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Kris Jenner has one word for people who think her estranged husband is changing his sex.
We got Kris last night at Mr. Chow in Malibu -- which by the way is where Bruce Jenner is now living full-time.
Kris scoffs at people whom she clearly believes are just rumor mongers.
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Talks about loving Teen Wolf, working on set, his wedding, hosting(!), answers random questions.
Fleetwood Mac's Stevie Nicks: “I would love to write some music for Game of Thrones"
What’s the appeal of this character-rich drama of warring kingdoms and dastardly plotting?
“The guy who wrote these stories [author George RR Martin] is my age now, and I think: how in the world does somebody come up with these 15 or so characters and then everything that’s wrapped around each one of the 15 characters? It blows my mind that he’s able to create this vast, interlinked world. As a songwriter I write little movies. But I can’t imagine sitting down and writing even one small book, a novel. We each have our thing that we’re really good at.”
You appeared on an episode of Glee dedicated to Fleetwood Mac. Could you do something similar with Game of Thrones?
“I would love to write some music for the show. I’ve written a bunch of poetry about it — one for each of the characters. On Jon Snow… on Arya… on Cersei… on Cersei and Jaime, the blonde on blonde… on Khaleesi… I’m always looking for that kind of inspiration, and I’m very inspired by it — as I was very inspired by Twilight.”
Who are your favourite characters?
“Khaleesi [Emilia Clarke] is my new favourite heroine. And Cersei [Lena Headey] is fantastic. She’s just mean as shit. And you know who else is mean? Not Joffrey [Jack Gleeson] — he’s beyond. He’s just sickly, deeply, sadistically evil. But no, the one that’s going to marry him, Margaery [played by Natalie Dormer]. She is just such a great evil person. And she thinks she is going to be able to handle him. And then you have Brienne of Tarth [Gwendoline Christie] — I love her.”
All Season 3 Deleted Scenes
What kind of boring ass scenes tbh? explains why they were deleted I guess lol. anyways i like the cersei/varys interaction lmao
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There are topics that mainstream video games rarely tackle, but lately, the list is getting shorter. It got shorter yet again last week. It happened in a PS3 game, or rather, in an expansion to a PS3 game from last year. It's something I can't not talk about. Spoilers for The Last of Us: Left Behind follow.
If you haven't played Left Behind, the add-on to last year's critically acclaimed The Last Of Us and plan to do so, bookmark this and go do that. If you're unafraid of some big spoilers, both for the DLC and the main game, read on.
The defining moment of The Last of Us: Left Behind (which I really liked) wasn't a death or a sacrifice, at least not for me—it was a kiss. Just a kiss, between two teenagers who happen to be surviving in a post-apocalyptic wasteland, and who also happen to be young women.
Left Behind focuses on Ellie, the foulmouthed, teenaged co-star of The Last of Us, and her friendship with another girl named Riley. Ellie and Riley were friends back in the Boston quarantine zone, before Ellie was bitten, before she was revealed to be immune to the zombie plague, and before she set off with Joel on a journey across the country.
As it turns out, Ellie and Riley were more than just friends—they were romantically involved. Near the end of Left Behind, as they dance atop a counter in a department store, Ellie finally asks Riley to stay with her, to give up her dream of joining the Firefly resistance and just... stay. Riley agrees, and so Ellie does the most natural thing in the world: She kisses her.
"Sorry," says Ellie, smiling.
"For what?" asks Riley, smiling back.
This is a really big deal. Not just because it was a sweet moment for a beloved character—though it totally was that. It was a big deal because video games have never suffered from an overabundance of queer characters (let alone two young women in a queer, mixed-race coupling), and the fact that one of the most popular characters in one of the biggest games of the last several years just "came out" on Valentine's Day should be treated like the event that it is. Ellie totally likes girls, you guys! How cool is that?
[Side note: That Left Behind was released on the same day as actor Ellen Page's moving, heartfelt coming out at THRIVE seems almost too poetic, and a perfect continuation of an at-times contentious story. Last June, Page called out The Last of Us and Ellie for ripping off her likeness, and more than half a year later, both the character and the woman celebrated the same Valentine's Day by coming out. Next, maybe Ellie will announce that she's starring in a post-apocalyptic stage production of X-Men: Days of Future Past.]
Last week, shortly after finishing Left Behind, I hopped on the phone with writer and creative director Neil Druckmann to talk about the process behind the DLC's creation, the writing decisions he made, and what it was like to write a new chapter for everyone's favorite foul-mouthed teenager.
But first things first: When did he decide that the story was going to go this way?
"It's hard to say when the thought first popped into our head," Druckmann told me. "I was doing interviews with Faith [Erin Hicks, co-author of the prequel comic American Dreams, in which Riley and Ellie first meet] when we first announced the comic book and we both made the mistake where we were talking about Ellie and Riley and we said 'Oh, Ellie is really attracted to Riley.' I don't think we meant it romantically at the time when we were saying it, but then the thought kind of stuck in my head as we were writing that comic book 'Oh, what if they are romantically attracted to each other?'"
Druckmann told me that the idea of Ellie's preference for guys or girls never really came up while they were making The Last of Us, in part because aside from some oblique references made by Joel and Tess, there weren't really any romantic relationships in the game. "When we started working on Left Behind, it felt like the story wanted to go somewhere else," he said. "It wanted to go somewhere deeper, and that's where again, those early ideas I was talking about with the comic book came back up. What if they are romantically involved? What if the question of leaving or going is about more than just wanting to keep your friend around, it's wanting to keep the person you really love around?"
Not everyone at Naughty Dog agreed that it was a good idea to define Ellie one way or the other."Some of the questions at the studio," Druckmann [writer and creative director] said, "and some of the arguments were like, in defining her one way or another, are we taking away something from players? It wasn't defined, so people could imagine her being straight, or gay, or whatever. And my argument was, 'Well, those are the stories that are worth telling, that define these characters more and show who they are.' But I know some people will be upset. And they would've been upset in either direction. Someone would get upset by it. So you kind of have to shrug your shoulders and say, well, this is the story that we felt was worth telling and hopefully you're along for the ride."
Druckmann told me that in earlier drafts of the story, the romance was much more obvious. "The first pass was much more overt that there was a romantic relationship," he said. "Some of the feedback I got from Ricky [Cambier], who is one of our designers and Bruce [Straley], our game director, that it was too overt. That we can hint at more of this stuff, it didn't need to be so on the nose. Like when they were riding the carousel, Riley like, took some of Ellie's hair and put it behind her ear. They were like, 'Dude, this is so clichéd, you don't need this stuff, it actually works pretty well without all that stuff.'"
Ellie and Riley aren't the first gay characters to be featured in the world of The Last of Us—Naughty Dog was already recognized by GLAAD for the character Bill, a survivor Joel and Ellie encounter outside of Boston who, over the course of the story, is revealed to be suffering over the loss of his lover, a man named Frank. One of the game's more memorable moments comes after Joel and Ellie leave Bill behind and Ellie reveals that she's stolen one of Bill's porno mags, loudly pondering gay porn (and making Joel as uncomfortable as possible) before tossing the magazine out the window.
I asked Druckmann about the GLADD recognition. "It's super flattering," he said. "You try to do this work, and different kinds of people can connect to it. At the same time, it's a little weird that, you know, that we still make such a big deal out of it? Because for us, it's not a big deal. These just happen to be the characters we had at our disposal, and in making the story it felt like the best choice for drama's sake, for no other reason than drama. So yeah, it's flattering but at the same time, hopefully one day you don't have to give out an award or a list to say, 'Best Gay Character,''Best Whatever Character,' you can just have good characters."
It seems likely that there will inevitably be those who criticize Left Behind for tokenism, or of copying last year's Gone Home, which featured a similar story of two teenage girls in love. Druckmann told me that he and his team had already sketched out Left Behind before he played Gone Home, but that he did take The Fullbright Company's game into consideration as they worked. "We started working on the DLC pretty soon after we finished The Last of Us," he said. "And in fact the outline for the story, we were already working on it while we were finishing The Last of Us. And then we finished the [main] game and I played Gone Home and I loved it, and I met [Gone Home writer] Steve Gaynor at PAX and the first thing I told him when we had lunch was, 'Dude, when our DLC comes out, people are going to accuse us that we ripped you off or something, or that we're trying to ride your coattails, so just… be prepared for that.'
"Up until the last moment," Druckmann said, "we were debating whether to leave [the kiss] in or take it out and just leave it up to players' minds. And playing Gone Home, I was like, maybe it'd be better to take it out so people don't accuse us of saying 'Here's another lesbian story' or whatever. Ultimately, you have to forget about all these things and say, what was your original intention with the story? Is this the best choice for this story, ignoring all other things? And if the answer is yes, and it was yes in this case, then you just leave it in."
"If you had any doubts, [the kiss] takes the doubt away," he said. "Or at least, it should. I'm sure that some people will still have doubts. I know that there'll be some of that cynical criticism, people who'll say, 'Oh, you just stuck that in there to create more waves.' But ultimately, we just wanted to tell a different kind of story, we wanted to tell a romantic story. We had it at our disposal and it didn't matter to us that it happened to be two girls. It wasn't any more or less than that."
It may relatively cut-and-dried for Druckmann, but Riley and Ellie's romance will mean a whole lot to some players, particularly those of us who are starving for more diverse, nuanced characters in the games we play. Bravo, Naughty Dog, for telling the sort of story that mainstream video games are still only beginning to attempt to tell, and in so doing making the world of games a more interesting, relatable place. And good show, Sony, for staying out of their way and letting them do it.
I've said in the past that The Last of Us ended so well that it doesn't need a sequel, but Left Behind has (perhaps predictably) got me wanting more in spite of myself. If in the inevitable sequel, they decide to have Ellie meet a cool girl up in Wyoming? That'd be just fine by me.
She deserves a little happiness, after all.
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A lot can change in a person’s life from the time they’re a teenager to a twentysomething, and we’ve seen pronounced proof of this by following the stories of MTV’s teen moms. But while we’re very much up to date on what’s going on with Leah Calvert, Jenelle Evans, Kailyn Lowry-Marroquin and Chelsea Houska of “Teen Mom 2,” the fifth season of which is currently running on the channel, it’s been a year-and-a-half since the series finale of the original “Teen Mom” aired, and the little we hear is usually based on gossip.
Beginning at 8/7c on Sunday, February 23, MTV will premiere a trio of one-hour documentary specials that give viewers a chance to catch up with Amber Portwood, Catelynn Lowell and Farrah Abraham. “Being Amber,” “Being Catelynn” and “Being Farrah” will offer a glimpse into all three young ladies’ worlds as they struggle with new responsibilities: Amber is just out of jail and trying to reconnect with her daughter, Leah, while staying with her grandparents in Indiana; Catelynn is coping with a cancelled engagement to longtime boyfriend Tyler; and Farrah, who’s now 22 and living thousands of miles away from her mother, is dealing with her controversial choice to make an adult entertainment film. In a nutshell, things are different, but still…complicated.
“Being Farrah” airs at 8/7c on Sunday, February 23, followed by “Being Catelynn” at 9/8c and “Being Amber” at 10/9c. Stay tuned to the blog for more info, including a sneak peek.
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In their statement they state that they did not receive any of the proceeds from the event. However they did receive a $500 contribution toward their Christmas fund.
I will include the entire statement by Saving Our Daughters after the jump.
To all of our sponsors, contributors and friends -
On February 16, 2014, Saving Our Daughters was mentioned on the episode of Real Housewives of Atlanta as being honored with a fundraiser on its behalf.
Our charity was contacted by publicist April Love to get approval and give notice of this upcoming event. Much to our delight, we were indeed honored to be chosen. After all, one of our largest financial contributors, Mrs. NeNe Leakes who has been responsible for contributions in the thousands of dollars throughout the years, is a member of the cast.
Days later, to our surprise Ms. Love did contact me and inform me that she had decided to terminate her company’s involvement with this event. At that point, Ms. Moore contacted me to continue moving forward with the event as purposed and planned. This call took place a day before the event was scheduled to take place.
Upon seeing the event unfold on TV, it was noticed that Ms. Kenya Moore stated that she was giving this charitable event in honor of Mrs. Leakes, with Saving Our Daughters as the recipient of the proceeds from the charity event. Honorees at this point were switched without our knowledge, but again, we are appreciative of any and all support for the organization.
Had we been made aware that this fundraising event was in honor of Mrs. Leakes, we certainly would have been present with the plaques and certificates of appreciation that we currently have to present to Mrs. Leakes for her outstanding efforts and support for Saving Our Daughters. This would have been the perfect opportunity for us to honor her, as well. We were not aware of this and it appears that Mrs. Leakes wasn’t aware either.
The light in which Saving Our Daughters was depicted was less than favorable. The organization received several calls from other supporters about our involvement in this event. They were extremely disappointed and felt that the organization was being taken advantage of.
We go on record by stating that we at Saving our Daughters have never and will not ever be involved in any drive where the exact purpose is not clear, stated or held to with only approved changes. We would not ever jeopardize our continuing support from our friends by being a part of what appears to have been tainted from the start.
In closing, Ms. Kenya Moore stated that thousands of dollars were raised at this event. To protect the integrity of Saving Our Daughters, our records show that we did not receive any of the proceeds raised from Ms. Moore’s masquerade ball.
However, we do appreciate the contribution we did receive of $500 for our annual Christmas doll drive for children with cancer.
NBC Stream: http://tvpc.com/Channel.php?ChannelID=19
Non-NBC stream (diff events may be going on) http://www.justin.tv/dennis995
Past Events Replay Stream: http://www.primewire.ag/watch-2744344-So
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Inspired by “My Fair Lady” — Gillan’s character is named Eliza Dooley – the half-hour single camera comedy is produced by Kapnek’s Piece of Pie Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television for ABC.
A native of Scotland, Gillan is repped by UTA and Troika Talent Agency in the UK. She also appeared in Adult Swim’s “NTSF:SD:SUV” and has roles in the upcoming films “Oculus” and “Guardians of the Galaxy.”
ABC’s other comedy pilot orders this season include director Declan Lowney and “Awkward” creator Lauren Iungerich’s “Damaged Goods” and “Fresh Off the Boat,” which is based on chef Eddie Huang’s memoir and comes from “Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23′s” Nahnatchka Khan with Jake Kasdan and Melvin Mar. Keep tabs on pilot season with Variety’s TV pilots/development scorecard.
This sounds like it could be terrible, but I love that she is trying her hand at everything.
You're cordially invited to the ultimate Persian dinner party.
Shahs of Sunset's castmembers are all taking a seat the dinner table for an explosive reunion hosted by Andy Cohen on Tuesday, Feb. 18, and if you thought your family holiday celebrations were drama-filled, you don't know Shahs.
We've got your exclusive first look at the Bravo reality hit's reunion special, which includes talk of MJ's sex tape (Oh snap!), someone revealing an unplanned pregnancy (Double snap!) and a hug between Reza and Mike (Aw!).
In the juicy cold open, the table is set for all the drama viewers can expect to munch on during the two-part reunion special, which kicks off on Tuesday night.
Not only does the fighting get so heated that GG walks away from the table, but their verbal showdowns cause Cohen, who has been pushed at Real Housewives' reunions, to say, "Y'alls are intense!" Preach, Cohen. Preach.
But the most shocking tease? "If you are gay, they will give you a free sex change," Lilly says, sans context.
Asa Rahmati has scored a legal victory after her water bottle company was slapped with a trademark lawsuit in federal court — and RadarOnline.com has all the exclusive details.
In Oct. 2013, Gastroceuticals, LLC filed a lawsuit against Rahmati’s company, Diamond Water, LLC, demanding a jury trial and claiming they own the federally registered trademark “Dymund” in accordance with their water bottles and are asking Rahmati’s competing company to cancel their all-too-similar trademark.
Radar has learned that the federal court judge shot down the competitor and refused to grant an injunction against Rahmati’s Diamond Water.
According to the court docs, the judge claimed that the plaintiff’s arguments were weak, stating the bottles are vastly different and don’t look at all alike.
The judge also noted that consumers likely wouldn’t confuse the Bravolebrity’s special brand of diamond-infused alkaline bottled water with Gastroceuticals’ product due to Rahmati’s popularity.
Rahmati, 37, maintains she lawfully owns trademarks for both Diamond Water and Asa’s Diamond Water and that consumers will not confuse them with “Dymund” — which isn’t even well-known or famous to the general public.
The case is still pending in federal court.
Lilly Ghalichi denies any claims that she's anorexic, and claims that she is perpetually under a hundred lbs because of her excellent Persian genes. Lilly Ghalichi isn't skinny, the Shahs of Sunset star is just thin-gened.
Lilly recently explained to Star that reports that she was only 98-pounds because she had an eating disorder were simply untrue.
The 30-year-old Persian princess, who reportedly had the nickname Olive Oyl in high school, assured the publication that there wasn't any real mystery to her skin deep beauty; it comes from her family heritage:
"The real reason I'm so skinny is, honestly, due to my genetics. If I eat poorly it shows. Although I'm still skinny, I can get a little gut and my butt looks soft."
Just the kind of body dysmorphic gibber-jabber you'd expect from someone who appears to be on the ole Dachau diet.
At times 100 Days of Summer’s star Pascale Wellin may be misunderstood by some of her cast mates, but the one message that always comes across loud and clear is her sense of style. Check out what she had to say us about her go-to shopping destinations, how to look hot in the cold weather, the status of her jewelry line and more.
1. You do a great job of mixing affordable and high-end fashion on 100 Days of summer. What pieces do you recommend saving on and what is worth the splurge?
I have a rule of thumb, which is, always spend money on things that matter shoes, bags and jackets. Trends come and go but staple pieces will last forever.
2. How would you describe your personal style?
I appreciate minimal design and I adore classic silhouettes, I never want to look back at what I wore and notice a bad trend in my style. My two fashion inspirations would be Kate Moss and Angelina Jolie.
3. You get a spending alert call from your credit card company; where are you most likely shopping?
4. You were born and raised in Chicago but have also lived in LA. What do you consider to be the pros and cons of the style in each city?
In LA people are willing to take risks and are not as cautious as the Midwest, but you also see many fashion victims. People in Chicago who appreciate fashion know how to do it right but it can be very far and few between.
5. Living in Chicago you’ve seen the worst winter has to offer. What style tips do you have for staying chic this winter?
Chicago winter is not only cold but also extremely damp and windy. A nice hat is always worth the investment to save recently styled hair.
6. Give us the latest on the jewelry line you and your mom are collaborating on.
I have been really working on properly branding my collection with my mother and I would be lying if I said it has been an easy process. I want our collection to be flawless and I am an extreme perfectionist. I have come to terms with the idea that my final product may be years in the making but it is an extremely exciting journey.
sources: Eonline, RadarOnline, Classicalite, BigBlondeHair
You may want to add this to your summer reading list.
Keeping Up With the Kardashians stars Kendall and Kylie Jenner exclusively told E! News last summer that they were working on penning a young-adult novel together, and now we give you the exclusive first look at their book's cover—and tell you when you can snag a copy for yourselves!
The cover of the E! stars' novel, titled Rebels: City of Indra, is an artistic piece of work that features an aerial view of a futuristic city, with a woman's eye at the top of the book, showing the reflection of a female body succumbing to a beam of light. Ooh, the suspense!
According to the publisher, the novel presents "a thrilling dystopian story about two super-powered girls, Lex and Livia, who embark on a journey together, not realizing their biggest danger might be each other."
"Kylie and I love the creative challenge and are thrilled to have been given the opportunity to share this story," Kendall said, while her sister added, "We can't wait to share these characters and the world we created with readers everywhere. We are so excited!"
Karen Hunter, publisher of Karen Hunter Publishing, adds, "The story that Kendall and Kylie crafted is a thrill ride—one that their fans and fans of this genre won't be able to put down."
So when can you snag yourself a copy? The stars' debut novel will be released June 3.
In June 2012, the brunette beauties told E! News that they were collaborating with cowriter Maya Sloane on a science-fiction story "set 200 years in the future"—the first in a possible series, which is why they aren't putting all of their ideas in one book—for publisher Karen Hunter at Simon & Schuster.
"We want to do something so different, something that we really love," Kendall had told us.
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CAA: Actor Josh Hutcherson is now repped by Dave Bugliari, Michael Cooper, Kevin Huvane and John Garvey. He was previously with ICM Partners. Hutcherson currently stars as Peeta Mellark in the highly successful Hunger Games series. Hutcherson originally got his start in the early 2000s, appearing in features such as American Splendor and Kicking and Screaming, before going on to larger roles in Little Manhattan, Zathura, Firehouse Dog, RV, Bridge to Terabithia, The Kids Are All Right and The Journey to the Center of the Earth franchise. Next up, he will appear inThe Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part One and Part Two, the two-film adaptation of the final book in Suzanne Collins’ trilogy. Other clients of Bugliari, Cooper, Huvane and Garvey include Bradley Cooper, Orlando Bloom, Jennifer Aniston, Nicole Kidman, Miley Cyrus, Brad Pitt.
his new agents settin him up for SUPERSTARDOM post hunger games
It wasn’t long ago that Pussy Riot’s Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina were released from prison after being granted amnesty by the Russian government. They had served nearly all of their 2-year sentences, a term handed down after the band was found guilty of singing an anti-Putin rock track in a Moscow cathedral.
While both Nadya and Maria have continued to be vocal against Russia’s current governmental policies, appearing on TV shows and in print interviews internationally, they returned to their home country amidst the Winter Olympics last week and were detained by police and arrested on Tuesday after apparently being suspected of an unspecified crime.
As the New York Times reports,
In a series of messages on Twitter, Ms. Tolokonnikova said that the two women had been also been detained on Sunday and Monday. On Monday, she said they were held by the Federal Security Service, known as the F.S.B.
“On the 16th we were detained for seven hours,” she wrote. “On the 17th, we spent 10 hours with the F.S.B. and today we are in a police wagon, accused of theft.”
Ms. Tolokonnikova wrote that they had come to Sochi intended to carry out a protest.
“We are in Sochi to hold a Pussy Riot action,” she wrote. “The song is called, ‘Putin Will Teach You to Love the Motherland.” However, she said they had not yet carried out any protest and were merely walking in Sochi when they were stopped by the authorities on Tuesday.
While in custody, the women were still allowed access to their phones, which provided them a social media outlet on which to explain more of their situation and what their protest would have entailed, had it not been interrupted:
The song they had intended to perform, she wrote, was devoted to defendants charged in connection with a May 2012 political protest that turned violent in Moscow’s Bolotnaya Square, to “the corrupt Olympics”, to an environmental activist Evgeny Vitishko, who was recently sentenced to three years in prison, and to “suppression of freedom in Russia.”
After several hours of questioning, both Tolokonnikova and Alyokhina were released without charge, as were three others who were detained with them. The five women exited the prison wearing masks and singing lines from the song they’d hoped to perform in Sochi earlier that day.
It’s important to understand the importance of what Pussy Riot is trying to accomplish in Russia, and their insistence on fighting for change despite Russia’s repeated resistance and the threat against their liberties. Tolokonnikova and Alyokhina are not afraid of punishment, not afraid of prison; instead, they seem to be more afraid of their homeland’s fate if something isn’t done to change it, and soon. These women are doing such important work, and we’re behind them all the way.
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On the set of the Entertainment Weekly cover shoot for the Veronica Mars movie, the cast seemed to really enjoy one of the many reunions they’ll have thanks to their Kickstarter-funded film. Ryan Hansen (Dick) joked about making out with fans who came to the set. Chris Lowell (Piz) explained why he always knew a Mars movie would happen. And creator Rob Thomas blurted out one hell of a spoiler.
“Veronica dies,” the straight-faced Thomas said when asked to sum up the movie in one word. Not only did he break the single-word rule, but he blew our minds — OK, not really. He already told us last week that there’s a future to the VM franchise beyond the March 14 movie, and clearly that future needs to include the title character herself.
Watch our behind-the-scenes video below, which also includes Krysten Ritter (Gia), Tina Majorino (Mac), Percy Daggs III (Wallace), Francis Capra (Weevil), and Enrico Colantoni (Keith) on set. For some time with LoVe — Kristen Bell and Jason Dohring — check out our Facebook-exclusive video; you have to “like” our page to watch.
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Sir Patrick Stewart was one of many stars to congratulate Ellen Page on coming out as gay over the weekend.
The 26-year-old Juno actress told a packed Las Vegas conference for LGBT teens last Friday that she was “tired of hiding” and “lying by omission” by not disclosing her true sexuality.
Praise for the Oscar-nominated star wasn’t just confined to Twitter. Headlines heralding her decision popped up all over the place, including one very positive column in The Guardian by Jane Czyzselska.
It also mistakenly cited Sir Patrick Stewart as an example of a gay actor who cheered her on for her public disclosure.
"Some gay people, such as Sir Patrick Stewart, think Page’s coming out speech is newsworthy because a high-profile and surprisingly politically aware young actress has decided not to play by the rules that so many closeted Hollywood actors are advised to follow if they are to enjoy mainstream success," Czyzselska wrote.
As happens to us journalists from time-to-time, Czyzselska accidentally missed one crucial point: Stewart is not gay and recently married jazz singer Sunny Ozell in September 2013.
But we’re sort of glad that she did miss it, because Stewart’s reaction to the report was priceless – and even encouraged another Star Trek legend to get involved.
And then he tweeted the following:
“This article was amended on 17 February 2014,” editors wrote, by way of a correction. “The third paragraph originally said ‘Some gay people, such as Sir Patrick Stewart, think Page’s coming out speech is newsworthy’. This should have read ‘Some people, such as Sir Patrick Stewart, think Page’s coming out speech is newsworthy’.”
However, Stewart has long shown his support for the LGBT community. He’s also best friends with openly gay actor Sir Ian McKellen, and was awarded the Straight Ally Of The Year award from PFLAG last year for his promotion of marriage equality.
“From my earliest years as an actor I have always been proud of the support the creative community gives to all forms of human and civil rights,” Stewart said.
Lakers guard Nick Young poses with girlfriend, Australian rapper, Iggy Azalea in the March issue of GQ magazine which features LeBron James on the cover.
For all of the haters who said Carrie Underwood and her hockey hunk husband Mike Fisher were skating on thin ice, a pal of theirs is slamming those rumors into the boards.
According to Life & Style magazine, America's favorite hockey-meets-country-music pair are ready to have a child together after four years of marriage.
"During the holidays, they told friends and family that 2014 was going to be the year they had a baby!" a pal revealed to Life & Style.
"Mike and Carrie hoped to get pregnant in 2013 but then they decided to put it off," the source added.
We're assuming they put the baby off because of Carrie's hectic schedule last year. She was on a 114-date tour, hosted the Country Music Awards and then there was that live rendition of The Sound of Music.
All of this baby stuff comes after Carrie and Mike divorce rumors swirled a few months ago. There was talk he was ready to settle down and have a family and she wanted to focus on her career. It looks like neither of those situations are true now.