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Foggy Bottom got a little taste of Hollywood Tuesday, when Leonardo DiCaprio appeared at a State Department event to pledge $7 million to ocean conservation.
The Wolf of Wall Street star unveiled the pledge at the State Department’s “Our Ocean” conference, saying the sum would go toward “meaningful” ocean conservation projects over the next two years, funding organizations and communities that are establishing marine reserves.
DiCaprio spoke on the same day it emerged President Obama would significantly expand marine sanctuary protections in the Pacific Ocean. While the actor applauded the Obama administration’s work on marine conservation, he said more needed to be done by the world’s governments to protect the fragile ocean environment.
“It’s the Wild West on the high seas,” DiCaprio said. “These last remaining underwater bio gems are being destroyed because there isn’t proper enforcement or sufficient cooperation among governments to protect them.”
DiCaprio, a diving enthusiast, described the environmental devastation that he had witnessed firsthand over the past 20 years in his dives in the Australian Great Barrier Reef. The “endless underwater utopia,” he said, is now filled with bleached coral reefs and massive dead zones. During a diving trip to Costa Rica’s Cocos Island, he witnessed illegal fishing vessels invade the waters of one of the world’s few shark sanctuaries.
“We’re plundering the ocean and its vital resources, and just because we can’t see the devastation from dry land doesn’t mean it’s any less dangerous,” he said. “It needs to stop.”
DiCaprio has been a longtime ocean conservation advocate. Earlier this year, he gave a $3 million grant to Oceana, an international ocean conservation organization, through his Leonardo DiCaprio foundation.
Listen to environmental bae's speech at the source!
Rap and hip-hop fans across North America will rejoice tomorrow when tickets for the Drake vs Lil Wayne Tour go on sale to the general public. The two larger-than-life rappers will take the stage across 31 cities in just over seven weeks from August-September for the Drake vs Lil Wayne tour. Set to release two new albums later this year, Lil Wayne will embark on the most expensive hip-hop tour of the summer with Young Money partner Drake, who has put together an extensive list of Billboard hits since exploding on the scene with his song “Best I Ever Had” in 2009. While hip-hop heavyweights Eminem and Rihanna are set to kick off their Monster Tour in August and power couple Jay-Z and Beyoncé begin their On the Run Tour later this month, Drake vs Lil Wayne tickets face little competition in secondary ticket price as they hold the highest average price among all major hip-hop tours this summer, according to TiqIQ.
From the amount of tickets that have hit the secondary market from brokers and pre-sales, the average price for Drake vs Lil Wayne tickets is $249.20, 6.4% higher than Jay-Z and Beyoncé tickets for On the Run, which have an average secondary price of $234.16. Eminem and Rihanna tickets for the Monster tour will be the cheapest hip-hop tour tickets this summer has an average price on the secondary market is currently $217.81, 12.6% cheaper than the Drake vs Lil Wayne Tour and 6.98% cheaper than the On the Run Tour.
The tour’s most expensive date is currently the September 27 stop at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion in Texas, which has an average price of $314.51, 26.2% above the tour average, with a get-in price of $55. The least expensive concert will be at the DTE Energy Music Theatre in Michigan on August 17 as the average price is currently $157.26, 36.9% below the tour average and 50% below the tour’s most expensive date in Texas. The get-in price does not differ much from the most expensive show at $53.
On top of holding the highest average secondary price for their upcoming tour, Drake and Lil Wayne are also the youngest artists among all three collaborative mega tours in the hip-hop genre this summer. At a cumulative age of just 58, Drake (27) and Lil Wayne (31) are younger than Jay-Z and Beyoncé’s collective age of 76 and Eminem and Rihanna’s combined age of 67. The rap duo has also collaborated for more songs than either of their competitors, garnering over 30 songs and 17 Billboard hits together in comparison to Jay-Z and Beyoncé’s nine collective songs and Eminem and Rihanna’s four songs in “Love the Way You Lie (Pts. 1 and 2)”, “Numb” and “The Monster”.
Though Jay-Z and Beyoncé have been married since 2008, Drake and Lil Wayne have a more extensive
sexual history in the musical world together. As they gear up for their North American tour this coming August, fans can expect secondary prices to continue to rise as anticipation builds for the duo’s first headlining tour together.B
who are you most excited to see live this summer?
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Lady Gaga scrapped the video for her duet with R. Kelly, “Do What U Want,” earlier this year, blaming time constraints and “those who have betrayed me.” But she may have dodged a bullet by not releasing the sexually charged clip.
The raunchy video starring Gaga and Kelly was directed by controversial photographer Terry Richardson and depicts racy scenes between the singers. Its release would have coincided with heated attention focused on scandals involving both Richardson and Kelly.
According to our source, Kelly plays a doctor in the video, with Gaga acting as his patient in scenes that riff on her real-life hip injury last year.
Gaga asks Kelly, “Will I ever be able to walk again?” The singer replies, “Yes, if you let me do whatever I want with your body.” The not-so-good doctor then adds, “I’m putting you under, and when you wake up, you’re going to be pregnant.” Alrighty, then!
We’re told the video was shot in September for a December release. After weeks of delays, it was mysteriously scrapped, and in January, Gaga posted an angry message on her website, blaming bad management and a tight schedule.
But we’re told there were other factors. Around the same time, Richardson was accused of sexual misconduct on his sets by several models, and an online petition asking big brands to stop hiring him was launched on change.org. (Richardson denies the allegations against him in a New York magazine cover story this week.)
Kelly, meantime, in December faced backlash over an in-depth Village Voice interview with veteran Chicago writer Jim DeRogatis, in which he chronicled “stomach-churning” sexual assault suits against Kelly in the 1990s, saying there were “dozens of girls — not one, not two, dozens — with harrowing lawsuits.”
A source told us, “Gaga had a video directed by an alleged sexual predator, starring another sexual predator. With the theme, ‘I’m going to do whatever I want with your body’? It was literally an ad for rape.” Reps for Gaga and Richardson didn’t comment. Kelly’s rep didn’t get back to us.
Howdy folks. I'm still a newbie at this stuff, so kindly bear with... Just wrapped the Avengers: Age of Ultron gig, figured it was the right time to give you an advance look at a trailer for The Judge, coming out in October.
Susan and I are delighted that this wound up being the first movie produced through our Team Downey production company at Warner Bros. It’s a drama with lots of heart and wit.... might be the best thing I've been part of yet...beginner’s luck, perhaps.
An original story from our director, David Dobkin, it’s a modern tale of conflict, judgment, death, regret, irony, family dysfunction, hilarity, and of course, unconditional love. When a miserable hotshot Chicago lawyer returns home to a small town in Indiana for his mother’s funeral, he is forced to deal with a lifetime at odds with his legendarily stoic superior court justice father (aka The Judge).
What could possibly go wrong? Shame and secrets, old flames and...murder perhaps?
Again, thanks for your patronage; I'll keep trying to make things interesting.
The official website for Free! Eternal Summer, the second season of Kyoto Animation's Free! - Iwatobi Swim Club anime, began streaming the second promotional video on Thursday. The video features "Dried Up Youthful Fame," the opening theme song by OLDCODEX, and a new character.
The official website for the Sword Art Online television anime began streaming the fourth in a series of short promotional videos for the Sword Art Online II series on Friday. The video depicts the world within the online game Gun Gale Online and features narration by the sniper Sinon:
This pressure … this anxiety … this fear … That's right. Compared to that time…
The new series will adapt the third arc, Phantom Bullet, from Reki Kawahara's original light novel series. The arc from the fifth and sixth novel volumes features the heroine Sinon and the protagonist Kirito.
The United States premiere screening event will be held at Anime Expo in Los Angeles on July 4. Original light novel author Reki Kawahara and illustrator and character designer abec will be in attendance. Crunchyroll will stream the series starting on July 5.
The following venues will simultaneously run the anime:
United States: Hulu, Daisuki, Crunchyroll streaming
China: LeTV streaming
South Korea: Aniplus cable television
Taiwan: i-funtv streaming
French-speaking countries (France, Switzerland, Belgium, Algeria, Monaco, Tunisia, and Quebec, Canada): Wakanim streaming
German-speaking countries (Germany, Switzerland, Luxembourg, and Austria, but also Poland) Peppermint.TV streaming
Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, Central and South America, Europe outside French- and German-speaking countries, Asia outside China/South Korea/Taiwan: Daisuki streaming
Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, Central and South America, Asia outside China/South Korea/Taiwan: Crunchyroll streaming
The show will air in Japan on Tokyo MX TV on July 5 at 11:30 p.m. before the show also airs on MBS, TV Aichi, tvk, BS11 and several other other stations. The series will also stream in Japan on niconico and the d Anime Store.
Yoshitsugu Matsuoka will reprise his role as the main protagonist Kirito from the Sword Art Online anime series. Miyuki Sawashiro will also reprise her role as Sinon from the Sword Art Online: Infinity Moment PSP video game. Ignite" by returning singer .
Tomohiko Ito will again direct the series at A-1 Pictures, and Shingo Adachi will again adapt abec's original character designs for animation. Eir Aoi will perform the opening theme.
Fujiko Pro and Viz Media have opened an English website for the Doraemon television anime series. The website also features an intro video with the English dub cast.
The website features character descriptions, a free preview of the manga, and a link to the "Doraemon Repair Shop" app for iOS and Android devices. The character description for Doraemon notes that the name of his favorite snack food dorayaki has been changed to "Yummy Buns" for the dub.
Doraemon will premiere with an English dub on Disney XD, a children's channel available in 78 million households, this summer. Disney XD will run a total of 26 episodes five times a week.
The manga creator duo Fujiko Fujio (Hiroshi Fujimoto and Motoo Abiko) created Doraemon in 1969. In the story, the robotic cat was sent by a boy in the future to the present day to help the boy's hapless grandfather, Nobita. Doraemon, Nobita, and other children deal with everyday childhood issues, solve (and cause) problems with the gadgets in Doraemon's fourth-dimensional pocket, and embark on escapades through time and space.
The story and the names of characters and gadgets have been partially changed out of consideration for American culture and customs. Doraemon's owner Nobita is now "Noby," the bully Gian is now "Big G," the flying contraption Takecopter is now the "Hopter," and the magical portal "Dokodemo Door" is now the "Anywhere Door." The recent English edition of the manga also has similar names. The adaptation will move the setting from Japan to a fictional place in America. Other changes have been detailed here.
Toei Animation began streaming the fifth special video "Prologue ~Shōjo no Tabi-dachi~" (Prologue ~A Girl's Departure~) for its upcoming Saint Seiya: Legend of Sanctuary CG film on Tuesday. In the video, a girl named Saori Kido discovers that her true identity is the Greek goddess Athena. Meanwhile, the Saints, who are sworn to protect her, show off their special powers and introduce themselves.
Man: Traitor Saori Kido, who identifies herself as Athena... I shall purge you.
Saori: I don't know anything about that! Also, you keep calling me Athena, but I...
Seiya: I made it just in time! You're Saori, right?
Man: Long ago in Ancient Greece, there was a goddess named Athena. The Saints are the warriors who are the shields to protect Athena.
Man: And to add to it all, you are that same Athena.
Saori: I don't get this! Why do I have to run away!? That's just weird! Something's wrong with this! There's no reason why I should be killed, but then there's also no reason that I should be running!
Seiya: Pegasus Meteor Fist!
Shiryu: Rozan Kōryu-ha!
Camus: Diamond Dust!
Shun: Nebula Chain!
Saori: Who are you guys?
Seiya: We came to protect you!
Saori: Protect me?
Seiya: Don't worry, we'll bring you to the Temple of Athena!
Seiya: Have you ever felt the true cosmos in your heart?
Seiya: OK, let's get going.
Saori: I'm heading out now.
The film will adapt the popular Sanctuary arc from Masami Kurumada's original Saint Seiya mythological fantasy manga of "Bronze Saints vs. Gold Saints." The website and the trailer have the following quote from Kurumada: "The Seiya legend began here."
There's more I could have added, but I got lazy. Oop. Well, tell use what anime you're currently into, ONTD.
Skip to 2:07 to avoid useless talk about one direction and demi lovato
Happy daddy's day Mikey!!! pic.twitter.com/RTsySsJVT6— Hilary Duff (@HilaryDuff) June 15, 2014
Home sweet home. pic.twitter.com/eOJuEoFP6G— Hilary Duff (@HilaryDuff) June 19, 2014
Frankly, I’m surprised it took this long: after four years of growing ubiquity, the good “Brony” name and all its accompanying fan-made creations may now be owned by Hasbro. Everyone put your hooves where I can see them and back away from Deviantart. Slowly.
Even before its recent legal woes, the brony moniker was already loaded with implications: everyone from Glenn Beck to adult-film star Tasha Reign has had strong opinions on My Little Pony‘s older fans. I’m not a brony, so I defer to any readers with insider insight: if you want to unpack the gender implications of the term, I’d be fascinated. Unfortunately, Hasbro probably would be, too.
According to blogger mandomommy (the mother of Andy “Mandopony” Stein, a musician known for his pony-themed songs) her recent interactions with Hasbro reveal the company may be putting legal constraints on one of its largest fan bases. Mandomommy says she attempted to upload a product from Zazzle with a “Brony” descriptive tag back in May, and received the following notice:
(Update: Mandomommy herself sent us an e-mail giving more context for her interactions with Zazzle.) If Hasbro did in fact request the removal it would be an unprecedented and strange move considering the word “brony” was already copyrighted, technically. The name first appeared on 4chan on 10/23/10, just 13 days after the current My Little Pony reboot, Friendship is Magic, first aired.
According to Horse News, the word “brony” didn’t even appear in official Hasbro content until the show’s “Equestria Girls” song two years ago. Here the term refers just to males, rather than adult fans in general.
If Hasbro is claiming the term as intellectual property, what does that mean for the niche group that’s produced literal buttloads of original content under the brony name? The adult My Little Pony devotees are one of the most creative and influential fan bases out there, and helped make Friendship Is Magic the highest-rated original production in the Hub Network’s broadcast history. The brony influence has also not gone unnoticed by the show’s actors, who spoke about the phenomenon back in 2012. Said Tabitha St. Germain (or Rarity, for all you FIM fans):
These guys make videos and music and stories and astonishing art, and make whole worlds with it. I just think they’re awesome.
Tara Strong, the voice of Twilight Sparkle, also had high praise:
They’re the best fanbase ever, they’re so hilarious and supportive and creative and giving, they give so much to charity and they’re always there for us if we’re putting silly stuff on Twitter or if we’re raising money for charity.
Do not bro gently into that good night, fans. The Internet needs your defiant creativity, and yes, even the ensuing picture of Jesus cradling Rainbow Dash. Surely one of the Mane 6 has some kind of legal background?
TL;DR Version: Hasbro is cracking down on people who make pony merch. I've also noticed that people who claim to be 'DJs' can't monetize their uploads anymore on youtube due to copyright. What do you think about all this? I think it's hilarious tbh.
Rachel Zoe with husband (and CEO of Zoe Media Group) Rodger Berman and son Skyler in front of his canvas teepee in the living room, aka the White Room. "Dark wooden floors and plush rugs are the key to making it feel warm and inviting," she says.
"Now that I'm a parent, my home is more casual," she said. "I just want my child to run and play everywhere."
"This is a real family kitchen," says Zoe. "But the only person I cook for is Sky. I make him dinner every night using a Baby Brezza baby-food-maker from Williams-Sonoma. It steams and blends for you—it's genius."
THE DINING ROOM
In the dining room hangs one of Zoe's favorite pieces: a commissioned portrait of her with Skyler by artist Aaron Sandnes that's made entirely with thumbprints.
LIVING WITH SKYLER
"I used to think, Don't go in there with food! Then I learned that whatever is most precious in your house instantly becomes the kid's favorite thing," she says, laughing. "He spit up on my pristine B&B couch at age 6 months. Now he uses it as a driveway for his cars."
In the office a bold Hermès blanket adds a hit of color to a neutral space. "I consider myself a minimalist, but I do love to include a few bright accessories," says Zoe.
In the master bedroom a gallery of vintage Hermès ads, a gift from Zoe's parents, faces the bed with its modern frame and Missoni pillows. The armchairs are vintage Knoll. It's also one of Zoe's favorite rooms—a carpeted sanctuary with a spacious Philippe Starck "couch bed" where her family often falls asleep watching movies.
"My mission in the nursery was to make it beautiful, not kitschy," she says. The Jeff Koons print Monkey Train was purchased at an auction. The crib is by Spot on Square.
RACHEL ZOE'S CLOSET
"I'm most proud of my jacket collection," says Zoe, standing in her closet, where Chanel versions abound. "Living in L.A. is hard for me—it's too hot to wear them!"
The highlights: A three-piece gray wool suit and a cognac leather motorcycle jacket with brass zippers, both by Gucci; an array of shawl-neck Ralph Lauren cotton cable-knit sweaters in everyday colors like black, navy, and dark gray; a cozy Burberry plaid cashmere sweater and matching pants.
SKYLER'S SHOE COLLECTION
Just like Mommy, Skyler has an extensive shoe collection from tiny Ugg boots in chocolate, tan, black, and rust to rows of little lace-ups (yes, more Gucci!).
THE OUTSIDE PATIO
The couple enjoys inviting friends over for casual dinner parties served buffet style, often under their white trellised patio. "I keep the kitchen doors open for an indoor/outdoor feel," she says. Zoe purchased the custom table on 1stdibs.com. ("I bought almost everything in this house online.")
You’ve found the love of your life. She’s agreed to marry you. Now you just have to decide who’s going to be in your wedding party. That’s the easy part, right?
For Josh Gad’s Doug Harris, it’s not going well. So as a last-ditch effort, he enlists the services of Best Man Inc. As Kevin Hart’s Jimmy explains, he “provides Best Man services for guys who lack in such areas.” And, as Lt. Aldo Raine might say (albeit in a very different context), business is a-boomin. But things start to spiral out of control in The Wedding Ringer when Doug asks Jimmy to assemble seven groomsmen as well.
Check out the first trailer for the buddy-for-hire comedy after the jump.
The Wedding Ringer also stars Kaley Cuoco and Jorge Garcia. It hits theaters on Jan. 16.
Virgin Territory follows the lives of fifteen young adults, all of whom are trying to maneuver the often tricky world of virginity. Messy love lives, awkward parental sex talks, sexually active friends, and the pressure to give in to their temptations – all can make for a very tumultuous journey for these abstinent adolescents. Each hour long episode explores four different v-card-carrying cast members from all walks of life. Some of them are hanging on to their virginity and others are desperately trying to lose it.
Virginity & sex post - when did you lose it ontd?
With the second season of Comedy Central’s Drunk History just a month away from hitting the air, let’s pour you a tall, frosty glass of casting news: David Cross, Laura Dern,
Patton Oswalt White Devil, and Charlie Day are among the notable names who will pop up this summer on the only TV series in which an intoxicated narrator shares a true-but-lesser-known tale from our nation’s past while celebrities act out his or her version of the story.
Arrested Development fans will be pleased as spiked punch to learn that three cast members — Cross, Tony Hale, Alia Shawkat— will appear this season. A trio of alums from Friday Night Lights (Adrianne Palicki, Zach Gilford, Jesse Plemons) are also getting the call to re-enaction, as are three stars from The League (Paul Scheer, Nick Kroll, Jason Mantzoukas) and two from Brooklyn Nine-Nine (Terry Crews, Joe Lo Truglio). And if it has always been your very specific dream to see Courteney Cox as first lady Edith Wilson, Johnny Knoxville as Johnny Cash, and Laura Dern as trailblazing investigative journalist Nellie Bly, well, then this season is your lucky one.
“Casting season 2, I had one thing in mind — to keep clear eyes and a full heart so I wouldn’t lose,” Drunk History host/co-creator Derek Waters tells EW. “I was lucky enough to get several cast members from Friday Night Lights as well as the Hollywood Hall of Fame of my favorite dream actors to work with, no matter what their IMDb star meter is.”
As you can see in these images from various episodes, Stephen Merchant and Cross are teaming up to play George Washington and Friedrich Wilhem von Steuben, who was Inspector General and Major General in the Continental Army under Washington’s command. In another story, John Lithgow will offer up his version on Washington, while Chris Parnell does his best impression of Benedict Arnold and Winona Ryder assumes the role of his second wife, Peggy Shippen. And, yes, that’s Jordan Peele formulating his take on pioneering chemist Percy Julian.
the writer became close with Miley via text and DM through helping run a fansite
the writer has a lot of feelings and access to Miley and a bunch of other celebs iClouds and personal accounts
they creep, find out a bunch of shit, decide the guilt is too much so they share nothing but some really vague shit and that Tish is a horrible person, everyone on Miley's team hates Miley/talks shit about Miley behind her back, and Miley is an unstable brat. she also has a sex tape but doesn't remember it being filmed(this is so sad tho)</b>
btw, this is not me and there are a few big fansites involved in this.
if anyone else feels I shouldn't have something added in here or that I need to add something, let me know pls. sorry this post is a hot mess.
My 1 Year Of Being A Devoted Miley Cyrus Fan
Before you all start, I would just like to say read the title carefully. The use of the word “my” is crucial to this story. Everything I’ve experienced this year was based on what I have seen and learned and done for Miley Cyrus. I’m not here to deter you away from her. I’m simply doing what I feel is best for a bunch of teenagers and young adults who depended on a pop star for happiness at some point in their life. I’m doing this because 1) it is not fair for me to have this all on my conscious and 2) I’m tired of staying quiet and this seems to be the only thing that’ll work.
I’ve loved Miley for a really long time. It wasn’t until 2013 though, that I really got into the Twitter aspect of loving her (which is completely superficial). I met a lot of people this past year, people that I absolutely love and I’m beyond grateful that I met because we all had a common interest and created a stronger bond through this interest. Meeting these people however made me increasingly popular throughout the Miley fanbase (something I do very much regret). I met Yermar in October because she had wanted to get Miley to tweet me. She dmd me on a October 9th with her number attached telling me to text her. I didn’t know her, I actually didn’t even know she was a girl until 2 weeks later. But she had saw something in me and she thought I deserved to get noticed and 3 days later that’s exactly what happened. Yermar and I continued to stay friends after she accomplished what she wanted and on November 1st I had pitched the idea for a birthday video. This birthday video single handedly flipped my year upside down.
My personality is quite strange. When I want something, I get it. When I want to accomplish something, I do it. This birthday video was something I dedicated myself to from November 1st to November 24th. This means I slacked in school, I skipped the gym (if you know me you know I always go to the gym) and I was very negligent to my real life. Throughout those 3 weeks I met even more people. From all the accounts Miley follows to the majority of the fans and friends I have and know right now. Fast forward and Miley tweets the video and tweets me. From then on I completely blew up and became some sort of enemy/hero to the Miley fanbase. Everyone had thought I either didn’t or did deserve her attention.
This was a very rough time for me. I may seem like I don’t care but I actually do seeing as I apologized to everyone who had been cut from the video. Another 2 days later and Miley retweets me. Everyone became convinced that she knew me and liked my account so they had either spoke to me or hated on me.
Fast-forward to December: Yermar asks me to co-own gypsyhearttour. I was shocked but she had insisted and thought I was the only one suitable to help her. I agreed on only one circumstance: I go anonymously and no one can know I’m also on the account. I wanted to do that because I felt like I would get hated on even more and wanted to avoid the whole situation. After all, I did get everything handed to me from a tweet to a Miley follow and I don’t deny that. I knew why everyone may have been mad but I accepted it and moved on. Eventually we couldn’t hide it and it became known I also ran gypsyhearttour. I changed the entire account and added my own personal taste and it caught a lot of attention; even from Miley herself. I still remember the first time she tweeted me on that account and I was shaking too hard to reply. Yermar had to practically yell at me to get over it and type up a response.
Christmas Day, my friend (who will go unnamed because he/she is someone I don’t want to be interrogated) decided to give me a little gift. It was Miley’s cellphone number. I didn’t believe it was her until I made sure of it. But that’s another story for another time. Having her number put me in a very uncomfortable position. I wanted to dm her and tell her to change it but I just didn’t have the balls back then like I do now and you will see how I do shortly. I kept her number, I had my fun with it and I had my fun with gypsyhearttour for the next 3 months. The account didn’t go a week without being tweeted and retweeted by Miley and it was a wonderful feeling. I loved helping my friends and strangers who became my friends and I loved talking to Miley. I felt like I had a real, strong connection with her. This connection started to become a horrible reality as the Bangerz Tour started.
Since the tour started I immediately started to feel a shift in Miley’s mood. She wasn’t as kind as she use to be on twitter and direct messages. She didn’t want to say much and started to become sketchy. I dismissed it throughout February and assumed it was just a phase. By March: it got worse. She met Wayne Coyne (which ironically is a fan’s fault but that’s another story) and starts this new psychedelic phase and created a whole new image for herself. I didn’t understand but I didn’t protest it; not until months later at least. I just kept doing my bid as gypsyhearttour aka Miley Cyrus News and kept my opinions to myself on MuneraIsFab. People didn’t like that of course. They thought I was being two-faced by tweeting Miley positive things on GHT and “dragging” her on MuneraIsFab. But what was I supposed to do? I knew my place as a fan account and I know my place as a person with rights and freedom of speech.
April 1st: Floyd died. It was a shock but I honestly thought Miley would sort of get better and get out of the phase she was in between February-March. Little did I know it would get worse and I would find out horrible stuff. Things had gone from bad to worse with Miley and I was barely scraping by in my actual life. Everything started to come down on me and the one person that supported me and put me up was collapsing herself and I didn’t know how to take it. I just kept showing her love and support. Telling her what was important on Twitter and distracting her from all the negativity that was on my timeline. Everyone insulted everything from her hair to the way she posted pictures of herself. I knew she saw all of it and didn’t want it affect her in any way. She got sick and she hated when I showed her the negative headlines. If there’s one thing I learned, Miley hates being told she’s wrong or she can’t do something. She doesn’t handle it correctly and reacts very childish.
Fast-forward to May and I honestly didn’t think Miley would still be upset about Floyd. I didn’t understand why she dragged it and why she keeps dragging it on this long until now.
If you’ve been reading this long I guess here’s the part where it gets a little interesting.
The night of June 1st TheMCdoll had leaked a photo extremely tagged
. I was annoyed and I wanted the untagged HQ version so I could use it for a Twitter pack on gypsyhearttour. I got my friend Jared to dm him on his account since he was following and he responded dryly to him and denied Jared’s request. I tweeted him on my personal and he ignored it so I did what I always do when it comes to Miley fans on twitter: speak to them using gypsyhearttour. They always seemed to listen and do whatever I asked them to and never took advantage of it. I just used it to get what was needed and that was that. When I had spoke to TheMCdoll (his name is Luiz and no not LuizJozeMonster) he had kindly said he wish he could but his friend would get extremely angry if he had found out he leaked anything he gave him. His friend was apart of SmilerSource who was ran by themctimes and got gotten exclusives from her.
Since Luiz had said no I didn’t really mind because he was sweet so I continued to talk to him. I told him I didn’t want to get dm limit on gypsyhearttour so he could text me if he wishes. We took our conversation to Whatsapp where we bonded over discussing themctimes and her source of info. I knew she had been accessing Tish’s email but I didn’t know it was as bad as it actually was. Luiz had told me she had access to Tish’s iCloud and Miley’s iCloud. And for those of you who don’t know how serious an iCloud is I’ll quickly explain it.
TheMCtimes having access to Miley’s iCloud meant she could receive every single picture she took, every video she recorded, every text she received and sent out, her phone contacts, her emails and so on. And if you guys didn’t know: Miley has over 20,000 videos and pictures in her iCloud. So you could only imagine what she obtained. One thing you may have heard of was themctimes bragging about having her sextape. At first, I thought it was bullshit. How could she possibly receive a sextape through an email? But as I dug deeper on June 1st I suddenly became trapped in the reality of the situation I was in.
Luiz had told me he had tried several times to email and contact Miley but all she had done was disregard his emails and blocked his phone number. I told him of course, Miley doesn’t believe shit unless you provide proof. I told him I could help him but all I needed was enough proof to show Miley that this wasn’t a joke. Luiz had then said his friend (the guy who is friends with themctimes and use to work for SmilerSource) has access to Tish’s stuff and would try to get the log ins so we could further prove to Miley that people were invading her privacy.
We had taken our conversation from Whatsapp to Skype because he wanted me to listen to ‘Last Goodbye’ and also wanted to show me the Bangerz outtakes. As I was looking through this stuff I was amazed and became happy but also felt terrible only I could view and listen to these exclusives. I immediately began to wonder how leak blogs kept all of this amazing stuff themselves and didn’t think once about leaking it so everyone could enjoy it with them.
As I was looking through, Luiz had realized he still had his friends email password and wanted to look through it and see if he got any emails regarding the Cyrus’s and their log in info.
I told him to do it as I continued looking at pictures. Suddenly my skype started to blow up and I looked down to see over 10 messages. Luiz had found an email with an attachment from themctimes containing 15 log ins of Tish Cyrus and her family.
He immediately sent me the folder and I opened it confused. Each login had a description, a website link, user and password. I started off with the top first checking through if all of them were real. I entered Tish’s, Cheyne’s, Miley’s etc. work email. Then I entered mileycyrus.com. Then I entered Brian Bowen’s website containing outtakes of Miley and so on.
The last log in was confusing to me I didn’t know what me.com was and had to google it. When I realized it was iCloud I copy and pasted Tish’s info and logged in. In front of me was Tish’s email, phone contacts, notes etc. I started off looking at her phone contacts. From Nick Jonas to Britney Spears I was shocked she was exposing so many celebrities. Once I finished looking through the phone contacts I looked at her email.
Before I continue, I know what some of you may be thinking: why the fuck would you invade her privacy like that? 1) There’s over 15 people invading her privacy that don’t plan on doing the right thing 2) Tish isn’t a good person.
From 3am to around 7am I sat down reading emails after emails. I couldn’t believe what I was seeing. It felt too bad to be true but it was the truth and it came to me too fast in one night. I’m not really going to go in depth into what I saw in Tish’s email and I’m not going to release any photos. If I wanted to do something to Tish and her family I could just sell whatever I have. But I wanted to do the right thing and tell Miley to make her mother change her password. I also wish I could tell her to fire her mother because she’s an irresponsible, negligent, crazy bomb shell but that’s besides the point. Once I stopped reading the emails I couldn’t sleep. I had a mixture of guilt, sadness, anger and more guilt pent up inside of me and I grew anxious for anyone or everyone to wake up so I can figure out what I could do to make this all go away. I called my friends when they woke up and explained to them what had happened. They were sad but also excited about the song and the pictures. Everyone I explained it to didn’t really seem to feel or react the way I reacted. I didn’t know if it was because I stayed up all night reading everything firsthand or if it was because only I genuinely cared for her. I took the latter and went about thinking it was because I experienced it first hand.
June 1st 12pm my time 6pm Miley’s time I decided it was time to try and tell her. She retweeted gypsyhearttour and was voting for #MileyForMMVA after I had told her about the nomination and voting rules. I started off by saying to her that what I had to tell her was important and that it’s crucial she replies when she is free. She replied an hour later saying what? And I realized she had a concert that night. I responded telling her I don’t want to tell you now seeing as you have a show and I don’t want you to have this on your mind but I assure you you’d want to hear this. She then replied again asking me to explain myself and I ignored her message. Miley’s persistent and if I continued to fight her off she would get upset.
After the show she was posting pictures with Braison partying and if there’s anything I hate is trying to communicate with Miley when she is either drugged up or drunk. I didn’t send her a message until just before I went to bed at 4am my time and 10am her time apologizing for ignoring her and telling her we could talk when I wake up. When I woke up I saw she tweeted 20 minutes before but didn’t respond to the message. I also saw she unfollowed Diane Martel so I quickly logged into the emails to see why and I found out Diane had temporarily quit which upset Miley. I immediately messaged her saying I know she unfollowed Diane and she’s upset but what I have to say can’t wait any longer. Almost 2 hours later I checked the messages to see the response below.
1) I didn’t mention a sex tape. 2) I didn’t mention mctimes
The response is self explanatory I don’t want to get into the meaning behind it and what happened afterwards
. But you could see by her tone she wasn’t happy about the entire situation and neither was Tish. It took Tish about 10 hours later to change her info which is easily still obtainable. But don’t get me started on how much of an airhead that woman is.
They launched a further investigation and the rest is history. I dropped the investigation as you all know on my birthday and leaked Last Goodbye and the majority of the pictures I had. I thought: why am I going to sulk in this bitter reality of one of my favorite people on earth and let the people who still saw her as a perfect person begin to dislike her like I began to? I wanted to give everyone a reason to be happy and that’s exactly what I did. I may have got in trouble for it but it was worth it and I would do it again and again.
I also left gypsyhearttour the beginning of June but didn’t officially announce it on my birthday. I couldn’t take knowing Miley was so mistreated in her actual life and everyone around her was awful to her and not being able to reach out and help her(LOL). It was either I drop the account or I risked dming her something too strong and risking her follow.
As soon a so dropped gypsyhearttour and Miley in general I became quite happy in my life. I was enjoying everything and going back to my old habits and watching the World Cup. Everyone kept asking me why I stopped talking about her but I thought it was stupid to explain myself. I didn’t want to make anyone dislike her or hate her and I sure as hell didn’t wanna sell her out. But everything started to come back up again once I had saw her tweets to LuizJozeMonster, a good friend of mine gypsyhearttour had gotten Miley to follow.
(here's the tweets that started the drama)
I may not know Miley but I do know her more than any of you do. What she did was out of characteristic and the Miley in the months previous would’ve direct messaged if she had a problem with anything the accounts she followed tweeted. I took it upon myself to help Luis and helped him create an apology letter for Miley. But I also took it upon myself to try and make you guys understand there’s 2 sides to every story. None of you know what the people Miley follows go through it’s a lot of pressure. I remember when Miley followed Luis I immediately told him to make sure not to be afraid and not act like himself. I know he took that the wrong way and I told him numerous times to delete his tweets and to stop doing certain things because Miley is watching. I felt at fault because I helped Luis get that follow and I helped him with his posts a lot.
Yermar also wasn’t happy with what Miley had done to Luis. We both knew it was condescending and rude of her to put him on blast but there was nothing I could do but voice my opinion of my own account. I quit gypsyhearttour 3 weeks before and have no plans going back especially not to argue with Miley. Yermar Dmd Miley today telling her what she had done was wrong and Luis was being brutally attacked by people on twitter and Instagram and she should say something to make them stop. It’s ironic that Miley wanted Noah (who really is a sad little girl) to stop getting hate but wanted him to get hate with her. And you guys can say that wasn’t her intention but like I said: I know the girl very well and she isn’t stupid.
I mentioned earlier Miley hates being told no or she is wrong. She unfollowed Yermar/gypsyhearttour but not Luis. She did that because after reading the emails between Tish, her management, her attorney, her publicists, Diane Martel, her friends, ex fiancée etc. I realized she is like a land mine. Step on her the slightest bit and she will explode and tell you to fuck off. I saw first hand the people around her were even too scared tell her what she was doing wasn’t right. From Wrecking Ball to simply rubbing herself on the 4x4 in Love Money Party live performance, her mother and team debated them all. They each would take turns telling her slowly and calmly that she would have to minimize it. And Miley being Miley, she just maximizes it.
Despite what any of you say or what Miley says she isn’t the strongest person and she isn’t the most mature and well thought out. Reading those emails and finally figuring out everything from her fallen engagement to her parents divorce I came to see that Miley literally has no one in her life supporting her. Everyone is equally a mess. Now that I think about it I know why she was so devastated Floyd died, it was because he was the only thing on this planet that loved her unconditionally and didn’t judge her.
One thing I do applaud Miley for is: although she has the same amount of problems as stars like Demi Lovato and Selena Gomez: she hides it well. She doesn’t let her personal life get out and when it does she handles it head on. Themctimes having access to her stuff and even ME having access to her stuff is a danger. I tried my best to do what was right and not let it get out but eventually it will get out. As you can see: videos of Justin Bieber making fun of black people and the KKK leak out. And as Miley’s career goes on damaging pieces such as that (hopefully not racism) will get out and there’s nothing we can do about it. This stuff is valuable and expensive and I hope they seize it eventually.
Everything that has came to me this past year from a tweet, Miley’s phone number to her mothers email isn’t something I went looking for. Everyone in this fanbase Dms me and tells me stories and insiders and I keep a lot of shit to myself because I know everyone would be upset if they got out. I don’t look for this stuff really and truly.
To wrap this all up I would just like to thank you all for the support you’ve given me throughout this year. I would’ve never thought June 19th last year watching the We Can’t Stop video I would come to know that girl through my screen so well and even hold conversations with her weekly. It’s sad because I went from crying for about 30 minutes because all she tweeted me was “I ❤️ this so much!!!!” To almost crying because I wanted her to go to therapy and she wouldn’t listen to me or she was complaining to me about being stuck in the hospital. Things change and you should all count your blessings. If she hasn’t tweeted you yet, believe me you’re lucky and believe me if you work as hard as I did she will one day. And if she has, be happy because that’s all you need from her. I don’t want any of you to make the mistakes I did with getting so personally invested with a celebrity who in all reality: doesn’t give a fuck about you. And you shouldn’t be mad about that because Miley doesn’t owe any of us shit. Love her professional career, love her interviews and love her music. But don’t you dare question your love for her if you don’t know the actual sadness that comes along with Miley Cyrus and her life. This is a very condensed and censored story. I’m not a leak blog and if I wanted to be one I could’ve easily became one. I’m not interested once again in selling someone out for internet fame. I’m interested In being happy with my life again and actually enjoying my day and not having to worry about what Miley messages me. Thank you guys again I hope you enjoy reading this and I hope you all continue supporting her. You can ask me questions and I’ll be happy to answer.
PS: 5 years from now or even maybe 1 year from your Miley Cyrus accounts won’t mean shit and her follow won’t mean shit. Love y’all LMAO
I'M SORRY IT WASN'T BOLDED RIGHT AWAY IT IS NOW Y'ALL
GETTING OFF FOR THE NIGHT, Y'ALL so sorry this was such a fucking disaster but thank you all for putting up with it and I hope this is good enough now xo
src1:original blog post | Munera's twitter
former american apparel ceo dov charney was recently booted from his high-ranking position in the world of shopping mall ready-to-wear after years of rumblings regarding sexual misconduct and inappropriate behaviour. that doesn't mean that there still aren't some choice memories left inside of dov's closet!
featured talking on a cellphone to someone else, a new leaked video shows dov charney swaying with steps inspired by LMFAO's sexy-and-i-know-it shuffle and how your dad dances. female spectators to dov's private dance mumble and giggle awkwardly while he tries to coax a reaction. adding heat to the steaming pot regarding dov's tenure as ceo of the fashion outlet, some say that the females featured - perhaps reluctantly — are or were employees of american apparel.
his artpop could mean anything!
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The celebrities who attended the exhibition included Miss Dior’s muse Natalie Portman, Korean star Song Hye Kyo and China’s beauties such as Angelababy and Zhang Ziyi.
Natalie Portman was sure to take the opportunity to attend the opening of a Miss Dior exhibition. She is currently in China for the Shanghai Film Festival.
The 33-year-old – who has been the face of the Miss Dior fragrances since 2010 – looked radiant in a unique white dress as she posed for pictures at the event.
Among all, Song Hye Kyo especially drew attention of local reporters as she looked absolutely stunning more than ever. In a simple black dress and glamorous nude tone makeup that were finished with Dior Skin Nude BB and Dior Adict Lip Glow, China’s all-time favorite Korean star Song Hye Kyo indeed looked alluring.
The exhibition of Miss Dior is held from June 20 to July 20 under the theme of ‘Miss Dior’s original fragrance and creation.’ At the exhibition, there will be 16 female artists’ works that were inspired by Miss Dior. Among them, there will be one Korean designer Lee Bul’s work as well.
"Dominion" follows the perilous journey of a rebellious young soldier, set against a backdrop of the ultimate celestial battle as it touches down on earth.
romance is blah but hft fight scenes tbh
Actress Sienna Miller will co-star with former sexiest man alive Bradley Cooper in the upcoming Weinstein Company backed film, Chef, reports Variety.
Also on board is French actor Omar Sy and John Wells (August Osage County) will serve as the director. The movie, not to be confused with actor/director Jon Favreau's recently released film at SXSW by the same name, will be about "a chef who gathers a crew in an attempt to create the best restaurant ever."
Sony Pictures, which controls this Chef film, had sent a cease-and-desist letter to Favreau's camp last year asking that they change the name, but that request clearly didn't happen. The project has been in the works for quite a while and was first reported back in 2012. Maybe they're hoping that by the time the movie is finally released people will forget that there's already another film by the same name.
Wells, Michael Shamberg, Stacey Sher and Erwin Stoff are producing.
The food industry has been receiving attention in Hollywood.
This project marks a re-team for Miller and Cooper, who just wrapped production on the Clint Eastwood pic “American Sniper.”
Miller is filming the Warner Bros. mob film “Black Mass", which she will follow with the Ben Wheatley pic “High Rise.” Miller also has a handful of films set to bow later this year — including “Mississippi Grind” and “Foxcatcher,” which recently bowed at Cannes to rave reviews.
[ Alfie Sienna is my all fave style inspiration ]
Eileen Davidson Leaves Days of Our Lives And Is Returning To The Young And The Restless!
Days of Our Lives actress Eileen Davidson is permanently leaving the daily soap opera and heading back to The Young and the Restless.
Days of Our Lives fans may not be too happy to know that Eileen Davidson who played major character Kristen DiMera will be gone soon.
Soap Opera Digest reported on Tuesday that the actress is set to reprise her role as Ashley Abbott in The Young and the Restless the show she started her soap opera actress career with.
"They has been reaching out for quite a while and wondering what I wanted, so the deal we made suits my life very well," told Eileen Davidson to the publication.
She reportedly is "really happy" with the decision.
"I've put in a lot of years in this medium, which I don't take for granted, so I'm very grateful," added Eileen Davidson.
Currently, the actress is completing the 12-week story arc at DOOL. Watch out for her in the early September when Ashley Abbott makes a thrilling return to The Young and the Restless.
With fans all around the globe now having the ability to watch the 41st Annual Daytime Emmys stream live for the first time via the Internet, when the ceremonies kick-off with the red carpet arrivals, today the Daytime Emmys social media team has announced their Social Media Hosts!
These women will be conducting interviews and chatting one-on-one with the nominees, presenters and stars on Sunday June 22nd beginning at 3pm PST/6pm EST!
Hosts: Brittany Furlan, Lauren Elizabeth, Jessica Harlow and Meghan Rosette have been given the nod to bring you up close and personal to all the action on Emmy night.
Now this is a fun and emotional interview with Days of our Lives Alison Sweeney (Sami Brady)!
After recently wrapping up her almost 22 year run as Sami on the NBC soap opera, Alison sat down and chatted with Paolo Presta for a new episode and of his Internet series, A Spoonful Of Paolo! After Alison recounted her final day on set and her thoughts on not wanting to know who will get her choice dressing room, Paolo launched into the “Sami’s Greatest” segment!
During the game, Paolo asks Alison her answers to Sami’s greatest … line of dialog, crime, hairstyle, and on-screen romantic relationship!
Later in a sentimental exchange, after talking about Alison’s current novel Scared Scriptless, Paolo presents Alison with a special award, and a bouquet that is out of this world that brought the fan favorite actress to tears!
How cool is this! When ABC's General Hospital needed to fill the role of a garage mechanic who holds vital information about a hit-and-run crash, they hired a real life car expert from Detroit, Michigan — 52-year-old Mazda product specialist Duncan Hursley. But that's not Hursley's only claim to fame. He's also the grandson of GH's late, great creators, Frank and Doris Hursley! TV Guide Magazine got the scoop on his cameo appearance, airing Friday, June 27.
TV Guide Magazine: How does it feel to see your grandparents'"created by" credit still on every episode of GH?
Hursley: It's really amazing. Their names also continue to appear on every script that's printed up at the studio, which is so wonderful. This is all very surreal for me. I was born in 1962, just a year before GH premiered and I started following it when I was in kindergarten.
TV Guide Magazine: Wow, that sure must warp a kid!
Hursley: [Laughs] I remember sitting in the den with my grandmother every day as she ironed and watched GH, and I'd eat my sandwich and watch right along with her. At one point she expressed some concerns to my mother. "Don't be upset with me, but I think Duncan is really following along on these plotlines!" Those were the great years of Jessie and Phil. By the mid-'70s, I had a mad crush on Dr. Lesley Webber. [Laughs] I vividly remember her tossing Cameron Faulkner down those stairs!
TV Guide Magazine: And you've stayed a loyal viewer ever since?
Hursley: Actually, no. I'd fallen way from watching GH for a number of years but all of a sudden I was hearing in the news about soaps being cancelled left and right. All My Children and One Life to Live were gone and there was concern that GH might not make it, either. I thought, "Jeez, it would be a crime if my grandparents' show didn't make it to the big 50th anniversary." So I tuned in to check it out about a year and a half ago — just after [executive producer] Frank Valentini and [head writer] Ron Carlivati took over — and couldn't believe it! With one episode I was hooked again and haven't missed the show since. Frank and Ron have done a fantastic job.
TV Guide Magazine: And now you're costarring with Jason Thompson and Kelly Monaco!
Hursley: And, man, it was such a thrill. And so hard to believe. [Laughs] It felt like I was walking right into my own TV set.
TV Guide Magazine: The plot has Patrick and Sam visiting an auto-repair shop where your character, Mechanic Bill, coughs up confidential client info about the car that hit Patrick and Sabrina. Thank God we're finally getting to the bottom of this!
Hursley: Frank was very generous and put a lot of thought into the scene and the role. Of course, I can't reveal much but there's an element on the set that eagle-eyed viewers are going to love. It was so much fun. I'd go back in a heartbeat.
TV Guide Magazine: How'd this happen?
Hursley: I was in town doing the L.A. Auto Show last November, and reached out to Valentini. We met and spent a lot of time together at the studio, and he invited me to come on the show. A few weeks ago, they got in touch and made it official.
TV Guide Magazine: This gig isn't totally out of the blue for you, right? Don't you do some acting in Detroit?
Hursley: In my younger years I did a lot of theater. I have some commercials running locally and, occasionally, a film comes through town. The new Batman-Superman movie is ramping up to shoot in Detroit all summer and I have a callback for that. But it's just a sideline. I'm now 15 years with Mazda. I did spend most of the '90s in L.A., waiting tables and getting some soap work here and there. I did an under-five role as a waiter at the Penthouse Grill on Days of Our Lives and that turned into a four-year run. One day, Louise Sorel (Vivian) started calling my character "Claude" and it just caught on.
TV Guide Magazine: And you had great connections at Santa Barbara, right? Your aunt, Bridget Dobson, created that show with her husband, Jerry.
Hursley: I did do an under-five role at Santa Barbara — I was on a team of environmental activists working with Dash Nichols [Timothy Gibbs] and had a scene with the amazing Nancy Grahn [Julia] — but it happened during the time that the Dobsons were locked out of the studio.
TV Guide Magazine: That was the single craziest thing I've ever witnessed in 500 years of covering soaps. They put up a picture of Bridget at the NBC guard gate that said: "Do NOT let this woman on the lot." She was banned from her own show!
Hursley: I remember seeing that in the Hollywood Reporter. I couldn't believe what I was reading! Our side of the family didn't know Bridget. She and my dad, Frank, Jr. were half-siblings. I believe she would have thought my dad was pretty brilliant but they never met. It's too bad. [Logan note: The Hursley-Dobson family history is riveting and a soap unto itself! You can get all the scoop in this great piece at Michigan Today]
TV Guide Magazine: So you never met Bridget, either?
Hursley: Just once. She and Jerry came into a restaurant where I was working. I knew what she looked like because I saw her get up on stage and grab an Emmy.
TV Guide Magazine: That was the second craziest thing in soap history! Santa Barbara won the best show Emmy after Bridget and Jerry were booted out, and we all watched her dash to the stage and grab that trophy before the new exec producer, Jill Phelps, knew what hit her. Crazy times. So what happened when you spotted her at this restaurant?
Hursley: I thought, "Wow, that's Bridget and Jerry and that must be my cousin, Andrew. I can't let this pass." So I went up to them at their table toward the end of their meal and put out my hand to her and said, "Bridget Dobson?" She looked at me with those Hursley eyes. The emotion was all in my throat and I said, "I just want to say hello. I'm Duncan Hursley." And about all she could manage to say was, "How did you know who we were?" That was pretty much it for our conversation.
TV Guide Magazine: Yikes. Well, the Dobsons were always the oddest of ducks but they made spectacular TV. Nothing was better than when Santa Barbara was at its best.
Hursley: I was a huge fan of Santa Barbara. When the Dobsons were writing it, it was a riot and unlike any other show on the air. My hat's off to them because I thought their work was brilliant.
TV Guide Magazine: Back to GH, what would your grandparents think of their show now?
Hursley: Oh, I think they'd be so proud and pleased as punch that GH is still on the air and looking so strong and vital right now. And I think they'd really appreciate the blending of the legacy characters from years ago with all of the newer characters of today. I think they'd also appreciate how hard it is to make a soap today, what with the time restraints and tight budgets, because they were really hard workers themselves. There was one point in the late '50s when Frank and Doris were writing more hours of programming than anyone else in television. Even later, when they started GH, they were also still writing Search for Tomorrow and then a few years later, while they were still writing GH, they started yet another soap, Bright Promise. Their creativity and output was mind-numbing!
For many months now, fans of CBS's The Young and the Restless have been led to believe that villainous self-help guru Ian Ward is the biological father of war vet Dylan McAvoy. But, as some savvy viewers have suspected, that's just not the case!
In episodes airing this week, it will become clear that Dylan — played by Emmy winner and current nominee Steve Burton — is actually the son of Genoa City detective Paul Williams. To get the scoop, TV Guide Magazine sat down for a chat with Burton, one of the most disarming — and controversial — actors in soaps.
TV Guide Magazine: So how are things in Avery's kitchen?
Burton: Hey, watch it. We're done with all that cooking stuff! It's over! No more! [Laughs] I got no man parts left!
TV Guide Magazine: I still can't believe Dylan and Avery actually had a scene where they discussed whether or not she should wear an apron. Was that the ultimate challenge of your acting career?
Burton: Yes, it was. And, gee, thanks for the...support.
TV Guide Magazine: But now you've got a real storyline! Let's discuss. Dylan being Paul's kid instead of Ian's should shake up a lot of relationships in GC, no?
Burton: This affects everybody and that's when you know it's a great story. As we've already found out, Dylan and Paul have the same blood type and finally the news comes out that Paul is his dad, which is obviously a big shocker.
TV Guide Magazine: Except to those who have seen this coming a mile away. We've been getting hints of a much deeper Paul-Nikki connection for quite some time now.
Burton: The audience was guessing this eight months ago. "Paul is your dad!" And I'm, like, "No, he's not. My dad is Ian Ward!" I only found out about this a couple of months back, and I was very excited.
TV Guide Magazine: Dylan and Paul have never had much of a connection, so this could be interesting.
Burton: This is whole new territory for those two and for many others. You're going to see how this affects Paul and Nikki, and Paul and Christine, and Victor and Nikki. Do not miss these episodes, people!
TV Guide Magazine: How will Dylan react to having a new daddy?
Burton: Well, for one thing his PTSD is going to sneak back in.
TV Guide Magazine: But isn't this good news?
Burton: This is so much better than having Ian Ward for a dad and, when things settle, I think Dylan and Paul can do this. [Laughs] Hey, Paul can't solve a crime to save his life but, you know, it's gonna be fine. Does Victor know that Paul and Nikki had a roll around in the hay all those years ago?
TV Guide Magazine: I'm not even sure the audience knows about it. This seems to be new information. What'll happen with Paul and Christine's plan to have a child, now that Paul suddenly has one?
Burton: Dylan will go to Christine and say, "Hey look, Mom, it's me! A little older than you wanted but..." And Paul will be, like, "Honey, don't call me to come home in the middle of the day. I know you're ovulating but I have Dylan now!" [Laughs] Juuust kidding.
TV Guide Magazine: There's another little matter that leads to this big reveal — we find out Ian Ward can't have kids. He's just a lyin' loser! Doesn't this pretty much defang him as a villain? He's got no more hold on anyone, no real reason to remain in GC.
Burton: We love having Ray Wise here! He's awesome and I don't think he's going anywhere. Just wait. Ian is about to throw another wrench into the works.
TV Guide Magazine: Dylan and Victor make a surprisingly great team, brought together by their mutual hate of Ian. Will we see more of that?
Burton: I hope so. I love working with Eric Braeden. Dylan and Victor are such an unlikely pair but the fans seem to get a kick out of that. Everyone wants to beat up Ian Ward! [Laughs] It's like that movie Airplane where everybody's waiting in line to smack that panicky passenger. I don't know if there's any real bonding going on between Dylan and Victor. I think Victor thinks of Dylan more as a barnacle. "I don't know if I like you yet but when I get tired of you, I'm just gonna flick you off. You'll be gone!" But I hope not. I'd like to see more stuff for the two of us.
TV Guide Magazine: You've had to weather a lot of criticism as a result of your professional relationship with [Y&R exec producer] Jill Phelps — in fact, you're the quintessential FOJ, aka Friend of Jill — so let's talk about that.
Burton: Is there really anything I could say that's gonna matter?
TV Guide Magazine: Who knows? Let's give it a shot
Burton: No matter what I say, people will take it the way they take it. But go ahead.
TV Guide Magazine: Well, as you know, there is a loud contingent that thinks Jill wickedly masterminded your exit from General Hospital and brought you to Y&R where she proceeded to turn it into The Dylan Show — and a year and half later those people still won't shut up. How's it been to hear all that griping?
Burton: Listen, without the fans we don't have a show. I understand their frustrations and I know that they don't necessarily like change. I guess maybe my coming to Y&R upsets people because they don't really know the truth of what happened.
TV Guide Magazine: Which is...?
Burton: What you and I both know — that GH didn't make a deal with me. And that's the whole truth. My contract was up and they didn't want to play ball and make it work. At the time, I didn't want to throw anyone under the bus over there but of course, as soon as it was announced I was going to Y&R, people thought the whole thing was planned by Jill from Day 1, which it was not. I vividly remember my manager telling me how ABC Business Affairs had called him to say, "Hey, is Steve going to Y&R now that Jill's over there?" And my manager said, "No, he wants to make a deal with you! Quit dragging your feet. Make a deal." But they wouldn't.
TV Guide Magazine: Are you aware GH used your photo a while back when they were talking about your ex-character, Jason?
Burton: I heard about that photo. People were tweeting me, "Are you coming back to GH?"
TV Guide Magazine: It did seem intended to cause that reaction. Did they have to pay you to use that photo?
Burton: Yeah. [Laughs] I think I got 10 cents.
TV Guide Magazine: Were you glad to hear that Jason isn't dead after all?
TV Guide Magazine: Because you might want to come back some day.
Burton: I'm sure they're going to recast. Why wouldn't they?
TV Guide Magazine: Do you still watch GH?
Burton: I never watched GH. I don't watch Y&R, either. I don't watch any show I'm on. You know that!
TV Guide Magazine: Uh, actually I didn't know that. What's the problem?
Burton: I don't like watching myself, so the only time I see a bit of the show is in the makeup room or when we were looking at the Emmy reels. I never watch a full episode.
TV Guide Magazine: Oh that subject, congrats on the Emmy nomination! But why are you in supporting?
Burton: I don't really work that much! I don't know how anybody can say that Y&R is The Dylan Show. Now, you could maybe say that GH was The Jason Show, but that's not the case at Y&R. Who belongs in the lead actor category anyway? To my mind, it's the big guns — Peter Bergman and Eric Braeden and those kinda guys at Y&R, just as it was Tony Geary and Maurice Benard at GH.
TV Guide Magazine: So would you say this has all turned out for the best? Are you glad now that GH didn't ask you to stay?
Burton: As sad as I was that it didn't work out at GH — and, trust me, it was tough — this move has been amazing. I've made so many wonderful new friendships at Y&R and such good things have resulted. Plus, I get to spend a lot of time with my wife and kids back in Tennessee — obviously too much time because we're having another baby. [Laughs]
TV Guide Magazine: And soon, right?
Burton: Just a couple more weeks. I get nine days off from Y&R so I can be home when it happens.
TV Guide Magazine: And you're sure the baby will be born then?
Burton: Oh, that baby will be born then. No question. July 7. C-section. It's all planned out and it's pretty exciting! The move to Tennessee has been so great. I have a life! I coach football, take the kids to tennis and everywhere else they need to go. It's been life-changing for me. People always go, "Man that must be tough flying back and forth across the country to do your job!" But when I was in L.A., I lived in Newport Beach and drove to the studio every day in bumper-to-bumper traffic — four hours round trip. Lemme tell ya, I'd rather be on a plane sitting in the middle seat in coach than do that again! So, yeah, this has all worked out for the best. I wouldn't even call it bittersweet. I really miss my pals over at GH. I was there almost 21 years. But this change has been one of the best things that has ever happened to me.
GENERAL HOSPITAL star Maurice Benard (Sonny) will be appearing on the Oprah Winfrey Network series, OPRAH: WHERE ARE THEY NOW?, later this summer!
Back in 2007, Benard and his wife, Paula, were guests on THE OPRAH WINFREY SHOW in an episode featuring the topic of bipolar disorder. Although the Emmy winner has been outspoken about the mental illness that both he and his character share, Benard rarely appears on talk shows... but who could say no to Oprah?
Now, Soaps In Depth has learned, OWN caught up with the Benards for a segment on WHERE ARE THEY NOW?, the popular series that tracks down the most memorable OPRAH SHOW guests for updates on their lives today.
We will let you know as soon as we get a date confirmed for the Benard family, but in the meantime, all new episodes of OPRAH: WHERE ARE THEY NOW? air every Sunday at 9 p.m. ET/PT on OWN.
Could Donna Mills already be back at GENERAL HOSPITAL taping as Madeline? Yesterday, television personality Sandie Newton, who contributes to Hallmark's HOME & FAMILY, tweeted a photo of herself with good friend Ilene Kristen (Delia) and Mills.
Since we already know that Kristen has been taping some GH appearances, Mills' Madeline might be back in town, too! And with daughter Nina out of her coma, it's the perfect time for Madeline to return to the canvas... we're sure Nina has some choice words for the woman who killed her baby and put her in a coma!
We're investigating and will let you know as soon as we uncover any
According to a tweet this afternoon from Thaao Penghlis, the actor is heading back to General Hospital to reprise the role of Victor Cassadine!
Penghlis tweeted, “Have been asked back to General Hospital to explore the new escapades of that charming but mischievous rogue Victor Cassadine. Stay tuned!”
So what will happen when Victor returns to Port Charles this time? Will it have to do with Robin’s research work on Jason, Stavros and Helena? Or, will it have to do with his past love, Dr. Liesl Obrecht (Kathleen Gati)? Or, some new mysterious mission?
Over the past several weeks, and in the rumor mill, has been that Cameron Mathison visited the set of the CBS soap opera, The Young and the Restless. While there he auditioned, or was taking a meeting, to be considered as a recast for the role of Adam Newman, last played by fired star Michael Muhney. Still other reports surfaced that said Mathison may have visited the soap in regards to another role.
Early this morning, Mathison tweeted a response to all of those fans who have been inquiring of the former All My Children (Ex-Ryan Lavery) heartthrob, and current entertainment news correspondent and actor if he was indeed in the running to be the next black sheep of the Newman clan.
Cameron posted this statement on Twitter: “Just to clear up some rumors … There is absolutely NO indication that I am going to Y&R to play Adam Newman. Thanks for all the support tho.”
Days of our Lives actress Deidre Hall (Dr. Marlena Evans) announced on her Facebook page that 83-year-old co-star Peggy McCay (Caroline Brady) has been hospitalized after an accident on set.
"Darling Peggy McCay took a fall on set Monday and was hospitalized," she reported. "I'm happy to say, she is recovering and in good spirits. Please send thoughts her way."
McCay has been nominated for three Daytime Emmy Awards for her work on Days. She also has three Primetime Emmy nods, winning in 1991 for The Trials of Rosie O'Neill.
Popular Univision telenovela Lo Que La Vida Me Robó, has temporarily halted filming after the death of star, Angelique Boyer’s mother. Those close to the situation say 49 year old Sylvie Rousseau had been dealing with heart problems for several months.
In May Boyer posted a Tweet seeking out people with an O-positive blood type, which her mother Sylvie desperately needed at the time. Before her death she had undergone several operations, including open heart surgery, and had just been transported to a new hospital for further treatment.
Emphysema, a lung disease brought on by smoking, was a complicating factor in her death.
Although the top rated soap is due to wrap up filming in the coming weeks, producer Angelli Nesma made it clear that they will happily reschedule things so 25 year old Boyer (who plays Montse) can have all the time she needs to mourn and take care of her mother’s affairs. The two hour finale is set to air on July 27th.
Televisa, the company which produces and licenses Lo Que La Vida Me Robó, left an official message of condolence on Twitter:
“Televisa unites in the sorrow that Angelique Boyer faces in the death of her mother, Sylvie Rousseau. Rest in peace.”
Boyer’s fellow actress Érika Buenfil also took to Twitter to pay her respects:
“Angelique, with all my heart, I’m very sorry for everything you have been going through … I sent you a lot of love and big hug. I’m very sorry.”
After spending a night alone at her loft, Steffy decided that Hope could give Liam what Steffy couldn't. Steffy planned to go to Paris for good and asked Hope to take care of Liam. Liam was confused when Steffy cryptically ended their marriage, and as Steffy boarded a plane, Hope told Liam that things were working out as they'd been intended to. Brooke fainted before she could tell Katie and Bill about the baby. Upon learning that she'd had a miscarriage, Brooke decided to keep silent about the baby and affair with Bill. Refusing to be Bill's pawn, Maya told Rick the truth about why she'd broken things off. The couple reunited, and Rick finally ended things with Caroline.
John admitted to a stunned Marlena that he still had unresolved feelings for Kristen. John said that he was remorseful about his dark plan to break up Kristen and Brady, but Marlena told him that they were through. Kristen and Nicole fought over their feelings for Brady. Sami shot Detective Bernardi to save Rafe's life, but E.J. was there for her when she needed him. Sami felt guilty and was sad for Bernardi's wife and son, but she stuck to her story and told Hope and Roman that Bernardi had tried to kill Rafe. Hope arrested Sami when the police did not find the weapon to verify her story. Kristen vowed to get her revenge against Marlena. Sonny surprised Will and suggested to him that Gabi and Arianna should move in with them. Later, Gabi decided to move in with Will and Sonny. Kristen told John that she was free of him forever. Jennifer believed J.J. when he told her that he had not vandalized Daniel's car and that he was sorry about what had happened with Parker. Daniel told Jennifer that he still had his doubts about J.J., and that led to an argument between them. Daniel tried to explain his position, but Jennifer walked out on him. Kristen met with a mysterious man as part of her plot to get back at Marlena. Stefano left town.
Patrick and Sabrina made love. Britt managed to stay a step ahead of Felix and Sabrina, who were determined to get a sample of Britt's blood to prove that Britt wasn't sick. Sonny postponed the hit on Franco because he didn't want to put innocent people at risk. Carly arranged for Shawn to shoot Franco on Metro Court Restaurant's terrace. Olivia had a vision of Sonny covered in blood, so she ran out to the terrace, thinking that Franco intended to kill Sonny. Shawn's sniper bullet struck Olivia as Olivia threw herself between Sonny and Franco. Sonny threatened to kill Carly if Olivia died. Alexis caught Shawn in a lie. Franco knew that Carly had arranged the hit on him, but he promised to keep quiet because he was determined to make amends for his past. A bone marrow biopsy confirmed that Danny had leukemia. Diane was shocked when Silas refused to postpone the custody hearing so that Sam could focus on Danny. Silas explained that he would be doing Sam a favor by taking Rafe off of her hands. Rafe was stunned when the judge ruled in Silas' favor. Taylor was disappointed when the prom was cancelled because of the shooting at Metro Court, but she persuaded T.J. to take her out on a date, so they could still enjoy their evening. Kiki was upset after a talk with Franco, so she went to the apartment to talk to Morgan but found Michael home alone. Morgan used Michael's credit card to gamble online. Luke called to make an appointment to get the results of his tests.
Phyllis found Summer's birth control pills and warned her daughter against making a mistake. Kyle planned a special evening to celebrate Summer's graduation, and Summer suggested that they get a hotel room, but she eventually opted to spend the evening with her friends. Phyllis decided to move back in with Jack. Nick was devastated to learn that his DNA was not a match with Summer's, and Phyllis blasted him for playing God. Fen partied with fellow "losers" after graduation. Michael and Lauren started marriage counseling. Victor presented Nikki with a honeymoon trip to Italy, and he set up a test for Adam in his absence. Adam informed someone that Victor would be out of town. Chelsea was horrified when she blurted that she loved Dylan, but she was thrilled when he later returned the sentiment. Anita threatened to tell Adam the truth about Chelsea's baby's paternity. Avery and Leslie started their own law firm. Leslie sought access to Gus's safe deposit box. An excerpt about Devon from Neil's journal appeared online. Cane hired Hilary Curtis as his new assistant. Noah and Sharon commiserated over not knowing what to do with their lives. Sharon turned to a stranger at a bar for attention. Chloe realized that Kevin had stolen again, and she left him. Victoria suspected that Billy was having an affair, and she caught Billy and Chloe in an innocent hug.
Monday, June 23
Abigail finds herself in E.J.'s arms; Jennifer sets herself on a collision course with a rival; J.J. faces a case of mistaken identity; Jordan gets advice from Kate.
Tuesday, June 24
Jennifer has an unexpected encounter with Eve; Rafe pushes Jordan to reveal her secrets; Will questions Abigail's behavior; E.J. picks a best man.
Wednesday, June 25
Jennifer worries Eve is holding a grudge against her; Brady turns to Maggie for help; Theresa figures out how to hold onto Brady; E.J. makes an unexpected invite.
Thursday, June 26
Eve drops a bomb on Jennifer; Kate gets a lead on Jordan's past; Rafe makes a decision about Jordan; Theresa gets Brady in her clutches.
Friday, June 27
Daniel confronts Nicole about Eric; Kate goes to meet a man who knows Jordan; Sami makes wedding plans with an increasingly uncomfortable Abigail; Hope and Aiden receive surprising news.
Monday, June 23
Ava gets a warning from Carly; Nina shows her true colors; Maxie talks to Lulu about the custody verdict.
Tuesday, June 24
Carly's bond with Sonny makes Franco jealous; Ava taunts Sonny; Silas rushes to help Nina.
Wednesday, June 25
Josslyn pushes Franco to look for a new job; Sam harbors doubts about Nina; Obrecht has a plot for Britt.
Thursday, June 26
Obrecht has a proposition for Franco; Levi and Nathan are at odds; Patrick tries to remember details about the crash.
Friday, June 27
Sam and Patrick visit a mechanic; Tracy tries to get back into ELQ; Franco catches Sonny and Carly embracing.
Monday, June 23
Quinn (Rena Sofer) turns to Bill (Don Diamont) for help; Ridge (Thorsten Kaye) talks to his family about the future.
Tuesday, June 24
Quinn proposes a partnership to Deacon (Sean Kanan); Thorne (Winsor Harmon) wonders about Oliver's (Zack Conroy) intentions.
Wednesday, June 25
Maya (Karla Mosley) opens up to Oliver about a past regret; Liam (Scott Clifton) and Quinn's rivalry reaches epic proportions.
Thursday, June 26
Quinn's dedication shocks Wyatt (Darin Brooks); Rick's (Jacob Young) plans take an unexpected detour.
Friday, June 27
Rick's confession prompts her to confront Maya; Wyatt talks to Deacon about Hope (Kim Matula).
Monday, June 23
Victor (Eric Braeden) sees Ian (Ray Wise) and Mariah (Camryn Grimes) together; Nikki's (Melody Thomas Scott) confession shakes Dylan (Steve Burton).
Tuesday, June 24
As Neil (Kristoff St. John) and Hilary's (Mishael Morgan) wedding day approaches, Devon (Bryton James) considers his next move; Colin's (Tristan Rogers) plot takes a disastrous turn.
Wednesday, June 25
Jack (Peter Bergman) sees Stitch (Sean Carrigan) and Kelly (Cady McClain) share a moment; Summer (Hunter King) promises to stand by Austin (Matthew Atkinson).
Thursday, June 26
Nick (Joshua Morrow) and Victor work together to protect their families; Christine (Lauralee Bell) works to keep information from Paul (Doug Davidson).
Friday, June 27
Jack opens up to Traci (Beth Maitland); Summer reaches out to Phyllis; Nikki's secret comes to light.
Yes, the show will probably not make it to the airwaves for another 3 months, but the first images from series 5 have surfaced. Let's take a look at them, shall we?
This image has nothing to do with the new images, but hey, I thought it'd be nice to have a picture outside of the cut and this picture is adorable.
LOL @ this baiting picture. I think that they want us to gasp and go "omg Edith's daughter!", but this kid is way too old. It's Sybbie.
Bates in legal trouble again? Someone report him for murdering Green? Or is that just what the promo people want us to think and in reality the police officer has just shown up because he's asking for a glass of water on a hot day or something?
Oh. It's Gillingham. BUT WHERE IS CHARLES BLAKE? I don't think we've seen any filming pictures of him either. This is very disconcerting!!!!
Has Cora realized that her husband is a flop and found herself a boytoy? One can only hope.