Archive for April, 2014
Bryan Cranston has spent four and a half seasons on Breaking Bad evolving from a bumbling high school chemistry teacher into a narsissistic, and often times psychopathic, meth dealing kingpin.
In case you forgot, he is the one who knocks.
As we await the new, and final, batch of episodes to begin airing on August 11th, AMC has decided to tease the hell out of fans with some very brief glimpses into the second half of the shows fifth season.
In what I’m assuming will be the first of several, both Hank (Dean Norris) and Jesse (Aaron Paul) can be seen dealing with polar opposite situations. Jesse seems to be off the wagon and enjoying some down time under his coffee table, while Hank is driving somewhere with serious determination.
I would hope he’s driving to Bed, Bath, and Beyond to replace all of his wife’s horrendous purple decorations, but he’s probably finally on track to catch the ever elusive Heisenberg.
Looks like we’ll just have to wait and see.
Come in, close the door, and have a seat. (Just kidding, I don’t have an office!) We have to talk…
… about what an amazing week it has been! I never, ever thought I would say that the first full week after a holiday week would be amazing, and yet here I am, saying just that. But really and truly, it was amazing. Lady Gaga is back. Like, FORREALZIES! Justin Bieber urinated in a bucket! And called Bill Clinton on the telephone! Beyonc sparkled, Amanda Bynes entertained us all, and, of course, Sharknado happened. Saved the best for last, obviously.
Another highlight of this amazing week has been reading all of your insightful comments! As I do every Friday, I am now going to highlight a selection of them for everyone to “ooh” and “aah” over.
We named Britney Spears‘ upcoming project the most anticipated album of 2013, and that got y’all excited:
“No Surprise At All! #GodneyAlwaysWins” – Malcolm
“It’s Britney, b*tch!” – Wheng
“Queen of Pop” – Makram
Speaking of Britney, we disagreed about her new “Ooh La La” music video:
“i feel like some little teeny bopper should have been singing this “Ooh No No” song” – Jessica
“Omg are you serious its a video for a childrens movie !!!!! Cmon your real cool !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! & furthermore I was way more into the fact that it was adorable that she is doing the mom thing with her kids !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! it was Beautiful and your an asss !! I highly doubt she even cares what you think about the video ! It means something totally different for her !!” – Eddie
“I agree with Eddie. Unless people are naked in videos these days then they are not worthy. I loved this video and I know my grand kids will also. It is very cute and I am happy Britany did it with her kids. She has grown up.” – Glenda
In a week of big Justin Bieber news, perhaps the biggest item was his reunion with Selena Gomez:
“Seriously you guys just fight and then get back together for real that is stupid. Witch one is it not together or together.!!!” – Stephanie
Lastly, our ongoing Battle of the Bikini Bodies got some of you chatting:
“Britney, even if she didn’t have the body, she has the humble & introverted personality that makes her mysterious and sexy in a way that transcends physicality.” – Justinn
“Rihanna definitely has the best body. I can’t complain with the two Queen Bs- Britney and Beyonce! They always look hot in whatever they wear!” – Caroline
“Britney of course!! natural body, sexy and hot” – Iv n
That’s all we have time for this week, Celebuzzers. Thanks for contributing! Remember, if you want to be featured in next week’s CommentBuzz, simply leave comments on your favorite articles.
Break out the scrapbook – it’s baby’s first set visit!
Claire Danes brought her six-month-old baby boy, Cyrus, along for a day of filming the third season of her hit TV drama Homeland in Charlotte, North Carolina, on Wednesday.
Taking a breather between shots, Danes, 34, doted on and kissed her chubby-cheeked little man, who is her first child with husband Hugh Dancy, 38. Later, the little one laid in the arms of a pal as Danes dedicated some time to an embroidery project.
When the cameras were rolling, Danes was back in character as Homeland‘s Carrie Mathison, the bipolar but brilliant CIA agent who’s committed her life to fighting terrorism. The critically acclaimed Showtime series took home three Golden Globes earlier this year, including a second best actress in a drama series trophy for Danes.
In her acceptance speech, she thanked her then-newborn son, who was in utero throughout the filming of Homeland‘s second season.
“I have to thank our son Cyrus, who’s upstairs with my parents,” she gushed. “Thank you for joining me throughout this whole process and being so game in fighting this war against terrorism.”
Glee‘s Cory Monteith has passed away.
The 31-year-old actor was found dead in his room on the 21st floor at the Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel in Vancouver, Canada. He had checked into the hotel on July 6 and was due to check out on July 13, according to Vancouver Police.
Monteith’s reps sent Celebuzz the following statement:
“We are so saddened to confirm that the reports on the death of Cory Monteith are accurate. We are in shock and mourning this tragic loss.”
Monteith, who played the adorable quarterback Finn Hudson, spent time in rehab early this year, checking into a substance addiction treatment facility in April. After a short month, Monteith left rehab in May and laid low with co-star and girlfriend Lea Michele during a holiday Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
Monteith had a long history of drug addition. At 16 he battled drugs and alcohol, but credited turning his life around due to an intervention three years later at 19.
Monteith’s publicist Melissa Kates also confirmed the sad news, to USA TODAY. “We are so saddened to confirm that the reports on the death of Cory Monteith are accurate. We are in shock and mourning this tragic loss.”
An official cause of death is yet to be determined, but police say there were no immediate indications of foul play. An autopsy is scheduled for Monday.
Update 2:50am ET – Statement released from Glee producers, 20th Century Fox TV and Fox Broadcasting: “We are deeply saddened by this tragic news. Cory was an exceptional talent and an even more exceptional person. He was a true joy to work with and we will all miss him tremendously. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and loved ones.”
In the most least surprising news of the week, Johnny Depp is pushing through a sequel to Disney’s $1 billion worldwide grossing Alice In Wonderland, just two weeks after his latest movie The Lone Ranger flopped on its arse.
Variety says Depp’s production company Infinitum Nihil has moved from Warner Bros to Disney and are now putting the wheels in motion on Through The Looking Glass that would see Depp reprise his role as the Mad Hatter from Tim Burton’s 2010 live-action/CGI adaptation, with original screenwriter Linda Woolverton again on writing duties.
Although the planned movie shares the same name as Lewis Carroll’s own follow-up to his classic tale about Alice and that fabled rabbit hole… it likely won’t resemble too much of the novel as Burton’s 2010 film was already a sequel of sorts to both Alice In Wonderland and Through The Looking Glass.
Alice, the Red Queen, The White Queen and many of the other characters from the original are in Carroll’s follow-up, but that doesn’t necessarily mean the likes of Mia Wasikowska, Helena Bonham Carter and Anne Hathaway will return for this film, though it seems likely offers will be put out to them.
There’s no word yet on whether Tim Burton would direct. Obviously he’ll get asked to do it, but given his stance on hating sequels (the only one he ever made was Batman Returns and he did his best to make it tonally and artistically different from his original), we shouldn’t hold our breath that he’ll do it. Though if there was a movie he may return to, it could be Wonderland, given that Disney will throw obscene amounts of money at him to make it.
There was of course rumours back in May that The Muppets director James Bobin was courting the sequel and that could prove significant.
Once again then, when the tough gets going, Depp goes back to what works. The funny thing is, that was kind of what The Lone Ranger was supposed to be. A re-teaming at Disney with the talented director (Gore Verbinski) and writers and producers behind the Pirates Of The Caribbean franchise, along with a Jack Sparrow inspired take on Tonto, how could it fail?
After two weeks of trying to figure that out, Disney have decided to blame the age old Western property, one that was never that huge to begin with, and are keen to make their money back from another Depp cash-cow. A fifth Pirates Of The Caribbean movie is set for 2015 and if they get their way, a second Alice In Wonderland movie may not be too far behind.
Depp’s currently filming The Dark Knight trilogy’s awesome cinematographer Wally Pfister’s debut film Transcendence, before moving on to the recently announced Mortdecai, a re-teaming with his Secret Window writer David Koepp at Lionsgate. He then looks likely to give his vocals a run for their money in Rob Marshall’s musical Into The Woods before he goes back to the money making cash-cows of Jack Sparrow, and then seemingly Mad Hatter.
Although Tonto may not ride again on our big screens, it’s clear Sparrow will sail the seven seas and the Mad Hatter will have more tea parties to host.
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We are only three months away from TNA/Impact Wrestling’s biggest show of the year. Bound for Glory is the stage that all TNA wrestlers look to, to make their mark on the company. The Aces & Eights are still running wild and one can only think that they will have the great fall at the show of shows for TNA.
I’m taking a look at what I think the card will be/should be with a sense of realism. Based on the current directions of storylines I think I’ve come up with a reasonable card and one I wouldn’t mind seeing.
So please, click “next” to begin my card for the biggest show in TNA, Bound for Glory!
TNA World Title
8. Bully Ray vs. AJ Styles
This one, I think, is a definite. Bully Ray versus AJ Styles for the TNA World title is my pick to headline the show. The Aces & Eights have been running wild and Bully Ray has shown to be one of the most entertaining heels in company history. Bully has put on some decent matches as champion and has cut great promo after great promo. I don’t see Bully losing this title before Bound for Glory but if he does, I definitely seeing him regaining it before October.
On the other side, you have AJ Styles: the lone wolf of TNA. Having deciding on not joining Aces & Eights, Bad Influence, & TNA, AJ Styles has been on his own and who better to save TNA than the guy who helped make it famous? AJ Styles has been a favorite since the inception of the company and I think it’s all going to rely on him to save TNA from Aces & Eights and the reign of Bully Ray.
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Football is the most popular sport in the world. It has the ability to evoke the whole spectrum of human emotions, to galvanise whole nations to follow a common cause and to create stories which remain part of folklore for generations. It has been my first sporting love for as long as I can remember and has given me some of my most memorable highs as well as some of my most heartbreaking lows. Yet there is something wrong with football at the moment, something seriously wrong.
The sport I love has been in a steady decline for some time now and I feel that unless there is a radical shake up this decline will become terminal. Today the world of football is largely dictated by money and crippled by greed. There are now perhaps only six teams who could win the Premier League within the next ten years and this is being very generous to the chances of Liverpool, Tottenham and Arsenal.
Much more likely is that the next ten titles will be divided between the two Manchester clubs and Chelsea. This is of course barring a billionaire buying a club and bankrolling them to success in the way that Manchester City and Chelsea have done (on a serious note if any billionaire is reading this and looking to buy a club than please buy Leeds United).
This is not how I envision the game to be. In the past, though teams dominated for periods, there was a greater distribution of teams finishing in the top positions in the League. This is not the case anymore. What the future holds is a dominance of around four to six clubs with the rest avoiding the drop or settling for mid table mediocrity. True the cup still provides some magic and gives fans the joy of that Wembley date and true the financial fair play restrictions will help somewhat but these are not enough.
What I propose is a playoff system to determine the title, the final Champions League spots as well as relegation. The final draft would have to be ironed out but roughly it could be similar to the current Belgian system. Perhaps the top six go into a play off for the title, with the top two clubs favoured and also guaranteed the Champions League places. The other two places would go to those who did the best out of the remaining four clubs.
The bottom six clubs would also go into a relegation playoff to determine who retained their Premiership status. This would result in far more clubs having something to play for towards the end of the season instead of pointlessly meandering to another mid table finish. It would also give far more clubs access to the Champions League as well as the title – a dream only a few will ever see materialise in the current format.
One of the main criticisms will be that the current system is a true representation of who deserves to be champions: the team who finish top over 38 games are rightfully deemed to be the best team that season. This may seem straightforward but on closer examination it may not entirely be the case. A team may face other teams at certain beneficial times – for example during a transfer window when a top star has left, during a particularly bad injury crisis or when a team has nothing left to play for.
A recent example of this might be in the case of Arsenal who played an already relegated Queens Park Rangers as well as already crowned champions Manchester United en route to finishing fourth. Arsenal took four points from these two games and this proved crucial in their bid for Champions League football. The playoff proposal will instead reward sides which win the big games when they matter. This would be a better test of a team’s character and would create some of the most intense and dramatic matches of the season.
I know that your initial gut reaction will be to outright reject this suggestion as unfair, to deride it as ridiculous and to stick with tradition. People are generally reluctant to challenge the status quo but think about it for a few moments – Which system is really fairer? Is our current system where the title will be contested each year by the Manchester United Brand and the playthings of billionaires really the best we have got?
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We all have our favourite movies and movie stars but if you pay any attention at all to pop culture then you’re likely to get exposed to any number of terrible movies and movie stars whether you want to or not. These stars and their associated movies are crappy and terrible and yet their careers tend to continue rather than end and we get more and more awful movies starring these chumps.
That means press interviews, junkets, and they end up appearing on magazine covers, news programmes, internet clips, radio, posters – so many types of publicity that you can’t escape them and you just want to punch them in the face.
Because I don’t approve of hitting women, even in a hypothetical article like this, I didn’t put any on the list so it’s 10 guys but there are definitely a few women in Hollywood who deserve a Sean Connery (I’m looking at you Gwyneth!).
Here are 10 of those most punchable of Hollywood mugs.
10. Nicholas Hoult
Not that Nicholas has made anything truly awful film-wise, he is however just tremendously annoying . He has this eager-to-please attitude, an aw-shucks-golly-gee kinda face, and seems genuinely fake in every film he’s in. He was irritating in his first appearance alongside Hugh Grant in 2002’s About A Boy, whining his way through the movie, before popping up in Nicolas Cage’s The Weather Man as Cage’s teen son – a forgettable performance but then that whole movie was a mess – and becoming famous in the TV series Skins. Is there anything worse than seeing this guy naked and pursuing sex? Well he kept it up in 2009’s A Single Man before making the move to crappy big-budget Hollywood movies.
His timidity and false modesty as Hank McCoy/Beast in X-Men: First Class was one of the low points of that movie but he’s nevertheless coming back for the sequel, Days of Future Past, out next year. Most recently he featured as Jack in Bryan Singer’s Jack the Giant Slayer, an overly-expensive adaptation of the classic children’s fairy tale that fared poorly at the box office (not to mention critically).
In nearly every role, he plays the bland good guy, putting in the bare minimum of effort to craft the most generic characters every committed to screen. That and those moronic ads for Tom Ford… grr…
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