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    Beyoncé and Jay Z may be drunk in love, but a man at their Saturday night (Aug. 2) show in Pasadena, CA was drunk and apparently a little hungry.
    According to the Pasadena Star News, a man was arrested at Bey and Jay’s recent stop at the Rose Bowl for biting off the tip of another man’s finger after groping the man’s girlfriend.

    A 25-year-old man named Roberto Alcaraz-Garnica was arrested in suspicion of sexual battery and mayhem, which is legally defined as “disabling or disfiguring a part of a victim’s body.”

    According to police, the alleged attack occurred after Alcaraz-Garnica groped a woman in her 20s and the woman’s boyfriend confronted him leading to a fight between the two men.
    “During the altercation, the suspect bit the victim, causing serious injury to his finger,” the police said. “He lost the tip of one of his fingers.”

    Alcaraz-Garnica was taken to the Pasadena Police Department’s jail, where he is being held on $100,000 bail pending his initial court appearance. No word yet on the status of the man’s finger.
    At that same show, police arrested 10 additional people — eight for public drunkenness, two for ticket scalping during the event.


    you can find pictures of the finger here if ur into that

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    Selena Gomez's rear was slightly damaged Sunday in North Hollywood in a fender bender she allegedly caused.

    Gomez was pulling out of a 7/11 parking lot when she backed into another vehicle -- causing some minor damage to her SUV. Immediately afterward, she tweeted and seemed to be blaming paparazzi for distracting her.

    Unclear what if any damage was done to the other car, but Selena exchanged info with the driver -- and, so far, cops haven't been called … so it looks like she's in the clear.


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    Iggy Azalea covers the new A/W issue of Australian fashion mag 10.


    The global slayage.

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    Ever since we learned of Ciara and Future’s coupledom, we knew that ole boy had children from prior relationships. Four to be exact (including baby Future). And each child has a different mother.

    We’ve known about the children and baby mommas. What we didn’t know was that Future, 30, was having trouble keeping up with his child support payments. According to The Jasmine Brand, a Georgia judge is ordering that monthly child support payments be deducted directly from his paychecks from his music label.

    The ruling is in response to Jessica Smith, the mother of Future’s 10-year-old son, claiming that the rapper is trying to pay less than his income dictates.

    Last year, the two reached a child support agreement where Future paid $1,662 a month based on claims his monthly income was $16,516. But in March 2013, Smith submitted a child support modification suit stating that she believed Future was lying about his income and was actually making more than $50,000 a month and she wanted his child support to reflect the increase in pay.

    Future alleged that he never lied about his true income and then filed documents requesting increased custody of their son.

    Though Future claimed there was no increase in income back in 2013, just last month Smith and Future came to a new agreement. And Future’s child support payments are now $2,800 a month. The payments will be deducted directly from his checks and given to Smith. He was also ordered to pay $3,952 in past due child support.

    The documents also note that Future has two more children whom he is still fighting in court over child support issues.

    If you’re interested in reading the court documents, you can do so here.

    It’s interesting that Future spent $500,000 on an engagement ring for Ciara when he had child support that he hadn’t paid.

    And in other news, rumors are starting to circulate that Ciara and Future are no longer together. There are several pieces of evidence. Future hasn’t been featured on Ciara’s Instagram page since Father’s Day, she recently vacationed to Ibiza without Future and probably the most damning evidence of them all is the fact that Ciara hasn’t been seen wearing her ring in a long time. Yikes.

    I guess, it’s something like another one of his baby mamas, Brittini Mealy said, “Something about adding a kid to the equation changes things for him.”

    What do you think about Future’s child support situation and the rumors that these two are no longer together? Are you surprised?


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    With a freshman run spanning just eight episodes, ABC’s Marvel’s Agent Carter stands to deliver a “contained, intense adventure” for its title character.

    British actress Hayley Atwell promised as much during her visit to TVLine’s Comic-Con suite, where she also surveyed the rigorous physical, combat and stunt training ahead for her (ahead of the series’ September production start).

    Having previously played Peggy in two Captain America films as well as the Marvel One-Shot featurette packed into Iron Man 3 Blu-ray sets, Atwell also reveals why Agent Carter is a “dream project” and shared what she loves most about the circa-1940s, Howard Stark-appointed S.H.I.E.L.D. bigwig.

    Marvel’s Agent Carter is due to premiere at midseason, spanning Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D’.s winter hiatus.


    -Positive fan reaction to her one-shot was the biggest reason the show got the go-ahead
    -Her "delirious" reaction when the series was greenlit
    -She wants to do as much of her own fight scenes and stunts as "is legal"
    -Her favorite part of Peggy is the one "audiences have yet to see"
    -Her dress is adorable


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    Lucy Hale rocks teased hair on the cover of Cosmopolitan magazine’s September 2014 issue.Here’s what the 25-year-old actress and singer had to share with the mag:

    On the superficial image Hollywood sells to young women: “[Pretty Little Liars] is about how we look too. That’s terrifying sometimes because you’re breaking out or you feel gross and you still have to be in front of the camera. We’ll post pictures on Instagram and people will be like, ‘Y’all are so flawless.’ Little do they know it’s fake hair, fake eyelashes, and a good filter. Little girls see that and think they have to be like that.”

    On her latest project, making a country music album:“So many people didn’t want to touch the project with a 10-foot pole. Literally, I had people laughing and saying, ‘You’re making an album? Good luck.’ … But if you sit down and talk music with me for 10 minutes, you know that’s my passion.”

    On auditioning to play Anastasia Steele in Fifty Shades of Grey:“That audition was so uncomfortable! It’s exactly what you thought it would be: a big monologue but very, very sexual…there were some things that I was so embarrassed to be reading out loud, but it’s one of those things where you have to commit wholeheartedly or you’re going to make a fool of yourself.”

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    Roxane Gay is the gift that keeps on giving. The author released her riveting first novel, An Untamed State, back in May, and she already has a new book out: an entertaining and thought-provoking essay collection called Bad Feminist. In it, she covers of range topics from pop culture to politics, from Fifty Shades of Grey and Sweet Valley High to Wendy Davis’ filibuster and the deaths of Trayvon Martin and Oscar Grant.

    TIME: You wrote these essays between 2010 and 2013, but some of them feel especially of the moment — I was reading your essay about privilege while the Internet was having a passionate debate about the topic. Can you see the future?

    Roxane Gay: I try to pay attention to what’s going on in our culture, and a lot of the issues I write about are ongoing issues, so it’s always interesting to see those issues come back to the public’s attention over and over. Privilege is something we’re increasingly talking about culturally because people are starting to say, “How do we acknowledge our privilege and acknowledge the ways in which we’re not privileged? How do we keep from stepping on each others toes?” It’s one of the many reasons why we’re having this conversation again.

    I thought the essay did a great job of discussing the importance of acknowledging privilege while also critiquing the ways “check your privilege” gets thrown around. What do you think people misunderstand about that phrase?

    I think that when people hear that phrase, they start to feel defensive. They feel like they have to apologize for some things they have no control over. You can’t control the fact that you are born a white man or born into wealth. When people say “check your privilege,” they’re saying, “Acknowledge how these factors helped you move through life.” They’re not saying apologize for it. But I think oftentimes, because we’re human, we hear these things and feel we have to apologize, and I think that’s where a lot of it is coming from.

    One definition of feminism that you mention in the book is “women who don’t want to be treated like sh-t.” Is there one perfect definition out there?

    No, I don’t think there’s one definition of feminism. I think there are multiple definitions of feminism. But at its core, I think it’s that women deserve certain inalienable rights in the same ways that men do. We have to look at reproductive freedom and making sure that the female body is no longer legislated. We have to look at the wage gap and think about race and class and sexuality and ability because we inhabit multiple identities. I think one of the most important things we can do as feminists is acknowledge that even though we have womanhood in common we have to start to think about the ways in which we’re different, how those differences affect us and what kinds of needs we have based on our differences.

    Is there value in knowing whether young women in Hollywood identify as feminists?

    Yes and no. The value in that is it’s important for more women to claim feminism so people can understand that feminism really isn’t a bad thing or something we need to avoid or be afraid of. But you know, I think that it’s a choice. It’s not something you want to force everyone to believe in. I mean, I would love for everyone to be a feminist, but I have to respect people’s choices. If you don’t want to be a feminist and don’t want to claim feminism, that’s entirely your right. But I think the more visible women that stand up and say, “I’m a feminist,” the better off feminism is going to be, and the better off women overall are going to be.

    What did you think of the recent “Women Against Feminism” reaction happening on social media?

    I thought it was absurd and sad, but everyone is entitled to their opinion. I disagree entirely and think feminism is what made it possible for them to make those kind of provocative statements. And in many of the young women making statements, I saw women who were saying very feminist things. Mostly I just thought, “How sad that they’re this ignorant.” It’s really ignorance that’s at play here, more than anything else.

    Where do you even start with trying to combat that ignorance?

    They start by understanding that feminism is just an idea. It’s a philosophy. It’s about the equality of women in all realms. It’s not about man-hating. It’s not about being humorless. We have to let go of these misconceptions that have plagued feminism for 40, 50 years. It’s ridiculous that we’re still having this conversation. “But I love men!” Who cares! It’s not about men at all.

    I’ve been thinking a lot about Beyoncé in the past year and how she gets policed for being a bad feminist or doing feminism “wrong.” Do you think she’s a particular target?

    Yes, I do. I think that anytime a woman is visible, she becomes a target. I think that Beyoncé is in a particular bind because she’s a big public figure and a role model and also, especially with her most recent work, very sexual and owning her sexuality. Whenever a woman owns her sexuality, it starts to make people uncomfortable. So what we’re seeing is a lot of discomfort, and people are confused because we don’t use a lot of nuance when we talk about our cultural figures when we’re either for them or against them. People are having a difficult time holding multiple opinions about Beyoncé at the same time. I think we’re seeing a lot of that pushback. Whenever a woman does something, we have to comment on it.

    Your essay, “What We Hunger For,” is a standout. I didn’t expect a piece that starts off talking about The Hunger Games to transition into talking about personal trauma so seamlessly.

    The feedback to that essay is some of the strongest feedback I’ve received on all of the essays. It’s been really wonderful because people found something they can relate to, especially this idea that I come to at the end, that reading and writing is sometimes more than reading and writing — there’s salvation in there and solace. I’ve been really overwhelmed and gratified by the response to the essay. And I think it speaks to my style. Light and dark are two opposites of the same situation. I think that you can start in one place and end in another, and one of the things I love about writing essays is doing that. It’s not something I plan, I just write my way to the unexpected place. When I get there, I realize this is where I go all along.

    Is the Internet usually your first draft?

    Not always. I find that because I start on Tumblr with no mission, the writing is often more interesting and stronger because I’m not sitting there with a deadline. I’m just writing for myself, so that’s where I do my most open and honest writing. The Internet works well because it’s so responsive and so immediate. I have some thoughts and I put them out there. When I do it on my personal blog, there’s nothing at stake. It’s just my blog, and as far as I’m concerned, no one’s reading it. So that really helps reduce some of the anxiety. I don’t feel a lot of anxiety about my writing, but definitely messing around on Twitter or writing on my Tumblr is just where I’m starting to work through things and figure out what I’m thinking or feeling.

    Do you have those moments where you’re confronted with the fact that people are reading your work?

    Yeah, definitely. Whenever someone points out something or talks to me about something they liked or that I’ve done, there’s this uncomfortable moment of oh wow. My delusion is really profound. People are reading these things, but I actively work on the delusion.

    I’d imagine you’re having more and more of those moments.

    I have. It’s been awkward! But yes, absolutely, it’s becoming harder and harder to maintain the delusion. But I’m working hard!

    What was the ultimate goal for this book?

    When I started to look at this body of work I had created over the past several years, there was a common thread. How do we question the world we live in and question the popular culture that we consume while also admitting to our humanity and enjoying sometimes inappropriate things? And having inconsistent ideas? This is a manual on how to be a human.

    In one of your essays, you write, “I’m raising my voice to show all the ways we have room to want more, to do better.” You have essays that explicitly talk about feminism, but you also have essays about college-town life and your competitive Scrabble league — those seem just as important to include when it comes to this mission of speaking up.

    I think that if you can’t find anyone to follow, you have to find a way to lead. I wouldn’t call myself a leader, but I’ll stand up and say I’m a feminist. I’m a bad feminist, but I’ll stand up and own my feminism. In each of these essays, I’m very much trying to show how feminism influences my life for better or worse. It just shows what it’s like to move through the world as a woman. It’s not even about feminism per se, it’s about humanity and empathy.


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    Ricky Gervais is to produce a feature film centering on David Brent, the character he played in the original BBC version of TV comedy series “The Office.”

    The movie, “Life on the Road,” will follow Brent’s progress in the 15 years since leaving the company at the center of the TV show. Brent will be seen working as a travelling salesman in order to fund a U.K. concert tour as he pursues his dream of becoming a rock star, the BBC reported Tuesday.

    The film, which the BBC is developing, will take the form of a mockumentary. Brent believes it to be a rockumentary, in the style of Martin Scorsese’s Rolling Stones docu “Shine a Light,” but it turns out the crew are shooting a “Where are they now?” documentary, tracking down the original characters from “The Office.”

    The pic is set to go into production next year.


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    Tyler and his dad, John appeared on Lisa Ann Walker’s radio show on Sunday evening. They talked about Tyler growing up in the entertainment busines, fielded quesions from fans, and talked about Tyler hosting the Teen Choice Awards. You can listen below from the 18-minute mark.

    if the embed isn't showing up you can listen to the interview here


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    Hollywood has lost a true "Scream Queen."

    E! News can confirm actress Marilyn Burns passed away Tuesday. She was 65.

    "She was found unresponsive by a family member this morning in her Houston, TX area home," her rep said in a statement to E! News. "Her family asks for privacy at this time. Further details will be released later."

    Burns played Sally Hardesty in the 1974 horror film, Texas Chainsaw Massacre. Her character was one of the lucky ones who survived the horrific chain of events caused by Leatherface.

    She went on to appear in other horror films including Eaten Alive, as well as the TV mini-series Helter Skelter.

    Burns would also make brief cameos in the 1994 and 2013 reboots of Texas Chainsaw Massacre.

    A cause of death will not be announced until an autopsy is performed.

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to Burns' family.


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    Oooh y'all are gonna LOVE this. yeezybreezy, please bless this post!

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    Last week Taylor Swift went to Central Park where she did a bunch of fun things, including helping this random girl off a rowboat (remember the tragic outfit from one of the TayTay walking posts?) … Well, Twitter is kinda neat because look, the girl’s friend uploaded the photo that was taken from the rowboat and now life has come full circle.

    And what happened when the girl mentioned to Taylor that she and here friends were going to Chipotle for lunch? Taylor gave the girl $90!

    More tweets + photos @ the source

    fyi - that's enough for TWELVE burritos

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    Shoutout to pistol_eyes for this pussy-poppin post.

    Party All Night

    Girls Night Out


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    Rapper, singer, actor, awards-show host, Toronto Raptors ambassador… Drake holds nearly as many job titles as he does house parties. But one we’d be foolish to overlook is talent scout.
    The man himself is a more superior spitter than balladeer, but his track record for pinching young fresh voices out of the Greater Toronto Area and giving them a push under his October’s Very Own umbrella has been impeccable. Turns out, The Weeknd is no anomaly.

    Within a span of days, both PartyNextDoor (PartyNextDoor Two) and Majid Jordan (A Place Like This EP) dropped sophomore releases that smartly showcase their respective talents in tight running time and without the distraction of featured artists. To the unfamiliar, one act sounds like it’s a group but is a soloist; the other sounds like a solo artist but is a group. And, much like The Weeknd, background info and interviews from these new artists is scarce. There is power in the enigmatic, OVO teaches us.

    PartyNextDoor is Jahron Anthony Brathwaite, a 21-year-old Mississauga dude cut from the Abel Tesfaye mold of Music-To-Drunk-Dial-To. Majid Jordan is the mashup of Majid Al Maskati and Jordan Ullman, a Toronto production duo formerly known as Good People and best known for co-producing and handling the hook of a little ditty called “Hold On, We’re Going Home.”

    So how do you follow a double-platinum joint, one anointed by Pitchfork as 2013’s best single? By dropping five tracks of unfiltered deep-house seduction. The more romantic voice of OVO 2.0, MJ is all honeyed ecstasy. A Place Like This is what rose petals lapping a Jacuzzi would sound like if they could sing.

    A giant leap forward in sophistication from the duo’s first EP, Afterhours—released under the Good People moniker after meeting at University of Toronto—A Place Like This is bookended by its best tracks. “Forever” is a dreamy slice of optimism best served to a dance floor at 3 a.m. while the set’s title song and lead single/video connects on an ethereal plane, with its hypnotic refrain of “Uh-huh.”
    “Go on, take my hand/There’s nothing left to do,” goes the courtship. “Brings a tear to my eye when you remind me/How you came to my side and you stayed by me.” Consider the ladies won.

    More confused and way more interesting is the rough-around-the-edges writing of PartyNextDoor, whose music sounds like August Alsina’s might if he were trapped in a basement with DJ Screw, the Eurythmics and a two-month supply of cough syrup.
    Brathwaite, who produces as well, puts wonderful melody to his pain, but there is a harshness here that can’t be found in Majid Jordan’s work. By turns horny and tripping, hopeful and resentful, PartyNextDoor is in no rush to turn the lights out, content to drink in his pain until the wee hours. There is an unsettling wooziness that pervades the molasses beats, often muddied by scratches or static or cuss words or blame.
    “I got money/I don’t need a bitch,” PND deflects on “SLS.” But of course he does. Else we wouldn’t be here.
    If Majid Jordan is silk sheets on a king-size bed, PartyNextDoor is an afghan tossed on a futon. But to paraphrase Drake’s line on PND’s fantastic “Recognize,” both OVO acts are freaks. Now their cover’s blown.
    Both Majid Jordan and  Partynextdoor are great artists, love their newest releases.

    August 5th now marks Drake Day on ONTD. Shout out to everyone who made it happen. Show some more love for Wheelchair Jimmy in the comment section! Til next year.
    Happy Drake Day!

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    All grown-up and covering fashion magazines! Kendall Jenner is proudly not just a reality star anymore, striking out on her own at the age of 18 and moving into the world of high fashion.

    The second-youngest of the Kardashian/Jenner clan is now a bonafide fashion model, after turning heads in February 2014, when she walked the Marc Jacobs Fall 2014 fashion show. In the months since, she has participated in other designer runway shows, and this week, she has a major moment with the debut of Teen Vogue's September issue.

    Kim: “Ughhhh @kyliejenner is trying to make me eat carbs! #LaScalla @carladibello@shammaurice”

    Kim: "#SissyLove"

    Kylie: “me & sham took the city”

    Khloe: “I miss you like crazy!!!!”

    Kylie: “all my bitches attractiveeeee💜💜”

    Kylie: “I gotchu, T”

    “love child”


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    I’ve given it five weeks, and I’m ready to call it: So far, this is the worst season of “Big Brother.”
    The summer reality staple has been around since 2000, and I’m both proud and ashamed to say I’ve seen virtually every episode.
    The competition, which secludes a group of strangers in a house and records their every move, is so trashy, it’s basically the Dumpster of modern television.
    The people are obnoxious, the challenges are stupid and every season at least one person runs around naked.
    In my book, those are all perfectly legitimate reasons to watch, especially that last one — these dudes are ripped.
    Unfortunately, while the 16th season of “Big Brother” is delivering on all of those fronts, it’s lacking the most necessary of elements: momentum.

    In order for the show to work, there need to be sides. People need to hate each other. We need villains. People need to want one another out of the house so bad they will do crazy, irrational things — scream, provoke, cry.
    This season, we’ve just got a group of largely mellow duds who all seem content working together as friends.
    Each week, the house as a whole targets one person and they pretty much unanimously vote them out. This is not interesting to watch, no matter how much the show’s editors attempt to manipulate it to look like there may be divisions.
    The problem boils down to the fact that there needs to be a power shift each week, when a new “Head of Household” is crowned.
    When that “HOH” competition comes at the end of each Thursday night episode, we should be on the edge of our seats to see who’s going to take power and switch up the game.

    Instead, I’m finding myself not caring in the least because they’re all going to do the same thing. It’s like betting on an elementary school talent show — someone’s going to win, but they’re still not going to get into Juilliard.
    That point is exacerbated by the addition of a new twist that crowns two HOHs each week, lowering the stakes. There’s no point in getting invested in who wins when one of them is just going to be deposed in the next episode.
    I can’t help but wonder if some of this lame-ness is due to the ultra-controversial season we saw last summer, where houseguests openly aired their racist and homophobic prejudices.
    After seeing that backlash, perhaps these contestants are even more concerned about the image they’re putting out there. (Except for New Yorker Victoria, who exists only to fill space and is as interesting as an empty shopping bag.)

    And the fellas aren’t doing a very good job of hiding their weird sexism — 4 out of 5 evictees thus far were women, and Caleb’s vindictive ousting of the uninterested Amber (or, as the show called it, a “nomance”),
    And may we never hear Cable’s oft-repeated description of himself, “beast mode cowboy,” uttered again.
    Of course, there are the usual problems of overtly scripted diary room segments — when the contestants go into a soundproof room to share their thoughts with the CBS cameras — and Julie Chen’s robotic hosting.
    And, of course, there’s the general cheese factor that permeates the whole shebang.
    One thing’s for sure: I don’t know how much longer I can stick around if this snore-fest continues.
    Oh, who am I kidding? As long as there are abs, I’m still going to watch.
    Let's be real, the show has been boring since Devin left.

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    Apparently, there's still plenty of nipping, tucking and trimming left to do. E! has picked up its plastic surgery salvation reality series Botched, the network announced Tuesday.

    The show follows self-improvers who have undergone bad plastic surgeries as new sets of doctors try to repair butt tucks, boob jobs, and Justin Bieberfications — yes,someone spent more than $100,000 to look like the pop star — gone wrong.

    Season 2 will include man who tried to look more Asian and a woman repairing damage from flesh-eating virus. Show stars renowned plastic surgeons Dr. Paul Nassif and Dr. Terry Dubrow.

    "Botched has struck a chord with viewers who are drawn in by stories of surgeries gone wrong," said Jeff Olde, E!'s Executive Vice President of Original Programming and Development. "In quest for perfection, we've tapped a pop culture zeitgeist, sharing cautionary tales, positive outcomes and transformations."

    Botched currently averages more than 1.5 million viewers, and is currently on course to become the network's most-watched series since 2011. Season 1 concludes onSunday, Aug. 17 at 10:30/9:30c. The second season will premiere sometime in early 2015.

    please give the Human-Ken Doll a spinoff!

    source: TV GUIDE

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    DC Comics has long specialized in parallel world stories, and as its universe of characters continues to expand into other media, the company's Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns makes it clear that the film and television worlds will remain as separate as Earth-One and Earth-Two.
    CBR News joined a
    small group of journalists to fire off some questions for Johns about The CW network's DC series "The Flash," where he both addressed several aspects of the Scarlet Speedster's new show and the current proliferation of DC properties currently slated for television -- including the hit "Arrow" and forthcoming series "Gotham," "Constantine" and "iZombie" -- while also making it clear that audiences should never expect to see Ben Affleck's Dark Knight or Henry Cavill's Man of Steel make a guest shot on the small screen, nor will Stephen Amell's Oliver Queen or Grant Gustin's Barry Allen join the feature film's Justice League -- though each and every one of those characters remain fair game for fresh interpretation in each medium's "universe."
    Why do you think we're seeing all these comic book franchises come to TV right now?
    Geoff Johns: Well, first off, as fans, I think people love it. But also, it feels like there's a deeper engagement with this kind of material with people. They want to go beyond a TV show. They want to get in the mythology. There's just so many great shows like that, like "Game of Thrones," that just bring another level to television in a different way. And with the shows on now -- at DC, we love it when Marvel puts on more shows, because it's good for everybody when they're good and they do well. Same with their films. We love when Marvel puts on great films because it helps everyone in this business that wants to bring comic books to life. With the TV shows, the reason I think that Warner TV and DC and everyone has such a great season, again, is because of the diversity of the shows. "Gotham" is very different than &qu
    ot;The Flash," which is very different than "Constantine," which is very different than "iZombie," and then "Arrow" is very different from "Flash." We look at "Arrow," it's more on the Batman spectrum and "Flash" is more on the Superman spectrum. "Flash" is more bright and optimistic and hopeful, and "Arrow's" gritty and dark and intense and very grounded compared to "Flash." So as long as everything finds its own niche -- and that's what a successful character does in comics, same with a TV show -- and we don't get repetitive on what we do, there's room for everything.
    It seems like every network is looking for their own franchise to build on.
    Yeah -- my advice is, do something that's not already on.
    Are you focused on creating less of a chance of crossover and seeing the same characters in television and film?
    No. Not really. I mean, Flash has the best Rogues Gallery, beyond Batman and Spider-Man, in comic books, and we're going to explore that. From the Rogues to eventually a talking gorilla to time travelers. But really, it's a separate universe than film, so we can allow the best creative -- the filmmakers can do their best version. They want to tell the story that's best for film, while we do something different in a different corner of the DC Universe on television.
    So you don't want to integrate those two?
    No, we will not be integrating the film universe with the television universe.
    How about the TV shows?
    Well, "Arrow" and "Flash" absolutely live in the same universe. "Gotham" is set in the past, so it's a very different show. "Constantine" is in the supernatural world, whereas "Arrow" and "Flash" are kind of at the center and heart
    of the DC Universe. That's why you see characters like the Atom and Firestorm and others we're talking about right now… You'll see a lot of DC Universe characters. You won't see Batman. You won't see Superman. There are a lot of other characters that we aren't going to go to. We're in production on "Batman V. Superman," so you'll see characters like The Atom and Firestorm. We have plans for a lot of other ones, but right now, you will not see a Batman or a Superman in this one.
    What would you like to see for the next comic character or title be adapted for TV?
    I can't say, because we're trying to do it right now!
    All of DC's television shows will be pulling in different aspects of the comics as they continue to move forward
    Do you see the existing TV shows as always being able to incubate the next show?
    Some, yes. One of the great things about &
    quot;Smallville" was it had Green Arrow on it for so long that people just got familiar with the character. It was a totally different version, but that way, when we talk about Green Arrow, a lot of people knew about Green Arrow. So when we introduce a character like the Spectre in "Constantine," maybe it would be a spinoff, or maybe it's just to get more awareness for the character, and eventually, we'll do something else with the Spectre. The whole goal for us is to take the opportunity working with these great writers and producers in the studio and getting as many of our characters out there in the best way we can. The reason that "Flash" is so true to DC lore is because everyone working on it loves it. And you can tell when people don't love it. Captain Cold's on my door at the office -- like, literally like 12 feet tall, printed on my door -- and when people come in and say 'Oh, Mr. Freeze!' then I know they're not a
    real fan.
    How do you balance the integrity of the character's canon with tweaking it for a more modern audience?
    Well, you want to stay true to the DNA of the character. "Arrow" took a cue from this writer Andy Diggle and the artist Jock from this comic book "Green Arrow: Year One" that explored his time on the island. In the comic book, originally, his time on the island was two panels. And in the comics, Flash's origin, he was in a lab and a lightning bolt hit him and that was it. There was no real backstory. So we knew that Flash had to get struck by lightning in a lab, but we added so much more to the backstory of S.T.A.R. Labs, and that allowed us to create a world. It's a tricky thing. The guys who did "Captain America" said something in an interview that I thought was really smart. It's like a piano -- when you hit a note, and it's out of tune, you kind of just know. And so that's why yo
    u've got to work with people who love it, because they know.
    Are you worried about an oversaturation of comic book shows on TV?
    As long as they're good, no!
    Is there another specific corner of the DC Universe -- like placing supernatural characters like Constantine in their own sub-franchise -- that you want to land somewhere else?
    There are, yes. We're working on a bunch of stuff right now that I can't really get into. And it's not just DC -- it's Vertigo. It's "Mad."… We have so many different comics that aren't just superheroes, and that's what we're working on right now. "iZombie's" a Vertigo book that people probably hadn't heard of before the show. It's a great book, and it's going to be a great show.
    Considering the number of your shows, was that a corporate decision?
    Well, since Kevin Tsujihara took over w
    ith Warner Bros. -- he's a huge DC fan, too. His favorite character is Solomon Grundy! He really knows his stuff, and he knows the value of it. All it really takes is people like Kevin and Peter Roth and Diane [Nelson], our president, to really love the characters and support all that. But it came about because everyone was behind DC, and you had great creators on it. Bruno Heller on "Gotham" -- that's A+. So as long as we have the best creators and the best studio -- like, Warner TV is probably the best television studio. I don't think anyone can argue that at all, and there's a reason for that. You have to combine that power with the DC characters and brand and this is what happens.
    What have you seen about what can go wrong with some of the comic book TV shows that have come before?
    Well, some of the shows -- from since I was a kid, I think everyone's seen them go wrong -- they don't embrace what works about the
    character. And it's not that their cape's a certain length or their boots a certain color. It's why these characters have endured for 75 years. When they don't capture that, it doesn't work.
    Can you talk about taking some of the elements that work in the TV shows and integrating them back into the comic books? Like how the "Green Arrow" comic recently shifted a little to reflect successful aspects of the TV show.
    Well, when they introduce a great character like John Diggle, for example -- an amazing character on the "Arrow" show -- and Green Arrow doesn't have a huge supporting cast in the comic book, it made sense to just bring that character over. We've got Ben Sokolwolski and Andrew Kreisberg taking over the comic book this October, and they're going to incorporate some of that stuff into "Green Arrow" but also stay true to the comics. It's a nice cycle.
    You wouldn&#
    39;t let the word "crisis" get into the "Flash" pilot casually, would you?
    No. We purposely put the word "crisis" in there. For those who don't know, "Crisis" was a series from the '80s. Barry Allen was a big part of that. He 'died' in it and returned years later.
    Should we read into that?
    Absolutely, you should read into that, yes.
    How do you balance what you're going to play out and what you're doing for fun -- Easter eggs for fun that may or may not play out?
    Everything we put in there, we put in for a reason. Like that Grodd cage [in the pilot], when we walked on set -- because we had to convince them, we went back and forth a long time because I had to convince them we want this. I had to convince them we want this character to be a part of Flash mythology. And David Nutter, who did an amazing job on the pilot, understood it, grabbed onto i
    t, and when we got on set, it was gigantic! We only expected, like ,a little cage, but David really highlighted that because he knew it was a huge character for the mythology. It was important, and we were going to have plans for the future. We've dropped into so many things. There was a reason that everyone on the cast -- like Cisco Ramon is a character. Caitlin Snow is a character. They're all characters from the lore, and we don't just do that casually. We do that with a purpose… We've talked about characters as obscure as Clive Yorkin, if you remember him. So we have a lot of different plans for this.
    What's the craziest Flash concept from the comics that you want to make work for the TV show?
    God -- I think if we could make the Rogues work, I think we'll hit on something that no one else has. The Rogues are such a unique [concept] -- I mean, I personally love those characters. They're such a unique group of v
    illains, and we're starting with Captain Cold. If we can make that work, I think it will be really a blast to see them together, and the Flash fighting more than one character.
    This is the 75 anniversary of Batman. Tell me what that character means to you -- and also what he means to DC?
    Well, he's obviously the biggest superhero in the world. I think people really connect with him because he's a human being. Unlike a lot of other people, Batman is someone who put it upon himself to become a superhero without any special ability, without being from Krypton or being bitten by a spider. And he just continues to resonate. But that character will exist forever because the Waynes can get shot, like "Gotham" shows today, and the ramifications of that and the effect it has on a young Bruce Wayne will be the same.
    How cool has it been to see the 1966 "Batman" show finally getting its big debut on home video, and
    all the related merchandise?
    Oh, it's great to see all the hot toy stuff and all the product coming out. It's fun to see. It's fun to see '66 "Batman" celebrated the way it is. I think fans have been waiting for so long. I've been waiting a really long time for this, and to see everyone get behind it is really great.
    What's the comic book character that you still haven't gotten a chance to really get your hands on, the one you think, "Oh, in a couple of years --"


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  • 08/06/14--03:02: Kimmy on Kimmel
  • Kim Kardashian talks wedding mishaps on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live,' competes in diaper-changing contest with late-night host

    The 33-year-old Mrs. West dished details about her elaborate nuptials on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ Monday and showed off her mothering skills.



    Not everything was picture perfect for Kimye's wedding.

    Kim Kardashian West stopped by “Jimmy Kimmel Live” Monday and dished some brand-new details behind her lavish Italian wedding to rapper husband Kanye West.

    When the late-night host asked the 33-year-old reality starlet if everyone behaved, she admitted one of her famous sisters had a bit too much alcohol at the rehearsal dinner at the Palace of Versailles.

    “I think everyone just had such a good time at Versailles that they drank too much," Kardashian said.

    "Khloe drank a little too much the night before and I had to wake her up," she said of her younger sis. "She was laying down and getting her makeup done while she was sleeping, she was so hungover!"

    As to why the Hollywood pair — who exchanged vows at Forte di Belvedere in Florence following their rehearsal dinner in France — decided to celebrate in two different countries, she said "We fell in love in Paris, I got pregnant with our daughter in Florence. ... We wanted to share our love story."

    "We tried to trick everyone as to where the ceremony would be held, but when the information was leaked it kind of sucked," she added.

    Kardashian revealed there was one last-minute disaster at the reception: One expected invitee didn't attend after every guests name had already been engraved into a massive marble table top.

    "It was the worst," she told Kimmel. "We tried to put white paint and cover the name."

    While Kardashian did not divulge who the no-shows were, it was reported at the time of their nuptials that Beyoncé and Jay Z pulled out at the last minute and spent the weekend in the Hamptons instead.

    After her sit-down with Kimmel, the two parents challenged one another to a diaper-changing contest. Kimmel became a father for the third time in July, while Kardashian is mom to 13-month-old North West.

    "My baby shockingly doesn't cry," she revealed of little Nori.

    The brunette beauty certainly showed she isn't afraid to get her hands dirty as she triumphed over Kimmel in the hilarious competition and walked off stage with a trophy.

    Kim Outside (Papparazzi screams)

    Kim vs Kimmel Diaper Changing Contest

    Kim on Kanye's toast


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