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The public has spoken up about winner’s shocking weight loss on “The Biggest Loser” season 15. So has the media. Finally, the trainers from the show are releasing statements. Although between you and me, it’s pretty easy to read between the lines on this screen shot from the big reveal:
Here’s what the stars of “The Biggest Loser” have to say:
These answers sound so weird, it's like they know there's something wrong with her. Bob and Jillian looked like they saw a personified ED in front of them. Anyways, she does look very skinny and her face aged quite a lot, but I hope she's healthy. <3
Possibly in direct competition with Batman Vs. Superman
In a recent interview, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige claimed the company has its upcoming productions mapped out through the year 2021 (what, not 2099?). Most of the titles are still secret; at present, only one of these so-called “Phase Three” movies has been officially announced—July 2015’s Ant-Man. But Marvel’s already staked its claim to several upcoming release dates, including May 6, 2016 and May 5, 2017. They just won’t say what films will be opening yet.
According to JoBlo, the next of these Phase Three films will be a sequel to Guardians Of The Galaxy, which opens in theaters this coming August. Their initial report said Guardians 2 would open in the May 2016 slot, which would put it in direct competition with Batman Vs. Superman Vs. Wonder Woman Vs. Mark Zuckerberg. JoBlo later updated their piece after their source clarified that the sequel would open “sometime in 2016,” but not necessarily on that May date.
Candice Swanepoel alone on Valentine's Day?! Seems impossible, but that's what the Victoria's Secret supermodel told E! News.
During the Victoria's Secret "Bombshell Day" event with fellow angel Karlie Kloss in New York yesterday, Swanepoel told us, "I'm gonna be a lonely girl on Valentine's Day this year," when asked about her V-Day plans.
Surely, anyone would jump at the chance to be her date for this year's day of love, but let's not forget, the blond beauty is taken.
The South African stunner has been dating model Hermann Nicoli for roughly eight years, and we're assuming the handsome hunk has a shoot over Valentine's, which is why he'll be away from his love. But that's when her girlfriends come into play.
"You don't have to have your loved one with you. You can go out with the girls, have a good time. It's also a good excuse if you have a crush on somebody to use that as the day to let them know," she tells us.
"A lot of people don't like Valentine's Day, and I used to be one of them, but I'm starting to use it as an excuse to do something different—cook a nice meal, maybe dress up a little, have some fun with it."
And if you're looking for the perfect gift to get your lady, Candice has just the right thing. "I sometimes go a little overboard with my perfume in the morning. But I would say as a gift pick, perfume, you can never go wrong with. Sometimes guys get shy with the lingerie thing, so go for a new fragrance.
"A girl always feels sexy, kind of gives you a different attitude, helps you get in the mood a little bit more. And the Very Sexy collection has a new fragrance which is really seductive and moody."
Do you celebrate Valentine's Day? What are your plans?
Wow, I can’t even believe I’m reporting this but, after several long years, Marilyn Manson‘s long gestured Phantasmagoria: The Visions of Lewis Carroll is actually filming!
While there are no other casting details at this time, Manson himself tweeted that he will be playing Lewis Carroll in the film based on his own screenplay.
Lily Cole, Tilda Swinton and Evan Rachel Wood were all once attached. Anthony Silva co-wrote the screenplay.
A haunted writer in an isolated castle is tormented by sleepless nights and visions of a girl named Alice. He finds himself becoming a symptom of his own invention.
“Now all my nightmares know my name.”
He is Lewis Carroll. Terrified of what waits for him each night."
Happy that my PHANTASMAGORIA screenplay, with me portraying Lewis Carroll, is in production. His diaries inspired the best horror film ever.— Marilyn Manson (@marilynmanson) February 6, 2014
hmmmmmm this will probably be a mess. He's been talking about it since, like, 2004.
The busy Octavia Spencer and Danny Glover have both booked roles in the film adaptation of the YA novel The Great Gilly Hopkins, written by author Katherine Paterson, which will star relative newcomer Sophie Nelisse, in a tale about a wisecracking 12-year old who is moved repeatedly from foster home to foster home, outwitting them all, until she meets her match in Maime Trotter (who will be played by Kathy Bates).
Spencer, Glover, Bates and Nelisse will be joined in the film's cast by Glenn Close, with Stephen Herek (Mr. Holland's Opus, The Mighty Ducks) directing.
The project is being packaged and presented at the European Film Market in Berlin (which kicks off this week), with an April 9 shoot start date.
Author Paterson also saw another novel she wrote, Bridge to Terabithia, adapted to film in a 2007 Disney production.
No word on what roles exactly Octavia Spencer and Danny Glover have signed up to play.
Spencer enters 2014 with Fruitvale Station in her recent past, and with roles in Joon-ho Bong's upcoming post-apocalyptic thriller Snowpiecer, as well as the James Brown biopic starring Chadwick Boseman.
Glover can currently be seen in Flora Gomes' Children's Republic, which is traveling the film festival circuit; coming up, he'll appear in Gina Prince-Bythewood's next feature, Blackbird, and joins Danny Trejo in a sequel to the 2012 comical action movie Bad Ass.
Michael B. Jordan has joined Chiwetel Ejiofor (whose casting was announced here yesterday) in director John Hillcoat's (The Road) crime drama Triple Nine, alongside Casey Affleck and Kate Winslet.
Set to film this summer, the story revolves around an L.A. heist in which a group of thieves plan to kill a cop (a "Code 999" in police parlance) to divert authorities from their own crime scene across town.
Ejiofor is taking on the role of the mastermind behind the robbery, while Jordan will play a street-wise cop who teams with the thieves to set up Affleck's targeted officer.
Keith Redmon, Brad Dorros and Steve Golin of Anonymous Content are producing the movie with Megan Ellison on board to finance through her Panorama Media production company.
Open Road will release the film in 2015.
Both Ejiofor and Jordan are on the tail-end of a strong 2013, which saw both actors star in 2 of the most-talked about films of the year: 12 Years A Slave (Ejiofor) and Fruitvale Station (Jordan).
Jordan can currently be seen in the romantic comedy, That Awkward Moment, in which he co-stars alongside Zac Efron and Miles Teller, as 3 New York bachelors who make a pact to stay single even if they fall in love.
She looks SO good! She needs to go back to black wigs tbh. The blonde is played out and not cute.
It was a letter she wished she never had to write, about something she says she wished had never happened.
Dylan Farrow says it took all the courage she had to finally pen the emotional open letter she sent to the New York Times detailing her claim that her adoptive father, Woody Allen, had sexually molested her as a child, she exclusively tells PEOPLE.
"It took all of my strength and all of my emotional fortitude to do what I did this week in the hope that it would put the truth out there," says Dylan, 28, now a happily married writer. "That is my only ammunition. I don't have money or publicists or limos or fancy apartments in Manhattan. All I have is the truth and that is all I put out there."
When she spoke out for the first time about the allegations of abuse in Vanity Fair's October issue, her comments were overshadowed by the revelation that her brother Ronan, 26, might be the biological child of Frank Sinatra instead of Allen, which left her feeling "that no one cared," says a family friend.
Dylan says she thought long and hard about coming forward with her story in her own words. In her Feb. 1 letter, she expounded on the allegations she made in Vanity Fair, saying, "For as long as I could remember, my father had been doing things to me that I didn't like."
Allen, 78, has vehemently denied any abuse, with his rep telling PEOPLE, "Mr. Allen has read the article and found it untrue and disgraceful."
Throughout a criminal investigation and bitter custody battle in 1992 and 1993, Allen maintained that he never molested Dylan and accused Dylan's mother, Mia Farrow, of coaching Dylan to repeat a false story. Farrow has always emphatically denied that.
In the end, Allen was never charged with molestation. In what was deemed a controversial move, then-Connecticut state's attorney Frank S. Maco announced in 1993 that while he found "probable cause" to prosecute Allen, he was dropping the case because Dylan was too "fragile" to deal with a trial that would further "traumatize" her. Mia, 68, agreed with the decision, he said. But a panel of investigators from Yale-New Haven Hospital consulted during the investigation concluded that Dylan confused fantasy with reality and had not been abused.
Answering Her Critics
Dylan says she knew she would be taking on one of the most powerful and esteemed forces in Hollywood. Indeed, some of Allen's defenders claim she wrote the letter – during awards season, no less – to sabotage her father, whose film Blue Jasmine is nominated for three Oscars. Others have said she wrote it to vindicate her mother. (Mia did not see the piece before it ran, a family friend says.)
"I've been hearing that a lot," says Dylan. "I'm happy to answer that. My intention in writing that piece was to put the truth on paper from a voice that was not able to speak before."
"People are saying that I am not actually remembering what I remember. People are saying that my 'evil mother' brainwashed me because they refuse to believe that my sick, evil father would ever molest me, because we live in this society where victim blaming and inexcusable behavior – this taboo against shaming the famous at the expense of their victims – is accepted and excused."
Her Turning Point
A turning point for her came on Jan. 12, the night of the Golden Globes, when Woody Allen received the Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievement, which his longtime friend, Diane Keaton, accepted on his behalf.
Dylan says that she had wanted to share her side of the story for a long time. But, she tells PEOPLE, "After the Golden Globes, my brother Ronan showed immense bravery for standing up for the family and I realized it was my turn to stand up and to tell the truth."
On Jan. 12, Ronan Tweeted, "Missed the Woody Allen tribute – did they put the part where a woman publicly confirmed he molested her at age 7 before or after Annie Hall?"
Dylan says she knew the letter would draw "backlash."
"I knew there were people saying I was a liar and that this was part of some smear campaign – some bitter vendetta of my mother's," she says. But, she adds, "I didn't realize that it was going to be a betrayal of this magnitude."
'My Brother Has Broken My Heart'
That betrayal, she says, came when her brother Moses Farrow, 36, spoke out to PEOPLE this week. Moses, now a family therapist, says Allen never molested Dylan and that Mia poisoned the children against their father.
Dylan spoke to PEOPLE shortly after she learned what her brother had said. Clearly anguished, she sobbed as she said, "My brother has broken my heart. Moses divorced himself from the family a long time ago. I always missed him. I loved him and I kept him in my thoughts. These lies – this betrayal – is unfathomable to me coming from a brother I loved and cherished and grew up with," she said.
"I'm sorry," she said, apologizing for crying. "I'm shaking right now."
She paused, regained her composure and said, "He has betrayed me in the cruelest way imaginable, and betrayed my family and my mother who has loved him since day one. His betrayal is the lowest form of evil that I could ever imagine."
Moses and Dylan, who were both adopted by Allen and Farrow, and their brother Ronan were at the center of a 1993 custody battle in which both sides testified about Allen's affair with Farrow's adopted daughter Soon-Yi Previn, whom Allen went on to marry in 1997. Farrow was awarded custody of Moses, Dylan and Ronan.
None of what Moses said is true, maintains Dylan. "It's lies. It's all lies." She stands by her letter, saying, "My memories are true. What happened to me as a little girl ... is my cross to bear. But I will not see my family dragged down like this. I can't stay silent when my family needs me."
She says there was a time when she adored her father."Part of the reason why it was so hard for me to write the piece that I wrote was because once upon a time I loved my father so much."
Dylan says that when her mother heard the contents of Moses's letter, "She was stunned. She couldn't believe that he betrayed her and me and the family like this. Her reaction is on par with mine."
Farrow, who declined to respond to Moses's accusations, Tweeted, "I love my daughter. I will always protect her. A lot of ugliness is going to be aimed at me. But this is not about me, it's about her truth."
A Greater Goal
Amid the sadness she feels over her shattered family and childhood memories that continue to haunt her are moments of happiness and normalcy. While she spoke to PEOPLE, her husband stood in the background, comforting her.
She says she and her husband met through an ad on The Onion. "And we have been in love ever since. Yesterday was the anniversary of our first date. It's been seven years."
"He is the most wonderful man in the world. When they say living well is the best revenge – I have that. My conscience is clean. I have told the truth. I cannot say the same for Moses."
She also has her family, who she says has always been there for her. "I love my family so much. We are a strong family. We are a loving family. We are a brave family. We are fighters. I love my mother so much."
She hopes her open letter will help sexual abuse victims come forward and seek help.
"I am hoping to help at least one person out there. And that's why I spoke out."
I'm going to buy my first copy of People since I was a tween, for this.
If you're interested in reading some court transcripts, Ronan Farrow's partner has been tweeting out some material that's compiled here.
The 21 year-old actor next stars opposite Benicio del Toro in the indie movie “Paradise Lost”
CAA has signed “The Hunger Games” star Josh Hutcherson, who recently parted ways with ICM Partners, an agency insider has told TheWrap.
Hutcherson left ICM in January after feeling “it was time for a change,” according to sources. He took meetings with the other major agencies before deciding to sign with powerhouse talent agency CAA.
The 21 year-old actor is set to reprise his role as Peeta Mellark in Lionsgate’s two-part franchise finale “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay,” though his lucrative deals for those sequels were made by ICM Partners.
“The Hunger Games” isn’t Hutcherson’s only franchise, as he also stars alongside Dwayne Johnson in New Line’s “Journey” movies.
Hutcherson was a child actor whose breakout turn as Laser in “The Kids Are All Right” helped propel him to stardom. He’ll soon be seen in the indie movie “Paradise Lost,” which co-stars Benicio del Toro as drug kingpin Pablo Escobar.
Bad news for believers in Parks and Recreation and the good of humankind: The lock Ben and Leslie attached to Paris’ Pont des Arts bridge in the show’s 100th episode has disappeared.
Ben surprises Leslie with a trip to Paris after her last day in office, and once there, they snap the lock (reading “LESLIE AND BEN” with a bright red heart) to the bridge. We all thought it would stay forever until a Tumblr post first alerted the world to the disappearance. The poster was in Paris recently and, being a Parks and Rec fan, decided to go on a mission to find the lock. But once they arrived at the sacred spot, they found the lock was gone. “Whoever you are, super hardcore Parks fan, you kinda suck,” the poster wrote. Agreed.
Someone stole the Leslie and Ben lock from the Pont Neuf bridge in Paris. That stinks. Please bring it back? http://t.co/CWXqRXoMFG— Ken Tremendous (@KenTremendous) February 6, 2014
This is shitty: http://t.co/wGM6R7UVn4— Adam Scott (@mradamscott) February 6, 2014
Read the full story here.
Tilda Swinton, Wes Anderson, Ralph Fiennes, Tony Revolori and Saoirse Ronan attend the 'The Grand Budapest Hotel' photocall during 64th Berlinale International Film Festival at Grand Hyatt Hotel on February 6, 2014 in Berlin, Germany.
Bill Murray, Wes Anderson and Tony Revolori
Edward Norton and Shauna Robertson
Christoph Waltz and Judith Holste
The Mouse House’s production label Mandeville Films (Muppets Most Wanted) is behind the project, which has been conceived by commercial director Robert Rugan as a live-action/CG animation hybrid a la the Alvin and the Chipmunks, Scooby-Doo and Smurfs films that have raked in big bucks in the last several years. Currently, Rugan is also developing a couple WB projects, and his credits include the contemporary retake Alice’s Misadventures in Wonderland and the Chuck Jones-inspired live-action short Wiley vs. Rhodes.
The original Rescue Rangers was a 2D animated series created by Tad Stones and Alan Zaslove for The Disney Channel, premiering in 1989 and running for three seasons. The show recast the chipmunk comedy duo (who first appeared in Clyde Geronimi’s 1943 short Private Pluto) as the founders of a detective agency, dealing with crimes “too small” for the police to handle and serving animal clients. Serious-minded Chip and daffy Dale are assisted by Aussie mouse Monterey Jack, young mouse pilot/mechanic/inventor Gadget and Zipper the Fly in their battle against injustice.
It remains to be seen if the film will take a retro-inspired tone like Muppets or bring the classic characters into the modern age like Smurfs and Alvin. But if it’s a hit, and fans of the show aren’t too creeped out to see their heroes in CG (see Garfield, Yogi Bear) it could be interesting to see where else this strategy takes Disney. Will we be seeing a CG animated Darkwing Duck? The mind boggles.
I dunno ....
American Gods picked up by another company after being dropped by HBO, Anansi Boys to be developed into BBC mini-series.
Back in November we found out the depressing news that the TV adaptation of Neil Gaiman‘s hit book American Gods was no longer in development at HBO—likely due to (or at least impacted by) their decision to go all-in with the Damon Lindelof series The Leftovers.
Now American Gods has found a new home. It’s been announced that FreemantleMedia has acquired the rights to the project, though it’s not yet known what channel you can expect to see the show on yet.
Continue reading for more, including a quote from Gaiman on what happened with HBO and how the deal with Freemantle came to be.
“A few people have asked for more background on this: HBO had an option on American Gods for several years. It went through three different pilot scripts. HBO has a limited number of slots and, after a while, passed it to Cinemax, who are in the HBO family, who decided eventually they didn’t want to do it, and the option expired, which unfortunately meant we couldn’t work with Tom Hanks’ production company Playtone any longer, as they are exclusive to HBO. However, Stefanie Berk, who had been one of the brightest stars at Playtone, had recently moved to Freemantle, and was as determined as she had been when she was at Playtone to bring American Gods to the screen. And I was impressed by her determination.”
While it’s exciting to know American Gods has found a new home, where the show actually airs will be a big deal to many, and remains the biggest question mark. Freemantle’s list of shows mainly consists of game shows like The Price is Right, Minute to Win It, and Let’s Make A Deal, reality competitions like America’s Got Talent (and the many variations around the world), American Idol (and other variations around the world), Project Runway, and The Biggest Loser, and reality shows like Deadliest Catch, Ax Men, and Ice Road Truckers.
The company is currently boosting their scripted TV division with shows in development for A&E, Spike TV, and The CW, so it will certainly be interesting to see where the newly acquired American Gods lands.
Gaiman also revealed in the same blog post he confirmed the American Gods news in that his Anansi Boys is getting a miniseries adaptation by RED Productions for BBC.
Not sure I trust anyone to do American Gods right and 'meh' at Anansi Boys.
Anna Kendrick and Rebel Wilson have closed deals to reprise their roles for Pitch Perfect 2, Universal and Gold Circle’s sequel to the 2012 musical comedy.
As first reported by The Hollywood Reporter, Elizabeth Banks, who produced and co-starred on the original, is directing the new movie, which has a release date of May 15, 2015.
The actresses were expected to return but both had become increasingly busy since the first film became an unexpected sensation.
Kendrick’s single "Cups" from Pitch Perfect made her a triple platinum recording artist with combined sales of a little less than 3 million units sold. She recently wrapped Disney’s adaptation of the Broadway musical Into the Woods.
Wilson, meanwhile, currently stars in the ABC comedy Super Fun Night, which she created, produces and writes. She is shooting a turn in Night at the Museum 3 and hosted the 2013 MTV Movie Awards and won the awards for Breakthrough Performance and Best Musical Moment.
Paul Brooks will produce Pitch Perfect 2 for Gold Circle Films alongside Banks and Max Handelman for their Brownstone Productions shingle.
"The practice of sport is a human right. Every individual must have the possibility of practicing sport, without discrimination of any kind and in the Olympic spirit, which requires mutual understanding with a spirit of friendship, solidarity and fair play."– Olympic Charter
Google is celebrating Sochi Winter Olympics arrival today (on 7th Feb, 2014) with an amazing colorful Google Doodle on the main page of Google. Brace yourself, winter games are coming and countdown is begin on the Official Sochi 2014 website. Read the details about today's doodle after the jump and enjoy the day.
Sochi Winter Olympics which is also called XXII Olympic Winter Games is being celebrated by a Doodle in which you can see all the famous winters games in each panel. The games featured in the doodle are Freestyle Skiing, Speed skating, Ice Hockey, Snowboard, Bobsleigh and Ice Skating. Google is written in the bottom of the doodle with each character in one different panel. Olympics Charter is searched when you click on the logo.
While the Opening Ceremonies aren't until tomorrow, several preliminary events were held today. For those of us in the US, here is NBC's schedule tonight:
Streams: Will add shortly once they become available!
Are you ready, ONTD? GO!
Sochi, Russia (CNN) -- The Olympic city has a dog problem. Thousands of stray canines wander the streets and suburbs of Sochi.
They can be seen loping through the recently completed parks and housing developments that have sprung up around what was once a sleepy Black Sea resort.
In the countdown to the Winter Games, Russian animal rights activists have accused city authorities of ramping up a campaign to exterminate street dogs through the use of poison.
Yulia Krasova says she witnessed the long, agonizing death of a street dog when she walked out of a movie theater in Sochi two weeks ago.
"At first I thought someone beat the dog," she recalled. "The dog jumped up and started running around in circles. Then she fell down and started spitting up ... I called the veterinarian. He said there is a 100% guarantee the dog was poisoned."
Krasova filmed the dying dog with her cell phone. So did Irina Gutnik, another Sochi resident.
Gutnik said she encountered a dog convulsing and barking in fear and pain in Sochi's Bitka neighborhood in December.
"They always poison the street dogs here," Krasova said. "But in December it got terrible ... they began poisoning the animals terribly before the Olympics."
Reports of the widespread culling of animals have put city and Olympic officials on the defensive.
"All stray dogs that are found on the Olympic Park are collected by a professional veterinary contractor for the well-being of the people on the Park and the animals themselves," the Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee said in a statement this week.
"All healthy animals are released following their health check."
Vladimir Makarenko, the head of the administration for Sochi's Hostinski district, said volunteers were welcome to take stray dogs to a brand new shelter recently opened on the outskirts of the city.
But the announcement of new government-backed shelter was met with deep distrust by members of the grassroots network of animal rights activists in Sochi.
"Over the last couple of days, when this uproar began, they built this new shelter just for the media," said Vlada Provotorova, a dentist who built her own make-shift shelter to protect dogs from extermination.
Animal rights activists in Sochi sent CNN photos of three recent contracts signed between the Sochi city government and Basia Services, a company headquartered in Rostov-on-Don.
In one of the documents, dated May 24, 2013, the city government agreed to pay the company 99,450 rubles [roughly $2,800] for the "trapping and gathering of neglected animals."
CNN made several attempts to speak by phone with executives at Basia Services.
Company representatives declined to respond to allegations their employees poisoned street animals.
As alarm grows among Russian dog lovers, some animal rights activists have taken matters into their own hands.
Last month, one Muscovite, Igor Airapetyan, drove all the way to Sochi to pick up a van-load of street dogs that he then "evacuated" to the Russian capital. Video of the journey trip was posted on a Facebook page titled "Death in Sochi."
Meanwhile, Provotorova and several friends continue to donate time and money to feed, house and sterilize the dozen street dogs they placed in a small kennel they built on the outskirts of Sochi.
This week, the dogs barked and wagged their tails madly when Provotorova and several other volunteers arrived with fresh supplies of dog food.
"We are protecting them from Basia," said Provotorova said.
"I don't blame the Olympics," said Dina Filippova, as she scrubbed out the kennels with a mop. "We don't have a sterilization program, so there is a huge amount of stray dogs here and authorities try to control them. They can't."
Filippova, a lawyer living in Sochi, argued Russia needs new legislation for the protection and management of animals.
"In Russia, you can abuse animals and it's not a crime. You can buy and adopt an animal and release it on the street, it's not a crime," she said. "You have no legal obligation to sterilize your dog or cat."
Filippova and Provotorova both conceded that their families often accused them of being "crazy" about animals.
But one of their fellow volunteers had another explanation for why she devoted so much time to caring and feeding for homeless animals.
"At my age I prefer taking care of animals," said Valentina Slivat, who described herself as a "simple Soviet nurse" who worked at a hospital in Sochi.
A fluffy street dog named "Pushistik" followed Slivat constantly around the kennel, and periodically leaped into her arms.
"People have hands, legs, brains. But animals have been abandoned. We need to save them," the nurse said.
"I'm scared now."
– Sofia Vergara, on her surprise engagement gift – a stripper serving her coffee! – on The Ellen DeGeneres Show
"Ayy Will, imma need some more cowbell on tha next album, u game?"
– Snoop Dogg, crashing Will Ferrell's Reddit Ask Me Anything session
"Of course! I'm absolutely game, Snoop. I've also got some beats that I want to run by you. I'm warning you now, they're not good. ... In fact, I just talked myself out of it. I'm not going to show them to you."
– Will Ferrell, in response
"It would take a hell of a lot to pull us apart. Cancer's not going to do that, that's for sure."
– The Little Couple's Jennifer Arnold, who announced that her cancer is in remission, on her bond with husband Bill Klein
"We don't spend enough time together. ... But, I mean, you and I both know that it would be great if we did."
– David Letterman, while interviewing George Clooney on his late-night talk show
"I've had this relationship conversation before, you know."
– Famed bachelor Clooney, in response
"I'll be honest, when it came to rejoining Twitter, I had mixed emojis."
– John Mayer, Tweeting about his return to the popular social networking site
"The teacher gives us all a hug and goes, 'You did it! You showed up! Let's lie down.' We all lie down and she's like, 'How is everybody feeling?' We're like, 'Great!' And the teacher's like, 'Great!' Then we all get to leave 20 minutes early."
– Amy Poehler, on her dream exercise class, to Ladies' Home Journal
"Why not us?"
– Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, on the advice from his father that he passed along to his teammates before winning the Super Bowl, on the Late Show with David Letterman
"This started out calm and ended in a war! Sorry @kyliejenner"
– Khloé Kardashian, apologizing to sister Kylie Jenner on Instagram after a trampoline accident sent her to the hospital
"So if you want to get on The Tonight Show, wear a three-piece suit on your first-ever appearance."
– Soon-to-be host Jimmy Fallon, reminiscing with retiring
Jay Leno about his first appearance on the late-night talk show
"Dear Philip, a beautiful beautiful soul. For the most sensitive among us the noise can be too much. Bless your heart."
– Jim Carrey, paying tribute to the late Philip Seymour Hoffman, on Twitter
HAPPY FRIDAY, ONTD! :-) xoxo
Design duo Peter Pilotto and Christopher De Vos were certainly feeling happy, and with good reason. And, because this is the first time that Target will sell parts of its designer collaboration on Net-a-Porter. Taking full advantage of the event, they made a point of chatting with customers waiting in line, and later were spotted dancing with Natalie Joos, and greeting Dree Hemingway, Alexa Chung, and Taylor Schilling, who walked the red carpet with them.
The collection debuts on February 9th on selected targets, (STORE LIST HERE)
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The clothes are so cute! I want the whole collection.