Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Hugh Jackman Thinks Next Film Will Be His Last as Wolverine

Wolverine 3 slated for release March 3, 2017

Hugh Jackman is pretty confident that the next time he plays Wolverine on film, it will be his last as the X-Men mutant.

Speaking with SFX, Jackman was asked about the third Wolverine movie and where it could take his character. "I don’t know yet," he said. "We’re talking it through. I still am very ambitious for the character. And tonally I feel like we corrected the ship with the last one. But I feel we can still go further, in a way. If I did another one, I’m 99.9 percent sure it would be the last, so that will inform what it is for me."

This isn't the first time Jackman has acknowledged that his time portraying Wolverine is coming to a close. Earlier this year, he told IGN that it's "inevitable" that the character is recast at some point. While Jackman is expected to return for Wolverine 3, with David James Kelly reportedly writing the script and James Mangold returning to direct after helming The Wolverine, the actor said nothing is finalized yet.

"I’m excited to see what we can come up with, but I haven’t signed on signed on," Jackman said. "I’m genuinely at that point where unless it’s better than the last one, I’m not going to do it." The third Wolverine solo film is slated for release March 3, 2017.

Jackman will next be seen in X-Men: Days of Future Past, which hits theaters stateside May 23. He'll also be tackling director Joe Wright's Peter Pan and Captain Hook film project.

Source: ign

'The Fault in Our Stars' could be this summer's must-see romance

Image Credit: PEGGY SIROTA for EW

Forget — for just a moment — about summer’s spandex-clad superheroes and cities being destroyed by robots and monsters. The Fault in Our Stars, out June 6 and adapted from the 2012 best-selling John Green novel, stands to be the must-see love story of the season.

In this week’s Entertainment Weekly, Sara Vilkomerson reports from The Fault in Our Stars set in Pittsburgh and explores how TFIOS — which tells the love story of two teenagers who meet in a cancer support group — became an unlikely YA phenomenon. “I tried to write the funniest, most honest love story I could about these kids who were living with a difficult disease. I never thought it would be popular,” says Green. “I certainly never imagined it would be a movie.”

Luckily, one studio decided to take a chance on the project. Fox 2000 president Elizabeth Gabler remembers how producer Wyck Godfrey convinced her to make the film. “Wyck called me and said, ‘You can’t pass on this. You have to do this,” she says. “I said, ‘Why are you doing this to me?’ And he said, ‘Because. It makes you remember when you were a teenager and you were in love for the first time and you didn’t want to hang up the phone.’”

With a modest budget of $12 million, every piece of the TFIOS puzzle was carefully considered — from hiring director Josh Boone to casting rising stars Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort in the lead roles of Hazel and Augustus. Green, who was on set for just about every day of shooting, found the experience an unexpected pleasure. “Shailene has become Hazel to me. Ansel has become Gus,” he says. “The feeling I’ve had consistently is this deep weird joy.”

For more on The Fault in Our Stars — including interviews with director Josh Boone and stars Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort — pick up the new issue of Entertainment Weekly, on stands Friday, May 2.


Source: popwatch 

Fanfic Rec Wednesday – The Blessing and the Curse

This week, I would like to recommend that you read The Blessing and the Curse by The Black Arrow  (@The_Black_Arrow), if you have not already done so. Read it here on fanfiction.net.

It’s an older one ~ a classic, if you will. It had been towards the top of my TBR list for a long time but since I have so many on the go, I was trying not to pick up anything else until I finished one. Yeah, well… I got bored and wasn’t in the mood for anything so I just randomly decided on TB&TC, and OMG! I am so glad I did. I pretty much read it non-stop from the time I started until the very last page with a wee break to sleep (only to have it invade my dreams).

There are certain things I look for in a fic in order for me to classify it as “one of my favourites”. The writing quality should be a given. But more importantly, I have to be able to FEEL it. Oh… I felt this one.  
At first, you’re led to think, “Aw, poor Bella!” and “Edward is such an ass!” ~ but you KNOW what’s going to be revealed. Eventually. And it is. And it’s sooooo good.

There are two major selling points of TB&TC for me. First is the UST (unresolved sexual tension). Holy sweet mother of all the things… THIS is how to write UST. It’s a slow burn almost from the very beginning and it’s carried through the entire story. And not in a way that makes you roll your eyes. Very hot.

Secondly, (and I’ve said this before,) my favourite characteristic for an Edward is that obsessive possessiveness. This guy is the embodiment of that. Combine that with his self-restraint and denial… Wow. He oozes desperation. I don’t know what it is about that that sucks me in (I could probably spend a small fortune on a good shrink to figure it out), but I eat it up. What’s great about it though, is that it’s mutual. Otherwise, it would just be creepy or pathetic if it were one-sided.

Both Edward and Bella spend years fighting against what they want, based on things left unsaid and harbouring multitudes of misunderstandings. When they finally give in completely, it’s sweet relief and palpable joy. I relish the sense of release that comes from having those conversations that let you say all the things you’ve held in for so long – being able to air out old grievances and heal festering wounds. *fist pump*

There’s also an interesting twist on the whole mind-reading thing from the original saga. TB&TC is a different kind of story but with all the elements that make it a great one. Read it for yourself and then let me know what you think.

Gwen Stefani confirmed as new ‘The Voice’ judge, replacing Christina Aguilera

The No Doubt rocker confirmed the news Tuesday, posting a photo to Instagram of herself holding a microphone and making the peace sign in the style of the ‘Voice’ logo.


Gwen Stefani is sitting in for Christina Aguilera on "The Voice."
‘It’s true!’ she wrote as a caption in an Instagram post,
 making the ‘Voice’ logo with
her hand and a microphone.


The 44-year-old No Doubt singer has signed on as a coach for the seventh season of NBC's hit singing reality show, joining Adam Levine, Blake Shelton and another newcomer - Pharrell Williams. The two new judges will replace current stand-ins Shakira and Usher.

Aguilera confirmed the news on Twitter Tuesday.


So excited to have you join #TheVoice squad @GwenStefani!" she wrote. "Welcome to our crazy fam!"

The "Hollaback Girl" singer also posted an Instagram shot holding a microphone and making a peace sign with her fingers - in the style of the "Voice" logo to confirm.

"It's true!" she wrote as a caption.

Stefani signed a one-year contract, TMZ reported, with Aguilera is set to claim her spot back for the following season after giving birth to her second child, a baby girl with fiancé Matt Rutler.

The No Doubt singer also recently gave birth to her third child in February- another son named Apollo. She's already mom to Kingston, 8, and Zuma, 6, with husband Gavin Rossdale.

Host Carson Daly is confident Stefani will hold her own on the show.

"She's friends with the other coaches but has a strong opinion, which is also important," he previously told People magazine.


"They can't all just be too lovey out there. So I think she'd be a solid choice."



Source: ny daily news

Shailene Woodley Ditches 'Divergent' Cast Boyfriend Theo James to Fall in Love While Dating Ansel Elgort in 'The Fault in Our Stars' Extended Movie TRAILER, Miles Teller's Pals' Take on Hazel and Gus

After getting a full blast of Theo James' rumored girlfriend Shailene Woodley's and Ansel Elgort's love story in "The Fault in Our Stars" trailer a new extended version was released showing even more of Hazel's heartbreaking story.(Photo : Instagram/John Green)



After getting a full blast of  Theo James' rumored girlfriend Shailene Woodley's and Ansel Elgort's love story in "The Fault in Our Stars" trailer a new extended version was released showing even more of Hazel's heartbreaking story.

In the film adaptation that is based off of John Green's bestselling young adult novel we following the doomed love story of two teens.

According to Us Weekly, the novel has already obtained a band of loyal followers that are excited to see Woodley and Elgort shake off their hardcore "Divergent" characters and take on the roles of Hazel and Augustus respectively.

The extended trailer features flashes of several significant scenes from the book which includes the likes of Augustus explaining why he carries an unlit cigarette in his mouth, the couple's romantic date in Amsterdam and the egging of Isaac's ex-girlfriend's car.

From the new clip combined with the narration in which Hazel compared falling in love to falling asleep, slowly at first and then all at once, devoted fans of the book should be happy with the treat until the full length film hits theaters.

For fans who saw "Divergent" they will see Shailene Woodley take a step back from Tris to become a delicate flower or in Hazel's mind, a grenade. We will also see Ansel Elgort, who played her brother become her confident, charismatic boyfriend.


Check out the trailer below and let us know what you think of "The Fault in Our Stars."



Source: beauty world news

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Video: 'The Fault in Our Stars' Trailer 2 extended


Get ready for the feels... The book was amazing and the trailer hits on all the points we need to see in this soon to be released movie. 



If you haven't read the book, go run and grab it NOW and read it. There is still time and the book is a must read. It's a heart warming, must be told story. That has you thinking, feeling and wanting to live... 

The Originals – An Unblinking Death – Episode 19 recap

Previously on The Originals
The fragile peace that Elijah has created balances on a knife edge, the wolves are plotting with Klaus to steal power and Father Kieran's days are numbered thanks to those pesky witches and their curse.

Now.
Kieran is hallucinating the witch who cursed him and his nephew instead of Cami and Josh, when she catches a brief glimpse of his true personality underneath the crazy she comes up with a plan. I think I know what Cami has in mind...and I'm pretty sure it puts her on a level even crazier than her poor uncle.

Klaus is hunting for his mother's grimoire which Elijah has hidden from him since he knows Klaus is up to something with the wolves. Klaus says he's only doing it to help the Crescent pack. The idea of Klaus playing champion to anyone other than his own selfish interests would almost be laughable if there wasn't just the hint that he's actually interested in helping them to ensure Hayley's safety. Elijah says he is determined to prevent a war starting to which Klaus replies that war was pretty much a foregone conclusion before they ever set foot back in the city.

Back in the attic of the crazies, Cami tells Marcel not to come to see her and then Josh rocks up with a cute doctor in tow.

Marcel calls Klaus to tell him that Kieran is going downhill and Cami needs someone, despite knowing that Klaus wants him dead.

Josh compels the doctor to chill out and just look after him. Cami asks him about ECT as a treatment for psychosis. Yeah, there it is. You really think frying your uncle's brain is the way to help him?

Out in the swamp Eve is playing midwife to Hayley who is worried that since she never had a mother of her own she's not going to know what to do when her baby is born. Elijah turns up to have a chat to her and her co-conspirators about their plan with Klaus. While they are chatting they hear an engine and all run out just in time to have a very brief chat with a guy on a motorbike before it goes boom. Elijah, Jackson, Oliver and Hayley are all down, Hayley is first up and runs to help those injured. The bomb was spiked with wolfsbane so whoever sent it Hayley snaps into mama wolf mode, tending to the injured. I think she's gonna make a pretty good mother.

Oliver snaps, blaming the vampires for the attack and wants to go after them, but a good mother wolf protects her cubs right? We've all seen what Hayley is capable of when she's riled up, remember that plank to the face for Sabine/Celeste? Well I think she's plenty riled up after this and she heads straight for Marcel.

Back with the crazy priest in the attic he's being prepped for Electro-Shock therapy, Kieran snarls at poor Josh that “There's a special place in hell for your kind.” to which everyone's favourite gay vampire replies “Not the first time I've heard that one.” 
Klaus arrives to try and talk Cami out of frying her uncle's brain. The doctor begs her not to make him do it, so the mad blonde (seriously, starting to wonder who the crazy person in this attic really is) does it herself.

Hayley calls to ask Elijah to look after the pack while she goes on her potentially suicidal mission to kill Marcel. He and Jackson discuss the fact that the bomb went off in the open being a saving grace as it did not result in fatalities. As they walk into the central clearing the entire pack seems to be gathered there, at which Elijah realises that it was a set up, the entire camp has been rigged. Right as everything goes boom.

Kieran wakes up after round one of having his brain fried and seems to be lucid for all of about 5 seconds so Cami obviously thinks she needs to keep going. Klaus lays it on the line for Cami, this so called “treatment” is going to kill her uncle even faster than the hex will and that she needs to let go.

Back in the bayou there are dead werewolves everywhere and Oliver and Elijah rescue Eve from being pinned under a caravan.

Hayley is on a rampage and works Diego over pretty well in her search for Marcel's whereabouts.

Cute doctor wants to talk to the witches responsible for Kieran's hex cos he thinks it's fascinating. While Josh is distracted by the cute doctor's inane ramblings Kieran bites off his own thumb and slips his restraints to try and attack the doctor. While Klaus is holding down Kieran, preventing him from harming anyone else he has a cosy little phone chat with Hayley about the bombing. Mama Wolf lies to the big bad Hybrid about the fact she's alone in her hunt for Marcel, saying Elijah is with her. But he's not, he's back in the bayou finding out that the reason why Eve isn't healing from her wounds is because although she carries the werewolf gene she has never killed anyone, so she never activated her curse. I always wondered why the wolf form curse never affected her, why she remained human, guess that's why. Oliver storms out when Jackson denies his desire to go out and take revenge.

Hayley and Marcel have a nice little chat and he drops some serious knowledge on her about her family's history and their enemies. Her family tried to take the city back in the 90s, which is why he had them cursed, it was either that or kill them and as we know he doesn't like to harm children. Hayley says she's heard that about him and he replies that she did more than hear, and then calls her by her true name, Andrea Labonaire.

Klaus has apparently been practicing his amateur medical skills since pulling daggers out of his brother a few months ago and gives a demonstration when Kieran goes into cardiac arrest, plunging his hand into the poor guy's chest to massage his heart. Cami asks if Klaus's blood would help, but at this point Klaus says it would only mean Kieran coming back as a vampire in transition, but that he might still be hexed. Cami begs Klaus to turn her uncle and he does so, grudgingly. It does seem that he wanted to let Kieran die with some dignity but that he could not deny Cami in her time of need.

Marcel tells Hayley that he was the one who saved her after her parents were killed and gave her to the priest. He hands her a bag of money and stuff to try and get her out of town, hoping that Klaus and Elijah would follow her but she refuses it. As a parting shot Marcel lets Hayley know that the gossip in town suggests that the suicide bomber was in debt to the casinos, or more specifically the humans that run them. I knew it, I knew that slimy wench Francesca wasn't to be trusted any farther than I could throw her (not very far, bad shoulder).

Klaus talks Cami through what is going to happen next, he has to go see to Hayley but he promises to be back before Kieran wakes up. Cami realises how much Kieran will hate her for turning him into a vampire but Klaus again reassures her that Kieran will not become a vampire, this was only a way for Cami to be able to say goodbye to her uncle. Klaus once again cannot deny Cami when she asks him to stay and he remains with her instead of going to see Hayley.

Back in the bayou the wounded werewolves are being treated while Elijah and Jackson talk about Klaus's plan. Jackson says that if the rings work it won't just free them from the pain of turning but it will release them from the hatred they have had to deal with their entire lives. Elijah questions the werewolf's intentions toward Hayley, Jackson says he wants to make the bayou a safe place for her and the baby. Why is Elijah so damned hard to read? That look on his face could be a 'never in a million years mate' just as easily as it could be a 'this guy is a stand up dude and I think I shouldn't be such a dick to him'.

Kieran wakes up, lucid at last and the mark of the hex is gone. Klaus tells Kieran about his newly undead state while Cami whimpers in the corner and Kieran confirms that he won't complete the transition. Klaus leaves them alone after Cami thanks him for being kind which is a complete 180 for her all things considered.

Oliver is watching over Eve, he begs her to trigger the curse, become what she truly is, so that she can heal. He starts ranting about the state of the werewolves and Eve realises something is wrong, that he was the one who set up the bombing to try and galvanise the werewolves into action. Oliver kills the poor, helpless werewolf woman to prevent his secret getting out – who the hell is going to help Hayley with the birth now?

Cami brings Kieran a collection of items that he has requested except for the key that he normally wears around his neck, she couldn't find it. Kieran tells her it's an important part of their family legacy and that she must find it. Kieran apologises for ever getting Cami involved in all the supernatural crap that she is dealing with and then they say their goodbyes.

Hayley returns to the bayou to find Oliver inciting the pack to revenge and Elijah advises her that Jackson will need her help since in times of trouble people do not look for the best, but for the loudest voice.

Kieran dons his robes and prays one final time as Klaus goes to see Genevieve to question her about the explosion. Genevieve is still jealous about Cami, and comments what a pity it is about Kieran. Klaus tells her that Kieran has been released from the hex by his death, that he is in transition but Genevieve has one last barb to throw. The hex is back and Kieran has lost it. He picks up a crucifix and pulls it apart to reveal a hidden blade, intending to take his own life as his nephew did before him but Bastiana appears to him once more and tells him there is still work to be done. The boundary spell is down now that he is dead and he leaves the attic.

Evil Kieran slashes Cami and licks her blood from the knife (which might just be the single hottest thing I have seen in this show so far), thus completing his transition. Cami jumps from the balcony to avoid her uncle's fangs but he follows her downstairs and chucks her about a bit before he drags her to the altar. His hallucinations of Bastiana and Shawn exhort him to kill Cami and he bares his fangs and goes for the kill, as Klaus arrives and snaps his neck. Cami falls to the ground as Klaus pulls Kieran's prone body back. He looks to Cami and she gives him permission to end her uncle's life permanently. Klaus does so, murmuring that Kieran deserved far better. Not sure he deserved better, cos he's had one hell of a storyline, but I wish they'd let him have more. Watching Todd Stashwick make Father Kieran into such a well rounded, conflicted, totally human character has been an absolute pleasure this season. His departure is going to leave a bigger hole in the show for me than Claire Holt's has (mostly cos we all know Rebekah will be back at some point) and I hope that they can find a way to bring him back in future, even if only as flashbacks or as a spirit, but I wish him all the best with his next project.

Klaus calls Marcel to tell him Kieran is dead and that he is free to return to the Quarter for 24 hours to pay his respects and comfort Cami. After doing so he meets with Diego and Josh, and Josh gives him the key that Cami had been looking for, having taken it from Kieran at Marcel's order. He tells them that people will be looking for the key and that Cami isn't ready to handle that, and that war is brewing and they need to prepare.

Klaus returns home and asks Elijah is he's ready to give up his quest for peace, Elijah responds by giving Klaus the grimoire he'd been searching for earlier. It seems spending time with the werewolves during their crisis has softened Elijah to their plight, and I'm pretty sure that speech from Jackson actually hit right where it was meant to, nice one wolfboy.
Elijah pours two drinks as he tells Klaus, “The rifts in this city run far deeper than I even imagined Niklaus. These tribes, these factions, they're families. And families will choose to fight. Mayhem has descended upon our home and if I'm to choose a side. To our victory brother.”


Considering the venom that Elijah spewed at Klaus last week after Marcel's attack on the witch festival and the tension that has been eating at their familial bond ever since Rebekah's century old betrayal was revealed I cannot tell you how happy I was to hear Elijah say that. Now all we need is for Klaus to stop sneaking around behind his brother's back cos if these two actually stood united for once then I really don't think there is anyone who can stand against them.

'Star Wars: Episode VII': Meet the New Cast

John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson and Max von Sydow join the Disney and Lucasfilm sci-fi project.

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'Star Wars: Episode VII'

After months of speculations, the stars of Star Wars: Episode VII have finally been revealed. Joining original franchise stars Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, MarkHamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew and Kenny Baker are John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, andMax von Sydow.

J.J. Abrams will helm the new film, which is set 30 years after the events in 1983's Return of the Jedi.

While some of the names, such as Boyega and Isaac, had been circulating as possible stars, others like newcomer Ridley, are complete surprises. Learn more about the new cast of Star Wars: Episode VIIbelow:

John Boyega
Boyega had a breakout role as Moses in 2011's sci-fi pic Attack the Block, directed by Joe Cornish. The 22-year old British actor, whose other film credits include Half of a Yellow Sun (which also starredChiwetel Ejiofor), will next appear in the limited TV series 24: Live Another Day. He's repped by CAA and Management 360.


Daisy Ridley
Ridley is a newcomer whose past credits are mostly comprised of TV appearances and short films. The British actress appeared on the British TV shows Mr Selfridge and Silent Witness. She's repped by Jonathan Arun Talent in the U.K.

Adam Driver
Driver, who will play a villain, has come into the spotlight in the past two years for his breakout role as Lena Dunham's volatile boyfriend on HBO's series Girls. The 30-year-old actor also had a memorable part in The Coen Brother's Inside Llewyn Davis. Driver took a unique path to acting: He served in the U.S. Marine Corps and was deployed to Iraq, and, after he was discharged, went to the University of Indianapolis for a year before transferring to the Juilliard. He appeared in 2011's J. Edgar, and has had TV roles on Law & Order and The Unusuals. He's repped by The Gersh Agency.


Oscar Isaac
Isaac had a breakout role in the Coen Brother's 2013 film Inside Llewyn Davis, playing a struggling musician in 1960s New York. Born in Guatemala and raised in Florida, Isaac graduated from the Juilliard School where he studied drama. The actor's early work included Robin Hood, Sucker Punch and W.E. He then played Carey Mulligan's husband in Nicolas Winding Refn's dark film Drive. Repped by UTA and Inspire Entertainment, Isaac's has wrapped work on J.C. Chandor's upcoming film A Most Violent Year and has two other films in the can: sci-fi drama Ex Machina and thriller Mojave starring Mark Wahlberg.

Andy Serkis
Serkis is known for his motion capture work in some of the biggest films from the past few years. He created the role of ring-hungry Gollum in The Lord of the Rings film trilogy andThe Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and plays intelligent ape Caesar in Rise of the Planet of the Apes and the upcoming Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. Serkis, 50, earned a Golden Globe nom for playing a serial killer on the British TV film Longford. The CAA-repped actor, who directed second-unit on the first Hobbit film, is attached to direct Warner Bros. upcoming Jungle Book film.

Domhnall Gleeson
The Irish actor is the son of actor Brendan Gleeson, and starred along his father as Bill Weasley in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 and Part 2. Repped by Paradigm, he'll appear in Angelina Jolie's upcoming directorial project Unbroken. Also a stage actor, Gleeson earned a Tony Award nomination in 2006 for his role in Broadway'sThe Lieutenant of Inishmore.

Max von Sydow
Max von Sydow has been a working actor since 1949, starring in dozens of films throughout his career, including Through a Glass Darkly, The Greatest Story Ever Told, The Emigrants, The Exorcist and Three Days of the Condor. He worked with IngmarBergman in 11 films, the first being The Seventh Seal in 1957. The 85-year-old actor's more recent work includes The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, Robin Hood and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, for which he was nominated for a best supporting actor.

Source: THR

DONALD STERLING BANNED FOR LIFE, MOVES TO FORCE SALE OF THE CLIPPERS

NBA commissioner Adam Silver has banned Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling for life for making racist remarks to his girlfriend on tape.
He also fined him $2.5 million, and encouraged the NBA Board of Governors to vote to terminate Sterling's ownership — forcing him to sell the team.
Silver confirmed that the man caught on tape making racist remarks to girlfriends is Sterling.
We'll be covering the event live. You can live-stream the press conference on NBA.com.

‘Sleepy Hollow’ is looking for men to play Revolutionary War-era soldiers in Wilmington, NC





Fox’s TV series Sleepy Hollow is looking for extras for a big Revolutionary War scene shooting in Wilmington, NC during the first week of filming on the show’s second season.

The production is seeking Caucasian males 18-50 years old to appear as Revolutionary War-era soldiers in a battle scene filming on May 7.

Here are the details:


Applicants must be available April 28 or 29 for costume fittings, May 6 for battle rehearsal and May 7 for the day of filming. They must also be willing and available to work 12-plus-hour days for filming and rehearsal.

To be considered, those interested must be able to fit in jacket sizes 38-44, have no facial piercing or recognizable tattoos on the neck, face or hands, and be willing to be cleanly shaven with no long sideburns.

Revolutionary War reenactors are encouraged to apply.

Compensation is $64/8 for rehearsal and filming, and time and a half after eight hours.
To apply, register with Ashli Bogart Extras Casting at extrassignup.com. Once you have completed the registration, or have already done so previously, then email sleepyhollowextra@gmail.com with “BATTLE SCENE” in the subject line. Include a recent photo, contact information, current location, height, weight and wardrobe size in the email.
Source: Star News, OLV

Theo James Up For New Role Off Of ‘Divergent’ Fame

[Image Credit: Summit Entertainment]


Since the release of the box office hit Divergent, its star Theo James has broken out in a huge way. Whether it’s through a supposed romance with his co-star Shailene Woodley, or his affable charm during his press interviews, it looks like everyone is after the dashing international man.

All eyes are on James to see what career move he’ll take after a big box office hit, and it looks like the star is slowly making moves to see what’s out there aside from his Divergent franchise, which still has three more films to complete from the series.

Reports have emerged that Theo James is currently looking at another adaptation to attach himself to. Rebecca Fitzpatrick’s fictional best selling book “Hush Hush” is being turned into a film, and since Theo has already seen major success from the Divergent adaptation, why not go out for another one?

Theo James is currently up for the role of the fallen angel Patch Cipriano. The role which is described as “dark” is supposedly very iconic to the novel and a role fans of the book are heavily anticipating to see which lucky star will nab it. According to International Business Times there’s been a laundry list of hot actors slated to play Patch Cipriano and one of those people is Theo James.

Hush Hush” the novel is about a girl named Nora Grey who falls in love with Patch, a fallen angel, who is seemingly everywhere she turns and also knows more about her than her closest friends. Even though she resists his allure she obviously can’t control how drawn to Patch she is.

If the Divergent actor gets scores the role he will most likely sign an option contract for three additional films, which would put the actor in two huge franchises. It may not be the best move career wise, but money wise it’s a smart decision to strike while the iron is hot.

There’s a question that Theo may not be available due to the rigorous shooting schedule of the Divergent franchise, but we figure if Jennifer Lawrence can manage two Oscar nominated films with the Hunger Games franchise, Theo may be able to juggle the Divergent franchise with this promising role.

Currently the actor is back on the Divergent set as he just started filming the second installment of the franchise called Insurgent. The film is already set to be released next year.

Source: inquisitr

Monday, April 28, 2014

Once Upon A Time & The Power of Love


“How do you know if it’s really love?” If anyone wants to know the answer to that question then they need to watch last night’s episode of Once Upon A Time. Love is strong in the face of adversity and it makes Wicked things hesitate and falter.

Zelena’s plot seems to be unravelling a bit. Hook has refused to use his sexy mouth on Emma and suck her magic out so the Queen of Green has decided to kick things up a notch by threatening Henry. In order to protect him, Charming, Snow, Regina and Emma finally decide that it is time for Henry to learn the truth and they go in search of the book.

While they are searching we learn a lot more about the missing year in the Enchanted Forest. After finding the Good Witch of the North, our heroes and Regina learn that Zelena can be stopped by removing her pendant. Only the strongest light magic can do this so Snow and Charming know they have to get back to Storybrooke and Emma. But, the only way to do that is to enact the Dark Curse again and we know what that means…

Courtesy of ABC Studios


Charming offers his heart as sacrifice but Zelena interrupts the Curse and adds an element of forgetting to the mix so that no one will remember how to defeat her.  Charming is dead and Snow demands that Regina take Snow’s heart and split it. She and Charming are of one heart anyway and Snow would rather die than live without him.

This was such an amazing symbol because it played out a couple of times. Snow and Charming. Then Neal and Rumple. I love how no matter the odds each character was willing to fight for the greater good and willing to risk all when it came to love.
I also loved how this time Regina broke the Curse and how comfortable she is with being on the side of good for a change. Can’t wait for next episode and the arrival of Dorothy – should be interesting how the little girl from Kansas plays into things.

The Chains That Bind

The chains that bind us are not always the physical ones, but they can be the emotional ones or the psychological ones. I think last nights episode of Game of Thrones was about just that....the chains that bind us.

I haven't spoken yet about Khalessi, the Mother of Dragons. Her mission, to free the slaves of Meereen, lies not in a bloody battle, but in her message, her inspiration, and her strength as a leader. As Grey Worm is leading a group through the sewers of Meereen he comes across a group of slaves. Clearly there are mixed feelings whether or not  to take part in an uprising. Grey Worm addresses the group with this,  “No one can give you freedom, if you want it, you must take it." The chains that bind them as slaves, suddenly lifts, and they find themselves taking back their lives from the Masters.

After getting slapped in the face with his own hand, by none other than Bronn, he reminds Jaime that he should go see his brother. Its the one thing that Jaime has been putting off, but finally does the right thing. Jaime leaves Tyrion believing his brother is in fact innocent in the murder of King Joffrey. This of course sets off the unstable Cersei, who is no doubt out for utter revenge. Its evident that she wants Tyrion's head but she won't stop until she has Sansa's as well. With Cersei's cold and calculating behavior, Good Jaime (last week he was Bad Jaime), decides the best thing he can do is to send his friend, Brienne off to find Sansa, and protect her. Maybe Jaime is finally breaking the emotional chains he has with his sister, once and for all. Jaime sends her off with new armor and his new Valyrian steel sword (admirably named Oathkeeper), oh, and sweet Podrick too. With everything going on in King's Landing the best thing Jaime could do is protect Brienne and Podrick, by sending them away.

In case you hadn't figured it out beforehand, it was Lady Oleanna who was responsible for King Joffrey's death. She confides in Margaery of her wicked doings, whispering to her, “You don’ think I’d let you marry that beast?” Lady Olenna would not stand for her precious granddaughter to be bound by the merciless vile chains Joffrey would have bestowed upon her.

So what was your favorite moment in last night's episode?

Music Monday – Songs That Hit Home

Do you ever hear a song and it just gives you chills ‘cause it’s so powerful or hits so close to home? It’s like the artist is singing your life. Well, that is what this Music Monday's songs are – songs that just sing the moments and times in my life. These songs mean soooooo much to me, I can't even begin to break it all down. They are songs that bring tears to my eyes because they are powerful to me. So I will let the music speak where I can't...


Papa Roach  "Scars"
 

I know I have posted this before but seriously, listen to these words. So powerful!


Lil Wayne feat. Bruno Mars  "Mirror"
 

I am not the biggest Lil Wayne fan,  but damn, this song is fucking amazing! Listen. Feel it. You will get it.


Kid Cudi  "Soundtrack 2 My Life"
 

The chorus is what got me with this song. It’s just him rapping his life.


Oddly enough, the next two songs are both on the same soundtrack – SpaceJam.


R. Kelly  "I Believe I Can Fly"
 

This one gets me every time I hear it. So freaking great. Believe in yourself and it’s yours.


Monica  "For You, I Will"
 

This is the song that always makes me think of my son, Xman. I would do anything for him.


Eminem feat. Kobe Bryant  "Talking to Myself"
 

Even though Kobe kinda sucks (Sorry Jay), Eminem is AFREAKINGMAZING! I love this song.


Bobby Long  "Left to Lie"
 

I know this was just in a Music Monday blog a few weeks ago, but this song stuck with me through having cancer.


Justin Timberlake  "Losing My Way"
 

I’ve been there. I have lost my way before. Have you?


Bob Marley  "Three little Birds"
 

Seriously, do I need to explain this one?!? Don't think so.


Michael Jackson  "Man in the Mirror"
 

This song is just beyond amazing.


Marcus Foster  "Solid Ground"
 

I know what he says this song is about, but for me it’s about the struggle of life and staying strong.


Dionne Warwick, Elton John, Stevie Wonder & Gladys Knight  "That's What Friends Are For"
 

For my friends - I love you. You can count on me.


Sara McLachlan  "Angel"
 

I always think of 9/11 when I hear this song. #NeverForget


P!nk  "Run"
 

Another song to my little Xman.


Sam Bradley  "Only Human"
 

I could go on and on about how much I love this song and this guy. I even have the lyrics tattooed.


Whitney Houston  "The Star Spangled Banner"
 

Chills all over my body when I hear this. No one has ever sang it better.


I think I am going to end this with a very, very powerful song… Ice Ice Baby.
Hahahahaha, just kidding! I have so many more I could post and I will just have to fit them in somewhere down the line. So last but not least by any means…


John Lennon  "Imagine"


So, tell me… what songs give you chills, make you tear up, hit home for you? Leave a comment and let me know.
Thanks for stoppin’ by...

Ora: 50 Shades was 'learning curve'

Rita Ora will play Mia Grey in the Fifty Shades Of Grey film



Rita Ora has revealed how she had to learn French and master an American accent for her role in Fifty Shades Of Grey.

The How We Do (Party) singer said preparing to play Christian Grey's sister Mia in Sam Taylor-Johnson's big-screen adaptation of EL James' novel has been a "learning curve".

"She studies in France, speaks French, and it was a good learning curve for me," she told MTV News.

"I prepped for the role by learning some French first of all, by learning an American accent and by really just not being me. I had a brown wig on and I was being the smart girl that came from French school to see her family, so it was just a lot of dedication, it was like going back to school."

Rita, who had a cameo in Fast And Furious 6, admitted that her co-star Dakota Johnson, who plays Anastasia Steele in the film, has been inspiring.

"Working with Dakota was extremely fun. She's just so gorgeous so it kind of distracts you a little bit, but I mean she's really great. She's an amazing actress so I'm learning things from her," she said.

The 23-year-old also admitted that the atmosphere on set was quite light-hearted, especially once the cameras were switched off.

"Off-set there's always shenanigans going on, always someone getting picked on, but it's always having a good time. You don't want to work under a pressured environment, especially when you're making something creative, but it was an incredible (experience). I would do it all over again," she added.

Fifty Shades Of Grey, which also stars Jamie Dornan as Christian Grey, will be released in February 2015.



Kinberg expects X-Men TV shows


James McAvoy, Hugh Jackman and Nicholas Hoult reprise their roles in X-Men: Days Of Future Past


Marvel writer and producer Simon Kinberg has said there is a strong possibility that more of the superhero universe's stars could get their own TV shows.


Simon, who wrote and produced the X-Men films, told Collider that Fox was considering whether to make more Marvel TV series like Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. and the Daredevil series which will air from 2015.

He said the X-Men stories were suited to TV: "We're still in this place of figuring out what the future of the franchise will be, but when you look at S.H.I.E.L.D. to some extent and what Marvel is doing now with Daredevil ... it makes sense to tell some of these stories on TV partly because there's just not enough screens to do all these characters and also because the serialised format of comic books is better suited for TV.

"Because that's it, every week you come back to the same characters, different story, and in comic books every week it's the same characters, different story."

Simon added that there were more possibilities now that special effects didn't have to be so expensive.

He explained: "I think what [Fox is] seeing now is with the proliferation of new kinds of visual and special effects, there's a way to make these stories that doesn't cost 300 million dollars every time you have to make a huge movie."

Press Association


Source: independent

Cannes film festival 2014 jury revealed

Sofia Coppola, Gael García Bernal, Willem Dafoe and Nicolas Winding Refn are among the nine-strong panel who will sit alongside jury president Jane Campion at Cannes this year

Joining the jury … director Sofia Coppola will sit on the judging panel at Cannes 2014. Photograph: Francois Mori/AP


New Zealand film-maker Jane Campion is to be joined by industry colleagues from Mexico, China, South Korea, France and Iran on the jury for next month's Cannes film festival. The nine-member panel will decide the division of the major spoils, including the recipient of the crowning Palme d'Or award.

Joining Campion at the table will be Mexican actor and film-maker Gael García Bernal, Iranian performer Leila Hatami, who starred in the Oscar-winning A Separation, South Korea's Jeon Do-yeon, France's Carole Bouquet and the Hollywood actor Willem Dafoe. The jury also finds room for three writer-directors in Denmark's Nicolas Winding Refn, China's Jia Zhangke and Sofia Coppola of the US.

Campion, who won the 1986 Palme d'Or for her short film Sweet and the 1993 prize for her feature The Piano, will serve as jury president. Among the contenders for the top prize at this year's event are new films from Mike Leigh, Ken Loach, Michel Hazanavicius, David Cronenberg and Jean-Luc Godard.

The 67th Cannes film festival runs from 15-25 May.

Source: the guardian.

Sunday, April 27, 2014

The Teen Appeal of The Fault in Our Stars Author John Green


The Fault in Our Stars is a contemporary teen romance in the way that Paris is a city in Europe and ice cream is a type of dessert. It tells the story of Hazel Grace and Augustus, Midwestern “cancer kids” who meet at a support group and connect over their fatalistic sarcasm and mutual attraction. They've both been maimed by their illnesses—Augustus has had a leg amputated, and Hazel needs oxygen tubes to support her damaged lungs—and though they delight in mocking the usual cancer narratives of “miracle” drugs and stoic, saintly patients, their story doesn't dodge the cruelties of juvenile disease. It’s not all grim: There’s fumbling teen sex in hospital beds and friends who do and don’t understand, and a pickled literary recluse in Amsterdam whom the two cash in a Make-a-Wish Foundation gift to visit.

More than 7 million hardcover copies of Fault (a paperback was released in March) have circulated widely—among middle school English classes, from teen to tween, from child to parent to grandparent, and beyond. A movie adaptation is coming out in early June, further initiating anyone not yet familiar with the tale and its author, John Green, a 36-year-old writer who lives in Indianapolis. If you know what to look for, you’ll find Fault references everywhere in the teen/tween universe: on Instagram, in school lockers and libraries, on T-shirts and text sign-offs.

Ansel Elgort sails into deep Waters with 'Fault in Our Stars'

The Newcomers: As Augustus Waters in the film version of bestselling 'The Fault in Our Stars,' Ansel Elgort of 'Divergent' finds himself on a new level of fandom.


Actor Ansel Elgort, from the film "The Fault in Our Stars," at the Four Seasons Hotel. (Bob Chamberlin / Los Angeles Times / April 14, 2014)



Having already gone through the social media wringer when he was cast in the young-adult franchise "Divergent," Ansel Elgort thought he had a pretty good idea about how passionate and protective readers can be about their favorite books. Then he won the role of Augustus Waters, the love interest in the movie adaptation of John Green's bestselling romance "The Fault in Our Stars," and the 20-year-old actor realized he had crossed into an uncharted realm.

Wolverine Gets the Spotlight in a New X-Men: Days of Future Past Character Video



20th Century Fox has brought online a new character video that spotlights Hugh Jackman's Wolverine in the upcoming X-Men: Days of Future Past. Check it out in the player below!

Opening in theaters on May 23, the film also stars Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence, Halle Berry, Nicholas Hoult, Ellen Page, Shawn Ashmore, Peter Dinklage, Omar Sy, Daniel Cudmore, Fan Bingbing, Boo Boo Stewart, Adan Canto, Evan Peters, Josh Helman, Lucas Till and Evan Jonigkeit.

The ultimate X-Men ensemble fights a war for the survival of the species across two time periods in X-Men: Days of Future Past. The beloved characters from the original "X-Men" film trilogy join forces with their younger selves from X-Men: First Class, in an epic battle that must change the past – to save our future.




Source: coming soon

Friday, April 25, 2014

Mina Vaughn's new book cover reveal "How to Reprimand your Rock Star"!

Kinky author of "How to Discipline your Vampire" Mina Vaughn has a new book on its way and I am very excited. As I wrote previously her book was incredibly fun and sexy, with a wonderful twist and I recommended it highly. I am now honoured to reveal the cover for her new book.


"How to Reprimand your Rock Star"





Summary:


In this fun and saucy romance novel, all-star college basketball player Thea dominates on the courts—and off—with a rock star who is determined to win her over.

Thea is a star basketball player at UConn on track to be Rookie of the Year. That is, if she can stay focused on the game. Lately that hasn’t been going so well, as her knee has been bothering her. But that’s not the only thing on her mind…

Ever since rock star Keaton Lowe surprised her in the girl’s locker room, Thea can’t stop thinking about him. On top of his status and enticing ways, he seems to know everything about her. But some of his actions cross the line, and Keaton needs to be punished. Will Thea keep her head in the game, or get distracted by her other favorite pastime—reprimanding her rock star?






Author Bio:
Kink with a wink! Mina Vaughn is an international woman of mystery and a shoe whore with a heart of gold. When she's not writing her unique brand of fun smut, she's plundering Sephora for any pin up girl makeup she can find. Mina's debut novel, an erotic comedy entitled How to Discipline Your Vampire is about a punishment-seeking vampire who meets a quirky Domme with a serious role play fetish, available now from Simon and Schuster's Pocket Star. How to Reprimand Your Rock Star, a sexy New Adult contemporary romance about a basketball phenom and a world-famous rocker, arrives Summer 2014.  How to Punish Your Playboy arrives Spring 2015.

                                                                                                            
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