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Oh No They Didn't! - LiveJournal.com

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    Snoop Dogg is pretty fly…for a white guy. For his latest incarnation, the rapper has transformed into a white man named Todd. Snoop, whose past alter egos have included Snoop Lion and Snoopzilla, debuted his whiteface on Instagram, donning a blond wig, glasses, and face makeup.

    It’s unclear what he’s doing it for, but he appeared to be on a set and was advertising a website called WhiteGuysConnect alongside Nia Long.

    Todd’s hobbies include crocheting, paintball, and spoken word poetry.

    Earlier this year, Nick Cannon sparked controversy after introducing his whiteface persona Connor Smallnut.

    See more pics from Snoop’s transformation below, bro.













    http://www.rap-up.com/2014/08/29/snoop-dogg-becomes-a-white-guy-named-todd/

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    Andy Samberg goes undercover with the mafia in Brooklyn Nine-Nine's season two trailer Fox's preview sees Samberg's character Detective Jake Peralta facing the "kiss of death" from a group of older mafia bosses as he tries to stick to his cover story.

    Peralta's undercover operation will bring him into contact with a mafia mistress (Jenny Slate), who might be his last hope of bringing down the mobsters.

    Fox's new teaser also sees Detective Amy Santiago (Melissa Fumero) and Detective Charles Boyle (Joe Lo Truglio) quarrelling over matching outfits.

    Kyra Sedgwick will appear in the upcoming season as a new rival for the 99th precinct's top cop Captain Ray Holt (Andre Braugher).

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    Angel Haze is turning a new leaf. Well, actually, it’s not that new. While most people already know the 23-year-old as an established rapper (who gave the middle finger to her label last year), her next EP will show off a lot more of her singing skills.

    When she walked the red carpet at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards, Angel Haze revealed that she’s working on a brand new EP, which will take her back to her vocal roots.“It features me singing a lot more which is crazy,” she told MTV News of the EP. “I’m actually naturally a singer, which is insane, I just learned to rap [a few years] ago, so it’s just going home basically.”

    “I’m the fourth Haim sister, they’ll all tell you,” she said laughing. “They’re my best friends, they’re just great songwriters and great girls to be around in general. We live in the same place so it’s easy to congregate when we’re not on tour.”


    And if she’s going to be stretching those vocal chords, then she’s found some good company for it. The Detroit native says that she’ll be teaming up with Haim and Sam Smith for this new project.

    She might not be as close with Sam Smith as she is with the Haim girls, but the chemistry is there as well. “I’m obsessed with beauty, nature and love, so it’s all really derived from the core of me,” she added of the tone of her new recordings. “I’m inspired by everything beautiful.

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    Life's possibilities are endless. By extension, a game series intending to simulate life would also hope to have endless possibilities. The Sims series has attempted to encompass this, spawning four core games and over 50 add-on packs. Despite the accumulation of all this content, it still felt as though there was something missing. The Sims 4 attempts to address this by bringing to the series what EA is calling personality and emotions, which would drive Sim behavior.


    Curious as to what this would entail, I got hands-on with the game for a few hours at a preview event. At first glance, creating a Sim and assigning aspirations was not a dramatic departure from the creation tools of previous Sims games. In fact, I recognized the neat, creative, and perfectionist traits as some of the many returning Sim characteristics. Keen to try something new, I made sure my Sim had the new "self-assured" trait, which I later discovered helped trigger an emotional state in my Sim. This is because The Sims 4 sees a new focus on Sims' personalities and quirks by introducing new emotions that reflect them. Displayed in-game as a moodlet icon and shown through their expressions on the heads-up display, the emotional state of my Sim had an effect on the subsequent actions she undertook.

    I spent my first few moments of the game looking at the available options and examining the HUD. This left my Sim idle for a while, and she became bored. Acting autonomously, my Sim proceeded to the wardrobe to try on different clothes. The result saw her gain a morale boost from trying on new outfits, putting her in a confident mood that would last late into the night. This newfound confident emotion affected how my Sim would carry out her actions, turning simple tasks such as using the toilet into "Pee Like a Champion." According to the moodlet buff, because my Sim had the personality trait of being self-assured, she was more likely to frequently experience these bouts of confidence.

    Different actions sent my Sim into different emotional states. For example, hitting the nightclub for a few glasses of juice put my Sim in a flirty mood, which increased the success rate of her attempts to hit on other Sims. Later at home, my Sim found her spirits lifted in a refreshing shower. Emerging inspired, she would go on to receive a boost in her efforts to learn to play the guitar.

    That is, once I purchased one for her. Much like in previous Sims games, the Buy mode in The Sims 4 catalogs items by function or room type. However, I was now able to search directly for the item I was looking for, negating the need to browse through pages of objects that I wasn't interested in. Typing the word "guitar" in the search bar returned the results I was looking for, and moments later my inspired Sim was jamming away on the instrument.

    While certain items in Buy mode had set color options, the flexible Create a Style tool from The Sims 3 was noticeably absent. Gone was the ability to set custom patterns on objects and pick colors from a color wheel that supported even hex color codes. Although there were a variety color schemes on offer for objects, I was disappointed to find out that I could no longer match all my furniture to my favourite shade of cream. Instead, I had to pick and choose from the available shades offered for each piece of furniture, decor, and appliance.

    However, that dream could always be fulfilled with the implementation of mods. User-generated custom content will be fully supported in The Sims 4 and simplified in its integration. Wherein The Sims 3 players had to upload their creations externally on The Exchange, the tool to share user-created content is now built into the game with a feature called The Gallery. Players will be able to create content and upload it straight away, or import other players' creations without having to exit their game.

    Living out my consumerist fantasies with my Sim was fun, but it quickly became clear that I required more money; my Sim needed to get a job to earn Simoleons. Unlike in real life, getting a job was surprisingly straightforward. Gone were the days of searching newspapers and online postings. Clicking through my Sim's occupation box in the interface brought up a list of exciting careers my Sim could venture into, and I settled on the path of an entertainer.

    Going to work was less exciting. My Sim disappeared for hours at a time, seemingly into nothingness, as Sims no longer travel to a visible workplace. Control at work was limited to clicking my Sim's face and selecting whether she would spend time schmoozing her superiors or socializing with colleagues, among other, less exciting options. Oddly enough, when my Sim was at work I was unable to bring up the interface to watch her needs. At one point she became hungry, but because my Sim was not present on the lot I was not able bring up the hunger meter to see just how starved she was.

    It was difficult to determine how much her meters had depleted overall once she returned home, as I could not watch her motives while she was working. Going to work presented a strange break in playing the game, leaving me with not much else to do except watch time tick by. However, working does have an influence on moods. My Sim would come home from work in the bored emotional state, putting a real dampener on any socialization her neighbors tried to start up with her.

    Regardless, progressing through my Sim's career track provided me with concrete goals. Although I did not manage to ascend to the top of the career ladder in the time I played, I was left with a sense of having achieved something in the time I spent with my Sim. From learning to strum the guitar to starting relationships with other Sims, I felt as though these interactions were only scratching the surface of what was on offer. The introduction of emotional states offers more variables to play with to produce unpredictable results, and I am eager to delve into them in the full game.


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    Metropolitan Police raided the London home of “Fifty Shades of Grey” director, Sam Taylor-Johnson and “Kick-Ass” star, Aaron Taylor-Johnson.

    “Police were called at 23:40 hours on Thursday by a member of the public, reporting that they had seen from the street, what they thought was a firearm, sitting on a desk by the window of a property,” said a spokesman for the Metropolitan Police (Via The Hollywood Reporter). “Local officers and officers from the Met’s Firearms Unit attended and were let into the property to examine the firearm. It was confirmed that the firearm was a deactivated M16 rifle.”

    A spokeswoman for the couple released a statement revealing that the Taylor-Johnsons were not present when the police came but that they had “gained entry via a key holder.”

    The statement also explained that the weapon in questions was part of an art project.

    “The firearm was located in Sam Taylor-Johnson’s basement studio and has been confirmed as a certified and fully decommissioned M16 assault rifle that was provided to Mrs Taylor-Johnson by the international charity Peace One Day as part of an art project entitled ‘Peace One Day M16′. The project, curated by Jake Chapman, consists of new works by some of the most celebrated names in contemporary art all of whom are transforming fully decommissioned M16 assault rifles.”


    According to BBC News, no arrests have been made.

    A rep for Sam Taylor-Johnson, 47, could not be immediately reached for comment.

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    @mileycyrus: sweetest wittle sleepy angel puppies 💖💖💖 I'm sleeping on the edge per usual




    @mileycyrus: You're not even aware, you're such a funny pair. You're the best of friends. Life's a happy game. You could clown around forever. Neither one of you sees your natural boundaries .Life's one happy game. If only the world wouldn't get in the way. If only people would just let you play. They say you're both being fools. You're breaking all the rules. They can't understand your magic of your wonderland."


    @mileycyrus: besties


    @mileycyrus: happy puppy day


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  • 08/29/14--16:01: Free For All Friday





  • I hope everyone has a GREAT weekend!

    No porn, nudes, spam, fighting, advertising, dickishness, huge browser slowing comments.
    Don't forget to follow us on Facebook and Twitter!

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    01 X
    Produced by Diplo

    02 Add Me In
    Produced by Danja for Danjahandz Productions, Inc.

    03 Loyal feat. Lil Wayne & Tyga
    Produced by NicNac

    04 New Flame feat. Usher & Rick Ross
    Produced by Justin “Count Justice” Booth Johnson for Counting Castles, Inc./ 3 Little Digs Music/ Tree

    05 Songs On 12 play feat. Trey Songz
    Produced by Mel & Mus for Wall Street Entertainment

    06 101 (Interlude)
    Produced by Ambiance & Soundz

    07 Drown In It feat. R. Kelly
    Produced by Dennis-Manuel Peters, Daniel Coriglie & Mario Bakovic for T-Town Productions and R. Kelly

    08 Came To Do feat. Akon
    Produced by NicNac

    09 Stereotype
    Produced by Danja for Danjahandz Productions, Inc.

    10 Time For Love
    Produced by Jean Baptiste and Free School

    11 Lady In A Glass Dress (interlude)
    Produced by Darhyl “Hey DJ” Camper Jr. for Campstar Productions

    12 Autumn Leaves feat. Kendrick Lamar
    Produced by B.A.M. for CO2, Inc. / Dreamland Music Group and Roccstar for Roccage Entertainment, Inc.

    13 Do Better feat. Brandy
    Produced by Glass John

    14 See You Around
    Produced by Anonymous

    15 Don’t Be Gone Too Long
    Produced by Jean Baptiste, Free School & Babydaddy

    16 Body Shots
    Produced by Razihel

    17 Drunk Texting feat. Jhene Aiko
    Produced by Tommy “TBhits” Brown and Steven Franks

    Deluxe Version:

    18 Lost In Ya Love
    Produced by Tra Beats

    19 Love More feat. Nicki Minaj
    Produced by Freshm3n III for Eye Know A Secret, LLC

    20 Don’t Think They Know feat. Aaliyah (rip drake's heart)
    Produced by Mel & Mus for Wall Street Entertainment

    21 Fine China
    Produced by Roccstar & PK

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  • 08/29/14--17:35: Kylie and Kendall megapost.
  • Kendall Jenner Will Go Just By Kendall For Modelling Gigs.



    Like old school models Iman or Twiggy, Kendall Jenner is just Kendall now. Her agency, The Society Management, has dubbed her thusly on their site, even as she's surrounded by NBD names like Adriana Lima, Liu Wen and Lindsey Wixon, each burdened by their last names.

    This is probably another attempt to distance herself from the Kardasho-Jenner family lineage, but now it just looks weird, like she's so fancy. It matters not, however, because today, we are all on a first-name basis with Kendall.




    Kendall and Kylie Jenner stick together on the red carpet at DuJour Mag Fall 2014 Cover Party held at LAVO in New York City on Thursday night (August 28).












    Kendall Jenner and good friend Hailey Baldwin search for a cab on the busy streets of New York City on Friday afternoon (August 29).













    Kylie heading to Sugarfish.










    Kylie: “get off me bae”













    armani: kyliejenner all wrapped up in a plush #EmporioArmani coat for the latest issue of @Vmagazine.

    Kylie Jenner is all about working the camera for V magazine’s latest issue.

    Here’s what the 17-year-old reality television star and model had to share with the mag:

    On growing up in front of the cameras:“We don’t even remember a time before the show and before the cameras and all that, it’s all kind of normal to us.”

    On her sci-fi book with sister Kendall:“Originally we were going to do a book revolving around me and Kendall, maybe high school girls or something like that. Then we decided we wanted to do something that no one expected, like a sci-fi novel. So it actually has nothing to do with our life, and that’s what we wanted.”

    On her social media following:“I’m obsessed with Instagram, Kendall showed it to me, and my mom was on Twitter before me, so I was kind of the last one in the family to get on social media.”


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    Move over Celine!
    After announcing she was to take a leave of absence to care for her ailing husband until next spring, ‘A New Day Has Come’ singer Celine Dion may have seen her decision to do so create a major opportunity for fellow diva Mariah Carey.

    Full story below…


    TMZ reports:


    TMZ has learned the Colosseum — where Celine Dion has had a residency for years — would love to sign soon-to-be single Mariah for a very lucrative weekend engagement. Our sources say the offer that went out was $750k for two shows!

    We’re told the Colosseum’s operator, AEG is targeting a bunch of other heavy hitters too, including … Adele, Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert, Prince, and Bruce Springsteen.

    Comedians Chris Rock and Chelsea Handler – who both sell out bigger arenas than the Colosseum which seats about 4,300 — are also wanted.

    We’re told this dream list was put together long before Celine’s recent announcement she was taking a leave of absence until next spring to be with her ailing husband.

    As it turns out, there will be plenty of open dates to fill. So far no one’s signed on the dotted line.


    With Mimi’s album-selling skills seemingly in the gutter, a Vegas residency may be the perfect way for the icon to pave the way for a new era, by introducing the world to a stage show just as magical as her discography.

    For as it stands, any expecting Beyonce-sized world tour from the star would be delusional to do so, but would be anything but disappointed if they travelled to Vegas to watch Carey glide through her material in an extravagant show akin to ‘Adventures of Mimi.’

    Your thoughts?

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    Anyone who’s familiar with Mexican cinema (or TV shows for that matter,) knows who Cantinflas was, but not many people know the real story behind the character. This movie, directed by Sebastián del Amo, tells the sentimental story about an actor who began his career in a most unlikely way: sweeping the stages of ambulatory theatres or “carpas” as they called them in Mexico back in the day. Mario Moreno wasn’t looking for much, but if he had to be a boxer or a bullfighter to earn a living, he was always willing to try. With this film we get to see how he found a gift within himself, what he did with it and how it landed him in Hollywood.



    Mario Moreno ‘Cantinflas’ became one of the greatest, most beloved comedians in Mexico and there was a lot of controversy about having a Spaniard (Óscar Jaenada,) play the icon. Fortunately he did not disappoint, the actor worked very hard on making sure his performance was as real and as brilliant as it was. Other members of the cast deliver great performances like Luis Gerardo Méndez (Estanislao, Mario Moreno’s brother in law), and Ilse Salas (Valentina, Mario Moreno’s wife) and some were questionable choices like Barbara Mori as Elizabeth Taylor. (LOL)

    The movie’s sparked a lot of controversy around it since Mario Moreno is the real discovery here. Yet people are complaining that we don’t get to see many sides of the actor. It is clearly implied that he was very political and “for the people,” because “he was the people, and always would be” but he did make movies on demand for the networks ran by the same government who was as corrupt as they get. In fact, the way it’s presented in the film, the actors political inclinations are somewhat ambiguous, if not glorified. The cinematography and music fill the movie with nostalgia for a Mexico full of color, folklore, and pride, despite its political times. Moviegoers will surely enjoy getting to know what’s behind the legend and the sacrifices that came from devoting a life to a single, beloved character: ‘Cantinflas.’






    Where is my Maria Felix movie, though?

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    “If you build it, they will come” has always been a fairly safe operating principle in Las Vegas, at least as far as the gambling, partying masses are concerned. Whether it’s a safe bet for attracting marquee name pop stars to desert residencies, however, is something that Caesars Entertainment Corp. is about to find out.

    Last winter, the Caesars-owned Planet Hollywood opened a permanent residency space for Britney Spears, rebuilding the Axis Theater into a 4,600-seat venue that functions as a hybrid performance venue and nightclub, with state-of-the-art production facilities and a bottle service-style customer experience designed by nightlife entrepreneur Victor Drai. The initial results were immensely promising: The star sold out every night of her “Britney: Piece of Me” run, with dates scheduled all the way through spring 2015.

    This represents a major turnaround for a theater that, per Spears’ manager Larry Rudolph, was something of a “white elephant … a 7,000-seat arena that was booked for maybe 10 shows a year” prior to Spears’ arrival. Yet Spears only performs three nights a week, with weeks-long breaks programmed into her schedule. So the question of how to exploit the $20 million theater — and in doing so, use Spears’ residency as a proof of concept to attract a new breed of acts — remains a pressing one.

    Caesars has been here before. Eleven years ago, the casino constructed a dedicated performance space for Celine Dion, which served to inaugurate an era of boomer-friendly major musician residencies— from Elton John and Barry Manilow to Carlos Santana and Garth Brooks — that filled seats across the Strip and left oldies-act residencies like the Four Tops and the Temptations in the dust. Now, Vegas hopes to pull the same trick with a new generation.

    “What we need to do, that we have not yet finalized, is to put other young residency artists in there around Britney’s schedule,” says Caesars Entertainment prexy and CEO Gary Loveman. “At Caesars, we have Shania Twain and Celine and Elton John and Rod Stewart, and they rotate through the calendar year, so if you’re in town for the fashion conference this year, you see Celine. If you came last year you saw Elton; the year before that, Rod. So every time you’re in town you have a new A-plus performer to see. We want to do the same thing at Planet Hollywood, but with a younger generation. You’ll see Britney, then have Katy Perry, Pitbull or whoever it is the next time you’re in town”

    While Spears is the first top-drawer millennial pop artist to set up permanent shop in Clark County, her pull with a younger crowd seems the logical outgrowth of Las Vegas’ ongoing demo-
    graphic shift.

    The explosion of DJ culture that has seen clubs like XS, Light, Surrender and the new Hakkasan fighting for million-dollar turntable talents has testified to the importance of attracting twenty- and thirty-somethings, who previously had little in the way of entertainment that was geared specifically to them.

    “Britney and Vegas would not have happened if Vegas hadn’t been changing at the same time,” says Caesars executive VP and chief marketing officer Tariq Shaukat. “It’s a younger place now, a more nightlife-oriented place, it’s becoming much more of an entertainment and culinary destination than a gambling destination, and we have to evolve with that.”

    Both Shaukat and Rudolph insist that the interest from artists of Spears’ age and stature is strong, though nailing down long-term commitments from non-heritage acts (who have more recording dates, tours, video shoots and TV performances to negotiate) remains a challenge.

    Yet the success of Spears’ residency (and her reported $15 million compensation) certainly makes a strong case, and from the casinos’ perspective, the knock-on benefits are proven.

    “The only issue we had to consider at the beginning was whether (Spears fans) would spend any money other than at the show,” Loveman recalls. “We can run a natural test almost any night between a Britney night and a non-Britney night, and we can adjust for day of the week and other events that are happening in town, and I can tell you that Planet Hollywood makes substantially more money when Britney is there than when she isn’t. And in the casino business, that’s a tremendous intangible to have the place feel that active and kinetic.”

    Britney's emotional performance of Alien from yesterday's show, which was added in the place of Perfume





    S1: http://variety.com/2014/music/features/britney-spear-vegas-act-1201293176/
    S2: http://instagram.com/p/sSUMbwpXcE/

    When will an entire city bank on your fave? Slay!

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    The 27-year-old actress opened up about rejection, saying no to things and PLL. Check it:

    On rejection:“I was working at a restaurant before I was offered the opportunity to work in this, and if I had given up the first time I was rejected I would not be here. That’s why I believe everybody can reach their dreams, they just have to fight and believe in themselves.”

    On passing on things:“I believe it’s important to grab and work with what you can sustain, there are times when you have to say no. It’s something I’ve learned, although in the beginning I would have said yes to all the work coming my way and in the end I would have been exhausted and this would not have been good for anyone. I think it all falls down to saying no sometimes, and knowing when to take the opportunity at the right time.”

    On PLL:“Our fans are the best, they have been supporting us since the beginning and that’s why our show has been such a success since the beginning and we will be filming for two more years.”
































































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    It’s been two months since executive producer Bryan Fuller (“Hannibal“) was officially attached to “American Gods,” the upcoming STARZ television series based on the popular fantasy novel by award-winning author Neil Gaiman. Since then we’ve heard little about the project. We know Fuller is executive producing with his fellow “Heroes” alumni Michael Green, and we assume the series will follow the book’s main characters, Shadow and Wednesday, a messenger of and one of the “American Gods” respectively, but how will Fuller and Green adapt this book into a series, and how involved will Neil Gaiman be in the development?

    “Right now we are breaking the third episode, and then if it does go, it would start filming sometime mid-to-late 2015 and probably wouldn't be on anybody’s television until 2016. But that’s cruising along very nicely,“ Bryan Fuller told CraveOnline.

    When asked whether the series would follow the events of “American Gods” closely, like HBO’s “Game of Thrones,” or use them as a jumping off point, Bryan Fuller elaborated: “It’s basically the following the events of the books but expanding those events, and expanding the point of view to go above and beyond Shadow and Wednesday. In that way, as with ‘Game of Thrones,’ there are dozens of characters that you’re tracking through the events and that’s probably the biggest similarities between the worlds, in that there’s a wide variety of characters at play.”

    But will the “American Gods” series also include events and characters from the novel’s follow-up, Anansi Boys? Fuller says, “I believe that we have permission to use – since Anansi Boys are in the world of American Gods – that we would be allowed to use those as well.”

    And how involved will Neil Gaiman be in the development of “American Gods?” Will he be as active as George R.R. Martin is with “Game of Thrones?”

    “Neil’s executive producing and he’s very involved. He’s given birth to the baby, raised to the baby, and now Michael Green and I are marrying the baby. [...] So the relationship is similar in that way, where he is absolutely integral to the process and also very excited just to see it coming together in the fashion that it is.”

    But the real question is, with Neil Gaiman writing television now (including two episodes of BBC’s “Doctor Who“), will he write any episodes himself?

    “He’d better,” jokes Bryan Fuller. “He’d god damn well better.”

    Our complete interview with executive producer Bryan Fuller about Season 2 and Season 3 of “Hannibal” is coming soon at CraveOnline. The Blu-ray of “Hannibal: Season 2″ hits stores on September 16, 2014.


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    Good news for the fans. Are you excited? 2016 tho...


    ONTD, what book you wish was adapted into a TV show or movie?
    I think The Black Company could be an amazing show, a mix between GoT+Rome
    (without rape and an awesome female antihero)

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    We hope he's joking. Speaking to The Times, the Canadian singer-songwriter said he is grateful to have recently fathered a daughter rather than a son because he would 'hate to be attracted' to a son.

    'I don’t think it would happen,' he apparently laughed in response. '[It's just that] when I'm old and he is 35 and gorgeous ... Well he would probably look like me. And I would be like, "Oh my God! I’m falling in love with myself!"'

    You might be thinking this is something that might lose someone a lot of fans in the LGBTI community, but apparently Wainwright isn't bothered.

    He said he is happy to not have a huge LGBTI following, claiming gay men have 'terrible taste in music'. Wainwright also believes being gay has held back his career in the US.

    'If I had been somewhat more strategic and less honest with asexual or bisexual persona, I think I would have been given a lot more opportunity and attention,' he said.

    'But that being said I feel that my public, who have been with me a while now, have been grateful and appreciative of my honesty and are loyal.'



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    Jack Gleeson performing with the Collapsing Horse Theatre Company







    Sophie Turner at the Barely Lethal Screening with Hailee Steinfeld










    Alfie Allen, Michael McElhatton, and Sophie Turner at The Killers/Bastille concert







    And here is the gang singing "Happy Birthday" and the GoT theme to someone.


    Maisie Williams is now a licensed driver






    Rose Leslie attends the Honeymoon Premiere








    Richard Madden and Pedro Pascal at Tampa Bay Comic Con


















    GoT cast on social media











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    This post is dedicated to the always lovely ms_geekette. <3

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    Singer Cee Lo Green avoided jail time Friday after pleading no contest to one felony count of furnishing Ecstasy to a woman while dining at a downtown Los Angeles restaurant, prosecutors said.

    The 38-year-old former judge on NBC's "The Voice," whose real name is Thomas DeCarlo Calloway, entered the plea on the day his preliminary hearing was scheduled to begin.

    Green was sentenced to three years' formal probation, 360 hours of community service and ordered to complete 52 Alcoholics Anonymous or Narcotics Anonymous meetings.

    He's due back in court in March for a progress report.

    Green was accused of giving a 33-year-old woman Ecstasy, a drug also known as Molly, at the Wokcano restaurant in July 2012.

    A Los Angeles police investigation began shortly after the woman reported to authorities that Green put the drug in her drink as they dined together. The woman, who has not been named, told investigators she woke up to find herself naked in a bed with the singer in her hotel room.

    But after two rounds of investigations by the LAPD's Robbery-Homicide Division, prosecutors declined to file any sex-related charges against Green, citing a lack of evidence.

    Green’s attorney, Blair Berk, described the interaction between Green and the woman as "consensual relations."

    Sources familiar with the investigation said Green allegedly acknowledged providing the woman the drug in a documented telephone call after the incident.

    Before a court appearance last year, Berk said the singer was "pleased" with the prosecutors' decision not to file any sex charges.

    "Cee Lo had faith that if true facts were known, the district attorney would reject those charges," Berk said of the sex assault case.

    You can't claim consent if you drug someone against their will, UGH.


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    'Zero Dark Thirty' actress Jessica Chastain is spotted out for a stroll in New York City, New York on August 28, 2014. Jessica has been busy as of late promoting her new film trilogy, 'The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby.'

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    If Hilary's walking queen wig is snatched by anyone, I am glad it's La Chastain...
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    Reese Witherspoon, Laura Dern and director Jean-Marc Vallee bring Cheryl Strayed's best-selling memoir to life on screen
    Many directors specialize in one genre, but Vallee has plunged into wildly disparate arenas. He went from a coming-of-age story called C.R.A.Z.Y to a lush historical epic, The Young Victoria. Last year’s Oscar-winning film, Dallas Buyers Club, explored a little-known part of the history of the AIDS epidemic. Now in Wild, based on a best-selling memoir by Cheryl Strayed, Vallee has crafted a vivid wilderness adventure film that is also a powerful story of family anguish and survival. All of these films focus on very strong-willed individuals, but the completely different worlds they bring to life testify to an astute directorial hand.
    Vallee’s latest offering is alternately harrowing and heartbreaking, but laced with saving bursts of humor.The popularity of Strayed’s book and the strong performance by Reese Witherspoon should ensure an audience for the movie and bring more accolades to the director, as well as to screenwriter Nick Hornby (About a Boy, An Education), who adapts the book with finesse
    Dallas Buyers Club earned Oscars for both its lead and supporting actors, and it’s conceivable that the new film could repeat the trick for two actresses.
    Witherspoon transforms herself both physically and emotionally into this hardened yet needy young woman seeking to re-invent herself after a series of personal tragedies. She chose this marathon hike almost on a whim, and she was completely unprepared for the challenges. As Strayed wrote in her book, “I hadn’t factored in my lack of fitness, nor the genuine rigors of the trail, until I was on it.” Witherspoon captures all the conflicting, dizzying emotions that the adventure stirs in her.
    Witherspoon is matched by Laura Dern, who plays her mother, Bobbi, an inspiring life force who is stricken with a devastating medical diagnosis
    it’s really Dern who tears at our emotions during her scenes with Witherspoon. Bobbi’s life journey, cut tragically short by illness, is as compelling as Cheryl’s. This is one of the most honest, complex portrayals of a mother-daughter relationship that we’ve seen in any recent movie, and the loss of her mother helps to explain Cheryl’s utter disorientation and her search for a major challenge to bring her back to life.
    Inevitably a film like this is going to be episodic, but the adventures that Cheryl has on the trail are always startling, from her encounters with wildlife to the nightmare of a freak snowstorm. Yet the human encounters also enrich her journey, and here Hornby’s ability to bring minor characters to life and Vallee’s fine work with an extraordinary supporting cast make all of these episodes richly compelling. The director is helped by the exceptional cinematography of Yves Belanger, who takes us through varied landscapes from the scorching Mojave desert to the imposing mountains of northern California and Oregon.
    The film remains equally compelling during the flashbacks.
    Witherspoon doesn’t shy away from showing the dark sides of Cheryl’s character — her surrender to sexual excesses and drug addiction. Her battle for survival began a long time before she hit the wilderness trail, so her journey illuminates a whole series of internal as well as external struggles. Witherspoon’s inherent appeal keeps us on Cheryl’s side even through her self-destructive exploits, but there’s nothing sentimental about the actress’s tart portrayal.

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    Jean-Marc Vallée's adaptation of the bestselling hiking tale has beautiful visuals and a great central performance, but doesn't trust those ingredients to carry the story.
    It comes as no surprise that the movie version, starring Reese Witherspoon and directed by Jean-Marc Vallée from a script by British novelist Nick Hornby, hits plenty of poignant notes.
    But despite the powerful elements of Strayed's real-life experiences, "Wild" goes out of its way to overstate the built-in sentimentalism
    The result is two solid movies at odds with each other: a gentle ode to the wonders of the natural world and a more traditional account of a nervous breakdown.
    At its center, however, Witherspoon excels as a committed figure battling through each rough day. So long as the action remains on the trail, Vallée stages an engaging survivalist tale that plays up the resolve on Witherspoon's face, complemented with the rich visuals of an expansive landscape.
    "Wild" develops an emotional core from the payoffs of her recurring commitment.
    Which is why it's so discouraging whenever the movie shifts to the past. The pratfalls of the "cancer movie" cliché come into play with tearful bedside moments as Strayed watches her mother fade away; other flashbacks to her childhood, when she coped with an abusive father, feel extraneous. The movie gives us too much information when the journey speaks for itself.
    But even the contemporary scenes meander in parts, as hikes have a tendency to do, with throwaway moments including a random roadside encounter with a pushy journalist and another loose thread involving a possible sexual assailant in the woods. However, as with "Dallas Buyers Club," Vallée laces his conventional plot with snazzy music cues (Simon & Garfunkel's "El Condor Pasa (If I Could)" resonates particularly on several occasions) that smooth over a lot of the bumps along the way.
    If nothing else, "Wild" offers a first-rate advertisement for the purifying abilities of the great outdoors. (PCT enthusiasts are likely to be pleased.) Cinematographer Yves Bélanger — who last captured the poetic depths of the American desert in Gus Van Sant's far more minimalist "Gerry" — develops a rich green-and-brown palette to match the lyrical relationship that Strayed develops with her surroundings.
    "Wild" is so enamored with its setting that the story can feel like an intrusion. The journey is much more compelling than the reasons behind it. There's little in the way of shock or surprise about the drama that put Strayed on the trail, but the same could be said about the reasons for making a movie about it.

    Grade: B-

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