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    The cast and crew of hit soap The Young & The Restless are in turmoil, in the wake of star Michael Muhney being fired for allegedly groping the breasts of his costar Hunter King multiple times.

    In the aftermath of Muhney’s demise, tales of bitter in-fighting, backstabbing and cast cliques have emerged, painting a sordid portrait of what’s REALLY going on behind-the-scenes of the highest-rated daytime drama on American television.

    Now, in an unprecedented move, veteran actor Eric Braeden — best known for his role as Victor Newman on the soap since 1980 — has come forward exclusively to in a bid to set the record straight about rumors that he played a role in the termination of Muhney, 38.

    Speaking to Radar’s Jen Heger, a forthright Braeden claimed Muhney, who played his on-screen son Adam Newman, had openly waged a “campaign” to get him kicked off the show which, he stunningly confessed, led to an epic “shouting match” between the pair.

    “I was prompted to get into ‘fisticuffs’ with him because he wanted me off the show, if you want to know the truth,” the Emmy Award-winner admitted.

    But, said Braeden, “The notion that Hunter King came to me and was coaxed by me to go to the top (and get Muhney fired) is utter nonsense.” Sources have told Radar that your relationship with Michael Muhney was contentious at times. Why was it?

    Eric Braeden: I welcomed Michael Muhney when he came here. He is a great actor. We did have our differences, but for anyone to say that I had him fired is a lie. I have always thought he was a very good actor and told him so. Towards the end, Muhney and I did have our differences and had a shouting match, no question.

    During that shouting match, all kinds of things were said. I won’t go into detail about it. I don’t remember the specifics of who said what but what I do recall is that I was prompted to get into ‘fisticuffs’ with him because he wanted me off the show, if you want to know the truth. That is about as far as I will go. That is it. It was a campaign to get me off the show. It was Muhney who wanted to get me off the show and he expressed that to various people.

    Radar: Why did he want you off the show?

    EB: He wanted me off the show because he wanted to be head honcho. In his words, I was the old lion and he was the young lion. He wanted to push aside the old lion. That was in his words to me, at the very end. I welcomed that guy, as I said. (I told him), ‘You are very good at what you do, keep your nose clean and stay out of everyone else’s business and just do your job.’

    Radar: Was Michael Muhney his own worst enemy?

    EB: Yes, of course. He has no one else to blame but himself and he said as much when he left… to several people and I respect that he did that. He apologized for his ambition and his desire to become the guy, the young lion, pushing away the old lion. The last day he was here, he apologized to me, you bet. He was contrite and apologized for several things that he had said and done. I said it’s okay. The essence of what we learn as Christians is to forgive and one forgives. I have forgiven him, I always told him that openly.

    Several days after Muhney was fired, he gave an interview to the Huffington Post and was asked if he thought Braeden was involved in his firing. The married father of three children, said, “I do know one thing for sure: I really look up to and respect my friend, [Emmy-winning "General Hospital" star] Maura West. She had the most dignified walk down The Green Mile that I’ve ever seen [when she was fired from "Y&R," too]. In her final days, when her character was dead woman walking, she held her head up high and was classy and professional right until the end. I plan on doing the same thing with everyone I’ve worked with on the show. I’ll apologize for when my character bled into my real life at times and if I was intense a few times. But I’ll let everyone know how blessed and honoured I was that I got to work with them all. I got to be an actor in a land where you can play dress-up and pretend with a collective group of other talented actors. I’m going to take Maura’s lead. If there were disagreements in the past with Eric, for me, it has to be history.”

    Radar: What did you think about Michael’s comments to the Huffington Post?

    EB: He is a very good actor and should keep his mouth shut. I don’t need to listen to the drivel that comes out of that person’s mouth.

    Radar: There were rumors circulating that your script was taped down for you to read from during scenes. How do you respond to that?

    EB: Where do you think Sony would get the money to pay production assistants to do such a laborious task? I do between 10-60 pages of dialogue.= I am known to be one of the fastest workers here. You can ask crew people, who will tell you that. When you have been in the position I have been in for so long, people will obviously will take pot shots.

    But yes, I do ad-lib. It’s never out of context and I do it because I know the history of my character, more than anyone else. I feel as an actor, we need to change this or that. It’s the joy of acting, to discover something in a scene and do it. Some actors are by the book, but we all feel it out in the process of doing the scene. In daytime television, we don’t have the time to rehearse and as a creative actor, you suddenly feel the rush of the moment. When I do it, it’s always within framework of the character. It’s the joy of the profession.

    Radar: How is Hunter King doing?

    EB: I hardly know the girl. I just don’t know people’s names until they have been here for 10 years. She is a sweet girl and a damm good actress. The notion that Hunter King came to me and was coaxed by me to go to the top is utter nonsense. The rumor mill is being fed with misinformation, by whoever.

    Radar: Young & The Restless executive producer Jill Farren Phelps has been getting a lot of criticism from fans of the show since Muhney’s firing. Is that fair? What do you think of the job she is doing?

    EB: I like Jill Phelps. I have nothing against her. I don’t know what the cast thinks and frankly I don’t give a damn. I make up my own mind. She has been very cordial to me and very nice to me. She has been very supportive to me. For anyone to go after her is wrong. It’s categorically wrong and mean spirited. That woman has been nothing but in support of the show, as far as I can tell.

    Radar: Young & The Restless has been the number one daytime soap opera for twenty-five years, which is an amazing accomplishment. How did the show do it?

    EB: I have tremendous respect for our writers, who have the hardest job in the business. They don’t get enough respect, they are damn good at what they do. I think the audience is drawn to the core characters of the show. It’s a privilege to be a part of the show.


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    Several original cast members will return to say farewell to Matthew Morrison's Will Schuester, with sources telling THR that the Fox musical will then do several consecutive episodes set in New York. (omg god fucking bless)

    Glee's landmark 100th episode is poised to double in size as New Directions faces some world-shattering news.

    Sources tell The Hollywood Reporter that Gwyneth Paltrow is in talks to reprise her Emmy-winning guest role as substitute teacher extraordinaire Holly Holliday in the 100th episode, which has been expanded to a two-part event airing March 18 and 25.

    The 100th episode will center on Jane Lynch's principal Sue Sylvester, who after years of disdain for the New Directions and Matthew Morrison's Will Schuester, finally succeeds in ending the glee club in Lima. Many original cast members -- Heather Morris (Brittany), Harry Shum Jr. (Mike), Mark Salling (Puck), Dancing With the Starswinner Amber Riley(Mercedes), Dianna Agron (Quinn) and Kristin Chenoweth (April), the latter of whom won an Emmy for her guest turn -- will return to say their final goodbyes to Will and each other in an episode that is said to be very moving. (Morrison is not exiting the series.)

    The Fox musical will then do several consecutive episodes set in New York City, centering on Rachel (Lea Michele), Blaine (Darren Criss), Kurt (Chris Colfer), Sam (Chord Overstreet) and Mercedes (Amber Riley) and potentially other co-stars.

    Sources tell THR that executive producers including Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan are still crafting the rest of season five and it's unclear what will happen to New Directions' current roster.

    The 100th episode will still feature at least 10 new remixes of Glee's greatest hits as voted on by the fans who participated in the Fox contest.

    Fox has already renewed Glee for a sixth season, which will likely be its last.

    Glee returns to its new time slot on Tuesdays starting Feb. 25.

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    One Direction seems to have been on top of the pop music world for quite awhile but despite all their awards, their high charting songs, record breaking sales, and several UK top 5 hits, the boys haven’t had a massive hit on top 40 pop radio in the United States since their debut, “What Makes You Beautiful” in 2012, that is until now, according to Billboard. THAT'S WHAT HAPPENS WHEN U ONLY PROMOTE UR SINGLES ON TWITTER

    This week “Story of My Life” becomes One Direction’s first song since WMYB to enter the top 10 on Billboard’s Nielsen BDS-based Pop Songs radio airplay chart. Previously, “What Makes You Beautiful” peaked at #3 in 2012 while their singles since have peaked between numbers 15 and 19 on the chart, which isn’t bad by any means and still pretty darn good compared to others. Those singles included hits like “One Thing,” “Live While We’re Young,” “Kiss You,” and “Best Song Ever,” all of which earned big sales and earned millions of viral hits online. “Story of My Life” comes in at #10 on that chart this week.

    So, why has “Story of My Life” been such a big hit on US pop radio for One Direction while most of their previous singles haven’t reached the top 10 on radio airplay? Industry insiders tell Billboard it’s because of the song’s different sound. It sounds mature and grown up and something you wouldn’t expect to hear from One Direction, or any boy band in general.

    “It’s a new, more contemporary sound for One Direction,” Sue O’Neil, program director of WKSE Kiss 98.5 in Buffalo, NY told Billboard. “You find yourself singing and liking the song whether or not you normally like the boy-band sound, or even One Direction. It’s a great song.”

    WBBM B96 Chicago assistant PD/music director Erik Bradley told Billboard a similar statement saying, “‘Story of My Life’ is the evolution of One Direction. I felt, upon the first listen, that this was a new direction for the group.”

    “I hear that growth all over Midnight Memories and I love it,” he added. “It feels like One Direction meets Mumford & Sons; a more mature vibe, but still with that expected killer hook. Some of One Direction’s previous singles appealed only to core fans. ‘Story’ is a major exception.”

    Program director Jason Reed of WAEZ Electric 94.9 Johnson City, TN simply said, “The lyrics and production are both simply more mature than One Direction’s previous singles.”

    Congrats on another hit, One Direction! Here’s hoping it continues to go higher!


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    Zosia Mamet for Glamour

    Lena Dunham visits The Late Show with David Letterman

    Lena talks about being a mail woman, visiting award shows and says that 'Girls' will come back with DOUBLE EPISODE on Jan 12th. yay!
    on Good Morning America

    Allison Williams for Glamour Spain

    on the Today Show

    The 40th Annual People's Choice Awards

    Andrew Rannells at the BRIDES February/March Issue Celebration

    'Girls' panel discussion at the HBO portion of the 2014 Winter TCA tour

    Premiere party for 3rd season of "Girls" by NY Times

    Lena Dunham, the star of “Girls,” wore a sleeveless silver dress by Rochas.

    Zosia Mamet, who plays Soshanna on the show.

    Jessica Williams of the “Daily Show” is scheduled to appear on several episodes of “Girls” this season.

    Jenna Lyons, the creative director of J. Crew, also makes an appearance in Season 3.

    Allison Williams (in white satin dress by Christian Dior) brought along her family, from left, Jane Stoddard Williams, Brian Williams and Douglas Williams). Seth Myers is at far right.

    Alex Karpovsky, who plays Ray on the show, talks to Jack Antonoff of the band Fun (and boyfriend of Ms. Dunham).

    Andrew Rannells, who plays Elijah on “Girls.”
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    Lena looks so nice lately, love her in white. can't wait for new episodes

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    Jonah Hill's 2014 is looking bright -- both professionally and in the romance department. The 30-year-old actor is dating actress Isabelle McNally, Us Weekly can exclusively confirm. The two were first photographed together back in September.

    "It's been going on longer than that, [a] few more months," an insider tells Us of the relationship. The couple were spotted for the first time while walking their dogs in West Hollywood on Sept. 16. At the time, the lovebirds kept a low-profile while Hill wore a matching black ensemble and the young brunette dressed casual in workout gear.

    On Dec. 30, Hill and McNally were caught showing off some PDA as they shopped for groceries at Whole Foods. Earlier in the month, Hill celebrated turning the big 3-0 at Tao Downtown in NYC in a private room, as Katie Holmes celebrated turning 34 in a separate area.

    McNally is currently filming the pilot The Money for HBO. She's also appeared in films Indigo Children and Frances Ha.

    Hill previously dated high school sweetheart Jordan Klein for several years, before the pair called it quits in October 2011. Us exclusively broke news in September 2012 that the 22 Jump Street actor split from Dustin Hoffman's daughter, Ali Hoffman, after a nine-month romance.


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    Steven Moffat has stated that a ninth series of Doctor Who will air next year.

    Like the show's upcoming eighth series, the 2015 episodes will air as a single uninterrupted run, Moffat told Doctor Who Magazine.

    "We're not going to do splits [in series eight], and the same format will repeat exactly the following year like that - so it will be the traditional form," said the sci-fi drama's head writer.

    Doctor Who's eighth series - the first to star Peter Capaldi as the Doctor - is expected to air on BBC One from August.

    Filming on the new episodes began this week, with a first-look image of Capaldi on-set with co-star Jenna Coleman (Clara) unveiled on Tuesday (January 7).

    The first two installments will be helmed by Sightseers director Ben Wheatley.



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    From Sharon's Twitter: "@KellyOsbourne & I are over the moon that our @MACcosmetics collection will be coming out this June! #MACOsbournes"

    From Kelly's Instagram: "Secret’s out! Mum & I are excited to announce our upcoming collections w/ @MACcosmetics for June ‘14. #MACOsbournes"

    Beauty post!
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  • 01/10/14--11:18: ONTD Roundup
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    USA TODAY movie critic Claudia Puig predicts who will and should win Golden Globe awards from among the nominees at the 71st annual show (NBC, Sunday, 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT), to be hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills.

    Motion picture, drama

    12 Years a Slave

    Captain Phillips




    • Will win/should win: 12 Years a Slave

    Given how profoundly moving and impeccably acted this film is — and the gravity of its subject matter — it likely will edge out its toughest competition, Gravity. It's a beautifully rendered film about the ugliest period in American history. With its blend of uncompromising authenticity and tempered sense of uplift, 12 Years is the clear-cut choice for best drama.

    Motion picture, musical or comedy

    American Hustle


    Inside Llewyn Davis


    The Wolf of Wall Street

    • Will win: American Hustle

    • Should win: Nebraska

    Neither of these movies are comedies in any traditional sense, but both have darkly comic elements. While Hustle is an entertaining tale with engaging performances, Nebraska is a masterful blend of wit and drama with superb performances, gorgeous cinematography and a pitch-perfect screenplay.

    Actress in a motion picture, drama

    Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine

    Sandra Bullock, Gravity

    Judi Dench, Philomena

    Emma Thompson, Saving Mr. Banks

    Kate Winslet, Labor Day

    • Will win/should win: Blanchett

    The early momentum has been with Blanchett and her latter-day Blanche DuBois in Woody Allen's latest film The groundswell is intact, though Saving Mr. Banks' Thompson is a formidable competitor Still, the deluded, tragic and shockingly self-asorbed Jasmine is the juiciest of roles, and Blanchett plays it fabulously.

    Actor in a motion picture, drama

    Chiwetel Ejiofor, 12 Years a Slave

    Idris Elba, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

    Tom Hanks, Captain Phillips

    Matthew McConaughey, Dallas Buyers Club

    Robert Redford, All Is Lost

    • Will win/should win: Redford

    Redford''s essentially silent performance as a solo sailor is his best in decades and the most captivating in a very competitive category. What the veteran actor is able to convey about his beleaguered character with gestures, facial expressions and physicality is staggering. He's an iconic movie star, which is something the Hollywood Foreign Press Association likes to honor. This will likely be the most closely contested category.

    Actress in a motion picture, musical or comedy

    Amy Adams, American Hustle

    Julie Delpy, Before Midnight

    Greta Gerwig, Frances Ha

    Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Enough Said

    Meryl Streep, August: Osage County

    • Will win: Streep

    • Should win: Louis-Dreyfus

    Streep is a perennial awards winner and the most admired actress in America, so she's almost always at the head of the pack of nominees. But hers is a scenery-chewing role that, while riveting, lacks subtlety. Louis-Dreyfus' believable, multilayered performance in Enough Said digs deeper and conveys humor, wistfulness, charm, awkwardness and regret.

    Actor in a motion picture, musical or comedy

    Christian Bale, American Hustle

    Bruce Dern, Nebraska

    Leonardo DiCaprio, The Wolf of Wall Street

    Oscar Isaac, Inside Llewyn Davis

    Joaquin Phoenix, Her

    • Will win: DiCaprio

    • Should win: Dern

    The HFPA is notorious for choosing razzle-dazzle over substance and movie-star turns over character studies, so DiCaprio is the obvious choice for his entertaining and occasionally clownish portrayal of a Wall Street weasel defined by excess and entitled lawlessness. DiCaprio's character quickly fades from memory, however. Dern's grizzled curmudgeon is haunting, complex and raw, never caricatured or predictable — and leaves an indelible impression.

    Supporting actress in a motion picture

    Sally Hawkins, Blue Jasmine

    Jennifer Lawrence, American Hustle

    Lupita Nyong'o, 12 Years a Slave

    Julia Roberts, August; Osage County

    June Squibb, Nebraska

    • Will win: Lawrence

    • Should win: Nyong'o

    With her seemingly boundless vivacity and natural charm, the prodigiously talented Lawrence is a barrel of fun at awards ceremonies. And her role in American Hustle capitalized on that lively appeal. But the more multilayered performance is that of Nyong'o in 12 Years a Slave. The Kenyan actress makes an astonishingly powerful impression as Patsey, a young slave preyed upon and abused by a cruel alcoholic slave owner. It is a memorable and deeply moving portrayal.

    Supporting actor in a motion picture

    Bradley Cooper,American Hustle

    Michael Fassbender,12 Years a Slave

    Jared Leto,Dallas Buyers Club

    Daniel Brühl,Rush

    Barkhad Abdi,Captain Phillips

    • Will win/should win: Leto

    Leto disappears into the role of Rayon, the vulnerable HIV-positive transsexual in Dallas Buyers Club, but his was no mere physical transformation. The actor created a multidimensional portrait that nearly stole the film, despite Matthew McConaughey's powerful lead performance. It's the kind of role awards were made for.

    Director, motion picture

    Alfonso Cuarón, Gravity

    Paul Greengrass, Captain Phillips

    Steve McQueen, 12 Years a Slave

    Alexander Payne, Nebraska

    David O. Russell, American Hustle

    • Will win/should win: Cuarón

    The breathtaking technical achievements of Cuarón in his dazzling 3-D space adventure make him the clear-cut favorite. Directing a film in which a pair of astronauts look so convincingly, dizzyingly adrift in outer space is a spectacular feat. A visionary filmmaker, Cuarón probably deserves the award for the 12-minute opening action sequence alone. But everything that comes after induces a sense of wonderment rarely experienced in films.

    Animated feature film

    The Croods

    Despicable Me 2


    • Will win/should win: Frozen

    In addition to its spectacular box office success, Frozen, a tale of princess sisters in an icy world, has gorgeous visuals, charming humor and remarkably catchy songs to recommend it. It wasn't a great year for animation until Frozen swirled into theaters in November, and it will win the trophy, mittened hands down.


    Who are you rooting for, ONTD?  Do you think J-Law will beat Lupita? Will Leto win over Fassbender or Bruhl? Has Leo any chances of scoring GG and securing his Oscar chances? Cuaron or McQueen?

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    The votes have been counted, and the results for the 2013 ONTD Film Critic Society Awards are here!

      Which drama swept six of seven categories it was nominated for (with one Shameful exception)?
      Did ONTD thirst more for Henry Cavill's chest hair or Charlie Hunnam's biceps?
      Who came out on top in the Cate/Sandra grudgematch?
      Did everyone just vote for Hunger Games because it was one of two movies they saw this year?

    These answers and more behind the cut.


    "Young and Beautiful"
    from The Great Gatsby
    written & performed by Lana Del Rey


    The Great Gatsby
    produced by Baz Luhrmann, Anton Monsted, and Jay-Z


    cinematography by Emmanuel Lubezki


    Lupita Nyong'o
    12 Years a Slave


    Jared Leto
    Dallas Buyers Club


    Lupita Nyong'o
    12 Years a Slave


    Chiwetel Ejiofor
    12 Years a Slave


    Cate Blanchett
    Blue Jasmine


    Steve McQueen
    12 Years a Slave






    The Conjuring


    The Hunger Games: Catching Fire


    The Heat


    12 Years a Slave


    "Fuck that!"— Johanna Mason
    in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire


    Adèle and Emma's sex scenes
    in Blue is the Warmest Color

    (Romantic, Platonic, or Shipped)

    Thor and Loki
    in Thor: The Dark World


    Destruction of the Explorer
    from Gravity


    Henry Cavill
    as Kal-El/Clark Kent in Man of Steel


    in Thor: The Dark World


    Katniss Everdeen
    in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire


    Star Trek Into Darkness


    Fruitvale Station


    American Hustle


    Justin Timberlake
    Runner Runner


    Lily Collins
    The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones


    The Lone Ranger

    Did your fav win?

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    It turns out Amy Poehler does want to talk about "Saturday Night Live's" hiring of Sasheer Zamata, the first African-American woman to join the cast in several years.

    Poehler came to the TCA winter press tour Friday (Jan. 10) to promote "Broad City," a new Comedy Central series she executive produces. A reporter asked her about Zamata, who's affiliated with the Upright Citizens Brigade comedy troupe Poehler co-founded.

    "I'm so glad you asked that. I recently did an interview where they misquoted me out of context, as if I passed to respond on Sasheer's hiring," Poehler says. "But I had done that interview many weeks ago and I had not got a chance to say congratulations officially to her."

    Poehler's referring to a Hollywood Reporter Q-and-A she and her Golden Globes co-host, Tina Fey, did in which they're asked about "SNL" adding a black woman to the cast. Poehler's answer: "Ugh, I don't want to talk about this. Pass." However, the interview was done in December, before Zamata was officially added to the "SNL" cast, which wasn't clear in the original version of the story. (THR has since added an editor's note stating when the interview happened.)

    "We all know Sasheer and her work, and UCB is really proud to be associated with her," Poehler adds. "She was part of our diversity program many years ago and she's an awesome performer. So congratulations to her, I think we'd all like to say. ... And congratulations to LaKendra [Tookes] and Leslie [Jones] for being hired [as writers] as well. It's awesome to see all those new faces at 'SNL.'"

    "Broad City" is set to premiere Jan. 22 on Comedy Central.


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    dead @ maragery's hair tbh

    mods this is a new trailer lol

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    WILL WIN 12 Years a Slave

    BECAUSE while the Globes did go for Avatar over The Hurt Locker three years ago, which looks not dissimilar to a Gravity v. 12 Years lineup, I think that voters will break for the film that has a very significant social message over one that, as visually magnificent as it is, doesn't have much social relevance at all. A co-leading seven noms is also a good sign for 12 Years.

    SHOULD WIN Gravity

    BECAUSE it takes you places you've visited before -- but never like this.


    WILL WIN American Hustle

    BECAUSE, while they love musicals or music-related films like Inside Llewyn Davis and have great respect for Nebraska's director, the one that features the most stars and is simply the most fun -- and was therefore rewarded with seven noms (no film had more) -- is Hustle.

    SHOULD WIN Inside Llewyn Davis

    BECAUSE an extra ounce of soul, poetry and ambiguity give it a slight edge.


    WILL WIN Alfonso Cuaron, Gravity

    BECAUSE the Mexican filmmaker clearly bit of the most of any director this year and managed to chew it capably -- plus this is the most logical place to acknowledge Gravity, even if voters aren't quite prepared to give it a best picture award.

    SHOULD WIN Alfonso Cuaron

    BECAUSE he took the greatest risk, a leap into the unknown.


    WILL WIN Robert Redford, All Is Lost

    BECAUSE my guts tells me so -- the Globes have, after all, rewarded legends in winter for lesser work -- but the truth is that any one of the category's five nominees could end up taking home the prize. The biggest thing working against Redford: he doesn't kiss up to them in the way to which they are accustomed, whereas the others are all charmers -- none more so than Matthew McConaughey, who is hot on his heels.

    SHOULD WIN Matthew McConaughey, Dallas Buyers Club

    BECAUSE he's an actor who only recently revealed his true skills.


    WILL WIN Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine

    BECAUSE she is liked, respected, international and, in the views of almost everyone, gave one of the most complex and fully-realized performances this year. That all being said, one should always be careful about betting against a dame: Judi Dench was terrific too in a movie that the HFPA liked even more than Jasmine, the British drama Philomena, so she is probably the most likely alternative.

    SHOULD WIN Cate Blanchett

    BECAUSE repeat viewing reveals myriad details that make this choice easy.


    WILL WIN Leonardo DiCaprio, The Wolf of Wall Street

    BECAUSE he radiates movie star more than just about anyone else in the world these days -- hence his 10 Golden Globe nominations and one win -- and he gave the performance of his lifetime in Wolf. All of the nominees' films were liked enough to score best pic noms, but DiCaprio and Christian Bale appeared to be acting with capital-A's, so my suspicion is it's between the two of them, with Bruce Dern the sleeper.

    SHOULD WIN Christian Bale,American Hustle

    BECAUSE It's his best screen work to date.


    WILL WIN Amy Adams, American Hustle

    BECAUSE they clearly loved her movie more than the other nominees' -- none of whose films were nominated for best pic, unlike hers -- and because she has never played a character like this before, complete with an accent and omnipresent cleavage. It's always hard to bet against Meryl Streep, especially for a role as showy as hers is in August: Osage County, but bet the coattails.

    SHOULD WIN Amy Adams

    BECAUSE it's a subtle, striking turn that continues to deliver on multiple viewings.


    WILL WIN Jared Leto, Dallas Buyers Club

    BECAUSE, while it's hard to bet on the category's only nominee whose film is not a best picture nominee, it would also be hard for the HFPA to justify voting for someone else when virtually every critics group and awards group so far has agreed that Leto's transformative performance is the year's best in this category.

    SHOULD WIN Jared Leto

    BECAUSE it's an out-of-nowhere, breathtaking performance.


    WILL WIN Lupita Nyong'o, 12 Years a Slave

    BECAUSE, despite the fact that newcomers who are complete unknowns rarely fare well with the star-infatuated HFPA, J-Law won just last year, Julia's movie didn't blow them away and Sally Hawkins and June Squibb were more role players than showstoppers -- unlike Nyong'o, who came out of nowhere to make an unforgettable impression.

    SHOULD WIN Jennifer Lawrence, American Hustle

    BECAUSE it's a 500-horsepower performance in a 480 hp film.


    WILL WIN American Hustle

    BECAUSE it's an original work (unlike 12 Years and Philomena) co-written by a known quantity who was liked enough to receive a nom in this category last year, as well, and in this category and the best director category this year (David O. Russell). I feel like Her is its strongest challenger.

    SHOULD WIN American Hustle

    BECAUSE it's bursting at the seams with effrontery, scabrous humor and insight.


    WILL WIN Frozen

    BECAUSE the general consensus around town is that this one is in a class of its own this year in just about every sense -- story, animation, music, you name it.

    SHOULD WIN Frozen

    BECAUSE there's no real competition.


    WILL WIN The Great Beauty

    BECAUSE I'm not sure that a long and risque film like Blue Is the Warmest Color is this group's cup of tea as much as the more mannered and stylish Oscar-shortlisted homage to the great films of Rossellini and Fellini.


    WILL WIN Gravity

    BECAUSE, thanks to the absence of much dialogue in the film, its score has more of an opportunity to shine than any other -- even the great Hans Zimmer's and John Williams' in 12 Years a Slave and The Book Thief, respectively. (All Is Lost has even less dialogue than Gravity, which will help call attention to Alex Ebert's score, but I think it's clear from their nominations counts which of the two movies voters preferred.)


    WILL WIN "Ordinary Love," Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

    BECAUSE it's a nice song; it offers the HFPA a chance to acknowledge Mandela and The Weinstein Co., which has fought hard for this one; and, above all else, it offers a great excuse to get the internationally-revered U2 up on the stage. (Taylor Swift and Coldplay would be exciting, too, but less so for the HFPA demo.)

    SHOULD WIN "Please Mr. Kennedy,"Inside Llewyn Davis

    BECAUSE it's a disarmingly novel novelty song.


    WILL WIN Masters of Sex

    BECAUSE the HFPA likes to be different and loves to be the first to crown a new show as "best" -- sometimes wisely (i.e. Homeland), other times not so much (i.e. Ugly Betty) -- I think that this is between Masters of Sex and House of Cards. Breaking Bad and even House of Cards are so yesterday, at this point, that Masters seems like a perfect opportunity for the HFPA to lay its stake.

    SHOULD WIN Breaking Bad

    BECAUSE it's a no-brainer. Or it should be.


    WILL WIN Girls

    BECAUSE none of the options are especially exciting, so I imagine that voters will just sort of do what they did last year, which is tip their hat to Lena Dunham's show for at least being ballsy and creative. If they're bored of it already, though, then I guess Brooklyn Nine-Nine stands a better shot than any of the rest, mainly because it's new and the others have been contenders for years and didn't win in their hey-days (save for Modern Family two years ago), making it hard to envision them winning now.

    SHOULD WIN Brooklyn Nine-Nine

    BECAUSE the Globes needs an upset.


    WILL WIN Kevin Spacey, House of Cards

    BECAUSE the HFPA loves nothing more than a movie star -- especially on a new TV show (Schreiber, Sheen and Spader are also on strong new shows but do not possess Spacey's star power) -- and because they have never loved Breaking Bad in the same way that the TV Academy did. (Cranston, who won three best actor Emmys for the show, has never won a Golden Globe.)

    SHOULD WIN James Spader, The Blacklist

    BECAUSE Spader is the show.


    WILL WIN Michael J. Fox, The Michael J. Fox Show

    BECAUSE he's good on the show, to be sure, but mainly because he is about as likable and sympathetic a figure as there is in show business, and people are just delighted to see him back in action.

    SHOULD WIN Jason Bateman, Arrested Development

    BECAUSE he's never not great.


    WILL WIN Tatiana Maslany, Orphan Black

    BECAUSE my suspicion is that the HFPA knows how ridiculed the TV Academy was for not even nominating this critically-acclaimed performance and would like to claim it as its own -- but I must confess that this is probably the hardest category to predict of all. The two main alternatives: Taylor Schilling, who is out of this world on Orange Is the New Black and who they might like to be the first to celebrate, too (but they didn't even nominate her show for best series), and Kerry Washington, who the TV Academy did nominate but passed over for the win this year (but whose recognition this year marks the only nom her show has recieved in its first two years of eligibility).

    SHOULD WIN Tatiana Maslany

    BECAUSE it's not possible to vote against her.


    WILL WIN Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep

    BECAUSE she is a double-nominee this year (also for best actress in a film comedy, Enough Said) and they're not going to let her go home empty-handed -- I think. The reason I have a little doubt: she was nominated for Veep last year but lost, in quite a surprise, to Lena Dunham. While I think Girls will repeat for its second season, I don't see Dunham doing the same, and there are no exciting new options amongst the nominees, so I think the HFPA will second the TV Academy's choice and go with JLD.

    SHOULD WIN Julia Louis-Dreyfus

    BECAUSE it's her dream role, and she nails it.


    WILL WIN Behind the Candelabra

    BECAUSE it is immensely entertaining, is the product of a big-time director and huge stars, is based on real people and events, is a product of HBO and has already won everywhere else.


    WILL WIN Michael Douglas, Behind the Candelabra

    BECAUSE he is a big movie star who took on a risky role and killed. He is up against another guy from his own movie who can say the same thing (Matt Damon), though, so a vote-split is conceivable, in which case I would have to think that a third great movie star and longtime HFPA favorite, Al Pacino, would emerge. But I do think that Douglas can hold on for the Globe, just as he did for the Emmy.


    WILL WIN Elisabeth Moss, Top of the Lake

    BECAUSE Top of the Lake was great and she is the reason to watch it. It's hard to bet against Jessica Lange, who won for the first installment of American Horror Story, but she lost last year for the second and I think the HFPA is now focusing on other things. I wouldn't totally count out Rebecca Ferguson for her starring role on the 10-part BBC drama series The White Queen, which the HFPA liked enough to reward it with three total noms, including one for best miniseries or TV movie.


    WILL WIN Jon Voight, Ray Donovan

    BECAUSE Aaron Paul was never even nominated for a Globe before this year, which makes me think that the HFPA isn't as on-board with Breaking Bad as the rest of the universe and will therefore reward someone else -- say, an Oscar-winning legend who is the best part of a well-received new show? I think so.


    WILL WIN Monica Potter, Parenthood

    BECAUSE she is very moving on the show -- and because the category's other nominees are up for shows that are either a little too random (i.e. Jacqueline Bisset for Dancing on the Edge) or that the HFPA has nominated but then passed over in the past when their shows were even fresher (i.e. Hayden Panettiere for Nashville and Sofia Vergara for Modern Family). The only other plausible winner, to me, is veteran Janet McTeer for the aforementioned The White Queen.

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    Gabrielle Union was all smiles making her way through LAX airport on Wednesday night until a bold paparazzo asked her a question that hit close to heart. “Are you ready to be a stepmom?” the photographer questioned, leaving Union visibly shaken.

    Sunglasses did little to hide the actress’ emotions as her face began to swell up. Union didn’t respond, electing to keep quiet while making her way through the corridors of the airport to an awaiting SUV.

    Last month, news broke that Union’s fiancé Dwyane Wade fathered a child with another woman while the couple were on “break” in early 2013.


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    Cote De Pablo has joined the cast of THE 33, alongside Antonio Banderas, Martin Sheen, Rodrigo Santoro, Juliette Binoche, James Brolin, Oscar Nunez, Kate Del Castillo, Lou Diamond Phillips, Mario Casas and more. Based on the true story, the project centers around the 33 Chilean miners who were trapped underground for 69 days after their mine collapsed. De Pablo will play the wife of one of the miners.

    Craig Borten (“Dallas Buyers Club”) penned the most recent draft, taking over for Jose Rivera and Mikko Alanne. Patricia Riggen (“Girl in Progress”) is currently directing the project now. Mike Medavoy, Edward McGurn and Bernie Williams are the producers.

    De Pablo is best known for the popular show “NCIS.” On the film front she last appeared in the western “The Last Rites of Ransom Pride.”


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    Among the massive metal containers that lined the scorched asphalt of a Carson shipping yard, directors Joe and Anthony Russo sheltered beneath a portable canopy while Captain America and the Falcon battled one seriously amped-up adversary in the relentless July heat. The trio punched, ducked and dodged blows until the forthright hero, star-spangled shield in hand, took a hit and tumbled over a thin metal rail, falling several stories to the ground.

    The filmmakers called “Cut,” actor Anthony Mackie called for an umbrella, and stunt man Sam Hargrave stood up from the mats that helped him land safely, mopping sweat from his brow as he prepared to do the scene once more. He was aiming for a slightly different trajectory on the next descent, hoping that when audiences watched the epic fight that concludes “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” the action would look as realistic as possible.

    That’s not to imply, however, that Chris Evans, the star of Marvel’s latest comic book adventure, has been taking it easy in Cap’s new solo adventure, which arrives in theaters April 6. Even if the 32-year-old actor was sitting out that one particular scene, he’d weathered plenty of blows during the busy film shoot.

    “I’ve been more hurt on this movie than I ever have,” Evans said. “I haven’t broken a bone, but you get hurt. There was a bunch of fight sequences on this movie where you’re like, ‘Wow, I just destroyed my knee today doing the same roll four or five times,’ but nothing that ice and Advil can’t fix, I suppose.”

    With a $170-million budget, “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” has no shortage of fight scenes, but it’s not just physical confrontations threatening Steve Rogers this time around. In the new film, based on a famous 2005 comic book storyline by writer Ed Brubaker and illustrator Steve Epting, the unfailingly good guy with a moral compass that points only north also is wrestling with the knotty realities of modern politics.

    "For Steve, it’s about what is right,” the actor said. “He’s relatively acclimated to the modern day — it’s not tech shock anymore, he’s not just like, ‘What’s a cellphone?’ It’s more about, given his situation, given the company he works for, what are we doing that’s the right thing? How much privacy, civil liberties are we willing to compromise for security? It’s pretty crazy how relevant it is right now.”

    Captain America was first introduced to comic book readers in 1941, when it was World War II, not drone strikes and widespread government surveillance, that dominated headlines. Co-created by Jack Kirby and Joe Simon, the character began life as a pint-sized patriot and was transformed through a super serum into an unstoppable soldier who often battled the Axis powers.

    His origins were retold on the big screen in 2011′s box office hit “Captain America: The First Avenger,” and Cap also found his way to present day near the end of that film. The international espionage organization S.H.I.E.L.D. recovered his body from the Arctic, where he’d been frozen in suspended animation for decades after his plane had crashed into the ice and snow, and Evans’ hero turned out to be a key player in Marvel’s 2012 blockbuster “The Avengers.”

    “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” takes place months after the events depicted in “Avengers.” In the script by Christopher Markus and Stephen Mc-Feely, Steve has remained in the employ of S.H.I.E.L.D., occasionally teaming with Scarlett Johansson’s Natasha Romanoff, or Black Widow, on key missions. (Robert Redford also stars as a high-ranking S.H.I.E.L.D. officer, Alexander Pierce.)

    Yet even as he bonds with a military man named Sam Wilson (Mackie) — who has a superhero alter ego of his own as the Falcon — Cap finds himself with few people he can trust as his past quite literally comes back to haunt him in the form of a close friend turned enemy.

    “Meeting Mackie’s character, he used to serve, now he works at the VA counseling guys who come home with PTSD — they connect on that level,” Evans said. “I think they’re both wounded warriors who don’t bleed on other people. Cap has no one to bleed on. I think Mackie knows how to handle people like that. … Sometimes when things are bad, trusting a stranger is the way to go.”

    The first of two ambitious comic book-based films Marvel is set to release in 2014 — the oddball space adventure “Guardians of the Galaxy” opens Aug. 1 — “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” sees the studio aiming for a more adult approach. Marvel movie chief Kevin Feige said the goal with the sequel was to make a superhero movie in the style of a 1970s political thriller.

    Feige saw the approach as an effective way of dramatizing the cognitive dissonance a character from the 1940s would experience living in today’s more cynical climate.

    “We loved that idea of embracing the conflict that Steve has had in the comics from the moment he thawed out and woke up in the mid-’60s,” Feige said. “Imagine that, going to sleep in the 1940s and waking up and you’ve got the JFK assassination and MLK and RFK and Woodstock and Watergate. Clearly, we’re not doing any of that stuff, but we’re embracing the tone of those comics.”

    The Russo brothers, writer-directors best known for comedies including “You, Me and Dupree” and “Welcome to Collinwood” and episodes of cult favorite TV series “Arrested Development” and “Community,” were hired to direct.

    Although the pair might seem like an out-of-left-field choice, Feige said their selection is in keeping with Marvel’s filmmaking philosophy: “You don’t have to have directed a big, giant visual-effects movie to do a big, giant visual-effects movie for us. You just have to have done something singularly sort of awesome.”

    The movie was shot in Cleveland, Washington, D.C., and Los Angeles, and back on the Southern California set in July, Evans, who was then preparing to make his directorial debut with an East Coast romance called “1:30 Train,” praised the Russos for their facility with character and for their decision to shoot much of the movie using handheld cameras.

    The naturalistic approach complemented Steve’s abilities, the actor said, noting that Steve “doesn’t fly, he doesn’t shoot lightning or anything like that; it’s this very meat-and-potatoes approach to super powers.”

    Evans also said he felt as though he’d been invited to contribute more ideas to the sequel, even if the workload was far more substantial than the last time he picked up Cap’s shield: “‘Avengers’ was so great,” the actor reminisced with a grin. “If you’re not in a big fight sequence, guess what? You got two weeks off.


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  • 01/10/14--12:23: AnnE Is Unstoppable

  • Actress Anne Hathaway was seen frolicking in the sea just one day after she found herself caught in a dangerous rip current.

    The 31-year-old put the drama behind her as she spent the day dipping in and out of the water on Thursday in Hawaii.
    She was joined by her husband Adam Shulman, who showered her with attention once again after seeing to her wounds the day before.

    Arriving at the beach the actress looked very relaxed wearing a pair of loose fitting blue patterned trousers and white top with a hood. Protecting herself from the sun she slipped on a straw trilby, keeping her cropped hair covered. She settled down with a novel by popular American novelist Jonathan Franzen, while beside her her husband also knuckled down to a bit of reading.

    It didn’t take long for the energetic actress to get restless though and she was soon doing handstands, with of couse the help of Adam.
    And after a while she decided once again that it was time to take a dip and Anne was seen changing on the beach.
    Taking off her top she revealed a string purple bikini top before slipping on a blue rash and a pair of three quarter length leggings.

    Once in the water she looked very at home and not in least bit worried about any riptide.
    On Wednesday the star was seen screaming for help while she was stuck in a rip current in the ocean off the coast of Oahu.
    But luckily for her a knight in shining armour, in the form of a nearby surfer, was on hand to help her escape the potentially treacherous waters.

    And back on the shore, husband Adam was there to tend to her wounds with a first aid kit in hand, before proceeding to clean her cut left toe by sucking on it.
    The actress scraped her foot on the reed before the surfer ran down to the beach to help rescue her.
    According to Radar, Anne was 'screaming' for help when the waters became 'fierce.'

    Anne was earlier seen jumping into the ocean for a dip, but the current was too strong, as she was seen struggling in the waves, neck deep in water.
    Coming out of the water, Anne wrapped herself in a bright green patterned sarong and a flowery head scarf and covered her eyes with her hands as her 32-year-old husband gently brushed the sand off her foot to inspect the damage.
    Evidently unphased by the dirt, blood or sand on Anne's foot, Adam cleaned the area using his own saliva, and appeared to be totally engrossed in the operation as he clasped both hands around her left foot.

    He then took out what appeared to be antiseptic solution from the kit and dabbed some of the liquid onto her foot using a cotton wool pad.
    Adam made it all better when he tenderly placed a clean bandage on the trouble spot.
    In Oahu, the happy-go-lucky attitude that anyone can handle the surf often gets visitors in over their head literally, especially in times of medium-sized yet strong waves that pound the hard sand in shallow water.


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  • 01/10/14--12:35: Degrassi: new promo for 13C

  • this season continues on downward slope. only alli and zoe's storylines stand a chance at saving it. i'm never gonna be here for clew

    also it is now airing on TUESDAYS @ 9/8c and returns on the 28th

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    Source: Yahoo! Movies (and Backer Updates).

    Looks bad ass imo. Bring on the Marshmallows!

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