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    When Marvel Comics announced that the current Thor in the comic books was going to be replaced by a woman, one could probably have predicted that it would only be a matter of time before people begin speculating over what this meant for the Thor movies. And according to well-known Hollywood blogger Nikki Finke, it appears to be a very real possibility that Marvel Studios might go with a new female lead in upcoming Thor and Avengers movies.

    While Chris Hemsworth is currently filming Avengers: Age of Ultron, Finke reports that she heard that Hemsworth wasn’t anxious to go through the dieting and training regime necessary to return for Thor 3 or The Avengers 3.
    If true, Hemsworth wouldn’t be the first Avenger to reportedly be having second thoughts because of the rigors of training for a superhero role, as similar rumors have revolved around Chris Evans from time to time.

    In addition to Hemsworth’s hesitancy, Finke is also reporting that it’s doubtful that Marvel will want to cough up the big bucks to keep him in the starring role as Thor. Finke suggests that by rebooting the series with a leading woman instead of a leading man, Marvel Studios can not only avoid the cost of Hemsworth, but they can also capitalize on the recent popularity of women’s movies and women action heroes at the box office. Finke says that the first two Thor films were marketed toward women anyway.

    So, could Marvel Studios be planning to replace Hemsworth as Thor? While anything is a possibility, Hemsworth does have two more movies remaining on his contract after Avengers: Age of Ultron. Since Marvel Studios already has Hemsworth locked in for Thor 3 and Avengers 3 unless he balks on his contract, we suspect any change probably wouldn’t come until Thor 4 or Avengers 4.


    Forget about Bucky vs. Falcon as Cap. Who would you cast as female!Thor??
    For what it's worth, Joss has already weighed in.

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    After three months on the market, Kate Bosworth has sold the Hollywood Hills pad she once shared with ex-boyfriend Alexander Skarsgard.

    The 31-year-old blonde beauty got $2.4 million for the three-bedroom home, according to Trulia.

    This comes just after the Blue Crush star bought a new house with husband Michael Polish.


    I doubt anybody here is gonna show what their house/apartment looks like...

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    It’s hard not to have a crush on Michael B. Jordan. He always looks great on the red carpet, and on the field, and at the beach … oh yeah, and in the kitchen. So we jumped at the chance to chat with him on the phone (and fought over who would do the interview).

    The 27-year-old star is teaming up with Axe to help launch the brand’s new Gold Temptation fragrance. (Sound familiar? It’s an extension of the popular fragrance Dark Temptation, which guys go crazy over.) For the rest of the summer, Jordan will encourage Axe followers and his fans to take part in the #TemptationTuesday social campaign as he gets to the bottom of what the opposite sex really wants. We caught up with him about his new collaboration, his flawless style and of course, what scents he loves on a woman.

    PEOPLE: Why did you want to take part in this campaign?
    MBJ: According to an Axe survey, 75 percent of guys and 60 percent of girls don’t know what tempts the other. I felt that was a personal problem and wanted to get some answers. It’s a shame that in the modern world of dating, we don’t know what tempts one another, so I thought, ‘Let me be part of the solution in a cool, creative way.’ It was cool because I got to move from in front of the camera to behind it — Axe is allowing me to direct some of the content. [Videos will be released in September.]
    PEOPLE: What’s your first cologne memory?
    MBJ: I think it was my dad. When I was a kid, I used to be around my dad, wanted to be like him. I’d see him put on aftershave, cologne, and I’d stand in the mirror — it’s so cliché — I’d stand in the mirror and pretend I was shaving without a beard, the shaving cream and everything.
    PEOPLE: What was the first cologne you ever wore?
    MBJ: I think I stole my best friend’s, you know how you’d borrow it and never give it back? I’d go to my roommate. Then it was Jean Paul Gaultier, the man-shaped bottle with the turquoise stripes, that I purchased on my own.
    PEOPLE: What’s your grooming routine like? Do you wear cologne now?
    MBJ: I always wear cologne. I’m a hugger, especially with ladies, I don’t like shaking women’s hands. It’s always good to be smelling good, to leave them with something when you when you walk away. I think that’s pretty good.
    PEOPLE: Do you have a perfume memory from a first girlfriend?
    MBJ: One of the most powerful things about scent is memory. You smell something and it takes you back. My first girlfriend loved stuff from Victoria’s Secret. I try not to smell it [on other people]. When I do, I immediately go back there. I try not to go back there!
    PEOPLE: What scents on girls are most tempting to you?
    MBJ: More floral stuff — not too strong, a subtle floral. Something that keeps you going back for more — you don’t know exactly what it is, but it intrigues you and you need a second, third or fourth opinion. It’s similar with Axe Gold Temptation. It has a chocolatey note to it, layered up with bright citrus flavors, a little spice and it’s not overwhelming. It makes you want to keep wanting to smell more. You don’t want everything all at once.
    PEOPLE: Are there looks on girls you always love to see?
    MBJ: Leggings and jean shorts never gets old with me. A girl in a nice pair of leggings [or] jean shorts during the summer is one of my favorites for sure. A maxidress too — a maxidress and heels — whatever that combination is, women, keep doing it! It’s nice to look at.
    PEOPLE: Any styles you just don’t get?
    MBJ: No, ladies, keep doing what you’re doing! Gladiator sandals, maybe — that had its run. It was cool for about a second.
    PEOPLE: You have some of the best style on the red carpet right now. Have you always been into clothes?
    MBJ: Growing up I didn’t have an older brother to mimic, so I went through a lot of growing pains and [fashion] disasters. With websites, magazines, fashion shows, you pick up a certain fashion sense. I love dressing up because you command respect. I got a stylist, Jeff Kim, who’s phenomenal. We’ve been collaborating on looks. It’s a combined effort between us. I’m a big fan of vests. I like vests and ties — the three-piece look without the blazer. I have a few go-tos. Suspenders, they’re cool; I’m going for that old-school kinda feeling.
    PEOPLE: What do you wear on a first date?
    MBJ: If I’m going on a date, I like dark colors — lots of black to keep it simple. I like being very comfortable. Dressing down shows a lot about someone. [According to an Axe survey], 92 percent of guys like girls to be more casual — to wear sweats, jeans or t-shirts, wear less makeup, put their hair up. When you’re casual, not trying too hard, it comes across as confident. You don’t want to look like you overthink things. I prefer a chill, laid-back approach. You can dress up when you do something special. If you set the bar so high from the beginning, you don’t want to go backwards. On the first date, I’ll go with sandals with socks on, every fashion no-no you can think of. Then it’s like: Still want to go out with me? [Laughs]
    PEOPLE: What do you like to see a girl wear on a date?
    MBJ: First date with a girl: I would rather them be more laid back. Naturally beautiful. That goes a long way with me. It can only get better from there.

    Dating post?!

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    Showing Jay, Simon, Will and Neil as they travel around Australia, "the sex capital of the world", according to Jay, on a gap year, choice quotes include "You know why they call it Down Under - because that's where you spend most of your time!" and "Muff before mates is considered a crime in Australia".

    TV series creators Iain Morris and Damon Beesley, who are writing and directing the film, said of the new trailer: "We're excited to offer a little taste of what's to come when we release The Inbetweeners 2 on the 6th August.

    "We're especially happy with the trailer as we think it's funny and - we promise - none of the best jokes are in it. None. We did that so that hopefully you'll still get surprised in the cinema, and enjoy the film even more."


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    With Mike Cahill's second feature "I Origins" slated for a Friday release, we decided to take a look at some of the most intelligent "indies" out there. "I Origins" is the second of Cahill's films to win the renowned Alfred P. Sloan Prize at Sundance, given to films that successfully incorporate science and technology. The following films, with their highly abstract plots and difficult-to-follow-themes, are some smart "indies" that, quite frankly, make us feel incredibly dumb.

    "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind," Dir. Michel Gondry

    When it comes to "Smart Movies That Make Us Feel Dumb," screenwriter Charlie Kaufman is king, just see "Synecdoche, New York" (also makes this list), "Adaptation,""Human Nature" and "Being John Malkovich" for more proof. The narrative-bending Oscar-winner has never been afraid to put his stories through a formal shredder, and the results are wholly original works that burst with challenging inventiveness. "Sunshine," directed by the equally cerebral Michel Gondry, is a classic of science fiction romance. The movie focuses on the relationship between the emotionally stifled Joel (Jim Carrey at a career peak) and the free spirited Clementine (Kate Winslet, earning her second Best Actress Oscar nomination). The two meet cute on the Long Island Rail Road and just as the trappings of the romance genre settle in, Kaufman shatters them. You see, Joel and Clementine were actually in a relationship for two years before a viscous breakup sent Clementine to a company that specializes in erasing memories. Upon learning this, Joel sets out to do the same. Feel dumb yet? Brace yourself, because the screenplay free falls into Joel's jumbled mind, chronicling his memories of Clementine in reverse as he battles to preserve the love these two once shared against the company trying to erase it. Out of nowhere, "Sunshine" morphs into a beat-the-clock thriller as Kaufman forces the viewer to navigate a byzantine labyrinth of Joel's painful and joyous memories. And yet, things only get more twisted when one company worker starts to use Joel’s memories for his own seducing purposes and three others become entwined in their own memory-erasing subplot. But Kaufman's inexplicable control of the convoluted narrative makes "Sunshine" pulsate with raw feeling and romantic passion. It's an unforgettable trip down memory lane.

    "Under the Skin," Dir. Jonathan Glazer

    On paper the plot for "Under the Skin" reads like a formulaic, sexy B-movie: An alien posing as a hot young woman seduces and kills young men to harvest their bodies for mysterious purposes. But as adapted from Michael Farber's acclaimed sci-fi novel by "Birth" Jonathan Glazer's "Under the Skin" is anything but dumb. In very loosely adapting Farber's more straightforward story, Glazer made a film that plays like a fevered dream with a lot on its mind. Scarlett Johansson as the comely alien is as opaque as film protagonists get. It's never explained exactly why she's on a murdering spree, or how she ended up on our planet. Viewed as a straight up thriller, "Under the Skin" is an undeniably frustrating experience. But viewed the way Glazer intended it to be watched, as a deep exploration of what it means to be human -- the experience is a richly rewarding one. That doesn't mean we get it.

    "Another Earth," Dir. Mike Cahill

    "Another Earth," the debut film of director Mike Cahill and writer/star Brit Marling, was a pleasant, albeit difficult to comprehend surprise when it premiered at Sundance in 2011. The sci-fi film follows a young and brilliant girl, who, after getting accepted into MIT, drinks and drives, causing the deaths of two people. Meanwhile, another Earth has appeared; it's an identical planet that can be seen from our Earth. While the film is an obvious look at redemption and identity, it grows progressively more abstract, particularly with its scientific elements. The way it blends the notions of time aren't exactly easy to understand, especially for us mathematically-challenged. Still, it's a beautiful and mysterious debut, a subtle and unusual thriller that introduced two rising talents in the film world.

    "Enemy," Dir. Denis Villeneuve

    After making it big with his foreign film Oscar nominee "Incendies," Canadian director Denis Villeneuve took on two back-to-back projects: the heartbreaking, but straightforward "Prisoners" and an artsier piece "Enemy." Starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Mélanie Laurent and Isabella Rossellini, "Enemy" is a confounding film that takes on the familiar doppelgänger concept, but like you've never seen it before. Gyllenhaal plays a misanthropic college professor who sees his double, an actor, while watching a film. As their lives begin to mesh, the film becomes increasingly more surreal, blurring the lines between the two men's lives. "Enemy" is erotic, often times morbid and features a bunch of tarantulas (for God knows what reason). While it can be seen (and dismissed) as an art piece, "Enemy" manages to linger, becoming a work that says way more beneath its surface.

    "eXistenZ," Dir. David Cronenberg

    It's the video-game equivalent of "Her," only a thousand times darker and more complex. Cronenberg articulates his deepest fears about the dangers of virtual reality in "eXistenZ," a truly unforgettable sci-fi thriller that constantly upends our expectations. Set in the Not Too Distant Future, Jennifer Jason Leigh is a world-renowned game designer perfecting a revolutionary technology that allows video-game players to "plug in" to their virtual reality worlds through a pod inserted in their spinal cords. Thus, sensory perception — life as we know it — entwines with the game, leaving players unable to distinguish between realities. Catapulting the viewer into the center of the action sans explanation, Cronenberg forces us to do the heavy-lifting and piece together a nonlinear meta-plot that's constantly in flux. (The fact that Cronenberg reportedly had his cast read Sartre, Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, and Camus to get into the proper mood is not at all surprising.) The film is a grisly meditation on technology, suggesting that escapist and increasingly hedonistic innovation may cause us to indelibly warp the world we live in. At one point, after returning from a particularly violent stint in the game, Jennifer Jason Leigh's character asks Jude Law's character, "So, how does it feel? Your real life? The one you came back for. You're stuck now, aren't ya? You want to go back because there's nothing happening here. We're safe. It's boring.""It's worse than that," Jude Law's character says. "I'm not sure... I'm not sure here — where we are — is real at all. This feels like a game to me. And you... you're beginning to feel a bit like a game character."

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    complain about how annoying people who liked something you didn't are... go!

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  • 07/17/14--22:58: Adam's Gossip Girl
  • Adam Brody and wife Leighton Meester took their dogs for a walk on July 17 in New York City, where the Gossip Girl actress is currently starring in Broadway's Of Mice and Men.

    Damn, Leighton! That's one fine husband

    (July 10, 2014) Leighton Meester and Adam Brody return from getting ice cream in Soho.

    New Still of Life Partners. The film has been getting great reviews.

    OT: Speaking of NYC.. Top things to do in the City?


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    Madonna isn’t giving up without a fight.

    Beauty and fashion brand Hard Candy sued the “Material Girl” crooner and her manager Guy Oseary for copyright infringement and unfair competition, claiming the pop star stole the company’s name to sell her fitness apparel and DVDs in 2011 even after her U.S. Patent and Trademark application was rejected. But now can exclusively report that Madonna requesting the court dismiss the case!

    In documents obtained by Radar, Madonna claims that because she has never done business in Florida (Hard Candy is a Florida-based company), the court doesn’t have jurisdiction over them!

    “This Court may not exercise general jurisdiction over any of the New Defendants because none of them has ‘continuous and systematic general business contact[s]’ with Florida such that they can be determined to have ‘engaged in substantial and not isolated activity within this state,’” the documents read.

    The “Vogue” singer also argues that neither she nor her manager had any say in the trademark management decisions. In fact, she alleges that she only has final say on the creative aspects of the business – not operational decisions. Madonna claims she has had only two personal interactions with HCF, the third-party company she gave the rights to use her unregistered trademark.

    Because she wasn’t involved with the decisions, Madonna is requesting that the suit be dropped.

    Hard Candy Lives On!

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    Alicia Keys is making major moves.

    For, after recent album ‘Girl On Fire’ struggled to ignite interest, the singer has lit a match under her management structure. And by “lit a match” we mean melted her existing setup its entirety

    According to Billboard, the 15-time Grammy winner has “amicably” parted ways with Red Light Management, after being signed with the entertainment juggernaut since 2010.

    In their place, Keys has entered into a unique partnership with Madonna‘s longtime manager Guy Oseary (from Maverick) and Ron Laffitte – who currently steers the careers of Pharrell Williams and One Republic.

    Together the industry power players will co-manage Keys’ music efforts, as well as her philanthropical and entrepreneurial projects. This will be carried out in partnership with the singer’s own company AK Worldwide.



    For Keys’ sake, we hope the change has a positive effect on her musical output. Because, though usually consistent, she torched herself with ‘Girl On Fire’. Indeed, sans a few songs, the album was just was not the business – especially the jarring and force-fed title track.

    What’s more, in an era where artists are tasked with being endearing to the record-buying public, there remains a distinct sense of “anonymous” when it comes to Keys’ personality. Does this mean she should start Tweeting or Instagram-ing up a storm? Not at all. Performing is clearly her biggest selling-point. Yet, there perhaps needs to be greater consideration for relaying a persona of some sort – as it’s the one thing that seems to help artists buffer the blow of this uncertain sales climate.

    Guy manages Madonna & U2 the two biggest touring acts. A bit random he would agree to manage Alicia tbh!

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    Matthew, Matt, and Lisa reunited at the CBS, Showtime, and The CW TCA party on July 17, 2014.

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    Hero to zero, in no time flat? Kevin Sorbo is not thrilled about having to pass the torch to another Hercules. The actor -- who played the title role in Hercules: The Legendary Journeys from 1995 to 1999, as well as in several made-for-TV Hercules movies -- said on a red carpet recently that he thinks it's "stupid" he wasn't even given a cameo in Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson's upcoming Hercules blockbuster.

    "Dwayne Johnson and I used to work at the same gym for a while. He's a nice guy," the O.C. alum told Dish Nation. That said, Sorbo doesn't appreciate not being included in the star's new film, especially since his iteration of the character was so famous in the 1990s.

    "We were sort of taken aback they wouldn't let me in that movie. I didn't do a cameo. I think it's kinda stupid, really," he admitted. "I'm still on all over America, on Netflix, on Hub, on Encore. I'm still in, like, 50 countries around the world. It was the most-watched show in the world in the '90s, passing Baywatch."

    But he didn't stop there. "To not me put on in a's taking the business out of show business, and it's just kinda stupid," he continued. "We approached the director. I don't know what his reasons are -- I don't know if it's political, or it's ego, or what it is. But to not put me in just for a stupid little cameo, the audience would've loved it. They would've loved it."

    Sorbo also has his eye on another role -- but he's had no luck there, either. "They told me they were gonna put me in Expendables 2, and they never did. Maybe I'm too tall for that cast," he joked, appearing to poke fun at the franchise's stars, which include Bruce Willis, Chuck Norris, Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, and Jet Li.

    "I would love to do it," Sorbo added of the action trilogy. "I'd be honored...It'd be fun for me to do that. But, you know, they don't want me there."


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    Disney has planted the flag on release dates for five untitled Marvel movies staring with July 27, 2017 and running through May 3, 2019.

    The other dates are Nov. 3, 2017, July 6, 2018 and Nov. 2, 2018.

    The studio made the announcement Friday afternoon, as part of an early move to lock down prime summer and fall berths for Marvel’s movies.

    Marvel is likely to announce several of the new titles at next week’s San Diego Comic-Con. It presents on July 26.

    “Guardians of the Galaxy,” which bows Aug. 1, is Marvel’s tenth film since it started financing and producing its own films beginning with “Iron Man” and “The Incredible Hulk” in 2008. Should that film succeed at the box office, sequels and spinoffs are likely and could land the property one of the new slots.

    Marvel already had a third “Captain America” scheduled for May 6, 2016, pitting it against Warner Bros.’ “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice.”

    Another possible franchise starter, “Doctor Strange,” is also dated for July 8, 2016.

    In addition to the two new dates in 2017, Marvel already had a film set for release on May 5, giving it three films that year.

    For 2015, Marvel has “The Avengers: Age of Ultron,” on May 1, followed by “Ant-Man” on July 17.

    Marvel has previously announced plans for a third “Avengers,” as well as another “Thor,” while it’s developing standalone films around Black Widow and Black Panther.

    The full Marvel release schedule so far:

    May 1: The Avengers: Age of Ultron
    July 17: Ant-Man

    May 6: Captain America 3
    July 8: Doctor Strange

    May 5: Untitled
    July 27: Untitled
    Nov. 3: Untitled

    July 6: Untitled
    Nov. 2: Untitled

    May 3: Untitled

    So what do you think the new movies are going to be?

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    Nicole Scherzinger
    is basically the Terminator of pop stars. Her misses far outweigh her hits, but somehow she always manages to survive and bounce back — it’s really quite amazing when you think about it.

    The former Pussycat Dolls frontwoman is currently enjoying a small comeback with her latest single, “Your Love.” Not only is the song on track to debut at No. 2 on the UK singles chart (except not anymore), it’s also due for release in the States through Epic Records, who just signed Nicole to a new deal.

    Both Epic and L.A. Reid announced the signing on twitter earlier today, writing “Welcome to the #EPIC family, @NicoleScherzy!” along with a photo of Nicole and Reid sitting together.

    This isn’t the first time that Reid has signed a pop artist to Epic that most people would consider washed-up. In the past few years he’s signed new deals with Ciara and Avril Lavigne— both of whom flopped, with the exception of minor hits like “Body Party” or “Here’s To Never Growing Up.”

    Hopefully Scherzy has better luck with “Your Love” and her upcoming sophomore album, which has been produced entirely by the once-popular hitmaking duo of The-Dream & Tricky. The album already sounds quite promising, so we’ve got our fingers crossed for it to work.


    Buy Your Love on iTunes!

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    In a conjoined family of over ten people, there's bound to be some awkward moments between step-siblings... But some things should just never happen.

    During a family trip to Thailand, Kim Kardashian was putting together a sexy photo shoot for Kanye West (who couldn't join in on the trip due to prior obligations), wearing a wet, see-through white gown that showed all her goodies... But she gets interrupted when stepbrother Brody Jenner accidentally walks in on her--And yes, catches a glimpse of what only Kanye should have seen.

    What's worse? Brody admits he got a little turned on by the whole thing. (Insert vomit here).

    After running off to his brother Brandon Jenner to explain what happened, his sister-in-law Leah Jenner can't help but notice he looks a bit flushed and seems a little too worked up.
    "You just saw Kim naked?" Leah asks. "Brody, did you get turned on by Kim?"

    His response: "Maybe just a half-chub."

    EWWW!! But we're sure he's only kidding... Right?

    Watch the full awkward moment in the video and decide for yourself!

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    Avril Lavigne signed on the dotted line for a huge gig that was supposed to pay her a whopping $500,000 -- but nearly a year after her performance she's still waiting for most of the cash ... so she's suing to get it.

    Avril filed the lawsuit against 2VLive -- a live concert streaming company -- claiming it agreed to pay her the half million bucks in exchange for promotional appearances, and a concert in New York City on September 25.

    The company agreed to pay Avril in 3 installments -- according to the docs filed in L.A. and obtained by TMZ -- $125K, $300K, and finally $75K. Problem is ... Avril says she only got the first payment.

    Additionally, Avril says she got into bed with an affiliate of 2VLive that produces video greeting cards. In the docs, she says she was supposed to get 15% from that deal, but again ... she's still waiting for a payday.

    The suit is 23 pages, but could've been way shorter -- for instance: Why'd they have to go and make things so complicated?


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    Adult Swim has announced their new half-hour live-action scripted comedy "Black Jesus" from writer/producer, Aaron McGruder ("The Boondocks"), will premiere on Thursday, August 7th at 11pm (ET/PT).

    The series finds Jesus living in present day Compton, CA on a daily mission to spread love and kindness throughout the neighborhood, with the help of his small but loyal group of downtrodden followers.

    The series stars newcomer Gerald "Slink" Johnson as "Black Jesus."

    Charlie Murphy, Corey Holcomb, John Witherspoon, Kali Hawk, Andra Fuller, Antwon Tanner, Andrew Bachelor, Angela Gibbs, and Valenzia Algarin round out the starring cast.

    McGruder is executive producer through his 5 Mutts Productions, along with director Mike Clattenburg, LEG's Norman Aladjem, John Bravakis and Stu Schreiberg, with Robert Wise and Meghann Collin.

    Watch the new series' first trailer below for a glimpse at what to expect:


    so excited for this

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    I'm going to start this real slow and lay out the facts: Knotting is a popular trend in fan fiction. It involves men having sex with men like wolves. And it often leads to male pregnancy, which leads to male delivery. And the people giving birth to feces-covered babies are often members of One Direction.

    I first learned about Knotting (which is part of the Alpha/Beta/Omega universe — more on that in a bit) when I read about the failure of Dash Con, a tumblr-related fan convention that just went horribly wrong. Among the myriad of issues at the con, one was that minors were being allowed into a panel title "Can You Knot?" which was supposed to be 18+ only. Not familiar with the term, I googled it, expecting to see something about people asphyxiating each other, but what I found was something much more interesting: Fictional characters from music, movies and TV fucking smelling each other's glands and biting each other's essays. And, of course, having anal intercourse that results in the creation of more heirs ready to do the same. And because I know about it, now you have to know about it too.

    The term knotting is a reference to the reproductive organs of canid animals. If you're not familiar with these reproductive organs, it's really pretty simple: The wolf penis has what's called a Bulbus Glandis, commonly known as a knot, that swells when the wolf is aroused and allows the animal to lock their penis inside an orifice immediately after penetration. Unlocking occurs only after the wolf has completed sexual congress. In the animal world, knotting is a biological mechanism necessary for breeding. In the fan fiction universe, it's something completely different.

    Knotting exists in a world called the Omegaverse where humans follow the hierarchical structure of wolf packs: Alphas are dominant, sexually aggressive, and able to breed, betas are submissive but may possibly breed omegas, and omegas are the lowest-ranking characters in the pack, existing to be bred. In this universe, Alphas may form special bonds with betas and omegas and the pairs (or groups) may form special relationships or telepathic powers. In addition, the omegas are sometimes prized because there are either few of them or because they are good breeders. Sometimes, omegas can be found in breeding camps. For instance, the omega Sherlock Holmes' mother found him to mate with in Mummy, No Thank You came from such a camp and was brought specifically to help Sherlock A) solve mysteries and B) breed with one of the Holmes brothers. Here's an excerpt:

    Sherlock pauses. "The case. I need data. You have it. I need to smell your gland, and see it, too, if I can." He says this like it's the most obvious fact in the whole world.
    "You're leaking out so much. Is that unusual?" Sherlock asks. His voice is deep, controlling, but it isn't steady. John can hear the ferocious edge to it. He wants to know if anyone's ever done this to John before.

    "I—I—" John catches his breath. "I don't know. No one's ever—not like this." Sherlock presses even harder, and John cuts off with a groan.

    "By eyeballing it, I think you might have filled a ten millilitre graduated cylinder. Maybe more."

    According to Fanlore, knotting became prevalent in Supernatural fan fiction (due to the werewolf aspect) but has found its way into many other fandoms. And while it's still not as popular as other fan fiction out there, it certainly has a following. For instance, statistics show that knotting stories make up less than one percent of the stories on A03 (a popular fan fiction site), but A03 encompasses 15,688 fandoms and has an archive of over a million stories.

    So why knot? According to those who read/write this type of fiction there's an element of loss of control that's not possible in other situations. Since the knot won't release until the alpha has finished and can't be controlled by either party, the sex has to go on until it's done. There's literally nothing anyone can do.

    Many stories involving knotting fall under the heading of "dubcon," an abbreviation of "dubious consent." Both parties may be willing, but they might also not be. But no one can stop the sex and who really knows who wants what? And then there's the power imbalance. Due to the hierarchy, the alpha is always in control. As one user puts it "I like a certain amount of power imbalance in my porn, so I kind of like the 'I'm gonna fuck you hard and afterwards you're gonna stay impaled on my cock for a good long while' idea."

    Here's an example of dubcon fiction from the Teen Wolf universe:

    He resisted as hard as he could, but the change overcame him after a second, ripping his skin. As soon as his teeth had grown, he sank them in the meat of Jackson's shoulder, blood surging into his mouth, too much, slick spilling out around his lips. It tasted like the ripest part of Jackson's body.

    Derek's cock started to fill, and Jackson moaned, sated and agonized at the same time, trying to shrug off Derek biting him, with no conviction.

    "Derek— Derek, what-" he could barely grasp words, "-what're you doing, oh fuck, what're you—"

    Derek just bit harder, until he'd knotted and was coming too, forcing himself in deep.

    But it's not always like that. One Direction knotting fiction, while no less explicit, is often consensual. For instance, here's an example of a multi-chapter story about Harry and Louis.

    "God, Harry so big, knot me –" Louis groans, arms collapsing from underneath him so he falls into the pillows. "Fuck – splitting me open on your cock-" he cries, as Harry nails into his prostate, his knot swelling further, catching on Louis' hole as he draws back.

    "Wish I could knot you all the time, just stay in you, knot you over and over," Harry chokes out, "Keep filling you with my cum, my babies."

    Harry tugs Louis up so his back is flush to Harry's chest, slick skin pressed together. He puts one possessive hand over Louis' pregnant belly, the other reaches around to tug on Louis' cock; dripping with pre-cum. He draws back once more, before circling his hips, forcing his knot through Louis' hole, locking them in place as he starts to come. Louis keens high in his throat as he comes moments after, Harry's fingers getting slicker with the ropes of Louis' cum.

    If you're wondering what this pregnant belly business is about, you have to know that mpreg (or male impregnation) is another popular trope of knotting. And while that deserves a whole post on its own (it exists both inside and outside the world of knotting and fan fiction) its connection to knotting can't be denied. And while the power dynamics inherent in mpreg deserve their own post (the omega who's been impregnated often comes across as weak and helpless while the alpha remains in control), it's just another reason why the world of knotting is so fascinating — professionally if not personally.

    Of course knotting isn't as visceral in the same way something like extreme pornography may be due to the fact that it's not only fictional but also (technically) impossible. But fiction of this nature is also becoming a mainstream staple of internet culture, which always bears discussion. Today it's a panel at a failed convention; tomorrow it might be the subject of a semester-long university course.


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    About 10 mins in she talks about how she knew Hoechlin before TW because their friends set them up on a blind date. It didn't work out. She loves Colton and the twins and talks about Crystal and implies Crystal left the show because she didn't want to play a teenager anymore.


    Bonus Crystal - she's back in Australia

    She only comes here for the coffee. #AussieCoffeeRocks #Coffee #ReedieInTheHouse #AmericanInOz #Will&Co #Porch #Bondi

    Dylan O'Brien is in Italy fsr


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    It’s been a little while (at least a month!) since Kim Kardashian posted a sexy swimsuit snap, but no need for concern — she’s back at it. The 33-year-old reality star is vacationing somewhere tropical (yes, again!) and shared some photos to make us all wish we were sun-bathing right next to her.

    Kardashian put her famous beach bum on display in a tiny yellow bikini as she lounged poolside with a pregnant pal. “#OurLovelyLadyLumps,” she captioned the above photo, a nod to the famous Black Eyed Peas song “My Humps.” She followed up with a swimming shot, again putting her backside in focus.

    Baby North also joined her mom on the trip, as did the family nanny. The star has been very open about loving life as a mom, and has been choosing her career moves carefully.

    “You become more selective and work on projects that are so meaningful because you want every other waking moment spent with your family,” she said recently. “You have to remember though to make time for yourself. If you feel good, you will be happy in your career and family life and everyone is happy!”

    Part of Kardashian’s “me time” is working out — she hit the gym big time to prep for her May wedding to Kanye West, but she recently shared that she’s still striving to shed a little bit.


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    @selenagomez: I am so sorry I couldn’t get to all of you!! ❤️ you very much. And be safe!!

    Sources: 01. 02. 03. 04. 05.

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