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Bleeding Cool’s Hollywood sources (which also brought you the news that Warners were shipping round a Supergirl series – though we did get the producer wrong) have just landed us a massive trout, flapping around on the Bleeding Cool deck.
That Fox are currently in deep development on a live-action X-Men TV show. And are starting to get interest in that as well. Which is how it leaked to us.
No details whatsoever. And right now, no way of getting any. Hopefully, as a result of this article, someone like Deadline will do the heavy lifting.
Or maybe someone will mention it at NYCC? We’ll keep our ears open.
Ryan Phillippe revealed that he and his ex-wife Reese Witherspoon told their kids all about Cruel Intentions on a recent trip to Central Park in New York City.
The I Know What You Did Last Summer actor sat down with Ricky Camilleri from Huffington Post Live and talked all about his relationship with ex Reese and their two beautiful children Ava, 15, and Deacon, 10. He admits, "[we've] gotten to a really great place."
When Reese was in New York City promoting Gone Girl and Wild, he met up with her and the kids for a great day in Central Park. "We got to meet up as a family and took a walk through Central Park with the kids, and it was funny-we were reminiscing then because we shot a lot of Cruel Intentions [there], so there we were with Ava and Deacon talking, and they were tripping out on the fact that we were there shooting a movie before they were even a thought in our minds," Ryan explained on HuffPost Live.
Even though the couple has been divorced since 2007, Ryan said that the two of them have really grown and figured out how to make it all work. "It's going well, and she's happy and remarried, and our kids are incredible. I'm proud of the way we've handled it and who our little people are," he told Ricky.
Reese isn't the only former Cruel Intentions star that Ryan has seen recently. While promoting Catch Hell on the Today show on Monday, he ran into Joshua Jackson who played Blaine Tuttle on the twisted film. "Randomly, one of your other guests today I made a movie with in 1998," Josh said during his Today interview.
"We were both kids. Now I just met his son, who is closing in on 10. He told me his daughter is in high school now. Yeah, it's amazing," he added.
Ugh such a good movie.
What was your fav 90's teen movie?
Dominic Cooper is on a roll. Besides tracking down vampires in 2012′s Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, the English actor entered the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Tony Stark’s father, Howard Stark, in Captain America: The First Avenger. It’s a part Cooper will reportedly reprise for ABC’s mid-season TV series, Agent Carter. Earlier this year, he hit full throttle in Need for Speed and has already completed the big-budget video game adaptation, Warcraft. Next up, though, Cooper taps into his evil side as Mehmed Sultan in Universal Pictures and director Gary Shore’s Dracula Untold.
Opening October 10, the film finds Vlad the Impaler (Luke Evans), AKA Dracula, seeking the Master Vampire to broker an unholy deal in order to save his family and people from a vengeful Mehmed, who leads the Turks. On the Dracula Untold set, Cooper sat down with the press to discuss grounding the movie, prosthetic woes and Mehmed’s motivations.
We hear you’re doing a really big stunt today.
Dominic Cooper: I am constantly doing stunt rehearsals. That’s all I seem to be doing. I just tried all my armor on that I will be wearing for the big stunt toward the end. I call it a stunt, but it’s really a fight. It’s a big, big, big fight between Vlad and myself. You do these things and this always happens, and what I never learn when you’re doing an action-based film is that you do weeks learning these fights. Then you try on this armor and you realize you can’t move. Then the whole thing has to be changed. It’s an incredible costume. It’s a very over-the-top but beautiful piece of armor. It’s all fully gold. I’ve got the Battle of Constantinople on the front of it and the arms. It’s incredible, but it’s so heavy I can’t move.
What’s the arc of the relationship between Mehmed and Vlad?
They have a history as kids. My take on it is Mehmed has always been terribly envious of this boy who had been pulled into his father’s palace. I like the relationship to be based in envy, jealousy and resentment. I think he saw Vlad as being a better fighter and stronger mind. I think Mehmed’s dad was always aware of this. This is something that is ongoing and is punctuated in the story itself. That comes to a head. We have put these extra ideas in that, on my father’s deathbed, it was Vlad he chose to speak to because he trusted him more as a warrior and future leader. It’s a clever bit of writing that they came up with close to the beginning of shooting. I loved it, that it was about him so desperately trying to understand or find out what it was the father shared with Vlad. He can tell he’s being lied to when Vlad comes out with these elaborate, over-the-top, kind words that he knows are not true. As revenge, I do to him what really, in a way, my father did, which is to insist on taking Vlad’s son into battle. I only do that for one reason: to anger and upset him.
"You will give me my own movies." That's what Ewan McGregor, using Jedi mind tricks, must have told LucasFilm, as rumors suggest Obi-Wan Kenobi will be getting a stand-alone movie series. We already knew George Lucas and Co. would be making Star Wars movies separate from the saga, but no central characters have been confirmed.
Originally (as in, like, a couple weeks ago) the rumor was that Obi-Wan would be the star of one of the stand-alone movies, but Cinelinx is suggesting three separate films (i.e. not another trilogy) set between Episode III and IV are in play. It's important to note, though, that even Cinelinx itself admits its own source could be misinformed.
Following the massive popularity spike of the Raid 2: Berandal's "Hammer Girl"Julie Estelle, Gareth Evans has reportedly added Julie Estelle back into The Raid 3 but as a different character.
Reusing cast members is nothing new to the Raid franchise as Yayan Ruhian aka "Mad Dog" in the Raid: Redemption appeared on The Raid 2: Berandal as Prokoso.
Aside from the Raid 3 news of "Hammer Girl" Julie Estelle returning to the 3rd movie, there is a rumor that is circulating around the internet that martial arts movie superstar, Donnie Yen, would appear on The Raid 3 but as cameo only.
While Donnie Yen and Gareth Evans haven't confirmed that talks between them have occurred, seeing other Asian martial arts superstars in The Raid 3 are something that fans want to see as evidenced when the Tony Jaa rumors for the Raid 3 spread throughout the internet.
Facebook has been grappling with the issue of “real identity” lately. Last week, it issued an apology to drag queens, after forcing some to use their legal names.
According to the New York Times, Facebook will soon launch a mobile app to allow users to communicate anonymously, similar to apps such as Secret and Whisper.
Creating a separate mobile app under a different name doesn’t solve one of the social network’s existential questions: Does forcing people to use their real identities online enhance the social network, or leave its users exposed?
The web is full of anonymous alternatives to Facebook. But some users seem to want anonymity within Facebook’s core product. Facebook isn’t likely to allow that. Real identity drives its advertising business, which hinges on the ability to gather accurate, personal details about users so advertisers can target them with appropriate ads.
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Six writers are one step closer to winning the most lucrative fiction prize in Canadian history - the $100,000 Scotiabank Giller Prize.
The award organizers unveiled the 2014 shortlist on Monday, Oct. 6. The shortlisted books are:
The Betrayers by David Bezmozgis (HarperCollins Canada)
Tell by Frances Itani (HarperCollins Canada)
Us Conductors by Sean Michaels (Random House Canada)
The Girl Who Was Saturday Night by Heather O'Neill (HarperCollins Canada)
All My Puny Sorrows by Miriam Toews (Knopf Canada)
The Ever After of Ashwin Rao by Padma Viswanathan (Random House Canada)
The Scotiabank Giller Prize, founded by Jack Rabinovitch in 1994 to honour his late wife, literary editor Doris Giller, made headlines last month when it was announced that the cash awards would be doubled, with the winner receiving $100,000 instead of $50,000. The remaining 2014 finalists will each receive $10,000.
Yay! Canadian book awards season is my favourite awards season.
Nicki Minaj has a precise goal in mind and a tight game plan to get there: the New York rapper wants to earn five hundred million dollars and leave a permanent mark on the world of music. All within four years. After which, she will retreat and become a full-time mother. "I gave myself a time limit to reach my professional goals", says the 32 year-old singer on the telephone from her home in Los Angeles. "I don’t want to work my whole life without ever experiencing the joys of a family".
The singer, originally from Trinidad and Tobago, author of hits like Anaconda, Super Bass and Starships, never kept her ambitions a secret. And, in fact, she is not far from realizing them. Her rise to stardom was lightning quick, even by the Warholian standards of the term, thanks to a mixture of musical talent, sensuality and arrogance, which have transformed her in just a few years into the most influential woman in the history of hip hop. To gain respect in a world dominated by men who measure themselves by bouts of rhymes and testosterone, Minaj had to fight with her teeth and nails. She created a name for herself through her cameos in the songs of other male rappers (such as Monster with Kanye West, Jay-Z and Rick Ross). She constructed a persona with coloured wigs and eccentric costumes that highlight her body’s curves. And she has demonstrated her talent by mixing salty lyrics with passionate rhythms and risqué choreographies. "At first no one took me seriously», said the musician, who at the end of November will publish her third album, entitled The Pink Print. "In the world of rap, women are usually relegated to the choir".
With millions of records sold, tens of awards won and numerous sponsorships (including perfumes, clothing lines, cosmetics and toys), today this impression has definitely changed. The Caribbean artist, born Onika Maraj, is the only woman ever to have appeared on the Cash Kings list of highest paid rappers compiled by Forbes, the latest version placing her at number four, with 29 million dollars earned in 2013. It is therefore not surprising that Minaj has been compared to a female version of Jay-Z, considered the King Midas of hip hop for his ability to mix artistry and business. "It’s no coincidence that we have the same Zodiac sign – Sagittarius", points out Minaj, laughing at the comparison.
Minaj personally manages all of her business affairs, and since day one she has always aimed at transforming her name into a brand. "I want to build my empire. In my field, I have always seen men do it – from Diddy to Dr. Dre to Jay-Z. Now it’s a woman’s turn". In order to earn her success, she has created the image of a volatile and man-eating woman, who places her career above all else. It is therefore surprising to hear her dreaming about a traditional family with "an upright man, who will take care of me. The time is not yet ripe, but when I decide to get married and become a mother", she adds, speaking of her future soul mate, "I would like to take a hiatus and dedicate myself completely to my child".
On the other hand, family has always been a fundamental point of reference for the singer, through the good times and the bad. A few years after her birth, Minaj was left in the custody of her grandmother on the island of Trinidad while her parents emigrated to the United States in search of fortune. In the beginning, Minaj believed the separation would only last a few weeks, the time it would take to find a work and an apartment in New York. But two years passed before her mother came back to get her. In that period, the future rapper forged a profound relationship with her grandmother and with her entire extended family, who all took care of her and her brother. When her mother finally returned to the Caribbean island to take her back to the Big Apple, Minaj expected to fly to a land of fairy tales. But rather, she was catapulted into a nightmare. When they landed in New York, it was winter – unbearably cold, especially for someone who has never left the Caribbean. Her home in Queens, not far from JFK airport, was small and squallid; her father had fallen victim to crack fever – having become violent, unstable and unable to hold a job, he resorted to stealing from the household to support his toxic habits.
They were dark years for Minaj, who spent much of her time in a fantasy world, developing a series of imaginary characters, whom she would re-use in her musical career to express contradictory aspects of her personality. Roman Zolanski, angry, gay lunatic; Harajuku Barbie, the quintessence of femininity with baby-pink hair; Martha, Roman’s mother, with a strong British accent. In that period, Minaj saw her mother work exhausting hours to provide for her family while suffering her husband’s abuses. And she swore to herself that her life would turn out differently. "That experience had a profound influence on my way of being a woman – never let a man cross the line or control me, especially in my career". The absence of her father (with whom, since his coming clean, she has rebuilt a relationship) further strengthened Minaj’s relationship with her mother, who supported and guided her in all of her choices. It was she, for example, who pushed her toward the world of performance, convincing her not to give up after her first rejection from LaGuardia High School, the mythical New York high school from the series, Fame. By the irony of destiny, in fact, Minaj failed the musical audition and was accepted to the school because of her talent as an actress, a gift set aside in pursuit of her rap career, but which she dusted off this year for a role alongside Cameron Diaz in the comedy “The Other Woman”.
"Family has always been very important to me, and that is why I want to wait until the right moment before starting my own. Right now I am too busy, but at a certain point the situation will change". The question of how she will appease the role of a performer and business woman with that of a mother comes up often. For now, Minaj is so busy that at times she feels overwhelmed. Her most recent breakdown came during her return from Paris, where Beyoncé had invited her for a duet during a concert in mid-September. «I was flying in a private jet, tired from the performance and the jetlag, but instead of sleeping, I worried about all of the deadlines waiting for me in Los Angeles. I got really scared – I had a sort of panic attack". The problem is that Minaj always wants to be in control of everything and is not good at delegating to others. Luckily, however, beyond the stress it brought on, her trip to Paris helped her to confront these issues with someone who has made similar choices – and to come out of it with her chin up. "Seeing Beyoncé with her daughter and husband was so tender, and it showed me that it is possible to be an animal on stage and a caring mother at the same time".
Fashion Assistant Dwight Reeves
Tailor Malisa Brown@In-House Atelier.
Manicure Kiyo Okada@Marek and Associates.
Hair stylist Brent Lawler@Streeters using Oribe Hair Care.
Make up artist Mylah Morales@Tracey Mattingly using Laura Mercier.
Fashion Editor Rushka Bergman
Photo by Francesco Carrozzini
SodaStream CEO Daniel Birnbaum with Scarlett Johansson at a January event announcing the actress would be a Global Brand Ambassador for the company. Apparently the superstar spokesperson was not able to convince more Americans to buy soda makers. (Mike Coppola/Getty Images for SodaStream)
Shares of SodaStream International were down close to 18% in pre-market trading Tuesday, setting up the stock to open below $23 for the first time ever. The stock’s previous low of $27.44 was hit on Monday as shares were down 42.7% year-to-date before the morning plunge.
In a preliminary earnings report released Tuesday SodaStream estimated its third quarter revenue will come in at $125 million, down 13.5% from the same period last year and more than $25 million short of Wall Street analysts’ consensus call for modest year-over-year growth. The home carbonation system maker says its operating income will be approximately $8.5 million, down 52.8% from the same period last year.
“We are very disappointed in our recent performance,” said CEO Daniel Birnbaum in a statement on the results. He noted that new customer demand for the company’s soda making machines and flavors was lower than expected in the U.S. He called the results, “a clear indication that we must alter our course and improve our execution across the board.”
In its second quarter earnings report last month the company wrote of plans to pump U.S. sales by focusing on health and wellness. In Tuesday’s release Birnbaum added that the company will be developing “a comprehensive growth plan,” details of which will be shared when SodaStream official reports third quarter results on October 29.
Birnbaum added, “We have a strong balance sheet and are well positioned with ample liquidity to invest in the areas of our business that we believe will fuel profitable growth in the years ahead.”
The Israeli company’s 2014 woes began in early January when, in a preliminary earnings release similar to Tuesday’s, it told investors 2013 earnings would be 23% lower than it had forecast earlier. Things appeared to be getting worse in February when Coca-Cola and Green Mountain Coffeeannounced a partnership to develop an at-home soda making system. Then SodaStream’s stock rebounded some as rumors swirled that the company was talking with PepsiCo, Dr. Pepper Snapple Group and Starbucks about a possible sale.
Mods: I've re-sized the photo and fixed the source; also hopefully amended my n00b mistake regarding the cut. 3rd time's the charm?
Damn, I feel bad for her, Jessica, Barry, Beverly, etc. I can understand if they are in denial about it.
According to a new report by Entertainment Weekly, Marvel/Disney has had opening conversations with Sony about the future of the Spider-Man character and whether he could be involved in the MCU. Sources that spoke to the publication stated that while the official answer is no, the unofficial answer is that it could potentially happen a number of years from now. However, Sony is still going full speed ahead with the Sinister Six movie planned for 2016 and the studio sees that as a barometer of the future of the Spider-Man universe at Sony. If the Sinister Six flops at the box office "only then would any deep negotiations be had" about Spider-Man joining the Avengers on the big screen.
The report also notes that while Marvel wants Spider-Man back, they don't see it as critical since the studio already plans to introduce a number of new characters in coming years. Indeed, even if it were to get the rights back to Spider-Man, the character would most likely become a "supporting player in one of the movies already in the works."
more at the source: CBM
This is interesting, and also kind of weird. Is it weird in a sweet, it-was-destiny sort of way, or just creepyweird? (Who can say?) Over at Vulture, they got hold of video of Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner appearing together as Jon Favreau’s Dinner for Five guests. The episode aired in 2003; at the time, Garner was still married to Scott Foley, and Affleck was newly engaged to Jennifer López. Though Garner and Foley separated within a couple months, Affleck remained engaged for another year, and came pretty darned close to marrying Lopez in September 2003. But check out this video of a super-smiley and flirty Garner (she and Affleck had just worked together on Daredevil)…looks like she nursed that crush a long time.
So what do you think, sweet or strange? Did Garner pine after Ben all that time, or was their later relationship just serendipity? Not that it matters; the pair have an enduring marriage and an adorable family. In the end it’s really just a curious look back at a moment captured in time.
(If you want to go straight to the moment where Garner “fell in love”, start at about the 20:00 mark)
Rest of the article at the Source.
Do you have a love/hate story like this, ONTD?
After Big Bad Wolves was named the best movie of 2013 by Quentin Tarantino, Israeli directors Navot Papushado and Aharon Keshales planned to make their epic western Once Upon a Time in Palestine. Now they have decided to wait, because they are afraid their film would be manipulated by politicians on both sides.
“It will get the wrong attention...people will try to use it for their own agenda.” Papushado said.
Keshales added, “It becomes propaganda instead of being a feature film.”
“We don’t want to be pawns in a political debate,” Papushado said. “We don’t want this movie and us to be taken advantage of by our government.”
ICYMI:BIG BAD WOLVES trailer
Right now, Keshales and Papushado are writing another script and taking meetings in Los Angeles. You can see their short in The ABCs of Death 2 on VOD now.
Has anyone seen ABC's of Death 2 yet?