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    From rehearsing new movies in Atlanta, Georgia to getting engaged in Florence, Italy, the cast of the Vampire Diaries are sure finding fun ways to fill their hiatus before filming resumes this summer.

    After flaunting her figure in a polka-dot bikini, Originals star Phoebe Tonkin took her phenomenal abs down to the Caribbean for a girls-only getaway in St. Lucia.

    “St. Lucia Today!” she tweeted on Tuesday, May 28. “Countdown begins #vacation #summer #HEAVEN.”

    n a matter of hours, Phoebe touched down on the tropical island, where she proceeded to sip champagne, soak up the sun, and take in all that St. Lucia had to offer1

    Click through our gallery to ogle all of Phoebe’s gorgeous vacation pics. But we’ll warn you — you’re going to be jealous.


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    What kind of iconic mash up?


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    NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 04: Jay-Z, Beyoncé and Pharrell Williams attend the 10th anniversary party of Billionaire Boys Club presented by HTC at Tribeca Canvas on June 4, 2013 in New York City.


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    #CandidlyNicole is based on her "stupidest" tweets.
    She said she doesn't take her Twitter too seriously, she mostly tweets dumb jokes.

    → Nicole truly feels like she's the best hairdresser in the world.

    → She and Joel are very specific on how they raise their children.
    They try to have them lead normal lives and stay at home as much as possible.
    The kids are in school and travel when Joel is on the road.

    → Lionel Richie will be Live On The Plaza this Friday.
    He is also appearing in the June 11th episode of #CandidlyNicole, which has
    Nicole and her sister doing the only thing Lionel likes doing: gardening!
    "L-Train is the best at gardening." - Nicole

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    This looks good

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    Jenny McCarthy earned the wrath of Amanda Bynes when she Tweeted about the police being at her house, but her explanation and apology on The View rang a little hollow after she left a few details out of the story and then said Amanda has “a possible mental disorder.”

    The Singled Out star looked stunning with funky pink streaks in her hair while joining Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar and Sherri Shepherd as a co-host on the show and told them what transpired after she wrote to troubled Amanda.

    “At night you know how you repeat stories you read? So I repeated that the police were at Amanda Bynes’ house,” Jenny said.

    Not exactly the whole truth.

    Jenny’s first Tweet read “Police are at @AmandaBynes house,” but a second one that she sent right after said: “I hope they get her help. Enough of this circus. She needs help.”

    She deleted them from her account after Amanda slammed her.

    “I guess Amanda Bynes responded to me saying I was an ugly 80-year-old bleep. I just went ‘Oh no,’” Jenny said about the 27-year-old star’s reaction.

    Amanda actually wrote: “I need help? What are u talking about? Aren’t u 50 years old? I’m 27, u look 80 compared to me! Why are you talking about me?” and “You’re ugly! Police weren’t at my house old lady! Shut the f**k up!”

    Jenny said when she saw Amanda’s Tweets she backtracked.

    “I immediately said ‘sorry girl, just looking out for you.’ And the backlash between her fans and my mommy warriors was a war going on for three hours.”

    Sherri asked her if she was “scared” when Amanda wrote to her.

    “Yes it did,” Jenny admitted.

    “That’s somebody that I’m not going to start a war with.”

    Joy cracked a joke about Jenny being an old b**ch and Jenny tried to apologize but ended up saying the thing that Amanda hates the most – that she has a mental disorder.

    “I feel so sorry for her. Why would you talk bad or upset someone who has a possible mental disorder? So I’m going to stay out of it.”


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    Rhys Ifans has blamed a bad reaction to antibiotics for storming out of a interview which was meant to promote his new television drama.

    The Welsh actor, 45, slurred his words, declared that he was “bored” and cut short his meeting with journalist Janice Turner of The Times, telling her to “f*** off”.

    An “ashen” publicist later insisted the tirade was due to medication and that he had lost his temper because of bad news he had received weeks earlier. Although Ifans had “really enjoyed” the conversation, one of the questions had upset him, she said.

    The interview about Gifted at a Charlotte Street hotel in London had been arranged under strict instructions not to mention his ex-girlfriend, Sienna Miller, who dumped him in 2008, reports of him slapping a guest at a pre-Bafta party last year, or his girlfriend Anna Friel’s declaration that she is thinking of freezing her eggs until the Notting Hill star is ready for fatherhood. Ms Turner described it as a “horrible, almost menacing encounter”, and despite her best efforts to charm and flatter the “hell-raiser”, Ifans treated each of her friendly questions with “disdain”, “disgust” and finally “mad-eyed vibrating hostility”.

    The journalist, who from previous interviews believed Ifans to be “a thoughtful man of the boozing, carousing actor school of Richard Burton or Peter O’Toole” had decided to dispense with the usual PR game and rather than just let him plug the show, ask him about important issues of the day such as Welsh independence and press regulation. But the approach backfired. “He wants to make it absolutely clear to me that I am his intellectual inferior,” she wrote. “When I try to clarify, he just talks over me until I am silent.” In one rant he claimed that prosecutions such as those in Rochdale and Oxford against Asian sex rings were racist, saying: “Look, they shouldn’t focus on them, when you’ve got Jimmy f****** Savile.”

    In another, after being asked about domesticity with Friel, he retorted: “What do you want to know? Do I worm the cat?” I worm the cat and I f****** wash up and I mow the lawn... No, I worm the lawn and I mow the cat.” Even asking about his success was met with: “I don’t give a shit.” A question about his views on the Government — “I dunno, there’s two, isn’t there?” — proved to be the final straw: “I wanna end this interview now. I’m bored with you. Bored. Bored.” Ifans was unavailable for comment.


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    Actress Debbie Reynolds revealed she was a virgin when she married her first husband, singer Eddie Fisher, who went on to leave her for Elizabeth Taylor.

    Hollywood legend Debbie Reynolds has a lot to be proud of — thanks to a lengthy career in film since "Singin' in the Rain" — but according to Reynolds, her sex life isn't one of those things.

    "I wish I had enjoyed more sex," the 81-year-old actress told The Mirror."I have only ever slept with my three husbands and one friend — and he was my one and only good lover."Reynolds, now starring as Liberace's mother, Frances, in "Behind the Candelabra," also bluntly revealed in the interview that she was a virgin when she married her first husband, singer Eddie Fisher — father of "Star Wars" actress Carrie Fisher.

    "I was stupid and innocent," Reynolds said, "I was raised to think that if you behaved badly with men, you went to hell. I realize now it is puritanical and not very adult."

    The iconic actress also had no problem talking about the scandalous affair that marked her first marriage — when Eddie Fisher left her for fellow legend Elizabeth Taylor.

    "I stood no chance against her," said Reynolds. "I was just like Jennifer Aniston with Brad Pitt when he fell in love with Angelina Jolie."

    "If Angelina wants someone, then that is that. Certain women have that power. What chance did I have against Elizabeth, a woman of great womanly experience, when I had no experience at all?"

    Reynolds went on to marry twice more, explaining that her next two husbands only married her for money and ended up swindling her out of millions of dollars.

    "So I have had a wonderful career but such very bad luck with men," she said.

    At the very least, the stunning actress is 81 and still going — with a few good stories to tell.


    Old Hollywood post! y/y?

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  • 06/05/13--03:11: Roseanne Vs.

  • Earlier today, Lindy read aloud some of the horrific comments she received after appearing on Totally Biased to debate rape jokes in comedy. The comments are disturbing to say the least, and lots of funny, smart people came to Lindy's defense, with one notable exception. The shocking voice of dissent? Roseanne Barr.

    Yes, Roseanne — the ground-breaking, glass ceiling-shattering comedian who writes an advice column for feminist magazine Bust, that Roseanne — had this to say:

    Well, it looks like Roseanne didn't actually read or listen to anything Lindy wrote or said, or this wouldn't be happening. Her argument is jumping all over the place, so it's really hard to track what's happening. Let's see what we can do:

    1. Lindy isn't advocating censorship — she's saying that comedians have the right to make shitty, tired, conservative jokes that target rape survivors and/or hurt women, and she has the right to call bullshit, and ask you to knock it off. Pretty simple.

    2. Roseanne hasn't been on the site lately, because our comments are moderated, and our approved commenting community is filled almost exclusively with thoughtful femistGOD WHY AM I EXPLAINING THIS TO ROSEANNE??

    3. Nobody said rape jokes can't be funny and cathartic. Certainly not Lindy.

    And then she gets really amazing:

    And past amazing, is even more amazing still:

    Honestly, that last tweet is why I love Roseanne — it's just like what!? What is happening here? Can someone please explain it? Because I don't even, and I don't want to stop loving her. I can't! She almost cast me on her show as the fat kid next door — true story!— and I've always looked up to her as an uncensored, brilliant anti-establishment icon. This shit she's pulling now is not in line with the bad bitch who takes no bullshit — she has to know she's not advocating against censorship here, but instead she's arguing for the shitty status quo.

    Then again, she's retweeting stuff like this:

    So who knows what's going on inside that wackadoo head of hers? If you have any clue, let me know, because I'm genuinely worried about her! Until then, I'm burning a candle and praying for peace.


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    Well, this is a shame: Justin Chatwin‘s Shameless days are done.

    The Showtime drama’s executive producer John Wells revealed the casting shocker Tuesday night at a TV Academy Emmy panel, announcing that the actor’s beloved alter ego Jimmy will not return for Season 4.

    A rep for the series later expanded upon Wells’ initial remarks, telling The Hollywood Reporter that Chatwin “could return for one or two episodes” next season.

    Chatwin’s Jimmy — who’s been part of Shameless since its pilot as Fiona’s love interest — was last seen seemingly marching to his watery grave at the behest of a thug employed by his secret wife’s drug lord father. (As reported by TV Guide Magazine‘s Rob Moynihan, Wells confirmed during the panel that Jimmy did in fact die.)

    Shameless’ Jimmy-less Season 4, meanwhile, is slated to bow in early 2014.


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    Jenna can gtfo

    also this lazy writing...


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    Taken by bf Garrett Hedlund, clothes by Leith Clark.


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    From Toronto to Beverly Hills, Canadian actress Shay Mitchell has bloomed before our eyes.
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    Four years ago, Shay Mitchell was heaving trays of slopping drinks up narrow stairs at a restaurant in Toronto. Today, she’s sitting in the rooftop garden of a posh hotel in Beverly Hills, sipping freshly squeezed pink-grapefruit juice that matches her bright maxidress and talking about a Filipino fan who got “Shay M” tattooed across her arm.

    The fact that the 26-year-old actress’ fame happened with whiplash-inducing speed isn’t lost on her. She’s in the midst of filming the fourth season of Pretty Little Liars (PLL), which twists like a knot around four teenage girls trying to solve the mystery of their murdered best friend, but Mitchell talks about life before PLL with the cadence of a seasoned museum tour guide.

    Born in Mississauga, Ont., Mitchell moved to a leafy green neighbourhood in Vancouver with her parents and younger brother when she was 10. She noticed she didn’t look like any of her friends, though. “When I was in high school, I was so uncomfortable with myself,” she says, brushing her long, thick hair out of her face. “All my friends were blond and blueeyed. My mom is Filipino—but my friends’ nannies were Filipino.” So she dyed her hair blond and armed herself with watercolour-hued contact lenses in blue, green and grey. But getting scouted to model in Bangkok and Hong Kong at age 18 changed the way she felt about her exotic features. “I was getting cast because I didn’t look like anyone else,” she says now, with a laugh.“I moved out to Bangkok pretty much alone; I had to find my way and get on a motorbike to go to castings.” She landed back in Toronto a year later because she wanted to pursue acting. She got an agent, but she found herself alone in a lonely city— again. Mitchell shakes her head as she remembers one long Friday night. She Googled “wine bars” and then took the subway downtown from her small apartment to sit alone on a bustling King Street patio and watch people pulsing down the street with their friends like schools of fish.

    But in 2009, after a few bit parts and modelling jobs, her agent sent her the script for the pilot episode of Pretty Little Liars. When she got called to test in Los Angeles, she was ecstatic. The studio had prepaid for lunch on her economy flight and she felt “so fancy.” The wake-up-call recording at the hotel said “Good morning; today is your day to become a star.” And that’s exactly what happened: She booked the show two days later. “I just remember screaming,” she says. “Everybody at the hotel must have thought I was getting murdered.On the flight home, I was walking to my seat in the back and the flight attendant checked my ticket and was like ‘Oh, no, you’re in first class.’ I’d never sat there before—it was surreal.”

    When they started filming the show in L.A., her friend from Toronto sent her a picture of the subway station Mitchell had walked through every day to get to her waitressing job. It was lined with Pretty Little Liars posters. She cried. Now she has fans—“Mitchies,” as they’re formally referred to—around the world.“‘Passionate’ is the word I like to use,” she says about Mitchies. I’d say “frenzied.” The encounters seem so frequent that the other cast members—Lucy Hale, Troian Bellisario and Spring Breakers star Ashley Benson—tease her about it. When Mitchell was on vacation with a friend in the Aran Islands in Ireland last year (combined population of 1,200), girls started crying and circling in cars as soon as they noticed her waiting for the ferry. (“It’s nice to know there are a couple of places in Ireland where I can crash.”) At a signing in New Jersey, one young girl showed off her tattoo: a quote from one of Mitchell’s interviews sloping down the back of the girl’s calf, complete with “Shay Mitchell” as attribution underneath it. And that’s not the same fan tattoo she mentioned earlier. “Growing up, I don’t know if I really had those kinds of feelings about stars—maybe for Jonathan Taylor Thomas,” she says with a laugh. “So when they start to cry, it’s hard.” These girls—the ones who sleep overnight in Times Square so they can confess eating disorders or depression during signings—are likely stirred by Emily, Mitchell’s character on the show. Trustworthy and vulnerable, she came out as a lesbian and tries to live her complicated life as honestly as she can. “She would be the one on the show I would go to if I had a problem,” says Mitchell.

    They might also confide in Mitchell because she likes the idea of being a role model. She has a lifestyle website and blog where she tries to connect and share with fans. (And, yes, she’s totally inspired by Gwyneth Paltrow.) “Even on social media, I like to post uplifting quotes because what else would I be doing? Just taking pictures of myself?” she asks. “Although I do that too,” she adds with a laugh. Keeping up with the million-plus followers she has on Twitter, Instagram and God knows what else is demanding. “There’s always that fine line: Am I putting myself out there too much? Am I living my life through my phone?”

    Mitchell actually misses the days when her dad would ban phones from the dinner table. When success hit, some friends—and we all know these kinds of friends—started asking her to tweet about them or “like” their photos.“I even went on a date and the guy was like ‘Can you tweet about my new EP?’ Like, really?” she says, twisting her grandmother’s diamond ring, which she wears on her left ring finger.

    She’s surprisingly pragmatic about the pressures of living in Beverly Hills. “This isn’t the real world,” she says flatly. “The real world is out there. You want to see it? Go travel.” She’s still shaken from the reality she witnessed in Thailand, the Philippines and Cambodia. She has been several times: first to model and then to work with the Somaly Mam Foundation, a non-profit group that fights sex trafficking. “Sexual exploitation was everywhere, and it really had an impact on me,” she explains. “When I came back from working with the girls, it was hard for me to talk to people. When the TV came on and it was Real Housewives of whatever the hell, I was just like ‘Shut it off.’ Overhearing people’s vapid conversations was hard. I needed to be by myself.” She promised herself then that she would make a change. “To be honest with you, my biggest dream is not to win an Oscar. For me, it’s to open up a Somaly Mam centre in the Philippines in the next few years.”

    That’s a far cry from the goal her acting teacher suggested when she was first trying to break into the industry. “We all presented a monologue,” she says, already laughing. “I was so nervous, but I did it. Then the teacher was like ‘Sweetie, you don’t need to go about it this route. You can be in L.A. sitting shotgun in some guy’s Ferrari.’”

    Mitchell was pissed. Her parents had taught her that the best trophies are the ones you earn yourself. “Living here,” she says, sweeping her hand across the L.A. skyline, “that attitude is a curse and a blessing. A lot of guys I meet are like ‘I can’t do anything for you—you have a house and a car.’ And I’m like ‘Good to know you’re insecure. Thanks for letting me know.’

    Though she talks openly about the pitfalls of dating (“I want to find a partner, but I’m already complete— despite what the love songs say”), Mitchell is an obvious romantic. She rhapsodizes about moving to Italy to live an Under the Tuscan Sun-style existence and dreams about falling for a National Geographic photographer so they can travel the world together.

    Before then, though, she’d like to kick some ass. Wait, what? “I love action movies so much,” she says breathlessly. “I would love to do the Bond or Mission Impossible franchise. I love that the characters are strong women who can wear a dress and high heels. And I can run really fast in heels!” She can also skydive, climb a rope, complete a muddy obstacle course and scale a rock wall. “I’m very competitive,” she says with a shrug, looking down at the little infinity symbol that’s tattooed on her wrist.

    It’s Mitchell’s self-awareness that makes her so interesting.“I’ve met some of the world’s most beautiful people—actors, singers,” she says with a smile. “Sometimes I’m impressed, but sometimes I’m not because their personality sucks or they aren’t who everybody thinks they are.”

    I’ve often felt that way too. But as I sit here in the sun with Mitchell, it’s easy to think that maybe everyone in Hollywood is as open and warm as you’d like to think they are.

    aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand here's some instagram pics from the cast:

    @itsashbenzo Day with @keeoone. Getting on his motorcycle soon

    @itsashbenzo Sexuals @longhaired_child

    @longhaired_child A French friendship @itsashbenzo

    @lucyhale89 I like very few people more than this man @thescottycunha

    @sleepinthegardn @lucyhale89 baby you're Eautiful...

    @shaym Charlie's angels ... !!! @itsashbenzo @sleepinthegardn #photoshoot

    @sleepinthegardn Inverted double foot lock straddle. #wildmanathletica #dontfalldontdie

    @sleepinthegardn @shaym on her new iPhone 6

    @keeoone Something you don't see everyday @longhaired_child & @julianmorris

    @actuallyharding "Two chins. The cousin of two chains." (Ashley's direct quote) @itsashbenzo

    @itsashbenzo Goooood morning @actuallyharding
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    it makes me so angry every time when it's a promo time for new season of PLL. there's always only covers and photoshoots with Lucy and Shay (Luce is on the cover of Seventeen's July issue and Shay has Self and Elle mags)..and well sometimes with Ashley..but WHERE'S TROIAN??? :( boohoo

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    Miley Cyrus’ new single “We Can’t Stop” is off to a solid start, as industry sources forecast it may sell upwards of 180,000 to 200,000 downloads by the end of the tracking week on Sunday, June 9. Its first-week sales, combined with airplay and streams (more on that in a minute), should give the song a very handsome debut on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart next week.

    “We Can’t Stop” was released on June 3 and is the lead track from Cyrus’ forthcoming fourth studio album, which is due out later this year. The single and album are her first for RCA Records, after spending a career with Hollywood Records. (She also released numerous “Hannah Montana”-related albums with Hollywood’s sister label, Walt Disney Records.)

    The new song is doing well at pop radio as well, having drawn 3.4 million in all-format audience, according to Nielsen BDS, since its arrival Monday. Mainstream pop station KIIS Los Angeles leads with 23 plays (1.4 million impressions) so far, followed by KTBT Tulsa, Okla. (19), WKFS Cincinnati (17) and KMVQ San Francisco (16). After two days, the song already ranks at No. 37 on the building Pop Songs airplay chart, putting it in line for a debut when the chart is released on Monday (June 10). As for the song’s first-week Billboard Hot 100 fortunes, opening-week sales of 180,000 – 200,000 downloads and its (less significant) airplay, along with any out-of-the-gate streaming activity, would likely point to a Hot 100 debut in the top 30, with a top 10 launch a possibility, depending largely on its sales momentum the rest of the week.

    Highlights of next week’s Hot 100 will be revealed next Wednesday (12) on

    With every new single, collaboration and twerkin’ video that she drops, Miley Cyrus continues to tickle fans with her spontaneity, but Pharrell, who is producing her upcoming album, is also a big fan of Miley’s Southern charm.

    “I love Miley — she’s really honestly at the core a good person and it’s always cool to work with Southern people,” Pharrell tells MTV News of immediately hitting it off with the 20-year-old. “Not that I don’t love working with West Coast, Midwest and East Coast people, but Southern people just have this thing where…sort of a Southern value kicks in and along with that value is also that Southern appreciation.”

    Miley and Skateboard P have been working together for over a year now, and their friendship has grown over those months spent in the studio. “Coming from Nashville, she just sort of appreciates things in a different way and it comes through in her performance and her aspiration,” he continued. “That’s my lil sis. She knows what she wants to do and at the tender age that she is now, she’s just getting started.”

    In addition to Pharrell’s contributions, Miley collaborated with ATL producer Mike Will Made It on her new ‘turn up’ anthem “We Can’t Stop,” which includes some chopped-and-screwed elements and leans away from the electro influence of her Disney days. The LP will also include a feature from Wiz Khalifa and possibly even French Montana, but don’t expect the hip-hop lean on the LP to be too heavy.

    “It’s just gonna sound like her and her influences, but it’s not that hip-hop heavy,” Pharrell says of the full body of work. That’s not what she does, that’s not where she comes from. It’s a part of what she loves, which is a very big difference. I would expect that there would be elements of the things that she’s into, but nothing rules her,” he added. “She’s a fiery Sagittarius; she can’t be put into a box. None of us can anyway. All of us like a little of this and a little of that, in terms of the elements of our influences.”

    So, no twerkin’ anthem on the album then?

    Stay tuned for the rest of our chat with Pharrell where he explains why Miley dropped her now infamous twerkin’ video.


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    It certainly looks HAVOK is in the film even if just a cameo.

    Despite sounding doubtful that he'd be returning with some of his other First Class pals to reprise the role of Havok, Lucas Till was glimpsed on the set of Bryan Singer's X-flick - and we have the pic to prove it..


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    ...says Ulrika Jonsson

    NEWS of Kate Winslet’s pregnancy with Ned RocknRoll hasn’t been met with outright approval.

    Some were quick to point out this will be Kate’s third child with her third husband.

    “Speaking from the immoral high ground of a woman who has four children by four fathers, I want to offer my heartfelt congratulations to Kate and Ned.

    But I can hear the murmurs from my happy family home — the tuts are deafening. The idea that a woman might have multiple children with multiple men is unacceptable to some.

    For much of society, it’s a hard pill to swallow, yet with the increasing breakdown of relationships it’s becoming more common. I recall announcing my fourth pregnancy by my fourth long-term partner (and third husband) in 2007.

    It was met with overwhelming pessimism from those who thought it was highly indecent or nefarious to even consider giving in to my maternal instincts.

    Even being labelled as a “four by four” genuinely didn’t bother me because it was less an opinion, more fact — and you can’t argue with fact.

    So here are some more facts. Clint Eastwood has seven children with five women, Mick Jagger has seven with four.

    Rod Stewart now has eight kids with five women.

    These facts are rarely, if ever, mentioned by those same people who pour scorn and derision on women who have children by more than one man.

    We have to assume that Kate is a good and loving mother. Who knows why her second marriage broke down, but we cannot presume it is her fault alone and that she should be banned from procreating again.

    My children see each other as “whole” siblings — not half-sisters or brothers. They see us as one solid unit, despite having different fathers.

    What is most important is the love we have for each other.

    I pride myself on my hybrid family and the accepting children that have been created therein.”

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    The Fast and Furious franchise can, at times, be confusing. The first movie, The Fast and the Furious, centers around Dominic Toretto and his family of fast-driving, big-hearted criminals. 2 Fast 2 Furious puts Dom completely out of the picture and follows good-cop-gone-bad-gone-good-again Brian O’Conner down to Miami, where he meets up with an old friend and has absolutely no interaction with anyone from the first film — except for one of his cop bosses. The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift then pulls fans even farther away from the people they’ve come to know and love. So when the fourth film in the franchise, Fast and Furious, decided to reunite the original crew and pull together the plots and characters from all three films, Vin Diesel knew he had some explaining to do.

    His solution? A short film set after 2 Fast 2 Furious but before Tokyo Drift (much like the next three films would be) to tie up loose ends. And that’s just what Diesel did when he wrote and directed the 20-minute film Los Bandoleros. Available on YouTube and as an extra on the Blu-ray and special edition DVDs of Fast and Furious, this short film has now become an integral part of the franchise. Fans can even see clips from it in the opening credits sequence for Furious 6. And here’s why it deserves 20 minutes of your time:

    Where has Dom been? If you sat through the credits of the first film, you know that Dom successfully made his way to Mexico. But what has he been up to between film number one and film number four (but technically before film number three)? Well, you will be happy to know that he’s still having barbecues, fixing up cars, and working illegal schemes. Only this time, he’s speaking Dominican.

    Where was Han before Tokyo? Not only does Los Bandoleros tie Han into the fourth film of the series, but it briefly explains how Han and Dom met in Mexico way before there was any talk of going to Tokyo. After all, Han’s from L.A.

    Meet Leo and Santos. The fast-talking duo that helped keep Dom out of prison in the fourth film wasn’t just a random find. In fact, they were a part of Dom’s “family” in the Dominican Republic — sorry, the DR. They ate lunch together and said grace and everything. Fun fact: Fast Five was not the first time they busted one another out of jail.

    Dom and Letty are the real deal. When Dom drove away at the end of the first film, he was forced to leave his loved ones behind, which included his ideal woman: 20 percent angel, 80 percent devil with eyes that can look right through the bullshit to the good in someone; a girl who’s down to earth and ain’t afraid to get a little engine grease under her fingernails … also known as Letty. And in Los Bandoleros, Letty tracks down her man, and fans get to see just how happy she makes Dom, which is a great introduction to why he takes some of the drastic measures he takes in Furious 6. Happiness alert! He smiles multiple times in this short film! Like, more than once.

    Everyone needs gasoline. The action sequence that kicks off the fourth film is completely set up in Los Bandoleros, with Dom once again doing something illegal in order to help his family. You gotta love a criminal with a heart of gold.

    In addition to all of that, Letty mentions Mia and viewers get to see the first hints of Dom missing his home, an element that will play an important part in the next three films.


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