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    So many mansions so little time, what is a girl to do?
    Selena Gomez has just listed her Tanzana, California, home for sale but she will hardly be out on the street, as it is just her spare estate.
    The 21-year-old also has a mega mansion in the nearby area of Calabasas, so has decided to offload the six bedroom home and make herself a little money while she does it.

    The Come & Get It songstress first purchased the house for $2.75 million but now the star has the 6,630 square-feet ranch style property on the market for $3.495 million.
    The home certainly offers the right buyer a lot of bang for their buck, as the property is like a number of mini houses in one, featuring multiple designer appointed wings perfect for guests or extended entourages.
    According to realtor Craig Knizek's listing, the home is 'one of the most beautiful homes in the Valley'.
    Despite the house being subject to a stalker scares, including the most recent in January when a family member caught an 19-year-old man allegedly lurking near the property, the Agency's lists new security measures put in place by the star as one of the assets of the property.
    According to the listing, the house has 'secure private gates surround the entire one acre flat property'.
    But the new owners will certainly not feel like they are imprisoned, as the giant block also boasts designer landscaped outdoor spaces.
    They will also have plenty to do, with Selena's palatial mansion also featuring a stunning free form pool with spa as well as a basketball court with lights, a professional grade gym, and for the more retiring types, a bocce ball court.
    While the singer never got around to it, there is also space for a full size tennis court.
    Leaving no detail over looked, the former girlfriend of Justin Bieber also had her own fruit orchard and three separate dog kennels.
    Clearly the home of a pop star the house is also a perfect party pad.
    As the realtor explains: 'The newly built downstairs Media room has a bar which opens to the outdoor BBQ and fire pit lounge area.  What amazing parties you can have!'
    That is if you don't get lost first as you make your way around the home, which has six bedrooms - including a guest suite with its own separate entrance and kitchen - eight bathrooms, a formal dining area, living room and butler's pantry and chef's kitchen.
    Clearly having a designer work on every aspect of the home, Selena has chosen a neutral colour scheme of whites, greys and tans.
    The home also makes sure to incorporate the stunning grounds thanks to extensive windows and French doors.
    While many would find it hard to give such a property up, Selena can sleep easy knowing her Calabasas property is even more impressive.
    Just last month the star bought the $3.69 million property, which is in a gated alcove in the exclusive area.
    While the home only has, shock horror, five bedrooms, it its larger at 7,200 square-feet.


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  • 05/04/14--20:57: Extreme Rules Results

  • RVD vs. Jack Swagger vs. Cesaro

    Rusev vs. R-Truth and Xavier Woods

    Bad News Barrett vs. Big E

    The Shield vs. Evolution

    John Cena vs. Bray Wyatt

    Paige vs. Tamina Snuka (A Divas PPV match is just not the same w/o Queen AJ tbh)

    Kane vs. Daniel Bryan

    Source: Me and the WWE Network

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    Not many women would be brave enough to declare on television how much they weigh.

    But that's exactly what American Idol star Jordin Sparks did as she talked to the Today show on Friday.

    During the segment Love Your Selfie, Reclaiming Beauty the 24-year-old star opened up to anchor Jenna Bush Hager about her amazing transformation and losing 50lbs.

    Revealing what she weighs now, the No Air singer explained: 'I fluctuate a bit. I go anywhere from 155 to 161lbs.'

    'That it is how much I weigh, and I'm okay with it. It feels really good,' she added.

    At 6ft tall, the One Step at a Time star has always been stunning. However, there have been times when she felt less than beautiful.

    Sparks said: 'I had gotten really sick. And I was about to celebrate my birthday and I was like: " should be in the prime of my life right now. I shouldn't be feeling like this. I really need to make my health a priority."

    She explained: 'I was comfortable with how I looked before, but it was about really focusing on become healthier,

    'And then my body changed, which was awesome. But it wasn't about being a size zero, or anything like that.' Jordin said.

    Earlier this month, the star proudly displayed her trim figure at a Las Vegas pool party.

    The singer wore a lime green bikini with orange, white and black stripes with a mini coordinated wrap, showing off her shapely legs.

    The pop diva was at the Venetian Casino to support her boyfriend Jason Derulo, 24, who was hosting the pool party. She and Jason have been dating for over three years.

    Later on Friday, Jordin attended the 21st Annual Race to Erase MS Gala at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Los Angeles.

    Looking striking in an electric blue halter-neck jump suit the star glowed, smiling from ear-to-ear.

    The event featured live performances from CeeLo Green, Natalie Cole and Steven Tyler.


    I doubt anybody here is gonna wanna say how much they weigh...

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    I hope you had a happy Star Wars Day. This multi-billion dollar franchise that has defined generations never really gets the attention it deserves, but thankfully, “May the 4th” sounds like “May the Force”, and the rest is history. Before 2012, this “holiday” could only look back at the main films, but now it can look forward as the Star Wars sequels are underway. Although the main cast was announced last Friday, Star Wars: Episode VII director J.J Abrams and co-writer Lawrence Kasdan did have a brief message for the fans. Kasdan mentions that they’re still working on the script (don’t freak out; these are probably the kind of tweaks that happen for most major productions), and Abrams adds, “as casting announcements continue…” so it looks like we weren’t done with the casting news on this movie after all. Excuse me while I cut off my head with a lightsaber.

    “Star Wars: Episode VII” has a good shot at joining “Avatar” and “Titanic” in hitting $2 billion at the worldwide box office, industry analysts say. “The casting for this new film is perfect from a commercial standpoint,” Vice President and Senior Analyst Phil Contrino told TheWrap. “Bringing back the original cast is brilliant, because it cements the link with the franchise's incredible legacy, and so is going without A-list actors in the new roles, because it keeps the focus on the brand,” Contrino said.

    Even if hardcore fans of the franchise aren't totally happy with the casting picks, the excitement surrounding them could help build momentum — which is already at fever pitch. “It's a time-honored tradition for fans of that series to complain about George Lucas and any number of other things surrounding the franchise — and then they go to see the movies five times,” Contrino said.

    James Cameron's “Titanic” and “Avatar” are the highest-grossing movies ever at the worldwide box office. The romantic sea disaster epic brought in $2.1 billion in 1997, a record that stood until the futuristic 3D sci-fi saga rolled up a staggering $2.7 billion in 2009. Disney, which was radio silent on Tuesday, will want to manage expectations for “Episode VII.” And it's worth noting that forecasting box-office returns on a movie more than a year-and-a-half-ahead of its release involves more speculation than data analysis.

    Wall Street analysts at this point aren't as bullish; last summer, Credit Suisse's Michael Senn predicted $1.2 billion in box office for “Episode VII. This week, Cowan & Co. projected $1.2 billion and FBR Capital Markets said it would take in $700 million domestically — and net $1 billion overseas.

    Nonetheless, industry analysts are convinced that the sequel will be one for the record books. Keeping the focus on the brand is just what Disney needs to do if they want “Star Wars: Episode VII” to hit record heights, agreed Rentrak Senior Media Analyst Paul Dergarabedian. “We're talking about what, for many people, is the biggest movie brand in their lifetimes, one that evokes all sorts of memories, imagery — and box-office expectations,” he said.

    Since “A New Hope” opened in 1977, the six previous “Star Wars” movies and their re-releases have brought in more than $4.5 billion — but no film in the series has hit the $1 billion mark. That's not surprising; “Titanic” is the only movie released before 2009 on the Top 10 list. The highest-grossing entry in the “Star Wars” series remains “Episode I: The Phantom Menace,” which took in $983 million globally in 1999.

    “It clearly has a built-in audience, but how the movie is received will make a difference,” Contrino said. “If it's really good, some people are going to go see it several times. If it's not, that won't happen.” The box office is a high-profile piece of the franchise's overall value, but it's far from being the only factor. With returns from DVDs, books and toy sales factored in, the series has generated more than $27 billion in revenue, according to the research institute Statistic Brain.

    Even by “Star Wars” standards, the anticipation around “Episode VII” is unprecedented, Dergarabedian said. “A few years ago, people thought they'd never see a new ‘Star Wars’ movie, much less a full-fledged franchise,” he said. Disney chairman Robert Iger has said the studio is planning on several more “Stars Wars” movies in the coming years.

    The North American release date for “Episode VII” — Dec. 18, 2015 — is the same date that “Avatar” opened on five years ago. “That's significant, and ideal,” Contrino said. “It will surely have a huge opening, but it will also have the whole month of January to keep on playing. I can't imagine a lot of other studios are going to get in its way.”

    That's a formula “Avatar” followed to its record haul, establishing new standards for the highest-grossing third-through-seventh weekends domestically. And after just 41 days in release, “Avatar” had established new records in 24 foreign markets. “With the incredible growth of the foreign markets, I think the sky is the limit this time around,” said Contrino.

    “Phantom Menace” is the biggest earning film of franchise overseas with $552 million, which represented roughly 56 percent of its worldwide haul. Largely due to the explosive growth of the foreign markets, today's biggest blockbusters typically bring in roughly 70 percent of their grosses from overseas.


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    Mods, you've accepted posts from thesesources often before.

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    The annual People en Espanol 50 Most Beautiful issue, on sale now, features the hottest and freshest faces in Hispanic entertainment. Spanning the most popular names in music, TV, film and telenovelas, this year's Bellos were showcased in fun and daring shoots inspired in various circus, fair, masquerade and carnival settings.

    The cover features Hours actress Genesis Rodriguez, Mexican boxer Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez, Maite Perroni, and From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series actress Eiza Gonzalez, among others. Other new faces in the issue include singer/songwriter Bruno Mars and Rock of Ages actor Diego Boneta.

    Scandal actor, Guillermo Diaz, a new face this year, talks about his shyness. "Sometimes it's difficult to go to a party and feel comfortable, to talk to others," shares the actor. "When I'm in front of people, it's much easier for me to be a different person other than myself."

    Returning to the Bellos list for the ninth time is timeless beauty Sofia Vergara who shares tips for staying young. "I'm mindful of the sun, always using lotions and eating healthy during the week, but allowing myself to enjoy food on the weekends," says the ABC Modern Family star. Actress Genesis Rodriguez makes history in the issue by being featured on two People en Espanol covers.

    behind the scenes special of El Gordo y La Flaca

    sources: 1, 2, 3

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    Things didn’t go as planned for a couple who took their sexcapades to the supermarket.

    Dennis and Ashley decided to try out their remote-control vibrator while grocery shopping.

    As Ashley perused the aisles, Dennis activated the device from a different spot in the store.

    “I had no idea when my pants were going to start buzzing next,” Ashley recalls in a new clip for TLC’s “Sex Sent Me to the ER.” The show uses actors to reenact and recreate the scene.

    “I’m watching her, and I’m having the best time,” her boyfriend adds in the video.

    As luck would have it, Ashley ran into a chatty friend near the produce. Dennis seized his chance and turned on the adult toy again.

    Ashley said she started “stuttering and mumbling” and tried to check out of the conversation. But her friend wasn’t having it.

    “She’s just going on and on,” Ashley said. “Little does she know that I’m, like...getting close to this point.”

    Ashley finally got away, but it wasn’t long before her boyfriend switched on the vibrator yet another time.

    “I’m staring obviously way too long at this one apple. I’m like, wow, this is getting really intense.”

    She then fell to the ground, hitting her head on the way down.

    “I kind of was still in a funny mood because I’m still thinking that I was the one that made her fall down,” Dennis said. “So, when I approached her, I was like, ‘Wow, was it good?’”

    It wasn’t long before the panic set in, and Ashley was eventually taken to the emergency room.


    Have you ever felt aroused in public?

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    'Supernatural' star Misha Collins: 'TSA America: Level Orange' web series

    "Supernatural" fans know Misha Collins as the angel Castiel, but the actor has been busy with another project recently. "TSA America: Level Orange" is a web series coming from Collins -- he wrote and produced it along with wife Vicki Vantoch and Phillip Schneider.

    The "funny and absurd" comedy takes place at one of the most horrifying places on Earth: a TSA checkpoint. Along with Collins, the series stars Danneel Ackles (wife of Collins' "Supernatural" co-star, Jensen Ackles) as a rather pregnant character. Apparently Ackles truly was pregnant at the time, but she had to wear a fake belly to make it more obvious.

    Collins hosted the premiere during a webcast on Saturday (May 3) from the "Supernatural" convention in Washington, DC.

    While the full video of the premiere episode is still coming to the Internet at large, two trailers for the comedy give a feel for what's coming.


    Did any of you watch this? I didn't see all of it tbh. The stream was kind of a huge mess and I'm not paying 50 dollars for a dvd, sorry Misha. What I did see of it though was very.... unique and definitely shocked a few laughs out of me, though.

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    Choice #1 - Lobster and lobster mousse with American caviar, lemon mousseline and Maison Pascale Doney Meursault, 2011
    Choice #2 - Vol Au Vent with poached chicken, quinelles, morels, and black truffles, champagne sauce, wild rice with snow peas and apples, Domaine Marc-Antonin Blain Chassagne-Montrachet 2010
    Dessert - Baked Alaska, Passion Fruit and Cassis Sorbet


    So what kind of Top Ramen did you have for dinner tonight, ONTD?

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    Sarah Jessica Parker opened the evening in a dress form–inspired Oscar de la Renta look, setting the tone for the barrage of Jamesian trains and silhouettes to follow. But for all the grown-up, grand-dress glamour, there were also many on the red carpet who picked up on Charles James's more creative tendencies.

    Jay Z and Beyoncé in Givenchy Couture

    Cara Delevingne in Stella McCartney

    Rihanna in Stella McCartney

    Emma Stone in a Thakoon dress and Tod’s bag and Andrew Garfield in Band of Outsiders

    Frank Ocean in Givenchy


    Mods, the couples count as one entry!

    ONTD, thoughts?

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    Where do I start with Mariah Carey?

    Musically, Mariah Carey's had a tough run of late. Her long-delayed upcoming album, now titled Me. I Am Mariah... The Elusive Chanteuse, was slated to come out last spring before being pushed back several times. With one exception, its would-be lead singles failed to make a significant dent on the charts. Just a few weeks ago it sounded like Carey might pull a "Beyonce", and spring the album on us unawares, judging from a confusing interview she gave to Billboard.

    Then last week, the album's release date, May 27, was finally confirmed by a teaser that is as strange and rambling as the album's title. The announcement has been called "weird", "insane", "bizarre", and "ridiculous", descriptors that are rarely far away when Carey comes up these days. If you're not a long-time fan, or are only familiar with Carey's current public persona, it's easy to see how such an awkward promotional move would elicit little more than an eye roll.

    And we should chuckle at her weirdness, to be sure. But Carey deserves to be taken seriously as an artist as well, and, unfortunately, she hasn't always gotten her due in that regard. Carey's popular accomplishments - she has the second-most No. 1 songs of any pop artist, for instance, behind only the Beatles (and possibly tied with Elvis, depending whom you ask)- are often downplayed by critics who don't take her influence on the music world seriously, as Jody Rosen pointed out in Slate several years ago. She's long been credited - or blamed - for spawning a breed of "over singers". (Rosen called her "the most influential vocal stylist of the last two decades".) Her vocal acrobatics are frequently dismissed as "passionless", her songs scorned as fluff.

    But don't blame Mimi for the diminishing returns represented by her impersonators. She's better than all of them. Not only has she co-written the overwhelming majority of her hits since her career began almost 25 years ago, she's also proven capable of switching up musical styles effortlessly. After taking creative control of her career, she went from a pop singer with a big voice to sultry diva who sang with Ol' Dirty Bastard (on the excellent, Puff Daddy-produced "Fantasy (Remix)"), Bone Thugs 'n' Harmony (the slow-jam deep cut "Breakdown"), and Jermaine Dupri (her smash hit "We Belong Together", among several others). Her label assumed this would be career suicide. But she was a pioneer for the hip hop-pop hybrid that is now inescapable, paving the way for Rihanna, Beyonce, Katy Perry and others to embrace a more hip-hop sound.

    But back, for a minute, to her weirdness. One of the things that makes Carey so endearing to fans is that she wholeheartedly embraces her idiosyncracies. She's not afraid to get goofy with her lyrics ("If we were two Lego blocks even the Harvard University graduating class of 2010 couldn't put us back together again") or her music videos, signaling to everyone that while she may take her work seriously, she's not afraid to poke fun of herself.

    There's much more to Carey than her feuds with rap stars and her heavily Instagrammed marriage to Nick Cannon. In fact, a remarkable number of her songs hold up beautifully.


    "Me. I Am Mariah...The Elusive Chanteuse." in stores May 27!

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    Since the release of Big Bad Wolves, the filmmakers have been lavished with praise, accolades and airline tickets to take them on a whirlwind tour of countries where their presence was sought. Everyone, it seemed, wanted to meet the men behind the year’s most relentlessly dark but entertaining thriller. And don’t just take my word for it. The directors’ biggest fan is none other than Quentin Tarantino, who made an unexpected appearance at the Busan Film Festival in South Korea, telling a worshipping crowd of cinephiles that Big Bad Wolves was “f****** sensational” and“not just the best film in town, but the best film of the year”.

    It was at this point during the Q&A that Papushado rose from his chair, removed his tie, raised his arms above his head in hero-like pose and left the podium to audience cheers. “It was an extraordinary moment,” recalls the director, who then went out for lunch with Tarantino.“I was in the presence of our hero and told him that I had no intention of pretending to be cool. I felt like a teenager at a Justin Bieber concert.”

    Later over drinks as Tarantino introduced him to the Korean film director, Joon-ho Bong, Papushado could only picture the face of Keshales — off promoting the movie at festivals in Chicago and Denver — when he found out.

    “I tried calling him 27 times that day to say: ‘You are never going to believe this but...’”, recalls Papushado, 34. “Aharon had asked me to try and get Quentin to see the film, but I never imagined it would be possible.Fortunately a journalist from the film website Twitch was seated beside Tarantino and he reported the reaction, which went global. So Aharon knew it was gospel.” And best of all, Tarantino sent a gift to the co-director. “All I can tell you is that it was a present Aharon will never forget, but we are not at liberty to say more,” insists Papushado (????), who months later still feels overwhelmed and humbled by the rapture for BBW ('Big Bad Wolves' - not the other BBW). This is hardly surprising as it was only the duo’s second feature. And though it won the equivalent of five Israeli Oscars, they are still new to the game.

    Born in Jaffa, Keshales, 38, grew up in Bat Yam and after serving in the Intelligence Corps of the IDF attended Tel Aviv University’s film school, where he became a teaching assistant until completing his Masters. He also worked as film critic for Ynet, Globes and Ratings magazine, which made him all the more sensitive (and vulnerable) to the review process when he and Papushado made their first film — a horror flick called Rabies.

    Aharon Keshales (left) and Navot Papushado (right) flank Big Bad Wolves star Lior Ashkenazi.

    “Aharon was actually my professor at university,” Papushado says. “He was a very dedicated teacher and produced my graduation film, which was shown in New York. It was at that point that I said we should make a feature together because I was so in awe of his writing and passion for the Hebrew language.”

    A story about a brother and sister who run away from home and fall into the trap of a psychopathic killer, Rabies was a huge success and reinvented the horror genre in Israeli cinema, which was the plan as the writer/directors are passionate about the work of Hitchcock and the scores by Bernard Herrmann.

    “We’re not ashamed to be influenced,” explains Papushado, a citizen of Yuvalim who in true Cinema Paradiso-style is the grandson of a film projectionist. “In Israel, some accused us of being Tarantino wannabes. And we were like: ‘Hell yeah!’ We’re also Spielberg wannabes, Hitchcock wannabes, and Scorsese wannabes. Of course we want to be like them, they’re the greatest.” Ironically it was Korean cinema that had the biggest impact on the duo, as it showed them it was possible to be influenced but still make a story their own.

    “Koreans draw on films from Japan and Asia, but retain their own identity and that gave us the confidence to make an Israeli film that would bear the influence of the West, but still make it very Israeli, very Jewish-like in a way.”

    The appearance of an old man delivering soup for his son in the middle of a torture scene is just one of many moments in Big Bad Wolves when the Jewish effect shines through. This is all the more remarkable when you consider the movie is about a vigilante policeman violently punishing a man he believes to be the paedophile who murdered his daughter. Yet amid all the hammers and knuckledusters, there are calls from concerned wives and mothers and an estate agent who will do anything, noch, to sell a house.

    With BBW still to open in France and Spain, expect an investors’ stampede when “the Papushales Brothers”, as they have been dubbed, look to fund their next production — Once Upon A Time In Palestine.

    “It will be the first Israeli spaghetti western,” explains Papushado without a hint of irony. “It’s about the British in Palestine and a time when we were the freedom fighters trying to kick them out. The Haganah are the sheriffs [cowboys] quite literally and in Israel no one ever really talks about that period, which is the origin of the country’s story.”

    Tarantino cannot wait to see it, along with a lot of other Hollywood film types, some of whom have already expressed an interest in remaking BBW. There is certainly export potential for Israeli writing thanks to adaptations of TV shows such as Prisoners (Homeland) and Hostages, but Papushado says the duo are in no hurry to hand it over.

    “We have a lot of respect for American cinema as they are very good at translating and adjusting the mentality of the original. But with our film you are dealing with paedophilia, which is a tough subject, and you have to nail the subtle tone, which is what makes it interesting. There is also that very dark and morbid Jewish sense of humour to contend with, so we are waiting for the right offer and someone who will do it well.

    Until such time they are responding to appearance requests at home and overseas, while working on Once Upon A Time In Palestine. “It has been an incredible period in our lives,” Papushado reflects. “For Aharon particularly it’s a dream come true, for not only has his film hero — Tarantino — praised our work, but he also got to marry the woman of his dreams.” That woman is Lilach Sonin, one of Israel’s premier news and sports anchors. “For 20 years he vowed to marry her. Or someone just like her. So when she came to a screening of Big Bad Wolves and told him how much she loved it, this otherwise shy guy felt he could ask her out for coffee.

    “Two months later they were married. It’s a movie.”
    Just not the kind the Papushales Brothers would make.

    Big Bad Wolves is out on DVD.

    Source: 1, 2

    Love these filmmakers.

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    Emma & Andrew attend the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Costume Institute in New York City, May 5



    I love everything about both of their looks! They look so good together.

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    Season 6 - Episode 12

    Lip Sync For Your Life

    Adore Delano

    Bianca Del Rio

    Courtney Act

    Darienne Lake


    Darienne Lake

    Source: My TV
    I love that they keep using music from The Sims :X Time for Untucked!

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    Hilary Duff was spotted shopping in Beverly Hills today

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    Hilary Duff is coming clean about her upcoming album, her first LP since Dignity 7 years ago. And it turns out, Ed Sheeran will be involved.

    “I’m working with a lot of people. I’m still writing, so that process is still going on,” she told MTV News on the 2014 iHeartRadio Music Awards red carpet. Hilary’s working with songwriters and producers like Lindy Robbins and Toby Gad, along with Savan Kotecha, who has written for artists like One Direction and most recently penned Ariana Grande’s “Problem.”

    Wearing an orange pout and voluptuous top knot, the singer/actress and mom of 2-year-old Luca was hyped to be talking about her new project, supposedly out in the fall. In fact, she was so hyped that while she was rattling off details, she casually slipped a HUGE detail.

    “I’m cutting an Ed Sheeran song next week, which I’m really excited about,” she said while listing everything about her new music, including that a single should be out “soon.”

    Wait, rewind. Ed Sheeran?? Yes!

    Describing the album as an “earthy, indie-pop vibe,” Duff explained what it means to be returning to the studio after taking a hiatus from releasing music.

    “It feels good to be in the studio. It feels good to be talking about my last few years — the high points and the low points,” she said. “I really just want to be honest and be an open book for my fans to know where I’ve been and what I’ve been doing, how I feel and all that good stuff. So, I should have a single soon, and an album by the fall.”

    It’s a lot to take in, but there’s so much to look forward to. Hilary fans, rejoice!

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    While Chris Evans is known for his work in front of the camera, in the near future we’re going to be able to see what he can do behind the camera. Late last year, Evans directed his first movie, 1:30 Train, and he’s currently in post-production finishing it up. The indie pic is about two people (played by Evans and Alice Eve) who meet in a train station and share a night of romantic adventures before the woman must catch the next train back to New York.

    I recently landed a bit of time to talk about his directorial debut. He talked about filming in New York City, where he’s at in the editing process, test screenings, how he initially envisioned using only a soundtrack but changed his mind and decided to use a score, if he should try and premiere the film at the Sundance Film Festival or the Toronto International Film Festival, how he wants to direct his next film this August (after Avengers: Age of Ultron wraps), and what kinds of projects he wants to focus on.

    Collider: Talk to me about getting behind the camera. Was it a challenging shoot? You were in New York City.
    CHRIS EVANS: Yes, was it a challenging shoot? It was a challenging shoot. I’ll tell you, the only issue is because it’s New York at night. First of all, listen, I love shooting in the city. The city is a character in my opinion, it really is, but New Yorkers are not that enthusiastic when you shut down their streets [laughs] and they’re not exactly accommodating. So it was a challenging environment, it was freezing and it’s all night shoots, so by the end of the first week you just got a lot of people who are just catatonic and tired, so you kind of have to maintain a certain mentality. The fish rots from the head down, so if you come to set complaining and bitching, everyone’s going to start, so you try and come in every day with the most positive attitude you can. That’s a set when I needed Anthony Mackie. That’s a set where you need the energy that Mackie can provide.

    Where you are in the editing process now?
    EVANS: We got through the first edit. We’ve done our first cut and now it’s a matter of spit polishing, you do these screenings and you read the test results and it’s a challenge. The problem is when you’ve seen the movie so many times- I know every single take, I know every single cut, I know every single daily, it’s hard to detach yourself a little bit. We’re about to go on this press tour. I leave Saturday and then I’ll be gone about two and a half weeks, and during that time I am just not even going to think about 1:30 Train. Hopefully I can come back with some fresh eyes and have a pretty clear perspective on what’s working and what’s not.

    I’ve spoken to a lot of filmmakers who do the test screening and they actually enjoy it because things that they think are working maybe don’t work.
    EVANS: [Laughs] Yeah, I’m sure we had plenty of those. We also had some things that you think won’t work that do. There’s no rhyme or reason for these test screenings, I tell you. You read these comment cards and things you really thought were great are a miss and things that you really thought were going to be problem areas actually work out. This is where it becomes a bit of a balance, because you want to make sure you listen to these test audiences, because you want to sell tickets, but by the same token it’s not like a painter does a painting and then asks everyone, “Do I need more purple?” There has to be a part of you that makes a creative decision to say, “This is what I want.” The problem is that when it comes to painting a picture, the canvas and paintbrush don’t cost millions of dollars that someone else funded. So as a result a lot of people have opinions and a lot of people are allowed to have their say. This is where making art becomes tricky.

    Where are you in terms of the soundtrack and music you want to use?
    EVANS: Our music is still temp, we haven’t hired a composer yet. And it’s so funny, when I initially set out to make the movie I really thought I only wanted a soundtrack. I really only wanted songs. I had all these songs in my head that I wanted to use, but what I found is that when you drop a lot of these songs into the scenes, it almost felt like TV. It felt juvenile in a way. I ended up realizing score is far more effective. Score makes things a little more poetic, a little more artistic. The second you drop a song into it, it feels like- I don’t want to name a TV show, but all the sudden it just feels not as artistic as you’d like it to sound. You watch a movie like Place Beyond the Pines, you’d be hard-pressed to find a song in that movie. It’s all score.

    Derek Cianfrance is amazing.
    EVANS: The guy’s unbelievable, but it’s score. You don’t even notice it. You notice soundtrack, you don’t notice score. That’s the point, score is just supposed to emphasize the moments. It’s supposed to highlight what the camera’s doing. So I’ve kind of realized that score is my friend.

    We are in March, the Toronto film festival is September, Sundance is January.
    EVANS: Which one? This is where- I’m embarrassed to admit in my whole career, film festivals are not the thing that I’ve focused on and it’s so funny sitting with my producers. We’re like, “Where do we want to go? Where do you want to go?” And they all have their opinions and in my brain I’m like, “Well, what’s the difference?” Apparently there’s a big difference.

    There’s a big difference.
    EVANS: There’s a big difference! I didn’t know that. To me- hey, wherever we want to go is fine by me. It’s the first movie, there are unforeseen challenges and I’m learning an enormous amount. It’s kind of the thing where you just kind of can’t wait to get to the next movie. The second I finish Avengers I can’t wait to start the next one in August, which I have every intention of doing.

    I know I have to wrap with you, but I have two things. One, I would suggest for you Sundance, based on all the knowledge that I have on film festivals. I think it’s more of a personal filmmaker- Toronto is so under the water of award season and that’s what everyone’s talking about that sometimes smaller movies lose focus.
    EVANS: Toronto is more based on awards and things like that?

    I think for a first time filmmaker and a personal movie, I would say Sundance is better. I haven’t seen your film so I don’t know, but in my own opinion would be Sundance because it’s a welcoming place for first time filmmakers and that’s where I would go if I had a first time movie. You seem very passionate about being a director and I’m definitely curious about- you mentioned August, what books or stories have you been looking at?
    EVANS: This is the crazy thing, my team is like, “What do you want to do next? What type of movie do you want to do?” For me, I like human stuff. I like stories that are like- unfortunately they may be interpreted as simple, and I hate putting them in that category, but I like things that feel relatable. I like stories about brothers and sisters, fathers and sons, mothers, daughters, boyfriends, girlfriends. Human stories, like Terms of Endearment. Ordinary People. Just dramas- drama, but things that are just relatable. Things that aren’t too fantastical. It doesn’t have to be about wild drug dealers and car chases and bank robberies. Just simple stories that can resonate on a profound level.

    So you basically are thinking August you’re going to do another movie, but you just haven’t decided which one yet.
    EVANS: I will do another movie in August and I just don’t know what it is yet.

    So you have a few scripts that you’re debating.
    EVANS: Yeah, I got a couple that I’m reading and I told my team just send me everything. Because I’ve got the whole movie of Avengers, I’m literally going to London and I’m just going to be reading scripts. I’m going to find something else and I’m going to do it.


    Glad to hear he's liking the directing. But also shirtlessness is good too.

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    They are both stunningly beautiful, possess enviably statuesque and slim figures and have achieved great success in the modelling world. But Toni Garrn and Gisele Bundchen also have another thing in common - actor and infamous modelizer Leonardo DiCaprio.

    So the two beauties may have had a few things to discuss as they partied together on Saturday night at Harry Josh's Pre Met-Ball bash in New York City.

    Leo's current girlfriend Garrn, 21, who is rumoured to have moved in with the 39-year-old actor, happily posed for a snapshot with Gisele, 33, at the party.

    Gisele looked lean and bronzed in a sparkling gold mini-dress. She wore minimal make-up and left hair natural and loose for the event.vHer husband Tom Brady, 36, was also by her side, dressed in a slightly more quirky ensemble of bright red trousers and a blue checked shirt. A rather unusual combination for the pro American Football player.

    Toni on the other hand showed off her long slender legs in a tiny leather mini-skirt with front zipper and paired it with a plain black T-shirt. The models beamed and looked relaxed in each others company.


    According to InTouch, Wolf On Wall Street actor Leo has moved his German girlfriend into his recently purchased New York unit.

    A source told the magazine: 'Leo bought the apartment [in March] and quickly moved Toni in with him. It seems like they’re really enjoying living together.' The source added that the couple - who have been dating for almost a year - always look 'happy' and 'relaxed' when around the exclusive Riverhouse apartment building.


    Meanwhile, Brazilian supermodel Gisele has recorded a sexy dance remake of Blondie's disco hit Heart of Glass for H&M's summer campaign.

    Back in September 2013, for their Autumn campaign, she covered All Day and All of the Night by British band The Kinks, with proceeds from iTunes sales going to help give better lives to disadvantaged children around the world via UNICEF.

    'I am so excited to be the face of H&M this autumn,' the stunner exclaimed. 'I love the street style look and that we can raise funds for a good cause. I hope everyone downloads my song.'



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  • 05/05/14--20:09: THIS WEEK’S SOAP PROMOS!!!

  • This is a week you'll never forget on The Bold and The Beautiful as Ridge proposes to Katie. But is it real or is it revenge?

    Monday, May 5
    Hope (Kim Matula) and Liam (Scott Clifton) show off their new kitten; Katie (Heather Tom) tells Ridge (Thorsten) she thought her vision for Spencer Publications was starting to pay off; a surprise marriage proposal is made.

    Tuesday, May 6
    Quinn (Rena Sofer) makes Liam an interesting proposition; Brooke (Katherine Kelly Lang) receives an unexpected blow from Katie.

    Wednesday, May 7
    Quinn interrupts Bill's (Don Diamont) chain of good fortune; Wyatt (Darin Brooks) receives possibly life changing news.

    Thursday, May 8
    Liam confronts Quinn, then argues with Wyatt; Aly (Ashlyn Pearce) gets more upset about Taylor (Hunter Tylo).

    Friday, May 9
    Quinn tries to make Hope choose between Liam and Wyatt; Aly unloads on Taylor.

    Monday, May 5
    Someone learns Victoria's (Amelia Heinle) secret; Summer (Hunter King) learns Jack (Peter Bergman) and Kelly (Cady McClain) are dating.

    Tuesday, May 6
    Jill (Jess Walton) schemes against Colin (Tristan Rogers); Chloe (Elizabeth Hendrickson) initiates her plan with Billy (David Tom).

    Wednesday, May 7
    Victor (Eric Braeden) offers an olive branch to Nikki (Melody Thomas Scott); Sharon (Sharon Case) endeavors to get answers from Mariah (Camryn Grimes).

    Thursday, May 8
    Avery (Jessica Collins) and Dylan (Steve Burton) butt heads over Ian Ward (Ray Wise); Chelsea (Melissa Claire Egan) and Victor plan Adam's memorial service.

    Friday, May 9
    Sharon undergoes hypnosis; Neil (Kristoff St. John) and Hilary (Mishael Morgan) work to keep their relationship secret; Abby (Melissa Ordway) comes up with a way to get rid of Mariah.

    Monday, May 5
    Following a confrontation with Nick (Blake Berris), E.J. (James Scott) decides to take action; Nick's revelation stuns Abigail (Kate Mansi); Jordan (Chrishell Stause) and Kate (Lauren Koslow) get into a huge catfight; Hope (Kristian Alfonso) uncovers Aiden (Daniel Cosgroves) and Ciara's (Lauren Boles) plot.

    Tuesday, May 6
    Sami (Alison Sweeney) starts to second guess her and E.J.'s decision; Eric (Greg Vaughan) has a surprise for Nicole (Arianne Zucker); Paige (True O'Brien) finds the cause of J.J.'s (Casey Moss) behavior; Jordan announces she is leaving town.

    Wednesday, May 7
    E.J. tells Abigail he won't let Nick expose their affair; Sonny (Freddie Smith) takes steps to protect his loved ones; Nick antagonizes Will (Guy Wilson); Daniel (Shawn Christian) makes a discovery.

    Thursday, May 8
    Daniel comes to a conclusion; Eric and Nicole tell Jennifer (Melissa Reeves) their news; Will finds what Sonny is hiding; Rafe (Galen Gering) talks with Jordan about her secret plans.

    Friday, May 8
    Someone is shot; Will realizes Nick has something on Abigail; Lucas (Bryan Dattilo) and Kate are furious to learn of Nick's plan; Sami and E.J. wonder whether they've made the right decision.

    Monday, May 5
    Julian (William deVry) confronts Ava (Maura West) and says he must kill her or be killed; Alexis (Nancy Lee Grahn) tells Olivia (Lisa LoCicero) that Ava (Maura West) cheated on Morgan (Bryan Craig); a new discovery comes to light.

    Tuesday, May 6
    Olivia brings her suspicions to Sonny (Maurice Benard); Julian reveals stunning information; when Michael (Chad Duell) shows up to talk about Kiki (Kristen Alderson), Luke (Anthony Geary) is taken aback.

    Wednesday, May 7
    The General Hospital staff receives jolting news on the eve of the Nurses Ball; Michael is angry when he learns of Luke's shenanigans; Nathan (Ryan Paevey) and Maxie (Kirsten Storms) have an argument.

    Thursday, May 8
    There are absences on the red carpet for the Nurses Ball; an announcement is made.

    The Nurses Ball episodes air May 8 through May 13. Port Charles will once again hold the iconic Nurses Ball gala, a fundraiser for HIV and AIDS awareness and research. As the Nurses Ball 2014 begins, several popular Port Charles residents will be noticeably absent from the Red Carpet and stuck at home watching the festivities on TV. Old and new loves will percolate while others find themselves in awkward situations. Amid all the romantic drama, the never-dull Nurses Ball audience will be entertained with fun performances and sexy surprises.

    Friday, May 9
    The Nurses Ball continues with more drama and sexy surprises.

    sources: YouTube, CBS, WeLoveSoaps, SoapTownUSA

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