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    After Tearing Into Fans, 'Star Trek Into Darkness' Screenwriter Roberto Orci Deletes Twitter Account




    A few days ago, Roberto Orci, the writer/producer, who along with partner Alex Kurtzman, is responsible for "Transformers,""Cowboys & Aliens," and "Star Trek,"took to fan site TrekMovie.com to lambast fans who were overtly critical of this summer's sequel "Star Trek Into Darkness" (this was shortly after the world's largest "Star Trek" convention voted 'Into Darkness' the worst film in the franchise). He was, shall we say, in an agitated state. Now, after the Romulan dust has settled, Orci, whose new television show "Sleepy Hollow" debuts on Fox later this month, has deleted his Twitter account, a move usually reserved for celebrities who have made homophobic rants or politicians responsible for blasting photos of their genitals.

    First: the rant. After an editorial called "Star Trek is broken – here are some ideas on how to fix it," Orci fired back in the comments section. “I think the article above is akin to a child acting out against his parents. Makes it tough for some to listen, but since I am a loving parent, I read these comments without anger or resentment, no matter how misguided. Having said that, two biggest Star Treks in a row with best reviews is hardly a description of 'broken.' And frankly, your tone and attidude [sic] make it hard for me to listen to what might otherwise be decent notions to pursue in the future. As I love to say, there is a reason why I get to write the movies, and you don’t.”




    After another fan compared "Star Trek Into Darkness" to "Raiders of the Los Ark" (in terms of the ratio between scientific exploration and action), Orci again spoke up. This time, his tone was decidedly more aggressive. "STID has infinetly more social commentary than 'Raiders' in every Universe, and I say that with Harrison Ford being a friend. You lose credibility big time when you don’t honestly engage with the FUCKING WRITER OF THE MOVIE ASKING YOU AN HONEST QUESTION. You prove the cliche of shitty fans. And rude in the process. So, as Simon Pegg would say: FUCK OFF!” Uh. Wuh-oh.

    While it would have been illuminating to have one of the co-writers of the franchise engage with fans in a positive, open way, this isn't how things turned out. Fans would have loved to have heard an honest explanation for why Khan was in the movie at all, or why the Enterprise was so much whiter and more male than it's ever been before (although there were some weird aliens so maybe that helps?) Instead, the writer chose to be defensive and, worse than that, angry and belittling to the people who not only made the movie such a success but deeply love the product it's based on.

    Later, Orci kind of apologized. Kind of. "Don't take me too seriously… You know that twice a year I explode at the morons. Today there seemed to be a congregation, so it seemed like a good idea. You're the most listened to fans ever. That doesn't mean you will get to do what you want. Just means what I said: I listened." Again: sort of condescending and dickish, but still, he's trying (we think). Then comes the kicker, which negates any positivity this sort-of apology might have meant. "To paraphrase one of my great and beloved heroes, George W. Bush, 'we're the deciders…'"

    And we've lost him. Apparently, someone else had a chat with Orci and everyone decided that it was probably best if he take down his Twitter account, at least for a little while (or until the next 'Star Trek' is about to come out). Better safe than sorry.

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    Friday Night Lights may have closed the door on Eric and Tami Taylor (Kyle Chandler and Connie Britton), but thanks to Netflix, complete DVD packages, and obsessive Tumblrs, new audiences are being introduced to the world of Texas football every day. And with a slew of big-time roles in the coming months, your favorite Dillon residents will never be that far away.

    From Taylor Kitsch‘s TIFF debut to Jesse Plemons‘ creepy turn as Todd on Breaking Bad, FNL alums are making major moves in Hollywood, proving that great ensembles do not have to be confined to one major project. Just ask the cast of Freaks and Geeks…

    To help you better plan your fall TV and movie viewing, check out our list of where you can find some of the biggest FNL stars in the coming months.



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    Kyle Chandler
    With supporting roles in Oscar bait like Argo and Zero Dark Thirty, Chandler has proven there is life after Coach Taylor. He'll play the authoritative, FBI foil to Leonardo DiCaprio in November's The Wolf of Wall Street, which is sure to get him industry invites this winter. And if you haven't seen him play wonderfully against type in this summer's The Spectacular Now... do it.

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    Connie Britton
    Mrs. Coach will continue her role as country music superstar with a dark past on ABC's Nashville later this month--that is, if Rayna makes it out of that nasty car crash.

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    Scott Porter
    Porter has been a regular on The CW's Hart of Dixie since 2011. He also loves his FNL family SO much, he joined Britton in The To-Do List this summer (along with Dixie costar Rachel Bilson).

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    Taylor Kitsch
    After films like Battleship and John Carter underperformed, Riggins is back with The Grand Seduction, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in September. You can also catch him later this year when he teams up with fellow FNL alum, Pete Berg, in Lone Survivor.

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    Michael B. Jordan
    The summer is basically over, so if you haven't seen Fruitvale Station yet, stop what you're doing and rent/buy/download this film! Don't you want to sound knowledgeable come awards season?

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    Minka Kelly
    In addition to playing Jackie Kennedy in Lee Daniels' The Butler the former Dillon cheerleader formerly known as Lyla Garrity can be seen in FOX's Almost Human, which premieres in November.

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    Jesse Plemons
    It took some time to get used to seeing him without Matt or Grandma Saracen, but Lance made his presence on Breaking Bad unforgettable this summer, thanks to his connection to a team of white supremacists.

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    Gaius Charles
    After FNL, Brian "Smash" Williams went on to pursue a degree in theology. His other interests haven't led him too far from Hollywood: he's appeared on Grey's Anatomy since 2012.

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    Aimee Teegarden
    You'll have to wait a bit longer to catch a more grown up Julie Taylor in The CW's upcoming sci-fi series Star-Crossed (with fellow FNL alum Grey Damon) which is scheduled for a midseason premiere. Does naggy pal Lois know about this?

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    Grey Damon
    In addition to working alongside Teegarden, Damon will have a recurring role on American Horror Story: Coven. Hopefully he'll be given more of a character arc than Hastings Ruckle ever had.

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    Kevin Rankin
    He might be playing an entirely different role in an entirely different setting on Breaking Bad, but we'd recognize the smile of Street's rehab buddy, Herc, anywhere. (You just have to give him even more of a reason to on BB. This meth business is no joke.) Next up, look for him in The Dallas Buyers Club starring Matthew McConaughey.

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    Jurnee Smollett
    Now a regular on HBO's True Blood, she'll have a recurring role on the upcoming season of NBC's Parenthood, a place where many FNL alums have also called home. (Thanks, Jason Katims!)

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    Matt Lauria
    As an army veteran back in the Bay Area, Lauria will continue to romance Braverman granddaughter Amber (Mae Whitman) on Parenthood this season.



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    They should just bring FNL back, tbh

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    Remember when video vixens dominated music television? At the turn of the century (not that long ago, people), they sashayed across screens in slow motion and skimpy attire for the sole purpose of showcasing their striking faces and audacious curves. Within hip-hop circles, they were treated like the grandest of stars. Many were addressed by first and surname (Melyssa Ford), some by first only (Ki Toy), others simply by nickname (Buffie The Body).

    For their extraordinary assets, video models were awarded the glamorous life. They were flown to exotic locales, put up in five-star hotels and paid handsomely to enhance the sexy of a rapper or singer. Those brief seconds of screen time led to lucrative off-camera paper and publicity. Landing the coveted cover of men’s magazines like King and Smooth—or the inside of golden publication Maxim—brought “Baddest Chick” status, while party appearances brought in impressive dividends. Most appealing was the opportunity to transition their career from MTV to Hollywood.

    For some, the hustle paid off. Melyssa Ford moved from a model on BET to a BET host to acting roles on TV (Entourage) and film (Think Like a Man). Liris Crosse (Jay-Z’s “Do It Again”) appeared on Law & Order: SVU and in The Best Man. Tae Heckard (Busta Rhymes and Mariah Carey’s “I Know What You Want”) turned heads on BET’s The Game. Albeit, the accomplishments of even the most transcendent models were few and far between.

    Then the recession hit and video budgets were slashed, allowing thirstier women to do more for less pay, ultimately saturating the market. So popular vixens that once demanded five figures for a day’s work were suddenly being offered hundreds, or worse, disregarded for a never-seen-before PYT. To paraphrase Chris Rock, the only thing better than a nice ass is a newer nice ass.

    That was insider information, though. No one outside the industry cared what the women were paid, only their wet dream worth. But then in 2006, Karrine Steffans, a.k.a. Superhead, wrote a book, Confessions of a Video Vixen.Her account of being disrespected on the set and passed around from rapper to rapper read more like a horror story than a fantasy. The following year, the Game released his single “Wouldn’t Get Far,” which further downgraded the vixen aspiration.

    Of course, women still modeled in videos, but even twerking in a thong couldn’t compete with exceptionally attractive women who were willing to give fantasies full transparency. Kim Kardashian had curves that rivaled Ford’s, but she had a whole sex tape. Amber Rose’s computer, allegedly, kept getting hacked for pictures of her spread eagle with her fingers jammed inside of her; then Kanye wifed her. Hip-hop then began celebrating strippers, who soon discovered social media. Today, any woman with a vlog or an Instagram account can claim the title of “Video Model”; and anyone who can afford butt injections can be shaped like one.

    Everyone still looks, of course—because looking never gets old—but when you can scroll through your smartphone and stare at a variety of ample ass on demand, waiting for a glimpse in a video is hardly worth the effort.


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    One day she was a sweet smiling Disney darling, and the next she was a sexually-aggressive, body baring songstress intent on twerking and tonguing her way to the top of the charts. How did this happen?

    Well for one, she hired Britney Spears’ manager, Larry Rudolph.

    In March, Cyrus signed up Rudolph, the man best known for guiding the career of Britney Spears from Mouseketeer to pop singing sex symbol. Interestingly, it was also announced this week that Spears and Cyrus collaborated on a track for Cyrus’ new album.

    In July, Rudolph told the Hollywood Reporter that Cyrus' evolution was "organic" and "healthy," and following the recent VMAs performance in which she twerked and jerked and rubbed her crotch suggestively with a big foam finger, he told Us Weekly that the controversial performance "could not have gone better."

    So was Cyrus intentionally put on the Spears path to pump some life into a sagging career?

    Her last album "Can't Be Tamed," released in 2010, was considered a flop. Cyrus then focused on movies without huge success. (Remember 'So Undercover' and 'LOL'? Didn't think so.) So in 2012, Cyrus parted ways with longtime manager Jason Morey and brought Rudolph into the fold. The sexual comments, revealing outfits and bawdy behavior have been front and center ever since.

    Looking back, it was when Spears turned 20 – Cyrus’ current age – that she also shed her sweetie pie skin and slithered with a snake on stage at the 2001 VMAs, igniting parental gasps worldwide.

    Coincidence?



    Some say yes.

    A source connected to Rudolph says it would be a shock if it was Rudolph who took the "We Can't Stop" singer into her current twerking, foam fingered, sledgehammer licking territory. Multiple insiders also tell us that while Rudolph is on the payroll, its Cyrus who is behind the sexed up shift.

    “She just is a very sexual girl,” one Cyrus insider said. “It’s all Miley.”

    If Cyrus – who is worth a reported $150 million already -- is indeed calling the sexual shots, nobody’s stopping her.

    "Much as most average 20-year-olds don't listen to their parents, I would venture this mega-star isn't listening to anyone now either," Ronn Torossian, CEO of New York firm 5WPR said. “I find it hard to believe that the over-sexualized image of Miley Cyrus is something which a member of her team is encouraging. Could anyone imagine the discussion between her and her staff where they are talking about what she should be doing with that oversized foam finger at the VMAs?”

    "Miley is still on an upswing, and in the public eye during a crucial time in her career," insisted Jed Smith of Betafish Music.

    And who knows, maybe it’s all working. Despite the negative reactions to her music video for “Wrecking Ball,” it obliterated the record for most video views in one day – held by One Direction – by over 8 million views.

    “With over 19.3 million views across Vevo, Miley takes back the crown and sets a new Vevo record,” boasted her press release on Tuesday.

    And while, as her manager, Rudolph is in charge of her career trajectory, he’s not the only middle-aged guy helping Cyrus. Her agent, Kevin Huvane, is one of Hollywood’s most powerful, boasting A-list talent including Meryl Streep, Jennifer Aniston, Tom Cruise and Natalie Portman. And now controversial photographer Terry Richardson has been pulled into the mix who directed the scandalous video for “Wrecking Ball,” has been accused of inappropriately touching young models in the past, accusations which he had vehemently denied.

    Cyrus’ manager, agent and publicist did not respond to a request for comment.

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  • 09/11/13--14:51: Tabloid Cover Wednesday
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    If we had to describe The Wanted with one hashtag, it'd obviously be '#LADS'. And you know what comes with being a #LAD, don'tcha? Girls, girls, girls. So many that they just can't say no. But what if, deep down, they actually do wanna say no? Well it seems that if you're in The Wanted you just get one of your fellow fit fellas to take the 'grenade' for ya. Er...soz Bruno Mars. Yup - Jay McGuiness has admitted that he has, from time to time, acted as wingman and hooked up with ladies his bandmates weren't so keen on...which in boyband world basically makes him a hero.

    Chatting to Heatworld, Jay spilled: "I recently learnt the phrase ‘grenade’ from Jersey Shore. It’s where you sacrifice yourself with a girl’s ugly mate so your friend can have a nicer time with the pretty one. And to be honest, I have been known to dive on a grenade or two. Or three or four…”

    DOES ANYONE KNOW IF JAY MCGUINESS HAS EVER HAD SEX BECAUSE HE HASN'T MENTIONED IT. This all comes after Jay recently admitted the band have been known to get with fans, telling Digital Spy: "Someone asked us if we had ever slept with a fan and we said we had. They seemed genuinely gobsmacked - probably because they think all our fans are very young girls, which they aren't."

    Well.

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    The Conjuring director James Wan is currently one of the strongest directors working in the horror genre. However, his days of crafting scary movies are drawing to a close. The filmmaker is currently promoting his upcoming horror flick Insidious: Chapter 2. Although he’s made a career out of terrifying the masses, Wan recently said he’s ready to make a change. This means the Insidious sequel could be his final foray into the genre.

    “I’m going to go on record and say I am finished with the horror genre. ‘Conjuring’ and ‘Insidious 2′ are my two last scary movies. I spent the last ten years of my life doing this. It’s time for a change,” the director explained to Moviefone.

    This means James Wan probably won’t be involved with either The Conjuring 2 or Insidious: Chapter 3. However, just because he’s finished with horror doesn’t mean he’s turning his back on the medium altogether. The filmmaker made headlines earlier this year when he was hired to bring Fast and Furious 7 to the big screen. After spending quite a bit of time on the franchise, director Justin Lin ultimately decided to take a break. Wan was eventually brought in as his replacement.

    Although he doesn’t have much experience working on a huge big-budget action flick, the folks at Universal Pictures seem to think he’s the right guy for the job. Judging from his recent comments, Wan seems excited about the project. “I want to honor that world and be mindful of how much fans enjoy that world. I don’t want to mess that up too much, but at the same time, I definitely would love to bring my own stamp to it. I think what I do best is, I love creating tension and suspense,” he explained.

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    Aww I really like his horror movies :( Though I thought he was making The Conjuring 2?

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    For a guy best known for playing someone who barely ever cracks a smile, Breaking Bad's Lavell Crawford is full of excitement. "Rolling Stone? It's an honor!" he tells me at the start of our interview. "Hopefully next time, I can do a picture for you like Janet Jackson with somebody's hands over her breasts."

    The split between Crawford's high-energy presence, honed during years on the stand-up circuit, and the taciturn demeanor of Huell Babineaux, Saul Goodman's mountainous bodyguard-enforcer-pickpocket-dogsbody, is striking. It's the kind of contrast that made Huell's terrified confession to Hank Schrader in this week's episode so unexpectedly tough to watch: Huell's seen-it-all attitude cracked in the face of that bogus photo of Jesse with his brains blown out, another casualty in the Hank-Walt war. It was a side of Huell (and Crawford) we hadn't seen before. And since it revealed how Walt had hidden his money, it marked the beginning of Heisenberg's end.

    You're a stand-up comic. Bill Burr, who plays your partner Kuby on the show, is a stand-up comic. Bob Odenkirk, who plays your boss Saul Goodman, is a comedian. How'd you all end up on a show this dark?
    To me, comedians aren't clowns who tell jokes. We're more like the Joker. We could go evil at a switch. I think a lot of comics have a dark side; most comics just know how to put it on. Onstage, a lot of times, we're just talking about our pain, something bad in our lives, and making it funny.

    Bryan Cranston told me he did comedy for eight months or something. And to go from Malcolm in the Middle to the fast track to evil – watching him do that, it's like he's a teacher. There are so many great talents on there. When me and Bill Burr are together, it's a lot of fun – just two wise-cracking guys. Bob Odenkirk, Bryan – they're so encouraging.

    I found it really affecting to watch Huell, who's been this comic-relief character, break down when Hank showed him that picture.
    I always thought of [my character] as funny, because I was a security guard, but I was that security guard that wasn't really gonna protect nobody unless there was someone for him to beat up, you know? They have you start doing things on a smaller scale, and you start thinking you're the man. Saul's a charmer. He can talk you into things, he can make it make sense so you think you're doing the right thing. Then things happen, like last season, when Ted Beneke broke his neck, and we're thinking "Holy crap, man, we in some crap now!" By the time you look up, you're doing crazy stuff. But it's like, "I'm just doing my job." Once the gig is up, though, I'm like, "Oh man, this is crazy. I ain't going to jail for these sons of bitches! I'll tell you anything you need to know!"

    In a lot of ways, that's what the whole show is about: People start doing something to make money, and they don't give a lot of thought to the consequences until it's far too late.
    Oh yeah. You get so high you don't even look down. Then you look down, and you see the Earth, and you're like, "How do I get off this thing?" When somebody gets killed, it's like, "Oh my God – these are awful people. I'd heard about it, but I hadn't seen it before." I'm at a point where I'm just trying to save my own bacon. Shit, I don't know what's going on. [Hank and Gomez are] telling me they're looking after me, Walt's coming after me, and I'm like, "Really? Why's he coming after me? I ain't done nothing to him. He must be getting crazy. If everyone's going down for no reason, I'm not going down like that."

    This season in particular, the show's been a real cultural phenomenon.
    It's one of my fantasies come true. There a lot of people who can't say they were on an award-winning, hot show like this. I've got a cult following, too – that's craziness. Me and my wife and son went to California Pizza Kitchen in San Diego to get something to eat, and it was like everybody in the damn kitchen wanted a picture with me. A lot of brothers watch the show now, too, which is exciting because they didn't used to watch it. "Now that they've got you on it, I'll watch it!" Well, right on, then.

    Every second of this show comes under a lot of scrutiny. Fans will freeze-frame sequences like when Huell pickpocked Jesse's cigarettes, or turn moments like Huell lying down on the huge stack of money into animated GIFs. Do you give any thought to that when you're on set?
    Nah, I just play my part. When you try to do something like that, you fail. I just go on and play the character – give me what I need to do, and I just go for it. I enjoyed just standing around looking crazy or reading and all. That was fun . . . but it's cool getting into a little bit of action, too.

    Bob Odenkirk mentioned how much fun it was to stage his fight scene with Jesse.
    Oh man, that was intense, but also a lot of fun. It's like being at home – everyone's hanging out and watching TV, and all of a sudden you hear a big car accident outside and somebody cussing and fighting. You go outside like, "Oh my God, a little action!" You know? You don't want it, but you're kind of excited. "All right! Somebody's getting their head bashed in! I feel sorry for him, but I'm gonna get some potato chips and watch this." [Laughs] I couldn't wait to see it, but I was a little mad that they didn't use the take where I knocked the door off the hinges to break them up.

    Have you heard anything about the Saul Goodman spinoff? Bob Odenkirk told me that even he hasn't. Would you be up for it?
    I heard about it on Twitter, but Vince [Gilligan] didn't say nothing to me, so I don't know. It would be fun, but I haven't talked to anybody about that. I'm not even keeping a secret – that's the truth.

    It's tough to imagine Saul without his "A-Team."
    That's what I'm saying. If they wanna do it, I'm game. I'd love to see what his mind would come up with. A sleazy Matlock, shaking down congressmen or something? That would be hilarious.

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    Jake Gyllenhaal gets his closeup on the cover of V Man magazine’s Fall/Winter 2013 issue.''

    Here’s what the 32-year-old Prisoners actor had to share with the mag:

    On discoveries as an actor: “More and more, I’ve tried to ask myself about myself … that’s one of the reasons I love other actors, I discover what I want to talk about when I begin to exchange with someone else. You constantly stay alive, stay awake, listen to yourself.”

    On life after filming End of Watch:“I made a number of changes in my life … I moved from Los Angeles to New York City, really to be closer to my family, and also – I had made a lot of promises to myself about getting back to theater, which is what I love, and I really wanted to follow that … so I just made this sort of big move out East, which is the opposite move people usually make, and I basically took some time.”


    Prisoners co-star Hugh Jackman on Jake: “What always impressed me about Jake was his steadfast commitment to connection, His work ethic is like mine: he loves to explore, dig and extract every ounce of depth in a scene. He has the courage to follow his instincts and helps create an atmosphere where anything is possible. He is open, always striving for truth and complexity. What he has pulled off in Prisoners is extraordinary.”


    For more from Jake, visit Vman.com.






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    Lots of pictures from the first episode of series 4 of Downton Abbey (which premieres in the UK on September 22nd, so mark your calenders!) have come out in the past few days, so I decided to make a post. I'm picking the most interesting pictures to post here, but there are a shit ton of pictures so feel free to go to the source to look for more.


    This mysterious new character invites you into the post. Who could she be????





    Another image of the mysterious woman! Who is she? Is she Gregson's mysterious, supposedly crazy, wife? Idk! I hope so. I want this lady to be his wife and I want her to be awesome and not just "evil crazy lady getting in the way of true love" like Vera was. Edith's dress looks fab though. Let's take a better look at it.


    Stunning! I love her head scarf. Edith has definitely upgraded in the wardrobe department since series 1. Here's another example of Edith's snazzy new wardrobe...


    Such a lovely dress!


    Unfortunately Edith still hasn't upgraded in the man department.


    EDITH. SIS. YOU CAN DO BETTER. Let's check in and see how her older sister is doing.


    Oh. Not great apparently.


    Don't worry, Mary! You might have lost your flop husband, but at least you have your cutie patootie bb!


    And at least she still looks pretty!


    Anna seems to be trying to coax Mary out of full mourning into half mourning.


    Apparently the family effort to get Mary out of mourning works because here she is all dressed up and at a party! Let's see what else is going on upstairs...


    Rose is looking pretty.


    And sultry?


    Branson also has a cutie patootie.


    And Cora and Robert are sharing awkward meals in bed? Time to move onto the downstairs, methinks.


    Daisy has a new electric mixer! How thrilling!


    Moseley is dour as usual.


    There seem to be two new maids. Will they actually get speaking lines? ...Probably not.


    What is this romcom bullshit?


    I guess there is something thrilling in those letters that inspires them to kiss?


    Looks like Anna is handing that letter over to Carson.


    Which he later reads while looking like he smelled a fart?


    For the most part though, things seem to be back to business as usual downstairs except...


    What's this? Jimmy and Anna out of uniform? And appearing to socialize with Lady Rose?


    This picture of Anna looks like it could be at a dance club. Gasp! Whatever could be going on? I feel scandalized!



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    A new day is about to dawn in the love story of Jack Bauer and Audrey Raines.
    TVLine has learned exclusively that Kim Raver is nearing a deal to reprise her role as Kiefer Sutherland’s former onscreen love in Fox’s 12-episode event series 24: Live Another Day.

    Raver joined 24 in Season 4 and remained through Season 6. When last seen, in the S6 finale, Audrey was in something of a vegetative state after being tortured and injected with mind-altering drugs by her Chinese captors — a development that led her father James Heller (William Devane) to forbid Jack from ever seeing his daughter again.

    Exec producer Howard Gordon later confirmed that, “Audrey is so not dead. She’s not even in a coma. In my opinion, she is at the very worst in a psychiatric facility, but she may also be married to a contractor in Virginia who has a child.”

    Raver would be the third 24 vet to join the revival, following Sutherland and Mary Lynn Rajskub.
    24: LAD, slated to launch in the spring, will essentially be 24 “compressed over 12 weeks,” Fox president Kevin Reilly previously explained. “It will go chronologically over the day, but it will skip hours.”

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  • 09/12/13--13:18: The Carter Family Portraits
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    Ever since Leigh Silver created Beyonce Art History, there have been various topical blogs that insert celebrities into paintings to create funny (sometimes useful) mashups. The Carter Family Portrait Gallery extends the trend to the rest of Bey's family (Hov and Blue Ivy) as well as her extended family (Kanye, the Kardashians, Barack Obama, Oprah, etc.). Check out some of the portraits.

    carter family and naked ye
    carter family parfum
    carter family pearl
    carter family joconda
    carter family mary
    carter family blue and nori
    carter family everyone

    More portraits here

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    [Warning: Some spoilers ahead.]

    Is 15 Division in danger of losing key players?

    The second part of Rookie Blue's season four finale finds the cops and detectives of the precinct pulling together all available resources to track down the dangerous and unpredictable suspect Kevin Ford (Michael Cram), who has kidnapped veteran officer Oliver Sacks (Matt Gordon) in retaliation. The closer serves as a dramatic peak to a season that has featured everything from new romances and a wedding to mental illness and new partners...



    VIDEO: 'Rookie Blue' Finale: Chris Comforts Gail Over Oliver's Disappearance

    To preview the final episode of the season, co-creator and showrunner Tassie Cameron jumped on the phone with The Hollywood Reporter to discuss the repercussions of last week's penultimate hour, Andy's romantic future and the dangers within the walls of 15 Division.

    The final episodes of a Rookie Blue season usually up the ante for everyone in 15 Division, and this season, the Kevin Ford case has touched everyone, either emotionally, mentally or physically. Was that always the intention?

    It was always the plan, or at least the hope. We found that the two-parter works well for us. It's worked well for us in the past and we have that in our minds of doing some sort of a big, exciting, emotional [finale]. Often they schedule the last two episodes on the same night, so that's part of it, but they haven't this year. In season four, the ensemble nature of the show has kicked in — in a good way — and our viewers care not just about the Sam (Ben Bass) and Andy (Missy Peregrym) of it all, I think they care about the other characters and we wanted this to become a dangerous, emotional crucible for everybody. Going with the idea of the theme of this episode that in times of great stress and chaos, often the truth is revealed, so we tried to play that out in everybody's storylines in major ways and minor ways.

    Over the course of the season, Chloe (Priscilla Faia) has integrated herself into the Division in a significant way and last week's episode saw her the victim of Kevin Ford's rampage. Why did you feel it important that she be the one to get shot?

    More stuff happens to our more regular characters. The Chloe of it all, you never know when you're casting a new character whether that person is going to have the right chemistry. In the case of both Chloe and Marlo (Rachael Ancheril), we got it right. We added two amazing people to the cast. By the time we'd come to write the finale, we all loved [Chloe] and putting her in this kind of danger seemed interesting because she's newer and hasn't been in this type of danger before, but it helped refresh the premise a little bit, that at the show's core, is about people who are rookies and still learning.

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    We also found out in last week's episode that Chloe is married. How is that going to affect her decision-making process in regards to her future and her care in the finale and maybe beyond?

    It's a huge part of that storyline the fact that she's married. Not only was it a shocking surprise for Dov (Gregory Smith) and I hope, for the audience, especially given the whole season Chloe has been proclaiming what an open book she is and how that's her brand. We knew that there was going to be a big secret in Chloe's past — there was some debate about what it ended up being — but this had always been on the table since her character was introduced. It won't just be a shock for Dov, it's going to have impact on what happens to her.

    Is Chloe's husband, Wes (Cle Bennett), going to play a big part in season five?

    It's still up in the air. We love him. He's a busy guy. We'll see how it goes. We'd love to get him back but we haven't really arced out the season. We have some ideas.

    How surprised are you by viewers' reactions, either positive or negative, to the Andy and Nick (Peter Mooney) relationship over the course of the season?

    How surprised? I wasn't surprised at the intensity of the reactions. [Laughs] It's hard to surprise me on that now. I kind of learned how it was going to be after we stabbed Jerry [in season four]. I wasn't surprised. It's never fun getting the tirades over Twitter about what are we doing to their favorite couple. It's not a pleasant experience, but you kind of know going in you're going to ruffle some feathers when you bring in a new love interest for your lead. Especially in the case of Nick, we set a goal for ourselves, which was to see if we could really build a serious and viable love interest that we could split the viewership on. It was really just an experiment. The Sam and Andy 'shippers are so strong, we were interested creatively to see what an alternative would look like and see if we could build that very slowly in a way that would actually change some people's minds. That relationship, even though Nick and Andy had nothing together last season, was always our intention.

    Was their romance always intended to play out over the course of the entire season?

    We haven't gotten the band back together for season five yet, but there's still lots of decisions to be made. I gotta be honest; [it's] not just the viewers [who are split] but the writers [too]. Lots of people think Nick and Andy are perfect together, and others are like, "No! It has to be Sam and Andy!" So we're enacting that debate within our own writing room. [Laughs] Which is why Nick has become a valid love interest for her. We've tried to write him seriously as that. It was never meant to be temporary but it was meant to be dramatic and an incredibly difficult decision.

    Was there something that surprised you over the course of the season that you weren't expecting?

    We've been lucky that most of our surprises have been fortuitous ones. You cast these smaller parts, like Holly, and it's always surprising to me how much you end up loving these little characters that we bring in. Suddenly we're writing more and more for them, they fly in to do more and more episodes and your budgets are getting out of whack. Our surprises end up being how much we love the new cast that we bring in. I think I was surprised by how much we ended up caring about Marlo. Giving her this mental illness that she was grappling with transformed her for all of us to somebody very, very human and who we had great empathy for as a character instead of a bad guy in a love triangle.

    What can we expect in Thursday's finale?

    They haven't caught the guy [Kevin Ford] at the end of last week's episode and he's got a serious beef with 15 Division, so he's hunting them. Police officers are usually the hunters. They're the ones out there looking for the bad guy and tracking them down, and in this case, to have it be reversed and have them being hunted, it's tense, scary, dramatic and dangerous.

    In the promo, Kevin Ford makes his way into 15 Division and shoots Sam. Who else may be in danger now that the precinct itself is a war zone?

    We were trying to explore the scariest thing we could imagine, which is home base being a danger zone itself with somebody. It's a sea of uniforms so when the bad guy manages to get into your work place, it's dangerous for everybody. In terms of other people who are caught up in this, you'll see in the tease that Oliver is at great risk in this episode too.

    When I spoke to Charlotte Sullivan, she deemed the finale "gut-wrenching." Is that an accurate descriptor?

    I hope it's gut-wrenching. It was to write it. I think it was for the actors to shoot it. I think that Missy Peregrym would say that there's a big moment in the last act that was probably one of the hardest [scenes] for her to shoot since we started the show and certainly was one of the hardest ones for me to write. You start constructing an episode with key scenes in your head and that was always one of them. I think it is gut-wrenching for everybody.

    Where do Marlo and Sam stand at this point?

    Realizing that she'd kept this secret from him and then him covering it up for her, those are places you can't come back from — at least not immediately.

    Are you hoping to explore Gail (Sullivan) and Holly's (Aliyah O'Brien) relationship further?

    To make that decision for a character four seasons in, we didn't want to it lightly and we wanted to do it respectfully and honestly and realistically. Charlotte has always thought her character was gay. From the very first season, she'd always say, "Is she gay?" We had it in our heads too. It's not something we're going to shy away from in season five. We think it's interesting.

    By the end of the finale, are we to assume that not everyone makes it past the episode alive?

    Because the episode ends in a very intense place, we actually have some choices to make at the beginning of season five. A lot could happen from where we end this. There is a lot of mayhem, there are a lot of people in that hospital and we'll see what happens.



    Rookie Blue wraps up season four Thursday at 10 p.m. on ABC.


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    You were probably too busy looking up the big words, or screaming at Dawson's bangs to notice these celeb cameos the first time you watchedDawson's Creek, but now that we're 15 years passed the original air date, let's take a look back at all the famous folk who walked the hallowed halls of Capeside High and hooked up with Katie (err, Kate?) Holmes.

    Michael Pitt as Henry Parker
    Before he was all gangsta on Boardwalk Empire, Michael Pitt was featured on season three as Jen's sappy, budding, young boyfriend. He allegedly left the show because he felt the role wasn’t challenging enough.

    Ken Marino as Professor Wilder
    You know him for his deadpan humor in We’re the Millers, Wanderlust, Party Down and Children's Hospital, but before hitting his comedic stride, Ken Marino waxed poetic as Joey's naughty English professor during season 5. They may have made out.


    Seth Rogen as pot-smoking college kid
    In a role he was born to play / has only ever played, he “porks” (his word, not ours) Joey’s roommate, Audrey (Busy Phillips – his former Freaks and Geeks co-star) during the show’s last season.

    Scott Foley as jock
    Scott Foley shines as a dim quarterback who took Jen on a date – forcing Dawson – who was also pining for her - to do some epic soul searching (for the seventh time that episode).

    Ali Larter as Kristy
    Best known for her bangin' whipped cream-covered bod in Varsity Blues, (also Heroes and Legally Blonde), Ali Larter steals Pacey's heart as a popular chick who's out of his league (poor thing).

    Rachael Leigh Cook as Joey’s proxy
    The She’s All That star (seriously, where has she been since then?) plays Joey in one of Dawson’s masturbatory movies (Season 2, Episode 13). He’s so meta.

    Jane Lynch as Mrs. Witter
    As Pacey’s uber-religious, disparaging mother (we don't see the resemblance either) the incomporable Jane Lynch got practice for her role on Glee. (Season 4, Episode 12).


    Chad Michael Murray as Charlie Todd
    This soapy darling's dimples had already appeared on Gilmore Girls and would go on to star in One True Hill after his stint on the fifth season of Dawson's. He plays a collegiate cad who sleeps with Jen and then has a miniature affair with Joey after she performs with Charlie's band “Aggressive Mediocrity" in a moment that's almost as cringey as when she performs "On My Own" during season one.

    James Van Der Beek urges fans to stay away from 'Dawson's Creek' home

    Actor James Van Der Beek is urging fans to stay away from the North Carolina property that doubled as his character's home on "Dawson's Creek," saying the owners don't deserve to have tourists "creeping on their lawn."

    Devotees travel to the port city of Wilmington to see where the popular drama was shot, and Van Der Beek says they still flock to the home where Dawson Leery lived.

    In a series of posts on his Twitter page, Van Der Beek writes, "Any fans traveling to NC to see 'Dawson's house': First off - bless you. Second - please don't do it. It's not a set. It's someone's home ... The people who live in that house were nice enough to put up with us for 6 years, let's not punish them for it by creeping on their lawn. I understand the curiosity, but you can take a tour at the studio there and see a ton of locations downtown where we shot. Be kind."

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    The Duchess of Cambridge attended her first red carpet event since becoming a mother this evening.

    31-year-old Kate beamed as she accompanied husband William to the Tusk foundation gala dinner at The Royal Society in London.

    She wore a glittering floor-length Jenny Packham dress covered in sequins with her brunette hair carefully curled over her shoulders and simple, pretty make-up.


    William, who wore smart black tie, is a patron of the Tusk charity, and expected to make a speech at the end of the awards ceremony which will be hosted by journalist Kate Silverton.

    Tonight's awards aim to celebrate outstanding achievement in the field of African conservation, recognising the achievements of individuals who are ensuring the future of Africa and bringing the challenges faced by the continent to a global audience.

    Just last month, Kate made her first public appearance since the birth of Prince George when she attended the Anglesey ultra-marathon with William.












    Back in her skinny jeans just five weeks after having her son on July 22, Kate looked sensational - without the slightest sign of baby fatigue - in a green tweed hacking jacket, Zara top and J Brand jeans.

    Then, Prince William had revealed that Kate was bearing the brunt of the night duties - and that their son was proving to be quite a nocturnal little fellow.

    Despite that, the Duchess appeared remarkably bright-eyed as she chatted with well-wishers from the island, thanking them for their hospitality and the kindness and warmth they had shown the couple during their time on Anglesey.


    The Duchess revealed that her mother, Carole, - or granny as she called her - had come up to babysit, and told locals that he was 'sleeping well'. 'But I know these things suddenly change,' she added.

    She mentioned during the visit she was keen to get 'back into shape' after the birth.

    Tonight's outing marks the start of a new role for William as he begins a new life outside the military.

    Kensington Palace today announced that Prince William has completed his final duties as a search and rescue helicopter pilot with the RAF.


    The Duke of Cambridge is now looking to expand his charity work, particularly in the field of conservation and endangered species, making tonight's event all the more significant.
    Tonight's outing marks the start of a new role for William as he begins a new life outside the military

    Tonight's outing marks the start of a new role for William as he begins a new life outside the military

    William, who carried out his last operational shift on Tuesday, is to continue to carry out royal engagements but is not expected to increase his number of public duties.

    Sources have said the prince is in a 'transitional' year and is considering options for his 'public service'.

    The two are making final arrangements for their move into Kensington Palace, which will become their London base after leaving Anglesey.


    The couple, who went to live with Kate's parents, Michael and Carole Middleton, at their £4.8 million mansion in Bucklebury, Berkshire after the birth of Prince George, are to say goodbye to the island that has been William's home for three years, or two for Kate.

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    A look at the THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF COMPOSERS, AUTHORS AND PUBLISHERS reveals who wrote Miley's new song. Both Dr. Luke and Sacha Skaarbek appear on the list:



    Could Wrecking Ball be the track Beyonce rejected? This also throws into question Miley's own claims that she wrote Wrecking Ball. As you can see, she is not a credited writer on the track.

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    Paramount is placing another bet on Mark Wahlberg. According to Deadline.com, the studio wants Wahlberg to lead the remake of "The Gambler," this after teaming with the star for Michael Bay's "Transformers: Age of Extinction." Per the trade site, Rupert Wyatt ("Rise of the Planet of the Apes") may direct.

    This isn't the first time Paramount has tried to revive "The Gambler," Karel Reisz's 1974 drama that had James Caan in the starring role. Back in August of 2011, Deadline.com reported that Leonardo DiCaprio would star in the film with Martin Scorsese acting as director. (The script, meanwhile, was written by William Monahan, who also wrote "The Departed.") In August of 2012, THR reported that Todd Phillips had taken over as director of "The Gambler" from Scorsese, though the report made no mention of DiCaprio's involvement. (DiCaprio and Scorsese, meanwhile, moved on to make "The Wolf of Wall Street" together.)

    Now Wahlberg and Wyatt may take a swing at the long-simmering project. For more on their involvement, head to Deadline.com.

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