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    It's the famous tale of a loveable spinster torn between two men. But it seems like the final installment of Bridget Jones's Diary will be more one-sided than first thought as Hugh Grant has said he has pulled out of the final movie, where he was set to play Daniel Cleaver for a third time.
    The actor revealed in an interview on Friday that the film adaptation, based on Helen Fielding's recent book Mad About The Boy, would go ahead without his love rat character.


    Speaking to Free Radio in the Midlands, Hugh Grant was reported by The Telegraph to have said that he loved the book, but the script for Bridget Jones' Baby just wasn't the same.

    He said: 'I decided not to do it, but I think they’re going to go ahead and do it without Daniel.
    'The book’s excellent, by the way, but the script is completely different – well, the script as I last saw it a few years ago.'

    The script was still said to be 'taking shape' in September, when Tim Bevan, the co-chairman of Working Title Films told The Huffington Post that the full cast, including Hugh, Renee Zellweger (Bridget Jones) and Colin Firth (Mark Darcy) were expected to reprise their roles.

    In 2012 Hugh, who's currently promoting new romcom The Rewrite, admitted that he had a large hand in the makings of the script for second film, Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason.
    At the time, he confessed that he had been 'difficult' when it came to moulding Daniel Cleaver for the next part of the story.
    'I'm always quite difficult,' he said. 'But I was really impossible on this one. And there was a lot of coming and going about the script and my part. 'To begin with, I was not convinced that Daniel Cleaver could ever go into television, a medium he despises. But I got my head around that and did a lot of work on just sort of trying to keep the cleverness of Daniel.'

    CONTINUE READING at the source + there's a video interview with Fielding on it.

    I still hate Fielding for killing Mark Darcy between the second and the third book tbh. Also, Bridget finding love on Twitter? lmao. Hope they don't kill Mark Darcy for the third film.

    for anyone who might be curious to read the messy third book, download here (epub) or here (mobi)

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    Rita Ora has always been a little bit quirky when it comes to her wardrobe. But the 23-year-old's latest must-have accessory has raised a few eyebrows. The How We Do singer stepped out in London on Friday sporting a pair of giant Mickey Mouse ears – and she wasn’t in fancy dress.

    What made the Disney headpiece a particularly bizarre choice was the fact that she was on her way to a business meeting at the Electric Cinema in Notting Hill. Rita teamed the ears with a bright bubble-gum pink Moschino dress, that seemed to be inspired by the Barbie logo, and completed it with over-the-knee boots. The thigh-high cut of the frock, which looked as though it may have actually been a jumper, showed off the singer's slim legs as she strolled around in the English capital.


    Somehow, famous Rita and her strange attire managed to go relatively unnoticed as she made her way to a meeting, despite her name being splashed all over the papers a couple of days before. According to reports, The Voice judge has become the latest celebrity to fall victim to the naked photos scandal. Earlier this week, an American website claimed that it was preparing to publish nude photos of the singer and had a selection on standby.

    To make sure that the public knew how serious it was, the site gave visitors a sneak preview by sharing a revealing snap of Rita with black bars across her chest. Underneath the snap, a caption read: 'Leaked photos of Rita Ora coming soon!’
    However, Rita is yet to acknowledge the claims. Instead, the star has been taking to her Twitter account to focus on more positive matters like her single Black Widow soaring up to number three in the Billboard charts. (lmao)

    MORE at source

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    Holy shit this episode

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    ...Black Sails has officially been renewed!

    From Variety:

    Starz has renewed its pirate drama “Black Sails” for a third season on the heels of the show’s sophomore return in January.

    The early renewal is in line with network practice as it ordered a second season of the Michael Bay-produced series last July six months before a single episode aired on TV. Its debut went on to break Starz ratings records with more than 3.5 million viewers over its premiere weekend. It then averaged 5.3 million total viewers per episode.

    rest of the article at the source

    trailer source

    i was hoping someone would ask during today's NYCC panel if mary read would show up, but no one did. smh.

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    Just days after its comic book debut, the creator-owned series Wytches by Scott Snyder and Jock has been optioned as a feature film. The deal, announced Friday evening by Deadline, was made with New Regency and Brad Pitt's Plan B production company. The report states that both comic creators will serve as executive producers on the film adaptation.

    In an interview earlier this year with Newsarama, Snyder describes Wytches as the"scariest" story he's ever written. The series centers on the Rook family, who move back to the wife's rural hometown after their daughter experiences a horrific incident -- but finds that the horror has followed them. Big picture-wise, Snyder says the intent of Wytches is to "reimagine" the concept of witches and wrest it away from being fairy tale villains and back into being "classic monsters."

    The acquistion of Wytches is the latest in a string of comic book options for Brad Pitt's Plan B, which has proven successful for them with the two Kick-Ass movies. Plan B is also working on adaptations of Charles Burns' Black Hole and the classic manga Cobra by Buichi Terasawa. Plan B has a successful track record in movies, with Brad Pitt-led films such as Moneyball, World War Z and Troy, as well as 12 Years A Slave, The Departed and Charlie & The Chocolate Factory.


    That was fast. Dozens of LCSs around the country are probably raising the prices for the first issue as we speak. (That is if they have any left over.)

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    analysis at the source: tvbythenumbers

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    Getting a jump on this afternoon’s panel at New York Comic Con, Netflix has launched a webpage for Marvel’s Daredevil that includes a logo and synopsis for the 13-episode drama.

    Announced in November 2013 as part of an unprecedented deal that also includes live-action series for Jessica Jones, Iron Fist and Luke Cage, culminating in a Defenders miniseries, Daredevil is set to debut next year. Here’s the show’s synopsis:

    “Marvel’s Daredevil” is a live action series that follows the journey of attorney Matt Murdock, who in a tragic accident was blinded as a boy but imbued with extraordinary senses. Murdock sets up practice in his old neighborhood of Hell’s Kitchen, New York where he now fights against injustice as a respected lawyer by day and masked vigilante at night.

    Daredevil stars Charlie Cox as Matt Mudock, Elden Henson as Foggy Nelson, Deborah Ann Woll as Karen Page, Vincent D’Onofrio as Kingpin and Rosario Dawson in an undisclosed role. Showrunner Steve S. DeKnight and the cast will make their first public appearance today at 5:15 p.m. ET, in a NYCC presentation moderated by Marvel Head of Television Jeph Loeb.


    omg omg

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    Lena Dunham spoke about her new book Not That Kind of Girl at the New Yorker Festival last night, and somehow the topic of that day's Amanda Bynes Twitter confessional and subsequent hospitalization came up. Dunham thinks Bynes is actually kind of like her Girls character, Hannah.

    I don’t know if I'm the only one who’s been closely following Amanda Bynes’s tweets today. She’s clearly off her medication, the whole situation is really bad… But she did say something kind of similar [to Hannah] which was, ‘I’m not crazy, I’m actually the one who knows everything that’s happening.’ I texted [Jenny Konner] and said, ‘Maybe I’m nuts, but I think Amanda Bynes is actually kind of a great writer. Do you know what I mean?’ She was like, ‘I don’t know what you mean!’

    Bynes tweeted yesterday that her father had sexually abused her, then deleted the tweets and said the microchip in her brain made her do it. She has since been hospitalized involuntarily for at least 72 hours.


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    Halloween just came three weeks early.

    If you grew up in a time when 'N Sync was everything — let's just call it, oh I don't know, the '90s — then you'll likely recall a show called Are You Afraid of the Dark?

    The anthology series ran until 1996 on Nickelodeon, and was revived for two more seasons at the end of the decade. Are You Afraid of the Dark? followed a clandestine group of imaginative teens who gathered around a campfire to basically scare the bejesus out of one another with hair-raising tales of the macabre. Think: The Twilight Zone for the tween set.

    Now, an intrepid Reddit user has discovered that every episode of the cult Canadian series is available on YouTube, and he cataloged them all here. (go to the source for the link, folks!)

    So get in your jammies, pop some corn, and turn out the lights. And, if you think that ghost stories made for kids aren't scary for your mature horror palette, think again.


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    Plot of Birdman: Washed-up actor Riggan Thomson (Michael Keaton), who became famous for playing an iconic superhero in the movies, decides to stage a comeback in a Broadway play. Pressures mount leading up to the play's opening night as Riggan battles his ego and tries to win back his family, at the same time re-establishing his career and finding himself in the process.

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    Federico Díaz (mmmPapi.mp3)
    The Latin heartthrob came out in May by posting a note to his Twitter account. “The day has come!” wrote the Uruguayan actor/model. “Only God knows when and how. I only let myself be guided. I feel that God has awarded me with homosexuality.”
    Yes, thank you, God!

    Derrick Gordon
    Derrick Gordon made history in April when he became the first openly gay male NCAA Division 1 basketball player. Gordon told ESPN that he was inspired to come out to his family, coaches, and teammates after watching the overwhelmingly positive reaction to Jason Collins becoming the first openly gay man in the NBA.
    And the crowd went wild. His voice tho unf

    Djuan Trent (she is STUNNING)
    Fueled by a federal judge’s decision to recognize out-of-state same-sex marriages in Kentucky, former Miss Kentucky 2010 Djuan Trent took to her blog to publicly announce she identifies as queer. “I struggled with the decision of whether or not it was necessary to ‘come out,’ ” she wrote, but “over the past few years, we have seen many celebrities and public figures open up and take this step… I would love to one day live in a society where coming out is no longer necessary because we don’t make assumptions about one another’s sexuality and homophobia is laid to rest.”

    Lauren Morelli and Samira Wiley
    The Orange is the New Black writer made headlines this year when she announced writing for the show had made her realize she’s a lesbian. But it gets even juicer because Morelli also announced that she was leaving left her husband of two years for actress Samira Wiley, who plays Poussey on the hit series. (YAS the gay agenda betta werk)

    And finally something to soften our stone-cold ONTD hearts...

    Hayden Smith and his mom
    Last month, a hidden camera video uploaded by teenager Hayden Smith coming out to his mom went viral. The first five minutes are your typical awkward teen sexuality conversation (not bad, just awkward), but at around the 5:15 mark, his mom drops a bomb of her own: “I’ve had a girlfriend,” she says. “It goes both ways, you know? And I was always worried about what you would think.” Naturally, a tender mother-son hug ensured.


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    Looks uh...interesting.

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    Also Chloe Jasmine performed a jazz-version of Toxic on this week's X Factor UK competition

    Anyone here for Jazzney?


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    In the aftermath of the season premiere we all knew that Katie's character Laurel Lance will finally take up the mantle of Black Canary. In her latest post in her official facebook account, Katie post a picture of her getting fit for a mask. What do you think? Are we going to see her suit up as Black Canary sooner than we expected?


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    Rolling In The Deep/ Ain't No Mountain High Enough

    At Last

    Aretha brings the sass in the interview saying among other things that she does enjoy people covering her own songs (or trying lbr) especially if she's the one who's written and published them! (Get Money bitch.gif)

    Queen of Vocals

    But not ha showing more personality than Bey, singing better than Mariah and promoting more than Brit! Get it!


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    Hopefully you’re not a fan of AMC’s Small Town Security or 4th And Loud. They’ll be disappearing along with the other unscripted series on the network’s schedule. The only two to survive the cut will be Talking Dead and Kevin Smith’s Comic Book Men. The move comes from a shift back towards scripted original programming for the network, making it a priority. From The Hollywood Reporter:

    “Scripted originals are at the core of the AMC brand. Iconic shows like Mad Men, Breaking Bad and The Walking Dead have driven AMC’s evolution into a must-have television network,” an AMC spokesman said in a statement. “We are proud of our efforts in unscripted programming and the unique worlds we have been able to introduce, but in an environment of exploding content options for viewers, we have decided to make scripted programming our priority.”

    You’ve surely read a number of articles referring to AMC’s future woes in programming following the departure of Breaking Bad and Mad Men. With the failure and low impact of shows like Low Winter Sun, Halt And Catch Fire, and Turn, it’s really no shock that the network wants to refocus their efforts towards their scripted arm.

    The part I am surprised by is the ejection of the entire slate of shows. I always thought they were beneficial to the scripted shows because they provided cheap programming that still earned advertising dollars. I guess that only works when those unscripted shows are actually successful. Who saw that coming?


    Discovery Channel should follow this idea too..
    What's your favorite reality show?

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    "Sarah Palin’s family threw down in a massive drunken brawl as violent as any wrestling cage match — with ripped shirts, bloodied faces, and her daughter Bristol getting dragged around a lawn by her legs.

    The brawl went down last month near Anchorage, Alaska … when the Palin clan — Todd and his kids Willow, Track, and Bristol — went to a friend’s house party. According to the police report … obtained by TMZ … the violence erupted when Bristol went after a woman who had allegedly shoved her younger sister Willow.

    Bristol told police the homeowner, Korey Klingenmeyer, shoved her to the ground, dragged her around, and started calling her a slut and a c**t. Korey and several other witnesses at the party saw it differently … telling cops Bristol punched him in the face — he says he let her hit him 5-6 times before grabbing her fist and pushing back … sending her reeling to the ground. That scrap then sparked the all-out brawl — witnesses say Track and 3-4 other people came running to defend Bristol … and all hell broke loose … with the Palins, including dad Todd, taking on all comers. Willow says several people at the party we’re chanting, “F**k the Palins!”

    One witness says Todd got jumped by 4 people, and Track jumped in to help his father. He emerged from the scrum with a torn shirt and bloody mouth. Bristol says she was uninjured, though one cop described her as having “dirt on her knees.” Worth nothing … cops described almost everyone at the party as being “intoxicated” … including the Palins. As for Sarah … the report says she was sitting in a limo outside the party. (TRANSLATION: TOO DRUNK, PASSED OUT) She’s not mentioned at all in the fight — but it sounds like she tried to calm things down after the fact. The homeowner, Korey, did not want to press charges. In fact, prosecutors declined to file charges against any of the 20-plus involved in the melee. Not surprisingly, Korey told cops the Palins lost the fight. We’ve reached out to the Palins … so far no response.

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    Lady Gaga wears nothing but thong beneath ultra-sheer lace gown with big bell sleeves at LAX

    Lady Gaga resembled an eccentric bride in a white ultra-sheer lace gown with big bell sleeves at LAX on Friday.

    Aside from a nude thong and platform boots, the 28-year-old pop diva wore nothing beneath the feminine frock.

    The see-through ensemble was an obvious chance for the five-time Grammy winner to showcase her curvaceous 5ft1in figure at the bustling airport.


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    bell hooks is a scholar-in-residence at the New School in New York City this month and this week talked with none other than Laverne Cox in front of a packed crowd.

    The conversation was a rare and honest discussion of race, gender, and pop culture. hooks explained that she was interested in talking to Cox because she wanted to see how her feminist theory is affecting people outside of academia.

    "People read bell hooks and write their papers and have their discussions. When I heard through the grapevine that Laverne Cox was a big bell hooks reader, I thought, I this is somebody I need to talk with,"
    "She has an awareness of the need to decolonize, but still working within a very colonizing system."

    Cox explained how hooks changed her life: "You were writing about unessentialized ideas about what is a woman, you were moving away from these ideas of essentialized womanhood that held feminism back. I found myself there, as a gender-nonconforming college student. I was not quite able to accept my womanhood, but I was able to say, 'Maybe there's a space for me here.' I was able to draw links between the bullying I was experiencing in my own life and the violence I was experiencing as a gender-nonconforming person and how that was an attack on femininity. It made me realize as a college student that we cannot talk about ending homophobia without talking about ending patriarchy, we cannot talk about ending transphobia without talking about ending patriarchy. I love that you talked about pop culture, the space that I longed to be in—but not uncritically. When I read a script now, so much of your work has influenced the way I read scripts and the way I read images."

    "I was painfully aware that it scares me to go on national television and use the phrase 'imperialist white supremacist capitalist patriarchy.' I was like, 'I'm already black and trans, this is enough for people. I can't be too political.'" Cox went on to say that because Orange is the New Black is set in a prison, it's inherently political. That gave her a chance to start talking about politics in interviews. "I was like, 'Okay, I can talk about incarceration, I can talk about race.' It gave me permission to go there. I found the more I go there, the more I'm connecting with a lot of folks and a lot of folks are hearing truth in that," said Cox.


    So I can't believe this happened. I am still in shock and disbelief that I got to share this moment with my feminist idol #bellhooks. I still don't feel worthy but wow! Thanks @alialahloux for the photo "Love, community, James Baldwin, orange is the new black, beauty standards, high heels, money, academia, invisibility blues, love as risk-taking, imperialist white supremacist capitalist patriarchy, decolonizing our minds and practicin
    g freedom. They hit it all, and were fierce and fabulous. Double star struck. #lavernecox #bellhooks #oitnb" via @PhotoRepost_app

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    “One of the issues I think that many people have with trans women is the sense of a traditional femininity being called out and reveled in—a femininity that many feminist women feel, ‘Oh, we’ve been trying to get away from that,’” said hooks.

    Cox had a thoughtful response that ended with, "Am I feeding into the patriarchal gaze in my blond wigs?”

    “Yes,” said hooks.

    “It’s one of those things where I’m sort of like, here I am," responded Cox. "If I’m embracing a patriarchal gaze with this presentation, it’s the way that I’ve found something that feels empowering. And I think the really honest answer is that I’ve sort of constructed myself in a way so that I don’t want to disappear… I’ve never been interested in being invisible and erased. So a lot of how I’m negotiating these systems of oppression and trying not to be erased is perhaps by buying into and playing into some of the patriarchal gaze and white supremacy.”


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