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- 09/18/13--21:05: Marvel in Early Stages of Developing an "Agent Carter" TV Series
- 09/18/13--21:05: Amy Poehler on The Other Jimmy's Show
- 09/18/13--21:20: Cate Blanchett: Equality For Women Being Lost
- 09/18/13--22:21: Mortal Kombat: Legacy 2 To Be Unleashed On Sept. 26
- 09/19/13--06:54: James Arthur's "You're Nobody 'Til Somebody Loves You' Music Video
- 09/19/13--06:55: Breaking Bad and Masculinity, Is It Misandrist?
- 09/19/13--06:56: Who won Big Brother 15?
- 09/19/13--07:31: Eiza González cast in 'All Hail the Squash Blossom Queen'
- 09/19/13--07:41: New Once Upon A Time S3 trailer
- 09/19/13--08:13: Billie Joe Armstrong Lands First Starring Film Role
- 09/19/13--08:47: One Direction Add New Dates to 2014 Worldwide Stadium Tour
- 09/19/13--08:47: New princess of pop Charli XCX announces new single/video
- 09/21/13--22:13: Pusha T Details "King Push" Lyrics &"D-Boy Rap" Supremacy
- 09/21/13--23:20: Friends Worry That Jim Carrey Is Suffering From Severe Depression
As Marvel is poised to launch its first scripted venture next week with ABC's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., the comic book and entertainment company may be prepping another drama inspired by characters in the feature films.
Marvel is in the early stages of prepping a potential TV series based on Agent Carter, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed, though no deals are currently in place.
Agent Carter is a one-shot set to be released Sept. 24 as an extra on the Iron Man 3 Blu-ray. Agent Carter takes place a year after the events of Captain America: The First Avenger and follows Steve Rogers' (Chris Evans) girlfriend Agent Carter (portrayed by Hayley Atwell) as she builds her career as a secret agent while the hero is frozen in ice. (Worth noting: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. was based on Item 47, an original short included on The Avengers DVD.) It's unclear if Atwell would reprise her role should the project officially move forward. (ABC and Marvel declined comment.)
No network is currently attached, though Marvel Entertainment is housed at ABC parent company Disney, making the network home to S.H.I.E.L.D. a likely candidate.
For Marvel, the potential project comes as the company is readying its Captain America follow-up, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, with Evans reprising his role. Revenge star Emily VanCamp will play Agent 13 -- Carter's niece -- in the sequel.
Word of the project comes as comics-inspired fare continues to be hot at the broadcast networks. The CW is also developing a spinoff of Arrow featuring The Flash, with Glee's Grant Gustin attached to play the speedster.
Sent home: Abbie
Photo of the week/season/life/hopefully the winner:
The top three:
Shanali, Duckie, Melissa
Who do you want to win? You can vote on the AusNTM Facebook page (AKA the source), but only if you're Australian or if you can tell me how to fake an Australia's phone number.
The two photoshoots from this week haven't been uploaded yet so look forward to that coming up... or just watch the episode!
Amy Poehler talks about her kids, cellphones, and traveling to Europe for Parks & Rec on Jimmy Kimmel Live.
Cate Blanchett has told Sky News she has ruled out going into politics, although she is concerned that a "wave of conservatism sweeping the globe" is affecting the role of women in society.
The Australian was in London to promote her new film, Blue Jasmine, directed by Woody Allen.
He is famous for making muses of his leading ladies, but Blanchett, who describes herself as a feminist, believes equality for women has yet to be achieved.
"I'm reading a book by (Australian feminist writer) Anne Summers called The Misogyny Factor, and I feel that all of the steps forward that we've made ... a lot of those have been rescinded," she said.
"Conservatism is affecting the way women perceive who they are in the world."
Blanchett was asked about Australia's first woman prime minister, Julia Gillard, who claimed she had been "the subject of a very sexist smear campaign".
The Lord Of The Rings actress said: "Whether you admire her as a politician or not, as a woman and out of respect for the office of the prime minister, how she was treated was quite shocking."
Blue Jasmine is set in the aftermath of the banking crisis and tells the story of a New York socialite whose life falls apart when her financier husband, played by Alec Baldwin, is exposed as a fraud.
Already tipped for Oscar glory, the film was inspired by the financial crash and the real life story of American stockbroker Bernard Madoff.
He ran a ponzi scheme exposed as the largest financial fraud in US history, which his wife Ruth said she was entirely in the dark about.
Describing Allen as an "enigma", Blanchett said working with him was "surprisingly great".
"There's an absurdity to the way Woody deals with the most painful situations, of a nervous breakdown ... it was intense."
At 78 years old, Allen continues to average around one film every year.
The former stand-up comedian has enjoyed his best North American box office results yet with his latest film, which is released in the UK on September 27.
I'm always shocked that we are still fighting for gender equality.
The second season of Mortal Kombat: Legacy, one of the most successful web series to be based upon any video game ever, is almost upon us. Mortal Kombat: Legacy II will make its debut on Sept. 26, via Machinima's YouTube channel.
Once again, the series is being helmed by Kevin Tancharoen. The first Mortal Kombat: Legacy was borne from a short he created, which served as a proof of concept for a live action MK-reboot. It's not a stretch to say that it perhaps did more to revive interest in the Mortal Kombat that any of the actual games in recent years.
Though the highly successful, back to basics, most recent installment of the game was in production well before the first web series had hit the web, though that game's popularity was certainly bolstered by the show nonetheless.
According to the PR, the cast for season two will include Harry Shum, Jr. (Glee), Casper Van Dien (Starship Troopers), Brian Tee (The Wolverine) and Ian Anthony Dale (Hawaii Five-O). And let's not forget Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, reprising the role of Shang Tsung, which he played in the original, big screen adaptation.
Now here's the wacky part: taking a cue from Netflix and "… the current hot trade of binge viewing, all 10 episodes will be released simultaneously."
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AAAAAHHHHH!! SO EXCITED!!!! If you haven't seen season one, check it out on youtube: http://www.youtube.com/show/mortalkombatlegacy
Hey remember that guy who won X Factor UK last year and whose winner's single is still in the charts all over Europe?
He finally has a new single.
Single's out on October 20. Album comes out November 4th.
Getting ready to leave all his personal life drama back in Hollywood, Liam Hemsworth jetted out of LAX Airport on Wednesday (September 18).
The "Hunger Games" star tried to lay low in a gray T-shirt, navy blue pants, and a New York Yankees baseball cap as he went through security.
Though his split with Miley Cyrus was just announced on Tuesday, just a few hours later the Aussie actor was photographed planting a passionate smooch on singer-actress Eiza González.
Over the weekend, the two partied it up at the Wynn Resort nightclub XS where they seem to have really hit it off.
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The Mexican actress joins Harry Potter's Bonnie Wright and Cameron Monaghan of Shameless.
González is slated to play the part of an American girl in the project, while the film's director Adrian Cervantes has since shared more details of the movie's plot.
"The whole movie takes place during a single summer," Cervantes said.
"[It's about] a small-town girl who lives to compete in beauty pageants. She'll be facing a huge challenge when her main love interest becomes her biggest opponent at the town's beauty pageant."
The 23-year-old actress has since taken to Twitter to share the news of her casting.
"Can wait to start shooting!! this is gonna be sick!!" González writes.
All Hail the Squash Blossom Queen is set to begin shooting in April 2014.
González has been seen recently spending time with Hemsworth, who recently called off his engagement to singer Miley Cyrus.
Let me just take a seat while I wait for Smilers' reaction.
Before Britney Spears agreed to appear for an exclusive sit-down interview with Good Morning America, all questioned had to be pre-approved by her team and RadarOnline.com has exclusively learned they were stunned by an unapproved question that left the pop star panicked.
The interview “absolutely had conditions in place about what Sam Champion could ask her. The formal sit-down interview took place before Britney appeared live on Tuesday from the desert,” a source told Radar.
“Britney’s team panicked when Sam deviated from the pre-approved questions and asked her who her first kiss was. There was a brief moment of panic from Britney’s team, but she handled it like a pro.”
According to the insider, pre-approved questions have always been a demand from Spears’ team.
“Britney doesn’t do any interviews with any media outlets that don’t agree to the conditions set forth by her team,” the source said.
“This is done to protect Britney, and so she won’t be asked any awkward questions.”
The 31-year-old mother-of-two made the exciting announcement about the latest phase in her career after she got helicoptered into the morning show, with as many as 1,000 fans (dressed as schoolgirls) on the ground cheering on the pop princess.
“This is such a sweet thing to do. I don’t even know what to say,” Spears said. “I’m speechless … this is shocking.”
Team Spears also “set a time limit on the interview with Britney. It had to be controlled,” the insider added.
“The interview took place in under 30 minutes, not including hair, makeup and lighting.”
Also footage of Britney on Miley's new MTV documentary were released last night by MTV
The clip shows Britney Spears & Miley recording a song in the studio. Miley tells Britney about her MTV performance before the whole mess happened.
Green Day frontman will play Leighton Meester's boyfriend in new indie movie
Billie Joe Armstrong is headed to the big screen in a big way. The Green Day frontman is set to star alongside Gossip Girl's Leighton Meester in an upcoming indie drama Like Sunday, Like Rain, Deadline reports.
The film comes from actor/director Frank Whaley (Pulp Fiction, Ray Donovan) and tells the story of a struggling musician, played by Meester, who becomes the guardian of a 12-year-old music prodigy. Armstrong will play Meester's boyfriend in the movie.
Filming for Like Sunday, Like Rain is underway in New York.
Over the years, Armstrong has appeared in minor roles in other movies including Penny Marshall's Riding in Cars With Boys and Judd Apatow's This Is 40. This December, he'll also make a cameo in Anchorman: The Legend Continues.
Aside from the new acting gig, Armstrong has two documentaries about Green Day coming up. ¡Cuatro! explores the band's writing and recording process while creating 2012's ¡Uno!, ¡Dos!, ¡Tré! album trilogy and Broadway Idiot, due out in October, traces the adaptation of Green Day's American Idiot album into a Broadway production.
Green Day resumed touring earlier this year following Armstrong's stint in rehab for substance abuse. The band has a short Australian tour set for February 2014.
We have been waiting all day and finally we know what One Direction’s big announcement is!
Harry Styles and Liam Payne have been teasing us all week and promising some very exciting news and a big revelation for their UK and European fans.
We have been waiting with baited breath all afternoon and amusing ourselves by checking out the very funny suggestions put forward by fans and shippers all over the world….that was a good way to pass the hours!
However we don’t have to guess anymore and finally the band have revealed the news and it’s brand new concert dates.
Liam Payne, Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson, Niall Horan and Zayn Malik will set out for their Where We Are stadium tour in May 2014 and they have added a second round of dates in Europe.
Having already announced the UK, Irish and Latin American legs of their worldwide stadium tour for 2014, today One Direction also announce a string of European dates throughout June and July.
Tickets go on sale on Saturday 28th of September. The dates are as follows:
Dublin (Croke Park) - 23rd May
Manchester (Etihad Stadium) - 30th May
London (Wembley Stadium) - 6th June
Stockholm, Sweden (Friends Arena) - 13th June
Cophenhagen, Denmark (National Stadium Parken) - 16th June
Paris, France (Stade De France) - 20th June
Amsterdam, Netherlands (Amsterdam Arena) - 24th June
Milan, Italy (Stadio San Siro) - 28th June
Dusseldorf, Germany (Espirit Arena) - 2nd July
Berne, Switzerland (Stade De Suisse) - 4th July
Barcelona, Spain (Estadi Olimpic) - 8th July
Madrid, Spain (Vicente Calderon) - 10th July
Porto, Portugal (Dragao Stadium) - 13th July
Niall is feeling pretty excited about the news and tweeted:
“We are taking our 2014 stadium tour to Europe ! Cant wait to see more of our fans !!”
What do you think of the news? Are you excited? Leave your comments below…
After spending the majority of the Burberry Prosrum Spring Summer 2014 show flirting with actress Sienna Miller, Harry Styles must have thought it was his lucky day when he saw her locking lips with his rumoured girlfriend, Cara Delevingne. It seems the puckering pair are no strangers to a smooch or two, having already shared a fashionable kiss in May at the Met Ball in New York. This time however, the blonde beauties got cosy backstage at the celebrity-filled show where Cara, 21, had been shwoing off some of the British design house's ideas for what we should all be wearing in February. Once she had slipped out of her sequined ensemble, she shared a celebratory kiss with Sienna, 31.
There was, again, more kissing to be done whe she bumped in to iconic model, Kate Moss at the Topshop show, however Kate didn't seem to take the kiss as seriously as Sienna and was seen awkwardly smiling. Rumours of a relationship between Cara and Harry have been circulating for some weeks now, however when asked about the subject, Harry claimed: "People talk about anything really, but we're just friends and stuff. She is a lovely girl."
You're not fooling us, Harry!
Embarrassing article but seriously Cara needs to get her bisexual on and date a girl.
Also, Cara needs her own tag.
Okay.... So I'm releasing a new video next week...— CHARLI XCX (@charli_xcx) September 19, 2013
And it's the first song of my 2nd album...!!!— CHARLI XCX (@charli_xcx) September 19, 2013
And it's called......— CHARLI XCX (@charli_xcx) September 19, 2013
Hahahaha no way that's staying secret for now eeeek 💋— CHARLI XCX (@charli_xcx) September 19, 2013
Pusha T breaks down the rhymes on "King Push" and says he's the best in "D-Boy Rap."
Pusha T recently spoke with HipHopDX about his Kendrick Lamar-assisted song "Nosetalgia" off his upcoming album My Name is My Name. Now, Pusha has revealed details about another song off the album, the Joaquin Phoenix-produced selection "King Push."
"It's just my proclamation to it being my time," Pusha T said in an interview with MTV. "All eyes on me. 'King Push.' I'm saying it. I'm in the best space. I feel. It's just telling you, all I could give you is my lyrics. That's all I want to give you. This is all I'm about. I'm not singing hooks to you. This is raw. This is uncut. You've gotta listen to me to like me, to love me. This is for that person."
Pusha T also said that the song is meant to showcase his skills as an emcee.
"When it comes to this D-Boy Rap, I don't think there's anybody better than me," Pusha T said. "They gave it the title 'Coke Rap.' I really don't even like the title. The first record I heard was about the streets. It was called 'The Message.' They didn't give it a title of 'Coke Rap.' It was just about the reality of life and what's going on right now. I just feel like there's nobody as intricate as me when it comes to this."
Pusha T also noted that the song makes references to Jay Z and Kool G. Rap. "That's who I learned from," Pusha said.
After speaking about D-Boy supremacy, Pusha was asked whether he can decipher who is authentic in Hip Hop based on their music.
"Sometimes," Pusha said. "Sometimes I can't. I have made it my business to not be the ambassador for who's real and who's fake or whatever. I don't even want to do that. The Rap game is the Rap game and I'ma leave it as such. My main objective is great music. I want to hear great music. I want to appreciate great artists. I really don't want to get into that. I want to be fair about it. I don't want to mix cultures to that level to where I can't like you. I don't want to do that."
Former Marvel chairman Stan Lee recently announced that Black Widow,the fierce Russian spy and agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. played by Scarlett Johansson in the current Marvel movies, might be the subject of a feature film. That would be really brilliant news for female superheroes ... except Lee doesn't expect Marvel Studios to bring Natalia Romanova's story to the big screen until after the company completes work on lesser-known heroes like Doctor Strange, the Guardians of the Galaxy and Ant-Man.
Not familiar with Ant-Man? Well, he's a scientist, capable of shrinking in size, armed with a helmet that can control ants, and -- spoiler alert -- a straight, white, male.
When you think about it, most superheros fit the demographic portion of that description. Of course, on some level, this reflects the fact that macro culture is defined by the straight, white, male. Yet, the trend is especially problematic when it comes to superheroes, because of the way in which superheroes are defined. For an archetype driven by the concept of strength in otherness, superhero legends have quite the problem with others.
Pragmatically speaking, the straight, white, male superhero thing is working. In the past year alone, Iron Man, Superman, and Wolverine "have proven to be," as the BBC put it, "just as adept at pulling in audiences as they are at saving the world." And, while we're on the subject of numbers, one could just as easily look to the failures that were "Elektra," which cost $43 million and grossed just under $25 million, or the larger-scale flop "Catwoman," which had a $100 million budget and made only $40 million. Although, that's not enough evidence to claim women aren't a big enough draw for the genre, because both also happened to be pretty bad films (scoring, respectively, 10 percent and 9 percent on Rotten Tomatoes).
Yes, "Iron Man 3," "Man of Steel" and "The Wolverine" pulled in the big bucks this summer, but those films were all also, flaws aside, generally great. ("Man Of Steel," scoring the lowest of the three, still came in at 56 percent on Rotten Tomatoes.) Box office numbers and critic ratings are two distinct measures of success, butwe can't really determine the effect of female superheroes on the former, until there is one that draws praise in the latter. There's no arguing that there has yet to a be a critically acclaimed, female superhero film.
Helen O'Hara of Empire magazine argues that "these films are all based on the very best-known and most-popular characters who are, for the majority, men." A fair and true statement, but was Iron Man well known before "Iron Man"? Is Ant-Man well known now? Certainly not more so than Black Widow, very recently popularized by Joss Whedon's blockbuster "Avengers" films (not to mention Johansson, a household name in her own right). Speaking of Whedon, where the hell is our modern-day Wonder Woman movie? (Whedon, of course, had the script for a Wonder Woman film all written out, but Warner Bros. executives rejected it.)
See, despite comprising 50.8 percent of the population, films for women are still considered part of a niche market. There have been successes with female protagonists (like "Twilight" and "The Hunger Games"), but the market has predominantly found the largest profits when geared toward the straight, white, male. Even Black Widow's creator Stan Lee is less than excited for his Russian badass to to take center stage. He said of creating the film:
Well probably at one time, they'll make a movie of the Black Widow. But you see, the thing is the women like these movies as much as the guys, so we don't have to knock ourselves out to find a female.
The implications of Lee's statement transcend the lack of female heroes and extend to the lack of minority one, because, in short: Hey, all these marginalized people are already watching the straight, white, males, anyway! Obviously, as discussed, there is a largely economic factor in driving the executive decisions to create and spotlight the straight, white, male superheroes that it seems everyone will continue watching. But the real tragedy is that the genre has been not used to empower the minority strength, which it exemplifies in the first place.
Superheroes are defined, in all cases, by their otherness. In understanding ourselves as part of a societal group, we sort the world into categories of "us" and "them," with minorities that don't fall into our "us" grouping designated to the "them." Minorities are consequently alienated, simply by virtue of being different. This is a cognitive reality that informs the formation of prejudicial constructs, and leads to much of the discrimination minorities face.
Like minorities, superheroes are classified as "others," specifically non-human others. As a result of this automatic aspect of the genre, superhero protagonists are often persecuted and feared, because of the assumption that being different is dangerous. The beauty in that default aspect of any super plot line, is that superheroes ultimately persevere and understand that the very quintessence of their otherness comes with an obligation to actionable goodness; they get over the Daily Bugle's smear campaign, strap on the tights, and save the day.
In the sense that superheroes personify otherness as a source of (literal) power, they are arguably the most poignant minority protagonist. What a shame, then, that almost all of them comprise a demographic group that absolutely never has to suffer from the limitations of otherness. Since their inception, superhero films have succeeded economically and provided another example of the battle of good and evil, but they have yet to tap their most positive moral market. Ironically enough, all the non-white, non-straight, non-males, will have to sit through the entirety of Ant-Man long before superhero films do anything to help them feel less small.
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