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- 08/16/14--18:45: GRRM talks about Tyrion in TWOW
- 08/16/14--19:04: More celebrities do the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
- 08/16/14--19:51: Dumb And Dumber To Spoofs Lucy With New Posters
- 08/16/14--22:05: Why no future Hollywood star could ever match Lauren Bacall's allure
- 08/16/14--22:41: Dave Franco & Kevin Hart In Most Annoying Madden NFL Ad Ever!!!!
- 08/16/14--23:36: Justin Bieber does ice challenge; nominates Barack Obama
- 08/17/14--07:05: Cranston, Paul & Gilligan do a Breaking Bad autopsy
- 08/17/14--07:05: HBO's Trailer For On the Run Concert Special
- 08/17/14--07:05: Keke Palmer Joins Protest in Ferguson
- 08/17/14--07:06: What It Takes 'To Be Takei'
- 08/17/14--07:36: Stephen Amell Q&A and the Epic Twitter battle of TV Writers
- 08/17/14--07:37: Jennette McCurdy throws more shade at Ariana Grande
- 08/17/14--07:37: The Queen of Pop celebrates her Birthday!
- 08/17/14--08:28: The sad devolution of Discovery Channel
In news that means A LOT to some people and absolutely nothing to others, Comicbook.com is reporting that Disney is prepping to release the original Star Wars trilogy on Blu-Ray. As in, the imperfectly perfect original cut you grew up watching and loving. Sorry, fans of Doda Bodonawieedo!
According to our sources, Disney has plans to release the original cut of the Star Wars trilogy on Blu-ray. Our sources indicate that the project has been under way for quite some time, but it’s been challenging because of some damage to the original negatives they are utilizing. The goal is to release A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi in their complete, unaltered, original form without the redone special edition SFX. (Via)
There’s no exact date as to when this is happening, or if it will at all. It’s still just an unverified rumor, so don’t throw away your special editions DVDs quite yet. Use that space in the garbage for every last copy of Attack of the Clones in existence.
At a super quick glance I thought it was Taylor Swift tbh, dat lipstick.
.@JoeTheMorton: "I want to thank the scrumptious cast I work with every week. Mostly, I'd like to thank my parents who are no longer w/us."— Jessica Radloff (@JRadloff) August 16, 2014
Actor Joe Morton attends the Television Academy and SAG-AFTRA Presents Dynamic & Diverse: A 66th Emmy Awards Celebration of Diversity at the Leonard H. Goldenson Theatre on August 12, 2014 in North Hollywood, California.
Christina Aguilera is a mommy again after welcoming a beautiful baby girl!
The 33-year-old gave birth today, via C-section, with babydaddy, Matt Rutler by her side, Popdust can exclusively reveal.
A well placed source tells Popdust Aguilera and Rutler arrived at Cedars Sinai at 8 am this morning to check in to her private, deluxe birthing suite and that everything went exactly to plan.
Xtina is already mom to son, Max, 6, from her marriage to Jordan Bratman—the couple split October 2010, their divorce was finalized April 2011.
It’s the first child for Rutler—who met Aguilera on the movie set of Burlesque, the couple announced their engagement Valentine’s Day, a week before sharing the news that they were expecting.
Meanwhile, Christina will be taking off season six of The Voice to spend some quality time with her growing family and concentrate on her music career.
Congratulations on the new addition, Christina, Matt and Max!
It’s no surprise that death is kind of an inevitability in the Song Of Ice And Fire/Game Of Thrones universes, but there are just some characters so integral to the plot and so woven into the fandom that it seems as if they’ll be safe until the end. Well, according to George R.R. Martin, not even Tyrion Lannister is safe! Read on for our exclusive interview with George at your peril — mild spoilers are below!
“I love all my characters, of course, but Tyrion has always been a favorite,” George revealed to HollywoodLife.com when we spoke to him in the Courtyard by Marriot at Super Hero HQ during San Diego Comic-Con. No surprise there — both Tyrion and Samwell Tarly have said to be George’s author self-insertions.
“He is the easiest to write … The only thing that is hard is that it takes me days and sometimes weeks to come up with the one-liners that Tyrion comes up with in, like, a minute. I wish in real life I was nearly as acerbic and funny as Tyrion.”
When we pressed him on whether Tyrion would be safe from George’s hit list for his favoritism, he was vague:“Well, I did cut off his nose, so…”
“They say that you write what you want to read and you create in television what you want to watch. I love shows that are unpredictable,” George explained. “I like shows to be more real. Predicatable shows and books bore me. [...]
“I want to be on the edge of my seat. So, the deaths are important and at all times necessary.”
lol lbr he isn't killing tyrion anytime soon. personally i think tyrion will survive the series but won't get a cliche happy ending
ALS Ice bucket challenge accepted. http://t.co/OCSs9aYqDi— chris pratt (@prattprattpratt) August 17, 2014
ALS Ice Bucket Challenge ACCEPTED and met at our VMA rehearsal: https://t.co/3ANMs9kf57— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) August 16, 2014
If you have the most purposefully brain-free comedy of the year to promote, what better way to do so than by spoofing Lucy, a successful film that is all about expanding the way the mind functions? That’s the clever idea hit on by the marketing team behind Dumb And Dumber To, and launched on to the web via the twitter accounts of stars Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels. Check them out below.
Picking up the story two decades on, we’re re-introduced to Harry and Lloyd via the most ill-advised but committed prank Lloyd has ever conceived. After that, it's on to the meat and potatoes of the plot, with Harry learning he has a grown daughter and the pair setting off to find her. Naturally, they soon find themselves in the middle of various idiotic, and potentially life-threatening situations. The most recent trailer promised a return to the sort of madness wrought by the first film, though there are still worries about capturing the lunatic energy once more.
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The trailer looks like a Wayans Brothers movie.
With the aid of local police, War Machine was captured in Simi Valley, California, by U.S. Marshals yesterday afternoon at an Extended Stay America Hotel.
According to KTLA 5 News, War Machine was shot with a Taser by authorities before he was handcuffed and transported to Ventura County Jail.
The controversial Brazilian jiu-jitsu brown belt, who has been charged with seven criminal offenses—six of which are felonies, per TMZ—could have been captured much sooner if Las Vegas police acted faster based on the account of one of Mack's neighbors.
As NBC News reported on Thursday, Dashanka Giraldo says police did not take calls of Mack allegedly being brutally beaten by the well-known MMA fighter seriously.
My mother immediately called the cops and they hung up on her. When Christy tried calling the cops as well, they hung up on her, too. ... It took the cops like 15 to 20 minutes to get to our neighborhood, which is just way too long. I mean, that's crazy. We have an emergency here.
Giraldo says her family took a bloody, naked Mack into their home immediately after her alleged violent encounter with War Machine. The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department did not give NBC a response to Giraldo's recollection of the events.
At the Oscar ceremony 10 years ago – the one where Peter Jackson's third Lord of the Rings film hauled away another sack of precious gold – it was still possible to say that Old Hollywood was being celebrated alongside modern Hollywood. Dotted around the auditorium at the Kodak Theatre that night were several of the venerated faces of motion pictures' golden age. At one point, Tom Hanks stepped up to present a special tribute to the comedian Bob Hope, then aged 101, and later Julia Roberts made a similar presentation to a 96-year-old Katharine Hepburn.
The sombre "in memoriam" sequence in 2004 paid tribute to Donald O'Connor, star of Singing in the Rain, to Gregory Peck, to Elia Kazan and to Ann Miller, the aged dance star who had only recently reappeared on the silver screen to play a cameo role as a spooky remnant of Hollywood glamour in David Lynch's Mulholland Drive.
The death last week of Lauren Bacall, Humphrey Bogart's co-star in To Have and Have Not, The Big Sleep and Key Largo, caused many film fans to mourn the passing of one of the last truly great Hollywood talents. When shall we see her like again, several asked, and how can the tawdry, brash Los Angeles of today ever compete?
Full article at the source
Here's an overlooked musical tribute to Bacall from 1982.
Dave Franco is randomly attacked by Kevin Hart in a wacky new ad for Madden NFL 15 released Friday by video gamemakers EA Sports.
The almost four-minute long commercial-music video called Madden Season, starts off innocently enough with Hart walking up to Franco's mansion and frantically knocking.
“Kev, what's up?” Franco asks. Hart's only response is a cold, hard, inexplicable slap to the face. “It's Madden season,” informs a chorus of cheerleaders/back-up dancers who appear behind Hart, as if paying unneeded homage to Gwen Stefani‘s 2005 video Hollaback Girl.
And it only gets worse.
There's rapping, too. The lyrics are literally “Blah, blah, blah, blah.” Finally there's a showdown between the Ride Along and 21 Jump Street stars, with them facing off in a game of Madden NFL 15 in front of Franco's burning mansion, which looks considerably less beautiful.
NFL all-stars LeSean McCoy, Colin Kaepernick and Richard Sherman are all involved, but it there is little redeeming about their appearances.
what video games have yalls been playing recently?
do yall think obama will accept from the true king of r&b??
Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul and Vince Gilligan dissect the museum pieces, death scenarios, afterlife and other final notes on Breaking Bad
The "Breaking Bad" triumvirate — actors Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul and the show's creator, Vince Gilligan — had just seen each other a couple of nights ago at the Television Critics Assn. Awards in Beverly Hills. The week before that, they — and their better halves — broke bread to celebrate the Cranstons' 25th wedding anniversary.
Still, despite these recent get-togethers, there was much to discuss, including Better Call Saul, the Breaking Bad spinoff that Gilligan is shooting with Bob Odenkirk. ("You can't really call it a show yet," Cranston teases. "It's still in the womb, gestating. There's going to be a bloody afterbirth when that spews out on the floor.")
And while we were interested in all these things, we really wanted the chance to tie up some loose ends and bid farewell to "Breaking Bad," which came to a spectacular, satisfying end in September and is up for its last hurrah at the Emmys later this month. Over iced tea and coffee, sweetened (but not with Stevia!), we sat Cranston, Paul and Gilligan down together at the London Hotel in West Hollywood, which led to a few discoveries and confessions, no half measures offered or accepted.
LA Times: First things first: Where's Heisenberg's hat these days?
Cranston: I own one and Vince owns one. There's some talk about the Smithsonian putting on a "Breaking Bad" installation, and I think that would be the best place for it. If they said "go," I would give them everything I stole from the show. I have Walt's hat, his sunglasses, his watch and his glasses. I have one full Walter White outfit.
Gilligan: How many pairs of underpants?
Paul: Do you have the tighty whities from the pilot episode?
Gilligan: He's wearing them now!
Cranston: And I never take them off!
Paul: I wish I was smart enough to steal from the show. I didn't take anything.
Cranston: Yes, you did!
Paul: OK. I have Jesse's license plate from the first car.
Gilligan: You have the teddy bear from the second season.
Cranston: You also have the doors to the semi truck that gets shot out.
Paul: Yeah, and I also have Gale's door that I knock on before I kill him.
You just went from having nothing to curating a small museum.
Aaron, you recently posted a screen shot on Twitter [edit: Instagram] of the email that contained an attachment of the final episode. You wrote it took you "three full days of staring at it before you finally opened it."
Paul: There were so many emotions racing through me when I got that email. My heart started racing. I was excited. I was also extremely sad. I knew this was it.
Cranston: It was all anxiety about "This is the last script we'll ever see from the show." So it just sat on my counter. And it's like, "Don't read it, don't read it, don't read it."
Paul: Three days later, I'm driving over to Bryan's house in Albuquerque with that script on my passenger seat. It was such a surreal experience. We sat down, opened up some beer, had some food and then just read it out loud together.
Gilligan: Be honest: When you guys waited three days to read that last episode, how much of the anxiety was born of the fear that, when you read it, it was going to be a piece of crap?
Paul: Zero. Honestly.
Gilligan: Disappointing, maybe?
Paul: The anxiety was just the fact that, after we turn the last page, there's nothing beyond that.
[ Aaron Paul on set - last day of BB production ]
Gilligan: I'm manly enough to admit that I teared up. I actually cried when I wrote the end.
Paul: Of course you did!
Gilligan: I was in my condo in Albuquerque, sitting at the kitchen table, typing away, and I got to the end, and I had that song, not "Baby Blue," which we ended the show with, but "El Paso" playing over and over again on my iPod.
Cranston: Just on a loop?
Gilligan: I put it on repeat. It wasn't the Marty Robbins version. It was the Old 97s. I got to the end, typed out that bit about the crane shot pulling away from you and then wrote "The End," and I actually had to take off my glasses and wipe the tears because I knew that was the end of very likely the most important work I'll ever do. So it was emotional, yeah.
Paul: To say the least. [Looking at Cranston] We couldn't speak, really, after reading it.
Cranston: It was just stunning. We just sat on the couch and chair for a while in silence.
There had to be a certain amount of anxiety too over the fate of your characters.
Paul: I had such a feeling for Jesse going into the final season, but I didn't think there was a chance in hell he'd make it out alive. And I sent Vince an email. I've never thrown out any sort of suggestions or ideas ever. I mean, why would I? I just like to sit back and enjoy what's given to me ...
Cranston: [Mischievously] That said ...
Paul: That said, I did want to have a little say.
Cranston: So you sent him a note?
Paul: Just to speak my piece going into the final season. It started off really as a love letter to the past five seasons, thanking him, and then it went to me saying, "If Jesse has to meet his demise in the show, can it be by his own hands?" Jesse was in such a sad, dark place. To me, it just made sense for him to end it himself. I'm so glad that was not the case, though. [To Gilligan] In the writers' room, did you ever toy around with the idea of Jesse not making it?
Gilligan: Oh, yeah. We talked about everybody getting killed. We talked about the whole White family getting massacred. We talked about Walt getting away with it. You feel your way through it. Everything has got to be up for discussion. But when your email came in, I read it to the writers. We probably didn't spend more than 30 seconds talking about killing Jesse because we loved him so much. And it's not like we had it in us to kill Walt, either ...
Cranston: But you know what's great is that you did have it in you to kill him. The tone of the show allowed you to go anywhere justifiably. So being able to draw a final episode that was both emotionally satisfying, with [Jesse] staying alive, with Walt dying, with Walt making the necessary admission, finally, why he was doing all this, for Walt to still get his plan through to get his money to his family ... for all that to work and still not be a cop-out was perfect.
[ Aaron Paul, Vince Gilligan and Bryan Cranston on set of Felina ]
Some critics argued it was too perfect, that Walt didn't pay enough for his sins.
Cranston: Which is also a great place to end it. You want to leave it a little ambiguous so people debate it. That's what art should do. There's no wrong opinions. Whatever someone came away with as far as the ending of "Breaking Bad" is correct — for them.
Gilligan: Absolutely. Unless they think it was all a dream.
Paul: I am so glad I did not die and definitely did not die by the hands of Todd. I would have been so mad.
Gilligan: Todd was weirdly likable to me.
Paul: He shot Andrea! And the kid on the bike!
Gilligan: But he didn't mean anything by it.
Paul: When I read that Jesse puts his chains around Todd's neck, I was so happy.
Gilligan: And we knew we had to do that. In the final summation of any story, you want the audience to stand up and cheer. We knew that would be satisfying. But the way I saw Todd was, he didn't really have anger or hate in his heart for anybody he killed. He just had to do it. This is a guy who's missing some big component of his emotional and spiritual self.
And he did bring Jesse two flavors of Ben & Jerry's, sending them down with a spoon to his dirt hole cage ...
Gilligan: Yeah, you ingrate! He brought you ice cream! What's your problem? But, yes, if we had killed Jesse but left Todd alive, the reception might have been a little different.
Cranston: Jesse really became the rose that grew from concrete.
Gilligan: He got way worse than he deserved, in my opinion.
Cranston: I don't know if he got worse than he deserved. He did kill Gale. He murdered another man point-blank.
Paul: Gale was a bad guy! He cooked crystal meth!
Gilligan: With Gale, I think it's the socks-and-sandals thing. Maybe he did deserve it.
Cranston: See, even now, a year and a half after we finished shooting, we're still debating the merits of these characters' actions.
Gilligan: That's the whole point. Jesse did kill an essentially innocent man, and yet he did it to save his partner. He could have split on Walt at that point.
Cranston: And not murder someone. "Will you do me a favor?" "Sure. What?" "Will you murder a friend for me? This guy's getting in my way." "Sure."
The way you're going on here, Bryan, reminds me of an earlier conversation in which you took spectacular umbrage to Jesse being called the "moral conscience of the show."
Gilligan: I was the one who coined that. You should be mad at me.
Cranston: It was a semantics issue. If Jesse Pinkman could be the moral center, meaning right in the middle, the gray area, part good, part bad, then fine. But I think the moral conscience of the show was Hank. He was the one who held on to his righteousness and morality throughout.
Gilligan: I think when I said all that "moral conscience" stuff, I was compartmentalizing what the show was, thinking in terms of this meth cooking partnership. But you're right, there was Hank, looking for the bad guy. There was Skyler, wanting to protect the family from the man who protects this family. And yet, in her attempts to do that, she fails.
Cranston: Which is good. You realize a person who you felt would be very upstanding and do the right thing is also susceptible to adjustments of character.
Gilligan: Human beings are endlessly fascinating in large part because they're endlessly adaptable. You can adapt to riches, privation, success, failure, whatever the universe throws at you ...
Except, perhaps, to life after "Breaking Bad" ...
Paul: [Laughing] We're working on it!
Best Drama EMMY ODDS:
Breaking Bad leads with 13/10
True Detective 9/2
House of Cards 6/1
(But the most recent drama series to prevail for its final season was The Sopranos in 2007)
+ Breaking Bad wins at Creative Arts Emmy for Best Editing – Skip McDonald – "Felina"
Can't wait to see the rest of the concert cutscenes in HD.
I’m in Ferguson, @TheePharoah, I would love to speak with you. Please DM me!!— Keke Palmer (@KekePalmer) August 17, 2014
This is obviously an excuse for a Ferguson post
From 'Star Trek' To LGBT Spokesman, What It Takes 'To Be Takei'
Many fans know George Takei from his role as Mr. Sulu on the 1960s show Star Trek. But in the past decade, he has drawn followers who admire him because of who he is — not just who he has played. Now, the new documentary To Be Takei may interest more people in Takei's life.
Takei's personal story offers insights into a couple of key chapters of American political and cultural history.
After Japan bombed Pearl Harbor in 1941, Takei and his family were among the 127,000 Americans of Japanese descent forced into internment camps. He was 5 years old.
"We were first taken to the horse stables of Santa Anita racetrack because the camps weren't built yet and we were housed there ... narrow, smelly, still was pungent with the smell of horse manure. And we were housed there for about three months while the camps were being built," Takei tells Fresh Air's Terry Gross. "And then [we were] put on railroad cars with armed guards at both ends of each car and transported two-thirds of the way across the country to the swamps of southeastern Arkansas. There [were] barbed wire fences there — tall sentry towers with machine guns pointed at us."
As an adult, Takei became active in the civil rights and peace movements. But he couldn't support the movement that most directly affected him, the gay-rights movement, because coming out could have ended his career. It wasn't until after former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger vetoed legislation for marriage equality in California in 2005 that Takei decided to break his silence.
"That night, [now-husband] Brad and I were watching the late-night news and we saw young people pouring onto Santa Monica Boulevard, venting their rage against Arnold Schwarzenegger," he says. "And we felt just as angry as those young people. We discussed it and we decided that I should speak out. And for me to do that, my voice had to be authentic — so I spoke to the press for the first time as a gay man."
Now Takei is a forceful spokesman for gay rights. He has been with Brad since 1985. They were married at the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles in 2008.
To Be Takei, directed by Jennifer Kroot, was an official selection for the Sundance Film Festival.
Full story and in-depth interview at source
'To Be Takei' Trailer
She deleted it from her twitter timeline but it's still showing up on her twicsy account.
Forget the recent barrage of scientists saying that Shark Week programs are misleading, even deceitful. Shark Week isn’t really about sharks—it’s about ratings. And it’s more evidence that the Discovery Channel, also home to Amish Mafia, among other programs of questionable authenticity, has not been interested in broadcasting scientific fact for quite some time.
Discovery’s shift away from fact-based programming is part of the much larger trend of American cable channels losing their identities. For a while, it seemed like Discovery was holding onto its identity longer than most other cable channels, but the mounting backlash to recent Shark Weeks from the scientific community has made it clear—the channel’s devolution has really been happening for years right before our eyes. It’s unfortunate, but it’s understandable from a business perspective. Fake documentaries about fake mafias are the kinds of shows that Americans like to watch these days. Last year, Discovery delivered its best ratings since 2001.
Amish Mafia isn’t the only Discovery series that underscores the network’s retreat from more of an educational focus. Among the channel’s more popular shows are Fast N’ Loud, about fixing cars; Street Outlaws, about “illegal” street racing in Oklahoma; and The Devil’s Ride, about biker gangs in South California. (Apparently engine-based entertainment is a thing now.)
Last year, Discovery severed ties with the BBC, which produced the nature-themed Planet Earth, Frozen Planet, and Life. So you likely won’t be seeing shows like those on the network anymore. Discovery and the BBC had been in partnership since Discovery’s launch in 1985.
Discovery did not respond to a request to comment on this story directly. They did, however, provide Quartz with the same statement they’ve given a few times already:
For 27 years Shark Week has been the prime showcase for all things shark—science, legend and conservation concerns. A whole generation that has grown up with shark week have awareness and issues for sharks; many marine biologists cite Shark Week as bringing them into that field. Discovery Channel has been one of the biggest contributors to furthering shark research and have paid for technology that has been critical in the studies.