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The bowl cut is (as best summarized by Gary Larson), nature’s way of saying “do not touch.” This is the haircut of a child (worse, a child with zero fashion sense). If worn by a child, don’t touch, because hey- that’s not your child. On an adult, don’t touch, because whomever sports the bowl cut may not be of sound mind or body. Or they could be Jim Carrey, filming a Dumb and Dumber sequel. Lloyd Christmas has returned, and with him, the rattling rattlesnake tail of the haircut world. But Lloyd isn’t the only one to take his fashion cues from a salad bowl- he’s one of many in a long line of bowl-cutted heroes, American patriots who’ve upheld a ruler-straight hairline for nearly a century. Let’s take a look at a few, shall we? Moe Howard, The Three Stooges The Great Depression was a dour period in »
- Adam Bellotto
Ellen Page, Zachary Quinto, Sam Smith and Orange Is the New Black star Samira Wiley are covering the 20th anniversary issue of Out magazine's Out100! In addition to the quadruple cover, each of the four stars is receiving a big honor from the Lgbt mag. Page is this year's Entertainer of the Year while Quinto is their Artist of the Year. Sam Smith is the Breakout of the Year and Wiley in the mag's Ingénue of the Year. In the new issue, Page, who came out on Valentine's Day 2014, opened up about being closeted in Hollywood. "No one's ever been so direct as to say, 'You're gay, so we're gonna hide it.' But there's an unspoken thing going on," she said. "[People] »
Out100 covers include a parade of A-list celebs, Calvin Klein stirs the pot with new “Perfectly Fit” campaign, Jennifer Aniston opens up about her “sweetheart” fiancé, and more in today’s Last Lap.
Out100 reveals the 20th anniversary covers, featuring Sam Smith, Zachary Quinto, Ellen Page, and Orange Is the New Black star Samira Wiley. [Out] Myla Dalbesio, a 27-year-old, “plus-size” model (size 10) is the face of Calvin Klein’s “Perfectly Fit” campaign. “[Calvin Klein] released me in this campaign with everyone else; there’s no distinction,” she said. Preach, girl. [Elle] Jennifer Aniston gushes over her man Justin Theroux in the December/January issue of Harper’s Bazaar. [Us Weekly] USA renews Graceland with a 13-episode third season. [@TVGuideMagazine] Alfonso Ribeiro gets support from his Fresh Prince of Bel-Air family on Dancing With the Stars. [Us Weekly] TNT cancels Franklin and Bash, starring Breckin Meyer and Mark-Paul Gosselaar. [THR] On Big Morning Buzz Live, Alexandra Shipp gives us the »
- Taylor Ferber
Out Magazine is going all out for the 20th anniversary of the annual Out 100 issue. This week, the four covers for the issue were revealed, announcing Zachary Quinto, Ellen Page, Samira Wiley, and Sam Smith as some of this year's most inspiring, incredible individuals in the Lgbt community. Ellen talks about her choice to come out earlier this year, while Sam opens up about the pressures of being young, gay, and heartbreakingly vulnerable in his music. Keep reading for a few of the most insightful quotes from each of the four interviews. »
Hello all, Manuel here with a number of Lgbt-related news to kick off your Monday.
- Let’s start with the pretty. Love these images of the Looking boys for their OUT100 spread. The magazine named the HBO series TV show of the year. HBO's been busy hosting their Artists Series where they invited some select lucky few to visit the set, keeping social media abreast of what the boys are up to. Check it out: #LookingForPatrick #LookingForAgustin #LookingForDom
Oh and look, a teaser trailer for season 2!
- Speaking of HBO (1), they’re going ahead on the provocatively titled series Bros Before Hos which centers on a queer black man and well, his brothers. The show is from the team behind Red Tails and, more recently, Dear White People. The show, they state, aims to "reflect the growing diversity of the American experience." You can check out a rough cut »
- Manuel Betancourt
Shane Dawson has quite a bit to thank his fans for. The insanely popular YouTuber (he boasts over 12.6 million subscribers across three channels) won $250,000 after his fans voted his film Not Cool as the winner of Starz’s reality TV series The Chair. The ten-episode series documented the independent filmmaking progress of its two contestants -- Dawson and filmmaker Anna Martemucci -- as they produced their own versions of the same script penned by Dan Schoffer. Starz released the episodes online to its subscribers, and asked viewers to vote on their favorite film. Martemucci’s film Hollidaysburg and Dawson’s Not Cool debuted on digital platforms, with Dawson’s creative vision hitting the #5 spot on iTunes within hours of its release on September 23, 2014. Starz announced Dawson the winner after the voting was tallied on Saturday, November 8, 2014. And that’s when the criticism started coming in. According to Variety, New York »
- Bree Brouwer
Starz competition “The Chair” would seem like a lucky leap for contenders Shane Dawson and Anna Martemucci over the challenges aspiring filmmakers must deal with before getting a film financed. But as the process was shot and televised, the two had to deal with an incredible amount of public scrutiny. Dawson was named “The Chair's” winner during Saturday's finale episode. But, things had become especially contentious as the show's fans clashed on social media and the show's executive producers Zachary Quinto and Neal Dodson publicly shared their dislike of Dawson's movie “Not Cool,” on the show and in a guest blog on. »
- Jethro Nededog
Starz's terrific reality series "The Chair" — in which two first-time filmmakers are picked to direct their own take on the same script — just concluded, with an hour looking at the premieres of both films and with the winner of the $250,000 prize being announced. I spoke with Chris Moore — the "Project Greenlight" alum who dreamed up the series and served as a backer and producer of both the show and the films — about the results of the contest, the transparency of the project, Zachary Quinto (whose production company helped fund both films) hating one movie so much that he took his name off it, and more, coming up just as soon as I identify all the TCA members shown on camera... So, as pretty much everyone — with the possible exception of Chris Moore himself — figured going in, Shane Dawson's gross-out comedy "Not Cool" ended up beating Anna Martemucci's "Hollidaysburg" for the grand prize. »
- Alan Sepinwall
“The Chair” concluded Saturday night with the reveal of Dawson as the winner. For the series, producers picked Dawson — who has some 12 million fans on YouTube across multiple channels — and filmmaker Anna Martemucci to each create movies based on the same script penned by Dan Schoffer. The series documented the production of each film, and invited viewers to vote on the winner.
But there’s a difference of opinion about whether Dawson’s film deserved the prize.
Starz declined to reveal the actual vote count. The network, which used SurveyMonkey to tabulate the vote, said reviewers gave Dawson’s “Not Cool” an average score of 63 out of 100, compared with 58 for Martemucci’s “Hollidaysburg.” About 39% of those who attempted to vote were disqualified because »
- Todd Spangler
“The Chair” contender and YouTube star Shane Dawson feels that comments made by executive producers of the Starz competition, Zachary Quinto and Neal Dodson, and supporters of his competitor Anna Martemucci and her film “Hollidaysburg” were unfair and unprofessional. “I knew this was going to happen,” Dawson told TheWrap of Team “Hollidaysburg's” “hate campaign,” as he described it. Last week, TheWrap posted a guest blog from Dodson which detailed his extreme dislike for Dawson's movie “Not Cool” and why he felt that “Hollidaysburg” should win the competition. And last Saturday's episode showed Quinto's disgust with Dawson's film. He and Dodson ultimately. »
- Jethro Nededog
On the new season of HBO’s hit series Girls, native New Yorker, Hannah, has moved to Iowa to participate in their writer’s workshop program but is also trying to maintain a long distance relationship with her boyfriend Adam. Meanwhile in New York, the other girls have their own daily drama to contend to as they job hunt, engage in a love triangle or get into skirmishes with the police. The main cast returns including Lena Dunham, Allison Williams, Jemima Kirke, Adam Driver and Zosia Mamet. The season will also feature guest roles by Gillian Jacobs, Natasha Lyone, Zachary Quinto, Jason Ritter and Spike Jonze.
Girls returns on Sunday, January 11, 2015 at 9pm Est on HBO.
Watch the new season four trailer and a special sneak peek below.
Season Four trailer:
Invitation to the Set:
The post HBO’s ‘Girls’ gets Season 4 trailer and premiere date appeared first on Sound On Sight. »
- Jean Pierre Diez
O.K., the first official trailer for Girls season 4 is finally here. The hit HBO series created by Lena Dunham marked its return to awkward greatness with a surprisingly smart season 3. Now, the show promises to continue that streak with a new trailer. And there’s so much going on in the trailer that we just need to talk about it. Like seriously, all of it.
1. Hannah (Dunham) is definitely in Iowa.
2. And she looks great. She’s rocking some Vogue-styled hair and learned how to do her makeup.
3. “Random steps.”
4. Can we just imagine a world where Hannah and Adam are just happy and don’t find ways to ruin their relationship?
5. Hannah is still writing — about the same things.
6. Oh, Elijah (Andrew Rannells) is in Iowa as well. Sure.
7. Is Hannah blue body paint mud wrestling?
8. Does this season already feel like a teen soap when they finally »
- Stacy Lambe
HBO has released the official Girls Season 4 trailer, teasing the new season of creator/writer/director/star Lena Dunham's divisive comedy series. This season finds Hannah (Dunham) living in Iowa, where she’s been accepted into the state’s highly coveted writers workshop. This being Girls, Hannah has big ideas and plans that don’t necessarily pan out the way she had hoped. What’s most promising about this trailer, though, is the high level of comedy mixed in with the drama. The series got a little too self-serious for its own good in the second season, and while Season 3 rebounded rather nicely, this trailer is really, really funny. It’s also relieving to see Adam Driver is still a major part of the ensemble, as he had to split his time between filming the fourth season and shooting this thing called Star Wars: The Force Awakens in London. »
- Adam Chitwood
The feature debut from director Justin Kelly, Michael, has unveiled its first image today. A relatively unknown filmmaker, Kelly’s tutelage under Gus Van Sant has impressed his mentor considerably – as Van Sant boarded the pic as a producer. With only three short films to his name at this point, it looks like Kelly is aiming to grab the industry’s attention with his full-length debut.
Leading the true life tale is James Franco as gay activist Michael Glatze, who denounces his sexuality after a health scare. After leaving San Francisco, he turns to the church to become an anti-gay pastor. Fulfilling the difficult role of his former partner is American Horror Story‘s Zachary Quinto. Over in the supporting docket, Chris Zylka is set to play one of Michael’s ex-lovers, with Emma Roberts cast as his newly-found girlfriend.
Franco and Quinto are centre stage in the first image »
- Gem Seddon
Michael has released a first picture.
The film is based on the true story of gay activist Michael Glatze (Franco) who renounced his sexuality after a health scare.
He leaves San Francisco and builds himself a new life as a pastor.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the film is one of those on offer at the American Film Market, alongside Jc Chandor's Deepwater Horizon, Stephen Frears's Florence and Quentin Tarantino's The Hateful Eight.
Michael is currently filming. »
The American Film Market kicks off tomorrow and there are a number of high profile projects foreign film distributors could go after like Michael Winterbottom’s latest, The Emperor’s New Clothes, J.C. Chandor’s Deepwater Horizon and The Hateful Eight from Quentin Tarantino. However, right in the middle of all those big names is a first timer, Justin Kelly. He’s Gus Van Sant’s protégé and has completed three short films, but Michael starring James Franco and Zachary Quinto will mark his feature directorial debut. With Afm due to kick off tomorrow, the very first Michael image has surfaced. Hit the jump to check it out and to get some additional information on the project. The film tells the true story of Michael Glatze (Franco), a gay activist who denounces his homosexuality and becomes an anti-gay pastor. Quinto plays his ex-boyfriend. Emma Roberts and Chris Zylka are also involved. »
- Perri Nemiroff
'Idol's Eye' production shut down: Robert De Niro, Robert Pattinson and Rachel Weisz to have starred in Olivier Assayas' action-thriller (photo: Robert Pattinson) Production on screenwriter-director Olivier Assayas' action-thriller Idol's Eye, which was to have starred two-time Oscar winner Robert De Niro (The Godfather: Part II, Raging Bull), Robert Pattinson (the Twilight movies, The Rover), and Oscar winner Rachel Weisz (The Constant Gardener), has been shut down, officially due to financing woes. Michael Benaroya's Beverly Hills-based Benaroya Pictures announced the bad news earlier today, November 3, 2014. “Due to the criteria for financing not being met by producers, Benaroya Pictures has formally decided to discontinue financing the motion picture titled Idol's Eye. The company cannot continue to put its investment at risk and has been forced to stop cash flowing [to] the production. “This is something all of us wanted to avoid, but due to the producers missing »
- Zac Gille
A few months ago we got a thirty second clip of Hannah riding her bike, but now we're getting a significantly more immersive look inside the upcoming fourth season of Girls, even if it only tops out at two minutes. While I generally love and respect the show, I've gotta admit that I'm encouraged by the bit about them "making smarter choices." Don't get me wrong, I don't want the show to be boring, I just think I'm a little tired of them all being sort of awful to each other. So if Lena Dunham and company can find a way to wring a comparable amount of conflict out of slightly different scenarios, I'm all for it. This Girls Season 4 teaser features footage from the upcoming episodes in addition to a few interviews and gives us all too fleeting glimpses of upcoming guest stars Gillian Jacobs and Zachary Quinto. As always series regulars Jemima Kirke, »
- Evan Dickson
As expected, Girls season 4 will have growing pains, love triangles, and even more Marnie (Allison Williams) awkwardly singing in public places. Lena Dunham and her crew give us a taste of what we can expect in 2015 with a new behind-the-scenes preview.
In a nutshell, Lena says this season consists of “the girls making smarter choices and realizing that life is still hard.” Wait, wait, will they be wearing their big girl pants now and totally have their shit together?! Say it ain’t so!
Luckily, it looks like there are still hot messes o’plenty in the upcoming season. Marnie is the other woman, the parents of Shoshana (Zosia Mamet) come into play, and Adam (Adam Driver) is as beautiful as ever, making it harder for Hannah to decide whether or not to leave New York for the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. But don’t worry, Elijah (Andrew Rannells) and Hannah »
- Taylor Ferber
The new promo for the upcoming season of girls gives us a lot to take in: Shoshanna's mom played by Ana Gasteyer, Hannah heading to Iowa, and, most terrifyingly of all, Marnie offering to rap. "If you guys are really lucky maybe I'll scat for you, do a little rap," she says during a performance with Desi, with whom she is performing/having an affair. Oh, Marnie, no. Lena Dunham explains that the fourth season is "the girls making smarter choices and realizing that life is still hard." Hannah goes to the Iowa Writers' Workshop, concerned about how her relationship with Adam will fare, »
- Esther Zuckerman
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