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- 05/03/14--21:59: Leonardo DiCaprio Roots For L.A. Dodgers During Lunch Outing!
- 05/04/14--18:59: Nate Berkus marries Jeremiah Brent at New York Public Library!
- 05/04/14--19:02: Google pays tribute to Audrey Hepburn for her 85th birthday
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- 05/04/14--19:52: 7 things you might not know about Breaking Bad
- 05/04/14--19:53: A Dolled Up Taylor Swift Leaves The Gym
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Leonardo DiCaprio shows some support for the L.A. Dodgers by rocking a t-shirt after grabbing some lunch on Wednesday (April 30) in Los Angeles.
The 39-year-old actor then tried to keep a low profile while hopping into the backseat of his car service to be whisked away.
The day before, Leonardo was spotted leaving E Baldi restaurant with Tobey Maguire‘s wife Jennifer Meyer, his mother Irmelin Indenbirken, and other friends and family.
Christians should clean up their own act before condemning gay marriage, said actor Kirk Cameron, who visits Alabama this month to lead marriage seminars.
"When people get too focused on redefining marriage, you're distracted from the bigger problem - fornicators and adulterers," Cameron said.
"If the people sitting in the pews are fornicators and adulterers, the church will destroy marriages much more quickly than those outside the church. When God's people mock marriage, God doesn't take that lightly."
Cameron declined to criticize gay marriage and same-sex unions, saying that's not a priority.
"I think the greatest threat to marriage is not other people's definition of marriage," Cameron said in a telephone interview with AL.com. "The church isn't taking God's definition of marriage seriously. It's not other people sabotaging marriage that's the problem."
"Marriage is still important to people," Cameron said. "They know that marriage is worth fighting for. They want it to be strong."
The seminar grew out of the "Fireproof" movie. "We took the 'Fireproof' movie, the top grossing independent movie of 2008, and turned it into a three and a half hour live experience," Cameron said. "It's a home run date night for you and your spouse. Couples come and watch clips from Fireproof, sing together, pray together, laugh together, learn together."
A lack of faithfulness and commitment to marriage has been epidemic in Christian churches, he said.
"Marriage is meant to be for life," Cameron said. "When we do things God's way, there's a blessing. The path of obedience is the path of blessing. Love is worth fighting for. You need to learn how fight together for your marriage. Sometimes the battle is so bloody that you walk out. You have to learn how to fight the right way. We'll teach you how to fix your wife and your husband, make sure how your marriage gets better not bitter. Where joy is found, that's where hope and healing is found. You get in partnership with God. The enemy is not your spouse. The enemy is in your own heart - it's selfishness."
Couples focused on self-interest play the blame game, he said.
"For people who say the problem is not me, it's my spouse, you've just proven the point," Cameron said. :God reopens the path to light and hope and healing. God is faithful to honor those who will put him first."
The seminar is not just for married couples, Cameron said. "It's for couples who are married, separated, engaged, and even those who have never been married. It's really about relationships."
Christians who focus on the behavior of non-Christians need to refocus, Cameron said.
"The church determines the moral temperature of the culture," he said. "On our watch we've let morality decay, the commitment to love and marriage fall apart. We've given in to an anti-biblical Christian worldview. We're simply failing to do our job as the church. Other people are moving into the leadership positions and steering the car right off the cliff. They're not the problem. It's those in the church who have taken their hands off the wheel and given up our place in the driver's seat."
The church has to reform itself in order to reform society, Cameron said.
"We need to be faithful in our own house," he said. "Jesus didn't go shouting at the Romans. He went into the temple. We have the same problem today that people had back then. We've had pastors drop like flies, guys I know. When that happens, it drags the name of Christ through the mud. When hypocrisy grows within the church, it's like pouring fertilizer on the weeds in your garden."
Christians need to get busy influencing the culture and society for God, Cameron said.
"I think there's great hope," he said. "There are those who want to get it right, to turn from our wicked ways, to get marriage right, to get family right. Instead of complaining about a culture, we need to say, 'Show me how to create a culture.'"
soupy has a surprisingly low voice
Designer, host and author Nate Berkus, 42, married his partner, designer and TV personality Jeremiah Brent, 29, Saturday at the New York Public Library.
The pair, who got engaged a year ago in Peru, are the first same-sex couple to hold their wedding at the iconic New York landmark. The ceremony was officiated by Sheri Salata, President of OWN. Berkus wore a J.Crew suit and Brent wore Saint Laurent; the two exchanged identical gold bands from Van Cleef & Arpels.
Parents from both sides and siblings were among the 220 guests, which included longtime friend Oprah Winfrey, Rachael Ray, Katie Lee, Rebecca Minkoff, Irene Neuwirth, Busy Philipps and Elizabeth Hendrickson from Young & Restless.
Wedding planner Marcy Blum collaborated with the men to design the evening's festivities. The invites were done by Elum Designs for Sugar Press. The décor combined their color palette of black, whites and creams and included gold touches, and natural elements like geodes and minerals, mixed in with lush greenery.
The ceremony wall was custom built and linens from Berkus's own fabric line blended with his Target collection. Following the ceremony, there was a rousing performance by the Gospel for Teens/ The Mama Foundation for the Arts, a favorite choir of Berkus's.
For the reception, the men turned to Nathan Heinrich Design for florals and Blum. They mixed long wooden farm tables covered in linens from Berkus's own fabric collection, available at Calico.
Menus were designed by Swiss Cottage Designs and became a keepsake for guests, who dined on white gem cut dinnerware set from Berkus's new Target tabletop collection. Great Performances created and served a menu specifically designed for the couple's tastes.
Close friend Marjorie Gubelman, aka DJ Mad Marj, deejayed the after-party and singer Estelle gave a special performance of American Boy as well.
A pink, black and white illustration honors the actress on what would have been her 85th birthday
Audrey Hepburn died of cancer in 1993, but her stunning visage lives on, primarily through posters in college dorm rooms. But today, on what would have been her 85th birthday, it lives on through a Google Doodle.
The image was adapted from a 1956 black and white photograph taken by Yousuf Karsh, artist Jennifer Hom explains in a Google blog post. The Doodle team rotated through several options (which you can see here) but ultimately settled on the above image because it showcases the actress’s beauty and grace along with her passion for humanitarian work.
“Finding the right solution for someone as timeless as Audrey proved a tricky task,” Hom writes. “Not only was she a classically beautiful actress, she also dedicated her life to philanthropy. I wanted to show both sides of her life’s work.”
Tonight's episode was so good.
The Sydney Writers' Festival unveiled its main event when Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan spoke in front of a packed audience at the Sydney Town Hall on Thursday night.
Gilligan gave fans of the hit TV series an insight into the conception and making of the series about mild-mannered science teacher Walter White's (Bryan Cranston) transformation into a meth manufacturer and drug kingpin.
The show became the highest-rating television series in history, according to Guinness World Records, with Australia leading the field in illegal downloads.
In case you weren't one of the lucky 4000 people who attended Thursday's two sold-out sessions, here are things the audience learnt:
1.Breaking Bad was inspired by a real event
Gilligan says he first got the idea after reading a newspaper article about a meth lab in Brooklyn that had made a group of children sick. He mentioned it to a screenwriter friend who joked, "That's what we should do for money - make a meth lab in a Winnebago".
Gilligan then had the idea of "a character who was like us - a couple of dorky, dopey middle-aged guys" experiencing a midlife crisis. "It was like a eureka moment," he said.
2. Gilligan is surprised so many people hated Skyler
The writer says he was caught out by the depth of animosity viewers felt towards Walt's wife, Skyler (Anna Gunn). "I didn't see that coming," he said. "To us, she was a really good character ... I think she really and truly did what she did for her family ... I never saw her character as a bitch ... I saw her as someone who was kind of a tragic figure."
3. Gus Fring (Giancarlo Esposito) had a possible background as a torturer in Pinochet's Chile
Gus' origin and identity was kept vague on purpose, Gilligan says. But writers did know he was from Chile. "We figured his background had something to do with the Pinochet government ... he may have helped Pinochet as a state torturer."
4.The scene in which Gus emerges from the nursing home explosion with half a face took 19 takes to film
And "we used the 19th take", Gilligan said. "We wouldn't make him fall down 19 times only to use the first one."
5. Walter first sold his soul when he refused an offer of help from the Schwartzes
Gretchen and Elliot Schwartz (Jessica Hecht and Adam Godley) offer to pay for Walt's treatment and give him a job when they learn he has lung cancer at a party. But instead of doing the best thing for his family, which would have been to accept the offer, "because of injured pride Walter chooses instead to go back and cook meth with Jesse. That is kind of unforgivable."
6. Jesse (Aaron Paul) almost took revenge on Walter by getting Walter Junior (RJ Mitte) hooked on meth
One idea that never made it into the series was for Jesse to get back at Walt through his son, Walt Junior. "When Jesse was very much on the out with Walt, we wanted him to get revenge by seeking Walter Junior and getting him hooked on meth," Gilligan said.
7. Gilligan would like to see a Breaking Bad video game
Gilligan discussed the idea of turning Breaking Bad into a video game in which players drive around in a Winnebago. "I pitched that," he said. "That would be fun. I would love to see that happen."
The spinoff series, Better Call Saul, based on Breaking Bad lawyer Saul Goodman (Bob Odenkirk), begins shooting in the US on June 2. It will be directed by Gilligan.
i was at this event :DDDDD
Singer Taylor Swift seen leaving a gym in New York City, New York on May 4, 2014.
Alicia manages the fallout when her client's insensitive statements to the press threaten the fate of a multi-billion dollar merger. Meanwhile, Diane faces a potential conflict of interest when she and Louis Canning are on opposite sides of a class action suit involving a pharmaceutical company. Also, Eli learns the truth about Alicia and Peter's relationship.
The first pictures have surfaced from Lady Gaga's opening night of her Art Rave tour and apparently she's gonna be showing quite a lot to her audience every night!
That Gaga shameless!
ONTD what say you: Art (pop) or trashy?
James Franco strategically got in bed with Keegan Allen in an attempt "blow up Twitter."
"I went to go say hey to him in his dressing room," the "Pretty Little Liars" star told E! News about the day they posted a "selfie in bed" together.
Allen, 24, recently attended Franco's Broadway show, "Of Mice and Men," and when visiting the "Spring Breakers" star backstage, things took an interesting turn.
"There were a lot of people there and I asked him, 'What's the way to do the best selfie in bed?' and he showed me," Allen recalled.
Franco didn't only demonstrate the ways of a bed selfie, he decided to join the 24-year-old actor.
"Then he climbed in really quickly and he was like, 'Let's blow up Twitter for a second,'" Allen said.
The men could be seen lying side-by-side in bed shirtless with a blanket covering them partially in the pic Franco posted Tuesday.
"Time to go nuts!!!!" he captioned the pic.
Later, Allen posted a similar pic, only they weren't so serious, indicating the whole thing was a joke they were having a lot of fun with.
"He is a trip," Allen said of his "Palo Alto" co-star. "He's a real trip. He's great to work with, an incredible director and a really fun guy to hang out with."
Franco upped the ante when he followed up the same-sex bed selfie with a nearly nude bathroom selfie on Friday.
The 35-year-old actor could be seen wearing only white underwear that was pulled down with his right hand covering his manhood. He quickly deleted the posting an hour later.
Various outfits & etc:
Set list for Lady Gaga’s artRAVE in Ft. Lauderdale
Gaga is unpredictable, so the set list could very well change depending on the city. Below is tonight’s set list.
Band ARTPOP Intro
Cake Like Lady Gaga
Brief Ambient Music
Do What U Want
Born This Way
Jewels and Drugs
Mary Jane Holland
all I can do is recommend you all get some dealer contact info before you see this show tbqh
Former British No 1 dies after losing her fight with liver cancer
"We are heartbroken beyond words at the loss of our beautiful, talented and determined Bally," said husband Nino Severino.
Baltacha learned she had liver cancer in mid-January 2014, two months after retiring from professional tennis and only a few weeks after marrying.
Baltacha was diagnosed with primary sclerosing cholangitis, a chronic liver condition which compromises the immune system, aged 19.
Despite her illness and multiple injury problems, Baltacha went on to reach the Australian Open third round in 2005 and 2010 and reached a career-high world ranking of 49.
She won 11 singles titles, made the third round of Wimbledon in 2002 and was part of Great Britain's Fed Cup team for 11 years.
This is so awful she was so young :(
If any ONTDers are interested a second Rally Against Cancer (Named Rally for Bally in her honour) event is happening at the Queen's club again this year and this Justgiving page is where you can donate to The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity and Elena's Academy of Tennis.
James Scott has stunned his fans by quitting the show. The British leading man was one of the most popular stars in the daytime TV universe and his departure has an almost soap opera-like storyline. Earlier this spring, Scott went to Peru, smoked Ayahuasca and had an awakening.
“I spent six days in the jungles of Peru doing Ayahuasca with the shaman. It was the single most positive experience of my life. I sat in a tent in the jungle, on the amazons with three shaman blowing tobacco smoke into my crown, realigning my chakras and my energy, while I hallucinated for four to six hours. I mean, this is all hard to explain. It’s very spiritual. This is a medicine that the people of South America have been using for years to have a relationship with a higher consciousness. It sounds wacky when you say it, but it was truly the most important thing I have ever done. I came back a very different person,” Scott said.
The TODAY show recently did a piece on this LSD-like medicine (it’s legal in Brazil) after Lindsay Lohan talked about drinking Ayahuasca tea after a miscarriage.
James also defended co-star Kate Mansi: She is an actress on a television show. What are they being mean to her for? She gets up, she comes to work. That is what she does for a living. Those people are just fucking idiots … and you can quote me on that.”
In a statement, Scott said he wanted to thank the producers and NBC: “for graciously supporting me in my decision in leaving the show to take personal time.”
If the excess boxes of sports bras are any indication, it would appear women may not be very focused on sporting their cleavage or padding their chests while working out.
According to a report from Bloomberg, Victoria's Secret is overinventoried in the category, after ordering more sports bras than it was able to sell.
"We bought enough to hit a home run, but we hit about a double or a triple," L Brands Chief Financial Officer Stuart Burgdoerfer said. He made the comments earlier this week at the Barclays Retail and Consumer Discretionary Conference. "We have grown that business very nicely, but we bought a lot of sports bras," he said.
The L Brands-owned lingerie purveyor said it expects to be able to sell the sports bras without bringing markdowns into play. Its sport offerings including workout apparel have been performing well, with the company listing sport, lingerie and beauty as three of its strong categories during the fourth quarter.
What do you like to wear to workout, ontd?
Slay! This episode had me like:
TONIGHT’S Real Housewives of Melbourne reunion promises to be explosive — in the 30-second promo alone, viewers are treated to one walkout and Gina Liano calling another of the Housewives an “insignificant arse hair” (we’re going to hazard a guess she’s not talking to Chyka there).
The past few months have been a whirlwind for 47-year-old South Yarra barrister Liano, as on-screen attacks from fellow Housewives Andrea and Lydia have been countered by a groundswell of public support.
We spoke to the woman herself to find out the truth. Was the bullying on the show as bad as it seemed? Will she return for a second season? And who has she refused to work with again?
Q. We won’t see the reunion episodes before they go to air, and we understand you won’t either. What was filming like?
A. Can I tell you, it was pretty much just another 16 hours of the behaviour I experienced at Mission Beach [sighs]. Hopefully the audience find it entertaining and it doesn’t create another uproar like every other episode has, but I suspect it might.
Q. The viewers have really rallied behind you throughout the season.
A. The support has really made it all worthwhile. It’s renewed my faith in the Australian audience to see that they’re so aware of what’s going on. I’ve virtually had to say nothing on social media — they’ve fought my case all the way.
What seems to have happened with the audience is they’ve seen that I’ve copped enough, and if anyone wants to give me any more, they’ve got no tolerance — they tell people to leave me alone. And among the thousands of positive messages after each episode, I’ll get maybe one bad one a month — and it’ll be something about my breasts being fake [laughs].
More: Gina jets off to LA for surprising catch-ups.
Q. As Andrea and Lydia’s attacks on you wore on, it seemed as though they assumed the viewers would take their side.
A. I think so. Look, it was a character assassination and they were trying desperately. It’s hard to know what they were thinking — it seems they lacked a bit of foresight, not ‘forsyth’ as Andrea would say [laughs].
I don’t know how they’d think for one minute that their behaviour would be endearing in any way, but I think they put that aside with the mission to persuade the audience of who they think I am. I guess they thought if they kept banging on about it, eventually the audience would be persuaded.
Q. Your reactions to some of their behaviour have been very funny to watch, from doing your make-up mid-argument to telling Andrea to get her testosterone levels checked. Are you playing up to the camera or are you really this camp?
A. That’s me in real life. I tend to not engage when someone’s being aggressive — it takes a lot to get me to respond. The producers are waiting for trainwreck moments, but that’s not me.
I’ve never been in a situation where I’ve been harassed or bullied like that, so it was all new to me. I think the attitude behind it was: I was looking at them like they were freaks. I thought, if they want to communicate with me, they can step up to the mark — I’m not going to go down to their level to get my point across. Of course, they didn’t want to do that, they stayed right down where they were!
Q. Many of the problems seemed to arise because some of the other Housewives just couldn’t move past the fact you’d used the ‘C’ word.
A. Well, I said it to Janet because I was angry, and it was in the context of having been called that myself.
Q. So it was getting thrown around left and right anyway?
A. Exactly! No one should really care. At the end of the day, if I’d walked up to one of them and said ‘You’re a blank’, like Jackie did to me, I think that’s much more offensive than to have a private, upset conversation with a girlfriend in the bathroom. I might swear to be colourful or punctuate or be humorous, but I’d never swear at someone.
Q. Back in episode eight, some of Lydia’s harsher comments about you were edited out of the broadcast at the eleventh hour. Were you disappointed the viewers didn’t get to see exactly what she was saying about you?
A. Yes and no. Being spoken about like that on camera is really embarrassing, so you carry the burden and stigma of that. But at the same time, I think the [editing] took away from Lydia’s character evolving, because she was truly revealing herself. The motivation for taking it out was not to protect me; it was to protect her, because she was receiving such a serious reaction from the audience that the [producers] really had to step in and exercise their duty of care.
In a way, the editing highlighted it all the more — it became a story and a topic of conversation in itself. They also took out Chyka saying, ‘If this is the way the girls are going to talk about Gina, I can’t be friends with them,’ which was a shame.
Q. You mention the backlash Lydia received and it’s true that, among all the #teamgina support, there have been people out there threatening and harassing Andrea and Lydia to show their support for you. How do you feel about that?
A. I interact as much as possible with my followers, and if there’s something inflammatory or offensive, I ignore it. I really steer clear of nasty comments, because I don’t want to condone or encourage it.
But I did say to the production company that showing me calling Lydia the ‘c’ word in the bathroom really just gives the audience a license to call her that. I’ve said it, they’re following, and how surprised can we get when it’s what we’ve delivered to their lounge rooms? It’s a fine line, and it’s difficult to judge people who are reacting harshly, because the content really sets the standard, in a way.
Q. Given you’ve had such a bumpy ride with the show, why did you initially decide to sign on?
A. I’ve got a spirit of adventure and I know I’ve got a lot to give. I wouldn’t have signed the contract if I didn’t think I could deliver what they wanted. I think I can be really hilarious, I thought the experiences I’ve had in life could be compelling — cancer, my profession, being a mother, my fashion, the fact that I’ve got a bit of Kath & Kim going on. I just thought, why not?
Q. There are a lot of rumours swirling about who’ll stay and who’ll go for a second season. Given you’re the most popular cast member, it seems you have the upper hand at the moment ...
A. I haven’t had discussions with the production company yet. It hasn’t been confirmed to us that there will be a second season yet, but I suspect strongly that there will be. You can hazard a guess though, can’t you? If something’s rating well, Foxtel will continue to do it.
Insofar as cast members, I’ve spoken to the production company and said there are certain cast members I don’t want to work with again. I probably put it a bit stronger than that, actually, because I think signing them for a second season gives them a license to continue their bad behaviour. I don’t want to be subjected to it and I don’t think the audience want to watch it either. I want to entertain the audience; I don’t want to put them in a situation where they’re not having fun and they turn off.
The reunion wasn't as good as I'd hoped tbh