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- 01/15/14--13:58: Veronica Mars Gets Digital Series Spinoff
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- 01/16/14--13:10: Kirk Cameron’s “Secret” New Movie
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- 01/16/14--13:33: Best Actress: A victory for older actresses
- 01/16/14--13:34: new Hannibal season 2 teaser
- 01/16/14--13:34: Eric Decker and Jessie James Get Sexy for GQ
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- 01/16/14--14:10: How much did Vogue Photoshop Lena Dunham?
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In anticipation of the “Veronica Mars” movie release, the CW announced today that the cult show will have an accompanying digital series spinoff. CW Digital is overseeing the project and series creator Rob Thomas in attached.
It’s unclear if the project will roll out before the film’s March 14 release date.
. But the web series won't surface until sometime after the movie is released in March, and details are scarce. The series will probably span six to eight episodes, five to 10 minutes in length.
Network chief Mark Pedowitz says he spoke to Mars creator Rob Thomas in broad terms about the concept, which he wouldn't share: "He talked a little bit but it wasn't locked it;, he talked about potential people who could be involved, but he didn't commit to anybody."
I'm not sure how I feel about this, but we shall see. I would love some sort of continuation of the Veronica Mars world. At least, we're getting books too, and Rob is likely to be involved. :) Probably 5-10 minute mini episodes (yep! confirmed). On CW Seed? Oh well, I'll still watch
In one of the most stomach-turning episodes of TLC's My Strange Addiction yet, the show features a mom-to-be named Keyshia who is addicted to smelling and chewing on dirty diapers.
The 22-year-old New Yorker keeps urine-soaked diapers in her drawers and even in her purse. "It has to have pee in it. The heavier ones that have more pee smell better," she reveals.
"I love it, it just tastes amazing. I have one when I'm cooking in the kitchen," she shares proudly.
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With the success of FIREPROOF and limited release of UNSTOPPABLE, it’s no surprise that Kirk Cameron had another project hidden up his sleeves.
Cameron went on to ask his fans if they’d prefer to see the movie, titled MERCY RULE, come out in theaters, on DVD or on digital download. He stated that he’d read their comments that evening.
MERCY RULE will be Kirk Cameron’s first non-documentary movie since 2008’s FIREPROOF and comedian Tim Hawkins’ first feature movie. Tim Hawkins, who is widely known for his comedy specials, has garnered over 100 million views on YouTube and 120+ sold out shows. It’ll also feature Kirk’s wife of 23 years, Chelsea, with whom he has six children.
Following the limited release of the live event UNSTOPPABLE, it will be interesting to see if Cameron decides to go with a traditional theatrical release, or if he’ll release it straight to DVD like many of his fans have voiced on Facebook.
Kristen Stewart is hooking up with Jennifer Lawrence's boyfriend . . . on the big screen. The 23-year-old actress has signed on to star opposite Nicholas Hoult in the upcoming futuristic love story Equals. In a recent interview with The Associated Press, Stewart explains why she's nervous to take on the part.
"I can't believe I agreed to do it," Stewart told The Associated Press on Monday, Jan. 14. "I'm terrified of it. Though it's a movie with a really basic concept, it's overtly ambitious."
"It's a love story of epic, epic, epic proportion," she added. "I'm scared."
Equals is an adaptation of the 1956 film 1984, which itself was based on George Orwell's classic novel about rebellion in a futuristic society. The project begins filming later this year with director Drake Doremus, who also directed Lawrence, 23, in 2011's Like Crazy.
"I trust Drake's process and I know we will do something really natural and real," Stewart said. "But I told Drake, 'Don't expect that I am going to be able to do this. It's too hard.' But he wouldn't take 'no' for an answer. I've given directors disclaimers before, but never this much."
Doremus has complete confidence in his leading stars, telling The Associated Press, "It became evident in my head that Nick and Kristen would have great chemistry." The director did confess, however, that Lawrence first read the script and was brought to tears by it, but couldn't see herself in the role. (Lawrence and Hoult, 24, rekindled their romance back in July. The X-Men: Days of Future Past costars had previously split in January following a two-year romance. Stewart, meanwhile, split from real-life boyfriend and Twilight costar Robert Pattinson back in May.)
Twilight star Stewart and Hunger Games star Lawrence were rumored to be feuding back in March 2012, but the leading ladies denied the reports and hung out together at the Toronto Film Festival in September. "She's so cool," Stewart told MTV News of spending time with Lawrence. "I was a lot younger than her when I first sort of entered this world of franchise land, and I don't know, I guess we sort of both went, 'Wow, this is so weird.' We were actually sitting in a corner with [Harry Potter star] Emma Watson as well, the three of us. We were like, 'Wow, this is strange. This is really cool.'"
"I think people assume that actresses don't want to [be friends]," Stewart added. "It was kind of a great feeling, to be honest. I was like, 'This is kind of just awesome.'"
Check out Tom Hiddleston's "Business Associates" teaser for Jaguar USA:
There's also another teaser for Sir Ben Kingsley's "Rendezvous: The Set Up" at the second source (I can't embed it, sorry!)
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This looked like it must have been a really fun shoot. You guys seemed to really get along. Did you shoot in San Francisco?
We did. It was great because they gave us like a week and a half to live in San Francisco to rehearse and do costume fittings and stuff before we actually started shooting. So (co-stars) Frankie J. Alvarez, Murray Bartlett, and I got to hang out and explore the city before we shot there. Then we shot the pilot there and then we shot the entire series on location in San Francisco as well.
Did you guys have one big intense bonding moment right away?
The very first night we got there—it was March 20 of last year. I remember that because his birthday is the 20th and mine is March 26, so we celebrated both in San Francisco. When we got there, they put us all up in a hotel, but Murray had the forethought of getting an apartment through Airbnb when we were shooting the pilot. So he was staying in the Mission in this incredible apartment with a back garden. So the first night that we got to San Francisco we opened up a bottle of wine and stayed up all night and hung out in the back garden of Murray’s apartment. It was such a moment for the three of us. And doing it in San Francisco in an environment that felt very true to the city was a really special moment. And then nights after that it was bingewatching YouTubes and laughing and watching the “Mariah Carey Needs a Moment” video on repeat.
Here is that video:
I feel like I’m already getting a sense of that happening with Looking, where people want it to be every single gay experience.
I think it’s such a dangerous expectation, of any show. The characters are based on experiences that Michael Lannan had while he was living in San Francisco. They even put up pictures of friends from San Francisco in the room while they were auditioning for actors. Like, “That’s the guy that Augustine is based on, that’s the guy that Dom is based on.”
Whenever there’s a TV show that has gay characters it’s put on a timeline from like Soap to Will and Grace to Glee, where “progress” is measured based on how those characters are portrayed. Were you guys cognizant about the fact that Looking was going to be placed on that timeline?
I don’t think that when we were making it that ever crossed my mind. It’s interesting now, in retrospect, to look back. Even on set and in the development of the pilot and then the development of the first season as we all were rehearsing and getting to know our characters, no one ever said anything about the “gay experience,” in quotes, as a whole.
I think with Patrick, specifically, that young people might relate to is that it’s apparent in the very first scene in the series where Patrick is in the woods trying to get a handjob and it’s so out of character for himself—sometimes that happens for people when they’re 16. Sometimes it happens when they’re 30 or 50, where you—obviously the show is called Looking—and I feel like at 29-years-old in San Francisco, Patrick is really starting to look at himself and say why do I go on so many bad dates? Why am I falling into so many of these patterns? How can I change? How can I grow? How can I get better? That’s a great outlook on life, to be able to look at your relationships and the patterns you’re falling in and say, “How can I do better?”
Were there TV characters that you looked up to when you were growing up?
I remember driving by the billboard of Will and Grace. It was on when I was in like middle school. I was not out of the closet yet, but I knew I was gay. Even though when I watched the show I didn’t feel like I’m Jack or I’m Will. I didn’t feel like that was me on screen. But just that there was a show where people were gay and they were interacting with each other, I breathed a little sigh of relief. You don’t feel as alone, like you’re the only person.
One of the best things about Looking is that its characters actually have sex and live life like people really do—something that gay characters on TV shows don’t typically get to do. Was there any anxiety over whether the characters were too slutty or not slutty enough or having too much sex or not enough sex? I feel like so much of the coverage of the show is going to focus on the sex element, and how it’s portrayed.
Yeah. I think that the reason, part of the reason, that HBO hired Andrew Haigh is because of his movie. Where the sex felt just like real life. I think they knew what they were getting into when they hired him for the show. They knew the nature of the show. At least in my experience there was no talk of “we need more tits and ass!” Or “we need less sex!” None of those conversations happened.
In the first four episodes, except for that scene with Richie where he leaves, I don’t have any sex in the episodes. I do later on in the season. But it was all very story based.
Was there one scene that was the most uncomfortable?
I had no trouble signing the nudity rider because I knew that Andrew Haigh was helming the show. I loved the way he dealt with all the sex in Weekend in such a sort of natural and real way.
The thing that made me the most anxious, weirdly, was the interaction that Patrick had socially, where he had that blind spot on. Where you’re like, how? Why? How are you saying this? What’s wrong with you?
Like when he was disappointed about the date not having an uncut penis…
Right! And he’s like, “Wait, why are you leaving? What’s wrong?” Like oh, god!
Well to switch topics completely, I can’t let you go without talking like a little schoolgirl about Frozen. Because it is so freaking good. I loved it so much.
Oh good! Yayyyy!
I feel like voicing a Disney character, for people our age, must be some sort of dream that you could never imagine fulfilling. But you got to do it!
Totally. I mean I was Mary Poppins when I was three.
I was! I have the video footage to prove it. I was Peter Pan when I was four. And then I was Disney’s Robin Hood when I was five. I mean I was obsessed with Cinderella when I was four. It goes very, very deep, my obsession with Disney as a kid. When I told my mom I got this part, she was like, “Oh my god! This is like your life when you were little! You love this more than anyone!” Like when I was three I cried when the credits rolled on Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs at the movie theater. So to be in any part of Frozen is totally a dream come true.
I’m sorry. I still haven’t moved on from the fact that you were Mary Poppins when you were three. You should surface that photo. Buzzfeed would have a field day with it.
I had a full carpetbag and everything. Really.
But with Frozen, there are plenty of people who are confused, upset, dismayed that you were cast in such a big part, you have such an amazing Broadway voice, and then the only song you were given was that silly one where half the time you were a reindeer.
I know! It’s so funny. Bobby and Kristin, who wrote the score, were like, “We’re so sorry! We’re trying to finish a song for you.” They kept talking about it. The whole time. And I was just like, “Look, guys. I’m a voice in a Disney movie. I think I’m good. I’m so thrilled to just be in this—it’s awesome that you want to write a song, but I’m just happy to be here.”
Have you seen that “Let It Go” parody where they sing along to the “Let It Go” tune…
And she’s like, (starts singing) “Fuck it all! Fuck it all! Can’t take this anymore…”
That’s the one!
Oh no. They’re telling me to wrap it up now. I think they just got nervous that I screamed “fuck” at you. But yeah, that’s amazing.
Well, then that’s the perfect note for me to end on.
I’d say so.
Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman through EW photo shoot lens.
At the TCA (Television Critics Association) press tour today, Showtime’s president, David Nevins, revealed there’s still a chance for a Dexter spinoff. And that if it happens, it would be about… Dexter.
Said Nevins, “It’s something we continue to talk about. If we were to do it, we would have to have a very good reason to do it. It would have to feel like it’s a new show. I’m not interested in doing it if it’s just a continuation… There have been some light, ongoing conversations. It hasn’t really gone anywhere yet.”
The question up until now had been who a Dexter spinoff could focus on, with many of us guessing Yvonne Strahovski's Hannah McKay. When asked the question today about who a new series would include, Nevins replied, “It would have to involve Michael [C. Hall].” Asked to clarify whether he meant as a producer, Nevins said he meant onscreen, remarking, “I think if we were to do it, I would only do it if it with Michael.”
The Dexter finale received a lot of criticism, but Nevins said he felt, “The fundamental design of where they ended Dexter was really well-conceived. He had to sacrifice the one person who was closest to him in the world and he had to leave and that was where it was headed for a very long time.”
Dexter executive producer John Goldwyn said that Showtime demanded Dexter survive the end of the series, but Nevins denied that today saying, “Honestly, it was never even discussed, the idea of killing him. The people who were really in the center, which was Michael, Scott Buck, Sara Colleton, it was never even… no one even brought up the idea. It wasn’t discussed.”
After Miley Cyrus dominated 2013's headlines with shocking awards show moments on international stages -- twerking with teddy bears in Brooklyn, smoking a joint in Amsterdam and singing with space kittens in Los Angeles -- the possibilities are unlimited for what the singer will do on her upcoming Bangerz tour.
Yet the 21-year-old singer assures that those who attend will be entertained by what they see and hear. "I want people to walk away saying, 'OK, she did some things that were crazy, but at the end of the day, it was really about her voice,'" she told reporters during a conference call.
Especially regarding the rising ticket prices that her younger fan base will pay, she reassured, "I just want to be something that is worth going to see ... I already made the money that I need to make. This is about now putting the money into something that I care about."
eight five things to expect from Cyrus' North American Bangerz tour, which kicks off on Feb. 14 in Vancouver, BC:
1. Feast your eyes on a massive screen."That's something I've actually had to fight for a little bit," she said, most inspired by the visuals on Madonna's tours. "It isn't the easiest thing to travel with in the space that we're using, and in some of the cities, my screen is actually too large ... each city is going to be the biggest that it can be, and the best that their arena will allow us to have. Everything will always feel big ... some of the stuff we're doing is so dope." And rather than wowing with onstage stunts, Cyrus will only enter and exit on a spectacular prop, focusing on singing entirely live in between.
2. Look out for more of her four-legged friends."Our whole tour is literally based on animals!" she said, noting that much of the content is especially sketched by Ren & Stimpy creator John Kricfalusi, including "imaginative animals he's made on his own." She recalled that the two recently became close over dinner, when he sketched the starstruck singer for two hours.
3. Less is still more for tour costumes. Each designer was given a different section to outfit Cyrus for, so look out for looks from Marc Jacobs, The Blonds and Jeremy Scott, as well as archive pieces from Bob Mackie. "Clothes for me, or lack thereof, say a lot," she joked of her traveling costume closet.
4. The concert has no time limit. Though the show, directed by Diane Martel, has a set list that spans 90 minutes, Cyrus made sure to preserve the acoustic section of her previous tours. This part of the concert will be comprised of acoustic renditions of her hits as well as covers, and "can go for as long as I want," depending on the city and the audience's energy. Still she noted that most of her set list will root from her most recent album, with her previous hits only barely sprinkled in.
5. Get ready for girl power. Opening acts Sky Ferreira and Icona Pop were strategically chosen, says Cyrus. "I think it's hard for friends that are in their 20s to be friends with other girls. There's a lot of competition, and what I love about her is we've never felt that way," she said of Ferreira, adding: "Icona, they had a really good year, and I think they're a band that people can look out to be rising even more." She noted that she sees herself as a feminist and likes to fill her work environments with as many women as possible.
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Congratulations to Meryl Streep and Judi Dench. But where are the great new actresses on the rise?
The best actress field at this year’s Academy Awards feels a bit like an international delegation of the English-speaking world’s top stars, or a dream team assembled for an acting Olympiad. Judi Dench (“Philomena”), Meryl Streep (“August: Osage County”), Cate Blanchett (“Blue Jasmine”) and Sandra Bullock (“Gravity”) have between them six Oscars, and semi-surprise fifth nominee Amy Adams (“American Hustle”) has four previous nominations. Things might have gone differently, but not that differently: widely predicted fifth nominee Emma Thompson (“Saving Mr. Banks”) has two Oscars on her mantel.
What’s particularly striking about this field is not merely the nominees’ vast experience of acceptance speeches but their ages. Amy Adams, the youngest nominee, is 39; Blanchett is 44; Bullock is 49; Streep is 64; Dench is 79, and would be the second-oldest winner ever (after Jessica Tandy as Miss Daisy), were she to win.
The field is a vindication for the much-discussed Hollywood Reporter piece from 2013 that argued older actresses dominate their field; and, indeed, the success of Streep and Bullock’s entire recent filmographies (from “The Devil Wears Prada” to “Julie and Julia” and from “The Blind Side” to “The Heat”) as well as “Philomena’s” surprisingly strong take argue in favor of the audience’s desire to see all different sorts of people on-screen.
But in the age of the superhero movie marketed to young boys, young actresses seem to get less to do than ever. Kristen Stewart’s movie-star career seems to have been derailed by tabloid scandal. Mia Wasikowska is going to play Alice in Wonderland again. Amanda Seyfried hasn’t gotten a substantive chance to show off her comic chops since “Mean Girls.”
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Mia is only doing the Alice sequel because it's in her contract. Otherwise you know she'd be avoiding this at all costs. Also surprised there isn't a Judi Dench tag.
When Denver’s newly ascendant star Eric Decker isn’t wearing his Broncos uniform, he’s kicking back in jeans with his (pregnant!) country-singer wife, Jessie James, and the crew of their reality series, Eric & Jessie: Game On. Here, he sports the season’s best beat-up, broken-in, and distressed denim—the kind you (almost) never want to take off.
Eric Decker and Jessie James are trying to create something of a first in reality TV—a show about a functional married couple. “Before we agreed, it was really important for us to clarify: If you’re looking for drama or couples fighting, you’re signing on with the wrong people,” says James of Eric & Jessie: Game On, which features the young country-music star along with her husband, Decker, one of Peyton Manning’s Four Horsemen of the Touchdown Apocalypse. (That means he’s a wide receiver on the Denver Broncos.) “We wanted it to be more like a romantic comedy.”
As you might imagine, the logistics of Decker’s and James’s lives are complicated. The two met long-distance through a mutual friend and first rendezvoused in person in Nashville. James attends most home games; Decker often tours with her in the off-season. They’re both performers, used to being in the center of sold-out arenas, but Decker insists it’s his wife who has the more intimidating gig. “It’s hard to replace the rush you get with football, the noise and the stadium and all that,” he says. “But for Jessie, people are right there in front of you, no helmet on, nothing, and nobody to take their eyes off of you.” At the moment, James is lying low in Denver, pregnant with their first child, while Decker continues to build on his best season to date. In early December, he set the Broncos’ all-time record with four TD receptions in a single game. (“I just cried the whole game,” James says.) Decker’s teammates, meanwhile, have been enthusiastic about his entry into helmetless television. “You’d be surprised,” Decker says. “A lot of guys wanted to try and get on the show after the first couple of episodes.” So what if walk-on roles were mostly limited to helping Eric pick out jewelry for Jessie? What are teammates for?
So, let's talk about this weekend's games!
The Bay Area's Personal and the Pizzas want to kill then sue Macaulay Culkin over pizza. Who will win this war of the slices and live to say, "Keep the change, you filthy animal"?
Pizza and music go together like parties and fun, so it’s no surprise that pizza-themed music has been snagging headlines as of late. Music blogs have been heating up all winter long with talk of new pizza projects from seasoned pros and musical novices alike. In mid-December, alt-rockers the Foo Fighters treated patrons of Moorpark, California’s Rock 'n' Roll Pizza to a two and a half hour set (their first gig since October 2012). With the Foos’ performance coming just days after the announcement of child-star turned joke-rocker Macaulay Culkin’s new pizza-centric musical project, we have to wonder if Mac inspired the Foos to hop on the pizza train.
Oh, you didn’t hear? Macaulay Culkin is back on the scene with a brand new pizza-themed Lou Reed/Velvet Underground cover band. That’s right; let that sink in. We can’t be sure if the plan for the band was hatched before or after the Velvet Underground's iconic frontman, Lou Reed, passed away. But we can be sure that Mac is no stranger to mixing pizza with art...and let’s just assume that when Culkin emancipated himself from his money-hungry parents in 1996 at age 16, his diet consisted largely of pizza (this seems like a reasonable guess to me).
Pizza Underground unleashed their cheesy tunes to a bar full of raucous Brooklynites, all hopped up on the free pizza and orange soda that circulated the room (you have the chance to relive this when they play San Francisco on March 5th). And of course they had fans at their first “show” (it was an 8-minute performance, where the band mimicked the Velvet Underground’s traditional black-on-black style). As the Daily Beast’sCaitlin Dickson put it, “what culturally-conscious Brooklyn 20 or 30-something wouldn’t stand outside in 35 degrees to catch a glimpse of Kevin McAllister singing pizza-themed adaptations of songs they’ve been listening to on Spotify ever since Lou Reed died?" By mid-December, it seemed like the Pizza Underground was on top of the world, but as it turns out, Mac’s not the first person to sing about pizza.
As word of Culkin and Co.’s "hilarious" pizza-punk concept made its way westward, pioneering pizza punx and Bay Area tough guys, Personal and the Pizzas, rolled up their sleeves and prepared for a fight. You see, Personal and the Pizzas have been serving up hot tracks dripping with delectable pizza puns since 2010 and haven’t received even a small slice of big attention for it.
eMusic reached out to the Bay Area bad boys for their reaction to Culkin’s wayfarer-wearing, wannabe beatnik band. Not surprisingly, Personal had some heated words for Culkin and his cronies:
“First we’re gonna kill em!
THEN! we’re gonna sue em!
DONT MESS WITH THE F**KIN’ PIZZAS, PR*CK.
I CAN REED MOTHERF**KER
I CAN REED.”
Kill first, sue later, got it.
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It's super short but I love it <3
Lena Dunham, an advocate for positive body image, seems to have been Photoshopped for her very first Vogue profile.
The 27-year-old, who is hailed The New Queen of Comedy in the February issue, poses alongside her Girls co-star Adam Driver in a series of glamorous shots for the magazine.
But one image in particular, where Miss Dunham is dressed in a Prada embellished strapless dress, her left arm notably absent, raises questions about the extent of airbrushing used in the shoot, photographed by Annie Leibovitz.
The fact that the actress' cover image is just a head-shot, rather than a full-body image, has also drawn attention to the U.S. glossy's attitude towards larger body shapes.
New York City blog Gothamist asked earlier today: 'How Much Did Vogue Photoshop Lena Dunham?' and Jezebel, which believes that Vogue's images 'got more than the basic adjustments for lighting and shadows and errant flyaway hairs' is even offering $10,000 for the unretouched originals.
One of the star's tattoos, which in real life wraps completely around her right upper arm, also appears to have been altered for Vogue.
But in any case, it seems the star is very proud of the results, as she tweeted a link yesterday with the words: 'Dear @voguemagazine: Thank you. Love, Lena.'
Vogue's decision to use just a head-shot of Miss Dunham on the cover, however, threatens to escalate into a similar controversy that surrounded Mindy Kaling's new Elle cover.
While her fellow comedienne insisted that she loved the cover, critics attacked Elle because Miss Kaling is only celebrated with a head shot, while Amy Poehler, Zooey Deschanel and Allison Williams are shown in color and nearly full-length.
Fashionista observed that 'at a a self-proclaimed size 8, [Ms Kaling] is hardly "plus size"— [but] gets a close-cropped image.'
Many fans also took to Twitter to voice their opinions. Danielle Odiamar tweeted: '*sigh* @mindykaling's gorgeous skin and curves deserve better.'
And Sarah Lasky Elison wrote: 'I love ELLE magazine and Mindy Kaling but am sad to see her cover is in B&W. She's a beautiful woman of color- why dull that? [sic]'
In a statement announcing the covers, Elle Editor-in-Chief Robbie Myers said: ‘There’s no denying that funny ladies are having a major moment, so devoting our Women in TV issue to the women making comedy was a must.’
In Vogue's recent history, Adele is the only other 'larger' celebrity to have featured on its cover. The title was praised for cropping the singer's body just below the bustline after the UK edition was slammed for dodging the opportunity to feature a larger body by only showing her face.
Brandi Glanville Makes Repulsive Comments – Wishes She Had Been Molested As A Child
Brandi Glanville continues her downward spiral this week, not only on Real Housewives of Beverly Hills but in "real life" on her new podcast.
I have to admit that I listened to Brandi's podcast as soon as she shared it on Monday night at midnight. I listened to the interview in the first half of the show with new RHONY star Kristen Taekman and there weren't any big revelations or any juicy tidbits, so I was going to skip the rest, but I got sidetracked while it kept playing in the background. The second half of Brandi's show was an interview with Jim Florentine and Don Jamieson from VH1 Classic's "That Metal Show". Brandi started off their interview showing her classy side. Joking about child molestation.
Brandi began the segment like this, "I was actually stalking you online, Jim, and we have something in common! I, too, wanted to be molested as a child and was passed up." The background story here is that Jim was an altar boy and 9 out of the 11 boys were molested by the priest, except for Jim and one other boy. Brandi continued, "My sister got felt up by a principal and nothing for me. He didn't even look at me sideways."
Jim asked her, "did you feel hurt by that?" Brandi replied, "Yeah, now looking back I'm super bummed. I was thinking 'all this and nothing?!' Super hot and they passed me up!"
Super bummed, Brandi, really? I don't offend easily, but this is just gross and tacky. And this is coming from a (former) big time Brandi supporter and fan. Grow up and think before you speak. "Unfiltered" doesn't mean you should say the most icky thing you can for attention.
If you want to listen for yourself, it starts around the 26:00 mark.
Michelle Hurst, who plays the intimidating Miss Claudette on Netflix hit “Orange is the New Black,” awoke from a coma Thursday morning and is recovering from serious injuries from a car accident, according to a fundraising page set up in her name.
Hurst was in a car accident just before the holidays and was placed under a 16-day medically-induced coma so doctors could perform surgeries close to her spine. She remains in the ICU at UNC Chapel Hill Hospital in North Carolina, and a fundraising page has opened to raise money for her medical bills and time taken off of work, according to the page.
Author of the memoir on which the series is based Piper Kerman tweeted the link Thursday morning.
Piper Kerman (@Piper) January 16, 2014
The link was also retweeted by show star Natasha Lyonne, who plays Nicky Nichols.
When in Brazil...you do as the Brazilians do. And rock your thong like nobody's business. Pics of Rihanna doing what she does best inside....
While RiRi is in Rio shooting for VOGUE Brazil with her "Can't Remember To Forget You" collabo partner Shakira, she's partaking in the rituals of the land. Chicks showing off their cakes in thongs. But no Brazilian butt lift here:
Fans of One Direction hunk Harry Styles have taken to Twitter to vent their frustration over their favourite 1D member being nominated for the Villain of the Year award by British music magazine NME earlier this week.
He may be generally thought of as a funny and charming, cheeky chappy but it appears that not everyone thinks that Harry Styles is such a nice guy.
The One Direction hunk has been nominated by NME magazine as the Villain of the Year for their annual music awards for the second year in a row.
Harry will go up against the likes of British Prime Minister David Cameron, rebellious pop stars Miley Cyrus and Robin Thicke, comedian Russell Brand and Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Now, Directioners aren't going to take this kind of treatment without a fight. Many Hazza fans took to their Twitter accounts after hearing the nom news to defend their favourite boy bander.
It wasn't just Harry who faced an unfavourable nomination, One Direction also received a nod in the Worst Band category.
Joining them in the group are fellow bands; 30 Seconds To Mars, The 1975, Imagine Dragons, Muse and 1D's rival boy band, The Wanted.
Many Directioners took this as an opportunity to throw shade at The Wanted, saying this is one award they can finally win.
tweets at the src
my bb is not a villian!
The “King,” Miami Heat’s LeBron James, was at the White House with the rest of the team Tuesday where he not only got a presidential pat on the back for winning the 2013 championship but apparently also a woman’s phone number and card. And it wasn’t from his new wife.NBC Associate Producer Stacey Klein Instagramed this note:
“Pretty decent day at the WH today. The Miami HEAT gave a "POTUS" jersey to the head honcho and I watched LeBron ask a girl for her number, right in front of me. He just got married in September. #happilyeverafter #champions #picstitch”
After the post made the rounds in Washington and first lady Michelle Obama tweeted out a cutesy picture of James helping her promote health eating, Klein did a little editing to: "The HEAT at the WH today. Team presented a "POTUS" jersey to the head honcho."
James married his longtime girlfriend Savannah Brinson, in San Diego, Calif. on Sept. 14 and from indications in the media is still in the honeymoon phase.
SMH if this is true. SMH if this is false.