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    Who is Bob Benson? The overly enthusiastic accounts guy, played by James Wolk, has replaced Don Draper as the most mysterious character on Mad Men this season. Is he just a nice guy, or something sinister? After a season of suspicion, red flags went way up on episode nine, "The Better Half." In it, Bob recommends an Army nurse for Pete Campbell's mom, someone who is "available now only because he's brought my father back to full health." But in the season premiere, Bob tells Ken Cosgrove he was "just thinking about when my father died." Which is it, Bob? In this week's episode, "A Tale of Two Cities," Bob gets even more screen time. We see him listening to "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying" in his office alone and acting alarmingly nice. Here are eight possible explanations for the character who seems like he was written for Internet conspiracy theorists. Just keep reading.


    He's Don Draper/Dick Whitman's secret son.
    Bob mentions his father twice. First he refers to his father's death in "Doorways," the premiere of season six. Then in "The Better Half" he tells Pete that his father was nursed back to health by an Army nurse. If his father is Dick Whitman (now Don Draper), then it would be true that his father died (during the Korean War in the eyes of the government), but is also alive, thanks to being nursed back to health in an Army hospital. In this current season, Don is 41 or 42, and we know he lost his virginity at a young age. It could be possible that he fathered a son Bob's age. And in "The Better Half," we find out that Bobby Draper is not "Bobby 1" at his Summer camp. Could Bob Benson be the true "Bobby 1"?

    He's a juxtaposition to the characters' and our own moral decay.
    What does it say about the group of characters on Mad Men that the nice guy sorely sticks out? Or about the audience that we're so suspicious of him? Perhaps nice Bob, who looks out for Joan when she's sick, lends support to despicable Pete, and gives an earnest pep talk to a hysterical Michael Ginsberg, is here to show just how corrupt our friends at the ad agency are.

    He represents a younger Don Draper.
    Through an extended flashback in the season-four episode "Waldorf Stories," we find out how Don Draper got his job at Sterling Cooper. The aw-shucks version of the dark Don we know today uses overeagerness, a goofy grin, and a little lying to get ahead. After meeting Roger when he stops by his fur shop, Don goes on to get him wasted. Don then shows up at the elevator the next days and tricks Roger into thinking he hired him when he was blacked out. The go-getter attitude and easy lies are recognizable in Bob. And he has a name alliteration, too — Bob Benson, Don Draper. It's interesting that both young Don and Bob are also similar to J. Pierrepont Finch from the satirical "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying," which Bob listens to in "A Tale of Two Cities." That character sets out to work his way up from window washer to executive.

    He's a love interest for Joan.
    Don, Roger, Pete, and many more SCDP men sleep with countless younger underlings over the seasons. Perhaps Bob is here to show that Joan can too. She is the newest partner, after all, and Bob's presence in her life makes for an entertaining story line, especially now that Roger is aware of her relationship with "Bob Bunson." However, in the latest episode, Joan initially thinks she's on a date with Andy from Avon, suggesting she's not dating Bob, at least not exclusively.

    He's a government spy.
    The "Bob Benson is a G Man" theory has been popular on Reddit for a while now. Considering Dow Chemical, which made weapons during the Vietnam War, is a client of SCDP, the FBI might have reason to keep an eye on the agency, or so the theory goes. Or, the feds could be investigating Dick Whitman's desertion from the Korean War and identity theft, which comes close to being revealed when Don fills out a clearance form in order to represent North American Aviation in season four.

    He's a corporate spy.
    Bob Benson might be engaged in corporate espionage, a growing practice in the '60s. He could be sent on behalf of competing agencies, which might explain why he's always standing around, seemingly eavesdropping. This week, even Jim Cutler shouts at Bob for always lurking downstairs when he should be upstairs working. And he's definitely digging up some personal dirt, including Pete's liaisons with prostitutes and Joan's connection with Roger.

    He's an investigative journalist.
    SCDP, and Don Draper specifically, have long attracted the attention of the press. And Don himself courts it in season four's "Public Relations," when he tells a Wall Street Journal reporter that he defines the agency. It's plausible that a reporter might want to look into who exactly is Don Draper. If that is what Bob is doing, then there's a chance he'll discover Don's secret by getting close to Pete, who knows Don's true identity.

    He's gay.
    Mad Men already had a gay character, Salvatore Romano, but some on the Internet think Bob Benson is also trapped in the closet. His lack of participation at the whore house with Pete and the platonic vibe between him and Joan is cited as evidence. Also, his short shorts. Ginsberg obviously thinks something's up, asking Bob "Are you a homo?", a question he deflects.


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    And one person doesn’t survive a bloody encounter with the new enemies. Warning: Spoilers ahead!

    The June 3 season premiere of Teen Wolf kicked off a new school year at Beacon Hills High, which meant an influx of all the usual teen tropes: New teachers, new love interests, and of course, new terrifying beasts threatening the lives of Scott (Tyler Posey) and everyone he loves. Really, it’s just going to be a terrific year.

    Let’s start with the Alpha pack, shall we?

    Isaac (Daniel Sharman) and his new friend narrowly escaped an attack from the twin terrors — Aiden (Max Carver) and Ethan (Charlie Carver), who slow-mo stripped within the episode’s first five minutes — but when they awoke at the hospital the next day, they found themselves surrounded by more than a few untrustworthy Alpha-nurses.

    Thankfully, Derek (Tyler Hoechlin) and his endless supply of sassy one-liners — “Aren’t you supposed to be in school?” — showed up to save Isaac. And, of course, to remind us all about the joys of proper eyebrow grooming.

    Isaac’s friend, however, wasn’t so lucky. She took the entire pack on herself, and although she managed to stay on her feet longer than I expected, they eventually beat her into submission. But not before learning about their big plan: the Alphas’ leader, Deucalion (Gideon Emery), is going to make Derek kill his own pack!

    Animals Gone Wild…er

    Since the Alpha drama was mostly contained to the hospital this week, the rest of the characters remained blissfully unaware of the looming were-threat, instead focusing on the insanity happening in town: like why all the animals in Beacon Hills were suddenly trying to kill themselves!

    Yes, it seemed like every one of God’s creatures had a death wish this week. There was the deer that ran head-first into Lydia’s (Holland Roden) car; the dozens of birds that flew beak-first into the classroom windows; and all of the animals at the veterinarian, who literally just killed themselves all at once.

    Do you think maybe they were trying to tell us something? Maybe?

    Scott & Allison: The Eternal Struggle

    And what would a season premiere be without some major relationship drama? Scott and Allison (Crystal Reed) ended the second season broken up, so things were predictably awkward between them during the premiere, although fans were given a few signs of an impending reconciliation. The awkward run-ins, the adorable note-passing… It’s obviously these two haven’t given up on each other.

    In fact, Scott and Allison were even scheduling a time to meet up and talk — until Scott was suddenly called out of class to assist with the little situation at the hospital. (Thanks a lot, Isaac!)

    Odds & Ends Worth Mentioning

    1. Was anyone else super-amused by the explanation of Jackson’s (Colton Haynes) disappearance? Through a bit of forced exposition — these things are never easy on TV — Allison and Lydia casually explained to the audience that Jackson’s dad “moved him to London.” I know he left the show to be on Arrow, but for the record, I’d totally watch Colton on a London-based Teen Wolf spin-off.

    2. Let’s be real: Scott’s seemingly meaningless tattoo was actually a marriage equality symbol, right? Tell me I’m not crazy.

    3. On that note, did anyone catch the little finger-tickle Stiles (Dylan O’Brien) gave Scott as he was holding him down? Forget “Sterek.” There’s an unspoken bromance between Stiles and Scott that I very much enjoy.
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    The heirs of Old Hollywood want today’s Tinseltown to pay up as Deadline reports that monster movie actor Lon Chaney Jr’s family today went after Universal in the courts for more than $1 million in damages.

    In a nine-page breach of contract and other claims complaint (read it here) filed Monday in LA Superior Court, Chaney Entertainment alleges that Universal Studios Licensing uses the Wolf Man/Mummy/Frankenstein actor’s likeness for merchandise and goods and services despite the fact that a representation agreement between the studio and the company expired on December 31, 2008. Though he played Lennie Small in 1939′s Of Mice and Men adaptation alongside Burgess Meredith, Chaney was best known for his performances as a monster in a series of Universal films in the 1930s and 1940s. In the years after his death in 1973, his heirs and their corporate entity entered into a number of agreements with Universal over the rights to his image and his film work. Seeking a 5-day jury trial, the complaint filed today also claims that Universal Home Video has not properly paid the Chaneys for the use of the long deceased actor’s image or voiceover in licensed film clips.

    “Universal’s continued exploitation of the Chaney’s rights has been done intentionally in conscious disregards of the rights of Chaney, and with malice, fraud, or oppression towards Chaney, thereby entitling Chaney to an award of punitive damages according to proof at trial,” says the complaint. Seeking restoration of full rights to the actor’s likeness and image, a full accounting and payment of funds allegedly due plus 10% per annum in interest, the complaint also wants all legal fees paid by the defendants as well consequential and punitive damages. Chaney Entertainment is represented by attorney Joseph F. Hart of Beverly Hills in their filing.

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    Get ready for more Kardashian, because Kris Jenner has a new daytime talk show premiering in July and RadarOnline.com has your first sneak peek with two of the newest promo clips.

    “Her family is the talk of the town,” the narrator touts in the first promo for her new show, Kris. “And now, she’s doing all the talking on her new show.”

    “Well imagine that,” Kris says, sporting a purple dress with matching heels. “Things are about to get interesting!”

    As RadarOnline.com reported last fall, Kris wanted to make the move from reality TV to hosting a daytime talk show after having experienced co-hosting gigs on CBS’ The Talk.

    “Hi, I’m Kris Jenner, and I’m a mom with a pretty active family,” she says in the second promo clip. “When we’re all just hanging out, that’s my favorite time. Lots of laughs, great conversation, and I thought, ‘That would make for a great talk show!’ todSo…you’re in for a good time.”

    Kris is slated to premiere on FOX stations on July 15.




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    "I want you to be part of my #FanMade music video! Send me your best twerk videos to my new song and I will put a video together of all my favorites!"

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    Uhm am I the only one who is gonna find this VERY uncomfortable. Does she know a lot of her fan base is still younger than 18 D:

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    Dance music extraordinaire and recent Michael Jackson-record breaker, Calvin Harris has shelled out a reported $7 million on a Hollywood Hills home. At 4,000 square feet, Calvin’s new mansion features four bedrooms, seven baths, an infinity pool with panoramic views of Los Angeles, and a home theatre — just to name a few of the top-of-the-line amenities. It’s been reported that the producer payed a large sum upfront, taking out a mortgage of $4.9 million dollars.























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    So "Calvin Harris" tag one of these days? P.S. If any of you are going to be in Vegas go check him out at Hakkasan HIS SETS ARE FLAWFREE AND YOU CAN SEE THE SEX FACES HE MAKES WHEN HE MIXES.

    Its Vegas's hottest club, would probably even be Stefon approved


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    Omar Borkan Al Gala achieved immediate fame when reports emerged that he had been deported from Saudi Arabia for being "too handsome." Apparently, Saudi officials were afraid that he would lead Saudi women astray! Of late, Al Gala has moved to Canada where he is pursuing a modeling career.

    Gala opted not to reveal any details of what happened in Saudi Arabia, saying, "Whatever happened in Saudi is going to stay in Saudi for now," as per ArabianBusiness.com.

    However, he is working on a short film which will reveal the truth to his fans.

    Islawmix now reports that Al Gala wasn't deported for being too handsome but was merely told to leave the premises when he started dancing inappropriately with women.


    Either way, an incident which might have been unpleasant when it occurred has now made Al Gala famous and brought in more modeling and acting offers than before.

    In these great pics, Al Gala shows off his new buzz cut and lean physique. It looks like this native of the United Arab Emirates can carry off both a sophisticated, urbane look as well as a more casual, artless look.




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    He's no Ahmed Angel though

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    Just a week after announcing it, Universal Orlando Resort has expanded the Springfield area near their Simpson's Ride. Now you can visit real-life versions of Krusty Burger, the Frying Dutchman, Luigi's Pizza, and more (though most look suspiciously like a food court with a new facade tacked on) — including the iconic Moe's Tavern.

    This is just the first phase of an expansion that will include Kang and Kodos rides, a Duff factory, and the Jebediah Springfield statue. Whether this will interfere with their planned expansion of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter is unknown, but the thought of giant-headed Simpsons characters in a gang fight against a bunch of broom-wielding maniacs in robes would absolutely make the trip to Orlando, Florida worthwhile






    You can save a trip to Florida for Duff Energy: It's available at Hot Topic, where you will find yourself surrounded by real-life cartoon characters.


    "Donuts. Is there anything they can't do?"— Homer Simpson



    If there isn't a number to prank-call Moe's Bar, then why did they even bother?


    This isn't actually on fire or alcoholic. Bad for authenticity, good for lowering the rate of theme-park-related injuries.






    Hooray! Now, we have somewhere to go and pretend we're sad?


    There was a Sbarro's there before Fat Tony sent it to "sleep with the fishes." We assume that means it relocated to a nearby aquarium.



    Its business motto: "Hey, Brandine! I think I done busted my stinkbone."


    Maybe they're planning a Dr. Nick ride to give you a triple bypass after one of these?


    Hopefully, in its quest for authenticity, the resort skipped the "D" from the health inspection agency.




    Closed? But who will buy all these Radioactive Man back issues now?



    Now this is art: the "Flaming Moe-na Lisa."









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    Emmy 2013 Contender Interviews: Jonny Lee Miller (this vid ain't gonna embed, sadly, so clicky here~)
    Jonny discussing his character Sherlock Holmes, working with Lucy Liu, and Emmy talk.

    Highlights: he hasn't decided which episode to submit for Emmy consideration, prefers the character stuff more than the cases (lol don't we all Jonny), discussing the difference between film and television, and discusses the procedure regarding making television (they get their scripts for the next episode 2-3 days before finishing the current episode. I'm @_@ at memorizing that many lines), and how Sherlock sees investigation as a science. He interprets Book!Sherlock as being a people person, which is why he plays his Sherlock as more compassionate, as someone who really cares about people, and he acknowledges that this interpretation is somewhat different than other current adaptations. Interesting stuff. He's very proud of the way the show has dealt with addiction. Also, he calls Sherlock a prick, LOL. And he admires the subtle ways Lucy Liu expresses her character in her acting (I totally agree about that, her performances are beautifully subtle, which is a great contrast to his constant animation. They really balance each other performance-wise).

    Lucy Liu answering fan questions!



    haven't had a chance to watch this one yet so no highlights! But Lucy is lovely always ♥

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    If your partner leaves tea bags around the house, or makes an obnoxious lip-smacking sound after taking a sip of water, here’s one way to rid them of their annoying little habits: threaten legal action. The latest trend in celebrity weddings is pre-nuptial “lifestyle clauses,” which establish ground rules within a marriage on such issues as fidelity, weight gain, and even how much sex the couple is required (yes, required) to have.

    Via the Daily News:

    “Lifestyle clauses are on the rise,” said New York City-based matrimonial attorney Robert Wallack, who represented Christie Brinkley and Damon Dash, among others, in recent high-profile divorces.

    “It used to be for better or worse, and you went with it. Now people want to dictate how the couple will live within the marriage.”


    The agreements, also known as “love contracts,” have reportedly been embraced by celebrity couples such as Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas, who reportedly signed a pre-nuptial agreement where she would earn $5 million if he cheated on her; Mark Zuckerberg’s wife Priscilla Chan, who purportedly made the Facebook mogul sign a lifestyle clause stipulating that he would spend at least one night and “100 minutes of quality time” with her a week.

    Although “love contracts” sound like typical examples of celebrity micro-management, they serve more of a psychological purpose than a legal one. According to attorney Ann-Marie Carozza, many love contracts are not valid in court, but ”it’s useful for the couple to discuss goals, and it’s more likely to stick.” Love contracts are also not restricted to the wealthy and famous: clients negotiate lifestyle clauses based on minor issues such as relations with in-laws, keeping pets, or watching sports on TV.

    Unfortunately, but perhaps unsurprisingly, how much weight a partner is allowed to gain is also a popular stipulation (a NYMag feature cites a case where the wife was fined $500 per pound). Queens-based film producer Gregg Sullivan, for instance, has vowed to keep himself “healthy and trim” for his girlfriend:

    “If I let myself go and abandon her sexually, she has the right to have sex with any other person she wants,” says Sullivan, who is not married but plans to get hitched one day. “It’s not grounds for divorce, but it keeps me on my toes. I want to be her man.”

    Welcome to the brave new world of holy matrimony.

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    Want to meet Beyonce? It will cost you $25,000.

    The singer and her mother Tina Knowles posted an auction item benefitting the Miss a Meal hunger campaign on Charitybuzz for a chance to spend one day working on the Mrs. Carter Show World Tour.

    With current bids priced at $11,500 the winner and a guest will get the chance to spend the day in wardrobe with the tour’s Creative Director of Wardrobe, Tina Knowles. Additionally, they’ll have a personal meet and greet and photo op with Beyonce herself before taking their VIP seats to watch the show.

    As part of the day the highest bidder will have lunch with Knowles and experience a personal tour of the wardrobe rooms to get an insider’s perspective about what goes into designing Bey’s incredible costumes and stage looks.

    And what better than to walk away with a gift bag filled with music, memorabilia and some of Beyonce’s favorite things to have while she’s on tour.

    But act fast as the auction officially closes June 11.



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    The veteran porn actor known as Mr. Marcus was sentenced Tuesday to 30 days in jail after pleading no contest to knowingly exposing his co-stars to syphilis.

    The 42-year-old actor, whose real name is Jesse Spencer, was also ordered to perform 15 days of community service and serve three years on probation.

    His infection was discovered in July 2012 during a routine industry screening before he was to begin making a film. He immediately received a penicillin shot, but when he was rescreened 11 days later he still showed signs of syphilis. Authorities say he altered the results of that second test and returned to work the following day.

    Spencer is jailed on $200,000 bail in an unrelated drunken driving case. An e-mail was sent to his management company seeking comment.

    Spencer has said previously he thought he was no longer infectious when he returned to work.


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    We're used to seeing January Jones playing uptight housewife Betty in Mad Men.

    However, her latest film role sees the actress play a feisty, gun-toting prostitute, who is so comfortable in her own skin she goes topless.

    New Western Sweet Vengeane, which also goes by the title Sweetwater, sees the 35-year-old play Sarah, who is left widowed when her husband is killed.

















    Distraught at the loss, Sarah goes on a mission to seek revenge against those who wronged her and her husband.

    As the trailer shows, there is plenty of gun-toting, blood and nudity during Sarah's quest for vengeance.

    In one scene, it looks like Sarah may be interrupted during a wash in a waterhole as she points a gun at someone while topless.

    The film, directed by Logan Miller, also stars Jason Issacs as a fanatical religious leader Prophet Josiah and Ed Harris as renegade Sheriff Jackson.

    The film, set in the late 1800s, sees January dye her ice blonde hair to red.

    Meanwhile, January recently discussed her decision to keep the father of her son Xander private.

    She told Net-A-Porter's The Edit: 'It's just not something the public needs to know.


















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    One Direction have gone on a health kick (and we all know how those end).



    The Kiss You hitmakers have been put on a strict fitness regime and healthy eating plan by their record label Columbia in a bid to whip them into shape before the North American leg of their Take Me Home tour, which kicks off in Mexico City this weekend. (For WHAT? They don't even dance!)

    An insider told the Daily Mirror newspaper: "It's important the lads are in the best possible shape for these dates. Bosses don't want half measures. The boys spend a lot of time travelling and there can be a tendency to eat junk food and play lots of video games.

    "Their trainers have insisted they eat healthier food and it helps that they had healthy catering for the UK leg of their tour. It's a great starting point for all the hard work they'll have to put in ahead of their stadium tour next year."(Pahaha at "hard work". Besides recording an album, what "hard work" do they do?)

    The heartthrobs are being put to the test by personal trainers Mark Jarvis and Jimmy Wallhead, who are determined to bulk up the boys and define their muscles using a combination of circuit training, low-carb diets and boxing (training for that fight with the Wanted aha).

    The source added: "But, thanks to (trainers) Mark and Jimmy's new regime, they've been working out lots more. Harry (Styles) has really bulked up his arms, and Liam (Payne) has a sturdy set of abs.

    "Niall (Horan), Louis (Tomlinson) and Zayn (Malik) have been working out with separate trainers and they're getting into it, too."

    The group's highly-anticipated third album will boast a different sound compared to their previous offerings, with the group's songwriter Wayne Hector revealing that they will sound a lot more "mature."(Mature as in Ray of Light mature or mature as in sex mature?)

    Harry Styles, Niall Horan, Louis Tomlinson, Liam Payne and Zayn Malik are currently recording their third album while on their Take Me Home tour, and Hector, who has been working on the LP, says that it has a different sound and some "good surprises" in store for fans. (I'm gonna go with sex mature)

    The tour will bring them to Toronto next month.

    Hector told Digital Spy: "It's still fun, but there are some really cool vibes coming from it. With this album, there's definitely a shift. I think it'll be really good. Hopefully there will be some good surprises on it."

    Hector has already written or co-written over 30 number one records, including those of the likes of Niki Minaj, Westlife and The Wanted.

    During a press conference about their planned 2014 tour Where We Are, One Direction's Liam Payne also commented on the sound of the new album, stating it would be "edgier" and that "It kind of grows as we grow."

    The album is rumoured to be coming out near Christmas this year.



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    We told you, James Franco is involved in almost every art exhibit this year. We now have more details of his continued artistic exploration, specifically his new video installation at London's Pace Gallery presented by Scottish artist Douglas Gordon. This time last year, Franco was showing his James Dean inspired exhibit entitled Rebel at MoMA, now the actor turned artist has returned to the locations of the 1960 original Psycho by Alfred Hitchcock and filmed some of the scenes in the role of the leading lady Marion Crane, famously played by Janet Leigh. The name of the multi-media installation is Psycho Nacirema and it blends the horror film with the real-life horrors of the Arbuckle scandal of 1921, in which actor Fatty Arbuckle was charged with the murder of silent film star Virginia Rappe.

    We've seen Franco portray a lot of characters in his career, but as far as we know, this is his first attempt at a female role so it should be interesting. In a press release for the exhibit, Franco revealed that some things were changed for his reinterpretation so that the "viewer's relationship with the material changes." One thing that seems to stay the same, at least in the photos above, is the iconic shower scene. Franco appears in a wig and makeup, screaming as he is being stabbed by an unseen assailant.

    The exhibition will be on view at Pace Gallery starting June 6 and ending on July 27.











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    Pace is delighted to present Psycho Nacirema, an exhibition featuring multi-media installations by the American artist and actor James Franco and presented by the Scottish artist Douglas Gordon. Psycho Nacirema will be on view at Pace London, 6-10 Lexington Street, from 6 June to 3 August. It will be Franco’s first major exhibition in the UK.

    Psycho Nacirema presents a mise-en-scène of director Alfred Hitchcock’s 1960 thriller Psycho, remodelling the infamous Bates Motel where the intrigue of the film takes place, intertwined with the 1920’s Arbuckle scandal.

    The artists first collaborated on the Rebel constellation, a work presented at the Venice Film Festival, in September 2011 and on Rebel, an exhibition presented at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles in 2012. In these works, Franco acted as a producer for Gordon, while in Psycho Nacirema Gordon has acted as a curator and teacher for Franco.

    In Psycho Nacirema, James Franco uses the motel structure as both a physical and literal framework, reinterpreting iconic scenes from the original film through evocative details such as the motel neon signage or the infamous shower room where the film character Marion Crane, is murdered. One of Gordon’s most well-known works is 24 Hour Psycho (1993), a projection of Alfred Hitchcock’s famous film slowed down to last an entire day which also sparked inspiration for the exhibition.

    Franco’s installations heighten the psychological entrapment set out by Hitchcock, beckoning the audience to become a participating character within the plot. Split Marion, 2013 a diptych mirror installation, prompts the viewer to join the artist to gaze and be gazed upon, projecting themselves as the characters of Marion Crane and Norman Bates. Compelled to identify with them, the audience is forced to recognise their own neurosis and psychological inadequacies generated by the silver-screen.

    Psycho Nacirema makes numerous trans-historical juxtapositions. Principally using Hitchcock’s film as a starting reference, Franco twists it together with the real-life scandal of Fatty Arbuckle, the Hollywood star and first one-million-dollar paid actor charged with the death of the American model and silent film actress Virginia Rappe in September 1921. The Arbuckle case was filled with murky evidence and media speculations which shed a harsh light on the cinema industry.

    Franco’s fascination with the subject leads to the final room of the exhibition. A four-way projected film which shows the re-enactment of the scenario that supposedly took place in Room 1219 where Arbuckle was found with Rappe who was mysteriously injured and distressed. Marrying the Psycho thriller with the Arbuckle scandal, the exhibition performs interplay of reality with fiction, compelling the viewers to address how cinema is entrenched in the modern collective consciousness.

    “Film is the medium that employs all art forms, but it is contained within the screen. We take this multi-form idea and pull it through the screen, so that the different forms are once again fully dimensional and a new nexus of interaction and significance is created. In this show, we go back to the original locations and images of Psycho and alter them so that once again the viewer's relationship with the material changes. One becomes an actor when interacting with this work. Film becomes raw material and is sculpted into new work.” James Franco, May 2013.

    Psycho Nacirema will be accompanied by a catalogue that features a discussion between both artists and Russell Ferguson, Deputy Director for Exhibitions and Programmes and Chief Curator at the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles.

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    She's one of the most famous teenagers in the world thanks to her famous parentage.

    However, despite her lavish and unusual upbringing, Paris Jackson proves herself to be normal, down-to-earth teenager in a new online video.

    The 15-year-old, who is known for her smoky eye make-up, gives the public an insight to her personality in a 20 minute make-up tutorial.
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    BBC America has released the first photo from its upcoming TV film Burton and Taylor, which stars Helena Bonham Carter and Dominic West as Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton.

    Of course, Lohan recently portrayed the late legend in the Lifetime biopic Liz & Dick, with Grant Bowler serving as her Burton (and you can relive the TV movie's best and worst moments in case you've forgotten what a gem it was). So let the Liz Taylor showdown begin!


    Burton and Taylor focuses on the iconic couple's relationship during their appearance in a 1983 revival of the play Private Lives, which ran for 63 performances on Broadway.

    Carter and West's take on the couple will premiere this fall on BBC America.

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  • Speaking to Glamour magazine, Victoria joked that David could become an actor, saying:
    "Sure, why not... I've been in Spice World and that was a great performance!"

    Speaking about her reasons for heading out for the night, she added:
    "Tonight's all about celebrating women, and that's why I'm here, because I love women.
    It's all about women being nice to other women."











    David told French news channel TF1aboutwhen he first met Victoria:
    ''I was playing with Manchester United against Chelsea in London, and she came down
    with my manager. I was very shy so I introduced myself and left.
    I kind of was disappointed
    that I didn't talk to her a bit more, but then the next week she came back for another game,
    then it was my chance and I got her number.
    Victoria's still just as beautiful today,
    I'm not sure that's the case with me!''

    On Victoria's first pregnancy:
    ''Finding out that you're going to become a dad, it's the most amazing thing
    you can ever feel. Nothing gets better than that, to see something
    you've created as a couple.''




    About Harper going out:
    ''Absolutely not - she's not going out. She's gonna be like Rapunzel,
    she's gonna be up in the tower! To have a daughter is a whole different thing.
    I'm not saying I love my daughter more, but the boys are independent and autonomous.
    But a little girl, she wants her daddy, she wants her brothers to notice her,
    she wants her mother to look after her; it's a whole different thing.''

    He grew up fast!  Soon Harper is going to be attending things like this.

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    Hilary Duff was photographed out at a friend's house in LA with 14 month old son Luca.

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    The first strawberries from my garden!!!

    On plans to record new music.
    “I don’t have too much planned, actually. I write all the time, but I haven’t been in the studio much since I had him. And I’ve just been a little uninspired. I’m missing performing and being on tour and I want to make a record, but I’m nervous because I don’t know how much time I can take away. [My music career] is a big part of who I am, and when I feel really inspired, I feel like it’ll all fall into place.”

    On reviving her acting career.
    “I feel so lucky to have had all these opportunities since I was young, but I feel like I barely tapped the surface of what I want to do, especially in the acting world. I really want to show people a different side of me, because I feel like I’m stuck in people’s minds in a certain way because they’ve watched me grow up. I want to break that, and I don’t care if I have to have three lines in a big movie with great people. I would love to start small again and show people what I can do. I'm also filming an indie movie later this summer”

    On her dream costars and collaborators.
    “My husband always jokes around that I love all the Kates. And it’s true. I love Kate Winslet, Kate Beckinsale, and Cate Blanchett. And I recently watched Django Unchained, and it was quite intense, but I’m a huge Quentin Tarantino fan and Christoph Waltz is so amazing. I don’t know if I could even speak, though, acting with them.”

    On what career accomplishment she’s most proud of.
    “I think finishing a record is a really big accomplishment—being on billboard charts and selling millions of records. When I started singing, I didn’t know how people were going to perceive me, or if they thought, ‘She’s just on a TV show so she thinks she can be a singer now.’ But I felt like I was on a cloud the whole time during my singing career. It was a lot of hard work, but it was very, very rewarding to stand on stage and sell out arenas all around the world. That feeling is something I’ll never forget.”


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    The table in my kitchen is so much prettier now after Mikey got me these beautiful flowers! Happy Sunday everyone💛

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    My earrings big enough today?

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    Gettin spidey in this biatch! Trying to fix this damn tv. Ughhh electronics! #nightmare

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    Why why why do you dirty little rats have to taste sooo good???? Grrrrr

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    Marie France Van Damme made this lovey sparkly skirt that just made its way into my life! I ❤ it big time!

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    Reppin #theburgh today :)


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  • 06/04/13--21:19: The Worst Celebrity Tattoos

  • With last week's Met Ball punk theme still firmly on Cara Delevingne's mind, the 20-year-old has decided to permanently mark her fiery side, bizarrely on the base of her finger. Following wifey, Rita Ora's footsteps, Cara sought out tattoo-artist Bang Bang to sketch the lion. 'RAWWWW' was the apt Instagram caption Cara gave the maned beast that now sits on her index finger.


    Continuing his ink marathon - the One Direction star now has an estimated 30 designs - Harry Styles has chosen a butterfly as his next torso-based tattoo. A hint to all those girls who get butterflies in their tummies over the pop prince? How clever.
    (tbh the placement is a mess but the tattoo itself is okay imo, all of his other tatts are actually AWFUL)


    Lindsay Lohan showed up at the LA Superior Court with an inflated trout pout and some new inked designs on display. A red triangle sits on her inner right arm with the message 'what dreams may come' underneath, while her right hand now has the message 'I leave before being left. I decide' emblazoned across it. Cryptic, you could say.


    Tattoo lover Cheryl Cole showed off her newly rose-adorned back on stage with Girls Aloud. Give it a few years, and that pattern will most likely prove to be a thorn in the Geordie popstar's side.


    Mike Tyson's tattoo artist sued makers of 'The Hangover 2', Warner Bros, last year, for replicating his famous 'copyrighted' facial piece without asking.


    With just a blingtastic Chanel medallion round her neck and skimpy white two-piece on in Marbella, Tulisa Contostavlos gave the boys a glimpse of her new bikini-line tat. The 'Lucky You' message, which rather fetchingly sits next to a four-leaf clover, shows the high opinion the 'British Swag' singer has of herself.

    The rest of the list @ the source

    What are the worst celeb tattoos, ONTD?

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