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Oh No They Didn't! - LiveJournal.com

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    We always knew that Beckett and Castle’s road to getting hitched would have, well, a few hitches. A last-minute quickie divorce from a past flame. Venue drama. Maybe some dress drama. But we didn’t expect what actually happened in the final minutes of season 6. (Warning No. 2: Oddly, there’s a Downton Abbey spoiler below, too…)

    In sum: There was a wedding. But Castle never got to see it.

    In the final minutes of the episode — which was largely an hour filled with humor, a little chaos, and sweet anticipation — Castle was on his way to the venue when he noticed a black SUV in his rear-view mirror, and it quickly became clear that the vehicle was not simply a celebrity vacationer. (On a show like this, that’s never the case.)

    As much of a red flag as this was, my stomach actually dropped about a minute before this, when Castle was having a sweet cell phone conversation with Kate as he drove down a scenic road. He’d just gotten their marriage license from a judge, after clearing up her botched divorce situation. She answered her phone and called him “lover.” He finished their call by saying “…and Kate, I love you.” I believe my exact words were, “Don’t you dare Matthew Crawley him” — but with more profanity.

    My worst fears would have been confirmed by the fiery Mercedes that closed out the hour, but as he is the titular Castle, I fear not for the life of our plucky writer. But I do fear a lot of other things — like the people in that black SUV. Where have they taken him? They did take him, right? He wasn’t ejected from the car – was he?

    Thanks for the anxiety, show. See you in September.

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    lol Fucking horrible. The showdown last week was 100% better, everything tonight was predictable.  That dress was gorgeous though.

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    The renowned Swiss artist H.R. Giger has died at the age of 74, as a result of injuries sustained in a fall, Swiss public television, SRF, has reported. Giger was most famous for the alien monster he created for the movie of the same name.

    SRF cited family sources. In the art world, Giger, who focused during his career on the fantastic realism and surrealistic genres, is best known for his contribution to the film Alien. The monster he created for Ridley Scott’s film earned him an Oscar for special effects in 1980.

    His talent for scaring movie audiences was repeated in Poltergeist 2 (1986), Alien 3 (1992) and Species (1995). Computer game fans were able to enjoy his work in Dark Seed in 1995.

    His film work was just one facet of his talent, though. Giger is also known for his sculptures, paintings and furniture.

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    R.I.P. You will be missed :(

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    Film by The Young Astronauts a Partizan Production in association with The Creators League
    Directed By Alyssa Pankiw
    Executive Producer: Frank Cooper III



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    Yasssss so qt

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    This song is perfect. Austin, please write more songs in the bathroom.

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    Washington (AFP) - The widow of the man who was driving a sports car when it crashed, killing him and "Fast and Furious" star Paul Walker last year, is suing Porsche.

    The suit filed Monday alleges the 2005 Porsche Carrera GT the two men were in did not have a proper crash cage or safety features in the gas tank. The suit said these would have saved both men.

    Walker had completed much of his part in filming "Fast and Furious 7" before he died in November aged 40, in a high-speed car crash in California.

    The suit was filed by Kristine Rodas, wife of the late driver Roger Rodas, in the Los Angeles County Superior Court.

    A failure in the car's suspension system forced it to swerve out of control and hit trees while driving in Santa Clarita, California, according to the suit filed by Rodas.

    "The Carrera GT was unsafe for its intended use by reason of defects in its manufacture, design, testing, component and constituents, so that it would not safely serve its purpose," states the lawsuit.
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    It seeks unspecified damages from Porsche Cars North America.

    In January, coroners said the car carrying Walker and his friend was doing over 100 miles (160 kilometers) per hour.

    After Walker's death, studio giant Universal suspended filming, before delaying the release date for the film, originally scheduled for this summer.

    The film is now due to be released on April 10, 2015 in the United States.

    The first "Fast and Furious" movie appeared in 2001. The series, with its focus on fast cars, tough guys, sexy starlets and exotic locales, is one of Hollywood's most successful global franchises.

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    Before Batman, there was Gotham City — and a whole bunch of bad guys, too, by the look of it.

    Already, Fox’s “Gotham” has carved out roles for key figures in the future Batman’s rogues gallery, like Catwoman (Camren Bicondova) and the Penguin (Robin Lord Taylor). In the first trailer for the upcoming TV series, we saw a brief glimpse of another of the Caped Crusader’s classic villains: Edward Nigma, alias the Riddler, played by actor Cory Michael Smith.

    It looks like the puzzling criminal is here to stay, too: Smith has been promoted to full-on series regular status for “Gotham,” indicating that Riddler has a strong part to play in the coming episodes. In addition to Smith’s upgrade, Deadline reports that two others have become series regulars: Victoria Cartagena and Andrew Stewart Jones, who play Gotham cops Renee Montoya and Crispus Allen, respectively.

    Beyond the increased role for Riddler, it appears “Gotham” has designs on Batman’s single greatest nightmare:


    THE JOKER.

    Take a look at the following “Gotham” cast photo…



    …and now take a closer look at that object in the distance, just above Harvey Bullock’s head, as pointed out by Bleeding Cool:




    The Clown Prince of Crime’s calling card! If that’s not a clear enough signal that Joker is headed to “Gotham,” then take this nugget from show runner Bruno Heller’s interview with Entertainment Weekly: “He’s the crown jewel of the Batman villains. He will be brought in with great care and a lot of thought.”

    There are no “ifs” or “whens” or other excuses in that sentence; it’s a matter of timing and methodology, but Joker is coming to “Gotham,” assuming the show lasts long enough to bring him into the mix.


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    Solange and Chromeo are back at it again.

    The singer and the pop duo have already proven to be dynamic collaborators with their upbeat disco track "When The Night Falls," and three years later, their breezy, electro-tinged slow jam "Lost On The Way" is sure to be a fan favorite.

    The track is one of the highlights from the Canadian synth-pop duo's new LP White Women.

    "After working with Chromeo on 'When the Night Falls' from the last album, I was super excited to get back in and work together," Solange wrote on her Saint Heron website. "They came down to Long Island to this house where I was working on my album late last summer, and they played me a few tracks. When they played the instrumental for 'Lost on the Way,' I immediately knew that was the jam."

    And apparently it took no time for them to recreate the magic.

    "I wrote the melodies and lyrics to my parts super fast and recorded it that night," Solange said of the collaboration. "It flowed really organically and working with [Chromeo] always feels that way."

    According to Idolator, White Women is Chromeo's fourth studio album.

    The complete album will be released on May 12 but is available to stream now.

    The album's lead single is the Toro y Moi-assisted track "Come Alive" and features "Jealous (I Ain't With It)."
    As previously reported, Solange is also working on an album slated to be released in the fall. This will be her first full-length release since 2008's Sol-Angel and the Hadley St Dreams.

    Listen to White Women over at iTunes radio now and check out "Lost On The Way" below.




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    X-Men: Days of Future Past pulls off the impossible. Truth be told, it pulls off several “impossibles.” By seamlessly adapting comic writer Chris Claremont’s cherished, 1980 story arc of the same name into a big-budget, movie-star-driven extravaganza, director Bryan Singer finally delivers on a long-standing promise to X-Men supporters to both honor this cherished, time-hopping narrative and bring the detested, awe-inspiring, mutant-hunting Sentinel robots to the big screen. It’s an X-Men story that’s nearly 14 years in the making. It’s the X-Men movie dedicated fans never thought they’d see. And now that it’s here, it’s the greatest X-Men movie we’ve seen to date, and a new standard-bearer for the massive potential of comic-book franchises far and wide.

    Miles and miles of narrative foundation had to be laid out over the years before X-Men: Days of Future Past could even entertain the notion of existing, and that’s one component of the “impossibles” I was referring to earlier. For those who might not know, Singer’s mutant saga relies on time travel to tell a shockingly intimate story that bridges the original cast of the initial X-Men movies– many of whom haven’t been seen on screen in these roles since Brett Ratner’s 2006 sequel X-Men: The Last Stand -- to the younger counterparts introduced in Matthew Vaughn’s series reconfigure, X-Men: First Class. The lynchpin of this streamlined time twister is the series’ biggest star: Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine, whose sent back in time by his long-time mentor and friend, Professor Charles Xavier (Patrick Stewart), to possibly prevent a cataclysmic future.

    X-Men: Days of Future Past isn’t a direct translation of Claremont’s revered, two-issue story arc. Details have been altered to make this more of an interpretation, one that borrows significant components from the comics but grows, organically, from the cinematic legacy created by the four previous X-Men movies and, yes, the standalone Wolverine films. While we were so busy heaping praise on Marvel President Kevin Feige and his crew for mapping out a massive Marvel Cinematic Universe, Fox was quietly shifting mutant pieces around a superhero chess board and realizing they had enough moves under their belt to pull off Days of Future Past. It’s remarkable how Days snaps seemingly disconnected pieces of the larger X-Men puzzle into place, justifying decisions made in previous movies and restoring temporary order to the series. Days of Future Past miraculously tidies up the once-disjointed history of the X-Men movies, simultaneously setting the series on an open road to countless future stories. (Look for a brief tease for X-Men: Apocalypse, due in theaters in 2016, in the end credits of this particular film.)


    The masterstroke was the hiring of Bryan Singer to return to the film franchise he helped launch back in 2000 with the first X-Men movie. Though we don’t get to spend a lot of time in the bombed-out, post-apocalyptic future world Xavier, Magneto (Sir Ian McKellen) and the older X-Men are trying to restore, Singer opens Days of Future Past with thrilling mutant-on-Sentinel action sequences that remind us what a firm grasp he has on the power and motion of the Marvel mutant heroes. It’s a rush to see Kitty Pryde (Ellen Page) grab Bishop (Omar Sy) so they can run through objects as they prepare to fight an army of lethal Sentinels. Iceman (Shawn Ashmore), Storm (Halle Berry) and Colossus (Daniel Cudmore) get to show off their skills. Newcomer Blink (Bingbing Fan) is a surprisingly exciting additon for the way she teleports X-Men around the battlefield. The future-set scenes give Days of Future Past a grim bookend, but they allow Singer and his cast to hit the ground running at a full sprint.

    The movie rarely slows down, which is exhilarating for X-Men enthusiasts, but might be too much for casual fans seeking the next eye-popping thrills of the summer blockbuster season. With Wolverine as a guide, Days of Future Past rallies through a number of dizzying plot turns that are executed with hairpin precision, including: a prison break from a Pentagon cell; a violent confrontation at a Parisian peace summit; the creation of the Sentinels at the hands of human antagonist Dr. Bolivar Trask (Peter Dinklage); an offbeat explanation of the Kennedy assassination, followed by an attempt on the life of President Nixon (Mark Camacho), which won’t make it into any noted history books.


    Parts of Days of Future Past can be reductively dismissed as one-note. Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence) is treated as a significant threat to this on-screen universe, but her motivations are muddy, at best. The series also has yet to conjure a credibly complicated human villain, and Trask – despite some sinister flair by Dinklage – doesn’t reverse the trend. The human race, in general, has always been the main obstacle in the X-Men movies, and the blind fear we’re supposed to feel when confronted by those who are different continues to be the underlying theme that connects all of the action in Singer’s latest epic. The presence of outlying characters like young Bill Stryker (Josh Helman) feel like unnecessary reaches to previous chapters in the X-Men saga, and add little here.

    That being said, James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender dominate Days of Future Past with immense portrayals of extremely complicated individuals. The men continue to probe the psychological tortures that come with playing younger versions of Professor Charles Xavier and Erik Lehnsherr, aka Magneto. McAvoy’s Charles, in particular, stands at a crossroads between wanting to help his fellow mutants but feeling unable to betray the ones he once considered allies. The fact that the future of the X-Men series appears to be in the hands of these towering performers gives me tremendous hope, because they play through the inherently campy tones of the X-Men universe to find real pain and hurt in the missions of these mutant heroes.

    The third leg of the Days of Future Past triangle is occupied by the largest star in Singer’s universe: Hugh Jackman. And there’s a totally different dynamic to Jackman when Wolverine is able to steal scenes as part of a larger mutant ensemble. That playful magic, which has been missing in the Wolverine solo films, is back in full force for Days. Jackman’s take on Wolverine – his seventh portrayal of the character – is forceful, funny, casual, arrogant and effortlessly cool. It’s a breathless reminder of all of the reasons we love Wolverine as a character, and it’s the best use of Wolvie in a movie… possibly ever (though I still love his tremendous debut in Singer’s wonderful 2000 X-Men film).


    There’s plenty more to talk about in X-Men: Days of Future Past, but the rest of it should be experienced and enjoyed in the theater. Evan Peters’ Quicksilver, for example, is a fantastic addition to the ever-growing mutant stable and a terrific use of Singer’s mutant-friendly imagination. And the film’s coda nostalgically places a well-earned bow on the outcast-driven series. X-Men: Days of Future Past pays fitting tribute to the history of this impressive franchise. It plants more narrative seeds that could be cultivated by either Singer or other vested directors with an interest in Marvel’s mutants. And as it stands, it is the best, most complete and most entertaining X-Men movie we’ve ever seen.

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    Dat hyperbole
    Omg, Evan Peters was AWESOME in this :D BLINK! ♥
    IA about what he said about this is the best use of Wolverine to date and the bit about Mystique

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    My favorite part of Frozen — despite all of the hoopla surrounding “Let It Go,” and the fact that baby Anna looks like my actual little sister when she was a kid — is probably when Kristoff sings his lonely, misanthropic mountain song to his reindeer. So naturally, I was disheartened to hear that Jonathan Groff wouldn’t be in a stage adaptation of Frozen, whenever that dream really comes to fruition. And here’s the crazy part — that’s all according to him!

    The big-screen sequel to Frozen is still a ways away, but that hasn't stopped Disney from pumping the property wherever it can: Last Sunday’s season finale of Once Upon a Time (broadcast on Disney-owned ABC) ended with the introduction of Elsa, and the show’s producers promise the ice queen will be a prominent character next season.

    Last night at HBO’s premiere of The Normal Heart, we asked Groff (who voiced strapping mountain man Kristoff in Frozen) if he'd consider reprising his animated huntsman in the flesh, if the show asked?

    “I would, but I’m not as hot as my cartoon character," he said. "It would be a big letdown. I’m not blond or six-foot-five.”

    Well, would he consider joining the inevitable Broadway cast of Frozen instead? “Yes,” he told us, “If they let me sing 'Let It Go.'”

    Oh, how we wish. That would be delightful. Can someone please give him a solo show? Let him host SNL? Something? Anything to hear his pipes on that song.

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    Groff attended The Normal Heart premiere with Lea Michele, who may also aspire to sing "Let it Go."
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    Ashley Benson is sultry as can be on the June/July 2014 cover of Complex magazine!

    The 24-year-old Pretty Little Liars star opened up the glossy about filming Spring Breakers, her strangest fan encounter, and more.

    On the way home from Spring Breakers filming:“I was with Vanessa Hudgens at the airport, on the way back to L.A. from wrapping Spring Breakers. We lost track of time getting dinner ’cause we were so tired, so we missed our flight. After spending two months in Florida, we just wanted to go home. We cried our eyes out on the floor and then picked ourselves up and had some drinks…We went to the bar, and then we wandered around the airport ’til like 3 in the morning.”

    On the craziest thing that happened on set:“I remember looking over to the floor at these two girls rolling around and making out completely naked. At that moment, I literally closed Selena [Gomez]’s eyes. I felt like I had to mother her.”

    On her weirdest fan request:
    “There was one girl when I was in a Korean spa with my friend. I was taking a shower, and there are no doors in the shower. Normally I’m, like, ‘Whatever, we’re all girls here.’ So I’m completely naked, taking this shower, and my friend’s in the one next to me."

    “All of sudden someone taps me on the shoulder. It was this girl who was like, ‘Hi, sorry to bother you, are you Ashley Benson?’ And I was like, ‘Are you serious right now? I’m naked.’ She was like, ‘Yeah, can I actually take a photo with you?’ She was trying to have a full conversation with me in the shower. ”

    On rumors: “I always get that I’m pregnant. That’s really fun. Also, apparently I’ve dated every single one of my co-stars. That’s not true, haven’t dated one.”
















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    ONE DIRECTION'S BEAUTY GURU SHARES HER BEST GROOMING SECRETS

    British beauty pro Lou Teasdale reveals her top hair and makeup tips.


    Among the images Harry Styles has given his 6 million Instagram followers to obsess over is a picture of Lou Teasdale’s dirty white Reeboks. Also on his feed: a screenshot of her iPhone’s favorite-callers list, where the pop star holds seventh place. As One Direction’s longtime groomer (aka makeup artist), Teasdale helps the boys stay clear-skinned and baby-faced, even on tour, but the Yorkshire-born hair-and-makeup pro isn’t just popular backstage. The multitalent has amassed a devoted female fan base that follows her around-the-clock advice on how to get a perfect complexion and sexily undone hair on Twitter, Tumblr, and Instagram. (Want the perfect lilac rinse? Try hair dye from a party-supply shop, cut with conditioner.) Next up? Teasdale’s first book, The Craft: DIY Hair and Beauty—out now—which she calls a “rock ’n’ roll guide” to hair and makeup. “A lot of beauty books are a bit boring! This is about being creative,” she says

    What maintenance trick do you swear by?

    My eyebrows are totally rubbish. I get a treatment by a company called HD Brows. They dye the hairs you have, including the small, fluffy ones, and then thread them into shape. So you have fullness where you don’t naturally have color. It works so well.

    You use tanner to perfect skin. How do you make it look natural?

    A real tan has a bit of pink in it, so go for an aerosol spray that isn’t too brown or orange. I mist it over my face before I start my makeup. I even use it on the boys sometimes.

    What’s the key to turning freshly washed hair into a sexy matte mess?

    My new favorite tool is a good old ’80s diffuser. Mousse, and then diffuse to get that grungy, beachy, undone-but-done look. Even when I’m doing topknots or braids, I’ll muss it up with my fingers before I finish it.

    How do you keep performers’ hair from going flat during shows?

    Schwarzkopf Silhouette hairspray: It’s like glue. When I worked on The X Factor, we called it “Black Death” because it’s so strong.

    What’s one thing you always keep in your kit?

    I really like Lucas’ Papaw Ointment because it’s so natural and moisturizing. I use it for lips, and when the boys come in with fresh tattoos, we use it on those, as well.

    What kinds of things will we learn from your new book?

    Add powder eye shadow to lipstick for a matte finish. Black lipstick makes the best greasy, smoky eye. And hair chalk that matches your color creates matte dirty texture.

    Teasdale's Beauty Picks? Even the boys love RODIAL Instaglam Eye Brightening Concealer—it’s “really nice and sheer”; ST. TROPEZ One Night Only Instant Glow Body Lotion creates “a natural-looking tan”; for mega-volume, Teasdale coats her lashes with DIOR Diorshow Black Out mascara; FUDGE URBAN Dry Shampoo pumps up fluffy, just-washed hair; Teasdale keeps kajal eyeliner from her local Indian market in every handbag; HANZ DE FUKO Quicksand powder cream “makes clean hair look dirtier” in the best way.

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    (she's a cultural appropriator and transphobic, have fun~)


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    For all I know this is is an impersonator, but he says he uses Tinder and I found him in New York, so I say where there's smoke there's fire.

















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    Anyone who was hoping that Season 2 of The Originals would be a dramatic take on Three Men and a Baby — what, just me? — would be well advised to adjust expectations.



    On Tuesday’s season finale, baby Mikaelson finally makes her debut, but her entry into the world is far from a smooth one. Heck, she doesn’t even get to stay in New Orleans.

    But first, those pesky witches slit Hayley’s throat and take the little girl for their ritual, while Klaus looks on helplessly. Elijah is completely devastated when he finds Hayley’s lifeless body and blames his brother’s schemes for her undoing and, thus, his. “I let her in. I don’t let people in,” he says to Klaus. “I needed her, and you’ve broken me.”

    Klaus vows to find their child and then “you can tell your niece how much you cared for her mother when we save her,” he replies.

    And they won’t have to save her alone. Hayley comes back to life and promptly turns into a fierce mama wolf. As for how she survived, she died with the baby’s blood inside of her so now she’s in transition. To complete the process of becoming a hybrid, she’ll need to drink her own child’s blood.

    But it’s Marcel who actually rescues the baby from the witches, killing Monique with a dark object/star that unleashes a thousand cuts on its victim. (That was a clever one, show — and a striking visual.) He hoped to use the child as a pawn to save his men’s lives, but they’re already dead from the werewolf bites by the time he gets to them. “This is the last note in a song that I started a century ago when I brought your dad to town,” he tells Klaus. “And for that, I am sorry.” Klaus finally makes peace with him, giving Marcel his blood for saving his daughter.

    Still, the little one is far from safe. Look at what happened to her on her first day – kidnapped numerous times and almost sacrificed (by decree of her own grandmother Esther!). “She has inherited all of our enemies with none of our defenses,” says Klaus. So mom, dad and Elijah hatch a plan to send her away while they clean up the mess, and to make sure no one goes looking for her, they fake the baby’s death. But in reality, Klaus heartbreakingly hands over his daughter to his sister Rebekah.

    “She’ll get a white fence. It’ll be lovely,” says Rebekah, making a welcome return. And how lovely is that, in turn, Rebekah gets her dream of a family and a normal life (granted by way of a twisted mess and her brother’s misery)? It’s all kind of perfect that the little girl will be with her auntie.

    “There is no one I would trust more with my daughter’s life,” Klaus tells his sis. “Be happy.” And for his little girl:

    “You will return to me.”

    What’s her name, Rebekah wonders. “Her name is Hope,” replies a teary-eyed Klaus. Of course it is.

    Elsewhere in the finale:

    * Cliffhanger: Esther is back as the fourth Harvest girl?! As is Mikael, thanks to Davina’s magic, but she’s no fool. She’s got control over him so she can get payback against Klaus when she wants and not a moment sooner.

    * Klaus breaks up with Cami as friends, citing his need to ruin everything he finds beautiful. “And you are beautiful,” he tells her.

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    Thoughts? I really liked it. Queen Bex coming back and that scene with her and Klaus was great.

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    If you've ever wanted to know what any of your favorite Port Charles men look like in their undies, today you found out.

    Like last year, Milo once again led some of the show’s hottest men, or Magic Milo and the Magic Wands as Lucy referred them as, in a dance routine to AC/DC’s You Shook Me All Night Long.

    While there was some stiff competition amongst the characters in terms of who had the better stripper pose, the ladies in attendance sure had a good time either way as evidenced by Felicia (Kristina Wagner) chanting, “What a waist. What a chest. What an ass,” after an annoyed Levi commented, “This is so tacky. Does a charity really need this? What a waste.”

    In addition to group leader Milo, the Magic Wands included Nathan, Felix, Lucas, TJ, and Michael.

    While the men were showing it off, the best line of the episode was delivered by Brad who while the back of the ball standing their with Britt utters, “I can’t believe I lost both of them” after watching Lucas and Felix strip, to which Britt replies, “Yeah, you’re an idiot!”








    Nurses hit the Nurses Ball stage on Thursday dancing to open the show but were interrupted by Chief of Staff Dr. Obrecht (Kathleen Gati).








    Kiki Jerome (Kristen Alderson) hit the Nurses Ball stage on Friday with her performance of Pink's "Raise Your Glass," with help from Elizabeth (Rebecca Herbst), Felix (Marc Anthony Samuel), Lucas (Ryan Carnes) and T.J. (Tequan Richmond). Watch below:








    Luke Spencer (Anthony Geary) hit the Nurses Ball stage on Friday to sing Luke Sings "I Am What I Am" from the musical "La Cage aux Folles." Watch below:








    Player takes the stage singing "Baby Come Back."








    Trying to win Felix back, Brad sings "Brokenhearted."








    The Haunted Starlets take the stage singing "I Love It."








    The tiny tango twosome, Emma and Cameron, take the stage.








    Molly Lansing & T.J. Ashford take the stage singing "Just Can’t Get Enough."








    In a touching tribute to her children, Liesl Obrecht sings "Always On My Mind."








    Epiphany Sings "You’re Not Alone" for the 2014 Nurses Ball finale.




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    Hilary Duff has been hard at work on her 5th studio album for the past year. Having recently signed with a label, (still yet to be revealed) Hilary has announced that the first single should be out late spring with an album to follow by fall. She has been working with many talented producers and writers since the beginning and this past weeks work isn't straying from that. She just cut a song with Toby Gad who wrote and produced Beyonce's "If I Were A Boy" and also recorded a song that her and Ed Sheeran collaborated on. This will be Hilary's first album since her 2007 released "Dignity". This time around Hilary is making an album that is structured around an "indie, earthy pop" sound with a little bit of an EDM influence.

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    Hilary Duff was photographed today in Studio City picking up farmer fresh food as well as Yotam Ottolenghi's cookbook.


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    ABC’s Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. on Tuesday night wrapped its freshman run with a thrilling hour in which Coulson & Co. endeavored to get the drop on HYDRA henchman Garrett, unaware that he is A) powered by Deathlok technology and B) freshly super-charged by a dose of the Centipede serum.

    Meanwhile, Fitz and Simmons put their brilliant beans together to craft an escape from their watery grave — though at what price?

    Here, a dozen of the best moments from the finale.



    AN EPIC LOVERS’ QUARREL | Upon infiltrating Cybertek, Skye comes face to face with a gun-waving Ward, who challenges her to detonate a bomb. “No, I have a weapon much better than a bomb that will absolutely destroy you,” Skye counters. “Because you slept with her. Shes really pissed off.” Cue Ward getting blindsided by May, launching into a tussle that lets bon mots fly as much as fists. “Reminds me of the old days,” Ward says, pinning his onetime FWB. “You were never on top,” May snaps. May in fact comes out on top, nail-gunning Ward’s foot to the floor before crushing his larynx and then delivering the mother of all roundhouse kicks.

    FITZ ‘SHOWS’ SIMMONS SOMETHING | Jettisoned by Ward into the ocean, the brainiacs work their noodles to devise a way to implode the capsule window, affording escape. Thing is, the influx of water will literally knock the breath out of them — but Fitz has an oxygen mask thingy that will keep his partner conscious and able to swim to the surface. When Simmons balks at the sacrifice being made by her “best friend,” he explains, “You’re more than that [to me]. I can’t find the courage to tell you, so please… let me show you.”

    EVERYTHING NICK FURY | Whether he was fishing Simmons out of the ocean, acknowledging that he owes Coulson a “loud” discussion about bringing his agent back from the dead or offering up a weapon that “packs a pretty good punch” to combat the Centipede soldiers, the former Director’s every moment sparkled. My favorite line:” You don’t have to call me sir, Coulson. Look at me, I’m dressed like I live under a bridge.”

    GARRETT BOTCHES FURY’S SPEECH | Confronted by the one-two punch of Coulson and Fury, Garrett defends his betrayal by quoting S.H.I.E.L.D.’s former Director: “One man can accomplish anything once he realizes he’s a part of something bigger.” Fury corrects that interpretation, stressing “a part of.” (“Not a great listener,” Coulson shrugs.) Frankly, Fury is gobsmacked that Garrett went all in with HYDRA because he “misheard my damn ‘one man’ speech”!

    MIKE SAVES THE DAY | After Skye finds her way to Cybertek’s “incentives program” — aka the area where they hold prisoner loved ones, to force people to do their bidding — she has Ace Peterson relay a message to his Deathlok’d dad. Learning his son is safe, Mike promptly unleashes his missiles on Garrett.

    S.H.I.E.L.D.’S HEART BECOMES ITS HEAD | Before heading back off the grid, Fury charges Coulson with rebuilding S.H.I.E.L.D. from scratch, handing him the “toolbox” to get the job done. “Guys like you were the heart — now you’ll be the head,” Fury explains. “Take your time and do it right.” (But lest anyone think the MCU has just lost Fury as a character, he promises before exiting, “I’ll be everywhere.”)



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    As I was getting ready to write a ''where are they now?"type of article on one of my favourite personalities from the 1990s, Monica Lewinsky, boom! She comes out of the woodwork, after 10 years of silence, with a piece for Vanity Fair magazine. What a coincidence! Are we soul sisters? Is she my other half?

    I'd always wondered what had become of her. Where she was. What she was doing. If she was married. If she had kids. If she was happy. In essence, I'd been thinking about how hard it must have been for her to move on. To go on. To try to live a normal life.


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    In the article, she clarifies what she stated back in the 90s. That her affair with then President of the United States Bill Clinton was a consensual relationship, but that yes, he did take advantage of her. There was a tremendous abuse of power at play. Her being a 22-year-old fresh-faced intern, and him being a 50-something President.

    Imagine that girl, burdened with self-esteem and self-worth issues, battling a weight problem, and suddenly catching the eye of the most powerful man in the world. Whoa!

    These days, when you mention Monica Lewinsky, people seem to think only about the affair itself. When in reality, although she was clearly taken advantage of, that was the least of her problems. The real damage was done in the aftermath. The witch hunt and the campaign to destroy her credibility that left her mother with the fear that she ''would be literally humiliated to death''.


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    During her time at the White House from 1995 to 1997, Monica admitted to having 9 sexual interactions with the President. All of those encounters being of oral nature. No intercourse ever took place, according to both parties.

    Lewinsky's name then came up in a sexual harassment case against Clinton, that of Paula Jones, who alleged he had been inappropriate with her during his time as governor of Arkansas. Monica's denial of any wrongdoing in her affidavit in that case came back to haunt her once the news of her own scandal broke. Because she had technically committed perjury by lying in the Jones case.

    By that point, Monica was working at the Pentagon, having been relocated because some of the President's aides thought she had grown ''too close" to him. At the Pentagon, she confided in her coworker and new friend Linda Tripp. Who then taped her phone conversations with Monica, in the hopes of setting her up!

    With the information on the Tripp tapes, the FBI and a prosecution team (led by KennethStarr, who was already investigating the President on other charges) then seized Monica and held her captive for 12 hours in a room at the Ritz-Carlton during which they questioned her about the affair. Scaring her with the threat of 27 years in prison due to her perjuring herself in the Paula Jones case.


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    Kenneth Starr and his team used Monica as a way to get at the President when their other investigation yielded no results. Subsequently, the President and his team had to discredit Monica in the press in a way to counterattack the claims from the Starr team.

    Monica was caught in the middle, essentially getting smeared from both sides. And according to her, those false claims stuck in the public's perception, because they came from people in positions of power. No matter what she did or what she said, people would always believe the lies that were said about her.


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    Regardless of what you think of her for sleeping with a married man. She in no way deserved to be made a scapegoat in a dangerous, high-level political game. That ended in the impeachment of the President, no less.

    In 1999, Monica's Story was told by famed biography writer Andrew Morton in the aptly titled Monica's Story. The book reads like a political thriller. The grand nature of the affair and its repercussions are astounding. The high level of seriousness the whole thing was dealt with coupled with the very naive feelings expressed by Monica at the time make for a fascinating read.

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    Sadly, it's in no way shocking to learn that she's had a very difficult time finding a job. Even though she has a Master's Degree in social psychology from the London School of Economics. Employers just can't get over her ''history''. (Bill & Hillary are doing fine, though).

    She says in Vanity Fair that she'd like ''to get involved with efforts on behalf of victims of online humiliation and harassment and to start speaking on this topic in public forums". She was inspired to go this route after hearing the Tyler Clementi story.

    I think that's great. If anyone can be a poster girl for humiliation and harassment it's Monica Lewinsky. It's time for her to step out of the shadows and put her story to good use.


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    If you forgot the details or just want to learn more about Monica's ordeal, I recommend the amazing documentary Monica in Black and White. You can also get Monica's Story used for about 5$ on Amazon.com, or 1$ on eBay. Trust me, it's worth a read!

    Vanity Fair's June issue is out May 13th.


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    Kirsten Dunst


    Oscar Isaac


    Viggo Mortensen


    Daisy Bevan (AKA Joely Richardson's daughter AKA Vanessa Redgrave's granddaughter)


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    Daisy looks exactly like a brunette version of her mother.

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    In an interview with MTV, James McAvoy may have started a war between his X-Men and Marvel's other super-team, The Avengers, when he stated that his guys could take RDJ's guys down in a fight.

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