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Oh No They Didn't! - LiveJournal.com

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    "There's some rumors going around that [Sony] could possibly be going out to Holland Roden," for a role in "The Amazing Spider-Man" franchise. "Arrow's" Roy Harper was responding to a question about the "Teen Wolf" actress possibly playing Mary Jane Watson. He then added, "I don't know if it would be to replace Mary Jane, it could possibly be to play another character." Colton goes on to say that he thinks Holland would be an amazing choice to play the Spider-Man love interest but also adds that he think Shailene Woodley is "absolutely incredible." With the role of Mary Jane Watson now being saved for the third installment of "The Amazing Spider-Man" which is set to hit Us theaters on June 10, 2016, we may have a bit of a wait to see just how things will play out between Sony and Ms. Woodley.



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    Beyonce called in a concert for a moment of silence for Trayvon Martin, rapper Young Jeezy released a song in Martin's memory and Russell Simmons called for peace after George Zimmerman was acquitted by a Florida jury in the death of the teenager.

    There was a wide range of reactions by celebrities after jurors cleared Zimmerman late Saturday of all charges in the 2012 shooting death of the unarmed 17-year-old Martin.

    Beyonce took a moment to honor Martin during her Mrs. Carter Show World Tour concert at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn. Her concert started about 30 minutes after the Zimmerman verdict began to circulate.

    "I'd like to have a moment of silence for Trayvon," the pop star said as the stage grew dark with just a few key lights shining.

    Beyonce then sang the chorus of "I Will Always Love You," a song, fittingly given the location, written by country music star Dolly Parton and brought to a global audience by the late Whitney Houston, before transitioning into her hit "Halo."


    It was just one of several reactions from celebrities and artists following Zimmerman's acquittal by a six-woman jury. Much of it focused on the perceived outrage of the situation. But others had more poignant responses.

    Young Jeezy posted a new song, "It's a Cold World (A Tribute to Trayvon Martin)," to his Facebook page with a comment: "I am in no way shape, form, or fashion ... trying to capitalize off of the latest series of events. These are my true feelings and my form of expression about it."

    Simmons, a producer and entrepreneur, posted a blog entry that said he'd be supporting the Trayvon Martin Foundation in helping to repeal laws like Florida's Stand Your Ground law. He signed off, "God bless you little brother. Rest in peace."


    He also called for those upset with the verdict to channel their energy away from violence on Twitter, telling followers "we must remain peaceful. No matter what, remain peaceful."

    For the most part, it appeared protesters did with few reports of damage late Saturday and early Sunday in Tallahassee, Fla., Atlanta and California.

    "If u have any anger this evening," Simmons wrote on Twitter, "put that energy into challenging these horrible laws that allow overly-anxious neighborhood watchmen to carry guns and shoot innocent people. "


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    Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin for Lanvin


    Over their 26 years of professional collaboration, Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin have become powerhouse photographers in the fashion world. As pioneers of digital manipulation, they’ve amassed a vast portfolio: editorial shoots for Vogue Paris and Harper’s Bazaar; commercial ad campaigns for Dior, Gucci and Louis Vuitton; as well as several fashion films. Meanwhile, they’ve also exhibited their own photography from Amsterdam to Brazil and back. Inez & Vinoodh’s latest effort is a study in portraiture, both human and flowers, opening today at the Gagosian Beverly Hills.



    Charlize Theron photographed by Inez Van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin


    Inez, how did your artistic partnership with Vinoodh begin?

    We met [initially] when we were in art school, but in 1986 Vinoodh had graduated already and started his own line as a fashion designer. He was about to have his first fashion show, and asked me to take pictures of the clothes. That’s how we realized that we had exactly the same ideas about images, fashion, beauty, about everything we could even think of. From that moment on we worked together, on and off, over about six years, all the way through my whole period in art school. It did take six years before we admitted that we had fallen in love with each other and started a relationship.





    Bjork photographed by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin


    Did you grow up in a creative environment?

    Both of us did. My mother was a fashion journalist for the Times of Holland. She introduced me to photography at a very early age, because she used to go to Paris for the shows and then bring back French Vogue. That’s what formed my ideas on the depiction of women, because at that time—it was the ‘60s and the ‘70s—Helmut Newton and Guy Bourdin were the photographers of French Vogue. Their sense of color and black-and-white has been a huge influence on my work. Similarly, Vinoodh grew up in a family where his father was a tailor and was always making clothes, whether it was for other people or himself. So that spurred his road into the fashion world, as a designer at first. Then, once we got together, we started to focus on working as photographers.


    Do you feel that there is a guiding philosophy behind your work?

    We photograph whatever it is—whether it’s a human being or a flower or anything else—in its most heroic incarnation.



    Alexander McQueen photographed by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin


    Do you approach your commercial shoots differently from your own artwork?

    I feel the commercial work has different challenges. There are compromises to be made, and I like working within that. Not everything is possible, and the challenge of working within the restrictions or within the wishes of a client and making it work for them is almost equally satisfying as making images that have, for lack of a better word, no limit. For us there’s no conscious road that we took. It gives us a sense of freedom to be able to work in so many different worlds at the same time, whether it’s portraiture, fine art or fashion—having, so to speak, three feet in all of these worlds makes us feel very independent and able to have a cross-pollination into the body of work that we’ve made.

    How have you noticed the field of photography changing since you began your career in the ‘80s?

    The fact that everything is shot digitally now has freed up a lot of possibilities. Before we were shooting digitally, you were relying on Polaroids to see whether it was going okay, whether the light was correct. Now you see it right away on the screen, and you can react really fast. This speed of reaction now infuses the day, which is really exciting. I am personally not nostalgic about the loss of film. I feel the benefits of digital shooting are so great and the fact that there is an immediate result is so rewarding. Photography has, especially now with things like Tumblr and Instagram, become so democratic and I love that about it. When Vinoodh and I started out, it was much harder to get your work seen. On the other hand, the idea of the underground has completely gone away. Everyone is right away mainstream. I sometimes feel that younger photographers get thrown into working without really having the chance to discover who they are as an artist.




    Brad Pitt photographed by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin


    Why have you focused so heavily on flowers in this exhibit opening in Beverly Hills?

    It’s a very personal obsession with flower arranging. I always say to my friends, if I wasn’t taking pictures I’d probably be a florist. It’s equally creative for me to put flowers together in a combination that’s exciting. Their shapes, colors, and personalities speak to me somehow. They’re very stark, but it’s a study in composition, in color, in abstraction, and at the same time in personality. There will be one whole room of those. On the other side of the gallery, there will be portraits. Both rooms—the fact that they are both two separate rooms—emphasize this dualism and dichotomy in our work, where there’s always a tension between the beautiful and the bizarre, the elegant and the extreme, the classical and the camp.

    Have you and Vinoodh ever over the years thought about working separately?

    No! No, that never comes into our heads.

    What do you hope that viewers take away from your work?

    Ideally, this awe for humanity and for how exquisite each person is, whether it’s according to the norms of what is beautiful, or whether it’s totally the opposite of that. We always say there’s no person on earth that we couldn’t make an incredible image of. swear to fucking god, if I get famous, my first portrait will be with them



    Inez & Vinoodh’s latest exhibit will be on view at the Gagosian Gallery Beverly Hills from July 12 to August 23.


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    Flawless king and kween of fashion photography blazing the trail for all aspiring artistes. Bless their holy light!
    Also... Fierce fashion photo shoot post!




    Who are your favorite fashion photographers and what are your favorite fashion editorials, ONTD?

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    Nelson Mandela remains hospitalized, but his health is reportedly improving after spending five weeks in a Pretoria hospital with a lung infection.

    Former South African President Thabo Mbeki, who succeeded Mandela, the country's first black president, says that the former anti-apartheid and Nobel laureate could be discharged soon.

    Mandela has been in critical condition since June 8 when he was hospitalized with the recurring infection, which he first contracted during his 27 years as a political prison.



    Although the most recent report from the hospital continues to list Mandela in critical but stable condition, his wife, Graca Machel and current President Jacob Zuma have said he is responding to treatment.

    Mandela's grandson, Zondwa Mandela, told Reuters he hoped his grandfather would by "seated with us" for the "small lunch" planned for his 95th birthday on Thursday, but that it was up to the doctors.

    "Really it's a medical thing and we are hoping that through his treatment he has a speedy recovery," he said.

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    Imagine you’re a celebrity. A well liked celebrity in fact, with a few movies and a good reputation under your belt. You’re becoming quite the attraction at red carpet events and money is no issue. What would be your favourite beauty product?

    If any of you answered with baking soda, I’d firstly like to say, really? Baking soda? Any product in the world and you chose baking soda? And secondly, you’ll be pleased to know you have something in common with actress Emma Stone.

    The Amazing Spiderman star has said that she uses baking soda to scrub her face and get rid of dry patches. Apparently the more commonly known kitchen ingredient is great for exfoliating and judging by Emma’s flawless skin, it doesn’t do a bad job either.

    So the next time you go to bake a cake, maybe try a little baking soda on your skin. Anything to be like the celebs right?

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    The Huffington Post writes:
    When "The Walking Dead" returns, Michonne will be on a mission.

    In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, comic co-creator and series executive producer Robert Kirkman said Andrea's (Laurie Holden) death will still be felt by the characters in Season 4, Michonne (Danai Gurira) in particular.

    "As we meet Michonne coming back this season, she's on a mission to hunt down the Governor. It's something she's very obsessed with. It's big part of her character this season," Kirkman said. "She did lose Andrea and she lost her because of the Governor. She's not willing to let that guy go or be out there. It's something that may possibly be to her detriment, the fact that she's so dedicated to finding this person. That's something that very much informs her character this season."

    Season 3 of "The Walking Dead" ended with Andrea's death, the Governor (David Morrissey) attacking the prison and escaping from Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) and co. After the attack, Rick took in the residents of Woodbury. Kirkman said Season 4 will pick up a few months after the events of the Season 3 finale. "The prison that we see is a very different prison and the characters that we see are very different from the last time we saw them," Kirkman said. "We go into season four with characters you've known for four years and still find new things to explore with them and new aspects of their character and see that they are growing and changing in extremely dramatic ways due to the strains that this world has put upon them."

    Scott Gimple will serve as showrunner of "The Walking Dead" Season 4. He's the third showrunner the series has had over four seasons. Gimple replaces Glen Mazzara, who replaced Frank Darabont. Gimple told THR he was going to do his best to combine the best of Mazzara's and Darabont's runs.

    "I'm trying to take a greatest-hits approach and take the best of both those runs and run with it," he said."As far as my own personal stamp, it's more of what we do here already with character-driven stories and really delving into these characters while having some amazing, horrible scares and exciting sequences but all in service to a greater story that builds."

    Kirkman said Season 4 will be more character focused than last season."It's a much more character-based story. It's going to be more focused on who these characters are and what they're going through. To a certain extent, we got away from that a little bit in season three. Coming into season four, we're definitely going to know a lot more about these people so it will be that much more gut-wrenching and worse when we lose these characters," Kirkman said.

    With the Governor in Season 3, "The Walking Dead" explore the threat of other human survivors. However, executive producer Gale Anne Hurd said the show will bring back the threat of the zombies. We are going to amp up the threat of the walkers, because they've started to seem like a manageable threat. They are not a manageable threat," she said during a "Walking Dead" PaleyFest event. "But, it is the people who you think you can trust who betray you, that you have to fear. It is the monster inside you. We all have them. How do we keep them in check?"

    "The Walking Dead" returns to AMC in October.



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    Lady Gaga was spotted arriving at a studio earlier today wearing a blue top with black shorts and the back of her head. The singer was also wearing black leather ankle boots. Check out candids below:









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    Here. We. Go. The Real Housewives of New Jersey started the big retreat tonight, and shoes weren't even removed before the verbal jabs started flying. By the end, the jabs turned physical with Joe Giudice and Joe Gorga getting into an all out brawl. Those poor team builders didn't stand a chance.

    Of course, Bravo ended things there with an annoying "to be continued", so we'll have to wait until next week to see what happens. Previews show things getting even uglier.

    The Gorgas and the Giudices are still riled up after being at each others' throats.


    After the nasty fight, Teresa and her Joe try to unwind with some sexy times in the bathtub.




    Melissa Gorga Attacks Teresa Giudice for "Just Sitting There" During Cheating Accusations!


    Despite their rocky family history, Melissa still expected a little more from sister-in-law Teresa when she was confronted with the ugly accusation of cheating on her husband of nearly nine years, Joe.

    On the episode, Gorga's former BFF Jan DeDolce told a table full of women that Gorga had cheated on Joe with an ex-boyfriend, a claim that Gorga vehemently denies. "I've never cheated on Joe," she tells Us Weekly. "This is all disappointing." According to DeDolce, the ex "admitted that [Melissa] blew him."

    But more than being angry at DeDolce, Gorga's outrage is being directed toward Teresa, who was "just sitting there" at the table when the subject came up.

    "No matter how much you can't stomach me, I'm your brother's wife!" Gorga tells Us. "When you hear an accusation as disgusting as this, that's going to be on national television, how do you not walk away from the table?"

    "I'm putting the blame on that she sat there, listened to the rumors, and didn't call me." she adds. The 34-year-old mother of three opened up to Us back in May about her struggle to mend familial ties across the board.

    During the June 2 season premiere, Gorga and Giudice, 41, attempted to reconcile for the sake of their daughters Antonia Gorga and Melania Giudice, but the efforts were half-hearted.

    "I was fed up with trying. I was fed up of being set up," she explained to Us, referring to Giudice's infamous "Strippergate" set-up, in which she supposedly tried to expose Gorga's alleged stripper past. "I'm not gonna allow my children to hear things about me and I don't want that kind of talk around my children."

    "At the end of the day, I love our extended family, I love my sisters, I love Joe's sisters," she added, "but it's about my kids and it's about my husband and that's who I'm protecting as a mother."






    Real Housewives of New Jersey Star Jennifer Dalton Crashing at Rapper Lil' Kim's House!


    According to sources close to Dalton, her past comes back to haunt her this season. While not much as been revealed, Dalton will be facing a divorce -- and nasty custody battle -- with one of her ex-husbands. Also, despite being a realtor on the show, Dalton doesn't have a home, so she's crashing at rapper Lil' Kim's place.

    "They've been friends for almost 18 years, so Lil' Kim didn't hesitate to let she and her daughter stay at her place until the dust settles from the divorce," a source told EnStars. "Jen is trying to figure everything out, and Lil Kim is totally supporting her BFF. Jen doesn't want to be alone, so this is a safe place for her to be right now."

    In the most recent episode, Dalton's loyalty is questioned after she hears Teresa Giudice and her friends discuss negative rumors about Melissa Gorga: that she cheated on her husband Joe Gorga. Despite being Teresa's BFF, Dalton runs to Gorga with the gossip.

    "Your friend Jan is not a friend," because she told Teresa and the others that "you've been cheating on your husband and you guys have been messing around for a long time," Dalton told Melissa during a lunch date. "You don't need people like that in your life."

    Gorga later took to her Bravo blog to vent about the cheating rumors, admitting, "I don't know who to trust."

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    A concentrated-vitamin intravenous drip might not be the fountain of youth, but based on recent celebrity trends, it could become popular.

    Lately, pictures of pop singer Rihanna, exhausted from multiple performances and receiving IV vitamins, have flooded the Internet.



    Simon Cowell is another celebrity who enjoys his treatments. He describes a warm sensation associated with receiving vitamin-rich fluid dripping into his veins.

    Is this something I’ll be recommending for my patients? Probably not.



    The “Party Girl” IV drip diet, according to British tabloids, is an intravenous vitamin cocktail containing vitamins B and C, and minerals, magnesium and calcium. Variations include vitality, immunity and power boosters.



    While some people use IV vitamins to enhance their energy and health, others use it as a medical treatment or to complement mainstream medical therapy.


    According to the Integrative Medical Clinic in Chicago, vitamin drips consist of nutrients that are injected intravenously, thus bypassing the digestive process. This increases nutrient absorption on the cellular level and “kick-starts” the cells to produce more energy.

    The Meyer’s Cocktail, for example, is a nutrient blend prescribed by several holistic and medical doctors who say that this concoction treats an assortment of conditions including fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries), diabetes, migraines, multiple sclerosis and more.



    Not much research is available to substantiate these claims. The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine in 2009 reported no difference in treatment outcome for fibromyalgia, a painful muscle condition, in patients receiving eight to 16 weeks of weekly infusions of the Meyer’s Cocktail vs a placebo. But the scarcity of conclusive studies does not mean this form of treatment cannot be helpful for some medical conditions.



    As physicians, we typically use IV nutrient therapy for people who have severe nutritional deficiencies due to prolonged inability to eat or absorb food. This can occur in conditions such as advanced esophageal cancer, extensive abdominal surgeries and some cases of stroke. The vitamins and minerals infusion replaces nutrients normally present in a healthy diet.



    But repeated IV vitamin infusions might result in hypervitaminosis, a condition in which vitamins become toxic because of super-high levels in the body.

    While excess vitamins such as vitamin C are water-soluble and excreted in urine, vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) can be a problem: If given at doses of more than 200 micrograms per day, it can cause severe neurological disorders.



    Fat-soluble vitamins (A, D, E and K) remain in the body and, in excessive concentrations, may become toxic to organs such as the liver, kidneys and brain. (Interestingly, the first recorded case of vitamin A toxicity was from 16th-century arctic explorer Gerrit de Veer, who described becoming gravely ill after eating vitamin A-saturated polar bear livers.)



    Anyone at risk for heart disease should avoid high levels of calcium, which can cause abnormal heart rhythms, and in excess, intravenous calcium may cause severe muscle rigidity, vomiting and seizures.



    At $125 to $1,000 or more per infusion, drips aren’t affordable for everyone. Close monitoring is important to ensure there are no ill effects.


    This treatment reminds me of the “designer” oxygen therapy fad of the ‘90s. Then, as now, more is not necessarily better: Highly concentrated oxygen was found to be potentially toxic to the brain.



    In general, IV nutrient therapy should remain reserved for physically ill people without other options of achieving dietary support, even if the sensation of fluids entering the veins might have a significant placebo effect and people feel energised from the hydration.



    For me, I will go eat my kale salad with salmon, exercise and try to get eight hours of sleep as a cheaper alternative for my health and energy. And I will avoid polar bear livers.

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    Teresa flips a table, Danielle’s hair extensions get yanked, the Gorgas feud at a christening, Melissa’s accused of being a stripper and more. ‘RHONJ’ has never had a shortage of epic fights.



    A massive brawl erupted between Joe Gorga and Joe Giudice on the July 14 episode of The Real Housewives of New Jersey, but was it the biggest fight on the series ever?

    I have to admit: I was a bit scared when Joe and Joe attacked each other at the family healing retreat, but I know I’ve felt this way many times throughout the five seasons of RHONJ. The table flip on the season one finale will likely go down as the most iconic moment in RHONJ history, but a lot of moments come pretty close in comparison. Take a look back at the biggest fights ever and tell us which altercation you feel is the biggest!

    10. Joe Giudice Vs. Joe Gorga: Teresa’s husband attacks her brother when Joe Gorga calls her “scum” at a family healing retreat. Ten years of built up feelings erupted on the July 14 episode of RHONJ.




    8. Caroline Manzo Attacks Teresa Giudice In Napa Valley: During a vacation in Napa Valley, Caroline lets loose on Teresa and tells her she’s completely fake and needs some help.


    5. The Gorga Family Feuds At A Christening: In the first episode of season three, we were introduced to Teresa’s brother Joe Gorga and his wife Melissa. When the families get together for the christening of Melissa and Joe’s son, Joey, with friends, family and even children watching, an all-out brawl erupts.


    3. Danielle Staub’s Weave Gets Pulled: In season two, Teresa and Danielle went at it again during a fashion show at the North Jersey Country Club in 2010, after Teresa tried to play nice, but Danielle wasn’t buying it. Jacqueline Laurita’s 19-year-old daughter, Ashlee Holmes, got involved in the epic fight, and ended up pulling out Danielle’s hair extensions. Cops were called, but no arrests were made.


    1. Teresa Giudice Flips A Table: The original RHONJ fight. While out to dinner, Teresa flips a table after Danielle Staub tells her to “pay attention puhlease” in regard to some questions Teresa was asking. Clearly, Teresa was not okay with Danielle’s attitude and slammed her hands down on the table, calling Danielle a “prostitution whore,” before deciding that the best plan of action was to flip a table over. (We approve, Teresa. We approve.)




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  • 07/14/13--22:01: Best Robots in Film

  • Pacific Rim is only the latest movie to feature machines with humanlike hearts. From the real Paranoid Android to Bishop and HAL, these are the droids you’ve been looking for.

    The new movie Pacific Rim has brought robots bursting back into our collective consciousness like wanton property damage. Here, we look back on artificial actors of the past who will always grip our hearts with their cold, crushing robot hands. These are the 12 best robots in film.





    The Fembots

    First Appearance: Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997)
    Why we love them: The Fembots were designed as both alluring honey traps and dangerous weapons that would finally net a win for Dr. Evil against Austin Powers. Their introduction, accompanied by “These Boots Are Made for Walkin’,” encompasses how sultry and deadly this bevy of beauties could be. Even Austin’s wife, Vanessa, turns out to be one of them (somehow)! They come equipped with synchronization, guns, gas, and irresistible charm. Their only weakness is sexiness stronger than theirs.




    Robot Maria
    First Appearance: Metropolis (1927)
    Why We Love It: During a time when film was a relatively new medium, Metropolis was a sprawling vision of a futuristic society with a huge divide between rich and poor, where making robot replicas of real people was possible. A mad scientist creates Robot Maria in order to ruin the reputation of the real Maria, but as with most things produced by mad scientists, things quickly get out of hand. Robot Maria entices the men of Metropolis, which drives them into a frenzy of lust and murder and pushes the workers to riot. Robot Maria was one of the very first evil AIs in film and with her innocent doe-eyes she plunges Metropolis into complete chaos.




    WALL-E

    First Appearance: WALL-E (2008)
    Why We Love It: From a robot the size of a planet to a robot smaller than an oven, No. 7 is WALL-E. WALL-E isn’t dangerous, malicious, or even really very helpful—unless there’s trash around that needs to be compacted. He’s dutiful and lonely until the Apple-inspired Eve comes into his life. This tiny robot captured hearts with his curiosity, innocence, perseverance—and his love for another little robot.




    HAL

    First Appearance: 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
    Why We Love It: A robot is defined as a machine that automatically performs complicated tasks. The HAL 9000 doesn’t have an independent body, but he is in control of the ship and all of its functions. He makes sure that the crew is kept alive and on schedule toward their mission. However, when he concludes that the crew is inefficient and a danger to the mission, he decides quite logically that it would be better for him to continue on alone. Like many on the list, he is exceedingly intelligent, but he differs in that he is literally the environment. He uses much more passive ways of ending the lives of the crew, usually though only his intellect. His soft, calm monotone never fluctuates, adding an extra creepy factor. HAL is devious and sneaky and tries lying, bargaining, and emotionally manipulating David Bowman, the last of the astronauts, while he disconnects him.




    RoboCop
    First Appearance: RoboCop (1987)
    Why We Love It: Part robot, part cop, all awesome. He is the cyborg product of a murdered police officer and the latest in crime-fighting technology. RoboCop is a one-man arsenal, including a 9mm handgun, an arm cannon, a jetpack for flight, and a grenade launcher. It might be a little overkill for a police officer, but it makes for one very memorable robot.




    R2D2

    First Appearance: Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope (1977)
    Why We Love It: Lovable, useful, and sassy without saying a word, R2D2 is our No. 1. R2D2 and C3P0 were robots, of course, but maybe the reason they’ve got so much soul is the fact that they were inspired by the friendly thieves in Akira Kurosawa’s The Hidden Fortress. R2D2 can only communicate in beeps and whirring sounds, but the audience still gets a sense that he’s snarky and sarcastic, in comparison to the tight-laced C3P0. Throughout the Star Wars movies, he delivers vital information among characters, repairs the Millennium Falcon and C3P0, and helps pilot smaller ships. Interestingly, because R2D2 was present for the events of the prequels and never received a memory wipe, he is the only surviving character at the end of Return of the Jedi who knows the entire story of Star Wars. Never has a collection of metal pieces had such an impact on a universe.


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    Dane DeHaan (‘Metallica: Through The Never,’ ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2,’ 'Chronicle') has scored the lead in the indie horror comedy ‘Life After Beth.’

    Based upon the short film of the same name from 2010, the indie sees DeHaan playing Zach, a young man struggling to continue his relationship with his girlfriend (played by Aubrey Plaza) after she comes back from the dead.

    Comedian/actor Paul Reiser (‘Behind the Candelabra,’ ‘Alien’) and Matthew Gray Gubler (‘Criminal Minds,’ ‘500 Days of Summer’) have also joined the cast, with Reiser playing DeHaan's father. As previously reported, John C. Reilly co-stars (as Plaza’s dad).

    Principal photography is underway in Los Angeles with ‘I Heart Huckabees’ co-writer Jeff Baena directing.

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    What are your guiltiest pleasures?

    Well, Johnny Depp admitted to Extra that he likes watching the hit TLC TV series, Here Comes Honey Boo Boo ... I know, the super cool acting legend likes watching a redneck family talk about sketti. Go figure.

    Apparently, no one is safe from the Honey Boo Boo experience!

    Of course, Mr. Depp also admitted to being a little afraid of the show as well.

    “I'm a little frightened of the show," he said. "That’s the thing… they're probably great people, but there are bits that happen that just I am mesmerized by.”

    Nothing wrong with that.

    In fact, a lot of your favorite celebs have weird guilty pleasures. Which R&B bad boy still has all of his boy scout medals in his room? Which pre-teen pop star can't get enough of Tyler, the Creator?

    Find out the answers to this and more as we indulge in the guiltiest pleasures or personal faves of your favorite hip-pop celebs.


    Selena Gomez revealed on her fan-based website that her fave TV show is Friends.

    GlobalGrind reported that 12-year-old Willow Smith can't get enough of Tyler, the Creator. They've even hung out together!

    Didn't know that Justin Bieber was such a softy. In an interview with Seventeen Magazine, he admitted that he secretly loves The Notebook.

    According to one of her stylists, Angelina Jolie's guilty pleasure is to smell like Creed Love in White.

    What's Blake Lively's guilty pleasure? Everything Audrey Hepburn, the former Gossip Girl admitted in an interview with Celebitchy.

    In a YouTube video called 30 Days With Zendaya, Zendaya Coleman admitted that she can't get enough of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.

    Did you know that when Chris Brown was younger, he was a Boy Scout? He still has his medals.

    Rihanna LOVES Madonna. "She's Still the S**!," Rihanna said in an interview on Facebook Live.

    During an interview with Cosmo, Kylie Jenner admitted she's obsessed with looking at the way Miley Cyrus dresses.

    LeBron James: Everyone knows him as a champion, but his players know him for being one of Big K.R.I.T.'s fans! What's his pleasure to listen to while practicing? None other than "I Got This."

    Amanda Bynes: what does the Twitter lover like to smell like? Stella by Stella McCartney.
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    Family and fans fought to hold back tears Sunday as they mourned the tragic loss of Glee actor Cory Monteith, who had a history of battling addiction, after he was found dead in a Vancouver hotel room the previous day.

    Richard Monteith’s shoulders shook as he laid down a bouquet of white flowers outside the Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel, where his cousin’s body was found.

    Squatting with his head in his hands, Richard said he and Monteith were “decently close” and saw each other last April.

    Richard’s reaction was echoed by Monteith’s estranged father, Joe Monteith.

    “I’m not making no comments, I’m not up to it,” said Joe, after a long, quiet pause.


    Monteith, who rose to fame as Glee’s quarterback-turned-singer Finn Hudson, was found dead at the 21st floor of the Fairmont Pacific Rim hotel.

    The 31-year-old actor checked into the hotel July 6 and hotel staff discovered the star’s body after he failed to check out Saturday, Vancouver police said.


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    Just when you thought it was safe to forget about Carly Rae Jepsen for a little while, she goes and does something like this. The Canadian pop star, slowly easing out of the public consciousness after the ubiquitous success of her song “Call Me Maybe” last year, was asked to throw the ceremonial first pitch before the Tampa Bay Rays’ game against the Houston Astros.

    What she provided can only be loosely defined as a ‘pitch.’



    Certainly not great, but let’s cut Jepsen some slack. First of all — tons of people have botched first pitches. Even Washington Wizards point guard John Wall got one wrong in eerily similar fashion. Secondly — she did it well before, tossing this nice one right over the plate at Camden Yards earlier this season.

    But still…if that effort in Tampa Bay is how she threw her wish in the well, then it’s no wonder she’ll never tell. Ba-dum chhh.

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    She laughed, which means we can all laugh guilt-free.

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    Starting tomorrow and then throughout the week, BBC Radio 1's Zane Lowe will air his new interview with Jay-Z. According to NME, Jay revealed to Lowe that he had already started working on the Magna Carta Holy Grailtracks "Holy Grail" (featuring Justin Timberlake) and "Oceans" (featuring Frank Ocean) around the time he was working on Watch the Thronewith Kanye West.

    Jay said he and Kanye agreed that after they did the album together, they'd start working on their new solo albums. Jay made those two tracks and played them for Kanye, which instigated a four-day argument about if they should've been on WTT or held for MCHG:

    "[There were] no lyrics on 'Holy Grail' and I recorded 'Oceans' and I played those records for Kanye. And he was like, 'No those have to go on Watch the Throne,' so we spent four days arguing about those records and I was explaining to him why it wasn't right for this project and I had a whole idea for making this album called Magna Carta... Holy Grail [part of] the name came after."

    Jay also explained that the arguing was civil. "Four days literally arguing... not like fighting. Well, there was some pushing at one point but not between us, just everyone else got a little excited."

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    Which album do you prefer, Yeezus or MCHG?

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    You can stand your ground if you’re white, and you can use a gun to do it. But if you stand your ground with your fists and you’re black, you’re dead.



    In the state of Florida, the season on African-Americans now runs year round. Come one, come all. And bring a handgun. The legislators are fine with this blood on their hands. The governor, too. One man accosted another and when it became a fist fight, one man — and one man only — had a firearm. The rest is racial rationalization and dishonorable commentary.

    If I were a person of color in Florida, I would pick up a brick and start walking toward that courthouse in Sanford. Those that do not, those that hold the pain and betrayal inside and somehow manage to resist violence — these citizens are testament to a stoic tolerance that is more than the rest of us deserve. I confess, their patience and patriotism is well beyond my own.

    Behold, the lewd, pornographic embrace of two great American pathologies: Race and guns, both of which have conspired not only to take the life of a teenager, but to make that killing entirely permissible. I can’t look an African-American parent in the eye for thinking about what they must tell their sons about what can happen to them on the streets of their country. Tonight, anyone who truly understands what justice is and what it requires of a society is ashamed to call himself an American.


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    Still reeling tbh. David rocks the comments section @ the source

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