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The secret that impacted PostSecret founder Frank Warren the most was the secret he never saw.
“The only reason I know this secret exists is because of an email I received from a woman who said she wrote her secret on a postcard, thinking it was going to make her feel better, but when she saw it staring back at her, she felt horrible,” said Warren, the founder of PostSecret, a community art project to which people send in postcards with secrets. “She tore the postcard in half and decided in that moment that she would never be the person with that secretagain.”
Warren founded PostSecrets in 2004 and has toured for the last five years with PostSecret Live, which took place in Washington Hall on Wednesday night.
SUB Ideas and Issues coordinator Tricia Corban said the event was cosponsored by the Student Union Board (SUB), the Junior Class Council and Notre Dame’s chapter of the National Alliance for Mental Illness.
At the event, Warren shared secrets that did not make it into the five PostSecret books, as well as some secrets of his own. Students also had the opportunity to share secrets via four microphones set up around the auditorium.
Warren said the tour is special for college campuses.
“I think the project resonates with young people more than anyone else, and so I feel like the conversation I have on college campuses is so much more meaningful because young people are just more aware of what’s happening online,” he said. “But more than that, I think that they are at a place in their lives where they are more authentic with themselves and trying to figure out what’s true in the world.”
Frank said he doesn’t like to think of himself as a performer, but because he’s given hundreds of lectures, he notices differences and similarities with each new place he visits.
“One thing I noticed abocoming here is how ideal that theater [Washington Hall] is,” he said. “It’s a wonderful theater. It’s just set up so well. In a lot of ways it’s a more beautiful theater and better accustomed for events than modern theaters are.”
Warren said he has more than half a million secrets in his home, coming from countries all over the world.
“The fact that seven years later I’m still getting about 100 postcards every day from around the world for a total of over a half-million still surprises me to this day,” Warren said.
Warren posts around 20 new “Sunday Secrets” to the PostSecret website every Sunday. The website receives more than seven million hits a month.
“Every postcard comes to my house, and I read every secret and I keep them all,” he said. “I think it’s a singular, precious archive.”
With so many secrets arriving, he said it’s difficult to select the weekly secrets he chooses to display.
“It’s harder than you think, to select the weekly secrets,” he said. “And not just to select them, but to arrange them. I try and tell a different story every week with people’s secrets, connecting them so that they’re not just twenty voices, but this complete conversation that’s greater than the sum of the postcards.”
Including the website and all of the books, he said he has shared less than five percent of the secrets he has received, but he hopes the secrets he has shared make an impact.
“If you open up your heart and mind to a secret, you’ll see a kernel of the truth that you can learn from,” he said at the event.
Warren said he is now trying to find a way to share the secrets from the now-defunct PostSecret App, which ran for three months but was shut down after misuse in the comments portion of the application. The application allowed users to submit secrets digitally, and more than 2 million secrets were shared in its limited time.
“I just received a drive with all of the PostSecret App secrets on it,” he said. “It’s got three terabytes, and it took three days to transfer. I hope to have a book or a searchable database of the secrets.”
No matter how the secrets are shared, Warren said the program has given him and countless others the ability to finally look at the secrets within themselves.
“I think a part of the beauty of PostSecret is the courage people see in these vulnerable secrets every week. I think that kind of courage is contagious,” he said. “When you see it, you feel it, and it inspires you to join the conversation.”
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Kit Harrington, Alfie Allen, Lena Headey and Emilia Clarke of HBO's hit series Game of Thrones recently got together for a photo shoot for Rolling Stone. "It was really good fun," says Headey. "We got to play around with fur – and each other, which is always good. We were just being affectionate…in a fashion way!" Adds Clarke, "In a styled, fashion-y way." You can check out footage from the shoot in the video.
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"Childbirth is easier."
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"I have no talent. I have nothing to offer."
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"Come to daddy!"
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"Whew this job is no joke!"
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MAJOR SPOILERS...you were warned.
OH MY FUCKING GOD.
Spartacus second season finale “Wrath of the Gods” sent several popular characters to the afterlife in grand style, plus set the stage for Spartacus facing a Roman legend in season three. Below, writer-producer Steven S. DeKnight answers your burning questions: Who’s really dead, why they died and what to expect next season (time jump!).
EW: What were your goals with this finale?
DeKnight: I’m a strong believer in putting a punctuation mark on the end of a season. You get the sense there’s something more coming, but it’s also a complete experience; it’s not a big cliffhanger. I wanted to wrap up some story threads, especially looking toward the next season when we bring in Marcus Crassus and Julius Caesar going after Spartacus. There needed to be some housekeeping to make room for the next round of storytelling. More than anything, I want to go for an emotional tale that hopefully will have people leaping out of their seats and yelling at their television. I expect to get a few angry messages.
One of my favorites, Ashur, I figured he was doomed, but at least he went out in style. Since he wasn’t based on a specific person from history, can you talk about that decision?
I made that decision before season 1 was done shooting. I bumped into [Ashur actor] Nick Tarabay at the grocery store and I was like, ‘Oh I got a great ending for your character.’ There’s a lot of speculation on the Internet about who is going to kill Ashur. It came down to who is the most grievously injured by Ashur and that’s Naevia.
You got to have your cake and eat it too since Lucretia had a hand in that as well.
Yeah, considering how Ashur had turned the tables on her and was abusing her. We have a reputation of killing anybody at any time, but 99 percent of the time you get a great send off.
And Oenomaus, historically he died fairly early on during the revolt. Was there any thought about keeping him around?
He was historically the first to fall. Deciding whether to kill a character is not 100 percent based on their character, but their relationship with other characters. Like Naevia with Ashur. For Oenomaus, it needed to be a Gannicus moment. Ever since the prequel aired, they’re so tied to each other. It will help cement Gannicus staying with the rebels.
And then there’s the other thing we’ve all been waiting for: Lucretia getting revenge on Ilithyia. Was that exact ending always the one you had in mind?
Yes, that’s the outcome that brought Lucretia back at the end of season one. When I was first asked if she could come back I was like, ‘She has to die with Batiatus.’ Then the next day in the shower I had an idea, which was basically Lucretia as Mad Ophelia. And her wanting the baby and playing it out all season where you think she’s going to take the baby and raise it herself, then you realize she was insane. Her plan was always to take that baby to the afterlife and deliver it to her husband. I half expected Starz to say, “What do you mean you’re going to take a newborn baby over the cliff?!” But no they’re like, “Oh, great!”
What about Ilithyia? As we know, getting stabled in the belly while you’re pregnant in this show doesn’t necessarily mean you’re dead…
I’m here to tell you she’s dead. She gave up the ghost when her baby went over the cliff. I kinda half kicked myself about not going back into the episode and CGI’ing some blood trickle out of her mouth. But I can confirm she’s dead. We talked about it in the 11th hour, about her or Lucretia surviving, but I felt strongly that there was no story for either one of them with Crassus going after Spartacus in season 3. And those characters are so tied together, and it felt like one of their ends should precipitate the others’ end.
And Spartacus, we hit another major chapter in his actual story, the battle at Mt. Vesuvius. Not to be an uber-nerd, but I didn’t understand why the vines on Mt. Vesuvius would only take four people.
Historically all the rebels went down that way. It’s a stealth operation. It’s more about not being discovered. Originally in the script there’s a scene where the rebels on the top pulled the vines back up.
Now that Spartacus has had his vengeance, what will drive him in season 3?
That’s a very good question and one that’s asked of him in season three: What drives him now? it’s something we touch upon when we start the next season. Once you have vengeance its a hollow victory and it’s never enough … If you read the history, they went all of the map maundering, pillaging, raping. For storytelling purposes we touch on some of that, though for a narrative you need a more linear projection for your hero. But that does come into play.
What else can you tell us about season 3?
It’s way too big. Every episode seems gigantic so we’re wrestling with the production issues of that. This season was moving Spartacus toward becoming a leader, next season — which doesn’t have a subtitle yet — is very much about Spartacus being a leader and leading this war. We’ll jump about six months ahead, where Spartacus and his band of rebels have become thousands and they’re causing Rome some real concern.
You’ve cast a young Julius Caesar. How will he differ from other portrayals we’ve seen?
He’s like Gannicus on the Roman side. He’s very brash, very confident, very roguish. It’s the period in history where the least amount is known about Caesar. We do know that he was a tribune. He may have been part of Crassus’ army. There’s nothing in history that says he went after Spartacus so we’re definitely extrapolating on that one. But we wanted that wild card element on the Roman side. Somebody who in the rebels point of view, he’s the villain, but he’s trying to stop this horrible plague on the republic. Another thing we touch on next season is the horrors of war. When Spartacus and his people attack, what happens when women and children are killed too. The human cost weighs heavy on Spartacus and they’re constantly trying to not become the thing they’re fighting against.
Anything other burning fan questions you’d like to address?
I’m sure I’ll get a lot of questions about why I killed Mira, especially in such an atypical Spartacus fashion. Spartacus keeps people at an emotional distance next season because he thinks anybody he gets close to will be horribly murdered. We did it early in the episode because we wanted to start with an emotional impact on Spartacus and also to have her death lead to the idea of going down the mountain on the vines, when he has to wrap her body up. We had a lot of debate about whether she gets to choke out her final words. I thought it would be more horrible if he got her up there and is trying to save her and she’s just dead. Obviously on this show I love strong women and they will continue to be part of the show. But on Spartacus, when you’re time’s up, your time’s up.
The Huffington Post also has an interesting interview where DeKnight and Lucy Lawless talk about the finale.
I'm not even sure what is happening here - I was distracted by the Meloni taking off his shirt.
Call My Name
Written & Produced by Alex da Kid
It's a dance song
Music video directed by Rich Lee, it's being shot at the same place as Britney's Womanizer video
Premiering April 20 on BBC Radio 1
Christina Aguilera Shopping At Fred Segal - March 30
she isn't playing with y'all anymore!!
Beyonce and Jay-Z are celebrating their four-year anniversary!
In honor of their four years of love, Beyonce has decided to release over 150 personal pictures of herself and Jay-Z on her new Tumblr blog.
The photos will chronicle their almost ten year relationship, which is sure to include numerous trips, loving moments and we hear, some very personal snapshots.
This is a huge deal considering that the new parents to Blue Ivy have been rather private about their relationship over the years. But this is their fourth year in holy matrimony and we all know how much Bey loves the number 4!
no blue ivy no1curr okay i just wanna see jay's twin pretty pls
happy 4th anniversary!
The evidence is pretty undeniable.
Though she's yet to publicly confirm her pregnancy, Drew Barrymore, 37, showed off her growing baby bump for the first time in L.A. Wednesday. Wearing a see-through navy blue T-shirt, the Big Miracle actress didn't try to hide her new pregnancy curves from photographers.
Barrymore and her fiance Will Kopelman, 34, picked a summer date for their California wedding because the actress "wants to get married before the baby comes, but doesn't want to be huge," a pal recently told Us Weekly.
Kopelman popped the question in Sun Valley, Idaho over the holidays, giving Barrymore a radiant-cut Graff diamond just under 4 carats. They recently returned from Paris, where Barrymore tried on a Chanel wedding dress. (Kopelman's dad is the former head of the fashion house). "Drew met with his staff and had the first of many fittings," the pal told Us.
In February, Barrymore told Us she wanted to wear something classic on her big day. "Not a plunging neckline! Something tasteful. Something timeless."
That some month, Barrymore told Ellen DeGeneres she's "in love" with her art consultant beau's family. "It really is an absolute blessing. I feel very lucky," she said. "They're incredible people."
Glenn Howerton and Seth Green board the plane for the Launch of Virgin America's First Flight from Los Angeles to Philadelphia Los Angeles International Airport on April 4, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.
BONUS GREEN MAN
I adore the fact that Virgin used It's Always Sunny in their promo. And the bag of meat is brilliant.
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Justin Bieber is so confident in his Beliebers, he doesn’t think even the ‘British Invasion’ (One Direction) will sway them away from him and his new record!
There’s new competition in town, but Justin Bieber isn’t worried! The 18-year-old pop star responded to a question about the new boy band craze (specifically One Direction) with class, saying he’s confident he’ll hold his own, despite new groups coming into the music world.
“I don’t think anyone is taking my fans,” Justin told Kidd Kradick on his radio show March 28. “I’m all for sharing. I think music is a great thing and a universal language.”
He added, “I have the greatest fans in the world. They are never going to betray me. They can like whoever they want.”
Even though One Direction has been blowing up the charts, we have a feeling Justin will do the same when his new album, Believe, drops later this year. We think he’s right — there’s definitely more than enough room for more than one talented music act in the pop world.
A poster has been released for Oliver Stone's new film 'Savages' starring Taylor Kitsch, Blake Lively, Aaron Johnson, John Travolta, Uma Thurman, Benicio Del Toro, Salma Hayek, Emile Hirsch and Demian Bichir. The film is based on Don Winslow’s best-selling crime novel. MTV has also released a 15-second preview for the trailer. The full trailer is expected at 1pm tomorrow. SAVAGES opens on July 6th, 2012.
Here's the official synopsis:
Three-time Oscar®-winning filmmaker Oliver Stone returns to the screen with the ferocious thriller Savages, featuring the all-star ensemble cast of Taylor Kitsch, Blake Lively, Aaron Johnson, John Travolta, Uma Thurman, Benicio Del Toro, Salma Hayek, Emile Hirsch and Demian Bichir. The film is based on Don Winslow’s best-selling crime novel that was named one of The New York Times’ Top 10 Books of 2010.
Laguna Beach entrepreneurs Ben (Johnson), a peaceful and charitable Buddhist, and his closest friend Chon (Kitsch), a former Navy SEAL and ex-mercenary, run a lucrative, homegrown industry—raising some of the best marijuana ever developed. They also share a one-of-a-kind love with the extraordinary beauty Ophelia (Lively). Life is idyllic in their Southern California town…until the Mexican Baja Cartel decides to move in and demands that the trio partners with them.
When the merciless head of the BC, Elena (Hayek), and her brutal enforcer, Lado (Del Toro), underestimate the unbreakable bond among these three friends, Ben and Chon—with the reluctant, slippery assistance of a dirty DEA agent (Travolta)—wage a seemingly unwinnable war against the cartel. And so begins a series of increasingly vicious ploys and maneuvers in a high stakes, savage battle of wills.
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Exclusive! Soap Opera Network has learned that “Days Of our Lives” has fired Marlene McPherson and Darrell Ray Thomas, Jr. as its co-head writers and replaced them with Gary Tomlin and Christopher Whitesell.
McPherson and Thomas were hired in May 2011, replacing Dena Higley, to help shepherd the “DAYS” reboot (the returns of fan favorites Drake Hogestyn, Deidre Hall, Patrick Muldoon, Christie Clark and Matthew Ashford). Unfortunately, the ratings did not improve and the show recently hit a new low in Women 18-49 Viewers with just 496,000 total tuning in from that ratings category for the week March 19-23, 2012.
Tomlin returns to “DAYS” after being the Co-Executive Producer from September 17, 2008 – September 2, 2011 (on air episode dates) . This will be Tomlin’s first head writing gig in about 27 years – he was Head Writer of “Another World” in the mid-80′s. Though he was an interim Head Writer for “One Life To Live” (on air episodes dates: February 1, 2008 – May 1, 2008) during the 2007-2008 Writers Strike.
Whitesell also returns to the show after being Co-Head Writer from October 13, 2008 – June 13, 2011 (on air episode dates). This will be Whitesell’s 6th Co-Head Writing stint: he co-head wrote for “General Hospital” (1997), “Sunset Beach” (1998 – 1999), “One Life To Live” (2001-2003), “As The World Turns” (2005-2007). Whitesell was writing breakdowns for “The Young and The Restless” for the past year.
First post y'all!
Pusha T has announced through Twitter that, “Mercy,” the lead single from Kanye West and his G.O.O.D. Music compatriots’ compilation album will be released this Friday, on actual Good Friday.
No word if this will be the first in a line of weekly G.O.O.D. Friday singles like the ones West released in the summer and autumn of 2009. No release date been announced for the G.O.O.D. Music album. It will feature contributions from Mannie Fresh, Kid Cudi and Big Sean, as well as Frank Ocean and Jay Electronica.
Last year, Prada’s Spring 2012 runway show had a very sporty theme—the clothes and especially the shoes looked golf-inspired. Some models even carried Prada’s interpretation of golf bags. That collection is in stores now.
It makes a certain kind of sense then that videogame characters from “Final Fantasy XIII-2″ will sport looks from Prada’s Spring 2012 menswear collection. Square Enix Ltd., a publisher of interactive entertainment products, today announced that Prada and videogaming have teamed up, in the latest issue of Arena Homme+ magazine.
As part of the “Final Fantasy” series’ 25th anniversary, a cast of characters, including Lightning, Noel and Snow, trade their usual outfits for Prada in the issue, which goes on sale next week.
Prada, of course, is known for being modern and pushing boundaries, so this collaboration isn’t a total headscratcher. Using computer-generated imagery under the direction of the Visual Works studio in Japan and “Final Fantasy” character designers, what results is a 12-page spread with the video characters wearing printed silk shirts and sharp suits from Prada’s Spring 2012 collection.
Play on, Prada.
Two sources tell the new Us Weekly (on stands Friday) that several key Saturday Night Live players are following in the footsteps of SNL alums Jimmy Fallon, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler and ready to move on.
"Kristen Wiig, Andy Samberg and Jason Sudeikis are all leaving after the end of the season," says one insider. "It will be a huge blow to the show. Without Andy's video shorts and Kristen saving every skit, they'll need help!"
And though a rep for Wiig, 38, and Sudeikis, 36, refutes this -- telling Us, "No decisions are made until the season is over" -- an insider says the timing is right, especially for the Bridesmaids star.
"Kristen was talking about leaving a while ago," says a Wiig pal. "With her movie success, it's no surprise."
Meanwhile, Sudeikis has a new movie in the works, Relanxious, where he will star opposite his real-life love Olivia Wilde. In the flick (which also features SNL pal Fred Armisen) Sudeikis will play an agoraphobic looking for love.
RIP SNL :(