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  • 04/11/14--14:44: 'A Most Wanted Man' Trailer



  • Plot: When a half-Chechen, half-Russian, brutally tortured immigrant turns up in Hamburg's Islamic community, laying claim to his father's ill gotten fortune, both German and US security agencies take a close interest: as the clock ticks down and the stakes rise, the race is on to establish this most wanted man's true identity - oppressed victim or destruction-bent extremist? Based on John le Carré's novel, A MOST WANTED MAN is a contemporary, cerebral tale of intrigue, love, rivalry, and politics that prickles with tension right through to its last heart-stopping scene.

    Cast: Robin Wright, Rachel McAdams, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Willem Dafoe, Daniel Brühl

    Release Date: July 25, 2014 (US limited)

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    This past weekend, "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" opened in theaters around the country and by $10 million, beat the previous best opening for the month of April. The movie has already gone on to earn more than $300 million worldwide as well. And, the reviews have been good as well.

    Prior to the film's release, HitFix's Gregory Ellwood sat down with members of the cast, including Sebastian Stan, who plays Bucky Barnes/Winter Soldier. As Ellwood notes in the interview, the fight scenes are amazing and assuredly that is no small reason for the film's success.

    Fight sequences can be intense for actors to film, and in terms of the action Stan says that "Everything we could do, we did," and that he and Chris Evans had fight choreography training for about three months.

    During the filming, Stan also had to be able to use a prosthetic arm and had the choice of two – one which allowed more movement, and one which was heavier but looked better. More often than not, he went with the one that looked better, explaining that being more aware of the aware the prosthetic helped him with the character.

    With a Marvel Cinematic Universe film, the question always exists about who knew what direction Marvel was going to go with the story and when. Consequently, that is the first thing Ellwood talks about with Stan – was he, Stan, aware when he did the first "Captain America" movie of the Winter Soldier storyline and if Marvel was going to be making a movie out of it at any point in the near future.

    Stan says that he knew what happened to Bucky in the comics, but wasn't sure if Marvel would be turning it into a movie at any point in the near or distant future. He was, however, keeping his fingers crossed.

    If you watch until the end of the interview, you'll also get a discussion about the post-credits sequence, one which does a good job avoiding spoilers. Watch, enjoy, and don't forget to tell us your thoughts on the film.

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    Sofia Vergara says eating is her favourite hobby and food forms such an important part of her social life.

    The Colombian beauty claims that despite being celebrated for her trim, hourglass physique, she loves to eat - so much so that she decided to star in a movie about food.

    ofia stars alongside Robert Downey Jr. in new movie 'Chef', which centres on a businessman-turned-food truck owner.
    Speaking to Women's Health magazine, she said: ''I think it's a film everybody is really going to enjoy because there's a lot of food in the movie.

    ''I love to eat and that's like my hobby. That's what I do with my friends, my fiancé, with my son. So eating is a very important part of my social life.''
    Although the 41-year-old beauty can't resist her favourite tasty snacks, she does try to have some balance and only unleashes her sweet tooth on weekends.

    Sofia added: ''I try to do the right thing during the week but then do whatever I want during the weekend.''
    Meanwhile, the 'Modern Family' actress - who was named the highest earning actress in TV by Forbes magazine last year - has been treating herself with her hard-earned millions, recently purchasing a $10.6 million home in Beverly Hills.

    The sprawling 11,400-square-foot estate boasts seven bedrooms and 11 bathrooms.

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    Tori Spelling and her estranged husband Dean McDermott are revealing the heartache and pain involved with dealing with his alleged infidelity and rehab in Lifetime's new six-episode docudrama, True Tori.

    "That's my worst nightmare [that] I cheated on my wife," McDermott, 47, says as the two are sitting on what appears to be a counselor's couch. "I was out of control. Sex was an escape, just like drugs or alcohol."

    In a promo for the show, Spelling, 40, is seen walking with the couple's children and also sobbing on the couch.

    "I'm really mad," she says. "I could never give him enough sex. He's never going to be happy with just me."

    McDermott appears confused. "You don't think you deserve me?" he says before reaching over to console her.

    Spelling's parting words: "I'm well aware this might not have a happy ending."

    True Tori will premiere April 22 on Lifetime.

    People

    Would you stay with someone if they cheated on you?

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    A new Gladiator will rise to handle the wreckage of next Thursday’s explosive Scandal season finale — and his name is Jimmy Kimmel.

    “Behind The Scandalabra,” a special edition of ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live, will air on April 17 at 11:35/10:35c and will feature a special appearance from Scandal showrunner Shonda Rimes.

    In addition to getting answers to fans’ burning questions, Kimmel also will air a never-before-seen Scandal blooper reel, as well as the complete anthology of “Escandalo,” Live‘s ongoing, telenovela-style Scandal spoof.

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    It's no secret that interracial relationships are trending upward, and in a matter of years we'll have Tindered, OKCupid-ed and otherwise sexed ourselves into one giant amalgamated mega-race.

    But what will we look like? National Geographic built its 125th anniversary issue around this very question last October, commissioning Martin Schoeller, a renowned photographer and portrait artist, to capture the lovely faces of our nation's multiracial future.

    Here's how the "average American" will look by the year 2050:





    Wow. These are obviously not Photoshopped projections, but real people, meaning tomorrow's America lives among us now in every "Blackanese," "Filatino," "Chicanese" and "Korgentinian" you meet at the DMV, grocery store or wherever it is you hang out.

    Their numbers will only grow. The U.S. Census Bureau let respondents check more than one race for the first time in 2000, and 6.8 million people did so. By 2010 that figure had increased to nearly 9 million, a spike of about 32%.

    This is certainly encouraging, but there are obvious flaws with tracking racial population growth through a survey that lets people self-identify, especially since so many familial, cultural and even geographical factors influence your decision to claim one or multiple races. Complicating things further is the definition of race itself: It has no basis in biology, yet its constructions, functions and mythologies irrevocably shape the world as we know it.

    So is an end approaching? Will increased racial mixing finally and permanently redefine how we imagine our racial identities? The latest figures suggest we're getting more comfortable with the idea, or perhaps that we simply give fewer shits than ever before. Either would be a step in the right direction.

    The Wall Street Journal reported a few years back that 15% of new marriages in 2010 were between individuals of different races. It's unclear whether they've included same-sex unions in the count, but as currently stated, this number is more than double what it was 25 years ago. The proportion of intermarriages also varied by race, with "9% of whites, 17% of blacks, 26% of Hispanics and 28% of Asians [marrying] outside their ethnic or racial group." Interracial unions now account for 8.4% of all marriages in the U.S.


    In addition, more than 7% of the 3.5 million children born in 2009, the year before the 2010 census, were of two or more races.

    The future: As for how this looks moving forward, studies have repeatedly shown that young people, especially those under 30, are significantly more amenable to interracial relationships than older adults, while college grads are more likely to have positive attitudes toward them than those with only a high school diploma. What does this mean for Millennials? As a population composed largely of over-educated 20-somethings, our generation is primed and expected to play a major role in populating this projected future America. That goes double if you live in a Western state, where people intermarry at higher rates; Hawaii is winning at the moment, with 4 of 10 new marriages identifying as interracial.

    This doesn't mean it's all sunshine, rainbows and butterflies, however. Stark segregation still plagues many parts of the country. Poverty remains a barrier to social mobility and its consequent opportunities to interact with a diverse range of people. Sadly, the inequalities that shape American society as a whole are equally present in interracial relationship patterns. Time will tell if this holds for the long term.

    But in the meantime, let us applaud these growing rates of intermixing for what they are: An encouraging symbol of a rapidly changing America. 2050 remains decades away, but if these images are any preview, it's definitely a year worth waiting for.

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    The U.S. National Security Agency knew for at least two years about a flaw in the way that many websites send sensitive information, now dubbed the Heartbleed bug, and regularly used it to gather critical intelligence, two people familiar with the matter said. The NSA’s decision to keep the bug secret in pursuit of national security interests threatens to renew the rancorous debate over the role of the government’s top computer experts.

    Heartbleed appears to be one of the biggest glitches in the Internet’s history, a flaw in the basic security of as many as two-thirds of the world’s websites. Its discovery and the creation of a fix by researchers five days ago prompted consumers to change their passwords, the Canadian government to suspend electronic tax filing and computer companies including Cisco Systems Inc. to Juniper Networks Inc. to provide patches for their systems.

    Controversial Practice

    “It flies in the face of the agency’s comments that defense comes first,” said Jason Healey, director of the cyber statecraft initiative at the Atlantic Council and a former Air Force cyber officer. “They are going to be completely shredded by the computer security community for this.”



    Vanee Vines, an NSA spokeswoman, declined to comment on the agency’s knowledge or use of the bug. Experts say the search for flaws is central to NSA’s mission, though the practice is controversial. A presidential board reviewing the NSA’s activities after Edward Snowden’s leaks recommended the agency halt the stockpiling of software vulnerabilities.

    The NSA and other elite intelligence agencies devote millions of dollars to hunt for common software flaws that are critical to stealing data from secure computers. Open-source protocols like OpenSSL, where the flaw was found, are primary targets. The Heartbleed flaw, introduced in early 2012 in a minor adjustment to the OpenSSL protocol, highlights one of the failings of open source software development.

    Free Code

    While many Internet companies rely on the free code, its integrity depends on a small number of underfunded researchers who devote their energies to the projects. In contrast, the NSA has more than 1,000 experts devoted to ferreting out such flaws using sophisticated analysis techniques, many of them classified. The agency found the Heartbleed glitch shortly after its introduction, according to one of the people familiar with the matter, and it became a basic part of the agency’s toolkit for stealing account passwords and other common tasks.

    The NSA has faced nine months of withering criticism for the breadth of its spying, documented in a rolling series of leaks from Snowden, who was a former agency contractor. The revelations have created a clearer picture of the two roles, sometimes contradictory, played by the U.S.’s largest spy agency. The NSA protects the computers of the government and critical industry from cyberattacks, while gathering troves of intelligence attacking the computers of others, including terrorist organizations, nuclear smugglers and other governments.

    Serious Flaws

    Ordinary Internet users are ill-served by the arrangement because serious flaws are not fixed, exposing their data to domestic and international spy organizations and criminals, said John Pescatore, director of emerging security trends at the SANS Institute, a Bethesda, Maryland-based cyber-security training organization.

    “If you combine the two into one government agency, which mission wins?” asked Pescatore, who formerly worked in security for the NSA and the U.S. Secret Service. “Invariably when this has happened over time, the offensive mission wins.”

    When researchers uncovered the Heartbleed bug hiding in plain sight and made it public on April 7, it underscored an uncomfortable truth: The public may be placing too much trust in software and hardware developers to insure the security of our most sensitive transactions.

    “We’ve never seen any quite like this,” said Michael Sutton, vice president of security research at Zscaler, a San Jose, California-based security firm. “Not only is a huge portion of the Internet impacted, but the damage that can be done, and with relative ease, is immense.”

    Flawed Protocol

    The potential stems from a flaw in the protocol used to encrypt communications between users and websites protected by OpenSSL, making those supposedly secure sites an open book. The damage could be done with relatively simple scans, so that millions of machines could be hit by a single attacker. Questions remain about whether anyone other than the U.S. government might have exploited the flaw before the public disclosure. Sophisticated intelligence agencies in other countries are one possibility.

    If criminals found the flaw before a fix was published this week, they could have scooped up troves of passwords for online bank accounts, e-commerce sites, and e-mail accounts across the world. Evidence of that is so far lacking, and it’s possible that cybercriminals missed the potential in the same way security professionals did, suggested Tal Klein, vice president of marketing at Adallom, in Menlo Park, California.

    Ordinary Data

    The fact that the vulnerability existed in the transmission of ordinary data -- even if it’s the kind of data the vast majority of users are concerned about -- may have been a factor in the decision by NSA officials to keep it a secret, said James Lewis, a cybersecurity senior fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

    “They actually have a process when they find this stuff that goes all the way up to the director” of the agency, Lewis said. “They look at how likely it is that other guys have found it and might be using it, and they look at what’s the risk to the country.”

    Lewis said the NSA has a range of options, including exploiting the vulnerability to gain intelligence for a short period of time and then discreetly contacting software makers or open source researchers to fix it.

    SSL Protocol

    The SSL protocol has a history of security problems, Lewis said, and is not the primary form of protection governments and others use to transmit highly sensitive information. “I knew hackers who could break it nearly 15 years ago,” Lewis said of the SSL protocol. That may not soothe the millions of users who were left vulnerable for so long.

    Following the leaks about NSA’s electronic spying, President Barack Obama convened a panel to review the country’s surveillance activities and suggest reforms. Among the dozens of changes put forward was a recommendation that the NSA quickly move to fix software flaws rather that exploit them, and that they be used only in “rare instances” and for short periods of time.

    Currently, the NSA has a trove of thousands of such vulnerabilities that can be used to breach some of the world’s most sensitive computers, according to a person briefed on the matter. Intelligence chiefs have said the country’s ability to spot terrorist threats and understand the intent of hostile leaders would be vastly diminished if their use were prohibited.



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    Warning, if you’re not caught up on your Hannibal watching through Season 2, Episode 5, there are many big spoilers ahead…

    Hannibal‘s Hettienne Park will be the first to admit she’s got a twisted sense of humor.

    The actress remembers laughing the first time she saw the sliced-up corpse of her character, FBI agent Beverly Katz, who was killed off and displayed in a Damian Hirst-esque “art” installation by the titular serial killer in Episode 4 of NBC’s Friday-night drama last month.

    “[Executive producer] Bryan [Fuller] had described it to me, how her body was going to be discovered, but the computer-generated models he’d sent looked like a video game, so it didn’t have any real impact,” Park recalls. “When I actually showed up on set and saw the dummy of me in pieces, it was weird, it was shocking, but it was also kind of funny. The half that was in tact didn’t really look like me. It was a close resemblance, I guess, but it just made me laugh. Her face! It was so absurd.”

    What wasn’t so funny, says Park, were the accusations of racism and sexism hurled at Fuller and the show via social media in the hours and days following Katz’s death. The imbroglio prompted Park to write a blog post, entitled “Racism, Sexism, and Hannibal: Eat The Rude,” that defended Fuller while delving into deeper issues of colorblind casting and minority representation in primetime.

    In her first interview since Beverly’s death, Park dishes to TVLine about the “making” of her character’s body, the sad fate of Bev’s kidneys and the reasons she says she doesn’t completely disagree with fans who read something sexist and/or racist into the murder.

    TVLINE | First things first, sad as I am that you’re not on the show anymore, your character certainly went out with a bang. I’ve got to ask you, how the heck did they make Beverly’s “body”?
    I remember they were asking me if I wanted to choose a model, because they needed to make a mold of the body in order to fill it with organs and slice it up. And I was like, “What do you mean? Why would I choose someone else to look like me? Why don’t I just do it?” They kept trying to talk me out of it, and I said, “Well, I’m free this weekend. I’ll just do it!” So, I go to prosthetics, and it was like a 12-hour affair. [Laughs] It was completely insane. They basically take a silicone mold of each part of your body. As they described it to me, I thought “This isn’t gonna be a big deal.” But you can’t move. First, they start with the leg, and you have to stand still for 45 minutes while the thing sets. They put silicone all over you, then they put a cast on it, then it has to set and dry, and then they saw it off, and it becomes the mold that they fill. They did each of my legs, each of my arms — and we’re hanging out having a good time. Then we get to my head, and they all start acting weird around me. “Do you need to take a break? Are you going to be OK?” So I asked them why. And they responded, “Sometimes people freak out because you have to be encased in there for another 45 minutes. You can’t move. And we’re going to fill in your ears so you won’t really be able to hear anything. And we’re gonna have to cover your mouth, but we’ll have two little holes for your nostrils so you can breathe — can you breathe through your nose?” At this point there’s no turning back. It’s not just your head…it’s basically from the chest up. You really can’t move. And you can’t turn your head, and the thing is tightening around your throat and your face. I was pretty good until the last couple minutes — when I started getting really anxious.

    TVLINE | If you knew then what you know now, would you have maybe bowed out from being the cast model?
    Had I known I could’ve chosen a model-model with an amazing body, I probably would’ve gone that way. [Laughs] “Can you add a little bit more to the tits and ass maybe? Elongate my limbs a little bit?” They were like, “Why didn’t you just choose a model?” And I’m like, “Oh s**t! Why didn’t I think of that? I’m sitting here trying to be authentic!” But I have this other weird thing where if there’s something I’ve never done before and it’s something kind of scary, I want to do it even more. My curiosity, ultimately, would’ve made me say, “Oh p’shaw, I can do it!” And it was an amazing experience.

    TVLINE |What happened with the sliced-up Beverly display when filming was completed? Did you take it home and install it?
    I’m sure they’re hanging onto it, which they do with all the costumes and props — just in case they need to go back. I wouldn’t mind maybe having the smallest piece, but what the hell would I do with that? [Laughs]

    TVLINE | The way Hannibal killed and displayed Beverly, did you take it as a sign of respect – since it was so much work? Or was it the ultimate desecration, a taunt to Will and Jack?
    I thought it was pretty respectful. It was very clean and it was very well thought through. And it must have taken a tremendous amount of effort. I’m not sure how Hannibal was able to put all that together in one night, but you do see the next morning when he’s having breakfast with Jack, he’s in a casual sweater and his hair’s a little messed up — so maybe he pulled an all-nighter. Obviously there’s a little twist of the knife, having her get pulled apart the way she pulls apart a crime scene – but everything Hannibal does is very deliberate. So, he’s definitely sending some kind of message to Will and Jack.

    TVLINE | And your poor kidney! It winds up going through a meat grinder! That was filmed so beautifully, and yet it was so horrific.
    I don’t think I read that part [in the script], or if I did, I completely forgot about it because I was so distracted by the tableau of the slices of the body. So when I was watching from home and saw that he did take my kidney and it’s going through the grinder and he has it in the pie — which is hilarious and over the top — I was totally shocked and gasping and laughing at the same time.

    TVLINE | Before Beverly is killed, when she goes to Hannibal’s house and she’s poking around, I was literally screaming at the TV: “Beverly, get out! Why didn’t you tell a friend where you were going? No! No!”
    There were so many different versions of how to get Beverly over to Hannibal’s house, and a couple that I was more in favor of. The one we went with was fine. But when I was there on the day of filming, and started to go down into the basement, I was like, “She would never go down there!” [Laughs] “What is this?” I could already hear people screaming at the TV: “Don’t go down there! What are you doing?” But that’s part of the fun of it, right? We love being that invested and being on the edge of our seats. We can’t have everything be so logical, because then it would be boring. You want reality, turn on the news!

    TVLINE | I read an interview with Bryan Fuller where he’d said your character was supposed to have been killed off in Season 1. Were you aware of that when you first signed on to the role?
    Oh, yeah. Before we even began shooting Season 1, when I met Bryan, we sat down with [director] David Slade, the folks from hair and makeup, and he explained the whole thing to me. So I was fully prepared and expecting to die in Season 1. It was my ear that Will was supposed to vomit up at the end of the season. But the story changed, and obviously it became Abigail’s ear. But I knew eventually, sooner or later, Beverly was gonna be the first one from the team to get killed.

    TVLINE | I felt like even in Season 1, when Beverly was just in the background, you always brought a certain intrigue to the character, a quality that made me want to know what was going on in her mind. Was there anything you did deliberately to make that happen?
    All I really know how to do is to try to believe in the world that we’ve created. I have to maintain a certain level of professionalism, and yet still obviously be affected by the things I’m seeing. I find it fascinating, the people who do this in real life — how they cope. We had a forensics expert on set with us to consult with, and that was my question: “How do you go home at night after you work on crime scenes?” He had a very interesting way of compartmentalizing all his emotions. So I thought a lot about that, but I never sat there and thought, “How can I make myself intriguing?” I just tried to live in that world as truly as I could.

    TVLINE | You wrote a long and complex blog post about Beverly’s death, about fan outrage over the killing of a strong Asian female character, about your experiences on the show and more. What prompted you to write that?
    I’m on Twitter, and we try to interact with the fan base as much as we can. It’s because of them we got a second season. I follow Bryan’s lead because he’s incredibly generous, opening up those communication channels to people. I’m not sure if people realize it, but he hardly has time to eat or sleep. [Laughs] So the fact that he makes himself available to the fan base is amazing. He’s such a generous and caring person. I started getting messages from some of our fans that he was being attacked. I took a little peek and I was really saddened, because I think everyone’s entitled to their opinions, and I respect those opinions, but the way he was being attacked it went beyond the subject at hand. It got personal and vicious and ugly. He’s a fantastic human being, and him being accused of being racist and sexist was shocking and sad. So I just wrote it and stuck it on the Internet and it seemed to spread really quickly. I just wanted to stand up for my friend, really.

    TVLINE | You addressed in your blog how there’s still a desire among minority viewers to see more representations of themselves on TV, to see more diverse casting.
    It surprises me how attached people are to the character [of Beverly], though I do understand it. Everyone’s rooting for Will, and Beverly was his real lifeline. As far as her being an Asian female getting killed off the show and people being upset about it, I understand that, too. When I was growing up, there were no Asians on TV. The only Asian I saw on TV was Connie Chung. And when I look back, I think it’s a shame [Beverly] couldn’t have lasted ’til the end of the season, because I do think there’s a strong need for – forget about Asian – a strong female character who doesn’t have to play into any clichés. There are strong women who exist in the world. It’s not like this is some crazy idea out of left field. And certainly there aren’t enough roles for minorities. It’s nothing new. Is it surprising that it’s still like that in 2014? It’s disappointing, but I don’t know how surprising it is. But I do believe it’s changing. And just the fact that Bryan was open-minded enough to even consider blind-casting this role, then giving it to an Asian woman, was great. It’s a step forward. I don’t really think of myself as Asian. I know maybe that sounds weird. But I just play it the way it feels right, and if people can identify with that, that’s great. And if the outside of me is Asian and people are rooting for that, that’s great, too.

    TVLINE | It’s interesting what you say about the attachment people had to Beverly on account of her being Will’s lifeline to the world. I hadn’t drawn that line, but it makes sense. You also talked in your blog piece about how it’s not just your decision or Bryan Fuller’s decision.
    How do I say this in a very diplomatic way? I think [Beverly] could have stayed on ’til the end of the season. And for whatever reasons why, whoever decided she needed to go by Episode 4, I can’t say that those weren’t sexist or racist reasons. We’re talking about behind-the-scenes stuff. But as far as Bryan Fuller’s concerned, I don’t believe him to be sexist or racist by any stretch of the imagination. And I completely feel for the people who are upset by it. I mean, I agree with a lot of what they’re saying. I agree that it looks messed up. It looks sexist and it looks racist. It’s incredibly frustrating to finally have a cool Asian female character on TV, and right when you feel like you’re starting to get to know her, they kill her off. On the other hand, it is a show about a cannibal, and there are death tableaus, and that’s built into the story of the show. And if you’re upset about that, then maybe you shouldn’t be watching a show about serial killers. [Laughs] It’s complicated. If this was some other TV show that had nothing to do with murderers, certainly I would see how that could really cause an uproar. But the way our story is built around this guy who is killing all these people, it’s hard to avoid having the woman who’s super smart and gets hot on his trail and becomes a threat — of course she has to get killed! Hannibal’s the smartest guy in the room. There’s no way anyone who gets close to [uncovering] him is going to survive.

    TVLINE | Once you found the plastic wrapped “meat” in his fridge, you were a goner…
    Maybe even before that. When she invites him to do the autopsy.

    TVLINE | Oh, God! That scene! Bring anybody with you but Hannibal!
    She’s in a tough situation. She’s trying to suss out what Will is telling her. She’s a science girl, but she’s also got these strong instincts. So when she invites Hannibal to the autopsy, she’s trying to suss him out as well, and he picks up on that right away, obviously. I think that’s when he went to Home Depot and got all his supplies for killing her. [Laughs]

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  • 04/11/14--15:05: Old man gets twitter account
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    INB4 he makes the inevitable career ruining tweet...

    So, come on, how many of you are going to send him some nudes, flop ideas/screenplays for the next Avengers film? Which one of you already has? Have you ever sent nudes on twitter/lj before? What happened and what were you doing in the pics? Share with the class.



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    As if being an Olympic diver wasn't enough to be going on with, Tom Daley can also count One Direction among his close pals and after sticking up for him through all the Twitter abuse he got during the games, it's Liam Payne who he's ended up closest too.

    Having buddied up during the London Olympics, Tom and the lads have hung out a lot, including have a drink or two together at James Corden's wedding back in 2012. But with busy schedules it can be hard for them all to see each other as much as they'd like and it sounds like Tom is going to have to make do with being pen Snapchat pals for the time being.

    Asked if he and the 1D lads are still best pals, Tom told Heat: "I guess you could say that but I haven't seen them for a long time. They're so busy and dates never work. Niall came down to watch Splash! though."

    But it's the Paynis that Tom has spent most time with and he added: "After the Olympics I would say I was closest to Liam."

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    Meanwhile, his manager has been hinting that there is a "big announcement":




    He been posting pictures from a photoshoot he did "for fun", and is wearing CK in the picture Scooter posted.

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    MTV has released the first song from The Fault in Our Stars soundtrack! The song is “Boom Clap” by CHARLI XCX.



    Tomorrow the full line-up for the soundtrack will be released! We already know it will include Birdy, GroupLove, Lykke Li, and probably Ed Sheeran. Stay tuned and be sure to follow us on Twitter at @PageToPremiere to stay updated. The movie will hit theaters on June 6th. It was directed by Josh Boone, and is based on the novel by John Green, with Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort in the leading roles.

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    IGN: So I watched the first three episodes of this season. They told me it was okay to kind of talk -- not that anything too groundbreaking happens with your character.

    Christie: Yeah, yes... What do you mean!? [Laughs] I'm so hurt right now!

    IGN: That really was a transformative thing for Jaime, hanging out with your character.

    Christie: Yeah, those two -- it sort of made their minds explode a bit. Neither of them could really handle it; they're both staring at the floor. In that scene where Brienne says goodbye to Jaime, he can't even look at her. There's something thrillingly teenage about the whole thing, isn't there?

    IGN: Yeah, and Cersei sort of touches upon it too in episode two, when she tells Brienne she’s obviously in love with Jaime.

    Christie: Oh, when I read that -- when I read the script -- "Nooooo!!" It's sort of the worst thing, like when you're a kid at school and someone says, "You fancy him!" "No!"

    IGN: Do you think she's aware that she loves him?

    Christie: No, I don't think she is.

    IGN: I mean, Cersei is right though, isn’t she?

    Christie: What's brilliant about the writing is that in that moment, that's the first moment [Brienne] considers it, and it's the horror that that might be true and what she might have to deal with. It's so brilliantly directed by Alex Graves, because -- well, I haven't seen that moment, I only filmed it, so I don't know what ended up in the edit. But when we filmed it, obviously, there's that terrible confrontation, face to face, with Cersei. She moves away; she doesn't do the formal exit. She just has to turn away. Even Brienne is incredibly aware of respectability and manners, as difficult as it is for her; she's still a lady. But she doesn't give a formal exit, she turns away. Then in her eye-line is Jaime. It's, I think, really slapped her hard on one side of the face, and then the other even harder, as she runs off red-faced. "Oh, God!"

    IGN: Okay, so when something like this big moment happens, when Cersei's sort of informed you that you're in love with him, was that something…

    Christie: I don't believe that is in the books, so it was extra exciting when I was reading the scripts, and they put that in. Because George is so involved in the television series, it's fabulous to know it's all with his blessing. So a moment like that, it was thrilling. But it's quite sick to take someone so vulnerable, who's such an outsider, who's such a glorious role model for female empowerment, and then put her in the most teenage, awkward situation -- the worst, the worst emotional distress.

    IGN: Which is totally a Cersei kind of play too. Whereas your character is very physically imposing and strong and able.

    Christie: Mmm, and Cersei, it's her mind. She's an intellectual warrior.

    IGN: Yeah, and also you're noble, and Cersei's not -- whatever the opposite of noble is!

    Christie: Yeah, naughty. [Laughs]

    IGN: I love when you step up to Joffrey in that scene, and she sort of snickers and says, "Did you just bow?"

    Christie: It's so horrible, yes. It's just starting. It's like those nasty girls at school that are poking holes. There's this sort of awkward teenager that's a bit taller than everyone else and a bit self-conscious. Then there's a really pretty girl that's just like, "Did you just do that?" [Laughs]

    IGN: There's another thing that Cersei says to you, which is really quite cruel, where she sort of throws out the whole notion of the pledges you have made to these people. She implies that you've jumped ship, as politically necessary, which is of course totally not what it is.

    Christie: So painful. Again, it slaps her across the face! But yes, she's navigating the world. She's dedicated to the greater good, and she's navigating the world by her own rules of what she believes is good. She swears herself to Renly; he dies in front of her. What does she do? Catelyn Stark is there, and they escape together -- this woman, the like of which she's never met before, who has this incredible strength that doesn't manifest itself physically; it manifests itself in a moral good and a greater good. So she decides to swear an oath to her, because this woman is truly good, exceptional. Then that woman is taken away. It's just so interesting to see someone's intellectual choices at war with their emotional world and the world of experience. As human beings, that's always really thrilling, isn't it? Just when you think you've got it mapped out, life will just turn a corner.

    IGN: Do you have a favorite character -- aside from your own?

    Christie: I love the character of Jaime Lannister. He's just so complex -- a character that we love to hate -- but it's a lot more complex than hatred. It starts off, and he seems so arrogant and so smug. Then there's that one scene where you realize that actually he's a man of honor. But he's at war with himself. He's having a sexual relationship with his sister for crying out loud, but somehow we kind of love him.

    IGN: Last season, it was kind of easy to avoid that topic, but now you guys are all together in one place.

    Christie: And there's that great scene in the first episode where they're there together, and she says, "You went away," and he says, "I was captured!" "But you still went away." To see that tipping -- brother and sister, and yet lovers -- it's fascinating to me. It's a rare relationship.

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    lol @ D&D adding in OOC Cersei scenes to fulfill their Jaime/Brienne dreams. like Cersei would ever give someone like Brienne the time of her day. smh those assholes have to add their own fanfiction even in GRRM's episodes

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    Though no stars were photographed, confirmed sightings of Chris Evans and two other Avengers: Age of Ultron actors are revealed in set reports, while photos allude to a 1940s flashback.

    Filming for Avengers: Age of Ultron picked up today at the Rivoli Ballroom in London, England, where several extras were seen dressed in 1940s military garb. Observation would suggest there will be a flashback in the 2015 Marvel sequel involving Steve Rogers, which Chris Evans himself hinted at during an interview last month. However, Evans was joined by his Captain America co-star Hayley Atwell (aka Peggy Carter) for the said scene(s), but they weren't alone. A reliable source reports that British actor Paul Bettany, whose longtime Iron Man voice role J.A.R.V.I.S. will become the humanoid Vision in Age of Ultron, was also on set today. So, what exactly could this scene entail involving Steve Rogers, Peggy Carter, the Vision, and a 1940s ballroom setting?







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    yesssss to flashbacks!


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    Who could forget the explosive season finale of "Kitchen Nightmares" when star Gordon Ramsay gave up and walked out of Amy's Baking Co. in Arizona? The episode generated numerous headlines thanks to owners Amy and Samy Bouzaglo, who berated customers both in person and online.

    Now, the show is returning to the bakery for its season six premiere to see how the Bouzaglos are faring. And in an exclusive sneak peek that Fox is sharing first with TODAY.com, it seems things have gotten nuttier for the restaurant owners. [go to source, video won't embed]

    "We've become the No. 1 tourist attraction for the summer, only it's like Disneyland for the crazies!" owner Amy declares.

    "This show caused so much attention for a variety of reasons and we decided to, you know, devote more time than just putting it in a revisit show," executive producer Arthur Smith told reporters during a conference call Tuesday.

    But for those hoping for a showdown between Ramsay and the fiery couple, sorry to break the news, but it ain't gonna happen.

    "The way things were left, with Gordon walking out and it being a very heated departure, we decided that it was best that Gordon didn't go, nor did he want to go back," explained Smith. "So we preferred to do it this way — send a reporter in ... and have her check up on them and see what they're doing and see how they're feeling and everything else."

    Not that Ramsay will be absent from the episode all together. As Smith pointed out, the star will be hosting the show and providing commentary on what he went through and what he was feeling while filming that finale episode.

    And for those who didn't get enough of the drama the first time around? Smith said there will be new footage in the season premiere from last year's episode.

    "It was a tough show to edit down to 42 minutes, so we had a lot of extra material that we thought would be interesting for people to see," Smith said.

    "Kitchen Nightmares" premieres with a special two-hour episode Friday at 8 p.m. on Fox.

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    Courtney Love released her definitive artistic statement four days after her husband Kurt Cobain shot himself in the head, and she called the album Live Through This. In terms of morbidly cosmic coincidences, that’s up there with Biggie Smalls naming his second album Life After Death and then dying before its release, or the Ultimate Warrior showing up on Monday Night Raw to make a speech about how he’ll live forever because the fans are his storytellers and then suddenly dropping dead less than 24 hours later. It’s the sort of thing where you want to read hidden messages into the album’s title, and into the album itself, turning it into a document of a famous widow’s grief even if she recorded it before she knew what to grieve. And parts of the album are certainly about Cobain, who was alive when Love’s band Hole recorded it — he sang backup on a couple of songs — but who was not exactly living the healthiest of lives. “They really want you, but I do too,” Love sang on “Doll Parts,” in what has to be the best evocation of what it was like to be in Cobain’s life at that time. But truthfully, Live Through This isn’t about Cobain, and it isn’t about grief or drugs or suicide or depression, either. It’s an album about defiance and survival, about the challenge of operating with a functional bullshit detector, about identifying the ideas and people that aren’t working for you and sneeringly jettisoning them from your life. It’s about, as SPIN put it at the time, using rock stardom as revenge against the entire world. It’s a masterful piece of work, and 20 years after its release, it still sounds like an emotional smoking crater.


    If Love was a difficult human being to be around when she made Live Through This— and, by plenty of accounts, she was — then it’s not hard to figure out why, when you start looking at her life. Love did not have an easy life: Fed acid as a kid, lived on a commune, allegedly diagnosed with autism, spent time in foster care, worked as a stripper, fell into a Pacific Northwest underground rock scene just as heroin was beginning to take it over, married a brilliant but self-destructive and fatally depressed rock star. She had a lot of reasons to be angry and vindictive and guarded and quick to reject, and those qualities are all over Live Through This. Certain lyrics purportedly take shots at her peers — Billy Corgan, Kim Gordon, the entire riot grrrl universe — and even when you don’t recognize her targets, or even when her target is herself, Love’s voice drips with ire. And she uses that voice as a messy scrawl, cooing sweetly one moment and then lurching into moan-rasp-scream territory the next. But that raw and husky voice, like that of her husband, had a way of sounding larger than one person, of absorbing and channeling the shitty feelings of anyone who heard it. She sounded like a mess, but she did it in a way that reminded you that you, too, were a mess. That voice resonated. It’s the reason most of the girls I knew in high school regarded Love as something of a religious figure. And that voice is at its most arresting and transcendent and expressive on Live Through This.


    Here’s a thought experiment: Imagine if Live Through This had come to define the poppy, accessible wing of grunge rock, if turgid imitators like Bush and Silverchair had never swooped in and begun paving the Road To Creed. Because Live Through This is, in a lot of ways, a melodically sharper and more inviting album than anything Nirvana or Pearl Jam or Soundgarden were doing at the time. Love’s husband and his peers had always regarded big, popular ’80s rock bands with naked, unapologetic suspicion, but Love understood those bands, knew how they worked. (Asked to name her 10 favorite albums in 1995, Love put Echo And The Bunnymen’s Heaven Up Here at the top of the list, one spot ahead of Nevermind.) Hole guitarist Eric Erlandson could crank out grandly fuzzed-out riffs with the best of them, but he could also jangle and chime and twinkle. (Bassist Kristen Pfaff, who succumbed to an overdose a couple of months after Live Through This came out, churned beautifully, too.) And Live Through This is full of moments of tense, majestic beauty: The ahh-ahh backing vocals on “Softer, Softest,” the Lost Boys-esque intro of the band’s cover of Young Marble Giants’ “Credit In The Straight World,” the acoustic-guitar swirl on “Asking For It.” These widescreen melodic touches were new to Hole — Pretty On The Inside, Live Through This’s 1991 predecessor, had been all about fired-up blurt — but they gave the album a sense of dimension that was rare at the time. Hole did charged gothic atmosphere better than any of their male peers at the time, and if more bands had picked up on that, we might’ve not had to deal with American Idol contestants attempting grunge yarls a decade later. Instead, Live Through This was a great and popular album that was still absolutely overshadowed by its tragic context.


    Still, the Courtney Love of Live Through This was a star, and a transcendent one. Love has made things tough on her loyalists in recent years; those stories about custody disputes and dead cats and money-chasing Hole non-reunions and petty rock-star beefs pile up like Lindsay Lohan headlines. (Last night’s onstage reconciliation with her husband’s bandmates would’ve made for a nice story if the asshole crowd didn’t boo her.) But Love was a titanic figure in kids’ minds in the mid-’90s, and she had that status for reasons that went way beyond her husband. She commanded vast crowds — and I mean that literally, not figuratively. At the 1995 HFStival — a vast radio-station show in a Washington, D.C. football stadium — Love was an unannounced guest, stepping onstage with a guitar and no band in the middle of the day. I’d been trying to get a good spot for Primus (shut up, I liked them), and when Love appeared, the entire back half of the audience pushed its way toward the front, and I spent maybe 10 minutes convinced I was about to die, that the crowd-crush was just going to squeeze all air from my lungs. She played two songs — “Doll Parts” and “Softer, Softest,” if memory serves — and then dove into the crowd, had her dress half-ripped off of her, cussed out the crowd, and bounced. For years, I saw footage of that stage-dive every time VH1 would air a special about the ’90s or whatever. After that, Les Claypool’s bass gymnastics seemed a little less consequential. (The show’s other surprise guest was Tony Bennett. The ’90s were weird.)


    In the year or two after Live Through This, Love left wreckage like that in her wake everywhere she went. She called Cobain “such an asshole” at his own memorial service. She toured with Nine Inch Nails, briefly dated Trent Reznor, and then messily broke up with him. She publicly feuded with every other band that was touring on the 1995 Lollapalooza lineup, with the possible exceptions of Cypress Hill and the Mighty Mighty Bosstones. She starred in The People Vs. Larry Flynt, stole the movie away from Woody Harrelson, was nominated for a Golden Globe, should’ve been nominated for an Oscar. She tried to start a fight with Madonna at the VMAs. She invented the art of celebrity online oversharing. She was an agent of chaos, and she was also a genius. We don’t have anyone like her anymore, and we’re worse off for it.



    favorite songs from this ICONIC album?

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    Will.i.am has announced his desire to make an album with Anne Hathaway, telling the actor he was "blown away" by her singing performance in the movie Rio.

    "I want to make music with you!" Will declared in a recent radio chat with Ryan Seacrest. "From Rio 1, I was like, 'She sings like that?!' ... It would be so amazing to do music outside of an animated film. That would be freaking dope."

    Hathaway and the principal Black Eyed Pea both loaned their voices to the first Rio as well as to its recent sequel – she as a blue macaw and he as a cardinal. They also collaborated as part of the first movie's soundtrack, singing the heavily Auto-Tuned avian single Hot Wings (I Wanna Party).


    "I am blushing so hard right now," Hathaway said after hearing will.i.am's comments. "The thing is, he's going to get me in the studio and then he's going to hear me for real, and he's going to be like, 'Oh, never mind.' [I mean] he works with [Black Eyed Peas'] Fergie! That's like his 9am meeting. I can't beat that!"

    Though never as a pop star, Hathaway has had lots of previous opportunities to show off her vocal abilities: singing in Les Miserables and at the Oscars, plus a recent hip-hop cover set on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. "I couldn’t think of anything worse than being a pop star," she told the Sun earlier this week. "The idea of laying it all bare and writing songs about my love life, changing situations, that scares me ... I've always wanted to be in a band and be the cool lead singer, but I’m so uncool!"

    As she conceded to Seacrest: "[Maybe] I'll do the [finger] snaps at the back of the album."


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    A couple looking to get some kicks in the bedroom ended their romantic evening in the emergency room after a kinky game went drastically wrong.

    Michael and Josi, from Clarksville, Tennessee, decided to spice things up by melting a 5lb gummy bear on each others' bodies. However the searingly hot, sugary liquid left Josi with third-degree burns on her chest and in agonizing pain.

    The couple, who didn't share their last names, decided to reveal their embarrassing tale on TLC series Sex Sent Me To The ER, which airs on Saturday night.



    The situation was made even more excruciating by the fact that Josi decided to call her mother for advice.

    For Michael, who had yet to meet her mother back in 2011, it was a particularly shameful moment. Michael told TLC: 'When you're in that moment, you don't think.'


    However the couple claim that they are not so embarrassed by the gummy bear fiasco that they would miss out sharing the experience with the viewing public - or local news site, Tennessean.com. And all their friends and family know anyway, they added.

    Despite the failed attempt at romance, the couple remain together three years later and are engaged.

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  • 04/12/14--12:49: Anime Movie Post!!
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    FUNimation Entertainment announced today it has acquired the U.S. and Canadian home video rights for One Piece Film: Z. This 12th movie celebrated the series 15th anniversary, with creator Eiichiro Oda overseeing the story of the Straw Hat Pirates in the New World – facing off against powerful former Marine Admiral “Z.”

    One Piece Film: Z is expected to be released in Fall 2014.



    Persona 3: The Movie will launch on Blu-ray in a collector's edition and standard edition in North America on May 20, according to distributor Aniplex USA.

    The Blu-ray, which can be ordered from the Aniplex USA website, will be in Japanese with English subtitles. The Collector's Edition, which is priced at $79.98, will include the movie, trailers, audio commentary, original soundtrack CD, exclusive box art, newly-illustrated cover art, a 48-page deluxe booklet, Persona 3 stickers and key art illustration cards. The standard edition, which costs $59.98, will come with the movie, trailers, commercials and audio commentary.

    Persona 3: The Movie was released in Japan on Nov. 23, 2013. The film, which is based on the Persona 3 role-playing game, was first announced in 2012.










    Source 1: http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/2014/04/07-1/funimation-acquires-home-video-rights-for-one-piece-film-z

    Source 2: http://www.polygon.com/2014/4/8/5594698/persona-3-the-movie-coming-to-blu-ray-may-20

    Source 3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M_W_HdBtEko

    Source 4: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3I5OKEh12Ek


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