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- 02/28/12--21:21: GAEL+DIEGO+Ron Swanson in "Casa de mi Padre" Featurette
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- 02/29/12--17:24: Victoria Justice & Liz Gillies want you to Take A Hint.
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Ameriie recently shot a cover and spread for SHEEN magazine. The pretty singer looked fab in shots for the beauty guide mag.
32-year-old Ameriie is still on the scene. The newlywed--who wed her manager Lenny Nicholson last June--is still working on her upcoming 5th studio album set to drop this year, Cymatika Vol. 1.
RIP old Amerie (on the left) :(
"1 thing" used to be my jam
Glee‘s Max Adler has boarded Shawn Ryan’s submarine-themed ABC drama pilot Last Resort — but that doesn’t necessarily mean you’ve seen the last of Karofsky.
Adler, who has recurred on Glee since Season 1, will appear as a guest star in the pilot — and may or may not stay on if it gets picked up to series.
Last Resort has also added Academy Award and Emmy nominee Bruce Davison, whose recent TV gigs include Covert Affairs and Hawaii Five-0, in what would be a recurring role. Details on either Adler’s or Davison’s characters were not immediately available.
Last Resort is set in the not-so-distant future and follows the crew of a U.S. nuclear submarine who become fugitives after refusing to fire their missiles. Ultimately, they make camp on an island that hosts a NATO listening station and declare themselves an independent nuclear nation. Andre Braugher (Homicide) stars as the captain and Scott Speedman (Felicity) is set to play his second in command. Autumn Reeser (No Ordinary Family), Daisy Betts (Persons Unknown) and Dichen Lachman (Dollhouse) round out the impressive ensemble.
British actor Christian Bale (L) and Chinese director Zhang Yimou pose during a photocall to promote the film "The Flowers of War" February 13, 2012.
China's state media are bemoaning the failure of the nation's most ambitious movie to make an impact at this year's Academy Awards.
The Communist Party-affiliated Global Times newspaper laments on its website Tuesday that Chinese dreams of taking home a golden statuette have once again "been shattered."
The newspaper notes that Hollywood's film community failed even to nominate The Flowers of War, which is set against the 1937 Nanjing massacre and is considered the most expensive Chinese movie ever made.
Starring British actor Christian Bale and directed by Zhang Yimou - known for such films as Raise the Red Lantern - the movie was deliberately designed to bridge the gap between Chinese and Western audiences.
Global Times points out that many Chinese have come to the conclusion that no matter how hard Chinese filmmakers try, they will never be able to cater to Western tastes.
Indeed, The Flowers of War has received only mediocre reviews in the few Western cities where it has been shown.
Toronto's Globe and Mail newspaper describes it as an "elaborate tear-jerker" with "an unsettling mixture of spectacular brutality and sentimentality that might make even Steven Spielberg blush."
The Times-Picayune in New Orleans complains that the ambitious effort is spoiled by "self-consciously precious moments" that blunt the impact of a remarkable story of strength and sacrifice.
None of that seems to have troubled Chinese audiences, who made the film a blockbuster in its home market.
Global Times says many Chinese have concluded that because of cultural differences, Western judges are simply unable to understand or appreciate Chinese movies.
But, the newspaper says, China must continue to vie for an Oscar. It notes the government's stated desire to see Chinese culture play a larger role around the world and argues there is no more effective way than by winning Academy Awards.
and now to the important stuff: bale gifs, pics, etc. tyfyt and contributions.
In his latest blog, Patrick Stump addresses recent criticisms from fans and album reviewers regarding his latest solo project and how being in Fall Out Boy has affected his later success (or lack thereof)
WE LIKED YOU BETTER FAT: CONFESSIONS OF A PARIAH
February 28th, 2012 at 9:54 PM
There’s this really nice piece at underthegunreview.net by Jacob Tender that a friend forwarded me today. It’s about how important Fall Out Boy’s album “From Under the Cork Tree,” was to him. After reading it though, nostalgic and well-written as it was, I really found myself more depressed than anything. It’s a complicated feeling, one that I’ve been incapable of explaining to anyone and have them fully understand. In spite of this though, I suppose I will give it the old-I-didn’t-go-to-college-try:
Tender had one line that really hit home for me. I related to it in terms of my feelings towards other artists, but I also winced at the profound implications it touched on in my own professional life:
“I didn’t like those pretentious assholes who didn’t like anything after Take This To Your Grave. I now recognize that I’m one of those assholes, but I still fume when some of my favorite records are so easily discredited by ignorant semi-listeners.”
The reality is that for a certain number of people, all I’ve ever done, all I ever will do, and all I ever had the capacity to do worth a damn was a record I began recording when I was 18 years old. That I can live with. That’s fine and fair; I have those records in my collection that seem to stand out far above the rest of my favorite artists catalogues (and especially for artists in whom I only have a passing interest). I suppose there’s nothing wrong in thinking I’m at a point in my life where it seems I’ll never catch up: If anyone’s going to appreciate the work I’m making, it won’t be until long after I’m done doing it. Again, this is fine: I’m insanely lucky to even imagine anyone ever appreciating anything I ever do, let alone in real time. Countless artists far better than I have only achieved posthumous acclaim. If I am to be obscure and financially unsuccessful, there’s nothing disheartening in that. The thing that’s more disheartening is the constant stream of insults I’m enduring in my financially unsuccessful obscurity.
Fall Out Boy’s last album Folie A Deux was our most critically panned and audiences openly hated it (it was also our poorest selling major label album even if one adjusts for the changing music economy). Now, that’s not to say it didn’t have its fans, but at no other point in my professional career was I nearly booed off stages for playing new songs. Touring on Folie was like being the last act at the Vaudville show: We were rotten vegetable targets in Clandestine hoodies.
That experience really took the wind out of the band’s sails; It stopped being fun. I suppose I’m just not that thick skinned. So perhaps it was even more ill-advised when I went out and did something I’d always wanted to do; make my album and have it released by Island Records [my solo record Soul Punk]. I coincidentally happened to achieve another goal which was to lose the weight I’d been carrying around since a month-long drinking binge after a bad breakup. Those accomplishments were happy things. Living in the moments of achieving them were perhaps among the happiest in my life.
So when I went out into the world to show off the self I felt like I was happiest and most comfortable being, I suppose I knew there would be the “Haters” [I loathe the clumsy/insufficient word but it seems the most universal]; The elitists that would always prove impossible to please. I had always been prepared for “Haters,” because there’s never been a moment since I graduated high school where I haven’t been the guy in “That Emo band.” First said emo band was dismissed as third rate pop-punk played by hardcore kids…a pale imitation of Saves the Day. Then we were swept up in the emo backlash [I really didn’t know we were an emo band…that’s not what the word meant a decade ago]. To this day my favorite writer at cracked.com will occasionally take swipes at my band as one of the worst things to come out of the 2000’s. We were a (albeit funny) running joke on an episode of Children’s Hospital.
Those examples of “Haters,” were people who never liked me (or at least never liked my music) and, by all rights, never really should. Such is the way of things. Different strokes for different folks as it were. What I wasn’t prepared for was the fervor of the hate from people who were ostensibly my own supporters (or at least supporters of something I had been part of). The barrage of “We liked you better fat,” the threatening letters to my home, the kids that paid for tickets to my solo shows to tell me how much I sucked without Fall Out Boy, that wasn’t something I suppose I was or ever will be ready for. That’s dedication. That’s real palpable anger. Add into that the economic risk I had taken [In short: I blew my nest egg on that record and touring in support of it] the hate really crushed me. The standard response to any complaints I could possibly have about my position in life seems to be “You poor sad multi-millionaire. I feel so sorry for you.”
Quite right, I still have access to enough money to live on in order to avoid bankruptcy for at least a few years as long as I stick to my budget, but money really isn’t everything and it never was. Perhaps those are the words of a privileged man who doesn’t really know what poverty really feels like. Again, that would be a fair rebuttal; I wasn’t raised rich, but lower middle class upbringing in early 90’s Midwest US of A is still a far way from the bread line. Still, there’s no amount of money in the world that makes one feel content with having no self respect. There’s no amount of money that makes you feel better when people think of you as a joke or a hack or a failure or ugly or stupid or morally empty.
This of course isn’t Tender’s fault. He never said anything negative and indeed only said great/supportive things. I guess I’m just angry because he illuminates why I’m a 27 has-been. I’m a touring artist and I feel I’ve become incapable of touring anymore with any act…whether I were to go out as a solo artist or do some Fall Out Boy “Reunion” [nope: Still never broke up] or start a new band…there will still be 10-20 percent of the audience there to tell me how shitty whatever it is I’m doing is and how much better the thing I used to do was. Not only that, but that 10-20 percent combined with whatever notoriety Fall Out Boy used to have prevents me from having the ability to start over from the bottom again. I can’t even go back to playing basement shows. As the saying goes: I couldn’t get booked at the opening of a letter.
It’s as though I’ve received some big cosmic sign that says I should disappear. So I’ve kind of disappeared. I know a lot of you have wondered where I’ve been. I’m sure others of you are disappointed to hear I’m still kicking around somewhere (kidding…sort of). But the truth is wherever and whoever I am, whoever I am whenever I release whatever release is my next, whoever said recording is recorded with: I will never be the kid from Take This To Your Grave again. And I’m deeply sorry that I can’t be, I truly am (no irony, no sarcasm). I hate waking up every morning knowing I’m disappointing so many people. I hate feeling like the awkward adult husk of a discarded once-cute child actor. I’m debating going back to school and learning a proper trade. It’s tempting to say I won’t ever play/tour/record again, but I think that’s probably just pent up poor-me emotional pessimism talking (I suppose can be excused of that though right? I am the guy from That Emo Band after all).
I’ve managed to cobble together some work…I’ve been moonlighting as a professional songwriter/producer for hire and I’ve even been doing a bit of acting here and there. I have no interest (and evidently that sentiment is reciprocated) in performing music publicly any time soon but as I’ve said I’m sure that will happen when it happens. I have been debating releasing the unfinished follow-up to Soul Punk. We’ll see what happens there. Still no word on Fall Out Boy…I know Joe’s working on his new record and Pete’s mixtape just came out so I don’t expect anything on that front in the near future. I, as always, would be super psyched to do the band again though. I’ve been watching a lot of Downton Abbey and I’ve finally caught up on the Office. Friends have been turning me on to all the records I’ve been too busy to listen to over the past couple years.
I do suggest reading Tender’s column if it sounds interesting to you; He’s a great writer and it’s a fun/relatable little story regardless of who the band is within it (film adaptations of Nick Hornby novels should be proof of that).
Sexy men grace Will Ferrell with their talented presence in the following behind the scenes footage:
Excuse for a Gael/Diego pic-spam post?
With his nautical Transformers knockoff Battleship in the can and ready to hit theaters in May, director Peter Berg is busy lining up the pieces for his next project, Lone Survivor. Based on the memoir from Marcus Luttrell, Lone Survivor chronicles the harrowing true tale of a team of Navy SEALs who were ambushed by Taliban fighters while on a covert mission in Afghanistan's Hindu Kush in 2005.
Deadline.com reports that the project is ready to move forward with funding from Emmett/Furla Films, and that Berg is eyeing some pretty big names to star. Mark Wahlberg, Ben Foster, and Battleship star Taylor Kitsch are said to be in negotiations to play three of the film's four main characters, with Wahlberg up for the lead role of Luttrell.
Recent box-office results suggest audience interest in Lone Survivor could be significant. Relativity Media's action-thriller Act of Valor, featuring real-life Navy SEALs playing themselves, earned $24.5 million last weekend, according to Hollywood.com box-office guru Paul Dergarabedian, beating out all other new releases by a wide margin.
“I wouldn’t mind seeing what I look like,” 58-year-old Nash, who was left blind after the attack, told WABC news.
In her rare interview this week, Charla revealed disturbing details of the attack at the hands of a 200 pound primate named Travis that left her scarred at such deep levels.
"I always thought that Travis was going to hurt someone someday but I never thought it would be me," she said.
“He ripped a whole hunk of hair in the back of my head and I was crying,” revealed Nash, explaining that her friend, Sandra Herold, who died in 2010, thought of the chimp like her own child.
“He ate better than you and I eat, and most people. He had a lot of takeout food from restaurants and he loved wine. And she used to give him a glass of wine every night.” Travis the chimp also allegedly slept in the same bed as Herold.
After everything she has been through, Charla’s dream is simple. "It would be nice to look at my daughter again," she said of 20-year-old Brianna, who is currently away at college.
Just when it seems NEET Recordings shelves Go! Pop! Bang!, Rye Rye comes with official new material to fill her fans with excitement. Rye Rye’s latest single is “Boom, Boom” and samples the Vengaboys 90′s hit of a similar title.
“Boom, Boom” is just as fun and colorful in sound as the single cover is in image. The single just wants to make you dance, dance and dance some more. Of course, what is a Rye Rye song without bass and sass.
The single also has a handful of remixes by EOS, Glow In The Dark, Kat Krazy, Tom Neville, Yogi and Wayne & Woods.
Release: March 6th
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On the show 'Victorious,' Victoria Justice's character Tori doesn't always see eye-to-eye with "frienemy" Jade, played by Liz Gillies. However, in the upcoming episode 'Tori & Jade's Play Date' -- premiering on March 3 -- the girls are in perfect harmony as the belt out the duet 'Take a Hint' together. During the episode, the two play a married couple, which puts their shaky bond to the test. Sounds intriguing! While you wait for the show to premiere, listen the episode's break out song 'Take a Hint' below.
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This week, the late Whitney Houston becomes the first woman to place three albums in the top 10 of the Billboard 200 chart at the same time.
"Whitney: the Greatest Hits" holds at No. 2 with 174,000 (down less than 1% according to Nielsen SoundScan), "The Bodyguard" soundtrack jumps 38-6 (47,000; up 176%) and "Whitney Houston" motors 37-9 (30,000; up 72%).
Yes girl!! Love this song! :)
Late last year, Misfits regulars Anthonia Thomas & Iwan Rheon announced that they would not be returning for the shows fourth series. As many may have expected, a casting call has recently gone out for three new actors to don the iconic orange jumpsuit – and the new characters seem to be quite different to Simon & Alisha!
The semi-open casting call on Angel Stages contains the following information:
Experience Required: Acting
Gender Required: Any
The BAFTA award winning comedy drama is back! We are seeking actors aged 18-25 to submit for casting briefs for new regulars! All actors must have excellent comedy skills. Any ethnicity, any accents.
Jess – Female:
Jess is a kind of female version of Larry David – smart and articulate, She’s the person who will say the un-sayable, the person who’ll question social norms and etiquette.
Jess hates people who bullshit and lie to her.
Finn – Male:
Finn has a childlike naively optimistic view of life, he’s always eager to please and enthusiastic about life.
Finn talks a lot and often uses this to try and talk himself out of difficult or awkward situations. He is very funny.
Alex – Male:
Alex is the sexiest guy on the estate. He is super good looking, all the girls fancy him but for some reason he is very standoffish, he doesn’t seem interested in girls..Everyone reads this as being extremely suspicious and suspect it’s power related.
Unfortunately, the deadline for auditions is tomorrow. So, any aspiring Thespians among you have already missed your opportunity. Hypable would also like to remind all of its users to always read the fine print when choosing to sign up with casting sites like the one above. While the legitimacy of the post hasn’t yet been verified, broadcaster E4 have been known to be enthusiastic about open auditions in the past. For example, the cast of Skins are chosen purely from open auditions.
What do you think of the new characters, from these scraps of information? Are you excited for some fresh blood, or will you miss Nathan, Simon and Alisha too much?
I hope this works out. Being Human's major cast changes worked out wonderfully, so I'm hoping for the same with Misfits.
He's not known for his skills in the kitchen, but Chris Brown has showed his softer side by cooking a meal for his girlfriend.
The singer put his skills to the test in the kitchen for model Karrueche Tran.
The 22-year-old posed for the camera, in a shot her shared on Twitter, while stirring what looked like soul food in a pan.
He admitted: 'I don't know what the hell I'm doing! Hungry????'
Karrueche then tweeted a picture of the delicious finished product.
She wrote: 'Yup... Get mad.'
The model is clearly marking her territory, showing his ex-girlfriend Rihanna her beau is doting on her.
I know that we've been speculating where Assassins Creed III is going to be set for its final chapter, but here's something more definitive from an ~inside job~
"Well, this is interesting. A Best Buy worker just emailed us two images snapped from their employee news section. One shows that Ubisoft will be unveiling Assassin's Creed III on March 5, and that there'll be pre-order bonuses to be had. Whatever.
The other is a shot of what they say is the game's promotional art. Featuring what may well be Assassin's Creed III's star.
If this is legitimate, and remember, this is completely unconfirmed, it appears that the chatter placing the third game in the series in the American Revolution is spot-on. In the background is the original Continental flag, the Assassin is wearing an 18th-century military jacket and from his weaponry, jewellery and resemblance to actor Wes Studi he appears to be Native American. Or, since you'd expect he's still part of hero Desmond's bloodline, half-Native American."
This is all hearsay, and could be from a creative fan, but I'll take what I can get.
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You can see it in the press release for 2.18
DAVE IS BULLIED BY A GUY AT THE GYM, ON ABC'S "HAPPY ENDINGS"
"You Snooze, You Bruise" - Dave finds himself bullied at the gym by Corey (guest star Bobby Moynihan, "Saturday Night Live,"), and former bully Alex coaches him on how to fight back. Meanwhile, the residents at Brad and Jane's condo are fed up with Jane being too controlling as president of their home owners' association, and rise up to challenge her for the job. But when Penny tells Jane to "sleep on it" before she does anything rash, her advice results in an all-new, suddenly chill Jane, on "Happy Endings," WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14 (9:31-10:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.
"Happy Endings" stars Eliza Coupe as Jane, Elisha Cuthbert as Alex, Zachary Knighton as Dave, Adam Pally as Max, Damon Wayans, Jr. as Brad and Casey Wilson as Penny.
"You Snooze, You Bruise" guest stars Bobby Moynihan as Corey, Stephen Guarino as Derrick, Gunnar Petersen as the gym manager, E.J. Callahan as Mr. Olsen, Stephanie Allynne as Stephanie and Sara Rodier as young Alex.
"You Snooze, You Bruise" was written by Leila Strachan and directed by Jay Chandrasekhar.
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