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Keeping it mellow this go 'round but flashin' back to last year with Katy Perry, Russell Brand, Sonny, Cher and Gomez. Wishing you all a safe and #HappyHalloween!! Cc: @emilyschuman @geofuller @aplayfortoday @rp1313 @theryanadams A photo posted by Mandy Moore (@mandymooremm) on Oct 10, 2014 at 8:13am Pdt Adorably spooky! Mandy Moore shared a rare throwback picture of herself and rocker husband Ryan Adams via Instagram on Friday, Oct. 31. The couple — who typically shy away from drawing attention to their relationship — looked nearly unrecognizable as Morticia [...] »
Eric Decker tries to rally Jets fans on Twitter only to get jokes and insults, Bill Cosby‘s rape allegations cost him an interview, Michael Che has a bad defense to his senseless harassment joke, and more in Last Lap.
Being the brave soul that he is, wide receiver Eric Decker asked fans why they love the New York Jets on Twitter and got a mix of praise, jokes, and tweets like the one below. [CBS]
@EricDecker87 @nyjets I love the Jets because no matter how bad this team is, it always seems to get worst. #jetsdiehardfan
— Matt Bollen (@mrb4383) October 29, 2014
Queen Latifah and her team cancel a Bill Cosby interview due to his rape allegations. [Jezebel] SNL‘s Michael Che responds to criticism for responding to the viral NYC catcalling video with a joke. [Salon] AMC nears the close of a deal to the U.S. rights to Hugh Laurie and Tom Hiddleston »
- Taylor Ferber
Sweat The Small Stuff is back this evening, so we're looking forward to lots of new sweats and challenges with Nick Grimshaw, Rochelle Humes and Melvin O'Doom. Most importantly, will they be able to top the previous series? Well, to celebrate the show's return, we caught up with the trio to find out about their dream guests, awkward guest moments, their own personal sweats and much more...
1. Nick actually feels quite guilty about some of the challenges.
"I feel bad because I obviously don't come up with those challenges," he said. "It'll be like, 'Okay, so just make them do this'. It's like I've done it and they'll be really horrible." One thing both he and Rochelle feel particularly guilty about is the time when they found girls Melvin had dated - and read out the texts.
"I didn't know until we arrived there that day that we were going to do that, »
Russell Brand has been on a short break from his film and television work, but his latest project is uniting his on-screen comedic history with his passion for political activism. Director Michael Winterbottom has brought Brand on board for his new economics documentary, The Emperor's New Clothes. Winterbottom discussed the film and confirmed Brand's involvement last week on BBC Radio 4's Front Row. Clothes will tackle the 2008 financial crisis through London and New York's banking centers. The film will use both traditional documentary style archival footage as well as comedy routines to help illustrate its points about how the »
- Jonathon Dornbush
Taylor Kitsch is “really excited” about being the latest A-lister to join True Detective season 2 and says creator Nic Pizzolatto reminded him of why he wanted to be an actor. [AdWeek] Former Scandal star Columbus Short skipped a mandatory court hearing yesterday, causing the judge to issue a warrant for his arrest. [Young Hollywood] Kelli Garner has been cast as Marilyn Monroe in Lifetime’s upcoming miniseries. [Us Weekly] Kim Kardashian played herself on last night’s episode of 2 Broke Girls. [Vulture] Russell Brand says he’s “not interested in making money anymore.” Must be nice, huh? [Financial Times] Benedict Cumberbatch has a strut as fierce as Yoncé. [Yahoo!] Mark Ruffalo hints that Avengers: Age of Ultron could involve some romance for the Hulk. [Moviefone] Juan Pablo »
- Taylor Ferber
The Emperor's New Clothes will be a political documentary about the social differences that led to the financial crisis.
Winterbottom will direct the film, which will be a mixture of comedy, archive footage and interviews.
Brand hopes to show how "the people at the bottom are paying for the luxuries of those at the top", according to producers StudioCanal.
The comic will present the documentary, while looking at financial centres in cities including London and New York.
Brand has taken to political activism in recent months, publishing the book Revolution in which he advocates the abolition of "corporate tyranny, ecological irresponsibility and economic inequality".
Speaking about the film on BBC Radio 4's Front Row last week, Winterbottom said: "It's about inequality and why the 1% seem to have so much and the rest of us not quite so much. »
Russell Brand is loving making the rounds promoting his latest book, the capitalism-and-establishment-bashing Revolution. "I'm enjoying this," he told the Financial Times' Lucy Kellaway during a recent lunchtime sit-down. "I used to do interviews where I'd just talk about Katy Perry." But since he brought up romance, Kellaway then tried to ask him about his most recent flame, Jemima Khan, but it took her a while to remember her name. The reporter jokingly chalked her forgetfulness up to old age. "You're not old. Well, I'll tell you this; I think you're a very beautiful woman," she quoted Brand in her article." There's moments when you spasm into »
The polemical doc will include documentary, interviews, archive footage and comedy.
Robinson Crusoe is told from the perspective of Crusoe’s dear companion Tuesday, an outgoing parrot who dreams of discovering the world.
Both titles are currently in production.
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Andreas Wiseman)
Brit comedian Russell Brand and director Michael Winterbottom will join forces on “The Emperor’s New Clothes,” a docu feature expose of the financial crisis which, with Ben Stassen’s “Robinson Crusoe,” a family-targeting riff on the classic, rep the new titles on Studiocanal’s AFM lineup.
Brand has never made a secret of his political leanings, and has been promoting his latest book “Revolution,” whose proceeds will go to creating non-profit social enterprises that “represent an alternative to some of the systems that we currently labor under,” will join Winterbottom. one of Britain’s most prolific and most European of quality directors, for what Studiocanal described Monday as a “polemical” documentary about the financial crisis exposing the gross contempo social inequalities.
Produced by Revolution Films, Winterbottom’s longterm partnership with Andrew Eaton, “New Clothes” will mix documentary – interviews, archival footage and comedy – with Brand taking the spectator from the »
- John Hopewell and Elsa Keslassy
While in the U.S. Russell Brand is still mostly viewed as an eccentric British import, perhaps best known for playing the blurred out rocker Aldous Snow in "Forgetting Sarah Marshall" and "Get Him To The Greek," he's a bonafide star in the UK. The comedian, author, and actor has more recently made headlines for a different kind of work in front of camera. Via YouTube, he's launched "The Trews" (a mashup of True News), wherein Brand pontificates on the issues of the day in his own unique manner. Recently taking to railing against the current economic and political machinations of the Western world, Brand reveals he's ready to give up his day job to pursue his beliefs full time. In a recent talk with The Financial Times, promoting his new book "Revolution," Brand, a millionaire who was chauffeured to the interview, says that dollars and cents don't mean much to him. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Almost every time Russell Brand opens his mouth, something stupid and offensive comes out. He mocked a black conservative for not acting or sounding black enough, wore an Osama Bin Laden costume on September 12th, 2001 and said that 9/11 attacks were an inside job, urged banks and businesses to cut ties with Israel, said voting is a waste of time, and much much more. Now that Brand is promoting his book "Revolution," he revealed that he is quitting acting because he's sick of making money. "It makes me scared if I think about money too much, then it makes me feel guilty," he explained. Part of this feeling comes from the fact that he hates government, businesses, rich people and believes the economy is an illusion. In fact, he has been recommending that people stop paying taxes. Meanwhile, Brand hopes to have your support as he considers a run for London »
In case if you haven.t heard, Russell Brand is over politics. He.s over the political system. He.s over Capitalism. He doesn.t vote. The British comedian recommends people band together and stop paying taxes. In short, he.s over the way society functions, and as such, he.s apparently done making Hollywood movies. As part of a makeshift promotional tour for his Revolution and for his new book, fittingly entitled Revolution, Russell Brand had lunch with a reporter from The Financial Times, and during the conversation, he admitted he.s probably not going to act anymore because he.s sick of the feeling that making money gives him. "It makes me scared if I think about money too much, then it makes me feel guilty. The only thing I tell the people who look after my money is, .Make sure my fucking taxes are 100 per cent legitimately »
Katy Perry's boyfriend Diplo is a baby daddy times two, it appears his former girlfriend is pregnant again. The DJ and music producer and his former flame Kathryn Lockhart are having a second child together, a sibling for their four-year-old son, Lockett. It is thought Kathryn was ''newly pregnant'' when Diplo - real name is Wesley Pentz - began dating Katy in April this year. A source told the New York Daily News newspaper's Confidenti@l column: ''She's due in the next couple of weeks. Her friends recently had a baby shower for her. She and Wes aren't together, but he's actively involved in (Lockett's) life.'' The news comes just weeks after Katy - who was married to comic Russell Brand for 14 months until December 2011 and has dated lothario John Mayer in the past - was said to be feeling ''in control'' of the relationship and keen to keep their blossoming romance ''undercover''. »
Madeleine Albright is a force to be reckoned with in politics … and apparently on Twitter as well!
Conan O’Brien came up with what he probably considered to be a super clever and witty Halloween costume.
I picked out my Halloween costume. I’m going as “Slutty Madeleine Albright.”
— Conan O'Brien (@ConanOBrien) October 23, 2014
Except what the late night talk show host didn’t realize was that the first female U.S. Secretary of State saw his idea and replied with a comeback no one could have ever expected.
.@ConanOBrien I'm considering going as hunky Conan O'Brien - but that might be too far fetched.
— Madeleine Albright (@madeleine) October 23, 2014
News: Twitter »
Russell Brand certainly put his foot in his mouth this time… The comedian has caused major backlash after he admitted that he's "open-minded" about 9/11 conspiracy theories during an interview with BBC's Newsnight. "We have to remain open-minded to any kind of possibility," Brand told host Evan Davis. "Do you trust the American government? Do you trust the British government? What I do think is very interesting is the relationship that the Bush family have had for a long time with the bin Laden family." He continued, "What I do think is very interesting is the way then even the BBC report the events in Ottawa to subtly build an anti-Islamic narrative. I »
"There's never been a good time for me to go back when it wouldn't cause some commotion or something," he said. "But hopefully I'll get to do a movie there and then just slip in.
"It's amazing how little disguises help and then how ridiculous you feel once you've been found in a disguise."
He also revealed that his proudest moment has nothing to do with his film roles, but is in fact being taught to dance.
"I was the blankest canvas my dance teacher had ever seen," he said. "He taught me to dance, I owe it all to him.
"I don't boast about stuff generally »
Russell Brand has made another memorable appearance on BBC Two's Newsnight, largely refusing to engage with the line of questioning from host Evan Davis and also admitting controversially that he is "open-minded" about the culprits behind the 9/11 attacks.
Brand was appearing on the flagship BBC show to promote his new book Revolution and also used the opportunity to plug his YouTube vlogger series The Trews.
The raucous interview's most talked-about moment came when Brand was asked about comments in his book that suggested the American government can't be ruled out as being behind the Twin Towers attacks.
"I think it is interesting at this time when we have so little trust in our political figures, where ordinary people have so little trust in their media, we have to remain open-minded to any kind of possibility," said Brand.
Russell Brand responds »
Entertainment Weekly just gave us a chilling new visual from "Into the Woods" with Johnny Depp in costume as the Wolf. Sigh. Dear God. Take a look. We had these ten reactions. 1. "Into the Woods" is going to feel like an Evanescence video directed by Tim Burton. 2. I'm guessing the Wolf's parents are a Steven Tyler mic stand and a Stevie Nicks yard sale. 3. Can Russell Brand or Keith Richards sue Johnny Depp? Do they have to sue each other first? 4. When did Johnny Depp become an airbrushed Mickey Rourke? 5. I think he's about to cry. 6. Little Red Riding Hood is looking at us like, "Can you believe I'm supposed to be scared of this freakish art dealer?" 7. Furry sleeves? He looks like Unfrozen Caveman Lawyer dyed turquoise. 8. You know Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter sit around dreading the day they'll have to play each other. 9. It's so easy »
- Louis Virtel
Mark Duplass has been confirmed as one of four daily keynote speakers at SXSW.
Organisers at the festival in Austin, Texas have also announced the scheduled of Conversations, panels and workshops that will take place during SXSW, which runs March 13-21, 2015.
“SXSW Film’s conference sessions, known for their breadth and quality, lead the conversations about our rapidly changing industry,” said head of SXSW film Janet Pierson.
“We are thrilled that Mark Duplass is one of our keynote speakers because he personifies the SXSW ideal by working energetically as an actor, writer, director and producer of electric work, across film, television and web series.
“Also exciting is our expanded Convergence programming, allowing for a diversity not possible anywhere else. Convergence gives registrants more ease in exploring the intersection of Interactive, Film and Music.”
- email@example.com (Jeremy Kay)
SXSW Film named Mark Duplass one of the first daily keynotes speakers to appear at next year's festival, held March 13-22, 2015 in Austin, Texas. See photos: 11 Leaders Who Are Changing Hollywood: TheWrap's Innnovators 2014 (Photos) The star of “The League” will be featured among over 60 sessions discussing film, music and techology. The festival is also expanding its convergence programming, where discussions will include topics straddling the cultural and technological intersection at the center of SXSW. Other speakers at the festival will be Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton, producer Brian Grazer and comedian Russell Brand. “Our convergence programming exists throughout the event, »
- Gina Hall
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