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It’s been nearly six months since Matthew Crawley met his untimely end on the season finale of Downton Abbey, and because people don’t seem to be getting over it anytime soon (WHYYYYYYY?), actor Dan Stevens is doing a bit of better-late-than-never damage control.
“I am sorry about that!” Stevens told Radio Times magazine in excerpts posted online. “I think what emerged is that it’s an unwritten rule that you’re not supposed to die on British television on Christmas Day, and that, specifically, was not my doing. … I didn’t have any say in the manner in which he went. Ultimately, it was in the hands of Julian [Fellowes] and the producers.”
What is being left unsaid, of course, is that the only reason Fellowes and Co. had to write him off at all was because Stevens decided to leave the show— but at least his death means that fans will only have good memories of Mary and Matthew, as opposed to breaking them up to write Matthew off the show. “It was right that he didn’t run off and have an affair with somebody,” Stevens said. “I don’t think that would have been right for Matthew as a character.” [And THAT was the right ending for M/M after they danced around each other for like eight years?! GURL BYE]
This is the first time since leaving the show that Stevens has seemed to acknowledge the general angry sentiment of fans who were shocked to learn that one of the most beloved main characters was being killed off. ("Game of Thrones" fans, can you possibly imagine that feeling?) But Stevens will have plenty more time in the public eye to discuss. He’ll next be seen in The Fifth Estate, a film about WikiLeaks, opposite Benedict Cumberbatch.
Uh, wow, rude. Fellowes clearly said that the only reason he killed him rather than writing him out some other way is because Stovens refused to reduce his role or come back ever. Eternally SMH.
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A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, LeAnn Rimes took issue with a teacher named Kim Smiley, who was Team Brandi Glanville on Twitter.
Never one to let a stranger on the internet get away with saying mean things about her, Rimes actually called Smiley (yes, on the phone) and berated her, a call that Smiley recorded and is now being sued for on the grounds that Rimes’ privacy was breached.
Since the suit was filed, both women have offered each other settlements (via lawyer) — but so far, that hasn’t worked out so well for either party.
Rimes’ counsel offered the first olive branch in the civil case, with a source telling Radar Online, “LeAnn proposed a settlement basically forcing Kim and [her daughter] Lexi to apologize to LeAnn,” but Smiley’s lawyers didn’t like the Draconion tactics and refused. Specifically because Rimes wanted Smiley to admit she egged others online into attacking her as well.
The counter-settlement offered by Smiley’s team was also rejected by Rimes’ camp because they believed it didn’t offer Rimes’ anything she felt she was owed. Apparently she’s not after money, but she’s insisting on an apology — and Smiley isn’t willing to cough one up.
Smiley, a mother of six, is also facing criminal charges — when it comes to recording phone calls, California is a two-party state, meaning both sides of the call have to agree it’s okay to tape it. Since LeAnn was taped without her knowledge, she filed charges with the Sheriff’s office recommending the District Attorney prosecute Smiley.
If you find all this patently absurd, no — you’re not alone. In fact, some might even call it pathetic.
The unqualified success of Fast and Furious 6— which was the top-earning movie in its second week of release, outperforming even a new film from Will Smith — cemented what many industry insiders had been saying for some time: this high-octane series is poised to become Hollywood’s next great franchise. Here’s how it happened:
The Fast and the Furious opened in theaters on June 22, 2001. Based on a magazine article about New York City’s underground car culture, the movie was about an undercover cop assigned to infiltrate a group of outlaw street racers suspected in a string of robberies. It starred Vin Diesel (fresh off his career-making turn in Pitch Black) as Dominic Toretto, the leader of the gang, and Paul Walker as Brian O’Connor, the LAPD officer sent to bring him down. Opening without a big-name star (and to middling reviews), the film earned a more-than-respectable $40 million on its opening weekend — and was parked among the top 10 earners for another six weeks.
Universal Studios released a sequel, 2 Fast 2 Furious, in June 2003, but without Diesel. The movie — which relocated O’Connor to Miami and teamed him with childhood pal/ex-convict Roman Pearce (Tyrese Gibson) to take down an Argentinian drug lord — debuted No. 1 at the box office with an impressive $50 million haul, but faded quickly because of generally poor reviews and stiff competition from blockbusters like Finding Nemo and Pirates of the Caribbean. The franchise was on wobbly ground: any new installment in the series without the reteaming of Diesel and Walker seemed unlikely.
Instead, Universal blew the whole thing up. The studio brought on the screenwriter-director team of Chris Morgan and Justin Lin (Annapolis, Better Luck Tomorrow) and replaced the entire cast, bringing in Lucas Black, Bow Wow, and (who would end up shaping the franchise in ways Morgan and Lin themselves likely couldn’t have imagined at the time).
Perhaps it was these changes that kept audiences away: The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift was the least successful in franchise history, earning a weak $62 million total at the U.S. box office. As it turns out, these changes saved the franchise.
Lin and Morgan realized they couldn’t rely solely on action-movie elements — they understood that strong characters, a high-stakes story and an underlying mythology would keep audiences invested in the franchise. Still, this overhaul would take a film or two to work out. Something was a bit off in their next installment, simply titled Fast & Furious. Though it reunited Diesel and Walker, the 2009 movie was a bit of a bore, with low-energy action scenes and too many shots of Diesel moping about. While it was the worst-reviewed film in franchise history, F&F still earned enough money at the box office ($363 million worldwide) to justify another installment.
That fifth film — simply titled Fast Five — opened in U.S. theaters on April 29, 2011. It was the full realization of the strategy laid out by Lin and Morgan, and elevated the franchise into a global phenomenon.
Here’s how the franchise went about changing its legacy:
1. The studio recognizes the importance of the international market.
The Fast and the Furious made most its money — nearly 70% of its $207 million box-office-returns take — in the U.S., with it successor raking 54% of its $236 million haul on these shores. Each subsequent film, however, has had most of its revenue come from foreign markets. Though Fast & Furious made a plot-necessitated return to Los Angeles, Fast Five established a new paradigm: international settings aimed at a global audience. Gone were the barren deserts of the Mexican-American border, replaced by the stunning, diverse visuals of Rio de Janeiro (well, Puerto Rico portraying Rio). Fast and Furious 6 continued the global pattern, placing nearly all of the action in either London or Spain. Add to that the fact that the fifth and sixth films featured characters from no fewer than four different continents, and it’s easy to see why the franchise has earned a fan base as diverse as its cast.
2. Lin and Morgan embrace the universe that the movies have created.
Justin Lin at the premiere of "Fast & Furious 6"
It would be easy to toss off the return of Dom, Brian, Letty and Mia as an obvious attempt to recapture the excitement and popularity of the first film. But Fast Five makes it abundantly clear that’s not the case. First, their reunion is only just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to bringing back characters from the franchise’s first three films (more on this in a moment). Second, the Dom-Brian-Letty-Mia “family” is the heart of and driving force behind not only Fast & Furious, but also the fifth and sixth films as well.
Then there’s Han, the franchise’s most thoughtful, soft-spoken character, who dies near the end of Tokyo Drift. He returns for the fourth, fifth and sixth films, meaning — wait for it — they’re all technically prequels to Tokyo Drift. Most action franchises would simply pretend that a popular character like Han never actually died. But Morgan has sprinkled his scripts with numerous references to Tokyo — he acknowledges that Han has yet to meet his untimely demise. [they need to stop being such a special snowflake about Han and retcon his death already imo!!!]
3. A new motto: “The more, the merrier.”
Fast Five assembled a veritable Fast and Furious all-star team comprising practically every relevant character from each of the previous films: Dom, Brian, Mia, Han, Roman, Taj from 2 Fast 2 Furious (Ludacris) and Gisele (Gal Gadot), Tego (Tego Calderón) and Rico (Don Omar), all from Fast & Furious. The larger cast made for more conflicts and interactions. In a shrewd move, the filmmakers created situations that allowed supporting characters do their things, rather than thrusting them into the foreground as was the case in earlier films. This shift in emphasis also enabled the franchise’s true star, Diesel, to step front and center.
4. Audiences prove exceptionally eager to smell what The Rock is cooking.
Fortunately, Universal was able to find someone who could stand toe to toe with Diesel. Fast Five added Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson as Luke Hobbs, the Diplomatic Security Service agent tasked with capturing Toretto and his crew. If there’s one thing the F&F franchise had always lacked (O.K., there was always more than one thing, but still), it was a strong adversary for the protagonists — a star on equal footing with Diesel.
In Hobbs, Johnson has created a character with an appealing lack of self-awareness — he’s so over-the-top in his physicality, attitude and actions that he’s practically a parody— the perfect yin to Diesel’s yang. In the new movie, the audience seemingly has no choice but to root for the borderline-abusive Hobbs and cheer the détente that he and Toretto reach at film’s end.
5. Achieving the perfect blend of big action and real humans.
Even though Lin and Morgan began placing even more emphasis on a character-driven story in Fast Five (yes, it does feel weird to type those words), that doesn’t mean they ratcheted down the action. On the contrary, the set pieces are bigger than ever, with Lin proving especially adept at inserting moments of brevity into major action sequences. The film’s final, enormous set piece is the vault heist/chase, wherein Dom and Brian attach a 10-ton vault filled with $100 million to a pair of Dodge Chargers and haul it through the streets of Rio, destroying every car, parking meter and building that gets in their way. See for yourself:
As over-the-top as many of the action sequences may be, they remain accessible because they involve — unlike many blockbusters these days — actual humans. Equally crucial, the characters aren’t talking robots or indestructible superheroes, they’re people that fans of the franchise have grown to care about.
Thanks to these changes, the film was a commercial and critical success, earning $626 million globally and garnering surprisingly strong reviews; TIME’s own Richard Corliss named it one of his 10 best films of 2011. The movie pumped up excitement for the next installment by having Drug Enforcement Administration agent Monica Fuentes (Eva Mendes’ character from 2 Fast 2 Furious) show Hobbs a photo indicating that Dom’s presumed-dead girlfriend Letty might actually be alive.
[ ** SPOILER ALERT: A Discussion of Fast and Furious 6 Below ** ]
Fast and Furious 6, which premiered on May 24, built on both the successful formula of the previous film and embraced the history of the franchise. (The latter is particularly evident in the opening-credits montage that highlights some of the series’ most memorable moments and images.) The movie manages to combine the emotional weight of the fourth film — which centers on Dom’s grief over Letty’s death — with the nonstop, oversize, thrill-a-minute action of Fast Five. This blend succeeds in making Fast Six an actual, honest-to-God good film. Not just good for a Fast and Furious film, not just good for an action movie. A good film, period.
The basic premise of F&F 6 is that Hobbs persuades Dom and his crew to come out of retirement (earned after pulling the big heist in Fast Five) by telling Dom that Letty is still alive and working with a crew of would-be terrorists. Even though the stakes are higher than ever, the suspense is deftly complemented by the characters’ relationships with one another. To an extent perhaps no other action franchise can boast, the audience actually enjoys spending time with these characters even when they’re not fighting or racing or blowing things up. The banter — no matter how juvenile it may be at times — is fun, and the comfort level that Lin and Morgan achieve makes the moments in between action sequences feel more like a well-scripted television drama (like, say, Justified) than a traditional action movie.
Great action franchises make audiences fall in love with the star— John McClane, Indiana Jones, Sam Witwicky (kidding) — and relish every moment they’re on screen, but they’re rarely as successful at making audiences care about the supporting cast; that’s not a problem in Fast and Furious 6. Equally important is the fact that Lin and Morgan haven’t lost track of the series’ origins. Even if street racing is no longer the focal point of the films, Dom and Brian always find time to square off, whether they’re speeding down the streets of Rio for $1 million (Fast Five) or racing to reach Mia as she goes into labor (Fast and Furious 6).
Also handled well in Fast 6 are the tragic fates of Han and Gisele. In order for Han to end up in Tokyo mentoring a 17-year-old American expat, he’ll need to have fallen on some pretty hard times. What better way to accomplish that than by killing off Gisele in the most heartbreaking way possible? Even in the film’s final scene — a peaceful, satisfied barbecue at the Toretto house — it’s evident that Han is well on his way to becoming the world-weary soul we see in Tokyo Drift. But that’s not the end of Han’s story in Fast 6.
While everyone thought they knew how and why Han died in Tokyo Drift, we learn his demise may be far more connected to the Toretto crew than anyone could have imagined. See, the lead villain in Fast 6, Owen Shaw, has a brother whose identity — after examining clues — just might be a character known as The Transporter (and made famous by Jason Statham. We don’t know for sure if Statham will be reprising his role as the cinematic wheelman in Fast and Furious 7, though he is attached to the film in some capacity) — but we sure are hoping.
[ ** END SPOILERS ** ]
Oh, and they’re definitely making a seventh Fast and Furious movie, slated to hit theaters next summer (Diesel says he hopes for a trilogy of trilogies). And why wouldn’t they? Fast & Furious 6 opened to $120 million over Memorial Day weekend at the domestic box office. Each film in the series (save for Tokyo Drift) has opened bigger than its predecessor, practically unheard of for a franchise of any kind (even Harry Potter stumbled with The Order of the Phoenix and The Half-Blood Prince).
What’s more, critics don’t appear to be souring on the series at all (Fast 6 earned a 78% fresh rating among top critics on Rotten Tomatoes). Adding Statham to the mix, along with Diesel, Johnson and the rest of the gang demonstrates Universal believes Fast and Furious is stronger — and bigger — than ever. Not bad for a 12-year-old franchise that had a rough start off the line.
time to continue our stanning, ontd. i welcome any new converts.
Jenji Kohan sticking with her use of Rilo Kiley I see
Kreayshawn's having a baby shower and you're invited! The new mom-to-be just put up a registry for gifts that you can purchase from Toys-R-Us. After that she'll stream the shower live in August and allow everyone to watch her open the presents! What will you be buying for her ONTD? The giraffe teether? The 4-in-1 convertible crib? Or maybe you're a cheap bitch and just gonna buy a thermal blanket. Either way ya'll know Somethin' Bout Kreay ain't paying for this (which is a shame cause Go Hard, Breakfast, Summertime, and Ch00k Ch00k are still on my drunk playlist) so help her out!
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text by me. not tryin to shade her but i do think this is funny. I hope her pregnancy goes well
Mysterious electronic duo Daft Punk (or two guys in helmets) is filming in Manhattan right now. They've been spotted at Park Avenue and 42nd Street near Grand Central so far—with one witness wondering if it is really them: "Are they imposters? Guess we'll never know, which is sorta the point." But one Daft Punk expert claims it is them: "That's actually them, the height difference between the two is just like their other photos."
The band just released their fourth studio album, Random Access Memories (your soundtrack for the summer), so they've been showing their shiny helmets once again. Just days ago they were filming in Copenhagen, and they just wrapped on a Lotus F1 ad. It's unclear if this Manhattan shoot is for a music video, another commercial, or perhaps—if we're really lucky—it's the long-awaited follow-up to their seminal Gap ad:
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where are the new suits?
Is Emily Blunt Set to Play The Baker's Wife in "Into the Woods" Film?
Emily Blunt, who appeared with Meryl Streep in the 2006 film "The Devil Wears Prada," says that she will reunite with the Oscar-winning actress for "Into the Woods," according to New York Magazine.
Blunt was previously reported to be in talks to play The Baker's Wife in the Rob Marshall ("Chicago," Cabaret) screen adaptation of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's Tony Award-winning musical.
"I'm not the greatest singer in the room by any means, but I'll have fun trying," Blunt told New York Magazine. "I can't believe I'm playing in two movies with Meryl where she's playing someone who's horrible to me. I'm so excited."
Casting for the film has not been officially announced; however, Marshall confirmed to Playbill.com's Seth Rudetksy that Academy Award winner Streep will star as the Witch in the film adaptation.
Marc Platt, Marshall, John DeLuca and Disney produce the film that is expected to begin filming in London this September.
As previously reported, singer-songwriter Jewel may be looking to add the role of Cinderella to her crown. It has also been reported that "Sweeney Todd" star Johnny Depp has closed a deal to portray the Wolf with Tony Award winner James Corden (One Man, Two Guvnors) likely to portray the Baker.
Jake Gyllenhaal, who starred in the Off-Broadway drama If There Is I Haven't Found It Yet, and Chris Pine, seen on the New York stage in The Atheist, are in talks to play the Princes; while Tony Award winner Christine Baranski (Hurlyburly, The Real Thing, "Mamma Mia!") is also in negotiations for the film – she was part of a reading of the screenplay adaptation of Into the Woods last fall, where she played Cinderella's Stepmother.The only good thing about this shitshow of a movie, lbr.
Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning Into the Woods book writer Lapine authored the screenplay based on his own book for the 1988 musical. During an October reading of the screenplay, Lapine had streamlined the musical into a two-hour treatment for the screen.
Composer-arranger David Krane (Road to Qatar), who penned the arrangements for Marshall's film adaptations of Chicago and Nine, is working on arrangements for the Into the Woods film adaptation. DeLuca also produced Marshall's screen adaptations of "Nine" and "Chicago."
Into the Woods features a Tony-winning score by Sondheim and Tony-winning book by Lapine, who also staged both Broadway productions of the musical. Into the Woods premiered on Broadway in 1987 at the Martin Beck Theatre starring Bernadette Peters, Chip Zien, Joanna Gleason, Kim Crosby and Robert Westenberg. The original cast performance was preserved by PBS' American Playhouse in 1991. A 2002 Broadway revival played the Broadhurst Theatre.
Please, Rob Marshall, continue your one-man crusade to destroy everything that I love. It's not like the will to live was important to my health or anything. I hate everything.
Let Hollywood's only smart musical film casting decision comfort you.
IRS ranter slashes wrists outside 'Today' show in Rockefeller Plaza
A deranged, suicidal man ranting against the government used two knives to saw at his wrists outside the “Today" show Thursday morning.
The man was unkempt and in his 50s, witnesses said. He wore a grey T-shirt and white baseball cap when he staggered up to “Today" show fans outside 10 Rockefeller Plaza in midtown Manhattan and used broken English to tell anyone who would listen that the Internal Revenue Service was corrupt and that the agency "ruined his life."
The lunatic was shouting about peppermint tea and trying to get bystanders to read a pile of papers — reportedly IRS documents of some sort — until he tossed the stack into the air about 7:50 a.m.
He then whipped out a pocket knife with three or four-inch blade and yelled “I’m going to cut myself!” twice before hacking at his own wrist.
Someone wrestled the blade from the loony before he pulled out a second knife and started cutting away at his other wrist. NYPD cops and plaza security guards rushed towards the man with pepper-spray and tackled him, sending him sprawling.
“It happened really fast — and then he was down,” said 21-year-old Jossie Edwards, a tourist from Easley, S.C.
He was so bloody that police used their feet to restrain the man while waiting for medical personnel to arrive. Gore was everywhere, said Edwards’ mother, Kim McLeroy.
“They didn’t want to touch him,” McLeroy said.
He screamed, "Move my head!" as personnel restrained him and loaded him into an ambulance, McLeroy said. The man was rushed to St. Luke's Hospital and is expected to survive.
The “Today” crew had planned to do a segment outside until Matt Lauer announced to the crowd that the appearance was cancelled because of the “incident,” McLeroy said.
The suicidal man never made it in front of the millions who watch the breakfast show. "He was in the crowd but off camera,'' a police source said.
The man was however within the "Today" show's barricades and among a crowd of people when he began his self-inflicted attack.
No one else was injured, and witnesses said the man appeared intent on self-harm — not mass casualties.
Security cleared the Rockefeller Plaza as custodial crews dropped powder and mopped up the bloody scene.
McLeroy and Edwards were on their first visit to the Big Apple.
“It’s been really nice, nothing out of the ordinary — except that,” she said.
The "Today" show confirmed the incident in a tweet that said,“@MLauer just reported that a man on the plaza tried to harm himself with a knife. No one else was injured. Police are handling.”
About an hour after the incident, host Matt Lauer tweeted, "All secure on the plaza after a scary incident. Thanks to our security team and the NYPD."
Today Show Video: http://youtu.be/HSqqHVXVAHU
Fan Caught Video: http://www.mobypicture.com/user/SirAnduck/view/15423614
Just one day after Amanda Bynes tweeted that Miley Cyrus‘ on-again-off-again fiancé Liam Hemsworth is “the most gorgeous man on the face of the earth,” RadarOnline.com has discovered the troubled actress has some first-hand experience with the hunky actor — because old photos show the two getting quite cozy!
“Liam Helmsworth is the most gorgeous man on the face of the earth other than Tanz Watson. FYi!” Amanda tweeted on Tuesday.
Despite Amanda’s reputation for tweeting bizarre and outrageous things — a la her less-than-ladylike message to Drake — it seems the former Nickelodeon star knows what she’s talking about when it comes to Liam.
Photographs were obtained two years ago by oceanUP of Liam and Amanda at an event together in the spring of 2011 at Hollywood hotspot Trousdale, and the pictures don’t lie.
Amanda and Liam are seen cuddling on a couch with their arms wrapped around each other.
“Liam and Amanda were making out on a couch, left together and ‘hooked up’ at the nearby hotel,” an eyewitness told the website.
Miley and Liam began dating after they met on the set of The Last Song in 2009, but their relationship has been so on-and-off, that it’s hard to know if they were supposedly together at the time and he was cheating on her with Amanda or not.
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Welp, if Miley or Liam wanted an easy out from their engagement, here it is tbh. Even if it was just nothing, lawd help what she'll say about it in her current state.
He's always been a little out of this world.
But soon, Justin Bieber – and his manager, Scooter Braun – will physically leave terra firma and head to space on a suborbital flight with Virgin Galactic, according to Virgin founder Richard Branson.
"Great to hear @justinbieber & @scooterbraun are latest @virgingalactic future astronauts. Congrats, see you up there!" Branson wrote Wednesday on Twitter – a message that Bieber then re-Tweeted to his 40 million followers.
The pop star, 19, who has had his share of troubles on Earth of late, has often dreamed of going to space. He has even said he'd like to do a concert there, an idea to which NASA seemed amenable.
Nicole Richie posted the following picture on her official Instagram account with the following description...
This paparazzi dragged his poor, sweet little girl on my plane from NYC to LA. As he ran her off the plane, he dropped her ON THE FLOOR of LAX as she laid there, crying her eyes out.. Just to get his shot. #Heartbreaking #FatherOfTheYear
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Actress Kerry Washington presenting Ryan Coogler with the Vanguard Award onstage at the 2013 Celebrate Sundance Institute Los Angeles Benefit hosted by Tiffany & Co. at The Lot on June 5, 2013 in West Hollywood, California.
Congrats to Ryan Coogler, I've heard great things about Fruitvale Station. Hope he and Kerry end up working together one day.
Kanye West doesn’t want to sell out his unborn baby and make money off photos of the child, but a new report claims Kardashian matriarch and momager Kris Jenner is already crunching numbers on a deal for photos of Kim Kardashian‘s baby.“That was for now,” a source told VH1′s The Gossip Table of Kim’s promise not to sell the photos. “Things can change.” According to the report, Kris is already speaking with a magazine editor about money the photos could generate.
Speaking of money, is it possible that Kim doesn’t want to make money off her post-baby weight loss? The Gossip Table says it’s not that Kim hasn’t been flooded with offers from small companies and larger known companies like Weight Watchers, it’s that she’s not interested in making a deal.
A source close to Kim told that the 32-year-old baby mama wants to take her time losing the weight after their baby is born and doesn’t want to feel pressured into losing the weight. “I think Kim should lose the weight and make some money on it. Why not?” host Rob Shuter suggested. And the panel didn’t seem to think Kris will let Kim pass up an opportunity to capitalize financially from her post-pregnancy weight loss.
What do you think — will Kim make a deal for photos of her baby?
Vivienne and Knox Jolie-Pitt: Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s twins born in 2008 brought them a whopping $15 million! The rights of the first images were jointly sold to People and Hello! Magazine
Max and Emme: Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony’s twins’ photographs were first published in People magazine for $6 million.
Shiloh Nouvel Jolie-Pitt: Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s first born images were bought by People magazine for $4.1 million.
Levi Alves: OK! Magazine was the first to publish Matthew McConaughey and Camila Alves’ baby’s pictures. The reported price tag was $3 million.
Pax Thien Jolie-Pitt: Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie sold the rights for the first post-adoption images of Pax to People for a reported $2 million.
Dannielynn Birkhead: Anna Nicole Smith and Larry Birkhead’s baby’s pictures were sold for $2 million to OK! magazine.
Max Liron Bratman: People magazine paid $1.5 million to Christina Aguilera and Jordan Bratman for the first images of their son.
Honor Marie Warren: Jessica Alba and Cash Warren got $1.5 million for the images of their baby from OK! magazine.
Harlow Winter Kate: The adorable daughter of Nicole Richie and Joel Madden was featured on the cover of People magazine. The reported price for her photos was $1 million.
Maddie Briann Aldridge: OK! magazine bought the rights of Jamie Lynn Spears and Casey Aldridge’s daughter’s pictures for $1 million.
No Doubt: Gwen Stefani's purse is as packed as her schedule! "I need a big bag these days because I have so much going on," she says of the self-designed L.A.M.B. tote that holds almonds for snacking, her Windows phone ("It's hard to put down") and action figures for her sons, Kingston, 7, and Zuma, 4 (with rocker husband Gavin Rossdale, 47). Her other essentials?
"The band has been writing new music for a few months now. My favorite part is getting the demo CD at the end of a session and blasting it in my car. I love to listen to it. I'm the only one still using CDs and everyone is panicked I'll lose one. I've been lucky so far, though!"
"I carry a couple of my favorite Harajuku Lovers fragrances in my bag. I like that I can switch it up, depending on my mood."
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Damn... the destruction on the building :O
I think this is supposed to Lara
As a father yourself, I can imagine that had an added attraction to playing a character like Jor-El. Especially given his role in ‘Man of Steel,’ and the way he wishes to instill responsibility in his son….
Russell Crowe: That was one of its main attractions, you know? When I first read the script it was one of those things where that was how it was connecting with me, the question that Jor-El faces and the situation that he’s in. You can take the political situation with Krypton, the Civil War, the rescinding of the individual’s right to choose and all that sort of stuff. But really the biggest personal battle is to take your naturally born infant son and send him away, and the fact that if you don’t do it and if you don’t do it in this moment, then he dies along with the entire history of you planet as it exists. It was an interesting thing…. and there are a lot of metaphorical references to where we are with our treatment of the environment and stuff like that, I found it quite a profound read so I got involved.
One of the things that’s really important to Jor-El is to try to communicate to his son, whichever way he can, is that these things that are different about him, these strengths that he has, these capacities, they’re a huge responsibility, but they’re a responsibility that should lay on him lightly because it’s absolute. If he doesn’t fulfill his responsibility, then there’s nobody else who’s going to. It’s his lot, but he gets those superpowers because of the idea that he can help people.
You first encountered Henry Cavill on a set 12 years ago. This is a very different Henry you’re meeting over a decade later….?
Russell Crowe: Isn’t that crazy? I did a movie called ‘Proof of Life’ in 2000. We were shooting at a very fancy school in England, north of London, called Stowe. The scene that I was doing there and the boy playing my son was a kid called Merlin Hanbury-Tenison, it was a Rugby game and I was there to tell my son that yet again I wouldn’t be around for some event in his life because I had work to do, so yet again I had to disappoint him. So, in the course of shooting the scene the boys are playing a Rugby Union match, and there was a particular kid on that field that was a dominant player, he just got his team moving really well. And so because I’m a big fan of that sport, I had my eye on him and I was pretty impressed with him. And then when we finished shooting that scene, that kid, that dominant player, he took the moment when I was standing by myself to talk to me about acting. So we had this brief conversation and then we got swamped by these other kids looking for autographs and photos and what have you.
A couple of days later I was putting a package together for the young actor that was playing my son and I thought I would do one for that other kid that talked to me as well, you know? So I sent him a Rugby Union jersey, some various things, and one of the things I sent him was a photo of Gladiator, and I wrote on the picture, “Dear Henry, the journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”
Then such a beautiful Karmic circle, cut to twelve years later, in Naperville, Illinois, I’m working out next to this kid everyday, two or three times a day. I’m watching him deal with the pressures of doing what he’s doing, very graciously, and I see the effort that he’s putting in and I’m quietly impressed with how he’s getting about doing his business. And I had this thing in the back of my mind, I was like, “Do I know this guy from somewhere?” And so I asked the trainer, a great guy called Mark Twight, who’s a very enigmatic character at the best of times (laughs). I asked him, “Do I know this guy?” And he said, “Mmmmhmmmm.” And that’s all he said (laughs). So one day we were just standing there, and it was this particularly difficult day. He had being doing stuff on his side of the gym and I’d been doing stuff on my side of the gym – we were both getting our arses kicked by our trainers, you know (laughs)? We just had a little chat afterwards, in pools of sweat (laughs), and I said to him, “Do I know you?” And he said, “Do you remember going to Stowe School?” And I said, “Yeah.” He said, “Well, do you remember a kid coming up to you and talking to you?” I said, “I do….. you asked me about acting, that kid asked me about acting.” He goes, “Yes.” So I said, “What did I say?” He said, “Well, you said: you get treated like sh–, but they pay you pretty well.” And I said, “That’s exactly what I said,” (laughs). So it’s one of those beautiful Karmic moments that the job affords you sometimes.
It must have been extra special then to see him embody this character we see in ‘Man of Steel’?
Russell Crowe: Definitely. I think he done a remarkable job, he was so disciplined, for months and months before we even started shooting – and then the weight of the world is on his then 27 year-old shoulders (laughs). It was his discipline that was the most impressive, for me. That he just stuck with it and put his head down and got it done. He brings a lot of care to it as well, he obviously done a lot of thinking about it. The scenes that we had together were very enjoyable. He definitely looks like Superman in that costume, and he has that aura (laughs).
I can imagine playing Jor-El must have made you pretty much the coolest dad on Earth….?
Russell Crowe: (Laughs) Just recently we did a screening in Sydney and my boys were there, I was like,“Yeeeeeaaaaaaahhhh.” It was like, “FINALLY, I’ve made a movie they care about,” (laughs).
You’re an action hero and a LEGO piece….
Russell Crowe: They’ve made a mini-figure, and with my mini-figure you can’t even buy it – you have to purchase X amount from the LEGO store and then it comes… it’s like a super special collectible. I’m special (laughs).
Growing up, was Superman something that was present in your life?
Antje Traue: I grew up being aware of Superman. I knew there was somebody out there, flying around the world (laughs), but I didn’t grow up with the comics, the movies… anything like that. So then when I came to the US and got cast in ‘Man of Steel,’ I sat down with Zack Snyder and said, “You know what, I would like to leave it this way: not knowing much about it. To just really go from a totally fresh perspective with this character.”
I can imagine that can really help open up your mind, especially with the character you’re playing, Faora. She’s a badass and she’s not as known as some of the other characters in the Superman universe. How did you get into her psyche?
Antje Traue: Yeah. That’s what I liked about her. As a woman we can have certain doubts and we sometimes think too much about things and ourselves (laughs). But with Faora, all of these things aren’t there for her, she’s bred to be a warrior. So it was really about focusing on that aspect that fear is a chemical reaction, and that was bred out of her so she doesn’t have that. You’re just a one track mind, there’s no filter and there’s no double meaning. She gets orders and she answers those orders without a question, and this is all she does. I tried to stay quite socially unattached, I spent a lot of time by myself shooting this movie and I focused on the physical training and focused on the disciplines. It was like the life of a soldier, or like an athlete, you know? Very focused on what’s going to happen in four months after preparation. And Faora, she’s driven by the need and by the pleasure of killing in a way. So, violence is her satisfaction, and she doesn’t feel remorse. She inflicts suffering and she’s experienced it herself, but it doesn’t have a meaning to her. She’s a genetically engineered creature.
And how was it playing a Kryptonian, there’s a special quality there….
Antje Traue: Definitely. Watching Russell Crowe play Jor-El, for example, he has this great stillness and he became that powerful man without raising his voice and without being belligerent. And then I watched Michael Shannon in the character of Zod and then myself, I thought that all three of us… we never really talked about it, but all we had this stillness and the way that we carried ourselves, we had this in common without even talking about it. That was fascinating to me. The training with Gym Jones and Mark Twight helped me a lot with that in that aspect, I have to say.
And to have someone like Michael Shannon to play opposite, and in particular in this role of General Zod. What was it like to have him as your kind of acting partner?
Antje Traue: I heard people say that he’s intense before I started the movie, amazing but intense. But I experienced a man who’s the total opposite, he’s a lovely man and a real gentleman – it’s wonderful to work with him. He has a great sense of humor. Some days I got his humor, other days not too much…. English is my second language (laughs), so we had some funny misunderstandings here and there. But beyond that it was a pleasure to play this role on his side and serve him and protect him as Faora with him as General Zod (laughs). He’s great.
Then you’re both playing opposite Henry Cavill as Superman. What qualities do you think he has that made him a great Superman?
Antje Traue: I feel like Henry’s just… it’s different to sort of take on a character and step into a costume, or to really be this person. And to interact with Henry, I just looked at him sometimes and thought, “You really are Superman.” There’s certain values to him that are very important, you can tell that he’s well educated, smart, intelligent, charming, funny… and he’s just gorgeous, woman will love to stare at him for two hours, I guess (laughs).
You’ve been able to work with some outstanding actors, a bunch of them in ‘Man of Steel.’ Is there somebody who you’ve been on set with that you felt like you really learned from by watching them work?
Antje Traue: The actors in this movie, there’s Oscar winners and Oscar nominees – a lot of them (laughs). So whoever I was able to just watch and be on set with, it was always an experience because every single actor has their own approach and has their own way to deal with fear and anxiety, being nervous. So to watch all these small different things in all these people was just incredible. But Michael Shannon, just because he’s my buddy (laughs), my villainous buddy, he’s probably the one for me. I just adore him.
And then working with Zack Snyder as your director, he’s like a kid in a candy store with this film….
Antje Traue: (Laughs) He is, and there’s an incredible brain in that kid. He’s just so passionate and so euphoric. He keeps it very light on set and there’s a lot of weight on his shoulders, as you can imagine with a Superman movie, but you will never see that and you’ll never feel that. He’s a very trusting director and he expects you to come on set with your character and deliver and he’s going to just shape whatever he needs.
He’s so playful, you know? I remember seeing him just gesturing wildly and him giving his vision of my character. We just began to throw ideas around, getting some ideas for the nature of her character. And what I liked about Zack, and I think I’m quite spoiled getting to work with him, is that he does keep it so light on set in-between takes. Shooting green screen and on stages can be very impersonal, but he would counterbalance that quite beautifully by telling jokes and talking about movies – he’s a pop culture junky. It was great to watch him and be around that.
Michael Shannon Celebs Interview
Henry Cavill CNN Interview
David Goyer on Carson Daly
Henry Cavill on Fox Denver
Henry Cavill talks Man of Steel (Entertainment Tonight)
Henry Cavill Interview (HitFix)
Amy Adams Interview (HitFix)
Another eTALK Interview
Amy Adams on Good Morning America
Geek Nation talks to Man of Steel cast
Henry Cavill on experiencing Chicago and filming in NW suburbs
Henry Cavill talks Clark Kent, Christopher Nolan
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7 DAYS TO GO!!!
It is a bit similar to the LQ TV Spot that's going around but they cut out some scenes to add the Walmart text in
These are fucking terrible. What are WB doing?
And where the hell are the character posters for Lois, Faora and the other characters?!?
Faora vs General Hardy
Superman vs General Zod
Collider: Let me start by saying congratulations. I really mean it when I say that you nailed the score on this.
ZIMMER: Thank you.
I’ve been a huge fan of your work for a while. Superman for me is a very big part, I’m a huge Superman fan.
ZIMMER: How do you think I feel? Hang on, I got the double whammy, I got… there’s no more masterful composer than John Williams. Let’s just declare the truth here: there is nobody better than John. One of his best scores, of course, was the original Superman film. Secondly, I grew up with Superman. Superman is in my DNA. I don’t want to be the one responsible for ruining it for future generations. There was some procrastination that happened at first.
I have a lot of questions for you, the first being: you’ve done some fantastic scores. When you were first approached for Man of Steel, was there any hesitation? How long did it take you to say, “Hey, I think I’m going to do this?”
ZIMMER: It’s like a whole comedy of errors how this whole thing came about. I knew Chris [Nolan] was muddling around with an idea with David S. Goyer, and Zack [Snyder] was going to do it, and this was during Inception time. We had just finished Inception, and we had some party with lots of journalists and loud disco blaring and this journalist asked me if I was going to go do Man of Steel. I said, “Absolutely not!” Because, number one, I’m never that presumptuous. I’ve never met Zack Snyder and he’s obviously an artist with an autonomous point of view, and he probably has a composer that he wants to work with. Secondly, it’s just too daunting a task. Come the next day, she completely misunderstood, or wanted to misunderstand every word, every internet comic book blog says“Hans Zimmer’s doing Man of Steel.” I phoned Zack — “Can someone get me Zack’s number?” — to basically say I’m sorry, I didn’t say this. This is really embarrassing and really presumptuous. He goes, “Oh, it’s great you’re phoning because I’m listening to some of your music and I really rather like it. Can we talk about it?” I went, “Well, I don’t think I’m your guy. I’ve still got The Dark Knight Rises ahead of me, etc.” But we did meet, and I didn’t read the script. I said to Zack I didn’t want to read the script, let’s just meet. Let’s see if we get on. We instantly got on, and we have too many things in common. We’re far too similar not to get on. I said to him, “Tell me the story.” He started telling me the story, and I realized this is not the Superman movie that I, one, imagined.
Number two, he was talking about certain things that were sort of resonating in me. If he had asked John, John would have written a completely different score as well. This is a very different movie. Then came the whole thing, I was completely overwhelmed, number one, by the iconic nature of it, and number two, John Williams cast a huge and daunting shadow through his brilliance. There was a period of procrastination, plus I had Dark Knight Rises going on, and I kept saying to Chris,“Guys, don’t even talk to me about another movie with the world ‘man’ in it until we finish this one.” Foolishly there came a moment where I said I’m finished, and within fifteen minutes, it wasn’t even an afternoon, there was the phone call.“Get to work!” The only struggle was me. The only person who kept saving me from me was Zack. All my demons, like everybody’s, every artist has those; you don’t want to be compared. You cannot compare yourself to anybody because you’ll always end up on the losing side of things. It just became this thing of do honest work. Look at the movie. Serve the movie. Forget anything that’s happened before. We’re doing our autonomous Man of Steel, I still call it Superman.
The tone is so different. Once I had a hook about what I wanted to write about which I think was very different than what John’s original idea was. I wanted to write about humble things, about little things. I wanted to write about the people who never get celebrated. You know, the farmers in Kansas, the people who are just decent and honest, who leave their doors unlocked. The people who invite a stranger in without questioning. All those people who never make the news. All those people that aren’t celebrities, who don’t need a big sound. I wanted their cue to on an old upright piano and it was an old upright piano. I’m not a great keyboard player, I’ve played it, and it could have been better. Every time I got someone who was a really pianist and played it, it lost all its quirkiness and heart.
Online right now, over the last month or two, as music has been slowly getting released from the soundtrack, I’ve seen on many websites, my own included, everyone posting clips and being so enthusiastic about the music. Have you paid attention to all that, and seen the positive reaction online to the score?
ZIMMER: Yes, I have. Paranoia is my middle name. Neurosis and paranoia. That third trailer, which made people go, “Oh, hang on a second. This isn’t just an action movie. This might be something else. This might actually have some heart in it.” It uses my theme, but it’s my theme cut to those images, it’s sort of the theme inverted. I’m really worried that people are going to get so used to that theme that isn’t quite the theme, that when they see the movie they go, “How is that the theme? That’s not the theme I love!” It’s slightly different. The tone is there.
The third trailer, I can tell you, based on reading online and just talking to people, Warner Bros. has sold this movie in an incredible way. Also because the movie’s fucking awesome. Let’s start with that, so it’s easier to sell something when you have great visuals, great music, great action, but more importantly, great characters and great writers. You have it. About the writing process on this one compared to the other projects you’ve done, how long was your writing process on this? Was it more abbreviated? Was it the typical length?
ZIMMER: It was abbreviated because I just wouldn’t get started. All I kept thinking about — American icon, I’m going to ruin it for everybody. I had ideas. I had a palette, I had ideas, I knew what I wanted to write about. It’s just the fear of committing to the first few notes because it’s sort of forever. I kept thinking, you only get to do a Superman movie once in your lifetime. There was an artificial importance, being a fan, which came with it. One day Zack phoned and said, “Have you got anything yet?” I’m going, “Uh, uh, uh, I can describe it as little post-its you might be able to put on a fridge and some piano noodles.” And he goes, “Oh, I love piano noodles,” and he says, “You know what, I’m going to come down.” He came down, and I had the theme that was in the trailer, and it was literally me playing it live right in front of him, making mistakes and stuff. He’s a decent human being. He wasn’t going, “Oh my God, this is a disaster!” Because the whole point about it is it’s so simple. It’s unbelievably simple. There’s no great artfulness, there’s no great orchestration flying around, there’s no great whatever. It’s really, really, really, really simple. He’s going, “This is great, we’re off to a good start.”
One hundred percent. What was the one piece of music in the movie that you struggled with the most? The one that you rewrote and rewrote and rewrote and were never exactly happy?
ZIMMER: I’m absolutely happy with it now, the Clark Kent piano thing. Those few notes, I don’t even know how many I did. I kept doodling around with it, so much so that my music editor, who I hope sees this, said to me,“I hope we can get through one meeting without having to listen to the new Clark Kent theme.” I knew what I wanted to say, I just didn’t know how. It’s this weird thing. I just came off Dark Knight Rises, and I was at my most darkest and whatever, and now you have to get this other under your fingers. You have to develop the language, you have to spend hours procrastinating and talking to the director about all sorts of things. The great thing about Zack is he’s a doodler, he draws. As he’s talking, the image starts forming in front of your eyes, which is pretty much how I work. Sitting around and I play. We’re trying to hunt down that thing in our languages, and words aren’t it.
Actually, what have you recorded in this room? If you don’t mind. I don’t know if you remember that I interviewed you in your studio a couple years ago, so it must have gone well.
ZIMMER: Yes, or else you wouldn’t be here! One of the things I was thinking about was getting the world’s greatest drummers together, which I pretty much did, and putting them in a square and basically have the audience in the middle of this. We did some pretty extraordinary stuff with people like Jason Bonham and Sheila E. and Pharrell Williams came out, I can go on.
Those are some big names.
ZIMMER: And people who hit things hard. There is so nothing wrong with 24 timpani going off at the same time. The other rather odd idea I had, because part of what I kept seeing in my head when Zack was talking about the movie is the endlessness, the endlessness of the fields, the endlessness of the Midwest, the telephone wires, and what would that sound like, the wind in the telephone wires that go on beyond the horizon. I thought, oh pedal steel guitars, which everybody always thinks is country western, but nobody actually put eight pedal steel players into a room and got them to play basically orchestral music. It was sort of exciting because these guys all knew each other, but they would never be in the same room together. These sort of experiments — all of the horrible things you could say about Hollywood, one of the things it’s very good for is it commissions good music for other people to play on a daily basis, and it really drives technology forward. Like the DTS thing was sort of a no-brainer, let’s just go try this out. If you think about the consequences of it, when you’re looking to add a movie on computer, you’re only hearing it in stereo. Now you can actually go and give you your movie in a 5.1 environment headphones.
I have to wrap with you in about a second. Of course I have to ask you have you already started the conversations with Mr. Nolan for a certain sci-fi movie [Interstellar] he might be doing?
ZIMMER: It’s a longer answer, but put it that way, I wrote something, and he’s been writing, so yes. We have started.
Henry Cavill on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Part 1
Henry Cavill on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Part 2
DOES CONTAIN FILM CLIP (#4)
Michael Shannon HitFix Interview
Antje Traue HitFix Interview
Russell Crowe HitFix Interview
Ayelet Zurer Interview
Michael Shannon Interview
Christopher Meloni on HuffingtonPost
DOES CONTAIN FILM CLIP (#3)
Man of Steel Cast talks to Entertainment Tonight
Cavill, Adams, Crowe, Traue and Snyder talks to Yahoo about costumes
CBS Man of Steel Sneak Peek
'Man of Steel' Cast Talk Taking on Superman (Nightline)
Not sure if this one has a film clip
Why Henry Cavill Considered Quitting Acting
Diane Lane & Kevin Costner
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HZ Collider Interview found at Source
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Apparently the new footage in the clips looks GOOD! *must resist clicking the play button*
I know some people hate Hans Zimmer but I love his scores. My favourite scores are Gladiator, The Lion King and Inception.
Can't wait to hear 'If You Love These People' in full
OMG INTERSTELLAR!! ^o^ Can't believe Bill Irwin is reported to be joining the cast. Fucking hell.
I was reading a forum and someone said that the original cut was 3 hours and 20 miniutes! :O Hopefully they didn't cut out too many Clois scenes.
As a response to this bit of fail, Teen Wolf's Uncle Peter wrote the following:
And where I though I was suffering the heaviest slings and arrows of the twitter/tumblr allegiance before, I have once again come to the undeniable truth that hell hath no fury like a… (person) scorned. Albeit their misperceived scorn…
For those who skimmed my last post, or for those who only interpret preconceived implication that they want to see, or what they’ve already heard from others, let me tell you in no uncertain terms a few things that are true.
Most importantly, the tweet, unequivocally, WAS NOT about rape, or any action or behavior on the part of the victim surrounding the incident. Fact. Accept it. That you think it implies that is INCORRECT. I take responsibility for not being more careful in the wording.
Furthermore, any notion of a connection, correlation or association between sexual assault, and ANYTHING that I wrote in reference to lady, or lady-like behavior in my paper, simply was not intended and does not exist. Any efforts to bridge the two are unfounded, and, as evidenced in my follow-up, unjustified. If you carefully and without bias or prejudgment re-read the paper, you will find this to be undeniable.
I respect that the intent of the tweet has been understandably misconstrued and of course in hindsight I wish I had expressed my sentiment differently. Regardless, as it is, let me assure you:
The tweet was simply about GENERAL BEHAVIOR, and the parental need to shape that in children early on, it was NOT about sexual assault, or any part of a news article. It was not a referendum on female behavior or suggestion on the prevention of any attack. This is fact. Accept it.
The paper was about my reaction to hearing(via twitter) that many girls simply don’t want to be labeled ladies. They are not related. Period. The end. This talk of victim blaming is so wildly inaccurate, so blatantly false, so inappropriately mentioned here as to make me wonder why these assumed, non-existent, and ridiculous conclusions emanate with such fervor. At best I’m guilty of an unintentional insensitive arrangement of ostensibly good ideas(the tweet); but how you could make the leap that my INTENT was to “blame the victim because she wasn’t acting like a lady…” or “good parenting of girls can prevent horrific rape,” is so morally reprehensible, so malicious, that I’m beside myself it even occurred to anyone, and even more mystified that an unverified, unvetted version of my perceived intent was so happily propagated afterward with no attempt at clarification before arming the canon.
Let me iterate for those who skipped down to this paragraph first:
The never has been, nor will be, any excuse for sexual assault of any kind, and no persons behavior is responsible for, or puts them at fault for being victimized by this terrible crime. Any notion that I made an inference that there is a parallel between the two is patently FALSE, and borderline libelous.
If my words led you believe otherwise, or have caused you any distress, I fully regret this and apologize for the misunderstanding. This certainly wouldn’t be the first time I came up short while trying to achieve something with benevolent intentions. For that shortcoming, I am truly sorry.
If after reading this you still actually believe that I am a proponent of the vile accusations that have been hurled at me, there is no argument I can present which will assuage a mind with a propensity towards darkness and I therefore have nothing to say to you but good luck. Unless you open your mind, life will be hard for you.
He's an Ayn Rand fan. That explains a lot. I bet he wears fedoras, too.