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American Horror Story‘s inaugural season has come and gone, but an unsolved mystery lingers.
Elaborating on a hint he dropped to reporters last week, Ahs boss Ryan Murphy says a major clue regarding where Season 2 will take place and who might take part can be found in the penultimate Season 1 episode titled ”Birth.”
“Go through it frame by frame,” Murphy challenged fans in an interview with EW.com. “I planted it in there.”
Thankfully, the folks over at TheInsider.com did just that and came away with five possible Season 2 settings, including Florida (where Vivien’s sister resides) and »
- Megan Masters
Harold & Kumar's latest adventure A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas is coming to Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray and DVD on February 7.
Starring the comedic talent of John Cho, Kal Penn, Paula Garcés, Danneel Harris, Tom Lennon, Danny Trejo, Elias Koteas, Eddie Kaye Thomas, David Krumholtz, Patton Oswalt and Neil Patrick Harris, A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas opened on November 4, 2011 and racked up $34.5 million in ticket sales. A portion of the film's business came from 3D screenings.
Warner Home Video is releasing three skus for A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas on Blu-ray. There's a Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray, DVD and UltraViolet digital copy combo pack; a Blu-ray, DVD and UltraViolet digital copy combo pack; and a bare bones Blu-ray only edition with an UltraViolet digital copy. Each will present the film in 1080p video and 5.1 DTS-hd Master Audio.
Click here to pre-order A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas on Blu-ray 3D combo pack for $31.49 at Amazon. »
Ricky Martin was the most searched-for gay celebrity on Google in 2011. Gay and lesbian publication The Advocate released its '2011 Most Googled Gays and Lesbians' list last week, revealing which stars pulled in the most internet hits. Martin topped the list, with celebrity blogger Perez Hilton and singer Sir Elton John close behind. Designer Marc Jacobs and singer Adam Lambert came in fourth and fifth places respectively. Also in the top ten were Ellen DeGeneres, George Michael, How I Met Your Mother star Neil Patrick Harris, designer Alexander McQueen and activist Dan Choi. Glee (more) »
- By Jennifer Still
Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: March 6, 2012
Price: DVD $22.97, Blu-ray $24.97,Â Blu-ray/DVD Combo $35.99, Blu-ray 3D $44.95
Studio: Warner Home Video
The third movie in the comedy franchise, A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas finds the stoner buds (John Cho of TV’s FlashForward and Kal Penn, TV’s House M.D.) accidentally burning down Harold’s father-in-law’s prize Christmas tree.
It’s six years after the pals were caught in Guantanemo Bay (the second film), leaving Harold and Kumar estranged from each other. But they get pulled back into trouble when Kumar arrives on Harold’s doorstep with a mysterious package and burns down the tree. They then head off on a mission through New York City to find the perfect Christmas tree and, of course, getting into plenty more trouble.
New York, New York (X17online) - Ratings for ABC’s Live! have increased following former co-host Regis Philbin's departure. Viewership for Live! With Kelly in November 2011 was up 12 percent compared to the same period last year at Live! With Regis and Kelly. Perhaps Kelly Ripa’s rotating guest hosts have something to do with the show’s improved numbers; in recent weeks, she’s shared the stage with Jerry Seinfeld, Neil Patrick Harris and Josh Grobin. »
Glee and Pretty Little Liars have a lot in common — and not just the fact that they are adored by AfterEllen.com readers. Both shows feature adult actors — lustable for all ages — playing high school characters. Both shows operate in surreal universes where murder and dueting with Neil Patrick Harris are normal things that happen before lunch. And both shows have birthed passionate online fandoms. And you know what else? They're both a helluva lot of fun to watch.
1. Camp and character can co-exist! Whenever I complain about Glee's lack of character consistency, people always tell me to lighten up, because Glee is high camp. Well, you know what else is high camp? »
- Heather Hogan
The Price Is Right airs its "Celebrity Charity Week" starting on January 2nd, and the Plinko chips will be dipped in gold and glitter for the occasion.
Best of all, Neil Patrick Harris will prove there is no showbiz job he is unqualified for, as he spins the big wheel, plays some pricing games, and in a moment reminiscent of Bob Barker's classic takedowns, he and Drew Carey try to contain the exuberance of a shoeless hysterical player.
He also gives a shoutout to his better half and kids. He's such a natural, that if they ever resurrect Match Game, I fully expect to see him in the top row next to Kathy Griffin, trading barbs and innuendo ala Bret Sommers and Charles Nelson Reilly. »
Chicago – Here is an alleged family film made with all the heart and invention of a cynical business deal. Not a single person involved in the production appears to have any concept of what constitutes quality family entertainment. It’s essentially 103 minutes of product placement, with the biggest product being the Smurfs. There’s also room for Rock Band, Google, M&Ms, the Blue Man Group and every single business located on Times Square.
Unlike James Bobin’s marvelously heartfelt comedy, “The Muppets,” which dug deep into the spirit of Jim Henson’s original work, Raja Gosnell’s “The Smurfs” uses Peyo’s beloved characters as mere vessels for stale cultural references. Just as “Star Wars” led to the dumbing down of mainstream American cinema, the Genie in Disney’s “Aladdin” inspired generations of lazy filmmakers to construct entire kiddie franchises out of stitched-together homages and in-jokes. Once Smurfette (voiced by Katy Perry) quips, »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Adam Fendelman)
The ABC comedy "Work It" doesn't even premiere until Jan, 3, and already it's invoking ire from rights groups. The series has sparked anger from the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation and the Human Rights Campaign, who argue that the series could prove harmful to transgendered individuals. Also read: Neil Patrick Harris Apologizes for "Live!" Tranny-Wreck The series stars Ben Koldyke ("How I Met Your Mother") and Amaury Nolasco ("Prison Break") as two friends and former coworkers who, unemployed and desperate, take to cross-dressing in order to get hired by a pharmaceutical »
- Tim Kenneally
Klaus should really indulge his appetites more.
Welcome back to Celebrity Twitterwatch, where we try and make sense of what the beautiful people are talking about, or at least create a narrative thread more coherent than the plot of the Glee Christmas episode.
Joseph Morgan is a big part of the reason that there are no unwatched episodes of The Vampire Diaries on my DVR, while shows I've loved for years like Supernatural languish for weeks going on months. He proves that it's possible to play a powerful, ancient baddie with an understated, quiet menace. I just wish he spent more time out of his clothes. I can't wait for his brothers to pop up, but for now I'll just go with this image.
I'm not surprised that Dave Salmoni prefers animals to humans in any way. But I think the definition of weird needs to be discussed - are we talking Teddy Bear, »
First the Golden Globes, now the Oscars. According to TheWrap's Steve Pond, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has disqualified Raja Gosnell's international box-office hit The Smurfs from the roster of Best Animated Feature contenders.
The live action/animation hybrid in which blue creatures that sound like Katy Perry, Paul Reubens, and Jonathan Winters frolic about with the likes of Neil Patrick Harris, Hank Azaria and Sofia Vergara, The Smurfs has apparently not met the Academy's qualification requirement that "a significant number of the major characters must be animated, and animation must figure in no less than 75 percent of the picture's running time."
Seventeen animated films are still in the running, which means that — unless there is at least one more future disqualification and the list of contenders falls below 16 — there'll be five Academy Award nominees for Best Animated Feature of 2011. Still »
- Steve Montgomery
We had mentioned over the weekend that George Clooney was producing a movie about the Smothers Brothers. It's based on the book Dangerously Funny: The Uncensored Story of 'The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour by Dave Bianculli. According to Bianculli, his dream casting has Neil Patrick Harris as Tommy Smothers.
Speaking of George Clooney, he tops the list for who women would most like to kiss at midnight on New Year's Eve, with Jennifer Aniston topping the list for men. Obviously, they don't talk to the same men I talk to.
Just go read this family's story. Do it. Go on.
Conservative talk show host Michael Savage has offered Newt Gingrich $1 million to drop out of the Republican presidential race. He feels that Newt has no chance of beating President Obama. Shh! Don't tell him!
Considering that Russell Brand is almost like a living, breathing cartoon character to start with, »
Snoop Dogg is expected to appear on the first-ever celebrity week special of The Price Is Right in January. Hosted by Drew Carey, the 'Young, Wild & Free' rapper will join other celebrities such as Jenny McCarthy, Neil Patrick Harris, Chris Daughtry and Heidi Klum to play the game show for their favorite charities. Snoop Dogg has chosen his own organization, Snoop Youth Football League (Syfl). Executive Producer (more) »
- By Kristina Bustos
Give our regards to Broadway, remember us to... Dr. Evil?
Yes, hard to believe, but the Great White Way may soon be home to great white sharks sporting frikkin' lasers, because according to The New York Post, Mike Meyers is in negotiations to bring "Austin Powers" to the Broadway stage as a big-budget musical production.
And you thought "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" was a weird idea.
Still, as unlikely as the idea of the swinging 60's superspy swinging his way through a song-and-dance number is, Broadway has a pretty good track record recently of turning movies into stage shows. "Spamalot," for instance, has made some major coin out of "Monty Python and the Holy Grail," while "The Lion King" is one of the most popular musicals in stage history.
And another thing those movies-turned-into-plays have in common with the theoretical "Austin Powers" stage show? None of those Broadway productions starred Meyers either. »
- Scott Harris
Having just settled his divorce, Hulk Hogan is suing his ex-wife for defamation after she used a radio interview promoting her memoir claiming that Hulk had a gay relationship with Brutus Beefcake. You have no idea how ridiculous I felt typing that sentence.
The chaos amongst gay conservatives continues as Andrew Breitbart (who has never shown any ethics before with Acorn or Shirley Sherrod) quits the advisory board of GOProud for their outing of Rick Perry's pollster. GOProud board member Bruce Campbell has apologized for the outing in trying to distance the organization.
A new overnight shelter for Glbt youth has opened in Philadelphia, with a promise of 30 days of warm beds, two meals, and counseling. They can use all the help they can get.
I think Louis Ck, like every comedian who has spoken on the subject, is completely wrong about Tracy Morgan's remarks. Comedians don't get a »
We've already showed you the cover of Entertainment Weekly with Daniel Radcliff as the Entertainer of the Year. But some other categories are of interest – like favorite TV actor. Chris Colfer took the prize, with Neil Patrick Harris coming in behind him. H/t Biblio.
I'll be honest, this op-ed in The Advocate from adult film star Conner Habib is brilliant. As he reflects on the Fox ambush of teacher Kevin Hogan, he asks a fair question: Why is it Ok to watch porn, but not be in porn? "For these opposers — “investigative journalists,” demonizers, and so-called “upholders of moral value” — there’s a separation between sex and pornography. Sex is meant, at best, to be natural but unmentioned. For surely, the parents of the students at Mystic Valley have had sex, as have the reporters and CEOs and affiliates of Fox News. Who knows what sort of sex they »
Warner Bros has cannily entered two horses in the Christmas box-office stakes this year, both set in New York but each aimed at a different audience demographic: the inoffensively tasteful New Year's Eve, and this outrageously tasteless third film in the series featuring the accident-prone, spliff-smoking Asian-American friends. In their first scatological movie the pair got into trouble searching for grass and a perfect hamburger in New Jersey, and back in 2005 I wrote of finding it "curiously endearing thanks to the performances of John Cho as the shy Korean-American investment banker Harold Lee and Kal Penn as the laidback Indian-American medical student Kumar Patel". In the second one, which I didn't see but which is said to be infinitely more raunchy than its predecessor, they're mistaken by homeland security for terrorists. This new one turns upon the couple's Christmas Eve hunt for a tree to placate Harold's fearsome Hispanic in-laws, »
- Philip French
Jamie Bell grew up nicely.
Jamie Bell is best known to American audiences as the little boy who just wanted to dance in Billy Elliott. He's all grown up now, starring in Tintin, a CGI film. Which is a shame because Bell is certainly nice to look at. Also, from his outspoken love of giving oral sex to women to his funny recent Graham Norton appearance, he's displaying a certain quirky flair that complements his physical appeal. Even when decorating his Christmas tree.
Drag queen have to put up with a lot of crap. Fortunately, most of them I've known are as tough as nails. Still, problems come in the serious variety, like bashers, to the silly, like what Nick Adams and Will Swenson are putting up with day in, day out. I have glitter all over my house from Christmas decorations. Well, not the toilet.
Some holidays just aren't things I'm big on. »
Another Earth (12A)
It's been quite a year for cosmic arthouse, and like The Tree Of Life and Melancholia, this low-key indie contrasts inner and outer space to stirring effect. Unlike a Kubrick-style space odyssey, it's very much down to earth – Earth One, that is. "Earth Two", a duplicate of our own, is more like a giant metaphor in the sky. Its discovery tragically fuses the lives of two people, and could yet resolve it, which makes for a tender character drama with a shot of sci-fi ingenuity.
Puss In Boots (U)
Between the Shrek brand recognition, the bright 3D, the broad-spectrum comedy and the prospect of cute cats dancing, it's hard to imagine a more mercilessly commercial proposition than this animated spin-off. It's a predictably polished affair, with Banderas's »
- Steve Rose
I’ve been trying to think of what aspect of the third installment of the stoner saga of Harold and Kumar pisses me off the most, and I think I’ve settled on it: many of the same movie fans who will moan and groan at the prospect of the star-studded round-robin romantic comedy New Year’s Eve will lap this up, but it’s just as pandering and just as preposterous. Want to make manchildren laugh? Blow some weed smoke out at them in 3D. Call something “Avatarded” as a compliment. Get a baby high. Throw in a subplot about a “hot virgin I met on the Internet” who’s horny for a manchild. (That, right there, must be one of the most brilliantly pandering things a movie has ever come up with. Credit to screenwriter Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg for knowing their audience.) Shoot Santa Claus in the head. »
- MaryAnn Johanson
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