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    If you’ve been eagle-eyed over the last few weeks ( like me) you will have noticed that some of your favourite drag queens have gone very silent on social media. The cover-story is that they are on ‘holiday’….at the same time? I’ve been doing some Nancy Drew style investigation, hunting on every corner of the internet, and I think I have complied a list of queens who will be appearing on Season 6 of RuPaul’s Drag Race (for everyone I get right, I want a bag of money…k?).

    Of course, if you don’t want the secrets to be revealed, then don’t read on because there WILL be spoilers. These are only speculations, and until the official cast is confirmed, take all of this with a pinch of salt!

    Read on at your OWN PERIL!!!

    Adriana Le Glam

    Rumor has it that this fishy queen from New York has made it onto the show. However, she has been very vocal on social media whilst filming has been going on, so we don’t know if this one is true or not. A ‘source’ on the show as apprently confirmed this one

    Ben Delacreme

    Seattle queen Ben Delacreme has been deathly silent on Facebook since May 16th. This is usually a clear sign that a queen has made it on to the show, because we all know drag queens can’t keep away from Facebook for more than a day. It seems Ben is one of the campy queens for the season, with his tacky outfits and high arcing eyebrows smacking you in the face. Is anyone else reading Michelle Visage from her makeup? I totally see that.

    April Carrion

    It looks like April Carrion is the Puerto Rican beauty for Season 6. Like many on this list, April has been taking a vow of silence since mid-May, which is usually a tell tale sign. Like Willam and Raja, April aparently has celebritiy connections and has appeared on TV previously. One thing is for sure…April is serving all kinds of Puetro Rican fish.

    Becky Motorlodge

    Following in the footsteps of Honey Mahogany, Becky Motorlodge is the latest San Francisco queen. Becky has been silent on Facebook since mid-June, which is a tell-tale sign. Let’s hope she leaves the caftans at home and proves that San Franciso queens can have style.

    Kelly Mantle

    Kelly Mantle is a Hollywood queen who has been silent on Facebook since early June. Kelly is giving me all kinds of Jade Jolie realness. Will this queen be able to bring bright colours to the runway and not fuck everyone off in the process?

    Gia Gunn

    Gia Gunn has just ended a 2 month long vow of silence on Facebook. There was a rumor going around that she has died from a drug overdose, but this Chicago queen is well and truly alive and kicking. Is Gia Gunn the latest Asian beauty to face RuPaul? We have to have one every season!

    Laganja Estranja

    Laganja Estranja was one of the queens who entered the fan-vote competition. As we don’t know the results from that, we don’t know if Laganja was voted the fan favourite, but it seems she’s made it onto the show. This Texas-Born, California living queen is usually quite vocal on social media, but has been rather silent for a few weeks. According to rumor, she is regularly impressing the judges week on week. Hmmm, is Laganja a queen to look out for?

    Adore Delano

    Adore Delano probably has the biggest fan-following on the internet on this list. Many will know this queen as Danny Noriega, an American Idol finalist. Adore, a Hollywood queen, lost out on the fan-vote last year to Penny Tration, but it seems she might have won the fan-vote this year. According to his Facebook page, he’s in ‘Hawaii’ visiting family, but I think we all know he’s filming the show. According to rumor Adore made it quite far, but didn’t make the top 3. I hope this isn’t true, because I’ve been following Danny since 2008 and he’s so talented and fierce.

    Courtney Act

    Courtney Act is another Hollywood queen with a huge fan-following. Courtney’s cover story is that she’s on holiday in Hawaii, and she’s even gone as far as to post a holiday snap. According to a trusted source however, this picture is from a previous holiday from over a year ago. Courtney is a fishy and fierce queen and I can see her doing awesome on the show!

    Darienne Lake

    This New York queen seems to be fitting the plus-size queen role this season. Darienne Lake has been silent on Facebook since June, so it seems that she did make it onto the season. Rumor has it, she didn’t make it to the final race, but impressed the judges consistently.

    Trinity Bonet

    Trinity Bonet is a gorgeous pageant queen from Atlanta, Georgia. (AT LAN TA, GEOR GIA) She is another queen who has taken a vow of silence on Facebook, seemingly confirming she’s been cast. Let’s hope she can be the first pageant queen to break the mold and not relieved sequins and rhinestones every goddamn challenge. Can I get an amen?

    Bianca Del Rio

    Bianca Del Rio is a classic, old-school, campy-comedy queen from New York. She does regular shows with RuPaul’s close friend Lady Bunny, so she was going to appear on the show eventually. According to rumor she made it onto the show, but she was voted off first after royally messing up the first challenge. Ouch!


    my reaction to these queens:

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    She turned 21 on Monday and therefore of legal drinking age, so Selena Gomez was undoubtedly excited to celebrate.

    The actress and singer certainly seemed in good spirits as she arrived at Bagatelle restaurant in West Hollywood.

    As the birthday girl there was never any doubt that Selena was going to be the centre of attention, but she made sure to wear a stand-out ensemble just in case.


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    Scarlett’s BFF is on her way to Nashville.

    The ABC drama has cast Chaley Rose as Zoey, an old pal of Ms. O’Connor’s who also has designs on a career in country music, it announced Tuesday via Twitter.

    Rose has appeared in an episode of Anger Management and can be seen in the upcoming film 36 Saints.

    The casting comes soon after Chris Carmack (who plays Gunnar’s closeted friend Will) and Lennon and Maisy Stella (who play Rayna’s daughters Maddie and Daphne, respectively) were promoted to series regulars for Season 2.

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    Season three filmed in Belfast, Morocco, Iceland, and Dubrovnik–very different locations with very different climates–which means serious wig maintenance, as most of the characters wear them. (Heartbreaking as it may be, Emilia Clarke, who plays Daenerys, is not a natural ice-blonde.) At any one time, depending on the scene, there are up to 50-100 wigs in use. “In the hotter climates, the wigs are a constant battle because of the frizziness, the humidity,” Alexander told us. The delicate wigs (they’re made of lace and real hair) certainly take a beating, and each season they have to be “re-fronted,” which means the whole front section of the wig needs to be re-built.

    A complete analysis of each character’s hair, right this way:


    Daenerys’s wig is by far the most difficult to care for, mostly because of the color. “If there’s any smoke scene, because [Daenerys' hair is] such a beautiful white and it’s quite porous, she only needs to be near a fire and by the end of the day she looks like she’s gone grey,” Alexander told us. She has three rotating wigs that the team uses.

    And what about the style this season? It really hasn’t changed much from episode to episode, and that was by design. “Daenerys hasn’t changed much this season because she’s been traveling and conquering,” Alexander said. “She goes back to that original Dothraki look, when she learned about practicality. It’s all about what she would do to be most comfortable.”

    A lot of it’s practical for the production, too. “If we left all that white hair loose in the desert..ugh,” Alexander said. “When we’re designing the hair we have to think about all of that stuff, and the cameras and the conditions. But she looks so beautiful with it all pulled away.”

    “Those plaits have become very much her. It’s amazing how much it’s influenced the fashion world,” he said. We mentioned the amount of YouTube tutorials there are out there teaching people how to get her look, and Alexander laughed and said, “We need to do a proper one, then!” YouTube might just blow up if that happens.


    Cersei and Margaery are competing for Joffrey’s attention and favor this season, and that has played out in how they dress. But Cersei doesn’t really care that much about her hair, according to Alexander.

    “Cersei doesn’t care [about her hair] when she’s not in court,” Alexander said. “It’s only when she’s in front of the public that there’s a major dress done. When you see her walking around, it’s just flowy.”

    “She only dresses [her hair] when she faces the public,” Alexander said. Like at Sansa and Tyrion’s wedding. And while that ‘do looked pretty damn elaborate to us (above right), apparently it was still toned down.

    “She didn’t care. In that wedding we didn’t go too far–she makes an effort because she’ll be in public, but she really doesn’t care that much because it’s Sansa and Tyrion,” Alexander said. “They’re all there because they have to be.”


    Margaery is known for her signature cut-out dresses and cleavage. Her hair style also reflects that bare, sexy aesthetic, and it’s directly influenced by her gowns.

    “What we did with Margaery that we hadn’t done with anyone else is we followed the line of the costume,” Alexander said. “We pulled so much more hair away, so it makes her more distinctive and different from everyone else,” Alexander said. (Sansa and Cersai usually wear their hair completely down.) “With Margaery, I wanted a lot more to be showing, I wanted a lot more flesh on her. We wanted there to be a little more sexiness.”

    Mission accomplished, we’d say.


    Sansa’s hair seemed, well, sad this season, and Alexander doesn’t disagree. “Everyone is breaking Sansa, all the way through the third season. They’re chipping away at her bit by bit,” he said. “As time goes on, she starts to not care. We didn’t want her to go too glamorous.” There is one moment where she wears her hair up and back, because she’s been influenced by Margaery (above right).

    Of course Sansa had one major hair moment this season: her wedding. Alexander was really excited to do Sansa’s hair in the elaborate ‘do (below), because as he put it, the team is usually “deconstructing” hair on the show–making it look dirty and disgusting. For Sansa’s big moment she wore twisted braids woven through with tiny pearls and gold thread.

    whose hair/costume do you like ontd? i like cersei and dany's the best.

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    Disturbing, violent , frustrating, gripping and silly – the last episode of Luther didn't disappoint

    "So. Now what?"– Alice Morgan

    Finally, a happy ending. Admittedly not much of one – there was a shoot-out, an abduction, a murder, three more attempted murders, and John Luther (Idris Elba) finished the episode dumped, wounded, coatless, possibly unemployed and standing hand-in-hand with the universe's campest serial killer – but you have to take what you can get. Luther is a man surrounded by death, so the very fact that he could bring Tom Marwood to justice alive felt like a fitting vindication to the series.

    And his career as a policeman? It's hard to tell. Luther seemed to change his mind with every passing scene, telling Joe Green that he was police one minute, then that "I was the police, but not any more" the next. By the time he'd delivered his "What with my being a copper and all" speech to Marwood, it was impossible to tell what the truth really was. Who knows what Luther is fated to do next? Apart from buying a new coat, obviously. His old one is soaking wet and it's cold outside.

    Still, good news about Mary Day: Tom Marwood didn't kill her in the end, preferring to focus his rage on Luther's fashionably upcycled soft furnishings. And bad news about Mary Day: she's realised that she can never be with Luther. He spends his days running up skyscrapers and getting shot and perilously overusing everyone's first name in conversation, and she just wants to drink wine and sell vintage clothes and wear impractical rings and probably blog about cupcakes or whatever. But at least Mary served a purpose. She reminded Luther that he had happiness within him, which opened the door for a brave new future with Alice. Speaking of whom …

    "So, I've got bullets but no gun. That's quite Zen"— Alice Morgan.

    What has happened to Alice? She might have started the series as Hannibal Lecter, but she finished it as Frankie Howerd. Once the obligatory terrifying introduction – setting off a stun grenade and storming on in a gas mask – was over, Ruth Wilson promptly went about gnawing on every single piece of scenery within a 50-ft radius. Dressed like Emma Peel, driving a terribly inefficient-looking vintage sports car and spouting anecdote after frothing anecdote about her spurious adventures in Berlin, this was a very different Alice to the one we met killing her parents all those years ago.

    Not that this was a bad thing. Luther can sometimes get so oppressively murky that it was nice to have a wisecracking sidekick to compulsively undercut the drama at every turn. To Alice, Justin Ripley was Luther's puppy, Mary was his pixie, Marwood was a needy little fishy, Erin Gray was "the lesbian" and all of life's problems can be fixed with an eye-roll and brief spurt of McGyvering. Wilson and Elba have the same undeniable chemistry that they've always had, but perhaps it's a good thing that she was only used sparingly this time around.

    "What is it with John Luther, and the people he loves?"– George Stark

    At least we got to know what George Stark's hidden motive was: he didn't have one. He was just a bit of a dick. At the start of this episode, for the briefest of moments, I honestly thought that Ripley's death would trigger a moment of realisation in Stark and Gray, prompting them to join forces with Luther and take Marwood down like Serious and Serial Allstars. No, they just arrested him for Ripley's murder instead. But at least Stark met with a sticky end, taking a shotgun blast to the chest at the hands of Marwood. It was an ignominious death, especially for those of us waiting to see Stark reveal his hidden depths. At least Erin Gray survived. God knows how, though, given that Marwood's shotgun was about an inch away from her face.

    So Luther went out as it came in. It was disturbing. It was violent. It was frustrating and gripping. More than anything, it was silly. I'm going to miss it.


    I enjoyed this episode even though I thought Marwood was one of the weakest villains on the show to date and his character wasn't very convincingly written. I still think Ripley's death was completely unnecessary... but I'm happy with how this episode ended at least. Wonder how they're going to move on from this to that movie they keep talking about; that ending didn't seem to leave much room for Luther continuing in the same vein. Also is that thing with the bullet and the door even remotely possible. Seemed like fancy schmancy TV physics to me.

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    That Ocean, can't you see it? Mix our passion with fruit sangria.

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    IMO, she's not wrong. I know she gets a lot of hate here, and she is certainly flawed, but she consistently gives a feminist perspective, and her point is largely correct. I hate telling women what to do, so I side-eye people on Twitter telling Huma she has to leave him, but I am troubled by the expectation that a wife has to always 'stand by her man' when she is humiliated on national television. I understand that many women are not in the position to leave these types of relationships, but I feel that the expectation of a supportive wife just adds another level of subjugation to these humiliated women. Also, while I understand the point of view that these problems are personal, I could not justify voting for a man who clearly does not respect his office or his constituents, and we have no evidence that this won't happen again. What do you think, ONTD?

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    Representatives for a number of artists on a purported list of musicians and performers boycotting the state of Florida in the wake of the George Zimmerman verdict said Tuesday that their clients have never heard of or been contacted about the list.

    American Urban Radio Networks White House correspondent April Ryan first reported the list -- which includes heavyweights like Justin Timberlake, Jay Z, Kanye West, Alicia Keys, Madonna and more -- on Monday and credited it to "sources close to the Stevie Wonder camp." The Huffington Post linked to Ryan's list and noted at the time that representatives for artists were being contacted. Late Monday night, HuffPost sources revealed that Rihanna was not involved, despite being named. MotherJones received word that the Rolling Stones -- who also appear on the list -- had never heard of such a campaign.

    Additional representatives on Tuesday confirmed to HuffPost that other boldface names on the the list were not involved, but declined to identify their clients on the record. Denials reached a critical mass that began to shed serious doubt on the veracity of the list. On Tuesday, Ryan posted an update on her website in which she said that representatives of artists named "are uncomfortable being identified on that list."

    A similar list had been posted on Instagram and Facebook in advance of Ryan's posting.

    HuffPost reached Ryan by phone on Tuesday afternoon, and she said the list came from "very credible sources" who had provided her with accurate information in the past. Ryan said she had not seen the Instagram or other social media posts in advance of publishing the list or her update.

    Ryan said she received the the list from sources who were "in support of Stevie" and that it was sent to her via text message "in the middle of the night." She saw the message later on Monday morning.

    Here's Ryan's full statement:

    I obtained from multiple sources early Monday a list of artists and entertainers who my sources told me had committed to a boycott of Florida following the George Zimmerman acquittal. Since publishing that list I have heard from several representatives of the artists named who say, on behalf of their clients, they are uncomfortable being identified on that list and are seeking additional information.

    The Huffington Post has updated the original post on the matter with a prominent link to this page.


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    Edit: I'll update this post as more news comes in

    Actress Amanda Bynes could remain in a mental health facility for up to two weeks after authorities detained her Monday night in front of a Thousand Oaks home, according to a source familiar with the case.

    Bynes was detained by Ventura County sheriff's deputies Monday and hospitalized for a mental health evaluation after she set a small fire in front the home. Authorities said she had no connection to the home.

    Bynes, who is already facing drug charges in New York, was taken into custody for her own safety under California's Welfare and Institutions Code, known as a 5150 hold, following a disturbance in Thousands Oaks residential neighborhood, said Sheriff's Capt. Don Aguilar.

    Typically, such holds last for only 72 hours. But a source close to the case, who asked not to be named, said authorities could seek to have the order extended for up to two weeks if they can show she is a danger to herself and others.

    Deputies responded to a home in the 200 block of Avenida De Los Arboles about 8:46 p.m.

    "There was a call about a small fire that she'd apparently set in front of the residence, kind of out on a sidewalk on the concrete," said Sgt. Eric Buschow. "It wasn't an attempt to burn down the house or anything."

    Buschow said the fire did not damage the property.

    Aguilar said "deputies investigated the incident and determined that she met the criteria of 5150.... She was detained and taken for a mental health evaluation."

    In May, Manhattan prosecutors charged Bynes with attempted evidence tampering, reckless endangerment and marijuana possession after New York police alleged she tossed a bong out of her apartment.

    It was the latest in a string of erratic behavior from the "Hairspray" and "She's the Man" star, who wrote on Twitter after the incident in New York: "I'm Not Crazy."

    Her attorney in Los Angeles, Richard Hutton, said afterward his client was "fine" and recent reports were "exaggerated."

    Bynes has had a series of runs in with authorities in Los Angeles County that resulted in several auto-related charges.

    In one of the incidents, near the corner of Robertson and Santa Monica boulevards, she was taken into custody by deputies after her car struck a sheriff’s cruiser. She was detained on suspicion of driving under the influence.

    Shortly after the arrest, she posted a message on Twitter asking President Obama to fire the deputy who made the arrest, saying she does not drink alcohol.

    In the months that followed, she was charged in two alleged hit-and-runs involving other motorists, but a judge dismissed those cases after she and insurers reached a civil settlement with those involved.

    Last year, her attorney entered a no-contest plea for Bynes to a charge of driving with a suspended license in a case filed by Burbank prosecutors. Her license had been suspended after the series of driving incidents. Bynes was placed on three years' informal probation and ordered to pay a fine while a second charge was dismissed.

    In the recent New York case, an employee at the 47th Street high-rise where Bynes lives reported to police that she was smoking marijuana in the building's lobby, acting erratically and supposedly talking to herself, according to authorities.

    Bynes has denied using drugs and said the alleged bong was actually a plant vase.


    Amanda Bynes didn't just build a fire in a driveway Monday night ... she put a flaming cloth on top of a gas tank ... effectively creating a makeshift explosive -- this according to an eyewitness 911 call.

    The caller describes it as a small fire -- a flaming cloth sitting on top of a gas tank in a residential driveway. He says the reason he called 911 is because of the gas tank ... i.e. the obvious possibility of a massive explosion. The caller says he couldn't tell if the gas tank was full or not.

    The eyewitness also spoke to reporters earlier today, saying he found Bynes lying down near the driveway with her left pant leg on fire. He says she quickly put out the flames and didn't appear injured, but she said her dog had been burned.

    His story is pretty crazy -- after he confronted Amanda about the fire, he says she took off and got into a cab. You gotta listen.

    Thankfully, the gas tank did NOT explode -- but as we reported, the fire department rushed to the scene to extinguish the fire ... and sheriff's deputies placed Bynes on a 5150 psychiatric hold.

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    Also, here's an interesting comment from the last post (take with grain of salt):

    Amanda Bynes' parents REFUSE to pay for the fire damage their daughter allegedly caused on a neighbor's driveway late Monday night ... telling TMZ it's Amanda's mess to clean up.

    We spoke with Amanda's father who tells us he has no intention of paying for any damage or cleanup related to the blaze ... saying, "Amanda needs to pay for it."

    TMZ broke the story ... cops believe Amanda used a gas canister to ignite a small blaze in the driveway of an elderly widow who lives in the same neighborhood as Amanda’s parents in Thousand Oaks, CA.

    That woman, Bonnie Braaten, turned down an offer from a neighbor who volunteered to power wash her driveway and clean up the mess from the fire. Braaten thinks Amanda’s parents ought to pay for the cleanup ... but clearly, the feeling ain't exactly mutual.

    Amanda is currently hospitalized involuntarily on a 5150 psychiatric hold -- while officials examine her mental state.


    Amanda Bynes was forced to return to Southern California because she was broke and unable to find any place to live in New York City, RadarOnline is exclusively reporting.

    It has not exactly been a glorious homecoming for Amanda, who is now on a 5150 psych hold after setting a small fire in the driveway of a home on Monday.

    The decision for Bynes to return to Los Angeles “was made because she had run out of money she had access to. Amanda was unable to find any place to live in New York City because of her bizarre behavior,” a source told Radar exclusively.

    “No one would rent an apartment to her. She does own a house in Calabasas (California). It’s unclear how she got to California from New York.” The source also adds she does not have a valid drivers license in either state.

    Bynes made a fortune as a child star and while she still has money left, the money she has access to right now has dried up.


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    Selena Gomez is apparently selective about who she will discuss Justin Bieber with.

    While doing a satellite media tour Monday ― her 21st birthday ― to promote her upcoming Stars Dance Tour, Gomez was probed about her off-again/on-again boyfriend Justin Bieber's recent bad boy behavior, and apparently it wasn't a topic she felt like discussing as the interview abruptly came to a shrieking halt.

    WGN-TV entertainment critic Dean Richards was among the outlets talking to Gomez during her media blitz. “You're, you know, probably as close a friend to Justin Bieber as they come," he said. "Is there something about him that we don't get or we don't understand? I mean, there is one story after another of, you know, pretty outrageous behavior that we're reading about.”

    At first the "Come & Get It" singer looked down uncomfortably ― almost as if she were wishing away the awkward situation ― then she smiled to someone off camera. Despite her obvious hesitation, Richards pressed on, following with, “What don't we get about him or what is it that he's not getting out there?”

    But before giving any insight into life with Bieber ― which Gomez opened up about the night before during her interview with Ryan Seacrest (she claims she's single despite their recent Instagrams) ― the feed was suddenly terminated and the "Spring Breakers" star's pretty pout disappeared from the screen. Richards then sort of chuckled to himself as he realized that had been disconnected.

    A rep for Gomez has not yet responded to omg!'s request for comment so it's unclear if she was disconnected on purpose or if it was some type of glitch, which is known to happen during satellite tours. The timing seems to indicate it was no accident.

    Meanwhile, an old interview with Bieber has surfaced that should give fans of the couple some hope of another reconciliation. During a 2009 sit-down with KIIS-FM ― before he started dating Gomez (and back when he wore shirts!) ― the 19-year-old Canadian singer was asked to name his celebrity crush.

    "Selena Gomez," he quickly replied, before adding, "No one heard that. Keep that on the DL."

    Their relationship was a long time in the making apparently and we suspect there will be many more chapters ... whether Gomez wants to discuss them or not.

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    So let's talk about the internet controversy about Oberyn . Do you have any thoughts on that?

    I commented on my blog. You can find a more studied response there. I made a couple of comments as to what people said about that. I always pictured Oberyn Martell in my head as a — what I call a Mediterranean type. I know people attacked me for that by saying "He's ignorant, he doesn't know that Africa is on the Mediterranean." No, I know Africa is on the Mediterranean. But in common parlance, when you say Mediterranean you are thinking Greek, Italian, Spanish. When you are thinking Moroccan or Tunisian that’s North African.That’s the way people talk about that.

    I always pictured the Martells and the salty Dornishman as Mediterraneans, so the casting I think is perfectly appropriate with what I wrote in the books. I do sympathize. I mean, I understand.

    Some people have written me some very heartfelt letters, and I've tried to respond to them about how they wanted to see someone who looked like them in the books and how they were [disappointed]. They had pictures of the Martells looking like them, and they were disappointed.

    I understand that, but it still wasn't my intent to make... Even the terminology here is such a land mine. I don't even know what words to use here "black" or "African." I used African at one point, sort of like African American. [But] if you use "African" you are guilty for saying all Africans are the same.

    I don't know. I am drawing from history, even though its fantasy. I've read a lot of history, The War of the Roses, The Hundred Years War. The World back then was very diverse. Culturally it was perhaps more diverse then our world, but travel was very difficult back then. So even though there might have been many different races and ethnicities and peoples, they didn't necessarily mix a great deal. I'm drawing largely on medieval England, medieval Scotland, some extent medieval France. There was an occasional person of color, but certainly not in any great numbers.

    And meanwhile, you've got Daenerys visiting more Eurasian and Middle Eastern cultures.

    And that has generated its controversy too. I answer that one to in my blog. I know some of the people who are coming at this from a political or racial angle just seem to completely disregard the logistics of the thing here. I talk about what's in the books. The books are what I write. What I’m responsible for.

    Slavery in the ancient world, and slavery in the medieval world, was not race-based. You could lose a war if you were a Spartan, and if you lost a war you could end up a slave in Athens, or vice versa. You could get in debt, and wind up a slave. And that’s what I tried to depict, in my books, that kind of slavery.

    So the people that Dany frees in the slaver cities are of many different ethnicities, and that’s been fairly explicit in the books. But of course when David [Benioff] and Dan [Weiss] and his crew are filming that scene [of Daenerys being carried by freed slaves], they are filming it in Morocco, and they put out a call for 800 extras. That’s a lot of extras. They hired the people who turned up. Extras don't get paid very much. I did an extra gig once, and got like $40 a day.

    It's probably actually less in Morocco since you don't have to pay quite the same rate. If you're giving 800 Moroccans 40 bucks each, you're not going to fly in 100 Irishman just to balance the racial background here. We had enough trouble meeting our budget anyway.

    I know for some readers, they don’t care about this shit. But things are about budget and realism and things you can actually do. You are shooting the scene in a day. You don't have a lot of time to do about that, and as someone who has worked in television this kind of stuff is very important to me. I don't know if that is answer or not. I made that answer, and some people weren't pleased with that answer, I know. They are very upset about that.

    People complain that the Dothraki are this one-dimensional barbarian society.

    I haven't had a Dothraki viewpoint character though.

    I guess it's too late to introduce one now.

    I could introduce a Dothraki viewpoint character, but I already have like sixteen view point characters. I could kill some of my viewpoint characters to get down to the seven or eight I started with, or some numerical equivalent. Dothraki are partially based on the Huns and the Mongols, some extent the steppe tribes like the Alvars and Magyars.

    I put in a few elements of the Amerindian plains tribes and those peoples, and then I threw in some purely fantasy elements. Its fantasy. Are they barbaric? Yeah, but the Mongols were, too. Genghis Khan — I just saw an interesting movie about Ghengis Khan, recently.I've read books about Genghis Khan, and he's one of history’s more fascinating, charismatic characters. The Mongols became very sophisticated at certain points, but they were certainly not sophisticated when they started out and even at the height of their sophistication they were fond of doing things like giant piles of heads."Surrender your city to me or we will come in and kill all the men, rape all the women and make a giant pile of heads." They did that a few times, and other cities said, "Surrender is good. We'll surrender. We'll pay the taxes. No pile of heads, please.”

    full interview at source

    I hate he. :(

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    The re-released collection will be preceded by new single 'Burn' on August 11, which was co-written by Ryan Tedder and produced by Greg Kurstin.

    The album will also feature new collaborations with DJ Fresh, Madeon and BURNS, as well as her recent cover of Alt-J's 'Tessellate'.

    Halcyon Days will feature Goulding's hit singles 'Anything Could Happen', 'Explosions' and 'Figure 8', as well as her Calvin Harris hook-up 'I Need Your Love'.

    The new tracks to feature on Ellie Goulding's Halcyon Days are as follows:

    Halcyon Days:

    1. 'Burn'
    2. 'Goodness Gracious'
    3. 'You, My Everything'
    4. 'Hearts On Chains'
    5. 'Stay Awake' ft. Madeon
    6. 'Got It Under Control'
    7. 'Flashlight' ft. DJ Fresh
    8. 'How Long Will I Love You'
    9. 'Tessellate'
    10. 'Midas Touch' ft. BURNS

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    What do you think?

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    A beautiful Lea Michele graces the cover of Marie Claire Mexico's August issue (on newsstands July 30), but that day has now become a bittersweet memory. Last month, the Glee star was surprised with a visit by her beau Cory Monteith, who wanted to show his leading lady some support during her photo shoot at The Crescent Hotel in Beverly Hills.

    Marie Claire Mexico and Latin America Editor-in-Chief Ariadne Grant said, "Lea Michele arrived early with her beauty team and her agent and was always professional, dedicated and her experience was obvious on the photo shoot but showed another side of her personality, softer and more innocent, on the interview when she got all excited with some questions, she said she loved Mexico so much. That side was even more evident when Cory showed up almost at the end of the session, she was very happy about him being there."

    Grant added, "Cory showed up in great spirits and was very nice to everybody there; he even took pictures with whoever asked for it. He just asked for a Coke and stayed there watching the shooting until it was done. They were both very nice and obviously happy and in love, we are very disrupted by the unfortunate and untimely events. Our thoughts are with Lea."

    During her interview for the magazine, Lea Michele touched on her relationship with Monteith, saying, "It's more interesting having a relationship with someone you work with because we get more attention because we play boyfriend and girlfriend on the show and we are also in real life. But he is the best person I know, he has made my life so incredible and I am so thankful for him and not only to have him as a partner but also as a coworker."

    The young actress continued to say that in a relationship, "It is important to have someone that supports you and encourage you, someone that makes you feel that you are unstoppable, that you can do anything in the world because you have him."


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    And today, fans of Matt Groening’s animated comedies were given some big news: The Simpsons will host a different crossover installment, and it involves… Futurama. Simpsons executive producer Al Jean announced at the show’s Comic-Con panel on Saturday that the two shows will join forces for an episode that will be recorded next month. It is slated to air on Fox as either the season 25 finale in May 2014 or as the season 26 premiere in fall 2014.

    Speaking with EW after the session, Jean revealed the reasoning behind the blending of these two worlds. “Futurama is such an easy fit,” he says. “It’s really funny, and their show lends itself to any variety of plot lines. By having them on, we have a little freedom… The biggest thrill for me is that we don’t have to adjust the animation style.”
    The plot will revolve around bad boys Bender and Bart: “Bender has to come back from the future to kill Bart because there’s something that Bart does now that makes the future really, really, really bad,” Jean continues. “Tip of the hat to Harlan Ellison.” (Ellison, by the way, will lend his voice to a different episode this season.)

    The Futurama cast members who will visit The Simpsons include Billy West, Katey Sagal, John DiMaggio, Phil LaMarr, and Maurice LaMarche. (Tress MacNeille will also be heard in the episode, as she’s also a voice actor for The Simpsons.) And DiMaggio has played Bender before on The Simpsons; he recorded a brief cameo as the foul-mouthed robot for a season 16 episode.
    The crossover episode was penned by Simpsons co-executive producer J. Stewart Burns, who has also written for Futurama. He’s hardly the only one with both shows on his resume; Futurama executive producer David X. Cohen was a writer-producer on The Simpsons.

    Comedy Central is currently airing the seventh and final season of Futurama. The series finale airs in September.
    In other news from the Simpsons‘ Comic-Con panel, Zach Galifianakis will guest as a new friend of Lisa’s this season. “Lisa befriends this chubby little boy who wants to be a competitive eater,” Jean tells EW. “Suddenly Marge is worried that Lisa is trying to marry a boy that’s just like Homer, and then Homer is offended that Marge is worried about that.” Guillermo del Toro has directed the couch gag for this fall’s annual “Treehouse of Horror” Halloween episode, which was screened for the room to much delight. The producers also revealed that they are working on a sequel to the season 23 episode “Holidays of Future Passed,” as well as a musical episode.


    I never really cared for Futurama, still a fan of the simpsons even though the new episodes aren't the same as they used to be.

    *Mods: family guy news was posted, futurama news just came out today.

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    No one is quite sure if "Pacific Rim" is a hit or a flop in the United States, which just goes to show how confusing this whole business can be. It was number three on opening weekend, but it "only" opened at $38.3 million, which is not too great for a movie that cost somewhere between $180 million and $190 million to make.

    On the other hand, "Pacific Rim" ranked number one internationally this past weekend, which is huge considering the global box office is now more important than ever. As the BBC reports, "potential overseas ticket sales nowadays determine whether or not a studio executive gives the go-ahead to a movie," and that means movies are often tweaked to make them appeal to international audiences -- or to appease somewhat censorious government bodies.

    According to The Wrap, Paramount advised "World War Z" producers to omit a reference to China as the possible source of the zombie outbreak, thanks to "the fast-rising prominence of the Chinese market, state censorship, and the quotas for U.S. releases." While the Brad Pitt blockbuster has yet to open there (if at all), it makes sense that the studio would want to optimize its chances.

    "Pacific Rim," on the other hand, fits perfectly into this idea of appealing to an international marketplace without even trying. The enemies here are the Kaiju, who attack indiscriminately, and fighting them requires international alliances. The pilots we're introduced to are from around the world; if anything, the message of "Pacific Rim" is hopeful that humanity can and will work together against a common enemy.

    Although "Pacific Rim" looks like a risky investment from the outside, it stands to reason that it will continue making money overseas. After all, plenty of other movies with a much less humanistic message break even thanks to international markets.

    "Pacific Rim" is still rolling out around the world.


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  • 07/23/13--17:15: Jimmy Fallon is a daddy!!!
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    All eyes might be on Prince William, but stateside, another first-time father has emerged: Jimmy Fallon!

    The Late Night host and wife Nancy Juvonen Fallon welcomed a baby girl on Tuesday at 6:21 a.m., reports People.

    The first-time parents are "overjoyed about the arrival of their beautiful daughter."

    Fallon, 38, and his producer wife, 46, were married in December 2007.

    Next year Fallon will take over The Tonight Show from Jay Leno.


    I'm so happy for them!! Surprised they were able to keep it a secret for so long!

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    She'd been hoping to make a name for herself as the next Oprah Winfrey until her self-titled chat show was panned by critics.

    But Kris Jenner went to somewhat extreme lengths in the hope of keeping one television critic sweet.

    The Kardashian matriarch shamelessly attempted to bribe New York Post reporter Linda Stasi into writing a positive review of Kris by sending her a sterling silver Tiffany pen - retailing at a price of £275 - and cupcakes.

    However, unfortunately for the 57-year-old reality star, the columnist outed her sneaky move on Twitter.

    Kris wrote: 'Dear Linda, Sorry you didn't like the show. I'm still a huge fan of your column. Love and blessings, Kris.'
    She added: 'P.S. When you think I've improved, maybe you will write a better review with this.'

    Slamming the attempted bribe as 'shockingly wrong', Linda then took to her Twitter page to spill the secret.

    She tweeted: 'Does this bribe make me look fat? Kris Jenner just sent me a Tiffany pen with which to write her a better review next time! Shockingly wrong!'

    'She has as much right having a talk show as her dopey daughter [Khloe Kardashian] with no talent had being a host of the X Factor,' the critic said in the video

    'Horrible, horrible, boring self-involved. I couldn't bear it.'

    According to the Hollywood Reporter, the fame-hungry matriarch's inaugural broadcast on Monday beat out Katie, Steve Harvey, and Dr. Phil in Los Angeles. In Dallas, her Fox talk show topped Ellen, Dr. Oz. and Dr. Phil.

    However, Fox's The Real beat Jenner's show in the ratings for New York and Philadelphia.

    The mother-of-six kicked off her new talk show with controversy as she passed off her stylist's baby for granddaughter North West in order to drum up ratings.


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    Remember when Bar Refaeli made out with "Walter" during the Super Bowl? [Insert gratuitous spit-swapping sound effects here.] Well, sometimes she kisses people who are not the prototypical recipient of high school bullying:

    Instagram commenters were quick to break out the "lesbian" hashtag (really, people?), but we don't think that's necessary. Love is love, and we're happy to watch Bar play tongue hockey with whomever she wants.


    That Super Bowl commercial is so gross.

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