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    Now that we know who will play Joss Whedon's Ultron in "Avengers: Age of Ultron," perhaps it's time to learn a little more about just who Ultron is as a character.

    The world now knows that James Spader is going to play Ultron in Avengers: Age of Ultron. What the world may not know, however, is just who Ultron actually is, or what to expect from the villain of the 2015 follow-up to last year's successful The Avengers. Luckily, I'm here to help you with that.

    Everything You Really Need to Know About Ultron: He's a crazy robot that wants to eradicate humanity.

    No, really, that's about it. There's a lot more nuance to the character's comic book incarnation, but most of that relates to his origins, which for reasons of movie continuity -- namely, that he was created by Hank Pym, aka Ant-Man, a character who won't be appearing in Avengers: Age of Ultron because he's already scheduled to make his cinematic debut in Edgar Wright's movie, scheduled to be released afterward -- can't be translated exactly onto the screen.

    The comic book nuance, which will doubtlessly appear in one form or another in his movie incarnation, is that Ultron is a robotic Oedipus with pretty dramatic daddy issues. This isn't exactly subtle, either; when he decides to build his robotic wife, Jocasta, he models her after Pym's own wife, Janet Van Dyne, to the point of trying to copy her brainwaves into Jocasta's body (For those playing along at home: Yes, Jocasta is the name of Oedipus' mother in Greek mythology). Later, when Ultron's cybernetic consciousness possesses Iron Man's body -- don't ask -- he reshapes it to resemble Van Dyne's body instead. Like I said, this stuff is not subtle.

    Pym didn't intend for Ultron to be this screwed up, of course. He built the original version of the artificial intelligence using his own brain patterns, not realizing that he was making two fatal mistakes in doing so. Firstly, Hank Pym was not exactly mentally stable at the time -- this is, after all, the man who would only propose to his wife after having a breakdown, believing himself to be someone else who had actually killed the real Pym and then kidnapping his soon-to-be betrothed. Secondly, and perhaps more obviously, he forgot that making an artificial intelligence based on the brain patterns of a man who built an artificial intelligence would result in something that just wanted to keep refining and remaking itself, removing such things as "kindness,""empathy" and "non-psychopathic elements of any kind" along the way.

    In the 40-plus-year history of the character -- Ultron made his debut in 1968's Avengers #55 -- we've seen multiple iterations of Ultron, all of which ultimately led to this year's Age of Ultron series. That series -- which Joss Whedon has said bears no resemblance to the movie despite sharing the name -- revealed that the villain had actually managed to win for once, albeit off-camera. His vision of a nearly humanity-free robotic utopia didn't last, of course, and a time-traveling team of Wolverine and the Fantastic Four's Invisible Woman managed to save the day at the last moment, resulting in the apparent permanent destruction of the character. Of course, this is comics -- he'll undoubtedly return when you least expect it (or when Age of Ultron the movie is released, whichever comes first).

    Everything That Might Be Useful to Know About Ultron:If Ultron has a fetish -- well, one that isn't "destroying humanity" -- it's probably making a family for himself. A common theme in Ultron stories isn't just that he has upgraded himself, but that he wants others to play with. In addition to his bride Jocasta -- who ended up turning against him, joining the Avengers temporarily -- Ultron is also responsible for the construction of two sons (The Vision, who also turned against him and joined the Avengers, and Victor Mancha, a cyborg who didn't know that he'd been programmed to kill all the superheroes at some point in the future) and a second wife, Alkhema, who, you guessed it, ended up turning against him as well.

    Given the crossover between Ultron's love of family and Avengers writer Joss Whedon's love of family dynamics gone wonderfully twisted, it's not impossible to imagine that we might see at least one Ultron creation in the Age of Ultron movie.

    Something That You Don't Really Need to Know About Ultron, But Why Not: In the comics, Ultron tends to be made of Adamantium, which is the unbreakable material covering Wolverine's bones in the X-Men movies and comics. Whether adamantium exists in the Marvel Studios universe or is restricted to Fox's X-Men license isn't exactly clear right now, but let's just say that it's possible that the movie Ultron will end up being very, very tough to damage nonetheless.

    And so, there you have it. Ultron is a potentially unbreakable robot with daddy issues and an ambition to wipe out humanity while building a robotic family, all of whom, for various reasons, have been driven to turn upon him. When you put it like that, suddenly James Spader seems like the perfect choice for the role, doesn't he…?


    they better do lots of interviews together

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    Following last week’s announcement — much-maligned across Twitter — that Ben Affleck was to play Batman in an upcoming crossover film featuring the Dark Knight and Superman, some reports indicate that Bryan Cranston is set to play supervillain Lex Luthor. Whether you’re excited about the news or not, keep in mind that this is about as exciting as the film is going to get, long before anyone’s seen a frame.

    The second and most recent Batman franchise wrapped up, with Christopher Nolan’s “The Dark Knight Rises,” just last summer. The fact that the new Superman film matched its dark, grim tone — the current vogue for superhero flicks— means that the new incarnation of Batman isn’t likely to be much different than the last one. Odds are that Affleck’s Batman will not only hit the same story beats (wealthy orphan discovers crime fighting but isn’t able to find a cure for his deep loneliness) but assume the same dark, gloomy mien, no matter who’s directing.

    Superhero movies are so formulaic that the hired hands pumped up and stuck in suits are just about the only thing worth remarking upon. The origin story in the first 30 minutes; the introduction of a villain easily dispensed with in the first half of the movie and his dismissal in the second half (the really good villain is saved for the sequel); the girl who’s quite literally dangled over a precipice and does little more but prove the hero is heterosexual by giving him a big smooch in the penultimate scene, just before a voice-over indicating that work is still left to be done, but the hero will fight another day.

    Done well, it can be sublimely entertaining, but down to the blue-and-grey palette, it’s always so same-y. Little wonder people got so exercised over Affleck’s casting, or Cranston’s— these were the only cogs that could conceivably be changed in or out. The Marvel franchise, so phenomenally successful, has effectively standardized a genre that once had room for things as excellent as “Spider-Man 2″ or as weird as the “Superman” with Richard Pryor. The male leads (other than Robert Downey Jr., who was, though it’s hard to remember, down on his luck when he got “Iron Man”) are inexpensive hunks of gristle; the directors are very competent hired guns that can serve a governing aesthetic borrowed from Nolan’s Batman films. (The upcoming “Thor” sequel, with the charismatic former Australian soap star Chris Hemsworth and a director from “Game of Thrones,” is exemplary here.)

    Because casting searches so often end with the sort of choice that merits little more than an “Oh … huh!” — Hemsworth, Chris Evans, Henry Cavill as Superman — the rare familiar name excites the blood. Affleck’s recent casting as the male lead in “Gone Girl,” a film unlikely to gross as much as a Batman film but as anticipated in some circles, didn’t get nearly as much flak; the actor himself, who recently performed in “Argo” to little vitriol, was widely liked as recently as this year’s Oscar ceremony!

    The superhero film universe is effectively frozen not merely in dominant style but also in terms of the franchises. Marvel has the Avengers as well as Spider-Man (a role to which Andrew Garfield is bound) and X-Men (home to Hugh Jackman and Jennifer Lawrence as well as a host of interchangeable moppets). DC Comics has Batman and Superman. The only franchise in the offing that hasn’t already begun is “Guardians of the Galaxy,” an upcoming film starring Chris Pratt, a TV comic not well-known for film work, and directed by James Gunn. The biggest name swirling around it is Bradley Cooper as the voice of a talking raccoon.

    Since, as the continuation of the “Avengers” universe, the mood of the film is one we can already presume, and since there’s little to say about Pratt’s particular qualities but “Good for him,” this was the biggest splash the yet-completed film could have made. By the time the film comes out, it’ll be old news, but for now, it’s something, anything, to get the public excited about another iteration of the same thing.

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    Actor casting as the "best thing" about superhero movies compared to the final product?! REALLY?!

    What say you, ONTD?

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    source. chrtistina gif post!

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    We're now five episodes from the end of Breaking Bad, and the colossally strong run of episodes so far this season has made us more depressed than ever at the thought of saying farewell.

    Digital Spy sat down with the show's creator Vince Gilligan last week to find out about the process of wrapping up Walter White's story.

    We also took the opportunity to ask him about the specifics of Walt's morality at this point in the season, and get his perspective on one of the more popular fan theories doing the rounds online.

    The endings of iconic television shows are often taken as a statement on the creator's worldview, like the ambiguity of The Sopranos, or the religious overtones in Lost. Did you find yourself getting bogged down in the meaning of the ending?

    'You can get bogged down in a great many ways. We've spent the better part of a year or probably more, my writers and I, trying to figure out this ending. You think of everything under the sun, you think of every possible outcome and permutation that can occur to your collective imagination, to the seven of us in that writers' room. And you think in terms of what is a fitting ending for the show - what's an ending that would satisfy us, the writers, what is the ending that will satisfy the viewers, and is that necessarily the same thing?

    "Then you think to yourself, what's the ending Walt wants? What's the ending Skyler wants? What's the ending Jesse wants? You try to play a very deep game of chess, and the trouble is for me that I'm not a chess player. You try to think through, if Walt does this, and then does this, then the counter-move is this – you try to think 20 moves ahead, and you try to attack it from a lot of different angles. What's fitting for the character, what's fitting for the story, versus what's innately satisfying for the viewer.

    "And it was tough. It was a tough year, year and a half. There were very dark days where I would have a little anxiety attack and I'd say to the other writers, 'We've screwed up, we've taken a wrong turn, is there time for us to go back and reinvent?' Luckily, we never really had to reinvent. My writers would talk me off the ledge, they'd say, 'It's not that bad, we're headed in the right direction, it'll be alright'. And you know, now that it's all said and done – and I may get the shock of my life when the final one airs – but at this moment in time, I feel very good about the ending, I feel very satisfied by it."

    There are a huge number of very intricate fan theories that have developed online about the show. How aware are you of that discussion?

    "Most of what I hear is anecdotal. I really stay away from the internet in regards to Breaking Bad, I mean, I use it all the time to find my way around town or whatever! I stay away from it not because I'm not interested, but because I fear it would be a rabbit hole that I would disappear down forever. I am very flattered by it, I'm blown away by the number of really smart people spending a lot of time thinking about this show, and analysing it and parsing every last detail of it. I love to hear it anecdotally, but I don't really want to hear it because I'm afraid... well, it doesn't really matter now because the writers' room is closed.

    "But while the writers' room was still up and running, when we were actively breaking story, I would pretty strenuously avoid hearing those things, because you're on a path at that point. You and the writers are on a path, and you kind of have to stick it out, you have to get to the end of the trail and you don't want to get knocked off course. People way smarter than me have said a lot of very astute things about the show, a great many of them giving me credit for things that weren't even remotely in my mind!"

    There's one specific theory, about Walt taking on the attributes of people he's killed including Gus Fring and Krazy-8, which I wanted to ask you about. Was that intentional?

    "That one was purposeful, yes. Specifically in regards to Gus. I would say at this point it's not looking like we're ever gonna see anyone as smart as Gustavo Fring. He was actually, I think, smarter than Walt, and yet Walt defeated him. It was like, the guy who shoots down the Red Baron has to tip his wings, drop the bouquet of roses and say, 'I was lucky to have bested you because you are the better man'. It's that kind of a thing. So yeah, he takes on those traits, I think subconsciously."

    There's been a lot of discussion about Walt refusing to send Hank "to Belize" in last week's episode, which some people found surprising given how ruthless he's become. Does Walt still see family as absolutely sacred?

    "Well, I have to be a bit coy as to the episodes that remain, but what you saw in that episode, when Saul mentions Belize and Walt reacts very negatively to that idea, that felt right and proper to the writers, and to me. He would react that way. And think about it this way: if killing Hank were a relatively painless option for Walt, psychically... well, the essence of drama is making choices very hard for your main characters.

    "So if that were an easy choice for him, a) I don't think that would be dramatically interesting, and b) Walt would be even harder to root for than he already is! So it felt ironic and yet very fitting to us. It felt earned, based on our knowledge of the character, of his background and his makeup, that you don't kill family. You don't kill players, as it were. Your opponents in the meth cooking business are fair game, but family is not."


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    Oh yes, it's finally here. Ben Foster, Dane DeHaan, Michael C. Hall, Liz Olsen, Jack Huston and Mr. Dan Radcliffe being bloody perfect in every way.

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    Bette Davis was not only an iconic actress, but apparently she also fancied herself an advice columnist. Dear Abby, eat your heart out.

    In a June 1943 issue of Photoplay, Davis answered letters from readers for her column "What Should I Do?"


    In the column Davis advises a soldier against pursuing a woman who "thinks the only way to enjoy life is by constant spending," convinces an insecure young man that his "mottled" teeth won't stand in his way if he wants to be an actor, tells a girl in love with two men that only she can decide which one to carry on with, and urges a woman thinking about divorce to consider how it would affect her young son.

    Perhaps her most entertaining response is to Mona L., who writes that she has never had a date and is worried about becoming a spinster at the ripe old age of 25. Davis suggests that Mona take a correspondence course that allegedly takes insecure and traditionally "plain" women and trains them to be "attractive, popular and happy persons." Hmm... okay then, Bette Davis.

    Click over to the Lantern archive to read the full issue of Photoplay, and see what other advice Davis had to offer.

    What She Wrote Really Hard To Read Though







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    Two of the most famous celebrities of our time, Grumpy Cat and Lil Bub, were finally given the opportunity to meet Wednesday, during the Internet Cat Festival, currently being held in Minneapolis, Minn.

    Both cats tweeted Vine videos, along with adorable images of themselves mingling and strategizing world domination.

    Tardar Sauce (aka Grumpy) looks nonplussed by the whole affair (probably just trying to play it cool), and Bub looks slightly frightened at first (surely, just nerves). We're predicting BFF status in a matter of hours.

    Beware though, what follows will turn you into a squealing puddle of fur.


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    Steven Moffat has claimed that John Hurt is only playing a one-off Doctor in the 50th anniversary special, but could his role in fact be larger, expanded to feature in Peter Capaldi’s debut series? It’s a rumour that is gathering pace.

    Hurt himself added fuel to the fire shortly after the Capaldi casting announcement earlier in the month. Hurt congratulated Capaldi on his official Twitter account writing:

    “Congratulations, Peter Capaldi. I’m suboth and we will have a lot of fun”

    Hurt deleted the tweet shortly after and replaced with:

    “Congratulations to Peter Capaldi and to the BBC. Another splendid Doctor!”

    Now the second sentence of his first message is confusing, but it appears Hurt intended to write something like: “I’m sure both of us will have a lot of fun.” The second message doesn’t attempt to correct the grammatical mistake, so was he asked to remove it and replace with something less revealing?

    When confronted with pictorial evidence of the deleted tweet, Hurt denied any knowledge of ever having written it: “No idea where that came from, Ryan … not from me.”

    Curiouser and curiouser…

    Further potential hints that Hurt could be playing the ‘8.5′ Doctor has also emerged. In a preview of Paul Cornell’s upcoming Doctor Who comic, The Girl Who Loved Doctor Who, look at the positioning of the silhouetted Doctor…

    The BBC press material all refers to Capaldi as the Twelfth Doctor so that doesn’t leave us with many other options.


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    Comedian Dave Chappelle was reportedly heckled to the point that he ended his performance in the Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival on Thursday night, and walked off stage.

    Chappelle was only a few minutes into his act at the Comcast Theatre in Hartford, Conn., when he stopped telling jokes because the people in front were making too much noise, The Laugh Button reported.

    The heckling even drove the festival's Twitter account to write:

    This isn't the first time that Chappelle has reacted to an upset crowd. Last year, he was unable to get through a large portion of his set in Texas due to hecklers. The summer tour was considered to be Chappelle's big return to the stage.

    Below is an Instagram video uploaded by darrenkramer8 reportedly of Chappelle stopping his show:

    Source: HuffPost

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  • 08/29/13--23:24: AusNTM Cycle 8 Ep.8 Photos
  • Theme this week was "The Iconic Aussie Surfer Chick"
    Here's link to a funny liveblog about the episode.

    <3 SHANALI <3








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    Cash Money Records continues to grow and diversify their label with new acts. A budding pop star looks to be the latest addition to YMCMB as teen sensation Austin Mahone has aligned with the home of Lil’ Wayne, Nicki Minaj, Drake, Tyga and others. The 17-year-old singer/dancer from San Antonio, Texas made a name through YouTube videos, which landed him a deal with Universal Republic. Birdman and DJ Khaled tweeted on Thursday night, confirming some form of partnership with Mahone’s Chase Records.

    Dubbed by many as the next Justin Bieber, Mahone was an opening act on Taylor Swift’s RED tour and dubbed by MTV as an artist to watch in 2013. More recently, Mahone performed his current single “What About Love” during the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards pre-show. His debut album Junior Year is scheduled to arrive this fall. Looks like that collaboration with his favorite artist may happen after all.


    LOL. how many damn people are on this label already? say goodbye to your album ever coming out, kid.

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    There's something fishy going on in the world of celebrity gossip, and this time around the alleged source isn't all that unlikely. With the unprecedented whirlwind of fan interest and support engulfing rumored couple Alexander Skarsgard and Ellen Page becoming more and more impenetrable, a miscalculated attempt to capitalize on the attention might just result in career suicide.

    When speculation about a potential relationship between co-stars Ellen Page and Alexander Skarsgard began almost two years ago, it was understandable and organic in nature. In addition to traveling together to promote their critically acclaimed film 'The East', the two were spotted on numerous non-work related dates and even fueled the fire themselves via PDA filled twitpics.

    Late last week, however, reporting on the two suddenly took a seemingly dark and vindictive turn - with 'What about Ellen Page?' and 'Alexander Skarsgard's New Girlfriend Is No Ellen Page' headlines peppering the world of celeb reporting.

    At the root of it all? A Daily Mail article featuring pictures of Alexander Skarsgard in his homeland of Sweden... standing 3 feet away from another woman - actress Alicia Vikander.

    Throughout the set of photos, the 'True Blood' actor conveys friendly disinterest and routinely appears to be confused.

    At one point Vikander seems to be using physical conversational cues as a way to get Skarsgard to switch to a more paparazzi photo friendly position.

    Yet, The Daily Mail ran the awkward photos with a seemingly contrived narrative - They’re thought to have been dating for over a year and it looks like True Blood star Alexander Skarsgard and his gorgeous girlfriend Alicia Vikander are still going strong.

    It's hard not to see this as an unsuccessful attempt to mimic the buzz creating coverage on Skarsgard and Page.

    Almost 3 months prior, the same publication ran an almost identical story about the two ( 'More in love than ever: Alexander Skarsgard plants a tender kiss on girlfriend Ellen Page' ) - stating:

    They've been dating for a year, and their romance seems to be going from strength to strength.
    And Alexander Skarsgard and Ellen Page looked more in love than ever as they took some time out from promoting their new movie, The East, over the weekend.


    The pictures included with both articles seem to tell a story that spotlights a key difference between forced reporting and honest journalism.

    Has The Daily Mail hit a new low or is there some encouraging going on behind the scenes?

    Vikander has previously denied a romance with Skarsgard, saying:

    I wrote to him: "Oh Alexander, I saw that you are going to propose to me." It's bizarre to read. We are good friends. As always abroad, it is the same if you meet other Swedes on charter in Thailand, so it depends if you run into each other. We are a group who meet up and go out and jaws dinners together.

    ...but she's also expressed fear regarding the longevity of her career, admitting:

    "I'm still afraid I'm suddenly not going to get more jobs. I get so excited every time I get a new role. But at the same time, hell, I would not know what I'm doing in ten years."

    Has bad advice behind the scenes forced the undeniably talented actress into taking the tabloid fodder route to fame?

    Case in point, via popular website + 08/29/13:

    "Alexander Skarsgard is making headlines for chanting at a crowd at a Swedish soccer game,and girlfriend Alicia Vikander was probably there egging him on. " PR 101

    Regardless, just as the faux reporting was starting to work in her favor ( Who Is Alicia Vikander? Alexander Skarsgard Considering Marriage With New Girlfriend, Report Says ),Alexander Skarsgard nipped it all in the bud via a surprise phone interview. When asked if he was single, he replied with a simple and to the point 'Yes'.

    Sorry Alicia.

    Meanwhile, Page has continued to stay mum on her personal life - but a quick revisit of old interviews gives a sweet glimpse of what we just might be in for:


    I’m not even 21 yet, so I could change my mind obviously, but yeah, would I be stoked to have a little rugrat to take camping and climb trees with? Hells yeah. But I’m also not ready to listen to it cry and want the toy at Wal-Mart.I’m going to be like ‘consumerism – bad!’ Freak out on my child. I don’t know if I’m balanced and selfless enough yet to be selfless to a little munchkin. I’m definitely into someday being able to have someone to shift my attention. I think it would be a cool process.”

    So do we, Ms. Page. So do we.


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    He'll join Vin Diesel, The Rock and Jason Statham.

    A few weeks ago, Denzel Washington had turned down a role in the upcoming ‘Fast and Furious 7.’ Now, Variety is reporting that the great Kurt Russell is in talks to step into the part instead. Goodbye, Mr. Washington. We love you, but this is a case where you will not be missed.

    Fans of good things will know Russell from ‘Escape From New York,’ ‘Big Trouble in Little China,’ ‘The Thing’ and ‘Death Proof.’ Fans of bad things will know him as that cool guy who always elevates whatever movie he’s in by sheer force of will. In other words, he’s a perfect fit for the increasingly loony ‘Fast and Furious’ franchise, which prides itself on adding to its ridiculously macho ensemble with each entry. Few actors contain even a sliver of coolness that can match Russell.

    The details of the role remain under wraps, but the fact that they’ve been pursuing a big name for the part suggest that it’s a big deal, even if it’s a supporting turn. We can see Russell easily playing either a hero or a villain in this series, but let’s face it: hero would be ideal because we’d get to see Snake Plissken kick ass alongside The Rock and Vin Diesel.


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    In descriptions of grinding and the Harlem Shake, twerk occurs with great regularity. The verb means “to move one’s buttocks in a suggestive way.” It has not yet made its way into OED and perhaps never will (let us hope so), but its origin hardly poses a problem: twerk must be a blend of twist (or twitch) and work (or jerk), a close relative of such verbs as squirm (possibly a blend of dialectal squir “to throw with a jerk” and worm) and twirl (? twist + whirl). When blends are coined “in plain sight” — as happened to brunch, motel, and Eurasia — no one has questions about their descent. Nowadays, blending has become a tiresome custom, and the stodgy products of grafting one word on another are usually as transparent as Texaco or Amtrak and equally inspiring. But no one can prove that twirl is indeed a sum of twist and whirl. Its origin will forever remain “unknown.” Be that as it may, twerk does look like a blend, even though we don’t know who, where, and when launched it into the linguistic space of North America.
    The noun designates a rope made of two threads, a twirl, and refers to various distortions. Hence the verb twist “to intertwine; curve; wring.” Especially characteristic are the Germanic congeners of twist: German Zwist ~ Low German twist “quarrel, discord”; Norwegian, Swedish, and Danish also have tvist (the same meaning). Twig “a small shoot of a tree” seems to be akin to some words for “fork.” If this is true, then a twig once denoted a forked branch, an object with two prongs. How it acquired its modern meaning remains unclear. German Zweig does not conjure up a picture of a tiny branch, though it is smaller than an Ast “bough.” (Did Dickens hint to the vicissitudes in the fate of his hero when he called him Twist? After all, it was he, rather than Mr. Bumble, who invented the name.)

    He read: "The word twerking has now been added to the Oxford dictionary.

    "Here's the definition they gave: To dance to popular music in a sexually provocative manner, involving thrusting hip movements and a low, squatting stance.'"

    Freeman then told host Robin Meade: "This is the first time that I've ever heard of it."

    Meade replied: "What? That's not true, you said it on the golf course yesterday. I'm pretty sure."

    Freeman quipped: "Was I sober?"

    SOURCE / Oxford University Press

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    We all know that a bachelor party is a future groom's last hurrah, but it's also best not to cross your wife-to-be.

    Singer John Legend, who will soon tie the knot to his model fiancée, recently celebrated his last night as a single man and we wondered whether or not the star followed his future bride's rules.

    While appearing as a cohost for E! News, Chrissy Teigen told us that the general rule for both her bachelorette party and Legend's bachelor party was "no strippers."

    Did he listen?

    Click to listen at the source

    "She told me no strippers, too," Legend told E! News. "And then, she sent me a stripper." Say what?!

    "Yeah, isn't that crazy? She was like, 'No strippers,' and then she sent me one. I guess it was like a test to see if I would listen to her…I behaved myself, we had a good time."

    The couple's wedding ceremony is said to be taking place next month, but Legend played coy when Terrence Jenkins mentioned that it would be happening in Lake Como, Italy.

    "Who told you that? These are rumors, man," he said. Watch the clip to hear about John Legend's new music and his friendship with Kanye West.


    for the love of ray j chardonnay

    What do you think about Bachelor and Bachelorette Parties? Do you have any rules for for your groom or bride-to-be?

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    Tom Welling Makes Rare Appearance at LAX Airport

    Tom Welling is spotted heading into LAX Airport to catch a departing flight on Friday afternoon (August 30) in Los Angeles.

    The 36-year-old actor’s new film Parkland will be making its debut at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival next week. We can’t wait to see if he shows up on the red carpet with co-star Zac Efron!

    Earlier in the summer, it was announced that Tom will be starring in the new film Draft Day alongside Kevin Costner and Jennifer Garner

    Tom will play “Brian Drew, a veteran quarterback in the crossroads of his career, in the story about a Cleveland Browns GM (Costner) who attempts to trade up for the first pick in the NFL Draft and save football in the city,” according to Deadline.


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    IndieWire blog Shadow and Act is reporting that Angolan actor Hoji Fortuna has joined the cast of Game of Thrones. Unfortunately, the role is being kept under-wraps for now (shocker!).

    Fortuna has worked mostly in African cinema up until now, although he did have one brief appearance on US TV in the short-lived series Pan-Am.

    Fortuna has been teasing on his Twitter and Facebookthat he will be heading to Croatia to film sometime soon. That narrows down his role to one in thKing’s Landing or Daenerys storylines. Speculation points to Brown Ben Plumm, a sellsword captain who Dany encounters in her travels. There are a number of other more minor characters that Fortuna could play though and there is always the chance that he is a newly created character.


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    The comedy world has always been dominated by hombres, but with Anjelah Johnson selling out clubs nationwide, she's giving them a run for their money. Johnson, who was nominated for an ALMA Award for her work on MADtv in 2008, recently debuted a one-hour special, The Homecoming Show, on NUVOtv. We caught up with Anjelah recently and she was excited to talk about going back to her hometown of San Jose and getting her family and friends involved in the special, who her famous character Bon Qui Qui was inspired by, and what beauty product she can't live without.

    Congrats on getting a comedy special on the new NUVOtv network. Why was this different than any others?

    It was a really cool experience! For my special I got to go back to my hometown of San Jose and I was able to include my family, my friends, and the people that I grew up with. I am who I am because of how I was raised and that's my village. So it was cool to be able to come home and share that with everybody. We got to do some behind-the-scenes stuff where I got to introduce my family [to viewers].

    Bon Qui Qui has taken on a life of her own! Do you ever get tired of playing her?

    Yes! I am so appreciative of the fans who have grabbed a hold of her and love her so much. But it's like when bands are asked to play their greatest hits; it's kind of like a love/hate relationship. You hate doing it over and over but at the same time it's the song that bought you your house. So you're grateful for it, but I'm more than this joke or that one song! I have so many other things that I do, but people just love that character so much.

    How was did you create the character of Bon Qui Qui?

    Bon Qui Qui is a character that was inspired by two people, firstly my brother. He is ghetto fabulous, has no filter. and a total trendsetter! When he starts doing or saying things everybody starts doing it too. Even with something as simple as him answering the phone saying, hella, instead of hello. Before you know it, all our family and friends are answering the phone that way! This is exactly how Bon Qui Qui is.

    The other [inspiration] was a girl I met at a drive-thru Burger King in Memphis a couple of years ago. She totally changed my life. So Bon Qui Qui is a little bit of her and a little bit of my brother.

    With a last name like Johnson, I had no idea you were Latina. What was it like growing up?

    I always wanted a more Hispanic name, you have no idea! I was a little wanna-be Chola growing up trying to be about the hood -- with Johnson as a last name. You know no one was scared of a girl named Anjelah Johnson!

    So I was always trying to be super Latina and secretly wishing my last name was something like Sanchez. I'm Mexican-American and we have a huge family. The only thing missing was that Hispanic last name. My mom's maiden name is Castañeda, so for the longest I was trying to go by her last name but my family would get so offended! I would tell my dad, "This is not about you dad, but Johnson ain't cutting it right now." I needed that street cred!

    But today, I embrace the name Anjelah Johnson. So even when I married Manwell Reyes and I could finally get my Hispanic last name, it was too late!

    You've had other comedy specials, why was it special to have one on NUVOtv?

    This network represents me, so it's the perfect place for me to have a comedy special. I am Latina but I'm also American and this network is catering to audience like me. This isn't like Telemundo, it's its own thing. Yeah I'm a Latina, but try to talk to me all in Spanish and I may not understand everything. I love this network and I love what their doing. I'm honored to be a part of it, especially from the ground up.

    And partnering up with Jennifer Lopez, I'm sure this means we're probably good friends now, but I'm not quite sure.

    We know a lot about Anjelah Johnson the persona but not much about you personally. Do you have any guilty pleasure television shows you enjoy watching?

    My guilty pleasure television shows are crime shows. I'm all about Criminal Minds, Law and Order: SVU, and The First 48. Any kind of crime drama, I'm all about it. There is a special way I watch them too; in a certain order. So if Criminal Minds isn't on I go to SVU, if First 48 isn't on, then NCIS is on the tv somewhere. But if NCIS isn't on then, I don't even know what I'd do. I don't know what it is but I love creepy, criminal shows.

    Is there a beauty product that you can't live without?

    Chapstick! I always have to have Chapstick with me. If I feel my lips getting chapped I can't even focus. If someone tries to talk to me then need to wait until I've put on some Chapstick. [laughs] I keep them all over the house. If I ever leave home without one I just buy more and put the spares in different purses. Sometimes I've switched purses so many times that I will end up with like seven different Chapsticks in one bag and like 42 scattered around the house.

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    The first major argument has happened in the Celebrity Big Brother house, and it was between Sophie Anderton and Lauren Harries.

    The confrontation occurred after Lauren tried to give Courtney Stodden pills after the American starlet fell ill on Thursday night.

    As giving medication to other housemates is banned, Sophie reprimanded Lauren, who responded with a few heated words of her own.

    'Sophie I am fed up with you. All you do is boss me around all the time,' Lauren told the underwear model, after being spurred on by Carol McGiffin to speak her mind.

    The transgender celebrity had just been told off by Big Brother for trying to give Courtney the stomach pills.

    'Big Brother is worried you may have just given some medication to Courtney,' the all-seeing-eye said to Laueren in the Diary Room.

    'I just gave her stomach pills, that is all, I will never do it again. I do understand that,' Lauren replied, leaving the Diary Room, no doubt embarrassed by her public telling off.

    As she came out, the housemates weighed in on the issue, reiterating Big Brother's words with Sophie sharing her opinon more vocally, saying that it is 'illegal to give someone pills.'

    When Lauren confronted Anderton, the former drug addict was taken aback: 'What did I do? I am not the one putting pills into people’s mouths…I haven’t even spoken to you today.'

    'Do you know why?' Lauren replied. 'Because I avoid you, because all you do is boss people around and think you are the most intelligent person in the world.

    'Yes I need to say something to you because do you know what, you think you know everything…yes you do.'

    Mentioning that Carol shared her opinion, Lauren ended the conversation, leaving Sophie to say 'I just got told'.

    Courtney's need for medication came after she and Dustin Diamond had indulged in pizza and cakes as a treat from Big Brother, but the 19-year old fell ill after eating too much.


    Celebrity Big Brother Post! Who is everyones favourite! Who do you hate. Charlotte has my heart so far, but Courtney and Mario are sweethearts.

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