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- 08/03/14--12:50: Game of Thrones Author Admits Pressure to Finish Books Affect Him
- 08/03/14--12:50: Known Loser Liam Payne is upset that people are calling him a fattie
- 08/03/14--12:52: Chris-mas in August: Which Chris Is Hollywood's Hottest?
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- 08/03/14--14:30: Studio Ghibli Announces Closure
- 08/03/14--14:44: USA Aims to Launch New Star in 'Rush's' Tom Ellis
- 08/03/14--14:52: DIIV's Zachary Cole Smith: 'I fucked up Sky Ferreira's life'
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- 08/03/14--15:47: Watch: Mariah Carey Performs ‘Meteorite’ At World Music Awards 2014
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- 08/03/14--16:58: Selena Gomez in Studio City
- 08/04/14--18:19: 'Pride and Prejudice and Zombies' adaptation rises from the dead
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Real Madrid C. F. and Levante U. D. have reached an agreement for the transfer of player Keylor Navas, who will be in the club for the upcoming six seasons.
The goalkeeper will be presented on Tuesday, August 5th at 13:00 h, after the medical examination at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium.
Afterwards, Navas will step into the field wearing the Real Madrid jersey and will speak to the press.
The photos portray a vastly tanner Medina with a full afro…why exactly Mayweather decided to totally revamp her look is unknown. Look at the pictures and decide for yourself as to which stance to take on the photos:
Selena Gomez's friends are concerned she's too vulnerable to be spending time with Cara Delevingne. Some of her friends feel Delevingne is a bad influence for her and they are concerned about her spending time with Delevingne while she is vulnerable.
Gomez's friends know about Delevingne's reputation for having a wild side and they want Gomez to stay sober. Gomez's on-off romance with Bieber which ended a few weeks ago is seen as making her particularly vulnerable at this time. However, Gomez says she likes Delevingne and her carefree attitude. Gomez is not a kid anymore and so she'll have to decide for herself what's best for her in her relationships.
Meanwhile Gomez has stunned fans with an appearance in public in the shortest shorts imaginable. Gomez has been seen wearing the shortest shorts perhaps ever seen reported The Huffington Post on August 1, 2014. Gomez was recently spotted in sunny California in her really short shorts.
At 22 years old Gomez has been keeping herself looking even younger wearing a pair of teeny, shredded denim cutoffs along with a flannel shirt, ankle booties and fashionable sunglasses. The photo agency which got the snapshots of Gomez in this outfit says she was on her way to a meeting at the time. Gomez recently returned home to California after a visit to France where she celebrated her birthday on a yacht with model Delevingne in St. Tropez.
Gomez has given new meaning to the term "out and about" with her shortest shorts outfit reports E! Online. In the recent photos of her which have leaked the cute performer covered up her cleavage but wore shorts that hardly covered her backside. Amid all of the controversy about her appearance in these photos it appears Gomez remains so popular she could be setting a new fashion trend.
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Marvel and Disney have released new behind-the-scenes footage for Guardians of the Galaxy, highlighting Vin Diesel and the voice work he did for Groot. Not only did he provide the voice of Groot in English, he also dubbed his lines from the film in Spanish, Portuguese, Mandarin Chinese, French and Russian. The dubbing, intended to uniquely customize the moviegoing experience for international audiences, took place recently in Los Angeles during post-production.
George R.R. Martin says he's "given up" on answering when the A Song of Ice and Fire novels will be finished, and confirms the pressure from both HBO and fans get under his skin.
Just last month, George R.R. Martin said that he won't change how he writes his A Song of Ice and Fire novels for impatient fans. Now, in a video interview, Martin admits that the pressure of both fans and HBO for him to finish the Game of Thrones books, do get under his skin and sometimes make it harder for him to buckle down and write.
Yes, to some extent it does, but when the writing is going well it doesn't matter. When I'm there and working, I just kind of fall through my computer screen and I forget the world, I forget deadlines, I forget the TV show, and the emails, and all of that stuff. It's just me and the characters and the world that I'm describing, and I'm writing a page at a time, and a scene at a time, and a word at a time.
Martin also talks about his obligation in finishing the books, and that he's given up on answering the question "when it (the books) will be done?" since whenever he gave a time frame before and it didn't pan out, some people assume he's doing it deliberately. Not only that, but there's even a crazy conspiracy theory among book fans that Martin has the books already finished and is just releasing it in a timely manner to maximize profit, which the author calls as "crazy."
Obligation is an odd word, I don't know if I would go with that word. I certainly feel a desire to finish the book. And it must be said that while I do get a lot of emails and mail of the type you're describing, there are also many, many that are supportive, and probably far more of people saying "take your time, I love your books, whenever you're ready I'll be here." Of course which is an attitude that I find far more pleasant than the "when will it be done?" I've actually given up answering the question "when will it be done?" In the early days, especially after the third book, because the fourth book took a really long time, and I kept being wrong. People said when will it be done, and I'd give an answer and it would not be done by then, I would run into some problem, or decide to rewrite, or I would change course. And once you give a date and then you miss that date, there's an element of the audience that thinks you're doing it deliberately. There are even some strange conspiracy theorists out there who are convinced that I finished the whole thing years ago but I'm just hiding the books in my cellar and releasing them in order to maximize something or other. There's a lot of craziness that goes on, but it's pressure, and the obligation is to the work itself. I'm telling a story, however many books you divide it into, three books, four books, seven books, which is what I'm presently going for, it's one story, as much as as Tolkien's Lord of the Rings is one story. It has a beginning, it has a lot of middle, and eventually it will have an end.
Martin isn't the only one bothered by book fans. Maisie Williams, who plays Arya Stark in Game of Thrones, confesses that she's "so sick" of snobby book readers. Let's hope Martin finishes The Winds of Winter soon. Otherwise, Season 5 of Game of Thrones might find itself deviating from the books a little too much. Have you heard other conspiracy theories as to why Martin hasn't finish all the books yet? What's the craziest one you've heard so far?
We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again - the only ‘fat’ things about Liam James Payne are his extremely fat millionaire wallet, his big fat heart of love and joy, and possibly his fat crotch if you’re feeling particularly pervy on a Sunday afternoon. Ooh-errr.
But for some unknown reason, a few vile Twitter trolls seem to have been using (we presume) broken keyboards this weekend, and accidentally started calling him ‘fat’ rather than ‘fit’, after seeing shirtless photos of him on his holiday. Safe to say they’re visually impaired and/or mental.
During his vaycay with girlfriend Sophia Smith, Liam has been spending the majority of his time half naked on a yacht much to our delight. But as a result, a few pesky people felt the need to write horrible things and accuse him of putting on a few pounds. EH?
Being the sassy so and so that he is, Liam took to Instagram to take the piss out of all the ridiculously rude folks who’d decided it was their place to make personal comments about his body.
Okay, so the stars of Hollywood might not have as much power as Tolkein's One Ring, but you'd be forgiven for thinking that you can't launch a franchise these days without one Chris on your roster.
Friday's opening of Guardians of the Galaxy saw new addition Chris Pratt joining the ranks of Star Trek's Chris Pine and The Avengers' Chris Evans and Chris Hemsworth in the Hunky Chris Club – now the only thing that's left to do is see these musclebound super Chrises duke it out in the battle for our hearts (and, uh, other parts).
Which Chris will reign supreme? We've asked four PEOPLE staffers to go to the mat for their favorite. Which one will you choose?
Chris Pratt: The Funny Chris
Sorry, Anna Faris, but I'm claiming Chris Pratt as my imaginary boyfriend. Who doesn't want a guy who's hilarious, sweet, and, now that he's sworn off his beloved burgers and beer for a while to give superheroics a whirl, as ripped as any genetically engineered Australian export? I also love that even though he swears he'll maintain his buffness this time around, he probably won't, because a little bit of flab makes him funnier and because he just likes food. This is also a 6'2" slab of evolved but rugged all-American dude who can hunt for his own dinner andFrench-braid hair, a proud dad who says his nearly 2-year-old son "restored his faith in God", a devoted husband who says his favorite look on his wife is barbecue sauce. What other Chris is this funny and hot?
– Samantha Miller
Chris Evans: The Sporty Chris
Dashing and daring, courageous and caring. No, I'm not talking Gummi Bears, it's those enviable qualities of none other than Chris Evans. I'll start off by pointing out he was the first superhero of the bunch. Not only did he play Johnny Storm in the Fantastic Four franchise but he's none other than Captain America. He's a guy's guy who loves sports (soccer-tennis to be exact, look it up), a good chicken parmesan (Craig's in L.A. is his fave) and he's handy (not many guys can say they built their own front gate). Did I mention he's friends with Sandra Bullock? Well, Sandy's stamp approval alone is good enough for me!
– Jen Garcia, @JenGarciaAllen
Chris Hemsworth: The Dad Chris
There's nothing sexier than a dad with his tiny tot. Correction: there's nothing sexier than a dad with three tiny tots – two of which are twin boys. Since grabbing our attention as the strong, silent and very buff Thor, Chris Hemsworth has never shied away from gushing about his beautiful family, which includes his stunning wife Elsa Pataky. "He was almost crying," she told PEOPLE last year about Hemsworth hearing their daughter India say "papa" for the first time. "He was [screaming for joy]." Shedding tears over his little girl? Definitely a superhero in our eyes.
– Melody Chiu
Chris Pine: The Singing Chris
Chris Pine's hotness is literally out of this world. The actor brought intergalactic ladies' man Captain Kirk back to big screen in a way that left the whole universe swooning. Plus, Pine is equipped with a set of piercing baby blues that serve as the perfect seductive accessory to any outfit. If taking you to the stars wasn't enough, Pine is also a true Prince Charming. The smoking 33-year-old will play Cinderella's prince in the upcoming movie musical Into the Woods, which means the guy can sing too. Is there anything more attractive than a stunning, talented man who can also carry a tune too? I don't think so.
– Kelli Bender
Shailene with a fan in Asheville! pic.twitter.com/s2bWKVEatp— Shailene Woodley (@ShaileneArmy) August 3, 2014
Shailene and Theo thank fans for 3 million likes on Facebook! pic.twitter.com/0fGZQzPQcz— Shailene Woodley (@ShaileneArmy) July 28, 2014
rip ha beautiful locks
Toshio Suzuki, Studio Ghibli’s general manager, took to Japanese television today to announce the closure of their animation feature film department.
Rumours of the Japanese animation studio’s closure have been circling the internet for the last couple of years, but a report from a Ghibli insider to Japanese website News Café made it appear as though that closure would be imminent. This rumour has now been confirmed by the general manager of the studio.
Studio Ghibli has been responsible for many beloved animated movies, not limited to Spirited Away, My Neighbour Totoro, and Howl’s Moving Castle. But they made no secret about the fact that in recent years they have been struggling financially, with their most recent movies failing to make a profit for the studio. The Tale of Princess Kaguya, released in 2013, made 5.1 billion yen, and was considered a flop by the studio due to the costs of the production.
Hayao Miyazaki, the co-founder of Studio Ghibli, retired last summer and handed the reins over to Toshio Suzuki — the latter gave up producing films to become the general manager.
The studio will now move on to managing their trademarks and copyrights, with a smaller staff, but will reportedly be keeping the option open to freelance out for any new, viable projects — as they used to prior to Porco Rosso. The full-time staff responsible for producing their feature films will presumably be let go.
When Marnie Was There will be their last feature film. It is based on the novel of the same name by Joan G. Robinson. The plot follows a sickly girl called Anna as she strikes up a friendship with the mysterious Marnie, while she recuperates at a seaside town. It was released on July 19 in Japan. There is no word yet on a U.S. release date.
last time was about rumors, now it's finally confirmed. anime post?
According to twitter sources, they are on a *BREAK* and will need time to decide what will be the future of Studio Ghibli after Miyazaki's departure.
Because it’s 2014, Toyota is marketing its Sienna minivan as the “Swagger Wagon,” and has recorded a trap-music theme song and video to boot.
The video, which stars a white suburban family wearing red jumpsuits, has already drawn accusations of racism for its mocking of hip-hop culture and promotion of black stereotypes. “Listen up mother-fathers, this one is about the Swagger Wagon, I’ll wash your mouth out with soap if you call it a mini-van,” proclaims the family’s 12-year-old daughter. Dad’s verse is no less cringeworthy: “Yea, it’s called the Swagger Wagon, I know that it sounds like braggin’. When we pull up to karate. They be like, ‘who is that?’ It’s just us and the kids, swaggin’ hard until 8pm.”
To make matters worse, Busta Rhymes contributes a verse to the song in which he declares “The Neuberts” “the craziest family” on the cul-de-sac. Need I remind you this is the same guy who wrote “Gimme Some More”.
USA Network is heading in a more provocative direction — and it hasn't been shy about it.
Freshman dramas Rush, about a morally ambiguous doctor for hire, and Satisfaction, centered on a marriage gone awry, signal the NBCUniversal cable network's aggressive push into more dramatic fare, moving away from the quintessential "blue-sky" offerings it's become known for.
USA's marketing efforts for Rush have relied heavily on the potential stardom of leading man Tom Ellis, already a known entity in the U.K. for BBC series Miranda. It's a strategy the network previously used during the early days of White Collar for Matt Bomer and Covert Affairs for Piper Perabo, boosting their stocks significantly. (Bomer, for his part, recently earned his first Emmy nomination for HBO's The Normal Heart.)
"We knew we had a star in Tom Ellis — he's magnetic, he pops off the screen. So we decided to invert the marketing paradigm; instead of leading with the character, Dr. William Rush, we led with the actor," USA's executive vp marketing and digital Alexandra Shapiro tells The Hollywood Reporter of the network's strategy. "This is sort of his 'coming out' in America."
does anyone else watch this show? it's pretty good, tbh.
One of the ways USA sought to stand out from the summer TV glut was through a Rush-centric style lookbook — which could have been easily confused for an actual lookbook (see below) — that offered a snapshot of Ellis' personality while highlighting men's fashion. That particular idea was inspired by Shapiro's previous stint in the fashion industry working at Calvin Klein.
"When you get the lookbooks from the various fashion houses, they're so well-conceived. Every detail from how the story is told to the paper they use and the size, we thought, 'Why not borrow that DNA and apply it to this show?'" Shapiro says. "It felt like a great way to elevate Tom Ellis."
Landing Ellis was another story. Creator/executive producer Jonathan Levine, best known for The Wackness, 50/50 and Warm Bodies, described the process in finding Rush to be painstakingly long. The original intention had been to fill the role with an American. When that didn't happen, the mandate changed and the casting net expanded to the U.K. — with only weeks to spare.
"We had a very high bar because the character was pretty strong," Levine tells THR. "By this point, we had been beaten up by the casting process — we hadn't found our guy and we were scared. Tom came in and I looked at executive producers Grant [Scharbo] and Gina [Matthews] and said, 'He's pretty good.' But it was touch and go for a while." Ellis shows off his American accent on the show, though Levine admits there were discussions, albeit fleeting, about possibly making Rush an England transplant. "That's a f---ing horrible idea!" he recalls saying.
USA is targeting a specific audience for Rush: progressive thirtysomethings, both male and female, who don't discriminate between The Walking Dead and mass procedurals (think CBS' NCIS or CSI). Shapiro justifies their ideal viewer by putting it this way: "Things will be familiar in this storytelling and this formula, but a lot of it will be unfamiliar. It's that combination that will appeal to our core viewer and hopefully new viewers as well."
DIIV frontman Zachary Cole Smith has said that he "fucked up" girlfriend Sky Ferreira's life.
Dicussing the pair's 2013 arrest after being found in possession of heroin and ecstasy, Smith said he still feels guilty about the effect it had on his partner, who allegedly lost modelling jobs because of the incident.
Speaking to Stereogum, Smith said: "Basically I just was stupid. I fucked up, and it was entirely my fault, and I fucked up my girlfriend’s life. She literally didn’t do anything wrong. She basically was just a passenger in the car with a person who was out of control for a minute. She got in deep shit…"
He continued: "Her career got really fucked up because everybody thought she was a drug addict, which she’s absolutely not. That’s the worst part of it for me, that I really fucked her over."
In the interview Smith also said he hates the fact that his band are now associated with the arrest. "I feel like there’s all this weird mythology that sort of surrounds me, and it distracts from the purity of the band. If somebody mentioned DIIV, they wouldn’t hum the song, they’d be like, ’Oh yeah, the guy who got pulled over driving a stolen car with heroin in it.’ I really hate that," he commented.
DIIV released their debut album 'Oshin' in 2012 and are currently working on its follow-up. Smith has revealed that he has finished over 150 songs in the past two years.
Hermes, Prada and plenty of drama. Mixed with bottle service, selfies, and growing #instafame, that's what you can expect when E!'s hit reality series returns for season two tonight.
Welcome back to the 90210, which has acquired a new resident as EJ Johnson relocates to Los Angeles and joins his friends in the fabuluxe zip code over flowing with sunshine, designer fashions, and plenty of plastic by way of surgery and credit cards.
The new season kicks off with a trip to China for the opening of an elite department store that just so happens to be owned by Dorothy's retail mogul father. Joining Dorothy on the trip are Morgan, Brendan, Jonny, and Roxy who is growing tired of Dorothy's reoccurring jabs about her career, style and being financially cut-off by her parents.
However, Roxy isn't the only one carrying drama in her couture luggage as Dorothy's boyfriend Cooper is inexplicably absent from the crew's overseas adventures. Even with the galas, VIP treatments, amazing sightseeing and being surrounded by her #BFFs, Dorothy is still distracted by what appears to be a major bump in her relationship and an opportunity to show Cooper the Wang empire. Sounds like love is a battlefield, even when that battlefield is a multimillion dollar property in Beverly Hills and you're worth billions of dollars.
On the season 2 premiere of #RichKids of Beverly Hills the #RichKids are taking over China!
Dorothy Wang invites her friends Morgan Stewart, Brendan Fitzpatrick, Roxy Sowlaty and Jonny Drubel to go to China with her for the opening ceremonies of her father's new retail center, the largest in the world!
Once in China, Jonny realizes that he forgot to bring pimple cream. Uh-oh!
But Dorothy reassures him that she will save the day! Since their hotel is above the mall her dad owns, she explains, "It's closed, but I could probably get it to open."
While eagerly awaiting the season two premiere of #RichKids of Beverly Hills, we caught up with Roxy Sowlaty—the interior designer in the group, to get the scoop on the group's trip to China, her dating life and much more!
According to Roxy, the vacation to China wasn't exactly the easiest—particularly when it came to fellow castmembers Morgan Stewart and Brendan Fitzpatrick.
"Morgan was a lot to handle and so was Brendan," Roxy explained. "And I was the first two nights in Nanjing. We all had our days—we each had like one really bad day."
But despite the drama that was endured, the trip was an amazing adventure for Roxy, who unlike her friends had been there twice before.
"China was a lot of exploration, jetlag induced drama, anxiety and stomach issues," she said. "But we got through it all and it was beautiful to see and explore Shanghai and Nanjing. But there was definitely a lot lost in translation."
In addition to China, Roxy also went on a girl's trip to Hawaii with Morgan and Dorothy Wang, which she enjoyed, although she did point out that her dog Lychee Lou was not to happy about her being gone.
When asked about the future of Morgan's relationship with Brendan, Roxy said, "They are in it for the long run as far as I'm concerned. Nothing is too hard for them to deal with."
And as for the dating life of the Persian princess herself, who often jokes on the show about needing to find a new boyfriend?
"I'm not online dating," she was quick to point out (She doesn't count Facebook dating as online dating). "But I am dating. Whatever is meant to be will be. I'm not dying for a boyfriend. I'm very focused on my work right now."
Season two of #RichKids of Beverly Hills is right around the corner and Jonny Drubel is ready to roll!
Fresh off a plane from China and "more in demand than glitter during Pride month" as he puts it, Jonny has been extremely busy with both his career and personal life. He's chosen to take a short break from the music industry and has recently signed on as the advisor for a social media company which is getting ready to launch.
When asked about his recent trip to China with the gang, Jonny said, "It was a s--t show. There was a lot of dumpling eating and wondering where the closest McDonald's was. You can expect a lot of #RichKids completely out of their element with Dorothy being our tour guide, which was absolutely hilarious in itself. When you travel with that many people and we're all that close, it gets dramatic because you're away and there's a lot of jetlag, there was no Facebook and no Twitter because it's a Communist country."
In addition to dealing with travel and friendship drama, Jonny also served as nurse and caretaker to Brendan Fitzpatrick, who wasn't doing so well on the trip.
"Brendan had the first freakout," Jonny explained. "We landed in Beijing and Brendan had a meltdown because the airport's air conditioner was literally broken and he just started sweating. I was holding him in my lap with a damp cloth over his forehead and nursing him back to health."
As for the season two premiere of #RichKids and how it will compare to the previous season?
"First season is like you got tipsy," Jonny said. "Second season is like you blacked out, then you wake up and go, 'How did that just happen?' You get to know everyone a lot better, how we got to where we are and how we all became friends. There's a lot of drama, a lot of fighting—there will be some explosions."
sources: BroadwayWorld, Eonline
Love her as we may, it’s fair to say Mariah Carey‘s latest album campaign was a dismal disaster. It’s quite apt, then, that one of the singer’s only televised promo spots was the equally as disastrous World Music Awards 2014.
Having taken place in Monaco way back in May, production complications meant it never aired anywhere prior to today.
Luckily for Mimi fans, its UK premiere brought with it the songbird’s opening number – a live rendition of ‘Meteorite’ from ‘Me. I Am Mariah…The Elusive Chanteuse’.
Check it out below…
Yet again, elusive live vocals. It wouldn’t be so jarring had she been doing anything other than standing still.
Mimi will need to really evaluate her entire product moving forward, as the record-buying public are much more savvier than in times of yesteryear. As such, these lip-synched “performances” are a no-no.
The reality is that we now live in a Beyonce and Rihanna world. And, perhaps more relevant to Mariah, one that also sees the likes of Ariana Grande dominating the “vocal starlet” lane. Therefore, Mimi – from our vantage point – needs to assess what her unique selling point to today’s audience is – polish it and re-present it to the world on her next musical outing. Because, while she may have “nothing left to prove”, it’s important for those who cling to that stance to digest the fact that – as a major artist on a major label – she has everything to prove when huge corporations are plunging money into her projects. Until she goes down the independent route, it’ll continue to be the case with each new release.
And given the magnitude of her name, it’s only fitting that she’s afforded the major label machine to push her music. Moving forward, though, she’s tasked with tending to her own machine (see: the live vocals she continues to hide) to really re-engage the masses. Because at this point, there literally is no difference between “live Mimi” and “MP3 Mimi”.
"Pride and Prejudice and Zombies," the long-in-development movie based on Seth Grahame-Smith's hit mash-up novel, has found new life.
After weathering a series of stops and starts, the film is finally set to begin shooting in September, with Burr Steers directing from a screenplay he wrote with David O. Russell, according to a Deadline report. Cross Creek Pictures has acquired domestic rights.
Lily James ("Downton Abbey") will play Elizabeth Bennet, Sam Riley ("Maleficent") will play Mr. Darcy, and Bella Heathcote ("Dark Shadows") will play another of the Bennet sisters.
Released in 2009, Grahame-Smith's book took Jane Austen's 1813 novel "Pride and Prejudice" and grafted elements of modern zombie horror onto the classic tale of courtship and class in early 19th century England.
The book was a monster success and spawned a slew of similar projects, including a prequel and sequel from publisher Quirk Books, but the film adaptation has proved tricky.
Co-writer Russell was previously attached to direct, as were Mike White and Craig Gillespie, before Steers finally landed the gig. Actresses including Natalie Portman, Emma Stone and Lily Collins were all said to have been set to play Elizabeth at one point as well.
In a 2012 interview with The Times' Hero Complex, Grahame-Smith said that "the stops and starts have been very public."
Now the film is finally on track, but the battle is far from over. After all, in 2012, Fox attempted an adaptation of "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter," Grahame-Smith's follow-up to "Pride," and it was a critical and box-office dud. "Pride and Prejudice" hopes for a few more … gentleman callers.
Book rec post? I'm reading King's It and I have 2 days unable to sleep.