There’s nothing wrong with this; in fact, in most cases, it’s admirable. Somebody has to sacrifice for her family, her society, and the boy she loves who keeps her from going to college and impregnates her with a vampire child that will probably eat its way through her stomach and kill her, but hey, that’s what it means to be a mother. (Actually, strike that last one.) But I wanted the girls in Starstruck to be different. They’re looking for adventure, they want to be the center of attention. They’re “leaning in,” to be really obnoxiously meme-y about it (I’m assuming that’s a word), making sacrifices and difficult decisions, but they aren’t doing it to satisfy anything but their own artistic ambition, their own need for recognition, their own big dreams. They’ve got a lot at stake—Gabby is the sole breadwinner for her family; if things don’t work out at Olympus, the fictional studio in the book, Margo and arguably Amanda will have nowhere to go—but nothing so much as their own dreams. These sisters doing it for themselves are doing it for themselves. And that’s fine.

    Femininity is not the enemy; misogyny is. I’m not exactly the most…glamorous dresser. In fact, just the other day, as we were preparing to go out to brunch, my husband asked me: “Just let me know, are you planning to spend the rest of our lives dressed as a gentleman famer, like Uncle Monty from Withnail & I?” (Typical. You think Diane Keaton, you wind up Richard Griffiths. Who was a wonderful actor and by all accounts a lovely man, but, you know.) But despite my own desire to spend most of my life in a barn jacket, some of my most cherished passages in literature—especially young adult literature—are those when the main characters are deciding what to wear. I vividly remember Laura Ingalls’s pink hair ribbons, and brown dress with red trim that made her look like a little brown bird. I can still recite, almost from memory, the litany of dresses Scarlett O’Hara considered wearing to the barbecue before deciding on the slutty green one. God knows we all have our problems with the fashion industry, but fashion and clothes aren't the same thing. Fashion is about cleaving to an arbitrary set of usually punishing standards; clothes, on the other hand, have transformative power, marking rites of passage, smoothing our transitions between worlds, from childhood to maturity, from one identity to another. I wanted the girls in Starstruck to understand that; after all, they’re people who spend their lives in some form of costume or the other. Sheltered finishing-school refugee Margo understands the power of discarding her uniform and putting on a shade of lipstick so illicitly red she’d get arrested for it in Pasadena (much as they can get in East Hampton for red shoes on a Sunday); later, in a scene I shamelessly stole from Jezebel (released in 1938, the same year in which Starstruck is set) she defiantly shows up at a virginal debutante ball in a bright red dress. Gabby Preston, the eternal juvenile, yearns to be out of her studio-mandated frills and into something sleekly post-pubescent. Amanda Farraday, the Okie former hooker with a heart of gold and the taste of the Duchess of Windsor, knows that her love for a minimalist Mainbocher may be ruinously expensive, but it’s also a clear dividing line between where she started and where she wants to be; the designer salon at Bullock’s on Wilshire may be her downfall, but in some sense, it’s also her salvation.

    There’s nothing wrong with being a jeans-and-t-shirt (or barn jacket and wellies) kind of girl. The problem is when her lack of interest in her appearance becomes a sort of shorthand for why we should love her. Because she isn’t into girly things like clothes, which are stupid, because girls like them. (See: Arya vs. Sansa Stark.) It’s like the conventional wisdom that its much, much worse to be called a “cunt” than a “dick,” because while they are both crude terms for human genitalia, obviously the female one is so much more insulting, because of society’s underlying insistence that the simple, ontological fact of womanhood is an infinite source of shame. Which brings me to my next bullet point:

    Virginity is not the world. If I could get one message through to the adolescent girls of America, it would be this: the state of your hymen has nothing, I repeat nothing, to do with your worth as a human being. Being a virgin means that you’ve never had sexual intercourse with another person, just as still having your appendix means you’ve never had an appendectomy, and that’s it. If, for whatever reason, you decide it’s more meaningful than that, fine, but know that value is not inherent. It exists only because somebody decided it exists, the same as they decided a piece of paper with the face of a dead president printed on it is “money” that can be exchanged for good and services. Everybody hopes their “first time” will be meaningful and special and, like, doing it on a cloud without getting pregnant or herpes, but if it isn’t like that-barring major trauma or violation—it doesn’t matter. You aren’t tainted. You aren’t cheap. It hasn’t spoiled everything. And if he doesn’t respect you in the morning, that’s his problem. When it comes to sex, the only thing—literally, the only thing—that matters is that you respect yourself.

    But we already know this. What we have to do is somehow pass this not-so-secret knowledge onto the girls who may not realize it yet (although I sometimes worry it will take forty years of wandering in the desert, until there arises a generation who hath not known Twilight).

    And I don’t know if I accomplished this in the book or not, honestly. I mean, I think my characters all have a relatively healthy attitude toward sex. The Hollywood of the 1930’s was a place where a lot of powerful women fucked like champs, but it was also rife with double standards, hypocrisy, and abuse. Powerful producers treated underage starlets as sexual playthings to be discarded the moment they got inconvenient. The office of Will Hays, the self-appointed Hollywood censor and “guardian of morality” functioned basically as another arm of the Catholic Church (and we know how cool they are about this stuff.) Homosexuality was never to be spoken of, and there was enough slut-shaming to give the Alabama state legislature masturbation material for a month. Margo may have evolved past the repressed Victoriana of her lock-jawed upbringing, but that doesn’t stop everyone back in Pasadena from calling her a whore and treating her like one. Amanda, once a penniless teenage runaway living in the streets, has no personal shame about doing what she had to to survive, but she knows there’s be a steep price to pay should anyone else find out. I’d love to publish a book in which young women are totally empowered by their sexuality and their bodies and decisions are unquestioningly respected as their own, but look, I don’t write fantasy novels. The best we can do is to try to make it clear we’re judging the judgers, not the judged.

    Other women are neither cheerleaders nor enemies. A female friend is another person, with her own thoughts and feelings and motives, which may or may not dovetail with the protagonists. If they do, it doesn’t mean she is unconditional, unthinkingly self-sacrificing fan. If they don’t, she isn’t necessarily an implacable enemy. The girls in Starstruck, trying to make their way in a man’s world (because, let’s be honest, what isn’t?) know it’s generally in their best interest to be on each others’ sides, and ultimately, they mostly want to be. But they are also, often, in directly competition with each other (along, a la Tina Fey, with everyone else.) That’s Hollywood. It’s also life, which brings me to my final point:

    If you want to write a feminist YA novel, be a feminist. Like, a real one. Not someone who denies it. Or apologizes for it. Or desperately tries to find a different word for it, like tweaking the semantics will somehow make it all so much more palatable. Because every cutesy denial of feminism seems to lead a fundamental misunderstanding of its most fundamental premise. Being a feminist isn’t about hating men, or being angry, or asserting that women are somehow suprerior and/or looking for special treatment. Being a feminist is about one thing: being fair. It’s about judging the circumstances along with the person. It’s about refusing to settle for being second best, which is different than thinking you're better. It’s about acknowledging—loudly, vociferously, even obnoxiously—that everyone can be shitty, and everyone can be noble, and there is no generalizing about people.

    Rachel Shukert is the author of the bestselling memoir Eveything Is Going To Be Great and most recently, Starstruck, the first book of the trilogy of the same name

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    Bonus Maureen Johnson Has Things to Say about Jezebel Having Things to Say About Feminism



    LOL they both use feminism to promote themselves tho...





    What say you ONTD?

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  • 06/02/13--18:08: BOOM DOOM
  • 'Game of Thrones' tours launched in Croatia and Northern Ireland
    By FRANCES CHA





    Here's a question for die-hard "Game of Thrones" fans.

    Is your reaction to newly launched tours of "Game of Thrones" filming locations a) tittering fanjoy at the thought of seeing King's Landing in real life, or b) uneasy fear that touring the modern day castle without a sadistic boy-king inside it would impede your suspension of disbelief?

    Either way, beginning this summer, devotees of topless fantasy, medieval bloodlust, flayings, dragons, direwolves, White Walkers and Peter Dinklage will be able to visit locations used in the filming of the epic HBO series.

    San Francisco-based online travel company Viator has announced the launch of two "Game of Thrones" tours, one in Dubrovnik, Croatia, the other in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The cities and surrounding areas serve as settings for fictional locales depicted in the series.

    Dating to the seventh century, the walled city of Dubrovnik serves as the official setting of King's Landing, capital of the Seven Kingdoms.

    Highlights of the three-hour Dubrovnik walking tour include the ancient city walls and 11th century Lovrijenac Fortress, where battle scenes, including Stannis Baratheon's Battle of the Blackwater at King's Landing, were filmed.

    The nine-hour Belfast tour (an epic in itself) takes in sites around Northern Ireland, including the caves where red priestess Melisandre of Asshai gave birth to an evil shadow-baby assassin, and Ballycastle, setting for the Free Cities where the eunuch Lord Varys was born as a slave.

    The tour continues to Dark Hedges, where Ned Stark's fierce, tomboy daughter Arya reinvented herself as a boy, then moves on to Lordsport Harbour, where unlucky traitor Theon Greyjoy returned to his homeland of the Iron Islands. Also included is Downhill Strand, the real world setting for Dragonstone, where Melisandre burned the Seven Idols of Westeros on the beach as an offering to her Lord of Light.

    The Belfast tour also throws in locations that haven't been featured in the show but are iconic in themselves, such as the Giant's Causeway.

    "Movie and TV-themed tours have always been popular on Viator.com -- 'Harry Potter,' 'Downton Abbey' and 'Sex and the City,' to name a few," says Viator spokesperson Kate Sullivan, adding that the company began taking bookings shortly after the new tours were announced. "Given the popularity of 'Game of Thrones,' not to mention the amazing backdrops provided by the shows' filming locations, we knew these would be very well received."

    The tours are operated independently of the show.

    Viator says its guides will be completely fluent in all things Thrones, meaning it may be worth taking a tour if only to get a credible explanation of just exactly what the hell is going on in the show.

    Source.
    This post could not be more of an excuse for a viewing post. Altho, I would totes go on these tours negl. And in Princess Sophie's words:

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    In February, Aaron Tveit found himself on stage at the Academy Awards — alongside Hugh Jackman, Anne Hathaway and Russell Crowe — basking in the acclaim for “Les Miserables.” Tveit played the young revolutionary Enjolras.

    This week Tveit, 29, debuts in his first regular series role as a fresh-faced federal agent tackling his first undercover assignment in the USA Network drama “Graceland.”

    “You know, I booked ‘Les Mis’ and ‘Graceland’ a couple days apart, and that was insane,” says Tveit, with an aw-shucks affability. “Life is very, very great. I have no complaints.”

    On “Graceland,” Tveit stars as Mike Warren, an FBI special agent assigned to live and work with other federal agents in a Southern California beachfront mansion nicknamed Graceland that was seized by the government. The series is
    based on a real-life undercover communal residence that operated from 1992-2001; its nickname was given by a former owner, a drug lord who was obsessed with Elvis Presley.

    The show depicts six agents from the FBI, DEA and US Customs living under the
    same roof, where they work both individually and collaboratively on cases, then
    decompress by surfing or hanging out by a fire pit on the beach.

    Their caseload is invented, but other details — such as the “house rules” stipulating no guns on the first floor or visitors on the second floor, where they sleep and have a communications center — are based on guidelines in place for the real house, says creator and executive producer Jeff Eastin.

    The easy-on-the-eyes ensemble cast also includes Daniel Sunjata (“Rescue Me”) as Warren’s mentor, FBI Special Agent Paul Briggs.

    Casting the role of Warren was a matter of finding an actor with the right mix of strength and innocence.





    “Somebody who has the confidence of a kid who just wandered out of Quantico at the top of his class, but has this kind of charming boyish quality that I wanted — that was tough to find in a really attractive package, which obviously Aaron is,” Eastin says. “He really was so, so what I’d written.”

    Born in Middletown, NY, Tveit’s talent became evident at an early age. He learned to play the violin in kindergarten. He took up the French horn and joined the choir in fourth grade. By high school, he was juggling play rehearsals and practice for soccer, basketball and golf.

    “I’d go to school at 7:30 in the morning and wouldn’t get home until 9 or 10 at night,” he says.

    Tveit interrupted study for a degree in theater at Ithaca College to join the national tour of “Rent”; he went back for one semester before joining Broadway’s “Hairspray,” as Link Larkin. He never returned to college, but his stage work, including a starring role as jet-setting con man Frank Abagnale Jr. in the 2011 musical “Catch Me If You Can,” earned him academic credit and he finished required course work on line.

    “My first graduation date was 2005, and I eventually graduated in 2012. So, yeah, I was on the 11-year plan,” he says, with a laugh.


    Cast in the film version of “Les Miserables” in 2011, he says co-star Jackman diminished any butterflies he had about doing the movie.

    “I went to see Hugh’s one-man show on Broadway after I’d gotten it. In the middle of the show, in front of the whole audience, he congratulated me,” he says.“That’s the kind of gracious and amazing person he is. Someone like him leading the company really put my nerves at ease.”

    Although Tveit doesn’t sing in “Graceland,” he still gives his voice a workout. Between takes on the Fort Lauderdale, Fla., set, Tveit often bursts into song, to the amusement of cast and crew, with samples of R&B tunes (like the racy 2000 hit “Thong Song” by Sisqó) and tween-pop fare like “Give Your Heart a Break” by Demi Lovato.

    “I kinda don’t know I’m doing it at times,” he says. “People have said it’s very funny how random it is. Anything could come out of my mouth.”

    On hiatus last month, he also performed his first solo cabaret act during a sold-out, six-day run at the New York club 54 Below. A professed Taylor Swift fan, he did a cheeky rendition of her hit “We Are Never, Ever Getting Back Together” that left fans — female and male, young and much older — swaying, clapping and laughing along.

    That kind of reception boosts his popularity, but Tveit, who has a girlfriend and has lived in Astoria for six years, takes this thing called fame in stride.

    In March, when web site BuzzFeed posted a swooning photo pictorial of the six-foot actor smiling, dancing and, yes, shirtless — titled “The 42 Most Seductively Charming Aaron Tveit Moments Of All Time” — he wasn’t fazed.

    “Yeah, somebody sent me that; I had no idea what it was. I clicked on it, got to about the first two things and immediately closed it,” he says, laughing. “If anybody tells you they wouldn’t be flattered, they’re lying. It only means, on a base level, people are responding positively to the work that I’m doing. So for that, I’m utterly grateful.”

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    What led to Amanda Bynes's surprising DUI arrest in 2012, and her recent bizarre behavior?

    "This DUI was definitely just a serious lapse in judgment," a source tells PEOPLE of the former Nickelodeon star.

    "She hit a wall personally and professionally [in 2008] ... I think she's been a little lost since then,"the insider says of the actress, who dated Doug Reinhardt in 2009 and was linked to Liam Hemsworth shortly afterward.

    Another source, who calls Bynes "a very sweet girl," says, "[She] was raised in the industry and came up in the industry, so she has kind of a twisted head space in terms of social groups."

    Her dad, however, says, "She just chooses not to work, and because of that people go after her."

    In July 2010, Bynes reversed her Tweeted decision to retire from the entertainment business, telling PEOPLE a year later that she "just really needed some time off," adding, "I've been acting since I was 7."

    via People.com

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    I NEED THIS SHOOT IN HQ RN. ALSO IF ANYONE IN THE US KNOWS WHERE ONE MIGHT FIND NT I'LL LOVE U FOREVER ♡♡♡

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    Is season three gonna make me cry?
    -It will make you ugly cry. That kind of "what's happening to your face eww wipe your nose" crying.

    What can the fans expect this season?
    -DEAAAATTTH.



    Which character was the most fun to write for this season?
    -Hard to answer as I love all my children equally. But I can say it was quite fun to introduce Deucalion in the first episode.

    Was Derek actually the one to bute Victoria? if no, will we find out who this season?
    -Those are definitely his teeth marks on her shoulder.

    but he didn't say that he was the one to turn her, still really suspect over that scene

    Will Danny know the truth about supernatural being this season?!
    -Too spoilery for me to answer.

    he means yes

    Are we going to learn more about Stiles's mom and Scott's dad?
    -A lot more.

    How soon into Season 3 will we see Scott become a real Alpha? Will it be in the first few episodes or after that?
    -That's if he does become a real Alpha.

    Was there anything you would have done differently in seasons 1 and/or 2 if you were given the chance?
    -Yes. The last episode of season 2 was a bit of a clusterfuck. I would do an Executive Producer's Version of 212 if I had the time and money.

    I'm glad you realise how bad that ep is

    Have you ever thought of Teen Wolf with a female lead? Or a female best friend for the lead? Like, what if Scott were a girl? Or even Stiles?
    -We thought about a female lead when we were first talking about doing the pilot.

    Will Peter and Lydia have any significant interaction this season?
    -Oh yes. Oh yesssss.

    Is Jackson gonna show up at all for the first episode of season 3 at least? ):
    -Unfortunately, no. Colton is off having a great time shooting Arrow with my friend Greg Berlanti.

    Any chance we may see a queer female character sometime?
    -Third episode.

    Do you expect any of the new characters to stay for prospective future seasons already?
    -I already know two who are staying.

    Does Scott's mom actually die? Who else will turn into a big bad wolf? How many packs and Alphas are there?.
    -I will tell you that Melissa Ponzio had the same frea I won't tell if it comes true.

    I love Scott and Stiles's friendship. So thank you for writing it. I know you said that there will be sweet and deep moments between them but will their friendship also be tested?
    -Deeply tested.

    While writing the 2nd half of season 3, do you already have an idea of what season 4 would entail?
    -Yes, we do actually. And it's a bit jaw-dropping actually. We would be doing some crazy things.

    How many seasons are planned for Teen Wolf? Will that change since season 3 is getting more than the standard 12 episodes?
    -Our order so far is just through to the end of Season 3.

    Will the different colored eyes be explained?
    -Yes.

    Are all the other character getting redemption arcs to make up for the bad things they did, or is that just Allison?
    -Flawed characters are for more interesting to me. Everyone will need redemption at certain points.

    Does Allison ever find out the truth about her mother's daeth? That she was trying to kill Scott and Derek was protecting him?
    -You'll find out sooner than later.

    Will we be getting more insight into Lydia's feelings for Stiles? Whether she sees him as a friend, or if she'll ever entertain the possibility that it could be more?
    -Yes indeed. But you may need to wait a few episodes.

    Will we ind out what exactly Lydia's so-called "power" is in Season 3?
    -Oh yes. And it was really fun to write actually. Holland's acting just floors us every time we watch her.

    Do you have an opinion on who the next actor to play the Doctor should be?
    -I'll say that Matt Smith's shoes will be very hard to fill.

    FAIRIES??????
    -Ooh, no. No fairies.

    lbr I only added the last two cos they made me laugh
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    Tonight on the Season 8 premiere of Keeping Up With the Kardashians, Kim visited her Gynecologists office and the sex of her unborn baby was revealed!So what are they having!?





    Source: My TV (I Know bitch, I was watching)
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    Remember American Idol‘s Nathaniel Marshall? We didn’t either, but the season 8 contestant made it to the final 36. A Queerty reader informed us that Marshall, instantly recognizable by his tattoos, has now embarked on a gay porn career under the name Jadyn Daniels.

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    One of my readers just emailed me that the newcomer named Jadyn Daniels who’s about to make the porn debut this Sunday, June 2nd, was one of the contestant on popular show American Idol!

    I barely recognized this guy. He was the contestant on American Idol season 8 and he made it to the Top 36 that year before his Idol dream ended. Check out the clips of him during Hollywood week and Group Week below. You might recognize him from the tattoos on his chest and his forearms (looks like he added a tattoo on his neck after American Idol).


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    Danni Allen: 'No More Excuses' For Not Working Out




    Since winning the 14th season of Biggest Loser, Danni Allen has been committed to cardio.
    "I work out at 6 a.m., 2 in the afternoon or 10 p.m. at night depending on what I have during the day, but all I know is I have to get it in – there are no more excuses," Allen told PEOPLE at Friday's Step Up Women's Network 10th Annual Inspiration Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif.
    And as long as the reality star is getting her sweat on in the Golden State, making good on that promise has been a walk in the park as the West Coast seems to tip the scales in Allen's favor. "The nutrition has been great – especially in California. There are so many more options than there were in Chicago. I was like 'Ooh, that was easier to go to!' It's been a really great opportunity to find the real life in it," she says.
    But while her body may have undergone a big change – Allen's winning weight loss left her 121 lbs. lighter – her dramatic transformation has also caused a spike in her self-esteem. "It's just been such a great journey and I found a new confidence within myself," she says."I'm still the same person, I'm just ready to let her shine a little bit more and hopefully inspire others as well."
    Only two months after her win, it seems as if Allen's mission to motivate others has already been accomplished.
    "My mom is turning 50 in two weeks and she looks better than she ever has in her entire life," she says. "My sister is out in her first job after college and she's like, 'I just did my first run.' So the whole family is pitching in and they are doing phenomenal."



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    its true, i follow dis bitch on twitter & all she does is tweet about werqin out. NO EXCUSES!!!

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  • 06/02/13--19:05: Game of Thrones 3x10 Promo


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    Police arrested Pia Zadora at her home in Summerlin on Saturday. She was booked into the Clark County Detention Center on charges of domestic battery and coercion. Her neighbors told Action News there was a large Metro presence in the gated community where she lives.

    She posted bail of $4,000 and has since been released.

    According to the AP, Zadora has been married to her third husband, police detective Michael Jeffries, since 2005. The couple met after Zadora contacted police to report a stalking incident.

    Pia Zadora, now 59 years-old, made her film debut in the 1964 film "Santa Claus Conquers the Martians," but it wasn't until 1981 when, following her starring role in the highly criticized "Butterfly," she won a Golden Globe Award as New Star of the Year.

    Zadora has worked with Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Bob Hope, Don Rickles, Bobby Vinton, Milton Berle, George Burns and Neil Sedaka. After working as a child actress on Broadway, she appeared in movies. When her film career failed to take off, she became a singer of popular standards.

    Zadora's latest work was in 2012, when she performed with the Desert Symphony Orchestra at the McCallum Theatre in Palm Desert, California. In 2012, she appeared on "Celebrity Ghost Stories".


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    Exclusive: Anna Friel’s drunken night out last Thursday got pretty hairy when her hair extensions fell out in front of everyone at a London celeb haunt.

    The former Brookside actress made a spectacle of herself at a private members club in Soho when she fought with a female companion on a couch and knocked her wine over.

    ‘Everyone couldn’t stop looking. Anna was making a complete spectacle of herself with a blonde female friend,’ said a witness.

    ‘Nobody could work out if there were really fighting or if it was some kind of bizarre rehearsal but they were wrestling each other on the couch. The were grabbing and clawing at each other’s faces and knocking over glasses of wine as they scrapped. Anna was barking at her friend “Stop it! Don’t do that!”’

    But The Look Of Love Hollywood star was left red faced when the pair decided to cool off and go outside for a cigarette only to find her hair extensions had fallen out.

    The guest said: ‘A lock of fake hair was hanging off her lumberjack shirt. One female punter quietly told her it had fallen out. She told the woman “Not all my hair is extensions, just the front bits to make it look longer”. She then clipped it back in.’

    Also in the bar were US rocker Jared Leto and some members of Coldplay.

    The 36-year-old single mother then ordered a bottle of take away white wine and was last seen chugging on a cigarette in her limousine as the curtain came down on a chaotic night.

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    The King in the North reflects on his long war for the Iron Throne after tonight's shocking episode




    Aside from gasps of horror, shouted obscenities, and choked sobs, there aren't really many words to describe tonight's episode of Game of Thrones. Still, the unenviable task of talking all about it landed squarely on the shoulders of actor Richard Madden, who for three years has portrayed the late King in the North, Robb Stark. The Lannister-orchestrated massacre of Robb, his mother Catelyn (Michelle Fairley), his pregnant wife Talisa (Oona Chaplin), and almost his entire army marked the end of not only those actors' time on the show, but the central Stark/Lannister conflict of the series itself.

    Given far more screentime by showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss than the character had in the source novels by George R.R. Martin, Madden had to strike a difficult balance. Robb Stark had to show the moral and physical courage of his father Ned, rallying the audience to his side in the war against the Lannisters, while still making the kind of decisions only an inexperienced kid forced to take power prematurely could make. He was a hard character to support, but an easy character to care about, and that made tonight as brutal as TV gets. In a conference call, Madden talked about the lingering impact of the life and death of Robb Stark.

    You and Michelle [Fairley] are very close. What does it mean to film your exit with Michelle, who’s been your real professional partner through this journey for three seasons?

    We built up the best relationship on and off screen, I think, over the course of the past few years. We went into that scene with a heavy heart, because we really love being on that show and we love working together. You know, you don’t get to work with the same actors very often. Me and Michelle just have had this great dialogue – that is something real, where you can build it up over the course of a few years, that you only get with long-running TV shows with great writing like that. It was a really hard thing to push through, but the scripts were great, and the whole episode was so operatic, almost, in how the writing had placed little details throughout the whole sequence of events that happened in episode nine.

    When we shot the scene, it took a few days, because it’s huge. And there’s a moment in this scene where we look at each other . . . it’s Robb Stark essentially saying goodbye to his mother and giving up, and rather than it being something really bad, there’s a moment of tragedy and utter relief, actually, because these two characters have fought and fought and fought and fought, and it’s finally over. Me and Michelle really felt that on the day, as did a lot of the crew, I think. We’re one big family that's plowed through this for years, and it's a sad day.

    When did you know Robb would die?
    Essentially, as soon as I got the job, people managed to spoil that for me. They’d be like, "Oh my god, your death, that was so terrible!" And you’re like, "What? Oh, right." But I read [the books] season by season, because I never wanted to preempt where the character went. As an actor, it was much better challenge for me to make decisions based on the scripts and based on the first book and then the second book. By the time you get to the third book, and Robb's making other decisions, then I’m, as an actor, forced to bend the path that I’ve took Robb on and change it and keep the surprises coming. Hopefully I’ve managed to do that.

    How you do hope Robb is remembered by fans?
    I suppose much like Ned. That's constantly been in my brain through the whole time – less so into Season Three, where he starts making worse decisions – but just like his father, as an honest man and a just man. Typically, in Game of Thrones, in this world, people who are honest and just and do things for the right reasons are the people who tend not to survive, and Robb's a great example of that. I hope he’s remembered as a good man and essentially the man who would have been the best person to lead the Seven Kingdoms. It’s tragic that he was killed because I think he was the best leader of all the candidates available at the moment.

    Because the fans of the books and the show are so devoted, how are anticipating the next couple of weeks are going to go for you?
    I don’t know. I just hope people really enjoy the surprise of it. I hope a lot of people haven’t been as stupid as I was and googled that kind of thing before the time came. I learned that lesson very quickly in Season One, to not google things, because there’s too many people who will just tell you everything – which is great for research purposes, but not great dramatically.

    One of the big changes about the Red Wedding [from the books to the show] is the fact that Talisa dies, and she’s pregnant at this point. Why do you think it was important to have her character die when she lives in the books?
    I think it was important for her to die because it’s a full stop to that train, the story of that army. I think if there was anything left . . . I think it's more tragic that there’s nothing left over from it. There’s no possibility that Talisa's in hiding, and she's going to have a baby, and one day that baby will take over as King in the North. I think there’s something tragic about it all being cut short instantly.

    Dan [Weiss] and David [Benioff], the creators of the show, wanted to make the show in order to make this season, and the Red Wedding is the reason why. As the central figure in the Red Wedding, what does it feel like to have that kind of weight on your shoulders?
    I consider it a bit of an honor, actually, that they've trusted me with this character. I think I was like 21 when I first met them. And it's huge. After I got cast and got to know them and become friends with them, I learned so much about how when they read the books and went through that process before they even started making the show, it was the Red Wedding that [made them say], "We need to make this show, and we need to get to that point." So it's a gift for me. In Season Two, they really gave me a lot more material than the book featured, and hopefully I’ve been able to build a character with them that means that by the time the audience sees this episode, they are as involved with Robb Stark as I am, as David and Dan have been since the very beginning. I consider it less of a weight and more of an honor that I was trusted with that responsibility.

    Not only doesn’t Robb avenge his father, but he’s denied that big, heroic, glorious death that we’re used to in this genre if someone is bumped off. Do you have any hard feelings about the way he’s going out?
    I mean, it’s horrible, obviously. I don't have any bitterness to it because I think Robb Stark dying in that way is one of the best things that HBO does so beautifully and Game of Thrones does so beautifully, which is just to rip these characters’ hearts out in front of you. It’s hard, and yeah, maybe it would have been better for Robb to die gloriously on the battlefield or something else like that. But this is such a – it’s so sudden and violent and horrible. The way that I’ve tried to build Robb Stark up, and the way that the writers have done, there’s no other way we could have killed him, because he is great on the battlefield, and despite his very poor choices, he is a great leader, and I think a lot of people would stick up for him and watch his back. Even in episode nine, they try to, and get slaughtered along the way. I feel it’s a really apt death because he's been outsmarted, and it all comes from his good heart and his trust of other people, his trust that people will do the right thing and not just destroy each other like they do.


    Did it ever occur to you to lobby for altering Robb’s fate or extending his time on the show?
    [Laughs.] No. I knew where it was in the placing of the books and the placing of the scripts. From the start of the job, I knew that's when we were aiming to do it. I think it’s the absolute perfect time for that. Other stories are going to move forward and progress, but it's all so shocking at this stage. I didn’t want to change it at all. I know that David and Dan have spent so many years structuring things out beautifully, and I’m not going to come in and try and push any of that around because I feel like I want an extra season of Game of Thrones or anything like that. I wanted to stick to it. I wanted it to be as sudden and as shocking as it was when I read the book and I read that section. Hopefully the audience are gonna be shocked. It's only a ten-ep season – it'll be episode 29 – so that’s very young, actually, for killing off another character, just like what happened with Sean Bean's character. I think it's essential and I didn’t want to mess with that.

    Do you have a message for fans who are going to be watching this happen for the first time on the show as encouragement to keep watching after the Red Wedding that takes place?
    [Sighs] I don’t. No one in safe in Game of Thrones.




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    Twenty-five years after Michelle Pfeiffer rocked a heavy Long Island accent in 1988's Married to the Mob, she's back in the world of organized crime.

    "They keep pulling me back in," Pfeiffer says of her role in the Luc Besson-directed film The Family (out Sept. 20). "There's something about that world that fascinates me."

    She's in very good company. Pfeiffer plays a longtime mob wife alongside Robert De Niro, the actor who has played mobsters in everything from The Godfather: Part II to Goodfellas and Analyze This.

    Besson compared notes with Tonino Benacquista, who wrote the novel Malavita from which the screenplay is taken, before casting the movie.

    "Tonino said it would be so perfect if Robert De Niro and Michelle Pfeiffer played the roles," says Besson. "It was like a dream."

    Besson say the script was an offer even De Niro couldn't refuse, and the pair quickly jumped into the black comedy. Pfeiffer was especially excited since she has never worked alongside De Niro, even though they have been in different scenes from two recent movies, 2007's Stardustand 2011's New Year's Eve.

    "This was a third opportunity to do a film with him and to actually act with him," says Pfeiffer. "I didn't want to pass that up. And in this, he's terrifying and very funny at the same time."

    After ratting out their Mob family, Fred and Maggie Manzoni try to maintain their biological family in the witness protection program. But they're assigned to live in Normandy, France, and it doesn't sit well with them. The Brooklynites have trouble with the locals and revert to Mob tactics.

    "They have trouble breaking old habits," says Pfeiffer. "The entire family, including the children, have anger-management issues. The apple doesn't fall too far from the tree in this case."

    For example, Fred has issues with the local plumber."If he meets the plumber and the plumber tries to fool with him, then that guy will die," says Besson. "The whole family is like that. If you contradict them you are in trouble."



    Meanwhile, when Pfeiffer has a run-in with a wife at the grocery story, she burns down her house. The grown son (John D'Leo) and daughter (Dianna Agron) are even worse with the local kids. Even the family dog, Malavita, is "a hard-ass," says Besson.

    Pfeiffer says she had to stop herself from going back to her famous Married to the Mob character, which earned her a Golden Globe nomination.

    "I didn't want Angela de Marco showing up like, 'Here she is 20 years later.' " says Pfeiffer. "I guess there is going to be some crossover. That's unavoidable."

    Pfeiffer believes Maggie is an alternative reality for de Marco, who tried to break with her husband's Mob connections.

    "If Angela had stayed married to her husband then maybe this could have been her," she says. "Angela was a lot younger and a lot sweeter and was fighting to get out of the Mob life. For Maggie, this is her life."

    Tommy Lee Jones stars as the FBI agent assigned to keep the family in line and safe from enemies seeking retaliation. The movie also features the input of Goodfellas director Martin Scorsese, who came on board as an executive producer. In Besson's view, seeing Scorsese laugh while watching the film was the greatest endorsement of all.

    "It helps me a lot because it almost gives you an authorization from the sky, from God," says Besson. "If he thinks it's correct and funny and great, then I am in pretty good shape."

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    Amanda Bynes followed through on her promise to get her nose fixed after seeing it in her mug shot ... and she tells TMZ she already wants to get another procedure ... ASAP.

    In one of her post-arrest Twitter rants, Bynes said she was planning on "getting in shape and getting a nose job!"

    Bynes -- who previously copped to having a nose job weeks before her arrest -- tells TMZ she got the procedure done yesterday in Manhattan and explains, "I have no bandage on. It's healing on it's own like my doctor asked."

    But she's not stopping there, telling us, "I'm getting one more in 3 weeks, they are short amazing surgeries done while I'm awake but under general anesthesia. It's almost perfect."

    She says once her nose "doesn't look so awful in photos" she will stop hiding from the paps.

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