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Oh No They Didn't! - LiveJournal.com

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  • 10/16/14--20:03: Kate Bush's Top 10 (4) Songs


  • “Before the Dawn”, Kate Bush’s recent run of shows at London’s Eventim Apollo, saw the unique singer/songwriter/performer return to the stage after a 35-year break. Her 25-song set featured two expansive song cycles, The Ninth Wave (from Hounds of Love) and A Sky of Honey (from Aerial), with a short opening segment devoted to a selection of post-1982 hits.

    Considering the formidable back catalog of someone as musically gifted as Bush, the inevitable dilemma is what to leave out of any top 10. With 10 studio albums and 33 singles to ponder, it’s a particularly tough ask. Despite Bush’s status as a national treasure in the UK and considerable success around the world, her career has never really taken off in the US. Six albums and four singles have charted stateside, topping out at No. 28 for The Red Shoes and No. 30 for “Running Up That Hill”.

    Today, her sixth studio album, The Sensual World, turns 25. To celebrate, we put together a proper crash course — her best songs to date — that should bring everyone up to speed on what they might have been missing.


    06. “The Sensual World”

    The Sensual World (1989)

    Here, amidst Macedonian hooks, Bush whispers lyrics that pour with the opulent nectar. Never before had I heard anything that so aptly combined sexuality with poetry. It is “sensuality” in every sense of the word — not lewd or bawdy, but graceful and hungry for all the pleasures of living. It was too enticing to resist.

    The song was inspired by Molly Bloom’s monologue from the end of James Joyce’s Ulysses. Instead of writing her own lyrics, Bush was originally going to take the character’s speech verbatim from the end of the book. But she couldn’t secure the rights (until it was re-recorded in 2011) and instead wrote lyrics about Bloom stepping from the pages of the book to be enraptured by the beauty of existence. It’s a classic situation of artist creating genius from limitations.

    03. “Hounds of Love”

    Hounds of Love (1985)

    When I talk about Kate Bush, I worry I sound like a crazy person. I mean, if some rando told you that the strange lady who sings about a book you had to read in high school “lives in the wilderness of my soul,” you’d have every right to be cynical. To my credit, I haven’t ever said that to anyone – but I come close every time. That’s the thing about her … she’s a modest, normal person and is perhaps too polite to openly say that she’s channeled ancient forces that, though long forgotten by man, lay dormant within all of us. That’s what “Hounds of Love” is about.

    Hear me out. At face value, “Hounds” is a narrative about being afraid of giving in to love personified as a pack of dogs hunting the singer. But there’s something larger at play, something goosebump-invoking that, much like a spell, is only made clear in the sum of its parts. The synths and strings mesh perfectly with a powerful rhythm, combining the ancient (drums) with the most celestial sounds man has invented. “Hounds” commands dancing. If you’re listening to the song and feeling it, it’s not an option — it’s speaking to you.

    02. “Running Up That Hill”

    Hounds of Love (1985)

    “Running Up That Hill” is an exhausting emotional dive masked in the carefree gleam of the ’80s. With steady drumming and warbling synth, it’s a song whose pain is never diminished because it pulses with determination, even when Bush is face to face with defeat. It doesn’t matter how many times we hear her worried questioning: “Is there so much hate for the ones we love?/ Tell me, we both matter, don’t we?” She’s there encouraging us to keep fighting.

    There’s a reason everyone from Placebo to Wye Oak has covered the song. Its wavering status as a double-edged sword makes it both an ideal Saturday morning workout song and the cue for an existentialist sob. It’s as complex as we want it to be. Not only was “Running Up That Hill” Kate Bush’s first 12″ single, but it was one of her riskiest plays with religion. Originally titled “A Deal with God”, the single saw Bush penning the tale of man and woman trying to understand one another and, ultimately, asking to make a deal with God instead of the devil to do so. The twisted nature of the religious role reversals doesn’t come across as dark until the very end of the song when a warped version of her voice sings demonically and is cut. If you’re not careful, you may miss it. Then again, maybe that’s the point. -Nina Corcoran

    01. “Wuthering Heights”

    The Kick Inside (1978)

    Kate Bush was just 19 when her Emily Brontë-inspired debut single displaced Abba’s “Take a Chance on Me” as the UK’s No. 1 in February 1978. According to the singer, the initial spark for the song came from catching the end of a film adaptation of Brontë’s classic on TV some years earlier. The idea clearly stuck with Bush, who oddly was known as Cathy as a child, but she didn’t translate it into a song for some time. When she came to record her debut album, The Kick Inside, Bush had around 50 songs to choose from, but “Wuthering Heights” was not among them. She wrote it in “a night and a half” prior to recording the album with a full moon to guide her.

    “Wuthering Heights” broke both ground and mold; Bush became the first woman in top the UK charts with a self-penned song, while musically, she broke the conventions of pop music. The single’s success puts a lie to the notion that the lowest common denominator rules for the general listening public.

    SOURCE 1, SOURCE 2, SOURCE 3, SOURCE 4, SOURCE 5

    I also like Babooshka, Sat in Your Lap, and Experiment IV. What's your favorite Kate Bush song?

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    Kim Dickens, most recently seen playing a detective in Gone Girl, has joined season three of , House of Cards as a recurring character. Nothing else is known about who she will be playing.

    House of Cards returns in 2015.



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    The honorable Judge Judy Sheindlin makes her "Wendy" debut and tells us about her new book, "What Would Judy Say?".

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    “We’re Not Friends” – Annalise takes on a tough case defending a minor who fatally shoots his police officer father. Meanwhile, Annalise and Sam continue to argue over his relationship with Lila, and Wes and Rebecca begin to question Annalise’s motives. In flash-forwards, we learn more about Laurel’s relationship with Frank and why he was calling her the night of Sam’s death, on “How to Get Away with Murder.”

    Promo | Synopsis

    That final scene.

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    Joshua Jackson appears to have settled down, but that doesn't mean he's ready to get married. The Affair actor explains in Glamour's upcoming November issue why he and his longtime love, actress Diane Kruger, haven't walked down the aisle yet.

    "I can tell you why we're not married: We're not religious. I don't feel any more or less committed to Diane for not having stood in front of a priest and had a giant party," Jackson, 36, tells the mag. "We're both children of divorce, so it's hard for me to take marriage at face value as the thing that shows you've grown up and are committed to another person. But it may change at some point. We may get married."

    Indeed, that seems to be the case with Jackson, especially in regards to his fashion sense. "[If] you want to be respected as a grown-up, you have to dress like one," Jackson told Glamour of what Kruger has taught him about fashion. "I used to have a collection of Adidas sneakers, but one day all the obnoxiously colored ones disappeared. She still claims I must have lost them 'somewhere.'"


    Marriage may not be on the table right now, but parenthood is. In 2012, Jackson told Us he'd love to be a father one day. "I mean, I'm at that age," he said.

    He's also old enough where his friends' kids now watch reruns of his Pacey Witter days. "If I'm somewhere cold, Mighty Ducks. Anywhere else, Dawson's," he told Glamour of what role he gets recognized for most. "I'm now at an age where my friends’ kids like Dawson's…but they like it ironically."



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    what are your views on marriage ONTD? is it overrated?

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    Harry Potter author JK Rowling is to build her own "Hagrid Hut" in the grounds of her Scottish estate.

    The writer plans to install the stone-built summerhouse, bearing a striking resemblance to the home of one of her best-loved characters, the game-keeper Hagrid, on the edge of the Killiechassie Estate, near Aberfeldy in Perthshire.

    Like the fictional home of Hagrid - the ground-keeper of Hogwarts, played in the Harry Potter films by Robbie Coltrane - the proposed hut will be built on the edge of a forest of the 162-acre estate.


    Architectural plan of the hut

    It will be a circular structure, open to the front, with a stone bench and slate roof.

    A council report states that the condition of the application's approval is that no trees must be damaged or cut down during the construction.

    Killiechassie House, on the banks of the River Tay is just a few miles from Castle Menzies, which has been likened to Hogwarts, the fictional school attended by Harry Potter.

    The 19th century estate has its own small loch, said to contain a murderous water sprite.

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    An alleged stalker is accused of bombarding Lindsay Lohan with more than 1,000 messages and punching a bouncer who barred him from seeing her rehearse for her West End comeback.

    Daniel Vorderwulbecke will face trial over the altercation at London's Playhouse Theatre, where the Hollywood star made her stage debut last month in David Mamet's satire Speed-The-Plow.

    It is claimed the 37-year-old, who goes by names including King Lionheart and DJ Dan Cortez, sent Miss Lohan thousands of text messages.

    He also claims to speak to the actress personally and through social media every day, a court heard.

    Today he was bailed to the specialist Gordon Hospital for mental health patients in Pimlico, central London, where specialists will prepare a psychiatric report ahead of his trial.

    More at the SOURCE

    She's looking really good, like that Instagram pic at the top of this story and the pap shots in the Daily Fail.

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    Sir Ridley Scott is producing an Ebola-themed limited run drama series for Fox TV Studios.

    The filmmaker is working with producer Lynda Obst and writer Jeff Vintar on adapting Richard Preston's 1994 non-fiction book The Hot Zone, which they originally optioned 20 years ago.

    What began as a potential feature film for Scott to direct morphed into a television drama series over the last year. Scott is in line to direct at least one episode of The Hot Zone if it is ordered to a full series.

    His producing partner Obst told The Hollywood Reporter: "A limited series is a great way to do this because you don't have to limit it to a three-act structure like you do with a film."

    This adaptation of The Hot Zone could also include new elements from an article currently being written by Preston on the latest Ebola outbreak.

    Scott currently serves as an executive producer on The Good Wife, and has also produced Numb3rs and World Without End in the past.

    An outbreak in West Africa has left more than 4,000 people dead. The recent death of Thomas Eric Duncan from the disease in Dallas became the first casualty on US soil. Two nurses who treated Duncan have since been diagnosed with Ebola.

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    A vent collapsed at a Pangyo Techno Valley culture festival during a 4Minute performance and around 25 people fell 30 feet down the ventilation shaft, according to The Fact. Police and rescue workers are on scene and working to rescue those still stuck, but two people have been confirmed dead with 13 people having been already rescued (but were injured), according to JoongAng Ilbo.

    There’s no exact word on the amount of injured besides those that are already out, but after falling that distance it’s pretty safe to say all of them will have some type of ailment. Police believe that the vent collapsed from the weight of too many fans, though ushers had tried to keep them from climbing it to get a better view. It’s reported that about 700 fans were in attendance.






    UPDATE: YTN on television is reporting 14 have now passed away with 11 injured. 25 total following the completion of the rescue operation.

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    former bisexual chanteuse

    Jessie J has revealed that she was banned from her school choir as she was deemed "too good".

    The singer told the London Evening Standard that her "evil" teacher wouldn't let her get involved as he thought she was "too loud".


    She was already starring in a West End production of Whistle Down The Wind when she was told she couldn't be a part of the Mayfield Secondary School choir.

    "I won't name him because I don't want him to get abused. He was awful," she said. "He didn't let me in the school choir because he said I was too good and that the other parents would complain.

    "I was 11. He was like, 'You're too loud'. And to rub my face in it even more, they sang Whistle Down The Wind - which was the show I was in at the time in the West End - for the school concert. So who's laughing now?"


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    London Evening Standard interview

    mods, this is a short article so please accept! thanks!

    do you believe this former bisexual, ONTD? also, choir stories, marching band stories etc!

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    We know who killed Lilly Kane. We know who crashed the school bus. We know who murdered the Dean and the identity of the Heart College serial rapist. But there's one question still plaguing Veronica Mars fans: What the frak happened to Duncan Kane?!



    Teddy Dunn was a core cast member for the first half of Veronica Mars' run -- until he was abruptly written off and never directly acknowledged in the series again. But now that Veronica Mars is experiencing a renaissance — not to mention its 10th anniversary — the questions surrounding Dunn's exit have resurfaced.
    "It's funny 'cause with the movie and all the other stuff that's been coming out ... people have asked me about it and I talk about it. It's a good ice breaker, for sure," Dunn tells TVGuide.com. "So it's not exactly been out of sight out of mind, but it's definitely pretty far back in the past for me. I've gone with a different direction in my life and a different career."

    Now, for the first time since leaving the show, Dunn opens up about his experience playing Duncan, his feelings about getting written off the series, whether he'll ever return to Veronica Mars and more.

    The real reason Duncan was so catatonic early in Season 1:Almost as soon as Veronica Mars premiered, it became clear that fans didn't like Duncan, who was originally slated to be Veronica's OTP. He came off as vacant, distant and just sort of... there. Duncan later became much more dynamic, but this isn't because Dunn's talent improved exponentially overnight. It's because Dunn was originally under the impression Duncan had a mental illness.

    "I was told early on that Duncan was bipolar, so when I got the role I got some books, starting researching it and looking into it," Dunn says. Since psychosomatic drugs used to treat bipolar disorder often leave the user emotionally distant, Dunn made the conscious choice to play Duncan that way. However, once it became clear that viewers were having a hard time connecting to Duncan, "I was told to leave all that behind and go back to being the gregarious big man on campus," Dunn says. "I had a hard time reconciling the two and I think I struggled with the precedent we had set with the character in the first few episodes versus what they wanted to get out of the character later down the line.

    "I understand there's a commercial aspect to it too, he continues. "You know, just this comatose brooding dude in every episode of your show. I get it. That was something that they don't teach you in acting school, you know? Just the sheer business side of it."

    Life after Mars: Following his departure, Dunn's only credits include Jumper, guest spots on CSI: NY and Grey's Anatomy and two films no one has ever heard of. But seeds of his decision to leave acting were planted long before his IMDB page began to stall. "[Veronica Mars] was a very eye-opening experience in the business side of it," Dunn says. "I had always pursued it as an art form, as wanting to tell great stories to the world ... And everything I did became more and more of a business calculation up until the point that I had the realization that if it's going to be just a business, there are a ton of other things I could do and a ton of other things that maybe interest me more as a business than the entertainment business." Dunn eventually decided to go back to school and in 2013, he graduated cum laude from Boston College with a law doctorate. He's now working as an associate at a New York City law firm and plans on staying as far away from entertainment law as possible.


    Rest of the article can be found at the Source

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    Stephen Collins's troubles are mounting.

    The 7th Heaven star, 67, is the subject of a new investigation by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department's Special Victims Bureau. Following the release of his purported audio confession to molesting and exposing himself to three girls decades ago, one of the victims — who was an L.A. resident when the crime allegedly occurred — has come forward to police.

    On Oct. 9, days after the Collins's audio recording made headlines, a person contacted the authorities, saying that in the summer of 1983, when she was 13, Collins exposed himself and annoyed or molested her at a home in West Hollywood. The LASD is now working with New York Police Department, which confirmed to The Insider With Yahoo on Oct. 7 that they were investigating allegations that Collins molested a family acquaintance in Manhattan in the early 1970s.

    This is the third law enforcement agency involved. The Los Angeles Police Department also investigated the actor in 2012 after a woman claimed he molested her in New York and thought he did the same to one of his relatives in California. However, those allegations never amounted to charges.

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    Are these three men starring in a film together? Find out at the Daily Beast!

    "David Oyelowo on Playing Martin Luther King Jr., Ebola Fears, and Race in Hollywood"
    The Daily Beast's MARLOW STERN interviews DAVID OYELOWO.


    What sort of preparation did you do to play MLK? Did you speak to the family? There must be a lot of responsibility here as the first person to star as MLK in a studio biopic.

    Definitely. Early on, there was understandable suspicion on the part of the family about anyone making a film about their beloved, so early on the person I spoke with was Andrew Young, who was basically King’s right-hand man while he was alive, and an incredible source of information—the kind of source you can’t get from watching footage or reading books. I could ask him direct questions about the man and his day-to-day personality. With time, I became friends with Dexter King, Dr. King’s son, and a degree of trust was built. I’ve also been in contact with Bernice King, Dr. King’s daughter, and strangely enough, I bumped into her the Friday before the Monday we were going to start shooting Selma...


    Read the whole interview at THE DAILY BEAST.

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  • 10/17/14--16:01: FFAF: October 17


  • Happy Friday!

    In the off chance you have a really early Halloween party and you think your costume is amazing and you may want to enter a hypothetical contest, take a pic of you and an ONTD sign. Just sayin ^____^ (More details to come)

    Watch Comedy Bang Bang on IFC!!



    Be cool, bros! No porn spam nudes fighting giant comments come on now how many weeks do I have to explain.

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    more at the source: Stephanie Webber for usmagazine

    nice photo op. for just $1,350 you can buy this cloak at preserve

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    Performing "Problem" with the contestants (video won't embed, click on picture to watch)
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    Performing "Break Free" (video won't embed, click on picture to watch)
    problem

    Short interview with the host + them taking a selfie together. (video won't embed, click on picture).
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    Interview (click to watch)
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    Mods, fixed the sources now.

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    Remember when Dane Cook was a thing?

    According to him, “a few hundred” lucky ladies who graduated college around 10 years ago definitely do.

    Appearing last night on Watch What Happens Live, the now-42-year-old comedian (yikes) played a game of Plead the Fifth with the added wrinkle of Candy Crowley threatening Cook with a blast of cheez whiz to the face if he didn’t answer host Andy Cohen’s questions. To Cook’s credit, he answered them all.

    Among the revelations from this encounter:


    • His worst ever on-screen kiss was with Kate Hudson in My Best Friend’s Girl

    • Jessica Simpson once asked “Are we making a movie?” on the set of Employee of the Month

    • He slept with “a few hundred” groupies during his college tour days


    If you’re trapped in a 2004 timewarp and are still into Cook’s standup, he’s got a new standup special coming out on Showtime tonight at 10 P.M. EST.


    "Lucky ladies"

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