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Happy birthday, Blake Lively! The actress, who turns 27 today, may be known for her devotion to baked goods and aversion to the gym, but in reality, the happy homemaker is a health queen. Here's how Blake balances cupcakes with cardio.
She cooks at home: There can be a lot of hidden calories in those restaurant meals, so Blake likes to whip up healthier dishes at home. "I use a lot of fresh ingredients, which really does make a huge difference. It's easier to be healthy when eating things that are fresh, because they are often fruits and vegetables," she told Extra.
She makes workouts fun: You won't find Blake doing countless squats at the gym, but that doesn't mean she doesn't work out. "I've said before I hate the gym; I eat chocolate; yes, that part is true. But what they don't print is I hate the gym, so what I do instead is find other ways to be active," she said. "I ride bicycles, I hike, I go out and exercise in nature, and I'm active that way." Even so, the actress has used trainer Bobby Strom to strengthen and elongate her famous legs: here are his top moves to get legs like Blake's.
She balances out her indulgences: Blake admits to loving things like hot fudge sundaes, so she also adds a juice to her day for a boost of nutrients and to balance out those indulgences. This kale, apple, beet, and lemon juice recipe is one of Blake's favorites for "detoxifying" her body.
Justin helping his friends lol
Sons of Guns star Will Hayden has been arrested again, this time for aggravated rape.
The allegations prompted cancellation of series. “Given the serious and horrific nature of the charges against Will Hayden, we have decided to halt further production of 'Sons of Guns' and cancel the series,” the network said.
Hayden is accused of raping a minor “almost daily” since March 2013 and taking her virginity when she was 11 years old. TMZ reports the girl is Hayden’s daughter.
The victim said she did not report sexual abuse because she was afraid Hayden would hurt her. The most recent abuse of the now-12-year-old girl occurred during July 2014.
According to police documents, the alleged victim claims that Hayden told her “don’t tell them nothing because I’m all you got.”
Hayden was booked on Wednesday and his bail is set at $250,000.
There was a warrant out for Hayden’s arrest, and was apprehended as fugitive from East Baton Rouge.
Sons of Guns follows Red Jacket Firearms, which buys, sells, designs and rebuilds firearms. The company distanced itself from the reality star on Tuesday, posting a statement on its website.
“Red Jacket Firearms LLC has initiated and received full legal separation as an entity, from William M. Hayden,” the statement read. “With heavy hearts, we will be continuing to operate and ensure the fulfillment of new customer orders, back orders and to provide support to those affected by these new developments.”
Earlier this month, on Aug. 9, Hayden was arrested for molestation of a juvenile and aggravated crimes against nature. He posted his $150,000 bond and was released. At the time, his lawyer told FOX411 the charges were stemmed from a conflict with a fired ex-employee who was seeking revenge.
Get ready for something VERY special Directioners… Simon Cowell's heard the new One Direction album and says it's "fantastic"!
The 'You & I' five-piece have been quietly working away on their fourth record for some time now, and it looks like the boss is more than happy with what the boys have come up with.
"The album's fantastic," Simon told Capital's showbiz reporter Kevin Hughes, at the X Factor UK 2014 launch. "There's probably five or six tracks I've already heard that could be singles.
"There's some very different kinds of songs than what we've done before, they've taken a few more risks," he explained. 'Most importantly, the boys love writing, they love recording.
"I went on Twitter recently to say I don't think they're going to split up, they're having too good a time!" he added. "I think they could be doing this five, ten, twenty years if they wanted to!"
Rumour has it the album will be dropping before the end of this year… are you ready for the boys' return?
Jennifer Aniston showed up to the premiere of Life of Crime in Hollywood wearing head-to-toe Saint Laurent by Hedi Slimane—an outfit that amounts to a small luxury vehicle in price . But it's not the cost that's making people freak. It's that the dress makes it look like she's in her second trimester.
Others are crying conspiracy theory because this picture coupled with curious timing makes it seem like an intentional move. (Also, girl has her t-shirts tailored. She's very aware of how things look.)
We're just going to say, it doesn't matter how expensive the dress, you can always catch some bad lighting. So go on, keep enjoying that Brangelina news. The Jen's pregnancy non-announcement announcement is inconclusive.
In a recent Daily Beast interview, actress Jessica Alba goes on to share about how her born-again Christian friends "didn't approve" of a role she accepted in TV show Chicago Hope playing a teen with an STD. And while she was in a born-again Christian youth group at the time, she describes her church experience as "very twisted".
She then goes on to describe how she was bowled over by a bisexual man and couldn't reconcile the church's attitude to sexuality with how "amazing" a person he was.
"I fell in love when I was 16 and had this major crush on... I guess he was a drag queen? He was bisexual and a ballerina, and this was while I was at the Atlantic Theater Company in Vermont," she recalls. "We used to go to this gay club and I'd dance with him all night, four nights a week. I was so in love with him and thought, 'There's no way this guy's going to hell,' because in my church, it was, 'Anybody who's gay is going to hell' and 'Premarital sex is evil,' and I thought, 'There's no chance! This guy is amazing!' So that went right out the window."
While Jessica Chastain has been climbing the Hollywood ranks with conviction, starring in Oscar nominees such as The Help and Zero Dark Thirty, I rather liked her role as a punk-rocking “mother” in the Guillermo del Toro produced Mama. I know it wasn’t a critical darling by any means, but the whole movie was a bit of fantastical horror with a true family vibe, so when it was announced that Mama 2 was entering the early stages of production, I actually showed some excitement.
In an attempt to dig up the past and get to the bottom of Kosse’s words, I had the chance to ask Jessica Chastain if she’d heard anything on the possibility of a Mama 2, or if Kosse’s statements were just wishful thinking. When I mentioned the possible sequel, the actress threw a big smile on her face, but this was her response:
Mama 2? Really? When I was shooting the movie I was actually pitching ideas for the sequel. [Laughs] I was like, “We could have this ghost…” – but no one has ever gotten back to me.
I remember everyone thought this Mama would be Jessica's Norbit. Then, the movie came out, got good critical acclaim for a genre film, did excellent at the box office (made $146M on a $15M budget) and helped Jessica make history as the first woman in 50 years to have the leading role in the #1 and #2 movie at the box office.
ONTD, would you be here for Mama 2?
At a screening
At Despierta America
At another screening
High School Musical actress Vanessa Hudgens is breaking away from her good girl image to reveal a raunchy new look.
She shakes off her Disney roots in a series of bad girl shots for Flaunt magazine, in which she rides a motorbike and flaunts her abs as she plays with flares on waste land.
In one stand out snap the 25-year-old is shirtless in a quilted leather Moschino jacket, denim shorts by Siwy and Christian Louboutin pumps.
Robert Downey Jr.'s son Indio won't have his day in court just yet. TMZ has learned his arraignment scheduled for Thursday was pushed back because the 20-year-old is still getting treatment in rehab.
As TMZ first reported, Indio was arrested in West Hollywood back on June 29 after cops observed him smoking something out of a pipe while riding in the passenger seat of a car.
Indio is facing charges of felony possession of a controlled substance and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.
Thursday in court, his attorney, Blair Berk, told the judge Indio is doing well in his live-in treatment facility.
He's due back in court next month.
Here's the official synopsis:
Around the world, everyone knows that honest hard work gets you nowhere. In sunny Orlando, Florida, construction worker Dennis Nash (Andrew Garfield) is evicted from his home by a charismatic, gun-toting real-estate broker Mike Carver (Michael Shannon), and is forced to move his mom (Laura Dern) and young son into a shabby motel. Then, an unexpected opportunity arises and Nash strikes a deal with the devil - he begins working for Carver in a desperate attempt to get his home back. Carver seduces Nash into a risky world of stealing from banks and the government. Nash makes big money; but there's a cost. On Carver's orders, Nash must evict honest families from their homes – just as it happened to him. With his conscience tearing him apart and an incredibly lucrative 1,000 home deal on the line, Nash will have to choose between destroying an honest man for the ultimate win or going against Carver and finding redemption
Here's the director's statement:
The 99% is a global phenomenon. The common man around the world can no longer do hard honest work and expect to thrive against systematic greed and corruption. When faced by the firing squad, does a man join hands with his executioner? Is there any choice to make other than a deal with the devil?
it's been getting good reviews at the venice film festival, i'm excited for indie andrew again. also, his current terrible beard is for the new scorsese movie.
"For the past two weeks, the eyes of the nation have been on Ferguson, Missouri," Common said at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday night (Aug. 24), unexpectedly puncturing the carefree atmosphere of the ceremony for about 90 seconds. The veteran rapper was tasked with addressing real-world horror on a night of ass-shaking performances and who-wore-it-best debates; wearing a mocha sweatshirt and a grim expression, Common spoke slowly and deliberately, a world-weary father in a room full of giddy kids."The people in Ferguson and St. Louis, and communities across the country, have used their voices to call for justice and change -- to let everyone know that each and every one of our lives matters," Common said. He then led a moment of silence for Michael Brown and for "peace in this country and in the world," which was observed by all in attendance at the Forum in Englewood, Calif., publicly acknowledged by few artists after the VMAs, and supposedly texted through by the Kardashians.
About an hour after Common appeared, Miley Cyrus won the Video of the Year award for "Wrecking Ball," and sent a homeless runaway named Jesse Helt onstage to both accept the trophy in her place and plead for all of his onlookers to raise awareness about homeless youth in America. "A dream you dream alone is only a dream, but a dream we dream together is reality," Helt ended his speech, quoting John Lennon and drawing thousands of cheers from the audience. The following few days found multiple pop superstars -- Britney Spears, Ariana Grande and Madonna included -- effusively praising Cyrus for her selflessness and asking their own fans to donate to My Friend's Place, a drop-in center in Hollywood that helps homeless youth rebuild their lives. Each of those posts about the cause earned thousands of retweets. Even Kim Kardashian, part of the alleged text-through-moments-of-silence gang, tweeted on Wednesday afternoon, "Join the fight to end youth homelessness with @MileyCyrus check out her campaign for My Friend¹s Place: http://www.prizeo.com/miley."
Cyrus' decision to speak out about a social cause at the VMAs led to a powerful, understated moment at the ceremony that was rightly championed by pop purveyors, especially those critical of her twerk-happy performance at the VMAs a year ago. Common's moment was also powerful and understated, but roundly ignored. It's not because anyone has anything against Common or what he said; rather, it's because it was about Ferguson.
The past month has seen a bizarre silence set in amongst mainstream music's biggest personalities as absolute chaos was going down in the streets of Ferguson. Since the shooting death of Michael Brown, an unarmed 18-year-old, on Aug. 9, the clashing of protestors and militarized police force in the once-sleepy Missouri city has dominated cable news, magazine covers, trending topics and any website with even a tangential relationship to political coverage. The President delivered two press conferences about Ferguson; Amnesty International sent a human rights delegation to Ferguson, the first time any U.S. city has received such aid. And while a handful of artists spoke out about the human rights violations going on in Ferguson, and a few even recorded new music to address the situation, pop music's biggest superstars did not flinch.
It's not that there was no protest music to digest among "Problem," "Rude" and "Fancy"; it's that none of our biggest artists even acknowledged a problem in Ferguson, took a moment to speak out in an interview or fire off a concerned message on social media. If you only followed pop's brightest stars on Twitter, it's almost like Ferguson didn't happen at all.
Aside from a few exceptions -- Lady Gaga dropped one "Praying for #Ferguson" tweet, Adam Lambert posted one tweet asking for the violence to end, Madonna posted an Instagram vaguely decrying "corrupt regimes," John Legend wore a "Don't Shoot" t-shirt, and smaller pop artists like Sky Ferreira and Cat Power did their parts -- pop music allowed the news of tear-gassing and unlawful arrests in a U.S. city get lumped in with the international political conflicts (the bedlam of Israel and Palestine, U.S. troops re-entering Iraq, airstrikes in Syria) that few major pop celebrities care to comment on (Rihanna and Selena Gomez among the exceptions). It's not that pop singers are callous: artists like Gaga, Katy Perry, Justin Bieber and Taylor Swift have raised millions of dollars for various philanthropic projects, and should be commended for those efforts more often. However, speaking out against world injustices requires a different kind of fortitude, a personal risk that carries no guaranteed happy outcome, compared to raising money for charity. In a way, the dichotomy of the two social-awareness breaks in the VMAs telecast -- Common's speech getting passed over, Miley's act getting universally heralded -- mirrors the split between Ferguson and ALS fund-raising over the past month. Pop stars found time to dump ice water on their heads (for, again, a worthy cause), but couldn't find a moment to comment on the death of Michael Brown and its frightening aftermath.
So why are so many of our favorite pop artists remaining mum on Ferguson? The idea that it is a "black" issue that has nothing to do with a white artist's culture is absurd, since Ferguson is a human rights and American freedoms issue. Rather, the inertia might be caused by fear of criticism or mockery, as if any statement about the conflict in Ferguson will be met with a harsh wave of "they don't know what they're talking about" dismissals. Sure, political comments can have negative impacts for superstars -- look at the Dixie Chicks, who alienated some of their country fans when they blasted George W. Bush, or Kanye West, who raised eyebrows when he… blasted George W. Bush.
On the other hand, standing up for a cause -- even haphazardly, even in a way that doesn't really produce much actual change -- can become an endearing action for a musical artist. The past few weeks have seen J. Cole, a rapper with a sizable fan base but a number of detractors in the critical and hardcore hip-hop community, gather tons of positive press by simply going down to Ferguson and doing something. Cole had no personal history with the city of Ferguson prior to the death of Michael Brown, but he traveled down to talk to protestors days before the governor of Missouri did the same, and spent time making face-to-face connection with community members in a way that lots of outsiders noticed. Before heading to Ferguson, Cole released a tribute song to Brown titled "Be Free," a downbeat song in which he sings that there "ain't no gun they could make that could kill my soul." The track has garnered 1.3 million plays in less than two weeks, and is easily the most played song in Cole's Soundcloud account.
Cole has been joined by hip-hop and R&B artists like Killer Mike, Talib Kweli, T.I., Lauryn Hill, El-P, Frank Ocean, Chuck D, Questlove, Childish Gambino and Nelly in not only speaking out about Ferguson, but demonstrating how easy it is to do so. An impassioned Instagram post served as a microphone for Killer Mike, and Lauryn Hill, an artist that has released barely any new music over the past 15 years, decided that Ferguson deserved addressing, and released a new "sketch"of her previously released song "Black Rage." It's easier than ever for major artists to get topical music to the masses: post a song on Soundcloud, tweet the link, and you're golden. The strategy worked for Cole, and it certainly worked for Hill, a reclusive artist with a checkered public image, whose "Black Rage (sketch)" now has 514,000 plays on the platform.
It's also easier than ever for artists who are a little gun-shy about releasing straight-up protest music to at least get informed about a situation like the one in Ferguson, and to communicate with others about the plethora of issues via social media. Who exactly should artists have been afraid of? Record labels have never wielded the sort of capability to censor major artists or punish them for politically charged comments, and they certainly don't possess more power in 2014 than they did before. As for the boogeyman qualities of brands and the fear of losing endorsement deals, companies are highly aware of popular opinion on a topic and what is perceived as "good taste." Rick Ross lost a deal with Reebok after a lyric referencing date rape did not "live up to the values of [the] brand," but if Selena Gomez posted a message offering support to the community of Ferguson following the death of Michael Brown, it's highly unlikely that K-Mart would sever ties with the pop singer, for their own sake.
And that's the most troubling thing about pop superstars shrugging off the situation in Ferguson: the killing of an unarmed teen in America is an event worth protesting, whether or not you believe the police showed excessive force in the following weeks or you think that too many of the protestors were prone to looting in the Ferguson area. Brown's death and the harrowing situation that took place in its wake did not need to be politicized by pop's elite, but did it not deserve to be mourned?
"Hip-hop has always been about truth, and it's been a powerful instrument of social change," Common told the VMAs crowd on Sunday night. He's right, but in this instance, I wish he had been able to use the word "music" in place of "hip-hop." Pop music has always been a medium used to escape, a way to allow a slick melody to carry you away from life's troubles for four minutes. However, the genre also includes all of the artists with the biggest megaphones — Katy Perry has more Twitter followers than anyone in the world, including President Barack Obama — and, as a result, the best chance to inflict actual change. I'm not suggesting that pop stars need to start haranguing us about world issues. But in the case of Ferguson, even a little harsh feedback would have sounded better than nothing.
Captain America: The Winter Soldier directors Joe and Anthony Russo are allowing themselves a victory lap. It won’t last long. Soon, the siblings will have to plunge head first into pre-production on Captain America 3, as the sequel is due to hit theaters in May 2016. But before that, the brothers hopped on the phone with us to celebrate The Winter Soldier now that it’s reaching Blu-ray and DVD.
With good reason. The second Cap film continued Marvel’s white-hot streak of quality entertainment. And it banked enough cash ($259.7M) to become the highest-grossing domestic feature of 2014… a distinction it’s likely to relent to Marvel’s own Guardians of the Galaxy. Needless to say, we had a lot to talk about with the Russos, from Captain America: The Winter Soldier to Marvel’s plans for Captain America 3 and beyond.
They know the title of Captain America 3, and will tell us what it is very soon.
But not during my interview. Which is frustrating. Understandable. But still, beyond frustrating. The title came up in conversation because we were discussing the ways the directors used Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow in Captain America: The Winter Soldier. She isn’t a sidekick. She’s an integral character, carrying over from The Avengers and establishing herself in Cap’s world. We talked about plans to have Jeremy Renner’s Hawkeye in The Winter Soldier, and their desire to have more heroes in Cap 3.
"I think when people learn the title of Cap 3, they’ll understand that Marvel is continuing to take really big swings," Joe Russo told me. "[That title] is coming soon. Shortly. Very, very soon."
The success of Guardians should allow Cap 3 to get a little strange.
Captain America: The Winter Soldier earned several raves for its ability to stay grounded, to mirror the socio-political dramas of the 1970s. But the smash-hit success of James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy proved to Marvel that the audience is willing to stretch its audience and go along for the ride, where a talking raccoon fires machine guns and one hero looks like a tree. Will that free up Joe and Anthony Russo to get weird with Captain America 3?
"We still think of Cap… what makes him special, in the Marvel universe, is that he lends himself to that grounding," Anthony Russo told us. "At least compared to the other characters who have come down through the Marvel Cinematic Universe. So there is a special quality – Cap shines brightest in that tone. At the same time, the success of the brand certainly allows us to make more experiments and to try certain things. Even if we are staying true to that tone. So right now, we’re trying to keep pushing the boundaries of what we are able to do with the narrative and the style, to see where people will go with us."
"More than anything," Joe continued, "the success of Guardians taught us that we can take more chances. We can be riskier."
The Russos know what’s happening in Marvel’s Phase 3.
Basically. I asked them if, when they signed on to Captain America 3, Marvel grants them access to screenplays for Joss Whedon’s The Avengers: Age of Ultron and Peyton Reed’s Ant-Man so they can keep up with continuity as they plan. Joe Russo said Marvel President Kevin Feige is "great about sharing" the studio’s plans for future adventures. The brothers said they spent time in London on Whedon’s Age of Ultron set, and the key Marvel players email each other ideas all of the time. Joe Russo explained: "Everything is interconnected. We’re all friends, and we’re all geeks. We love to share ideas and inspire each other. And Kevin [Feige] is great about making sure all of us are up to speed on the current drafts of future stuff. Especially if it’s a character who you are working with, or something that you might be doing."
Collider also recently sat down with the Russo brothers in anticipation of the release of The Winter Soldier on Blu-ray, and during the course of their conversation the duo also talked fairly extensively about Captain America 3. In addition to revealing that filming on Cap 3 begins in April in Atlanta, the Russo brothers also discussed how much of sequel’s story was dictated by Marvel beforehand, revealing that Kevin Feige offered up a concept that’s been in his head for a long time. They also talked about the script’s evolution since February, Hawkeye’s involvement, when they’ll announce the title, delving further into the Winter Soldier character, envisioning the sequels as a two-part story, the return of Frank Grillo‘s Crossbones, and more.
Collider: You guys have a release date. Have you already figured out when you’re shooting?
JOE RUSSO: We shoot in the spring, April I believe. We’ll be in Atlanta.
The last one shot in Cleveland and I know they’re shooting Ant-Man in Atlanta, so is it an all-Atlanta shoot?
ANTHONY RUSSO: No it’s not an all-Atlanta shoot, it’s a lot of stage work in Atlanta. There’s other locations that are also involved that I don’t think we can get into.
JOE RUSSO: Typically you go to Atlanta, you do your stage work, and then move on to locations after that. So there’s various locations.
Where are you in the scripting process for the movie?
ANTHONY RUSSO: We started meeting with [screenwriters] Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely and Nate Moore, the producer on the movie, back in February. So we’ve been sort of through a very lengthy process of exploring what the movie can be with them, and Markus and McFeely just turned in their first draft last week, an excellent first draft.
JOE RUSSO: Great first draft. Those guys are really talented.
From when you started meeting in February to your first draft, did a lot change along the way?
JOE RUSSO: Absolutely. It went through many iterations. And that’s part of the process and what we like, is that you stretch and pull and kick it every which way you can and then the best ideas usually end up floating to the surface. So we did many iterations of what Cap 3 could be, and I think we finally settled on the strongest concept, which also is something that’s been in Kevin [Feige’s] head for a while.
ANTHONY RUSSO: That’s a big part of our process is sort of the experimentation during the development and prep period. We do it at a script level and we also do it at a visual and development level. We do very elaborate storyboarding and animatics, which are sort of animated sequences of what the movie would be. We sort of go through a process of just making the movie over and over again before we actually make the movie, and it’s a way for us to figure out what we want the movie to be—exactly what we want the movie to be.
The other day Jeremy Renner said that he might be part of Cap 3. He is a very busy guy. He has many franchises going right now. When you’re scripting a movie like this, how challenging is it to be writing for a character when all of these scheduling issues get in the way?
JOE RUSSO: I was gonna say Renner might be misremembering because he was supposed to be in Cap 2 but we couldn’t make his schedule work [laughs]. Maybe that’s what he’s talking about. It’s certainly difficult. Everyone involved in these films are all movie stars, and a lot of that has to do with the fact that they’re in Marvel movies, so all of their schedules are booked up. It does become very complicated.
ANTHONY RUSSO: On a creative level it does become very important to sort that out as early as possible. Depending on who you include in a movie it changes the movie radically. Obviously we have to sort those issues out early so we have time to wrap our brain around that version of it.
JOE RUSSO: There were iterations of Cap 2 that had Hawkeye and Widow in it, there was an iteration that had just Widow in it and there was an iteration that had nobody in it. You explore all of those iterations until you settle on what you think is the most potent or most powerful. And sometimes scheduling issues assist in that decision making process.
When do you guys think you will be announcing the title?
ANTHONY RUSSO: It’s hard to say.
JOE RUSSO: Right now [laughs].
ANTHONY RUSSO: Don’t do it!
JOE RUSSO: Captain America: CapWolf
But being serious, has Marvel said if they’re saving it for the next Comic-Con?
JOE RUSSO: Hopefully before we start shooting.
ANTHONY RUSSO: It will be soon. Look, sometimes the announcement waits on certain business deals to be completed so we’re just kind of waiting on the business end of the issue to sort of settle itself and we’ll be ready to announce it. But we’re hoping in a month or so at the most.
Obviously people loved Sebastian Stan as Winter Solider. I mean, I know a lot of people loved his work in it. It’s a no brainer that he’s coming back. Can you comment if he’ll have a bigger part?
JOE RUSSO: We’ve called it a two-parter. Certainly it’s a cliffhanger. I know some people didn’t like the fact that he didn’t have a lot of lines and that we didn’t explore more of his personality in that film. That wasn’t the point of that movie. The point of that movie was that, you know, a ghost from Cap’s past comes back and punches him in the face and how does he deal with that issue while he’s also trying to figure out how to save the world. So that character in that movie had the really specific job of basically, you know, being a killing machine and could Cap crack the veneer of that well formed Hydra killing machine? So what’s left to explore obviously is the personality of the character, much the way that Brubaker’s run did after Winter Solider regained a semblance of his past. Philosophical questions that we would want to deal with in Cap 2 would be, you know, is he redeemable? Is he the worst assassin we’ve ever seen or is he the longest suffering POW? Where does he live now? Does he ever regain his memories?
ANTHONY RUSSO: He’s a beautifully tragic character.
JOE RUSSO: If he doesn’t regain his memories, can you call him Bucky Barnes or is he somebody new? So it’s a really fascinating character to play with. Very rich. I remember when we met with Kevin and we found out they were doing a Winter Solider storyline, I said, ‘You’ve got a Star Wars on your hands because that’s such a rich, familial conflict with a hero and a villain who are basically brothers,’ and such a complex villain. And when I say the hero’s only as good as the villain, Bucky’s so rich and so complex that he makes Cap more interesting.
Chris Evans has, I believe, two more pictures on his contract. He has Cap 3 and Avengers 3. Winter Solider/Bucky Barnes is a character that could step in for Captain America. He has the power, he can wield the shield. How much is that sort of playing into maybe setting up, what if Chris doesn’t want to come back and do more Marvel movies? Or is that something you can’t even think about when doing Cap 3?
ANTHONY RUSSO: You know, to be honest with you, it’s just – even though there’s sort of a grand plan of things, Kevin Feige also has this awesome attitude of one movie at a time, which I think is very healthy, not to get too far ahead of yourself. And I think even though we can see in the distant horizon some contracts coming to an end and whatnot, and sort of wondering about what happens, I think the truth is, we’re not close enough to it to really be addressing it on a narrative level yet.
JOE RUSSO: When Bucky takes over the mantle at the end of Cap 3 – [turns to Anthony] did I just … [Laughs]
JOE RUSSO: Did I just say that? I meant to say Falcon. Falcon takes over the mantle at the end of Cap 3. It’s a process that, you know, you have to tell the best story that you can now and the contract issue’s not necessarily something that we’re worried all that much about.
ANTHONY RUSSO: All we know is we get Chris Evans for this movie.
A lot of people are very excited about seeing Crossbones, Frank Grillo. He kicked so much ass in The Purge: Anarchy. Can you tease people about Crossbones?
JOE RUSSO: That’s a tough one. I mean, listen, we didn’t – he’s not alive at the end of Winter Solider for no reason, so let’s just say that. But, you know, strict Marvel policy of nondisclosure.
Yeah, as I said, I like to push as far as I can, but I mean, Frank is an awesome actor …
ANTHONY RUSSO: We love him, yeah.
… and I’m sure he will be a kickass villain in the film. For the shooting schedule, is it the same as Winter Solider? Are you gonna have a little more time?
ANTHONY RUSSO: Probably a little longer. You know, again, we’re not at that level of detail yet.
JOE RUSSO: At least the same if not a little bit longer.
Hopefully success breeds an extra five to ten days.
ANTHONY RUSSO: [Laughs] Yeah, you would think!
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What do you think the big swinging subtitle for Cap 3 will be?
With TMZ breaking the news that Britney Spears and David Lucado split after a video surfaced of him allegedly cheating, I knew it wouldn’t be long until Sam Lutfi chimed in on the matter, and that’s exactly what he did.
“17 years not long enough for you fools??” Lutfi tweeted, suggesting (albeit vaguely) that Spears’ family had something to do with the recent break-up.
17 years not long enough for you fools??— Sam Lutfi (@SamLutfi) August 28, 2014
Of course Sam doesn’t name names in his tweets, but it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out what he’s referring to.
Poor Sam. If he didn’t have the Spears’ to talk about, he’d be irrelevent. Not that he isn’t already.
The Walking Dead fans could be in for a big surprise during season 5 – The Governor might return.
According to Moviepilot, David Morrissey recently visited The Walking Dead set in Senoia, Georgia. But why was he there?
Here are Moviepilot‘s best guesses: Morrissey was attending another cast member’s death dinner; he’s going to appear in a flashback or hallucination; or he’s just in town to catch up with The Walking Dead cast. Here’s what The Spoiling Dead Fans wrote about David’s visit:
“David Morrissey was in Senoia earlier today at the coffee shop. Stated that he was headed to set to visit friends.”
This makes it sound like David Morrissey wasn’t headed to The Walking Dead set to film scenes for the show, but it’s possible he was lying about his reason for being in town. If The Governor is going to pop-up again, his appearance is probably supposed to be a surprise.
Many fans of The Walking Dead thought The Governor didn’t really die after getting stabbed by Michonne and shot by Lilly. According to Zap2It, David Morrissey refused to confirm that The Governor would stay gone for good after he was asked about the character during a Press Association interview:
“Something happened to him. I feel like a shady politician, where I can’t confirm and I can’t deny anything,” he hedges. “Certainly, bad things befell him at the end of the last episode, but we just have to wait and see.”
Executive producer Gale Anne Hurd has stated that The Governor is definitely dead, but this doesn’t mean that he won’t show up in flashbacks. Perhaps he encountered some of the Terminus cannibals, or maybe he’ll be used to introduce a new character.
The Governor did have a brother in The Walking Dead comic books, and maybe the survivors will run into that brother in the Alexandria Safe-Zone. As Wetpaint reports, Senoia is the set location for this community from the comic books. The group of survivors might spend a ton of time here after making it their new home during season 5.
Perhaps The Governor and his brother visited the Alexandria Safe-Zone before going their separate ways and maybe his brother is still there. It would definitely be interesting to see the survivors encounter a relative of the man who caused them so much pain and suffering.
As The Inquisitr previously reported, fans of The Walking Dead don’t just have to worry about the return of The Governor — some viewers believe that an AMC promotional photo might hint at the death of Norman Reedus’ beloved redneck character Daryl Dixon. If the survivors move to a new place full of new people, don’t be surprised to see some of their group members getting killed off and replaced by fresh faces.
Would you like to see The Governor return on The Walking Dead?
Heather Morris has something to sing about!
The former Glee star is engaged to longtime love Taylor Hubbell, according to multiple reports; E! News has not yet confirmed with Morris' manager that she accepted her high school sweetheart's proposal. However, in 2011, the 27-year-old actress told Fitness, "I want to marry Taylor and have kids with him!"
Baby came before marriage, however, as Morris welcomed son Elijah in September 2013. According to Star, they are planning a February 2015 wedding in California."They are on cloud nine," a source says. Regarding their engagement, Us Weekly reports, "They're super happy together and it just made sense."
After getting pregnant, Morris decided not to return to Glee for its fifth season. However, she made a guest appearance appearance in its 100th episode, which aired in two parts, on March 18 and March 25. "I love being a mom," Morris gushed to E! News at Glee's 100th episode party. "Boys are the greatest."
Morris next appears in the TV movie Romantically Speaking opposite Mean Girls star Jonathan Bennett.
It’s been a hectic 24 hours for Joe Budden. Jersey City rapper Joe Budden, who appeared to post a number of tweets from jail today, has been formally charged with robbery and grand larceny.
The rap star turned himself into authorities this morning at the New York Police Department's 34th Precinct in Upper Manhattan, where he was rung up on charges stemming from an incident last week involving his ex-girlfriend, police spokeswoman Arlene Muniz said.
The 33-year-old Edgewater resident was wanted by New York police after he allegedly stole his ex-girlfriend's cell phone outside a Washington Heights restaurant, according to the New York Daily News.
A friend of the woman told mediatakeout.com he also bashed her head into the dashboard of his car and later choked her inside his home. He was not charged with any form of assault when he surrendered.
While in custody, Budden was able to tweet from his jail cell much to the delight of his followers. “So…. There is wifi here by the way,” he tweeted, according to NJ.com, before adding, “Let this be a lesson to all… never steal a cell phone that’s in your name. Smh… Justice will be served.”
The rapper then posted an Instagram video of himself driving in a car after his release. While driving in his ride, Budden informing his followers in the caption that he’ll be at the strip club later in the evening.
Showing some love to her Australian fans, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley showed up at Customs House in Sydney to launch ModelCo Natural Skincare.
Joined by ModelCo CEO/Founder Shelley Barrett, the British poser looked stunning in a beautiful black dress as she worked her magic for the press.
Earlier in the day, Rosie did a few interviews as part of her brand ambassador duties, telling one reporter, “I really do love it here in Australia.”
“I don’t care about the [cloudy] weather today, but I am determined we are going out on that harbor today. We shot a new campaign for ModelCo at the beach yesterday then in the studio all afternoon.”
Can you believe that it’s the end of August already? Yes, by the time this weekend comes to a close, it’ll be September and two thirds of the year will be gone. As such, I figured I would do something you won’t see many other places…an article on the best of the first two thirds of 2014. Eight months have passed in the year and we’ve only got the top tier Oscar contenders left to see, so it felt natural to run down what’s been top drawer from the rest of the bunch. I’ll be giving you a look at what my current top ten of the year so far looks like, as well as what my own personal awards ballot at this juncture would look like. Hopefully it’s something fun that you enjoy reading…I know it’s the sort of thing that I enjoy writing!
8. The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby – I’m combining all three versions of this project here (Him, Her, and Them), one that I’m going to be talking about more soon, in order to praise how unique it is. Filmmaker Ned Benson, along with leads Jessica Chastain and James McAvoy have partnered on a love story that’s unlike any other. Stay tuned for more on this movie, but trust me when I say that it’s something to be on the lookout for.
ONTD, what are your favorite movies of 2014 so far?
Nicki Minaj to Release New Album 'The Pinkprint' on Nov. 28
Nicki Minaj plans to release her third studio album, The Pinkprint, on Nov. 28.
The rapper/singer has released two chart hits from the set, "Pills N Potions" and "Anaconda." Her second single jumped from No. 10 to No. 1 Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs after her performances at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday, Aug. 24. "Anaconda" is Minaj's third R&B/Hip-Hop Songs No. 1.
Young Money/Cash Money will also release Lil Wayne's Tha Carter V on Oct. 28 and Tyga's The Gold Album: 18th Dynasty on Nov. 18.