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Christina Aguilera‘s recent fight with The Wanted on The Voice began the very second she gave Justin Bieber the evil eye.
On the April 17 episode of The Voice Christina publicly gave Justin a death stare, but later said it was just a case of Bieber Fever – but I’m not so sure about that. I think not only did she rub the entire world the wrong way with her stinky eye and cold shoulder, but she also offended The Wanted — who are represented by Def Jam Music Group – the same record label as Justin! So that’s definitely a brotherhood right there.
And even though The Wanted allegedly called Christina a b***h because she didn’t look or speak to them when they performed, I think they were also standing up for Bieber!
But of course, this has no affect on Christina.
“When The Wanted called Christina Aquilera a b***h she was skeptical and thought it was nothing more than a misquote or media outlets trying to start something. But when it was revealed to be true she was not upset by it but more peeved saying something in the nature of, ‘Who the hell are The Wanted anyways?’” a source tells HollywoodLife.com exclusively. “Guys who haven’t proved anything in the industry are pretty desperate for trying to throw Christina under the bus since she has the career The Wanted wishes they had.”
But I think Christina better watch out. Now she has two hot music artists on her bad side and I don’t blame them! Sure, Christina had a good career in the past, but where will SHE be in five years?
Girls’ Allison Williams on Boring Relationships, Not Getting Naked, and Her Masturbation Scene
By JADA YUAN
We're imagining last night was an "unmitigated joy" kind of night for Brian Williams, whose daughter, Allison Williams, stole Episode 3 of Girls with a masturbation scene unlike any other we've seen on TV. (It involved a gallery bathroom and Jorma Taccone talking dirty.) It was her character Marnie's hottest sex to date — she otherwise barely gets off (if she gets off at all) with her boyfriend, Charlie. Vulture spoke with Williams about the long shelf life of a boring relationship, what she knows about gallery girls, and getting it on with herself onscreen.
I feel so bad for Charlie.
He’s such a good person. I think [their relationship] is a very relatable scenario. And I think it’s one that isn’t depicted very frequently. It’s that very familiar dynamic where you’re over someone in a relationship and no matter how nice they are to you, and especially when they are nice you to, it just feels grating, and it just feels like you’re being suffocated, and she just doesn’t have the guts to end it.
Why do people stay in boring relationships?
Safety. It’s honestly as simple as having someone to have dinner with every night. Like, someone who is your default meal partner. And it’s also just that fear of change, and when you’re in such a precarious phase in life anyway, the idea of adding one other variable into the mix is really terrifying. And, so, if you have one constant, which is a boyfriend, then it might kind of feel like you kind of have it together.
Marnie is also just completely abusive to him.
Yeah, but I think it’s in that way where, again, as you’re nearing the end of a relationship that you’re no longer in emotionally, and you just want to push them away, which requires some abuse, because if you lack the maturity to figure out that you need to end it, I guess the instinct is just to push them away and offend them and piss them off to the point where they will break up with you, because you just don’t have the guts to do it yourself.
Were you drawing off of any boring relationships?
Oh, I’ve never had a boring relationship. I’ve had — I’ve had relationships, and there have been shades of this in them, but, you know, like anything with acting, you just sort of pull experiences from every corner of your life and create an amalgam of them to portray. And I think that was definitely the case with this. It’s no one boyfriend that he corresponds to.
Are you someone who ends things, or are you someone who lets them go on?
Oh, I’ve been on both sides of that. I’ve been dumped hard. My heart has been broken and shattered, and I’ve also been on the other end of that too, so.
How did you prepare for the masturbation scene?
Uhhh, [Nervously laughs.], I talked to Lena about it. It was just, I read it and, um, we just, yeah — I mean, I shot the scene with Jorma, so I knew what came first, so that was really nice to shoot it in sequence. And so I could remember what I felt like after that scene with him and then, yeah. I’m sort of fascinated that it’s being made into a thing, because I just looked at it as a part of my job. There were scenes that were more difficult for me to do than that one, and it’s interesting to me that people are fixating on it. I mean, little Sally Draper in Mad Men did it before me, so listen — I’m just entering her territory.
Did you meet girls who work in galleries to prepare for the role?
I know a couple girls that work in galleries. My roommate in college was an art history major, which was very helpful. I don’t know much about art, and so I had to ask a couple questions about it. But it’s just a fascinating world.
It is, but you also don’t know what they do all day when they’re between openings.
It’s sort of inexplicable. One of the things I love about Marnie is that she wears a suit to work, even though she works at an art gallery, because her idea of going to work is just, like, you put on a suit and you go to work. And it’s very official, but in reality, her job is one of the more fun ones that a young girl can have, and she should really be enjoying it and not taking it so seriously and that’s one of the things that I love about her is that she just — she really takes everything pretty seriously.
Did you know that Bravo is actually doing a reality show called Gallery Girls?
Oh, I didn’t know that. That’s really funny. Someone even said to me last night, “I didn’t know you were a gallery girl on the show.” Yeah, they used that phrase. That’s funny.
You haven’t gotten naked yet on the show. Are you planning on getting naked?
Uh, I’m not planning on getting naked.
Is that contractual?
I don’t think I can talk about that.
But, yeah, I’m not planning on it.
How long did you live off your parents after college?
I’d rather not talk about it. They’re really supportive of me emotionally, though. [Laughs.]
And did you intern throughout college?
I did. Oh my gosh, I’ve done so many funny jobs. I worked at a farmer’s market through high school. I worked in the stock room of Ralph Lauren. I graduated to salesperson at Ralph Lauren, which was a big deal to me. I’ve been a P.A. I’ve been a stand-in. I’ve been an assistant’s assistant. Uh, yeah, I’ve done a ton of jobs.
And you were an assistant to Tina Fey’s assistant, right?
Like, how does that even work?
You know, I think it was really — I just wanted experience and I wanted to get to know the business, and it was a great summer because she was finishing Baby Mama and starting 30 Rock, so I kind of got to see, like, film and television. And it was so informative. Not only did I learn a lot about the industry, but I learned a lot about New York City — just getting lost in cabs and not knowing where things were. I got to spend a day in the writers' room of 30 Rock and I’ll never forget it … I just thought [Tina Fey] walked on air.
I really like her, tbh. She comes off really fun in interviews (not so much this one, lol) and is, imo, the best actress on the show. Idk Idk, but I'm into her. Now you can all commence the Girls hating. Or just talk about Veep (which is amazing and you should def watch it if you haven't already).
Hollywood actress Jessica Alba revealed her admiration of Korean cinema. The global celebrity appeared in an episode of tvN’s “Baek Ji Yeon’s People Inside,” and showed her regard for Korean films and for director Park Chan Wook.
Park Chan Wook is the director of the Cannes Grand Prix winner “Old Boy.” She said of the film, “The characters were strong and complicated, but they came to me like music. I might faint if I meet Park Chan Wook in person. If he ever comes to ‘People Inside,’ please call me.”
Jessica Alba further said, “I would like to make an action movie in Korea someday.”
The Hollywood star was in Korea for a visit with her husband and their two daughters. Photos of her during her personal time, including a snapshot with rap duo Mighty Mouth have been circulating online, generating interest.
Jessica Alba’s interview on “People Inside” aired on April 30.
Future British PM attends the White House Correspondents Association Dinner.
Dane DeHaan and Dan look good together if I may say so...
Hugging Clooney? Oh yes, it has begun....
Hangin' with Rushdie...
The French Ambassador to the United States
A little toast with Aziz...
So proud of my boy!
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. — Los Angeles Lakers forward Jordan Hill faces a felony assault charge after his girlfriend accused him of choking and shoving her in Houston earlier this year.
Hill is charged with assaulting 28-year-old Darlene Luna on Feb. 29 at his apartment while the New York Knicks’ former first-round draft pick was playing for the Houston Rockets.
The 24-year-old Hill was charged by Harris County prosecutors in March, and he has a court appearance scheduled for Tuesday in Houston.
Hill was apologetic, but said little about the accusations after the Lakers’ practice at their training complex Monday.
“I just want to apologize to fans, to the Lakers, the organization, to everyone,” Hill said. “I can’t speak on it right now. I’m going to let my attorney, my agents take care of that. Unfortunately, it happened at this time, but I’m going to keep my head up, keep working, keep playing.”
When asked if he would be able to play in Game 2 of the Lakers’ playoff series against Denver, Hill replied: “I’ll be here, but we’ll see.”
The charge could affect a remarkable recent rise by the 6-foot-10 Hill, who has contributed valuable minutes off the bench for the Lakers in three straight games after playing little since arriving March 15 in a trade for Derek Fisher. Hill had 10 points and 10 rebounds while playing 24 minutes in the Lakers’ 103-88 series-opening victory over Denver on Sunday.
“We had a conversation,” Lakers coach Mike Brown said. “He has talked to Mitch (Kupchak, the Lakers’ general manager). But it’s not that we’re worried about his mental focus. We just told him that we’re behind him.”
According to documents filed with Harris County officials, Luna told police she argued with Hill about their future. Luna said the two had been dating for about two years.
Luna said Hill hit her legs with his fists after she threw Hill’s two cellphones to the floor. Luna claimed Hill then pulled her off a couch and threw her against a wall before putting her in a chokehold from behind.
Hill played for Houston from February 2010 until the March trade. Hill was the eighth overall pick in the 2009 draft by New York but never panned out for the Knicks or Rockets, playing in just 32 games this season for Houston.
After going nearly a month between appearances for the Lakers before mid-April, Hill has earned an improbable spot in Los Angeles’ rotation heading into the playoffs over the past two weeks.
He had his biggest game April 22, contributing 14 points and a career high-tying 15 rebounds while playing 35 minutes after Metta World Peace’s ejection from the Lakers’ double-overtime win over Oklahoma City.
Hill leapfrogged fellow forwards Troy Murphy and Josh McRoberts in Brown’s rotation with that performance, and his energy in the playoff opener helped minimize the absence of World Peace, who is suspended for five more games for viciously elbowing James Harden.
Shortly after news of the charges broke Monday, Hill posted on his Twitter account: “Wowwwww,” and “Unbelievable!!!!!!”
The Lakers’ front office declined to comment on the charges.
what a turd. and he just started playing for the lakers
The 34-year-old actress gave birth to Gloria Ray on April 19 in New York, her rep confirms to JustJared.com.
The family’s latest addition joins older sister, 5-year-old Ramona.
In March, Maggie revealed she was expecting a baby girl, news that she tried to keep under wraps during the first few months of her pregnancy.
Us Weekly was the first to report the happy news.
Sparkle opens nationwide Aug. 17.
The first round of MTV News' Battle of the Boy Bands has officially ended, but there is still time for fans to cast their votes for their favorite heartthrob group in hopes to title them the ultimate boy band of all time.
Another group urging their biggest followers to vote for them are the guys from Mindless Behavior. But before you get mindless with your votes, here are some facts about the foursome that might help steer your mind in the right direction:
Highest Chart Achievement
Their single "Mrs. Right" featuring rapper Diggy Simmons reached #8 on the U.S. Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop charts after its 2011 release.
The guys confess they would travel the world just to find the right kind of girl in the beat-popping hit "Mrs. Right," causing female hearts in every country to flutter.
During their pledge to search high and low for "Mrs. Right," the boys get a lesson or two in geography from their teacher, Professor LL Cool J. Directed by Brett Ratner, the video also features Mike Epps as the school janitor, who joins in on the fun during a pep rally to cheer on Diggy Simmons and the group's signature dance moves.
Despite all of their success, the boys weren't afraid to admit who they thought might be their biggest competition amid the new wave of boy bands that has exploded on the scene. "As far as other boy bands who I feel [are] our biggest competition is One Direction and the Wanted," Roc Royal told us. "That's a huge competition for us, because we all have different movements, and they come from the U.K., and they also have fans out here, which, they have a lot of fans out here, so it's crazy."
So why do the guys think they should win our Battle of the Boys Band? Well, it's simple, really: "There's a lot of boy bands in the poll, but we're definitely unique," Princeton stated. "So please vote for us."
Ray Ray chimed in: "I think we should win the title for Best Boy Band of All Time because we have a great movement. Our Mindless movement is all about being confident, just being yourself, not caring what other people think, stopping all the bullying and, one, we're really great artists. We have songs that anyone can listen to. That's why I think we should win."
"And we love all of the fans," Princeton added.
When it comes to learning the key to becoming a great boy band, the group even filled us in on a little secret the Backstreet Boys once told them while on tour together: "When we were on tour with the Backstreet Boys, the advice that they gave us was 'Stick together no matter what,' " Ray Ray shared. "They said: You might have arguments here and there, but just stick together. You have to become family although you're in a group. You have to literally become family, and you got to stick together."
Source Why aren't these talented boys more on ONTD? They as talented as One Direction and the Wanted? They've so much swagger? All legitimate questions js
Last week, EW was on the scene for the reunion taping of "RuPaul's Drag Race: Reunited," which will air this evening at 9 p.m. on Logo.
(Of course, you'll also be able to stream coverage of the show's big coronation party in NYC -- there will be interviews with all this season's queens -- on LogoTV.com, from 8 to 10:15 p.m. ET tonight, too.)
Based on what happened at last week's taping, the episode that airs tonight should be a doozy of an hour that will delve into the drama around Willam's surprising early exit from the season; award one queen the Miss Congeniality award (you might be able to guess who, but I'm not telling you...); and, of course, finally crown Chad Michaels, Sharon Needles, or Phi Phi O'Hara as America's Next Drag Superstar.
No one knows who will take home the glory except for one person: host and show namesake RuPaul. Which is why we here at EW enlisted the drag legend for a quick chat last Friday afternoon to discuss all things about tonight's "Reunited" special and season 4.
Read on for Ru's thoughts on the controversial decision to tape three endings to tonight's episode; why season 4 was stands out from the previous three; the appeal of fallen queen Latrice Royale; what's going on with "All Stars: RuPaul's Drag Race"; and much, much more.
EW: I was at the reunion, which was oodles of fun. But walk me through your decision to tape it the way you did. Why shoot the three endings?
RuPaul: I was so p***ed off that people had leaked it last year. I thought, how awful that they wouldn't consider everyone else's enjoyment, but you have to understand that the human ego will do whatever it takes to get attention because it needs to know that it exists. So, people leaked that Raja was the winner last year, without thinking about other people's enjoyment. I was so mad, so one morning, I woke up and between the time of getting out of bed and still kind of in a dream, it occurred to me that if we shot three endings? Then no one would know. Of course, we had to do it in front of a live audience because the show has grown so much and there's so much excitement. Why not turn it into a super-huge event? And you know, the taping was like the Academy Awards for drag. It was!
EW: The staging was beautiful, everyone looked great. You elevated it to the next level. Was that the goal?
RuPaul: We had to because this show was so near and dear to so many people's hearts, and we're really changing the level that people come to expect from drag. During the Bush era, drag really had been the step child of the gay right's movement, even though we were the ones who got things rocking at Stonewall. So, I love drag, I love the art of drag, I love people who have the chutzpah to really get down and do drag because it takes a lot of balls to do drag and it takes a lot of courage for someone to get out there and say, "You know what? I know what society expects of me, but you know what? F*** you, I'm going to do it anyway."
EW: Were you happy with the way the reunion turned out? Did it come off as you had envisioned it?
RuPaul: Oh my God, it was so much more. I had so much fun doing it. It was so exciting. I was actually high from it the whole next day. The whole next day! And strangely, it came off without a hitch. We started a little bit late, but it went without a hitch. It was kind of scary. I had to ask them, "Are you guys sure you put film in the camera?" Because everything went so smoothly.
EW: Did you have a favorite moment from the reunion?
RuPaul: Yes, my favorite part of the night was when I came out and I said to the audience, "We have Drag Race royalty here. Hey Pork Chop!" [Laughs.]
EW: That was indeed a moment. Why did you love that so much?
RuPaul: We have changed the star system. We have created a new star system, where Pork Chop -- who, in the history of our show, was the first queen eliminated -- is sitting front row, center, and is acknowledged for the grand dame legend that she is. In the other star system of Hollywood, you know, you're here today and gone tomorrow. But not so with our show, and we're creating a while new vernacular and a whole new star system.
EW: Well, it's almost like you've created a "Drag Race" family -- which is so cool, in my opinion.
RuPaul: It is cool, especially in what's thought of as a disenfranchised subculture of a subculture.
EW: Do you ever think about how insanely buzzy this show is compared to other shows that are maybe 10 or 15 times bigger, in terms of audience?
RuPaul: You know, I didn't think it would get to this point. I knew that there were people who absolutely loved drag and drag is their life, and I knew that there were people who understood drag. There are so many other layers to it, just by the nature of the beast. But I didn't know it would become such a cult hit, and sometimes it is disappointing because, yeah, there are shows that get 15 million viewers and our biggest audience is sometimes 1.5 million, maybe. But honestly, I'd rather have that 1.5 million of devoted fans, who live and breathe this show, than the other. I'm happy at Logo. They let us do so much. They give us free reign, and I couldn't ask for anything more.
EW: When you think about season 4, compared to the three that came before it, how does it fit in -- or differ -- from those?
RuPaul: I think the characters are stronger. I think it's more character-driven. Before, we had a lot of pretty, pretty girls. You know, there were some pretty girls this season, but that wasn't the main focus. The main focus was difference and character, and that's why I think people are so passionate about this season. The bottom line is that people want to see themselves, they wanna see passion, and they wanna see characters. I think that's why this is our biggest season ever.
EW: So, Chad Michaels, Phi Phi O'Hara, or Sharon Needles will win the crown on Monday evening. Why does each one, separately, deserve to win that crown?
RuPaul: I think what really describes them, each, is perseverance. And that's really what our show is about. Our show, at its core, is about the tenacity of the human spirit, and all three of them exemplify that to the umpteenth degree. I think, honestly, that's why people are so passionate about the show. These girls represent the courage that they feel they have, or the courage that lies in potential in every human being. In terms of representing our show, all three are strong characters, they have a strong story is easy to root for, and that's why people love them so much. Whichever one wins the crown will be a great representative.
EW: Let's talk about Latrice Royale real quick. But what is her appeal?
RuPaul: She is that earth mother. She is that one who is not catty and who you can trust. She is very trustworthy. How honest she was about her own story and how forthcoming she was with her story, it made everyone feel very comfortable. She's a genuine person and so wise. I think that is why people love her so much. Plus, she's an amazing performer. Amazing!
EW: How much did fan lobbying have to do with the decision for this year's crown? Did you really let fans influence you?
RuPaul: Well, you know, it does influence to a certain degree, but obviously, ultimately, the decision is mine. [Laughs.]
EW: So that decision -- let's talk about it. It's Friday afternoon right now, the Friday before the Monday airing of the reunion finale. Have you made it yet?
RuPaul: Yeah, I've made it. It's made.
EW: On Monday, where will you be when the episode is airing?
RuPaul: I have threatened to go to some of the clubs here in Los Angeles. Well, no, the club owners don't know yet, but I may, I may go to the Eagle and then go to Micky's. And then probably MJs, too. One of the other "Drag Race" producers suggested that we do a drive-by at all these clubs.
EW: So "All Stars: RuPaul's Drag Race." I'm obsessed with it. What can you say about it at this person?
RuPaul: Well, I know fans are going to be excited about it either way. I can't tell you much about "All Stars" right now, but I tell you that it's going to be the favorites, it's going to be the favorites from all seasons. A girl for all seasons! A drag for all seasons! We basically wait a year for each series, so this'll be in the interim. "Drag U" and then "All Stars" and then "Drag Race" season 5.
EW: With "All Stars," regular "Drag Race," and "Drag U," you're taking over Logo. Will there be a day where something from the "Drag Race" universe is on Logo every week?
RuPaul: [Laughs.] You know, we should have our own sub-channel called The Drag Channel. Sure, why not!
you can livestream the show here http://www.newnownext.com/ (it's lq though)
Kelly Rowland has confirmed that she will not return to the X Factor panel.
The former Destiny's Child singer joined the show last year, but will be replaced in this year's judging lineup.
"After much speculation, we can officially confirm today that Kelly Rowland has decided not to return as a judge again for this year's UK X Factor," her spokesperson said.
"Global commitments coupled with the show's increasing demands this year mean that, despite weeks of deliberation with the show, Kelly has not been able to agree a deal that fits into her autumn/winter schedule, so sadly cannot accept a place on the 2012 panel.
"Kelly thoroughly enjoyed her role as a judge on the show, but felt that if there couldn't be a workable solution to scheduling issues so that she could effectively juggle her other commitments then she couldn't wholeheartedly commit to the show this year."
Rowland said: "I love the UK and being part of the show last year. Mentoring the girls was such an incredible experience I will never forget. I would like to thank Simon for the great opportunity and asking me to be a judge last season."
A spokesperson for The X Factor said: "Kelly's immense experience in the music industry shone through in both her judging and mentoring on The X Factor and we would like to thank her for being a part of the country's number one show and wish her well for the future."
They added: "The judging panel will be announced in due course."
Show host Dermot O'Leary recently told Digital Spy that he would like to see Rowland back on the panel, adding that the programme needs "continuity".
Dannii Minogue, who was on the judging panel between 2007 and 2010, has been tipped to return in place of Rowland. It recently emerged that Minogue had a fling with show boss Simon Cowell in 2007.
Fellow judge Tulisa Contostavlos has said that she would get on with Minogue should she return to the show.
Gary Barlow confirmed his return to the head of the panel earlier this month and is said to have signed a £2 million contract.
In an interview with Rolling Stone (see this picture), country music rocker Eric Church seems to get just a little carried away. Eric, who supported Miranda Lambert on her 2010 “CMT On Tour: Revolution” headlining tour, slams Blake Shelton, American Idol, and The Voice. Eric takes a hit against American Idol and reality show television, saying that the country music industry is filled with talent from reality competitions – saying that trying out for a show like The Voice means you aren’t a true artist. In the interview, Eric says:
(Spoilery if you haven't seen the newest episode)
Game of Thrones Cast Sizes Up the Shocking Shadow Play
On Sunday's Game of Thrones, Renly, Brienne and Catelyn encounter an unexpected element that forever changes the rules of the game in the War of Five Kings.
[SPOILER ALERT! If you haven't watched "The Ghost of Harrenhal" yet, you're only cheating yourself if you continue reading.]
In the episode, Renly (Gethin Anthony) is in his tent at night preparing to face his brother Stannis (Stephen Dillane) on the battlefield the next day when a mysterious shadow creature (which we saw Melisandre give birth to at the end of Episode 4) enters and kills him with a shadowy sword. His loyal king's guard Brienne (Gwendoline Christie) and visiting emissary Lady Catelyn (Michelle Fairley) are present, but completely unprepared for the magical attack. Everyone has been blindsided.
"That's part of the fun of being in this world where there are fantastical elements; no one in that world believes in them," Anthony tells TVGuide.com. "It's what makes it so human. People describe the White Walkers as grumps and snarks and stories to tell children. Even though we as the audience can see that there are very exciting things going on with dragons being hatched and snippets from beyond The Wall, down in the city, in King's Landing and on the warpath everyone's dealing with a very human political drama. They don't have time to imagine whether or not there's going to be a new fantastical threat."
Struggling against someone who's not there, much less a shadow, was a unique challenge for Anthony who had to shoot his death scene in two parts. "I had somebody behind me sort of indicate what was going on so I could react to it, and then they moved into the fight sequence with Brienne and I was just laying on the floor," says Anthony. "A month later it was just me in the studio with a massive green screen and just me in front of it. Again it was a case of getting an indication of the action -- where the sword was going to come, how long for, so we got all the beats out -- and then doing the collapse. They also did a lot of shadow play and used a gentleman to create the shadow, which was really quite cool to see."
Game of Thrones' Natalie Dormer: Margaery supports Renly and Loras' love
Renly's death causes consequences both politically far-reaching and on a personal level with those who mourn him. Castmate Natalie Dormer, who plays Renly's widow Margaery and the sister to his lover Loras (Finn Jones), says, "Margaery thought there was an exciting, plausible future of the three of them working together, which makes what happens all the more sad. I think the three of us as actors kind of grieved about it, that we wouldn't have that kind of opportunity the way that Loras and Margaery had to grieve over the loss of Renly. It's really an interesting process to go through. We sat there and speculated about how great it could have been, but author George R.R. Martin [who wrote the books on which the series is based] has different plans for all three of us."
Feelings of shock, betrayal and mourning are just part of the draw of Game of Thrones, which is notorious for mercilessly killing off characters fans love and is expected to continue to do so. "There should be a help group of some sort, shouldn't there?" Dormer says. "However many [seasons] down the line, there will be a lot more of us joining that group. It's testimony to how brave the writing is in the novels and how that gets translated to the writing in the show. When you know that a writer isn't scared to get rid of characters or hurt characters, there is a genuine lack of predictability which makes for great drama, which makes for great television."
Despite his earlier grief, Anthony has since come to terms with his character's abbreviated run. "I knew he was going to go on this great journey, and I knew it would be a fantastic moment in any television series to have a death like that," he says. "It excited me to play a character all the way through, and I have to say when it finished I wasn't sad. I was just proud to have been part of it really. It's been a hell of a ride."
He does have one regret though. "I went on a lovely, private tour of the Crown Jewels at the Tower of London with George Martin," Anthony says. "What he said to me was, 'Oh, did you get to keep the crown?' because we were looking at the Queen of England's crown. I was like, 'No. Is that ever an option? I would have loved to have kept the crown.' But as I understand it, Renly's stuff is being exhibited in New York. And I'm not sure where the crown is, but it might well be part of that. I'll just have to make my own out of wire."
Game of Thrones airs Sundays at 9/8c on HBO.
Game designer and champion Jane McGonigal advocates games as a tool for making the world a better place. She has a book and a pile of research explaining all of the ways in which games can be beneficial for players' physical and mental health as well as for the wider world.
So now, it seems almost inevitable that she has created a game for no less powerful a person than Oprah Winfrey, media titan. The project, found on Facebook, is called "The Thank You Game" and aims, aptly enough, to make players express gratitude more often in their daily lives.
The game captures exactly what makes both Winfrey and McGonigal so well known: the idea that through focusing one's mind on gratitude and a life well lived, one can find peace, coupled with the idea that "gratitude is contagious," and that through the play structure, players can improve both themselves and the world around them.
The game's stated goal is "to spread gratitude to half a billion people worldwide." The message is thoughtful, and it's true that positive (or negative) actions and moods can have a cascading ripple effect. But it seems rather spectacularly misplaced to suggest that the best reward for expressing true gratitude is to make sure you run to Facebook and push the big pink button (which asks you if you really mean it!) as soon as you've thanked someone. If any thought in the world could be imagined to deliver its own intrinsic rewards, surely thankfulness is at the top of the list?
In truth I'm surprised the game isn't a mobile app, making it easier to track your gratitude on the go. On the other hand, I guess my oft-shouted, "Thanks for cutting me off, jerkwad!" might defeat the purpose.
We've already announced that chart-topping indie-pop group Fun. will rock the Movie Awards stage with a performance toasting the greatest party films of all time, plus the addition of five excellent and intriguing new categories: Best Music, Best On-Screen Transformation, Best Gut-Wrenching Performance, Best Cast and Best On-Screen Dirtbag. What more could you ask for?
How about the list of this year's lucky nominees who will by battling it out for the coveted Golden Popcorn trophy live from the Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City, California, at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Sunday, June 3? Fan voting opens in all categories Tuesday at 8 a.m.
Here they are, in all their eclectic, well-deserved glory:
Movie of the Year
» "The Hunger Games"
» "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2"
» "The Help"
» "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1"
Best Male Performance
» Daniel Radcliffe, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2"
» Ryan Gosling, "Drive"
» Joseph Gordon-Levitt, "50/50"
» Josh Hutcherson, "The Hunger Games"
» Channing Tatum, "The Vow"
Best Female Performance
» Jennifer Lawrence, "The Hunger Games"
» Kristin Wiig, "Bridesmaids"
» Emma Stone, "Crazy, Stupid Love"
» Emma Watson, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2"
» Rooney Mara, "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo"
Best Comedic Performance
» Melissa McCarthy, "Bridesmaids"
» Kristen Wiig, "Bridesmaids"
» Zach Galifianakis, "The Hangover Part II"
» Jonah Hill, "21 Jump Street"
» Oliver Cooper, "Project X"
» Melissa McCarthy, "Bridesmaids"
» Rooney Mara, "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo"
» Liam Hemsworth, "The Hunger Games"
» Elle Fanning, "Super 8"
» Shailene Woodley, "The Descendants"
» "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2"
» "The Hunger Games"
» "21 Jump Street"
» "The Help"
Best On-Screen Transformation
» Elizabeth Banks, "The Hunger Games"
» Rooney Mara, "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo"
» Johnny Depp, "21 Jump Street"
» Michelle Williams, "My Week With Marilyn"
» Colin Farrell, "Horrible Bosses"
» Daniel Radcliffe vs. Ralph Fiennes, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2"
» Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson vs. Alexander Ludwig, "The Hunger Games"
» Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill vs. Kid Gang, "21 Jump Street"
» Tom Hardy vs. Joel Edgerton, "Warrior"
» Tom Cruise vs. Michelle Nyqvist, "Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol"
» Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, "Crazy, Stupid, Love"
» Rupert Grint and Emma Watson, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2"
» Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson, "The Hunger Games"
» Rachel McAdams and Channing Tatum, "The Vow"
» Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart, "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1"
Best Gut-Wrenching Performance
» "Bridesmaids" (Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Rose Byrne, Melissa McCarthy, Wendi McClendon-Covey and Ellie Kemper)
» "The Help" (Bryce Dallas Howard)
» "21 Jump Street" (Jonah Hill and Rob Riggle)
» "Drive" (Ryan Gosling)
» "Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol" (Tom Cruise)
Best On-Screen Dirt Bag
» Bryce Dallas Howard, "The Help"
» Jon Hamm, "Bridesmaids"
» Jennifer Aniston, "Horrible Bosses"
» Colin Farrell, "Horrible Bosses"
» Oliver Cooper, "Project X"
» "Party Rock Anthem," LMFAO ("21 Jump Street")
» "A Real Hero," College with Electric Youth ("Drive")
» "The Devil Is in the Details," Chemical Brothers ("Hanna")
» "Impossible," Figurine ("Like Crazy")
» "Pursuit of Happiness," Kid Cudi (Steve Aoki remix) ("Project X")
Season 4 - Reunion Show
Season 4 Winner
Source: My TV
Willam was dead on regarding Phi Phi swear to God.
Chris Evans may be playing Captain America in "The Avengers," but even he admits he geeked out the first time he saw Robert Downey, Jr. and Chris Hemsworth in costume.
Recently, Evans spoke with Moviefone -- the first in our weeklong series of discussions with the stars of the film -- about how nervous he was to chew out Downey on screen, Captain America's uncomfortable new cowl, and how he wants to do a quirky indie film next (well, unless Ridley Scott calls).
Scarlett Johansson told us that her suit was really uncomfortable. Did you have the same complaint about the new Captain America suit?
It is certainly more flexible than the first suit, but the cowl is a lot more difficult. The first one was a helmet so you could just take it on and off at will, but this one is actually this kind of rubber thing that goes into the suit. So once it's on, it's on. And it doesn't breathe.
So you were thrilled whenever the plot required you to take it off.
Yessss. You got it.
In your previous movies, like "The Losers," you've been kind of snarky. But in "The Avengers," everyone else gets the funny lines. Is it hard to be the straight man?
Yeah, you know, you like to have a few jokes. I'm used to kind of being the wiseass, but [Cap's] the straight man of this. He's kind of the moral compass and he's a goodhearted guy, so he's not exactly the shit-slinger. But everyone's got a role and that's his.
Was it fun to play a different side?
Oh, absolutely. That's the joy of acting.
Were you conscious of trying to live up to fan expectations while you were making the movie or did you try not to think about it?
Oh, you absolutely think about it. You have to. The hardcore fans -- the fanboys, the comic-book geeks -- they're the reason these movies get made. They're the ones that see it two, three, four times. If we didn't have that loyal fanbase, I'd be unemployed. So you have to make sure they're happy, but the way you try and do that is to become a fan. You have to read as many comic books as you can and see the character through their eyes and try to understand what they expect. So you certainly keep them in your head. But like I said, going online and checking ... everyone's going to have a different opinion. There's always going to be someone who doesn't like something, so you can't use that as your litmus test. You just have to respect what their expectations are.
What was your favorite scene to film?
I really liked the scene where Downey and Hemsworth are fighting in the woods at night and I kind of break them up. It was my first time seeing them both in their suits and I remember getting on the set and being really excited and kind of geeking out a little bit. I just like that one shot after Thor hits the shield and we kind of level those trees and it's just the three of us standing there. That's fun. That's cool. I feel lucky to be a part of it.
So this time around, Cap's a little more cynical, he's been through some stuff. I love the scenes he has with Tony Stark, where he challenges him to step up and be more of a team player. Can you talk about working with Downey?
I can't even say enough. He's an amazing, amazing, amazing person on and off set. As an actor, he's so giving. This very easily could have been the Iron Man movie. He's so capable of just dominating a scene. He owns the oxygen in every scene. He made sure to spread the wealth and made sure that everyone had a plot and purpose and everyone had substance. There were a couple of scenes we had to work together and I was nervous, just because it's Downey and I have to chew him out, which is not easy to do. But he just has a way of giving you a thumbs up and you go, "God, that felt good. Thank God." He's just so supportive. It's so nice when you meet people you respect and they're great in person because it's such a letdown when they're not.
Would you be game to do a different blockbuster that wasn't in the Marvel universe?
I like small movies, to be honest. From soup to nuts, I like the process of shooting smaller films. I think these big films, they're great and they're a spectacle and it's fun to be a part of it. But [they take] six months [to make] and it's long days in your trailer and two lines a day. Small indies can film in 21 days and you can bang through 10 pages of dialogue a day. When you go home, you feel like you made a movie. You feel like you acted and you feel like you worked. And then even on the backend, it's a much smaller intimate feel as the movie's released. I'm not a huge fan of press and red carpet and stuff like that. I just think a smaller film's more my speed. I think these will be the only blockbuster movies I'll try to get on board.
So which indie director do you want to call you up and offer you a role?
Oh man, I have so many favorite directors. I really like Wes Anderson. I love his movies, I think they're so interesting and unique. I like P.T. Anderson. I like Michel Gondry.
You like the quirky directors
Yeah. Just something unique. I like different movies. I like doing something that people haven't seen before. The first time I saw "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind," I was like, "That is completely original. I've never seen anything like that." The first time I saw "Royal Tenenbaums," I was like, "Wow, that's just such an interesting take."
Well, are you up for more "Captain America" and "Avengers?"
[Laughs] Whether I am or not, they've got me. I'm contractually obligated. But luckily I had a fantastic time doing them and I can't wait to do the next ones.
Add Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Environment Program to Vampire Diaries star Ian Somerhalder’s (Damon Salvatore) many accomplishments. This year, he’ll join Gisele Bündchen and Don Cheadle — who both share the Goodwill Ambassador title — as a host of World Environment Day.
On June 5, the challenge is to get people to participate in an environmental activity — and hopefully break the record for highest number of activities registered. If you enter by June 30, you could win a fuel-efficient KIA Rio, not to mention make a positive impact on the world. Brazil is hosting the challenge this year, and WED is celebrating its 40-year anniversary.
The WED’s site offers some suggestions for how you can involved: “Organize a neighborhood clean-up, stop using plastic bags and get your community to do the same, plant a tree or better yet organize a collective tree planting effort, walk to work, start a recycling drive… the possibilities are endless.”
“When you do your part for the environment, everyone wins,” Ian says in a video promoting the event. Last year, more of Gisele’s fans signed up for events than Don’s, but considering the amount of Twitter followers Ian has, we’d say he’s going to give them a run for their money. If you want to register your event, click over to WED’s website.
He's so perfect omg. <333