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Demi Lovato is taking her mental health advocacy to a “new level,” joining “The Mental Health Listening & Engagement Tour,” during which she’ll connect with some of the nation’s leading advocates for a series of discussions and candidly speak about personally living with bipolar disorder.
Lovato shared details about her role on the tour with a video she debuted on social media.
The singer explains in the clip, “Bipolar depression really got my life off track, but today I am proud to say I am living proof that someone can live, love, and be well with bipolar disorder when they get the education, support and treatment they need.”
She adds, “I want to be the most informed and powerful advocate I can be and to help people to find the courage to seek help.”
Lovato kicked off “The Mental Health Listening Engagement Tour” on Friday.
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From Game of Thrones and Breaking Bad to Marvel movies and Harry Potter, more and more parents are giving their babies cultural references for names.
The UK’s most popular baby names list for 2013 came out today, revealing the influence of our favourite TV shows, films and books.
Walter and Skyler White from Breaking Bad have had a rising effect on names since the TV series aired in 2008. Last year, 72 baby girls were called Skyler, while 58 boys were named Walter, in a nod to the overwhelming popular show, about a chemistry teacher turned meth dealer.
Hit fantasy drama Game of Thrones has also made an impact on new mums and dads since 2011, with 11 Theons and 6 Tyrions appearing on the list of baby names given to 3 or more boys in 2013. Tywin, Joffrey, Petyr and Varys are yet to crack said list.
Thanks to Marvel’s relentless churning out of superhero movies, 13 baby Thors entered the world in 2013 while there were 37 Lokis, named after the former’s adoptive brother and archenemy.
JK Rowling’s Harry Potter books have also had a strong influence, with Ronnie rising 15 places to number 90 and even 3 Bellatrixes making appearances. In previous years, there have been babies named Draco and Sirius.
The trend for cultural baby names has been long established, with Britney shooting up the rankings in 1999 after the release of Britney Spears’ “Baby One More Time”.
Then there was the 2002 rise in popularity of Shakira following “Whenever, Wherever”, and Rihanna in the wake of 2007 chart-topper “Umbrella”.
Since award-winning French film Amelie was released in 2001, the name has seen a hike in popularity, rising from fewer than 3 babies in 1996 to 10,095 in 2013.
For the second year running, Elsie has seen the largest rise, gaining 23 places to number 47 in 2013. This may in part be down to Idina Menzel’s character Elsa in Disney’s massive hit Frozen, although the movie was released in November last year.
would you name your child after a fictional character, ontd?
"My mom hasn't let me watch television since Miley Cyrus twerked."
– Taylor Swift as bespectacled Natalie, taking a friendly jab at the pop star during an "Ew!" comedy sketch opposite Jimmy Fallon's brace-faced Sara, on The Tonight Show
"Watching David become another level of person, mastering this other domain, made me look at him with a whole other set of appreciative eyes. That made me re-fall in love with him."
– Neil Patrick Harris, on falling for partner Burtka again after the pair became parents to 3½-year-old twins Gideon and Harper, to Glamour
"I don't want to be melancholy, but we weren't ready for it to be finished yet."
– Josh Hutcherson, on wrapping The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, to reporters
"Baby girl getting first listen to what mama's been creating in the studio."
– Christina Aguilera, giving her unborn baby a sneak preview of her new album, on Twitter
"I'm very happy romantically. It couldn't be better!"
– Sofia Vergara, gushing about her relationship with new love Joe Manganiello, to PEOPLE
"The truest form of bravery and courage is to wake up every single day and to be ourselves."
– Shailene Woodley, while accepting the Choice Movie Actress award, at the Teen Choice Awards
"My 3am wake up call sounds a lot different now. Sweeter ..."
– Savannah Guthrie, who welcomed daughter Vale Guthrie Feldman on August 13, on Twitter
"If I could spit out a litter of kids, I would."
– Blake Lively, on her desire for a large family with hubby Ryan Reynolds, to Marie Claire
"It's never too early to care about fashion!"
– Designer Karl Lagerfeld, on 14-month-old North West's modeling debut, in CR Fashion Book
"Heartbroken. Thanks chief – for your friendship and for what you gave the world … He made Matt and my dreams come true … May you find peace my friend. #RobinWilliams"
– Ben Affleck, in a touching tribute to friend, mentor and Good Will Hunting costar Robin Williams, who passed away on August 11, on Facebook
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Jay Adams, a skateboarding pioneer and one of the original members of the Zephyr skate team, died in Puerto Escondido, Mexico, early Friday morning, according to his friend and surfing partner Solo Scott.
Adams, 53, had been on an extended surf vacation in Mexico with his wife and friends, including Scott and Allen Sarlo. A full report from the Puerto Escondido medical examiner's office is pending, but Adams had been surfing across the point earlier in the day and came in feeling sick, then began having chest pains around midnight, according to Scott.
"His wife called us over in the middle of the night and we administered CPR until we could get an ambulance, and they kept working on him the whole way but he never revived," Scott told XGames.com.
"The important thing is he went out peacefully in his sleep, during the best surf trip of his life. He'd been down here for three months surfing every day, and he was in great shape and really good spirits. I've never seen him so happy and content and at peace."
Adams was known for bringing his aggressive surf style to skateboarding, first on the sidewalks of Venice, California, and eventually into the area's empty backyard pools. He was the first to air above the lip in a pool on a skateboard and the first to try handplants and other tricks that since have become staples.
"I've had the good fortune of spending decades in this sport, and he was the purest form of skateboarder that I've ever seen," Stacy Peralta, another original member of the Z-Boys team and director of the documentary film "Dogtown and Z-Boys," told XGames.com. "He was literally skateboarding incarnate, and the genius of it was he wasn't the best at anything, he just was it. I've said before that he was the original virus that got so many people hooked on skateboarding. Now the original spore is gone, but that virus lives on in so many others. Jay's passing reminds all of us and reaffirms that we're connected. We're all rolling down the sidewalk together."
Adams was the youngest member of the original Z-Boys skate team when it first formed in 1975, according to Zephyr Surf Shop owner and Z-Boys co-founder Jeff Ho.
"I first met Jay in the water when he was a little kid on a borrowed surfboard, even before he was the little kid on a skateboard everybody's seen pictures of," Ho told XGames.com. "You could tell even then that he was something special. Once the first photos of what he was doing on a skateboard came out, he was an instant icon. He was so creative in his skating that he was just so, so far beyond his time. He lived his life the way he wanted to live it, and, you know, he was surfing some mean sick barrels at Puerto and getting great shots with the boys right up until just before he passed away, still doing what he wanted to do."
Jim Muir, another member of the original Dogtown Z-Boys skate team, added: "Everyone involved in skateboarding needs to thank Jay for who he was and what he made our sport. He was one of a kind, and there will never be anyone else like him."
Adams will be remembered as much for his sneer and for flipping off the camera as for his brazen skateboarding prowess. When skateboarding got competitive and corporate and some of his peers became celebrities, he mostly opted out.
"Wearing uniforms? That wasn't me," he wrote in an essay for "My Rules," a forthcoming book by photographer Glen E. Friedman.
Friedman's first published image for Skateboarder Magazine was a shot of Adams airing above the lip in a pool for the first time. Adams was just 15 at the time; Friedman was 14. The image rocked the skateboarding world with new possibilities, even though Friedman admits Adams "was clearly not [landing the trick]."
Even Adams' accidents could be inspirational.
"When you look at Jay, you have to think of the personification of all the Dogtown stories that Craig Stecyk wrote and all the Dogtown photos that I took: All we were trying to do was capture Jay Adams' essence," Friedman told XGames.com. "He was really f---ed up, and he was really incredibly great, all at the same time. For so many, he was the inspiration, he was the seed. He was one of the originators, and he didn't do any of it on purpose. He was as spontaneous as they come, and because of that he was one of the sport's great revolutionaries."
Friedman shared an excerpt of Adams' "My Rules" essay with XGames.com:
"I always skate for the love of it, the feeling that is like nothing else. Doing the thing I did, that some people after the fact look back and say it was so progressive and pushed the limits, that's cool but I wasn't thinking doing that. I just acted spontaneously and did stuff, see what happens and hope not to get hurt. I wouldn't think about it until afterwards, if at all. Style was a motivator at times, but honestly it just came naturally to me, and although it meant everything at times, who's to say the kook with horrible style isn't having more fun than you? Having fun is what really matters in the end, unless you're just out to impress others."
Although not as risible the similarly named Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer films, 2001’s Not Another Teen Movie wasn’t exactly beloved, either. (Its MetaCritic score is a basement-dwelling 32.) Nevertheless, it made money, and years later its writer, Mike Bender, took some of that, uh, magic to a pilot called Not Another High School Show.
Even though its cast featured Alison Brie and a future Oscar winner named Jennifer Lawrence, it didn’t get picked up—and with good reason, judging by this clip Uproxx found. While a parody of Buffy the Vampire Slayer starring Brie and Lawrence may sound like it could work, it most certainly does not. Brie and Lawrence are obviously no worse for the wear, but Bender’s last writing credit was the 2008 MTV Movie Awards.
warning: it's bad (and jlaw appears for 5 seconds lmao)
Fired Y&R Star Michael Muhney Breaks Silence. Will NOT Return As Adam Newman!
Fans of Michael Muhney have been hoping he was returning to the show. It is now official that he will not be coming back to the show. Back in Dec. of 2013, he was officially fired.
There have been rumors flying that he would land on another soap opera or that he would end up back as Adam Newman. Muhney shared some pretty disappointing news tonight.
Michael went to Twitter to talk about it. He said, "Just got an official call, although things got very close, I will not be returning to Y&R. That part of my life is over. Moving on..." It looks like Michael thought he was going to be on the show again.
He also added in a follow up tweet: “I was hopeful for a return, but now I’m hopeful for the future. Now you’ll just have to promise to tune in to my future projects!”
Later a fan tweeted to Muhney if the reports surrounding his dismissal from Y&R were false, to which he replied: “Yes. It was only a salacious rumor.”
The Young and the Restless lost a lot of viewers when they got rid of Michael. Several of them have been hoping that he would find a home on General Hospital or another soap.
In tragic and heartbreaking news this afternoon that shocked millions of fans worldwide and those in the entertainment industry, and those who admired him, knew him, worked with him, actor/comedian Robin Williams was found dead in an apparent suicide in his home in Tiburon California at the age of 63.
Many soap stars took to Twitter over the last several hours to share in their grief and sorrow of the shocking death of the talented Williams. S everal had the opportunity to work with Robin Williams at one time in their careers. Here is a sampling below!
Eric Braeden @EBraeden
No one I looked forward to more to listen to and watch than Robin Williams! Rarely have I laughed harder! Now he is no more! Makes me sad!
Kimberly McCullough @whitewatercrew
His movies made me laugh and cry just as hard #RIPRobinWilliams
Jason Thompson @MyJasonThompson
Very sad to hear about Robin Williams. A genius. One of a kind. Absolute one of a kind.
Maurice Benard @MauriceBenardMB
Tragic news today sorry Robin Williams for the enormous pain you must have felt your comedic genius will be missed.
Jen Lilley @jen_lilley
Today we’ve lost an icon. #RIPRobinWilliams It was a privilege & honor to work with you on @CrazyOnesCBS
michelle stafford @TheRealStafford
My heart is broken… One of the greats… #RIP
Tyler Christopher @Tyler2929
Rip Mr Williams. Damn u made me laugh. I’m still trying to drink cocktails with my index finger.
Kim Zimmer @kimjzimmer
Patch Adams…my favorite! I can’t believe your gone! You will be greatly missed you incredibly talented man!
Kathleen Gati @gatitweets
RIP Robin Williams My favorite colleague! I’m blessed I had the opportunity to work with you. TY for the laughs, your warmth &kindness.
Robert Adamson @rgala
Gonna settle in and watch my favorite RW movie tonight with wife and baby. You are one of the greats. God probably got his best bud back.
Kristen Alderson @krisalderson
The news of @robinwilliams took the wind out of me. Ugh! So so sad! You grow up watching someone w/ his talent & you feel like u know them
Brandon Barash @BrandonBarash
RIP Robin. You inspired us, infected us with your laughter. The one, the only Cultural Attache to Greece.
Matthew Atkinson @JMattAtkinson
Devastated about Robin Williams. I had the pleasure of meeting him; He was a wonderful soul and brought joy to the world. #RIPRobinWilliams
Williams won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in Good Will Hunting in 1997, and also appeared in films: The Fisher King, Popeye, Good Morning Vietnam, Dead Poets Society, Hook, The World According to Garp, The Birdcage, Awakenings, Mrs. Doubtfire to name a few. Robin’s big career breakthrough came on the ABC sitcom Mork & Mindy and he returned last season to television in The Crazy Ones which also starred Sarah Michelle Gellar only to have the show cancelled.
Hold on to your hats, baby girls: Malcolm Winters is returning to Genoa City!
PEOPLE was on the set of CBS's The Young and the Restless to see Shemar Moore, who affectionately refers to his female fans as baby girls, reprise the classic role that catapulted him to stardom. After a decade-long absence, Moore – who is about to begin his 10th season on Criminal Minds – will return to the daytime drama Sept. 10 and 11.
"There is not a 20-year career without Malcolm Winters," Moore told PEOPLE. "This is my second family. I don't take any of it for granted. I've been wanting to do this since I left."
Moore first joined the sudser in 1995 and gave up the role in 2005 to star as Derek Morgan in Criminal Minds. His Y&R role was eventually recast with Darius McCrary (Family Matters) from 2009-11.
For Malcolm's comeback, Moore will appear in scenes with Kristoff St. John, a longtime star of Y&R who plays Malcolm's older brother, Neil. Moore won't spoil why his alter ego is back in town, other than to say it is for family reasons.
But longtime Y&R fans will love this little detail: Malcolm and Neil discuss Drucilla, the popular character played by Victoria Rowell. (For the uninitiated, Drucilla was married to Neil but slept with Malcolm.) Sadly, the actress won't be there to join in on the fun.
"I ran into her a couple weeks ago," Moore said of Rowell. "I told her I'm sorry we won't be all together. That would be pretty great, but as far as I know, Dru has passed away."
"She's in the river somewhere," St. John deadpanned.
As for Moore's return to Y&R, St. John added, "He eclipsed so many people on this show. His supernova was huge."
Now, for the bad news, baby girls: There will be no undressing by Moore for this special guest appearance.
"There are two wardrobe changes and none of them expose the six pack, which is more like a two or three pack," Moore told PEOPLE. "If you want to see me half-buck naked, go on the Internet."
On-Air On-Soaps caught up with the talented Thaao Penghlis at GHFCW 2014 to get his thoughts on the latest twists in the arc of Victor’s story, a preview of what may be ahead, what he thinks of Victor’s relationship with Dr. Liesl Obrecht (Kathleen Gati), working with Kimberly McCullough (Robin) in the those major revelation scenes, and how he is even taking the heat from some fans because of what Victor is perpetrating on Robin! So, here’s what Thaao shared that is making watching Victor Cassadine, oh, so fun and maddening, these days!
What has it been like portraying Victor while coming and going off the canvas of General Hospital, and now to have what look likes a very juicy story?
THAAO: I can understand the way they have brought me in periodically, because in order to make the story cohesive, you have to have had these times off so that things evolve; otherwise the audience is not going to believe what takes place … like people being revived again and that type of thing. Miracles don’t happen overnight, and with this character for the first time, I am seeing something human. I love that, because I am always looking for the humor. Because when you are, as they say, the villain, and if people are going to like you then you gotta have some fun! You are going to be a challenge to the hero, and that is what I am enjoying doing now. I suddenly went, “Wow! What is going to be exposed at the beginning of September is wonderful! Suddenly my character went: “I am a person. I feel. I am having insights, and it’s not just about what I want and what I say goes.” There is a wonderful mystery that is evolving. I was learning my lines the other night, and I was already in it and so invested in the story. That’s how good it was. I can say it’s the best stuff I’ve had on this show since the Ice Princess. I am really excited for what is ahead.
So, now can we say that you will be kind of “recurring” on the show?
THAAO: It looks like roots are being formed with this character, so I would think so. And on GH, you don’t really have a true villain, except Kathleen Gati’s Dr, Obrecht, and that’s a woman. The audiences are not used to having female villains as much as they are a male villain. I don’t want to sound like a chauvinist (Laughs) but male villains are much more interesting! (Laughs) They have a lot more power, let’s face it. The world is full of them … and they are all men! (Laughs)
How would you define the relationship between Victor and Dr. Obrecht (Kathleen Gati)? Is Victor still smitten with her? Does he love her? Of course, we never saw their back-story fully on-air.
THAAO: I said to our EP Frank Valentini, so what happened to Victor … as I was the only one to survive, and I was put into prison, because I have no idea? So I have to put it in my own head, and I can’t play what’s not there. All I can do is have moments of what the lust must have been like between Obrecht and Victor, or what kind of sex we must have had, or what kind of passion we must have had. Obviously, Liesl affected Victor more than he affected her! She loves that crazy man, Cesar (Anders Hove)! I think I am baffled, actually. (Laughs) I love Kathleen! She says, “I would rather have you!” (Laughs) We have a wonderful rapport. It’s a dance and it’s funny. When I looked at her I said to myself, “Is this the type of woman I would go for?” I thought: “Kathleen is a lovely human being. She is a very dedicated actress, and she works very hard, and in the same way I was trained to do.” So there are all the romantic things between Victor and Liesl, but what I am also discovering is … there is a threat there … a threat!
How was working in those just aired scenes with Kimberly McCullough (Robin) … where Victor is quite nasty to Robin while they are trying to resurrect Jason?
THAAO: That has been interesting stuff to play. Kimberly was not feeling well the first day we worked. I had a sequence with her that was so primal. When I say “no” to her, something came out of me, some sound! I think I even shocked the crew! (Laughs) I shocked myself at the way it came out! It came out of nowhere, and so then I pulled it back in. You know, Robin is a very vulnerable character. So, I have to watch how to play with her, whereas with an Obrecht type character you can move her around, and throw her on the bed, or whatever. (Laughs)
Robin is one of the most beloved characters on the canvas in the history of General Hospital, and so to have Victor double-cross her when she is trying to do good and save Jason, could earn him the “Most Hated” Award! (Laughs)
THAAO: Robin is a sacrifice in a way, and she serves her purpose in all of this, and people are blaming me for getting Kimberly off the show! She wanted to get off the show, because she wanted to direct. It’s one of those things where fans are saying: “You better not get rid of her because I am coming after you!” And I am going, “Are they for real these people?” I have had a few threats. You look at it as the actor and you are going, “Ah, it’s only a script.” You look at these people who take the stuff so seriously. It is amazing how analytical the fans can be, and in-depth when they think up, or of, the storylines. But overall, it’s been an interesting time coming back to GH … someplace I never thought I would ever be coming back to again.
For more with Thaao on his real life travel adventures and more make sure to pick up a copy of his memoir: Places: The Journey of My Days, My Life.
Rafe's death may have been a bit of a shock for GENERAL HOSPITAL viewers, but it turns out that it was also a surprise for portrayer Jimmy Deshler, who learned of his character's tragic fate only a few days before they taped the episode!
"I guess it was just confidential and they didn't want any of the story getting out," he tells Soaps In Depth, "so I found out the Monday of the week it was happening. I guess it was a surprise to all of us."
Though his time with the soap was brief, the young actor is grateful for the experience. "It's good to have something on your resumé like GH and I did a year and a half of it," he says. "I learned a lot from it. I've been on a set as a guest star, but I've never been a regular part of a show. It was a very good experience."
Deshler admits that he's next considering attending college, possibly at the University Of Southern California, but also auditioning with a focus on hitting the big screen. "I've done guest stars and little roles in films," he muses. "I've kind of set it as my goal to get a feature film and have that be my next project that I work on."
ABC has confirmed that in the coming weeks, GENERAL HOSPITAL will be returning to a 3 p.m. EST/2 p.m. PST timeslot in a few markets, back to where it aired for 25 years.
Information on which markets and the dates the change goes into effect will be coming soon.
But don't worry readers: The show is on solid ground!
Congratulations are in order to GENERAL HOSPITAL alum Nathin Butler (ex-Ewen) and wife Irina, who welcomed Jetson Kerry Butler into the world this past weekend.
The proud papa has been posting photos of his newborn little boy on Instagram and Twitter and the whole family looks happy and healthy.
Best wishes to them all!
Charles Keating, best known for his role as villain Carl Hutchins on the NBC soap opera Another World, has died, his son said Tuesday.
The 72-year-old actor had been fighting lung cancer for several years and died Friday, Sean Keating said.
The London native began his career on the stage, appearing with the Royal Shakespeare Company. Charles Keating turned his attention toward television, first in the United Kingdom, then in the United States.
He enjoyed stints as reformed criminal Hutchins on Another World -- from 1983 to 1985 and from 1991 to 1998 and the final episode in 1999. His work earned him a Daytime Emmy win for outstanding lead actor in a drama series in 1996.
Keating also appeared on soaps As the World Turns, All My Children and Port Charles and prime time shows including Sex and the City, Xena: Warrior Princess and Miami Vice.
The actor appeared in numerous films, including 1992's The Bodyguard, and the 1999 version of The Thomas Crown Affair. Keating was nominated for a Tony Award in 1986 for his featured role in the Broadway play Loot.
His former Another World co-star Alicia Coppola tweeted about the veteran actor. "Charles Keating has passed," Coppola wrote. "I am so very sad. Along w/ @LindaDano he was my very first acting teacher. The actress I am is because of them."
Keating died at his home in Weston, Connecticut. Keating is survived by his wife, Mary, and one other son.
"He as an extraordinary actor. He was an actor's actor," Sean Keating said. Charles Keating told his family he wanted to be cremated and there will be no funeral, instead a traditional Irish celebration of his life will take place on his birthday, his son said.
The Internet Movie Database says Keating was born on October 22, 1941.
The long-rumored casting of Billy Flynn has been been confirmed by Days of our Lives. Flynn joins the cast as the new Chad DiMera.
"We are excited to have Billy Flynn joining our Days family this Fall," says co-executive producer Greg Meng. "Chad's return will change the dynamic of Salem society in ways that fans won't want to miss!"
Flynn, whose acting credits include Hawaii Five-0 and short film 80 in 10, will make his first appearance as Chad on September 12.
The role was previously played by Casey Jon Deidrick from 2009-2013.
After a successful debut last year, Investigation Discovery bringing back its ID Daytime programming block featuring what the network calls "real-life soaps." Beginning Monday, August 25 from 1-4 p.m. daily, soap stars from past and present host encores of ID’s most scandalous series, such as Wives with Knives, My Dirty Little Secret, Scorned: Love Kills and Evil Twins.
Beloved pairs are reunited on screen each week to provide insight into these cautionary tales, including: General Hospital's Lynn Herring and Kin Shriner; Days of our Lives' Mary Beth Evans and Wally Kurth; bad boys Lamon Archey from The Young and the Restless and Darnell Williams from All My Children; and telenovela actress Katie Barberi, Dona Barbara.
The daytime stunt airs in conjunction with ID’s evening primetime return of a new season of Deadly Affairs with Susan Lucci, featuring all-new stories of deadly dalliances on Saturday, August 16 at 10 p.m. ET on Investigation Discovery.
“Soap fans are a voracious audience, hungry for emotionally riveting content and devoted to the characters they’ve grown to love – or, hate,” said Henry Schleiff, Group President of Investigation Discovery, Destination America, American Heroes Channel and Discovery Fit & Health. "As the #5 network for women in daytime*, soap opera fans know that they can always find their 'stories' on Investigation Discovery – the real life tales of passion – and, on occasion, perhaps, a little poison."
Each week will have its own theme and star hosts to introduce the true-life programming, channeling their scandalous soap personalities. The schedule is as follows:
* Sinful Secrets August 25-29: Hosted by Lynn Herring (Lucy Coe, General Hospital) and Kin Shriner (Scott Baldwin, General Hospital)
* Lessons in Lust September 2-5: Hosted by Katie Barberi (Cecilia Vergel, Dona Barbara; Ursula Van Pelt, Every Witch Way)
* Poisonous Love September 8-12: Hosted by Mary Beth Evans (Kayla Brady, Days of our Lives) and Wally Kurth (Ned Ashton, General Hospital; Justin Kiriakis, Days of our Lives)
* Evil Enemies September 15-19: Hosted by Lamon Archey (Mason Wilder, The Young and the Restless) and Darnell Williams (Jesse Hubbard, All My Children)
Rikers Island inmates rioted over missing their favorite TV soap operas is because of all the on-screen “passion” in the shows, Spanish telenovela actress Silvana Arias said.
The 34-year-old actress of En Otra Piel said she laughed when she heard the hardened criminals at the correctional facility love late-night shows so much they rebelled against an early bedtime rule that forced them to miss Monday's episode, the New York Post reported.
“Maybe guys in jails like the passion that we Latinas have. When we say ‘I love you,’ we say it with so much passion, maybe they like that,” Arias told the Post. “I laughed because I couldn’t believe it… I thought it was funny that they were so upset they couldn’t watch us. But it’s also sad that they don’t have any other entertainment.”
The Peruvian actress plays a girl who gets kidnapped and falls in love with a Mexican gang member.
Wyatt set out to forge peace with Liam. Liam was willing to give it a try but warned Wyatt against making another move on Hope. Wyatt, however, had secret designs on taking Liam's place in the family business. In Monte Carlo, Bill told Brooke that he was ready to commit his life to her. Brooke, however, insisted that they hear Katie out before making any decisions. They flew back home, and Katie implored Bill to give the marriage another chance. Carter became smitten after a kiss and platonic night with Maya. Maya and Rick made up about Rick missing the premiere, but Carter's kiss lingered in her mind.
Someone sent Sami a threatening message in jail. Gabi showed Sami a video from Rafe that moved Sami to tears. E.J.'s plan to frame Bernardi backfired. The judge granted Sami a closed trial but upheld the order to deny her bail. Sami and Kate learned the gruesome truth behind Stefano's actions against Rafe. The book club members who met at Jennifer's house accidentally ate the doughnuts that J.J. had spiked with marijuana. Daniel told Jennifer that he could not be with her on her terms, but later had second thoughts about his decision. J.J. was happy when he thought that Jennifer was no longer dating Daniel. Chad told Cameron that he would fight hard against his brain cancer. Will confronted Brent about his feelings for Sonny. Later, Sonny reassured Will that no one would ever stand between them. Eric seemed moved by Kristen's compassion for children. Brady nearly caught Kristen with a home pregnancy test kit. Kristen told Jennifer that she might be pregnant, but that Brady would not be the daddy. Brady and Nicole remembered Madison a year after her death. Rafe met his female physical therapist. E.J. asked for Rafe's help to free Sami, but Rafe told E.J. that he could not break the law. Jennifer, Abigail, and J.J. remembered Jack at the memorial service. Nicole caught a glimpse of Kristen holding a home pregnancy test kit.
Luke learned that the Balkan had shot Sean with a bullet that had been laced with polonium-210. Luke vowed to find the cure for himself and for Sean, so Sean gave Luke information that led Luke and Holly to Corinth, PA, and an abandoned home of a woman who had murdered her entire family and numerous friends. Dr. Obrecht attempted to kill Anna, but Duke inadvertently ingested the propofol-tainted champagne. Duke recalled seeing the diabolical doctor before he had passed out, so he shared the information with Anna when he woke up from a brief coma. Spinelli discovered that Liesl Westbourne had changed her name to Liesl Obrecht, so Spinelli and Felix warned Anna that Britt might be harboring Britt's evil mother. Anna arrested Britt. Dr. Obrecht managed to escape but soon found herself looking down the barrel of Luke's gun. Mac and Felicia went ahead with their wedding, but an unwanted guest crashed the ceremony. Michael raced to the courthouse to stop Morgan and Kiki's wedding, but he was too late. Morgan denied that he had known that Kiki was not a Quartermaine prior to the wedding. Lulu became concerned when she noticed that Maxie had developed a maternal attachment to the baby. Maxie's water broke. Connie overheard Olivia admit to Sonny that Olivia and Sonny should have fought for each other.
Victor refused to give in to Billy's bribery attempt, and he publicly declared his support of Adam. Melanie vowed not to back off until Adam's life was ruined. Victoria and Billy reunited. Chelsea gave birth to a healthy baby boy named Connor. Victoria agreed to stop threatening to tell the truth about Connor's paternity. Chelsea ordered Anita out of her life. Lily and Devon were suspicious of Hilary's true motives. The blogger's posts caused tension in Cane and Lily's marriage. Neil offered to meet the blogger in person to explain his role in Rose's death, but the blogger declined. Neil suspected that the blogger was Rose's daughter, Anne. Hilary had a photo of Rose on her computer, and she spied on Neil. Sharon faked a sprained ankle to spend time with Nick. Sharon received a speeding ticket from the night of the gala. Sharon turned down Adam's request to be a character witness. Avery returned home and found Sharon, Nick, and Faith in a cozy situation. Jack fought the urge to call his dealer. Summer opened up to Jack. Summer was upset when she saw Kyle on a date. Katherine's family and friends received postcards from various places around the world. Katherine summoned her loved ones to her home for a homecoming party, but the guests were concerned when Katherine and Murphy didn't show up. As a storm raged outside, Murphy called to inform Jill that he'd be late, and everyone wondered what had happened to Katherine.
Sami is forced to change tactics with EJ.
Hope uncovers Aiden's Lie.
Kate confronts Will about the defamatory article.
Eve surprises Theresa by sending her on a mysterious mission to speak with Paige.
Nicole finally gets a chance to confront Kristen.
Jennifer presents Eve with a one-time deal.
Brady struggles with his emotions now Kristen is back.
Aiden and Hope awkwardly try to discuss their feelings.
Will's article is published, causing hell to break loose.
Abigail gets a huge shock.
Kristen is affected when Eric gives emotional testimony at her grand jury hearing.
Eve makes her decision regarding Jennifer's offer.
Will and Sonny have a major argument over Will's article.
EJ rips into Sami for once again going after Abigail.
Ben comes to Abigail's aid when she needs it most.
Sonny blasts Sami for screwing him over Will.
A desperate Sami turns to EJ for assistance.
Kristen manages to pull off a miracle in court.
Daniel grows even more suspicious of Theresa.
Carly struggles with her feelings for Sonny, while Franco's jealousy grows; Nikolas finds himself in a tough spot between Britt and Elizabeth
Details of Alice's health arise; Michael evesdrops on Tracy and Alice; a jealous Franco questions Carly about her relationship with Sonny.
Carly and Bobby cover up the truth about Franco; Ava and Kiki get caught up with the baby, but Luke changes the mood with a startling request
Sabrina gets the scoop on Rafe upon her return to Port Charles; Sam snoops through Rafe's belongings at Silas' for evidence
Ava and Julian have a serious talk about Luke; Sam and Silas reveal some new information regarding Rafe
Monday, August 18
Hope (Kim Matula) tries to sort out her feelings following the trips to Paris and Monte Carlo; Quinn (Rena Sofer) tries to convince Deacon (Sean Kanan) they are better as allies.
Tuesday, August 19
Quinn and Deacon take the first steps in a new scheme; Ridge (Thorsten Kaye) struggles to contain his secret.
Wednesday, August 20
Quinn and Deacon find evidence that may help with their plan; Bill (Don Diamont) makes a final effort to get Brooke (Katherine Kelly Lang) to agree to marriage.
Thursday, August 21
Bill tells Liam (Scott Clifton) to put his family before his pride; planning a party to honor a couple.
Friday, August 22
Ivy (Ashleigh Brewer) and Aly (Ashlyn Pearce) convince Liam to tell Hope everything about Paris; Deacon hopes to change Brooke's opinion of Bill.
Devon and Hilary must rethink their strategy.
Abby and Stitch butt heads.
Nick begins to piece together information about Mariah.
Sharon and Mariah have a big argument.
Nick gets an enlightening blast from the past.
Victoria is waiting for news about the baby.
Dylan wonders why Avery would want to help Austin.
Neil must face reality.
Stitch sees Billy and Victoria share a moment.
Nick endeavors to get to the bottom of the Mariah mystery.
Kelly thinks about an offer from Jack.
Sharon attacks Victor.
Chelsea bids Genoa City farewell.
Summer introduces Austin and Phyllis.
Sharon's world is shaken.
Sitting in the heart of Venice Beach, California, is a church one block away from the iconic Gold's Gym and a stone's throw from the new Google offices. The building represents the neighborhood's storied history with religion—it once housed a standard Protestant congregation before becoming a Hare Krishna temple and, later, a new age brand of Christian fundamentalism. But in May, the property gained a new and very peculiar occupant. Hollywood actor Andrew Keegan—best known for his role in the 90s film 10 Things I Hate About You—leased the building to start his own new age temple and spiritual movement called Full Circle. The church now has a growing body of followers, some of whom have dedicated their lives to his mission.
When I visited the church, I was greeted at the door by a man who said his name was Third Eye. He quickly introduced me to the community pet Krishna, a giant talking parrot. Third Eye explained that he was part of the “inner circle,” composed of eight core members, all of whom are led by the founder Andrew Keegan. All the members are “enlightened” and have come together to initiate change. While they are cooperative, Keegan is the official leader who has, as Third Eye put it, the “ultimate say on all things.”
I met the rest of the inner circle, who told me they believed I came through the “vortex” created by Keegan's energy (in some ways, that's not entirely incorrect). A member of the group named Stav introduced himself to me, noting that he grew up with Keegan's 10 Things I Hate About You co-star Heath Ledger in Perth, Western Australia. He made sure to tell me about this connection while also rattling off the names of famous surfers, Victoria's Secret models, and sports stars, as well as other Hollywood celebrities, whom he's “tight with.” Stav is a member of the inner circle and is not ashamed to let his worship of celebrity be known.
They described their movement as “advanced spiritualism” or “the highest spiritualism founded on universal knowledge.” When I pressed them about what exactly that meant, Third Eye said something about cosmic energy and ayahuasca.
Later, Third Eye invited me to attend a special evening of music at the church, where I met Keegan and his girlfriend, Leah. She hugged me, while Keegan gave me a complicated brother-man series of handshake maneuvers before drawing me into an embrace. Venice Beach's burner community was out in full force for the evening, wearing their desert-inspired Lord of the Rings costumes. Everyone came to see new age musician Nahko Bear, but he couldn't make it. Instead, some local artists were asked to take the stage and sing songs about cutting up their credit cards and using mantras to pay their bills. This was only one of the many events Keegan threw that week—from concerts, to political gatherings for new age self-help gurus (viz. Marianne Williamson’s bid for congress), to sit-ins, and workshops on the latest colon cleanse.
We stepped outside so Keegan and Leah could smoke American Spirits, and they told me that their goal is to promote the individual becoming truly themselves outside of defined boundaries. The actor was wearing a pork pie hat and an Indian scarf; his girlfriend was adorned in a white silk kimono.
“Synchronicity. Time. That's what it's all about. Whatever, the past, some other time. It's a circle; in the center is now. That's what it's about,” Keegan explained, regarding the church's name, Full Circle.
A few weeks later, I sat down with Keegan after one of his Sunday services. The meditation at the service had involved water crystals, which participants used to focus their energy to bring an ending to the conflict between Israel and Palestine. “We’re very, very aware of the shift that’s happening in the mind and the heart, and everybody is on that love agenda,” Keegan told me after the ceremony. “We’re very much scientifically, spiritually, and emotionally aware of how it works, meaning that there’s power in the crystals, there’s power in our hearts, there’s an alignment, there’s a resonance... and it transfers through water.”
Like many religious converts, Keegan's spiritual transformation came after a traumatic experience. The actor said he was first awakened on March 11, 2011, when he and two friends were attacked by what he describes as gang members in Venice Beach. One of them pulled a gun on his manager, and after a full-on brawl, Keegan had to go to the hospital for stitches. “The significance of this occurrence is that it happened at the same time the tsunami hit Japan,” Keegan said. He then related this incident to a series of odd events, which he believes play a large role in how “synchronicity” brought him to realize his true calling.
“I had a moment where I was looking at a street lamp and it exploded. That was a weird coincidence,” he said.“At a ceremony, a heart-shaped rose quartz crystal was on the altar, and synchronistically, this whole thing happened. It’s a long story, but basically the crystal jumped off the altar and skipped on camera. That was weird.” Keegan explain that these were some of the incidents that led him to conclude that “the mission is to take the war out of our story, which is essentially peace, but activated peace.”
While Third Eye and his fellow members see Keegan as a visionary and a leader, the actor said his community is not cultish. “I very much speak what comes through [while] in the collective. We create a resonance of balance and equality of the crew,” he explained. “When you feel those chakras aligned, there's guided messaging coming in. If there is something of spiritual ego within that, it must not exist.” His followers assert that each core member has a “lot of creative latitude” in the community, but in the end, the star has the ultimate say in the decision-making process.
The shift in Keegan’s ambitions — from stardom to spirituality — shows how the culture of celebrity is not all that far off from religion. Hollywood is an industry focused on manufacturing deities, personae to be both revered and reviled, just to make a buck, like every religion in the history of the world has done. Celebrities enamor us and hold us captive in the haloed glow of their Instagram filters, whether it is Kim K’s latest “belfie” or the Platonic ideal of family life represented by Brangelina. When Kanye West declares himself a “god,” it means something, because in the modern world, celebrity is god. The special worship Keegan received on the bedroom walls of high school girls in his youth is an overt form of deification. And so Keegan’s transfiguration from teen heartthrob to spiritual guru is not only unsurprising, but maybe even expected.
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ETA: apparently AnnaLynne McCord is also involved: facebook link
FWIW salon.com flat out called this a cult in their headline. ONTD, if you were to start a cult, what would your 10 Things be?
Marvel’s Original Sin continues this week with its penultimate chapter. So far, the series, and its crossover issues, has offered readers a dramatic roller-coaster of a story filled with plenty of shocking reveals and double crosses that could potentially have some long-term effects on the Marvel Universe. It also has inspired some of us here to reflect and rank some of the biggest, most shocking character turns in comic book history.
Fortunately, there are plenty of fantastic “heel turns” (as they would say in the pro wrestling business) to talk about when it comes to the world of comics. Just like any other long-term serial medium, sometimes a creator needs to mix things up with a character in order to keep things fresh and interesting for readers. If mixing it up involves the murder of innocent people, or the betrayal of a fan favorite character, then so be it.
This list aims to look at those comic book heel turns that have had the biggest affect on the industry, either in terms of being a part of critically or commercially successful stories, or by serving as inspiration for future creators who were looking to break the hearts of their readership by turning a revered character to the dark side.
1. Jean Grey
You can't really talk about heel turns without accounting for one of the most memorable character turns in comic book history (and one of the greatest stories of all-time, period). During the famed Chris Claremont/Dave Cockrum run on Uncanny X-Men in the late 1970s, Jean Grey, one of the original members of the Silver Age X-Men, appears to have died in a crash, before bursting out of the Jamaica Bay wearing a new costume and sporting a highly augmented powerset. And thus, the Phoenix was born.
Of course, the Phoenix force would ultimately corrupt Jean, leading to the Claremont/John Byrne classic, “The Dark Phoenix Saga.” At one point, Jean wipes out an entire planet in order to “feed” the cosmic force that has possessed her, and she also fights with her teammates before she is apparently turned back to the side of good. However, when the Phoenix force makes one last stab to posses her, Jean commits suicide in the storyline’s traumatic final chapter.
Jean would be resurrected and killed off a few times since “The Dark Phoenix Saga,” while the Phoenix force itself has been used as a plot device for countless Marvel tales. However, Jean’s actions during the "Dark Phoenix" heyday have led to an interesting debate among fans and critics about whether or not her evil behavior was innate or if it was instead a byproduct of a greater cosmic force controlling her.
2. Tony Stark
Tony Stark had always had a cocky, self-absorbed streak that led to him having a hard time playing along with others, but he became the poster child for the modern era heel turn when he came out in support of the Superhuman Registration Act, leading to the onset of Civil War.
It’s important to note that Stark did not act by himself, as he had a number of high-profile allies on the Pro-Registration side, most notably Reed Richards of the Fantastic Four and Hank Pym. But as the de facto leader of the group, Stark was the firebrand and the chief antagonist for Captain America and his “Secret Avengers,” who, for all intents and purposes, were the “heroes” of the epic Mark Millar/Steve McNiven story.
At one point in Civil War, Danny Rand, who was pretending to be Daredevil in place of Matt Murdock, threw a silver dollar at Stark’s feet, a reference to Christianity’s most famous traitor, Judas Iscariot.
When Captain America surrendered and Marvel’s Civil War ended, Stark had Cap paraded around in public, which opened the door for Cap’s assassination. That’s when Stark realized the error of his ways and he famously told Cap’s corpse that the whole war “wasn’t worth it.”
3. Adrian Veidt
In a heel turn that makes the reader think (what else do you expect from an Alan Moore comic that’s notorious for the way it deconstructs the superhero genre?), Adrian Veidt, aka Ozymandias, turns on his Watchmen teammates, even killing one, all in the name of carrying out a plan of mass genocide that would leave millions dead, but also save billions from the ramifications of an imminent nuclear war between the United States and the Soviet Union.
Or in short, Ozymandias kills the Comedian, frames Dr. Manhattan, and then sends a telepathic squid creature to New York City, which explodes and kills millions, but causes the U.S. and the Soviet Union to band together against a common enemy (an extraterrestrial squid monster).
Maybe that second explanation wasn’t much simpler.
Regardless, Ozymandias perfectly emblemizes the age-old philosophical debate, “do the ends justify the means.” Ozymandias betrayed his friends and killed millions of innocents, but his actions resulted in world peace. He also got one of the coolest, and most memorable heel turn moments in industry history when he announces his intricate plan to his surviving teammates and as they’re trying to convince him to reconsider, he coldly tells them, “I did it 35 minutes ago.”
5. Bucky Barnes
As the old saying go, nobody stays dead in comics except for Uncle Ben, Jason Todd and Bucky. Except that the latter two have since been resurrected and in Bucky’s case (actually, Jason Todd too), the character was brought back as a supervillain and adversary for his one-time partner, Captain America.
Bucky’s heel turn is an interesting case because it can be argued that he wasn’t in complete control of all of his facilities, and thereby may not be totally responsible for his actions. But a mindset like that would completely ruin the fun of a list like this that looks at the most memorable times a good guy went bad, right?
In all seriousness, after the explosion that presumably kills Bucky (that Cap recaps in his Silver Age debut in Avengers #4), we learn that he was actually frozen in the water below and recovered by the Russians. Bucky is then rehabilitated and reprogrammed into a Soviet assassin. When he is confronted by his old friend Captain America during the famed Ed Brubaker/Steve Epting arc, "The Winter Soldier" (you might have heard of some movie based on this story), Bucky comes to his senses long enough to destroy the Cosmic Cube. He would later be recruited by Tony Stark to become the new Captain America after Cap’s death at the end of Civil War (more on that in a second).
7. Hal Jordan
In probably one of the more controversial heel turns in comic history, Hal Jordan gets his “90s moment” during the “Emerald Twilight” storyline (aka, the moment nearly every hero was subjected to during the decade which ended up blowing up the current status quo in traumatic fashion – see also, “The Death of Superman,” “The Clone Saga,” and “Knightfall”). During this storyline, Hal becomes distraught when his former home, Coast City, has been destroyed by Cyborg Superman in the “Reign of Superman” storyline.
Hal goes nuts seeking revenge from those who destroyed Coast City, only to get a stern finger wagging from the other Guardians for using his power ring for personal gain. This Guardians’ behavior sends him further over the deep end, so Hal snaps the neck of his old-time rival Sinestro, kills his onetime friend Kilowog, and then enters the Central Battery, coming out as the supervillain Parallax.
Hal would eventually be replaced by Kyle Rayner in the Green Lantern series, while Parallax would go on to cause trouble as part of 1994’s Zero Hour event. Jordan would later become another incarnation of the Spectre, before Geoff Johns restored the Silver Age status quo with his Green Lantern: Rebirth series in the mid-2000s, resurrecting Hal and making him the Green Lantern again.
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What are your favorite comic book arcs involving good guys turning to the dark side?
Two weeks after announcing the bulk of its core cast, the adaptation of Kevin Williamson's hit film franchise has added four new faces, with Arrow favorite Bex Taylor-Klaus replacing the previously set Amy Forsyth.
Jamie Travis (Faking It) will direct the pilot, which hails from Dimension Films and The Weinstein Co. Jay Beattie and Dan Dworkin (Criminal Minds, Revenge) penned the original script, with Jill Blotevogel (Harper's Island, Ravenswood) on board to executive produce and serve as showrunner. Harvey and Bob Weinstein will exec produce MTV's reboot alongside Wes Craven, Marianne Maddalena and Cathy Konrad, all of whom served in the same capacity on the original franchise. Williamson is not involved in the MTV take. Tony DiSanto and Liz Gateley, who originally brought the Scream project to MTV in 2012, will also exec produce via their DiGa Vision banner.
Source: Hollywood Reporter
Apparently Anthony Anderson's character in Scream 4 was the only person of color in the town of Woodsboro
Jesse Eisenberg used to write sex jokes on napkins when he was 13 years old.
The 'Double' actor - who is dating actress Mia Wasikowska - thought the gags were great at the time but admits he recently found it funny looking back on them because they are so ''misguided''.
He said: ''[I wrote] a lot of jokes, in fact. And they were all sex-based. I've since revisited them, and looking at them I felt like, 'Clearly, this person will never have sex.' They were just totally misguided.''
But the 30-year-old star later realised he wanted to write comedy movies after watching films by Ben Stiller and Adam Sandler.
Speaking about his thoughts after watching some of their movies, he added: ''I could write stuff like this.''
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This was worth posting just for the headline alone.
The prehistoric Megalodon shark could still be alive, according to the Discovery Channel. Two programs on Shark Week on Friday night will explore the possibility that the species, which scientists believe became extinct around 2 million years ago, is actually still living.
One program aired last year called Megalodon: The Monster Shark Lives, which featured a search for a massive shark responsible for a rash of fatalities off the coast of South Africa.
“One controversial scientist believes that the shark responsible could be Megalodon, a 60-foot relative of the great white that is one of the largest and most powerful predators in history,” said the Discovery Channel in its description.
Now the network is re-airing some of that same footage, but says it has added some footage into the two-hour program it’s calling Megalodon The Extended Cut.
Then, another program purports to bring new evidence that the Megalodon species is still alive. “Collin Drake returns to share new details of his case and present the shocking new evidence of the existence of Megalodon, an enormous prehistoric shark that could still be roaming the oceans,” according to the network.
Voila! The latest Internet craze is #MakeupTransformations, a step-by-step parody of how to apply makeup to look like a celebrity.
Riffing on makeup contouring tutorials and drastic before and after photos, #MakeupTransformations show the person contouring their face (and/or putting on accessories known to the celebrity they're becoming), with the final result being a famous person instead.
Both women and men have gotten in on the fun, turning themselves into celebrites like Lindsay Lohan, Nicki Minaj and Mo'Nique in her Oscar-winning role in Precious, in four simple steps.
Daniel Radcliffe says he finds the concept of celebrity and the level of interest in the trivia of actors' lives "weird."
While promoting his first romantic comedy — What If, directed by Michael Dowse — the 25-year-old British star was keen to keep the conversation away from his own love life. Radcliffe is rumored to be dating his Kill Your Darlings co-star Erin Darke.
"People ask me about my relationship, and I try to give a little away as possible," Radcliffe explained. "People are dying in the world, give time to that."
And yet despite his best efforts to keep quiet about his personal life, the former Harry Potter star still finds himself to be tabloid fodder.
"That gets turned into a story in itself," he said. "'Oh, you've been really open about this.' 'No, I haven't. I was just, like, trying to keep my mouth shut.'"
Radcliffe was happy, however, to talk about his career choices post-Harry Potter. Since leaving the boy wizard behind him, he has sought out challenging roles and embraced on-screen nudity. Whether portraying Beat poet Allen Ginsberg in Kill Your Darlings or skinny-dipping in What If, Radcliffe joked that he wasn't "intentionally" seeking out roles in which he can appear naked.
Yet it all comes naturally now after a stint in Equus back in 2007, in which he stood in the nude onstage night after night. "Doing it onstage when I was 17 kind of makes you go 'meh' about anything else after that," he said.
What If stars Radcliffe pining for his character's best friend, played by Zoe Kazan. It opens Wednesday in the U.K.
It’s been awhile since we’ve heard from Britney Spears, and that’s the way she likes it. Her life, once splashed across the Internet and checkout aisle, is instead focused on motherhood, her health and expanding the Britney empire.
Though she took the summer off from performing her wildly successful Piece of Me residency at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas, Britney still got to work, bitch. She announced the launch of her first lingerie line, debuted a new fragrance, shot photos for a fitness magazine – all while juggling the craziness of being a mom to two kids. A couple Starbucks runs, too.
BreatheHeavy.com caught up with the legendary Miss Britney Spears! When will your favs?
How Was Your Summer?:
“My summer was awesome. It’s been a while since I’ve gotten to spend summer vacation with my boys – I’m usually working! We had a really good time. It was just so great to be able to attend all of Preston and Jayden’s basketball games. And I got to go with them to the skate park and watch them learn how to skateboard. I’m a proud mama!”
Did You Miss Performing On Stage In Vegas?:
“Most definitely. This was a longer break from the show than we normally have, so I was feeling the itch to get back on stage a few weeks into it. I can’t wait for tonight!”
What Are You Most Excited About In The Intimate Collection?:
“I’ve been working on the Intimates line for quite some time, so it’s really exciting for me to see my vision come to life. We have a few fashion shows coming up next month to launch the line, it’ll be fun to see my designs on the runway.”
Your Body Is Looking Great!:
“Thank you so much! The most important thing to me is that I feel great too. I just did a shoot for a health and fitness magazine.”
Why The Name Fantasy Stage?:
“The bottle is modeled after one of my favorite stage performances. Something about a big yellow snake…”
What Would You Like To Tell The Britney Army?:
“I want to thank all of my fans for their love and support through the years, it means everything to me.”
Britney kicks off the next leg of Piece Of Me Friday night! Are you ready?
7.09 - To Love is to Die
Sookie (Anna Paquin) retreats in confusion. Sam (Sam Trammell) makes a choice. Jason (Ryan Kwanten) exercises uncharacteristic restraint, while Eric (Alexander Skarsgård) faces a dilemma after being caught in a lie.
Written by Brian Buckner; directed by Howard Deutch.
Bill can’t die! I know everyone does on True Blood, but please tell me that he takes the cure. — Andrea
"With only two episodes to go, there are a lot of narrative threads to tie up, including the issue of Bill’s mortality. I will only say this: At least one original cast member will say goodbye for good this week. In possibly related news, a longstanding love triangle will be resolved and you’ll see one of the show’s weirdest — and funniest — sex scenes between a long-unrequited pair."HMMMMMMM
7.10 - Thank You
Sookie (Anna Paquin) weighs a future with and without Bill (Stephen Moyer). Eric (Alexander Skarsgård) and Pam (Kristin Bauer van Straten) struggle with their uncomfortable partnership with Mr. Gus (Will Yun Lee). Sam (Sam Trammell) makes a choice, while Andy (Chris Bauer) comes upon an unexpected inheritance.
Written by Brian Buckner; directed by Scott Winant.
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Manchester United vs Swansea: Ashley Young appears to catch bird droppings in his mouth while berating defence
Vine here (IDK how to make it imbed)
Louis van Gaal’s side walked out at Old Trafford for their first Premier League match under Louis van Gaal with renewed optimism, but it was soon normal service resumed as Swansea took the lead through Ki Sung-Yeung’s first half strike.
It couldn’t get much worse for United, but that’s exactly what did happen for midfielder Ashley Young. The England international was left fuming at his side’s defending and gave them a piece of his mind, only for what appeared to be a chunk of bird excrement to land in his mouth.
The image was captured during BT Sport’s live coverage and quickly flooded social media, with the hilarious/sickening shot quickly going viral.
It also showed that football fans are ready to try and defy the Premier League following their announcement that they will attempt to crackdown on Vines of live action.
United also has Jesse Lingard limp out of his Premier League debut with a knee injury, and he was replaced early on by Adnan Januzaj to cap a dismal opening half to the season.
The bonus was at least Young didn't dive after the contact.
New Liverpool defender Alberto Moreno is definitely the secret love child of Steven Gerrard and Xabi Alonso
Nobody really seems to know an awful lot about Liverpool’s new signing Alberto Moreno, but for some reason we can’t put our finger on, he looks very familiar.
Not a bit familiar; like really, really familiar. Suspiciously familiar. Now Twitter has come up with the reason why, and we’re convinced the theory is correct. It must be.
The 22-year-old is apparently the secret love child of current Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard and their former midfielder Xabi Alonso. Yep, that’s it.
Is this the reason Liverpool have spent £12million on buying him? Almost certainly.
Gerrard and Alonso were caught kissing after winning the Champions League trophy in 2005, and while the dates don’t add up, we’re convinced Moreno is related to both of them.
He has to be.
And you’ll never be able to look him again.
Cackling at everything, tbh.
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