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Sony TV’s forthcoming original PlayStation drama ‘Powers‘ has been through quite a few iterations in development, even originally shooting an FX pilot, but now it seems the superhero serial is finally coming together. ‘The Following‘ star Susan Heyward has landed the leading role of Detective Deena Pilgrim, while two more have also been added to the cast.
In addition to Heyward’s role as “wunderkind detective with edgy style” Pilgrim, Deadline reveals that ‘The Killing‘ star Max Fowler will play Krispin Stockley, son to the as-yet-uncast Christian Walker’s murdered partner. ‘Breaking Bad”s Adam Godley will play Captain Cross, described as bookish, respectful and loyal but harboring his own secret agenda. For those unfamiliar with ‘Powers,’ here’s how Sony describes the superhero series based on Brian Michael Bendis’ work:
In a nutshell, “Powers” is an edgy dramatic series that follows the lives of two homicide detectives, Christian Walker and Deena Pilgrim, who are assigned to investigate cases involving people with superhuman abilities, referred to as Powers. Set amidst today’s paparazzi culture, “Powers” asks the questions, what if the world was full of superheroes who aren’t actually heroic at all? What if all that power was just one more excuse for mischief, mayhem, murder, and endorsement deals?
Enter the men and women of the Powers Division, the brave people in charge of protecting humans like us and keeping the peace with these over-paid, commercialized, god-like men and women who glide through the sky imposing their power over the mortals who both worship and fear them.
In its first two (of 10) episodes written by executive producer Charlie Huston and directed by David Slade, ‘Powers’ will see Circle of Confusion return to executive produce alongside co-creators Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming. Michael Dinner will remain as executive producer and director, with Huston and ‘Falling Skies‘ Remi Aubuchon executive producing under showrunners Bendis and Huston.
PSN users in the United States will be able to watch the first episode of “Powers” for free this December, while PS Plus members will be able to view the entire series for free. What do you think? Will ‘Powers’ legitimize Sony’s interest in a PlayStation TV Series?
I hope they cast a scruffy dilf as Christian. Though I do not foresee myself buying a playstation just to watch this show.
For a long time Valeria Lukyanova has been the most famous of the human barbies, earning headline after headline for her outrageous behavior (doesn't eat, posts make-up less selfies!!!) and her archaic views on feminism and race. Now, former friend Alina Kovalevskaya is trying to steal the giant pink box for herself.
Lukyanva, while still popular, has begun to fall out of favor. Human Ken doll (I cannot believe the words I am typing sometimes) Justin Jedlica recently expressed that he thinks she's a cute girl but doesn't respect the fact that she's an illusionist rather than a true living doll.
Jedlica has had many cosmetic surgeries (going so far as to plan risky procedures himself) while Lukyanova has claimed she's had none and that her look is all achieved with make-up and the correct diet of cosmic micro-food (again with those words that sound good but mean absolutely nothing! Look at me, mom!).
Kovaleskaya, who lives in Odessa and is studying psychology and social work, has also recently expressed her distaste for Lukyanova who she says is not someone she would like to be friends with or even know.
In a video detailing Kovalevskaya's daily life, she discusses the fact that her separation from Lukyanova had to do with several misunderstandings between them. One of them might have had to do with cosmetic procedures. Kovalevskaya claims to not have had any and says that her looks are achieved with extensions (a meter long) and contact lenses that make her eyes look giant. I had no idea such things existed and am now wondering whether they're worth the expense to just freak out everyone I know.
Since news broke that her husband Hank Baskett allegedly cheated on her earlier this year with a transexual model, Kendra Wilkinson has been spotted several times without her wedding ring.
The usually forthcoming reality star, 29, has remained mum thus far about the tabloid reports, but a friend tells PEOPLE that Wilkinson "cries every day" and is holding off on making any drastic decisions regarding her marriage to Baskett, 31, for the sake of their kids.
"She wanted to throw Hank out but couldn't because she is healing [from her daughter's delivery] and needs help with the kids," says the source.
The couple wed five years ago and have two children – Hank IV, 4½, and Alijah Mary, 8 weeks.
According to the friend, Wilkinson found out about the devastating news from a phone call "right before the [report] came out."
"She confronted Hank, [but] he denied it until he found out that the woman took a lie detector test and had to admit it," says the source.
Adds the friend: "She feels so stupid walking around like her life was so perfect and that her marriage was so solid. She feels like such a fool."
Following Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD, the expansion of the Marvel Cinematic Universe into television will continue this winter with Marvel’s Agent Carter, airing on ABC. Hayley Atwell will reprise her role as Peggy Carter from the Captain America films, in a series that picks up in the 1940s, after World War II had ended.
Serving as executive producers and showrunners on Agent Carter are Michele Fazekas and Tara Butters, the writing duo who created Reaper and whose credits include Dollhouse, Hawaii Five-0 and their current other job as showrunners on ABC’s Resurrection. Fazekas and Butters will steer Peggy's story, beginning with a pilot episode written by Captain America: The Winter Soldier's writing team, Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely.
I spoke to Fazekas and Butters about their approach to Agent Carter, how it fits in with the events seen in the well-received Carter short seen on the Iron Man 3 Blu-ray and why they’re excited about the show’s eight-episode order, which will have Agent Carter running in SHIELD’s timeslot in the middle of the season, while SHIELD takes a break.
IGN TV: Peggy Carter is established as this great character, but when we start this show, where's she at?
Michele Fazekas: Did you see the short?
Fazekas: Okay, so the short really is the basis for the series. So she's working at SSR, post-war -- so it's post-war, post-Captain America. As far as she knows, Captain America's dead. So that's where the world lives.
IGN: How will that work with the short, because I think I’ve heard it kind of takes place in between? Does the short still exist, or are you going to be telling a new version of that?
Fazekas: If you think of the short as sort of the end of the series, the series would be leading up to that moment where she gets assigned to SHIELD.
IGN: That leads me to some questions about the supporting characters. There are some people we saw in that short and we've heard Howard Stark mentioned as being a part of the show. Can you talk about his involvement and also what other new characters might we meet?
Fazekas: Um, can't talk about that. [Laughs] I don't know how much of the short will live in this series.
Tara Butters: I think that if you think of where this character is at post-war, kind of just with the history of it all, which is, you know, women were Rosie the Riveter and all of that, and after the war, it was like, "Get back in the kitchen."
Fazekas: Even if the characters aren't the same characters, I think it's sort of the same feeling of a woman in a man's world.
Butters: I think obviously there'll be some exciting people that you've seen before and new characters that populate her world. But what I like about her so much is it's very much a Marvel property. It will have all those things you saw in the short, but we will really get to explore the emotional character, which I think ABC does really well. It's a strong female character, and you're going to follow her emotional arc through these eight episodes, which I also think is really great.
IGN: I was going to ask about the eight-episode order, because that's obviously still unusual for a major network to do.
Fazekas: Well, you know, we did Resurrection, which was eight episodes -- we're still doing Resurrection. Eight episodes is fabulous from a writing perspective. When you're breaking the spine of the season, it's a really nice number where you can plan it and know where you're heading. I think it's perfect for Carter. How we treat it on Resurrection is sort of how we're thinking about it on Carter, which is eight parts of a movie. So they're all connected. They're all they're own stories and they all have their own drive, but it's sort of building toward a big thing at the end of the eight episodes.
Butters: Also, it's just so much more manageable to come with a great eight-episode arc that we really hope will get the audience's attention. It's very hard nowadays to get the audience's attention. I think that it was incredibly smart, the way ABC and Marvel have set this up in that we're part of a wheel. The more new episodes that are shown, the less chance you're losing audience. I really believe that they are behind the project and are really going to put a lot of effort to get eyes on the show. That's worked very well for Resurrection, and I feel like it's a similar thing for Agent Carter.
IGN: I know better than to ask you "Tell me a list of Marvel characters we'll see on the show," but are you having fun with the possibilities? Because there are the ones already introduced in the movies, but there are also a lot of untapped, era-specific ones.
Butters: Absolutely, and I think that we have a unique position, because we don't step on Marvel features, because of the time period we're in. It's been fun working with [Christopher] Markus and [Stephen] McFeely who wrote the pilot, and who wrote the movies.
Fazekas: And because this is a character from Captain America, the film side is really involved in this. I love them. They're great. They have great ideas.
Butters: There's a lot of synergy going on.
Fazekas: It's so interesting too, because I think the Marvel film side… You would think, going from film to TV, they're not very collaborative or they don't have experience in, like, a writers room, but they could not be more collaborative. If an idea is good, it doesn't matter where it came from, they don't hold onto to anything, and they're so enthusiastic about it. Markus and McFeely are going to be working on Captain America 3. I hope we can get them as much as we can in the writers room, because they're awesome. They're so much fun to work with. They wrote a great pilot.
Butters: We're just really excited to play in their sandbox.
IGN: What have your conversations been like with Hayley?
Fazekas: She is game to do anything.
Butters: She's working out.
Fazekas: They were telling us that she, on the short, was like, "I'm doing my own stunts!" I feel like we're going to have to be like, "We don't want to hurt your face, so no?"
IGN: [Laughs] "People like your face."
Fazekas: But she's so game to do anything. She's just a delight. We had another [event] and she was just talking to every single reporter from every single country, taking pictures. She's just ready to go. She's just really excited.
IGN: When do you guys start shooting?
Butters: We start in September.
Fazekas: Yeah, and the writers room starts up in August.
Butters: So contact us later, and we'll have a lot more we'll be able to share. [Laughs]
Tracking the singer's turn toward the ultraviolet, just in time for 'Ultraviolence'
Though Lana Del Rey is a model and H&M brand girl, her personal style has been a bit hard to pin down: onstage, she's been the vision of innocence, usually gussied for ditching church in pristine white lace and satin gowns. Offstage, she's the portrait of ultra-casual, doing jeans and ballet flats, T-shirts and cardigans, as typically American as the "Star-Spangled Banner" and Starbucks.
It's a fashion duality that's equally reflected in her lyrics and musical persona, a bored, sweet woman with a bad streak. But leading up to the release of her second album Ultraviolence, she's been going all 7th season of Mad Men on us: like the show has transitioned from the innocent mid-Sixties to topsy-turvy, psychedelic '69, Lana Del Rey has mostly closeted her all-white, all-innocent stage gear for appropriately technicolor mini-dresses and multi-hued gowns. And with it, she has become what we've always suspected she is: a bright light in a dark world.
As Scarlett O'Hara at Cannes
For the Cannes 2013 premiere of The Great Gatsby— and her theme song, "Young and Beautiful"— Del Rey looked her most elegant to date. It wasn't a color statement, to be sure, but the detailed embroidery on her Lena Hoschek gown was a sign she was looking for more sophistication than her normal tea-and-cakes frocks.
As June Carter Cash in Barcelona
In Spain last July, Del Rey draped herself in a classic Seventies country star minidress and bouffant, landing anywhere on the style scale between June Carter and Dolly Parton to Tammy Wynette and Crystal Gayle — a student of the lace-edged bell sleeve, so much better whilst gesturing dramatically, my pet.
Xanadu in Lebanon
In one of Del Rey's last recent appearances wearing her signature stage whites, she was literally radiant, gleaming like the daughter of a Greek god-turnt-roller disco queen who just came alive via love and a wall mural. Not to digress, but the Xanadu plot was insane.
Hawaiian Tropix at Coachella (Weekend 2)
A week later, Del Rey played on the theme, looking like the poster girl for the first-in-history Pan Am flights to Maui, and/or the little surfer girl some beach boys might like to talk up. Far more Pacific Coast Highway than PacSun!
Sharon Tate-Megan Draper in Paris
Do Del Rey and Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner have some sort of pact to troll fans? With the whole Internet assuming Megan Draper is a stand-in for slain star Sharon Tate, the most obsessed conspiracists could take one look at this Laurel Canyon-casual caftan and come up with infinite crazy theories and assumptions. At the very least: can we get Del Rey in as an extra in a party scene? It's the big easy!
Lana Del Rey practically taunts you with her wide-reaching range of inspirations. The 29-year-old torch singer born Elizabeth Grant is a nostalgia hall of mirrors, writing about tortured artists, dressing up like lost starlets, and feeding an old-Hollywood aesthetic with her choices of covers.
Vintage instrumentation gets shaken (not stirred) with the bounce of hip-hop, reverb coats everything with a sheen of Fifties-via-Nineties dreaminess, and her contralto has the vacant sadness of a faded Coney Island picture postcard.
Jon Stewart blew just about everyone’s minds when he compared a young Helen Mirren and Jennifer Lawrence … and proved how many similarities they actually have in common!
But, what does Dame Mirren think about the Daily Show’s assessment?
“She's much prettier than I was,” the 68-year-old told ET. “But there is a great similarity actually, its very true there is a similarity. We got the little fat cheeks that I used to have.”
Helen didn't stop there, continuing on to explain exactly what will happen to J.Law through the years.
"As she gets older that will all fall away and she’s going to be the most beautiful woman," Helen said. "She is a beautiful girl. She is going to be spectacularly beautiful woman."
Well Jennifer is clearly already beautiful, but she’s going to be one lucky lady if she really does end up looking like Helen in the years to come!
The track – which you can listen to and watch the video for by clicking above – received its first play on Zane Lowe's BBC Radio 1 show earlier this evening (July 15) and will be released on July 21. Speaking to Lowe, Jamie T addressed the downbeat aspect of the song, saying: "I like the melancholy of it – it's the reason I put it out first." Jamie T also confimed that a new album is set for release.
He explained that he'd had the idea for 'Don't You Find' "quite a long time ago", saying: "I thought it was kind of different and a nice track. I spent a long time working on songs over the past few years and trying to get power out of slow songs rather than using tempo to get aggression out."
The singer recently announced his live return on a handwritten note posted on his website. He has been quiet since 2009 album 'Kings & Queens', but in the message said he had "decided it might be time to play a few shows" and announced dates in Glasgow, Liverpool and Portsmouth. A London date at Tufnell Park Dome was added later in the week. All dates are now sold out. Speaking to Lowe about the gigs, Jamie T said he was "pretty nervous", adding: "I've kind of forgotten how to play everything". He also revealed he has an entirely new band. "Hopefully it will be rocking", he stated.
The last proper release from Jamie T was the single 'Emily's Heart', which was backed with a cover of Bruce Springsteen's 'Atlantic City'. The song was taken from 2009's 'Kings & Queens'. Jamie T was named Best Solo Artist at the NME Awards in both 2007 and 2010. He released his debut album, 'Panic Prevention', in 2007.
Jamie T will play:
Jamie T.'s website
yaaaaaas, I love it!! :)
Kacy Catanzaro might just be the best athlete you've never heard of. The 5-foot-tall, 100-pound gymnast made history on Monday, July 14, when she became the first woman ever to qualify for the final round of NBC's obstacle course competition American Ninja Warrior. But the Belleville, N.J., native didn't just finish the course—she absolutely destroyed it.
The petite but clearly powerful Towson University alum aced every challenged she faced, with only very minor stumbles (from which she recovered admirably). Her incredible display of athletic prowess had the audience—and the show's hosts—cheering wildly; Twitter users marveled at her ability, too, tagging their posts online with #MightyKacy.
"I've seen greatness during my NFL career," ANW host and former Oakland Raiders defensive end Akbar Gbaja-Biamila raved. "And I've been in awe of people. But I am really in awe of Kacy."
Added co-host Matt Iseman: "We are seeing one of the greatest competitors, man or woman, we have ever seen in American Ninja Warrior."
Even her coach, Brent Steffensen, was amazed by the feat. "That was crazy!" he said afterward. "What was that?!"
I watch this show for "fitness motivation" (okay to stare at the hot bodies), but I was so excited when she finished, especially considering that like 30 men had gone before her and only 5 or 6 had completed the course. #GirlPower
Harmonizers, does Idolator ever have a treat for you today! Sassy vocal quintet Fifth Harmony swung by our studio last week to promote their just-released single “Bo$$”, and in case you’ve yet to hear it, the song finds the ladies calling out such powerful women as First Lady Michelle Obama and media mogul Oprah Winfrey over an infectious pop-R&B hook. And can we just get an amen on America finally offering up a girl group with chops as impressive as this?
Now, what you likely haven’t heard is 5H belting out the bombastic “Bo$$” during a stripped-down, acoustic performance. And that’s just what we have for you above. While hanging out with us and shooting the above Idolator Sessions clip, the girls proved that their “Bo$$” is a song that works with more than just one style of performance.
I know y'all are jamming to this bop rn
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Deep breaths, millennials: Hilary Duff‘s A Cinderella Story turns 10 today. The film is cinematic gold — despite what some people think — and proved Duff is a majestic creature born to entertain us with her witticisms and girl-next-door prowess. But Lizzie McGuire’s been M.I.A. for a while, and it’s time we got her back.
1. Her smile has hypnotizing powers that can end world conflicts.
There was a reason she was considered America’s tween sweetheart. Duff’s grin was an early ’00s institution, seen in everything from Casper Meets Wendy to the aforementioned A Cinderella Story.
4. She can rock an emotional scene when needed.
Duff does have some solid acting chops, and is capable of making us feel so many feels. Want to really cry? Check out her 2004 movie Raise Your Voice.
Lol at the person in the background!
How cute is my moms cup cabinet pic.twitter.com/Aw0BVpdFwn— Hilary Duff (@HilaryDuff) July 15, 2014
Gloomy cuddles❤️🐱 pic.twitter.com/Pp8hAlZuPy— Hilary Duff (@HilaryDuff) July 15, 2014
The inside story of the summer movies that lost a fortune, from Catwoman to The Lone Ranger
We are near the height of the summer movie season right now, and overall it's been a pretty good year for Hollywood. Transformers: Age of Extinction and X-Men: Days of Future Past have made an absolute fortune, but it's always more fun to talk about the bombs.
Studios are quite willing to spend upwards of $300 million on a movie if it means they might make $1 billion — so when something bellyflops it can hit the ground especially hard. Many of the biggest summer box office disasters have hit during the past two decades. Here's a look at 15 of them, complete with budget and worldwide box office grosses (per BoxOfficeMojo.com).
1. The Lone Ranger (2013)
Budget: $215 million. Box Office: $260 million
For reasons that remain difficult to fathom even a year later, Disney was under the impression that today's kids would flock to a movie based on a character from a 1930s radio show. And with a little prodding from Johnny Depp, they shifted the focus of The Lone Ranger toward his sidekick Tonto and away from the masked man himself. Despite a super aggressive marketing campaign (and even the cover of a certain magazine), The Lone Ranger had a domestic gross of $89 million and a budget of $215 million. It made enough overseas to eek out a tiny profit, though that was probably swallowed up by marketing costs. It also put a severe dent in Johnny Depp's career and pretty much destroyed Armie Hammer.
4. R.I.P.D. (2013)
Budget: $130 million. Box Office: $78 million.
Jeff Bridges is undoubtably one of the greatest actors of his generation, so it remains baffling when he agrees to make the occasional wretched movie — like, say, this a transparent rip-off of Ghostbusters and Men In Black, minus any of the laughs or cleverness. Universal dumped millions into the movie and then refused to even screen it in advance for critics, a clear sign they knew they had a major stinker on their hands. It grossed $78 million worldwide, but with a budget of $130 million and huge marketing costs, a small fortune was pissed away.
9. Gigli (2003)
Budget: $54 million. Box Office: $7 million.
Over the past decade, the word Gigli has become synonymous with hubris, failure and the short-lived cultural phenomenon known as "Bennifer." The film was supposed to bring Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck's offscreen chemistry onto the big screen, but it wound up sickening everyone, making $7 million off a $54 million budget. Much of that money was spent on their salaries, which managed to be three times more than the movie's total take. Al Pacino and Christopher Walken both had small roles, but they escaped unscathed. Bennifer wasn't so lucky — it split once more into two separate beings not long afterwards.
11. North (1994)
Budget: $40 million. Box Office: $7 million.
Roger Ebert wrote over 6,000 movie reviews during his four decade career, yet one of the most memorable passages comes from the widely-forgotten 1994 Elijah Wood movie North. "I hated this movie," he wrote. "Hated, hated, hated, hated, hated this movie. Hated it. Hated every simpering stupid vacant audience-insulting moment of it. Hated the sensibility that thought anyone would like it. Hated the implied insult to the audience by its belief that anyone would be entertained by it."Ebert's review has become so infamous that Rob Reiner was even goaded into reading a bit of it during his Friars Club Roast.
The plot involves a boy traveling around the world seeking out new parents. He comes across half of Hollywood (Kathy Bates, Alan Arkin, Jason Alexander, Jon Lovitz, Bruce Willis and even a young Scarlett Johansson), but winds up making one of the worst road movies ever. Few films have ever inspired that much hate — so at least they accomplished something.
13. Battlefield Earth (2000)
Budget: $73 million. Box Office: $30 million.
Whatever you do, don't you dare think that John Travolta willed this insane, unwatchable, ludicrously overblown movie into existence because it happened to be based off a book by Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard. That's a mere coincidence; why, Travolta probably wasn't even aware that Hubbard wrote Battlefield Earth. He just wanted to make a little movie about humanity's war with aliens in the year 3000 and then everyone just had to get so critical. The studio spent $73 million on Battlefield Earth and it made back just $30 million. Travola was near the height of his comeback around this time, but this disaster set him back quite a ways.
In case you have been living under a rock, Univision’s Premios Juventud are taking place tomorrow, July 17. The 11th Annual Edition of PJ's will have a mega-rush of adrenaline when reggaeton idol Wisin takes the stage during the ceremony.
In an awe-inspiring production involving highly sophisticated, cutting-edge technology and astounding illusions never before seen on Spanish-language television, Wisin will deliver a high-impact –and truly unforgettable– performance of his hit, Adrenalina.
Another international recording artist recently added to the stellar talent lineup for is Natalia Jiménez, the former lead singer of La 5a Estación. Previously announced performers are: Austin Mahone, Becky G, Camila, Carlos Vives, Chino y Nacho, Chiquis, Chocquibtown, David Bisbal, Don Miguelo, Descemer Bueno, El Dasa, Enrique Iglesias, Espinoza Paz, Farruko, Gente de Zona, Gerardo Ortiz, J Balvin, Jencarlos Canela, Juanes, Luis Coronel, Maluma, Pitbull, Prince Royce and Romeo Santos. Do we need to say more?
Pre-show special will be hosted by Alejandra Espinoza, Carlos Calderón, Rodner Figueroa and William Valdés. Jessica Cediel will be the social media correspondent for the main show.
sources: YouTube, LatinTimes, Zimbio
After releasing his debut solo track, “Action Cat,” and recently speaking about life after My Chemical Romance, Gerard Way has revealed a little more insight into the demise of the band. Speaking in a new interview with Kerrang!, Way revealed that 2006’s The Black Parade was supposed to be the end of MCR. “That was Black Parade, and when the tour basically ended with us conquering the world, we were supposed to ride off into the sunset,” he says.
he keeps saying things like this and it's just so disheartening as a fan, especially one who adored Danger Days. Way to reduce your most positive/progressive work to a mortgage payment.
Zoe Saldana ia dishing some pretty good relationship advice in the August issue of Marie Claire magazine. The Star Trek actress broke up with her boyfriend of 11 years in 2011 and started an on-again, off-again thing with actor Bradley Cooper that nearly lasted a year. After breaking up with Bradley for good in 2012, Zoe married Italian artist Marco Perego after a few months of dating in 2013.
Yeah, it was a whirlwind romance, but Zoe says she’s the kind of girl who follows her heart and just knew Marco was “the one.” She also advises others not to settle, revealing she had to walk away from a relationship where she was being disrespected by an ex.
She also reminds us, past flames who don’t belong in our lives are called an “ex” for a reason.
come talk about your relationships, ontd
Catch the highlights:
On her relationship with husband Marco Perego:“I don’t do the ABCs. I do what my heart says, what my heart feels. So from the moment
I met my husband, we were together. We knew.”
On the biggest thing she’s learned about relationships:“Not to settle. If you’re not happy with a person, leave. And wait until you find that one person who makes you feel good about yourself every single day and is not expecting you to change, but to grow.”
On disrespect:“I have been in relationships where a man has disrespected me, and I don’t need to be friends with that man anymore. I don’t want to be the one going, ‘I’m cool, because I’m friends with all my exes.’ There’s a reason why you’re called an ex. I crossed you off my list. Moving on. You cross a line, you need to know that you’re going to walk this earth knowing that there’s an individual who has no respect for you.”
On dream roles:“I would love to play Nefertiti or Cleopatra or the Queen of Sheba. We preserve more male history than we do female. We have to preserve it. No more complaining. We have to do it.”
On growing up in Dominican Republic:“I had many female bullies growing up who wanted us to be submissive and to follow and to kiss ass, and that’s the last thing any Saldana will ever do, honestly.”
Emma Stone rocks her red-rimmed sunglasses as she arrives and departs from the Ed Sullivan Theater after taping her appearance for the Late Show with David Letterman in New York City on Wednesday afternoon (July 16).
Emma out with friends in Rhode Island July 15th
So happy she gained some weight back, she looks stunning!
Pixar and Disney Animation president Ed Catmull has always had a reputation as a decent person, but newly revealed court documents show that he’s been working against the interests of Pixar’s employees for years, as well as trying to hurt other animation studios who didn’t play by his rules. The documents in question are from last year’s civil class-action suit against high-tech companies. (The lawsuit, which included Pixar and Lucasfilm as defendants, was the result of a 2010 U.S. Department of Justice anti-trust action.)
Catmull’s deposition and emails from the lawsuit confirm that he was instrumental in operating a secret wage-theft cartel that violated the Sherman Antitrust Act.But it’s even worse than you think. The cartel orchestrated in large part by Catmull robbed potential wages and job opportunities from thousands of animation industry workers at other studios, including DreamWorks, Lucasfilm, Robert Zemeckis’ ImageMovers, the now-defunct Orphanage, and Walt Disney Animation Studios.
Pando Daily’s Mark Ames published a piece about the documents earlier this week. Ames followed up today with another hard-hitting piece about Catmull’s callous disregard for the law in the name of profit.
Catmull’s attempts to bring Sony into his cartel are documented in today’s piece. When Sony was first starting up their animation studio to produce Open Season, they actively recruited artists from Pixar. Their actions were both fair and legal, and benefitted employees whose wages and benefits could increase by moving to Sony. Catmull’s response to Sony, however, was illegal.
He flew to Los Angeles in 2004 to meet with Sony’s animation co-presidents Penney Finkelman Cox and Sandy Rabins and pressure them to fix their employees’ wages and limit career opportunities. (Another bombshell: John Lasseter was both aware of and supported some of Catmull’s illegal activities.) Sony, to their credit, declined to participate in the wage-fixing syndicate and continued to recruit freely.
Catmull, however, didn’t forget. In 2007, after Pixar had been purchased by Disney, he told Disney Studios president Alan Bergman and Disney’s head of HR, Marjorie Randolph, that he hoped other studios in his cartel would punish Sony:
“Just this last week, we did have a recruiter working for ILM [Lucasfilm] approach some of our people. We called to complain and the recruiter immediately stopped. This kind of relationship has helped keep the peace in the Bay Area and it is important that we continue to use restraint.
“Now that Sony has announced their intentions with regard to selling part of their special effects business, and given Sony’s extremely poor behavior in its recruiting practices, I would feel very good about aggressively going after Sony people.”
Catmull was questioned about the email in his deposition:
Q: You were cheering on somebody else to go after Sony?
CATMULL: I was pissed at them. That is true
As Catmull and other Pixar honchos and Disney got richer and richer during the CG feature animation boom, the employees’ salaries at Pixar and beyond were being artificially controlled through illegal means. With these documents, we now know that DreamWorks and Disney also undermined free market principles by colluding to restrict their employees’ wages and job opportunities. These revelations extend beyond the scope of the class-action suit, which is in the process of being settled with a paltry $9 million slap on the wrist for Pixar and Lucasfilm.
Studios like DreamWorks and Disney are union outfits, and the Animation Guild, which represents animators, has stated on Twitter that they “are consulting legal counsel to see what can be done.” The Guild’s business representative Steve Hulett hasn’t minced words, writing on their blog that “when a group of wealthy executives get together to make sure that market forces don’t perform as they might, well, people suffer. (Mostly people that have to pay rent and meet a mortgage.)”
Pando Daily has promised more coverage of the animation wage-theft cartel.
in an #oldmanbeatdown, Donny won the POV and used it on Jocasta
Devin and Caleb are now up for eviction
Source: My TV
b y e tbh
Kate Mara was catapulted into the comic fan spotlight Tuesday, when a translation of an Esquire Latin America article suggested that 20th Century Fox’s Fantastic Four reboot wouldn’t be based on a single comic from the series—or on anything that’s already been published about the superhero team.
In an IndieWire report, Mara, who plays Sue Storm in the pic, was quoted as having said: “I’ve never been a fan of comics, I’ve never actually read one. I was going to for this movie but the director said it wasn’t necessary. Well, actually he told us that we shouldn’t do it because the plot won’t be based on any history of anything already published. So I chose to follow his instructions. The one fact is I am a fan of comic book movies, so it’s very exciting to be part of a movie like this.”
Those are bold statements, to be sure—and super fans went into a dizzying spiral trying to figure out whether this would mean good or bad things for the film, which is currently in production and set for a June 19, 2015 release. But lower your invisible force fields, fans: EW reached out to Mara’s rep for clarification on the quotes. The House of Cards vet says that she actually told Esquire Latin America‘s reporter that the film is not based on one comic, but rather drawn from the entire canon.
A rep for Fox did not immediately respond to EW’s request for comment.
It should come as no surprise though, as Bundchen has been at the top of Forbes’ Highest Paid Models List for seven years in a row and counting. With Bundchen getting so much attention for her earnings, the IRS took note and she revealed to a Brazilian website Mdemulher that she was audited because she consistently topped Forbes’ list of top earners. “I do OK, I earn plenty, but not as much as they say. I’ve already been audited by the IRS because of this list and, truthfully, whether I’m on this list or not doesn’t interest me,” says the Brazilian beauty.
holy sh*t. well if you had the money, what would you do with it?
vintage Gisele tyfyt
Marvel Comics announced tonight on The Colbert Report that Sam Wilson -- a.k.a. Captain America's longtime partner The Falcon -- will don the iconic costume vacated by a currently-depowered Steve Rogers.
"Steve had to hand the mantle over," Marvel Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada told Stephen Colbert tonight, adding that the new Cap is Wilson.
He hastened to say that it was "strictly in the comics," presumably to curtail talk that Anthony Mackie might get Chris Evans's job.
Colbert, though, was jokingly offered the job as the new Falcon -- an image of which you can see below.
Falcon will take on the job in October's Captain America #25 and will serve as the full-time Captain America and star of that title for the foreseeable future. While there have been other replacements for Rogers before, Wilson will be the first person of color to appear as the title lead in the monthly Captain America comic.
Steve Rogers recently had the Super-Soldier Serum drained from his system as part of an attack by the Iron Nail, causing his body to rapidly begin to resemble its biological age.
Captain America's story mirrors somewhat the story of his fellow World War II hero Nick Fury, who was recently replaced by his illegitimate son. Fury, like Cap, has been kept artificially youthful via a chemical coursing through his system and has recently aged rapidly as a result of that chemical's ineffectiveness. Fury's son, an African-American as well, was seemingly introduced in order to keep pace with the movies, where Samuel L. Jackson plays Fury (in the movies, the idea of having previously had a white Fury and the whole familial relationship is not utilized). The Marvel Studios movies star Anthony Mackie as Sam Wilson/The Falcon; he first appeared in April's Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
As is right and just.