Tuesday, March 27, 2012

FIRST LOOK - Doctor Who: Series Seven


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Daniel Radcliffe Is The Sexiest Nerd! These Kill Your Darlings Pics Are Presh!!

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Oh my goodness would U just look at him!! So adorable!!
While he's filming Kill Your Darlings in NYC, we're busy checking out all these adorable photos of him!
Oooh, Daniel Radcliffe… we may never see you in a Harry Potter costume again, but that's okay if you keep looking as cute as this!
Okay! UR turn!!! Flip through the pics (below) … UR WELCOME!!!
[Image via Ramey Pix.]

Friday, March 23, 2012

FIRST LOOK - 'The Host'


Review - 'The Hunger Games' - A+

May the odds be forever in your favour!

To call this film perfection would not be doing it justice.  Watching from the beginning to the end is one of the most exhausting cinematic experiences of my life.  This is, so far, the best movie of the year!

Based on the first installment of Suzanne Collins' trilogy, Hunger Games will thrill book fans, who have been waiting since the 2008 novel hit shelves to see their teenage tributes come to life. Those unfamiliar with the book should find The Hunger Games, directed by underutilized Director Gary Ross (Pleasantville), a solid addition to the action genre.

As the story unfolds, we learn about a our future where, after war, the country of Panem's forces its 12 impoverished districts order by holding annual Hunger Games in which a boy and girl from each district are chosen by reaping to fight to the death on prime-time TV.

Katniss Everdeen, played by Jennifer Lawrence, an Oscar nominee for 2010's Winter's Bone, with a inner strength and emotional depth usually not seen in the females of Youth fiction. Lawrence possesses a striking blend of survivalist toughness and juvenile vulnerability. She convinces as a teen clumsy at love but adept with a bow and arrow.

The film doesn't shy from showing kids beating each other to death with bricks. Nothing is too graphic, as filmmakers skirted as closely as they could to an R rating. Parents may want to heed the PG-13 rating; it is not for the faint of heart.

Hunger Games does a compelling job portraying the oppressed. The Capitol, home of the wildly dressed and bejeweled privileged classes, plays in jarring contrast to district life.  It is a staggering political statement that ranks with 1984 and will ring true with the current images of the Occupy movements around the world. 

Co-starring Elizabeth Banks, Stanley Tucci, Donald Sutherland and a wonderful Woody Harrelson who plays an appealing Haymitch Abernathy, the hard-drinking mentor who is District 12's only living victor and has Katniss' back through the games.

The Hunger Games' pacing is brisk, its stakes are high, and its leading lady is engaging enough that the odds — at the box office at least — will be ever in its favour. 

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

'I can't wait to get cracking!' Former Emmerdale star Jenna-Louise Coleman replaces Karen Gillan as Doctor Who's new companion

Jenna-Louise Coleman has revealed she 'can't wait to get cracking' after being unveiled as Doctor Who's new companion.
The former Emmerdale star will first take on the role, currently played by Karen Gillan, in the 2012 Christmas special, and said she is thoroughly excited about working alongside the Time Lord himself, Matt Smith.
Miss Coleman made the admission as she was officially unveiled at a press conference for the show in London this afternoon.
Time for a change: Former Emmerdale actress Jenna-Louise Coleman will replace Karen Gillan in Doctor Who
Time for a change: Former Emmerdale actress Jenna-Louise Coleman will replace Karen Gillan in Doctor Who
Time for a change: Former Emmerdale actress Jenna-Louise Coleman will replace Karen Gillan in Doctor Who
You'd better get used to this! Jenna-Louise smiles as she's photographed at BBC Broadcasting House following her 'unveiling'
You'd better get used to this! Jenna-Louise smiles as she's photographed at BBC Broadcasting House following her 'unveiling'
Looking summery in a pretty floral dress, Miss Coleman said: 'I'm beyond excited, I can't wait to get cracking; working alongside Matt I know is going to be enormous fun and a huge adventure.'
The pretty brunette star will take over the role from Karen Gillan, whose character Amy Pond leaves the show in the next series.
Miss Coleman, from Blackpool, who also featured in BBC school drama Waterloo Road, carries on the tradition of glamorous sidekicks, having been twice nominated for 'Sexiest Female' at the British Soap Awards.
And talking of the casting, the show's writer Steven Moffat said today: 'It always seems impossible when you start casting these parts, but when we saw Matt and Jenna together, we knew we had our girl. She's funny and clever and exactly mad enough to step on board the TARDIS.
Old firm: Matt Smith and Karen Gillan's on-screen chemistry has been a hit with the fans
Old firm: Matt Smith and Karen Gillan's on-screen chemistry has been a hit with the fans
'It's not often the Doctor meets someone who can talk even faster than he does, but it's about to happen. Jenna is going to lead him his merriest dance yet. And that's all you're getting for now. 
Screen star: Jenna-Louise as Jasmine in Emmerdale alongside Jeff Hordley as Cain
Screen star: Jenna-Louise as Jasmine in Emmerdale alongside Jeff Hordley as Cain
'Who she's playing, how the Doctor meets her, and even where he finds her are all part of one of the biggest mysteries the Time Lord ever encounters. Even by the Doctor's standards, this isn't your usual boy meets girl.'
Miss Coleman follows in the footsteps of Catherine Tate and Billie Piper as the time traveller's assistant.
She will also set to be seen by millions later this week in ITV's Titanic mini-series, written by Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes, while last year she had a Hollywood role in Captain America: The First Avenger.
She plays ‘cheeky little cockney’ Annie Desmond, the ‘Eliza Doolitle’ of the ship.
Red-haired former model Miss Gillan, 24, made her debut appearance as Amy in 2010, and became a favourite with fans thanks to her on-screen chemistry with Smith, the 11th incarnation of the Doctor.
The announcement about Miss Gillan, who recently played the part of Sixties supermodel Jean Shrimpton in a BBC4 drama, was made at a screening of the show’s Christmas special.
Mr Smith said at the time of the announcement: ‘She’s great. We’ve had the most incredible journey. We took over the show  and really had to hold hands  and help each other through, it is  very disappointing.
Good friends: Smith and Gillan have been seen in Spain in recent weeks filming scenes for an upcoming episode of the show
Good friends: Smith and Gillan have been seen in Spain in recent weeks filming scenes for an upcoming episode of the show
‘That is what the show is about – change and regeneration. But we will see a lot of Amy in the next series.’
Mr Smith, the youngest of all the doctors, was largely unheard of when he won the part and there was trepidation at how he might affect the hit programme.
But eight million people tuned in to watch his debut in April 2010 and his style won plaudits as critics said he was born to play the Time Lord.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2117994/Emmerdale-girl-teams-Dr-Who-Time-Lords-new-companion.html#ixzz1pnR0v59d

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Actor of the Day - Andy Serkis!

First Look - DEATH OF A SUPERHERO starring Andy Serkis

SQUEEE!!! - The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 Teaser

Kristin Cavallari Excited Yoga Can Help Pregger Celebriyogis, Too


“About to try yoga..I hear it helps with giving birth so sign me up! Whatever I can do to help that process!” Tweeted 25-year-old and newly preggers Kristin Cavallari.
Kristin Cavawho? You know, the star from that incredibly popular reality teenbop show The Hills, that made us all so thrilled not to be teenagers anymore? Some of you may be more familiar with her as a recent contestant on Dancing With the Stars, or perhaps you’re one of her 801k followers on twitter! In any case, we thought we’d share a bit of fluffy positive celebriyoginews in the midst of scandal tsunamihurricanadoclusterfluff.
Kristin Cavallari Yoga
Beyonce’s doing mommy and baby yoga, young starlets are getting to the prenatal yog, what’s next? We all accept our bodies and the public/tabloids back off from giving mamas a hard time about eating during pregnancy? Seriously, the Daily Mail digs Kristin for going to the food store post-workout. The yoga glow is strong though! And at least baby swinging hasn’t penetrated Hollywood, thank goodness.
Do your kegels, girlfriend.

GOOD NEWS - Dr. Who kitteh...

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Just because I can....the St. Patrick's Day edition!!!

Some beautiful Irish actors!!!

Michael Fassbender

Colin Farrell

Jonathan Rhys Meyers

300's Xerxes Will Return for Follow-up


Rodrigo Santoro is now officially set to return as the creepy Persian god-king Xerxes for Noam Murro's Spartan sequel 300: Battle of Artemisia. The actor will be joining Eva GreenSullivan Stapleton and Jamie Blackley.
- Legendary Pictures
According to Deadline, Santoro will reprise his role as one of two villains, the other being Green's character Artemisia. The film is scheduled to begin production this summer. 

In addition to the 300 sequel, Rodrigo will also be appearing in Arnold Schwarzenegger's The Last Stand as well as Heleno, a foreign film based on the world-famous soccer player Heleno de Freitas.  

Salem witch trial indictment sold to collector; document charges Margaret Scott with ‘witchcraft and sorceries’


An indictment laying out the charges against one of the suspected witches in the 1692 Salem witch trials has been purchased for $26,000 by a Massachusetts collector.

The winner, who bid by phone, beat out two other bidders vying for the document, according to Swann Galleries in New York City, which facilitated the auction.

Margaret Scott was accused of “certaine detestable arts called witchcraft and sorceries” in the indictment. She was later hanged as part of the last group of executions during the fabled witch hunt. Ultimately, 19 people accused of consorting with the devil were hanged.

“These things are extremely rare,” Richard Trask, the archivist for the town of Danvers, which was known as Salem Village in 1692, said Wednesday. “In my whole professional life, which goes back to the late 1960s, I’ve only seen two documents like this that weren’t in institutions come to light.”

The indictment won’t shed any new light on the trials, Trask said, because he discovered a copy of the document about 20 years ago in a history of the nearby town of Rowley published in the 1840s.
“It doesn’t tell us anything new that we didn’t already know,” he said Wednesday. “But as an artifact of the period and for the rarity of it, it is important as an artifact of the event.”

The buyer paid a total of $31,200 for the document, including the buyer’s premium to the auctioneers, Swann Galleries said.

Colin A. Young can be reached at colin.young@globe.com. 

A Snakes' Day wish...

To all that came before me and to all that I lead by example,
to all that are learning our past and to all that mold our future,
to all of the tortured souls and all that walk with hope,
remember, there are snakes everywhere.
Dance, drink and make merry, my friends...

Thursday, March 15, 2012

10 Things You Didn’t Know About St. Patrick’s Day


Everyone enjoys putting on their best green clothes on March 17th and being Irish for a day. We’ve all heard there was a saint and something to do with snakes in Ireland and now we have parades and drink green beer. But what do we really know about St. Patrick’s Day?
While everyone is claiming to be Irish on St. Patrick’s Day, you can sound like the real deal by knowing a few of these random facts about the day, the saint and the traditions. You might even earn some green beer with your knowledge.

1. St. Patrick Was Not Irish (or a Patrick)

Statue of St Patrick
-Chupacabras-, Flickr
The man we know as St. Patrick was born in Great Britain, named Maewyn Succat and was not religious. He was kidnapped and sold into slavery by Irish marauders when he was 16 and formed his religious beliefs while enslaved. After escaping back to England, he became ordained as a priest and returned to Ireland to convert the Irish Celtic pagans to Christianity.

2. St. Patrick’s Day Was Not Always a Big Party

St. Patrick's Day party in Dublin
LenDog64, Flickr
Originally, March 17th, the recorded day of St. Patrick’s death, was celebrated as a Catholic feast and a quiet religious observance. The first largely public celebration of St. Patrick’s Day took place in Boston in 1737. It did not become a national holiday in Ireland until 1903. In fact, until the 1970s, pubs in Ireland were required by law to be closed on March 17th.

3. St. Patrick’s Day Parades Started in the US

bagpipers marching in a parade
2sirius, Flickr
The first St. Patrick’s Day parade was actually held in New York in 1762, when Irish soldiers serving in the English military during the Revolutionary war marched through the city to celebrate the religious feast day and their Irish roots. The first parade in Ireland was held in Dublin in 1931.

4. Shamrocks Are for Sunday School

green clover
mfrascella, Flickr
Shamrocks and clovers have long been associated with St. Patrick because legend has it that he used a shamrock to describe the Christian idea of God as a Holy Trinity to the Druish King of Ireland. He chose the plant because the Celtics believed the clover to be sacred since its leaves form a triad. The legend of the clover states that each leaf has meaning. The first leaf is hope, the second is faith, the third is love and the fourth is luck.

5. St. Patrick Actually Wore Blue

green bearded St. Patrick walking the streets
mdid, Flickr
In modern celebrations of St. Patrick’s Day, revelers wear green, eat and drink green foods and turn everything they can dye green. This tradition is said to commemorate St. Patrick’s use of the shamrock in his religious teaching, but didn’t really become a part of his feast celebration until the 19th Century. In reality, St. Patrick wore blue.

6. There Were No Snakes in Ireland

mural of St. Patrick and snakes in Dublin
makeshift123, Flickr
The legend of St. Patrick says that he is celebrated for driving all the snakes out of Ireland, which to this day, is a snake-free zone. The only problem with this legend is that biologists now believe there were never snakes in Ireland. Based on its geographical location and the temperature of the ocean surrounding it, snakes had no way of ever migrating to the island. Most likely, the legend of the snakes is a metaphor for St. Patrick driving paganism out of Ireland by converting so many people to Christianity.

7. America Has More Irish Than Ireland

the flag of Ireland
MDGovpics, Flickr
According to a US Census, there are more Irish people in America than there are in Ireland. As of 2003, more than 34 million Americans had Irish ancestry. The population of Ireland is just more than 4 million people.

8. Plenty of Irish Places to Celebrate in the US

Blarney Inn in Shamrock, TX
marada, Flickr
If you really want to get into the Irish spirit for St. Patrick’s Day, you don’t have to actually go to Dublin. There are plenty of towns in the US that sound like they are in Ireland. In fact, there are at least seven shamrocks: Shamrock, TX; Shamrock, Colorado; Shamrock, OK; Shamrock Lakes, IN; Mount Gay-Shamrock, NC; Shamrock, MO; and Shamrock, LA. There are 16 cities in the US named after Ireland’s capital, Dublin. The largest is Dublin, CA and the second largest is Dublin, OH. You could also visit Emerald Isle, NC or Irishtown, IL for some St. Patrick’s Day fun.

9. The Chicago River Isn’t Always That Green

Chicago River dyed green for St. Patrick's Day
Frank Polich, Getty Images
In celebration of the shamrock and the Emerald Isle itself, American St. Patrick’s Day partiers like to turn things green. One well-known dye job happens every year in Chicago when the city dyes its river green. This tradition began in 1962 when the parade organizer, head of a plumbers’ union, noticed that the dye that had been used to find sources of river pollution stained his clothing green. He thought it would be a great idea to use enough dye to turn the whole river green for the city’s St. Patrick’s Day celebration. Researchers say the environmental impact of the dye is less than that of the pollution from sewage-treatment plants.

10. Corned Beef and Guinness Get a Boost

Shamrock Guinness
Daniele Faieta, Flickr
Aside from the varieties of green foods people consume for the feast of St. Patrick, there are some popular Irish treats that get a boost on the big day. Corned beef and cabbage is a popular Irish tradition. Each year in the US, more than 26 billion pounds of beef and more than 2 billion pounds of cabbage are produced. To wash this down, those who want to be truly Irish will have a pint of Guinness. The brewer says more than 13 million pints will be consumed around the world on St. Patrick’s Day. So raise a glass! You probably won’t remember any of this in the morning.