11 items from 2014
Fasten your seat belts. Lena Dunham’s first book is just two-and-a-half months away. Before and after the release of her essay collection, “Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She's ‘Learned,’” the writer-director-actress will take a cross-country promo tour. But she's making it more fun by pulling in some promo partners. Appropriately titled “Not That Kind of Tour,” the three-week-long series will feature, besides the usual readings, discussions, Q & As and signed books, in EW’s words, an “absurdly amazing” set of talent. Besides "Girls" co-writer Jenni Konner and co-star Jemima Kirke, there's writer-director Miranda July, comedian Amy Schumer ("Inside Amy Schumer," Judd Apatow's upcoming "Trainwreck"), and actress-musician Carrie Brownstein ("Portlandia"). Creative types looking for exposure take note: Dunham has created an open call on her website, allowing talent to perform opening-act duties where »
- Nick Newman
Plastic surgery is no stranger to people in Hollywood and everyone knows that! But do you know who has actually admitted to going under the knife? The answers may surprise you! While these celebs liked their procedures, Botched plastic surgeons Dr. Terry Dubrow and Dr. Paul Nassif transform patients who didn't like their past procedures and work their magic to make them feel beautiful. From Sharon Osbourne's breast implants to NeNe Leakes's many surgeries and Kathie Lee Gifford's Today procedure, some of these celeb admissions will shock you. Click on the images below to see the celeb's Before and After photos and decide if they look better or worse! Tune-in for an »
Espn does the Espy awards on the one dead sports day of the calendar year, when none of the professional sports leagues play. The party schedule is much less restricted. Before and after the coronation of Richard Sherman's rant, Lebron James‘ homecoming, the NFL bullying scandal, the champion L.A. Kings, Red Sox, Seahawks, Spurs, Jameis Winston and feel-good U.S. Men's Soccer team, here are the best invites and parties on the sidelines over the next three days. *Top Invite*: Body at ESPYs Lure Nightclub Tuesday, 9 p.m. Travis and Lyn-z Pastrana audition for MTV's “Buckwild”. (Espn) S. »
- Mikey Glazer
On the E! series Botched, Beverly Hills plastic surgeons Dr. Terry Dubrow and Dr. Paul Nassif use their amazing skills to transform patients from botched to beautiful. From noses, to breasts and even vaginas, the doctors have made mind-blowing reconstructions for their patients thus far. Not only are these doctors helping the physical appearance and health of their patients, they are making them happier than they've ever been. Click on the images below to see the amazing Before and After photos of the Botched patients so far this season. Tune-in for an all-new episode of Botched this Sunday at 10/9c! »
We get to see a lot of computer generated special effects breakdowns these days, but nothing like this. Today I came across a video showing the before and after shots from Steven Spielberg‘s Jurassic Park. While the film is known as one of the first blockbuster films to extensively employ computer generated effects, there are […]
- Peter Sciretta
“May we live without destruction
May we look to tomorrow with hope
May peace and light return to us”
Thus is the prayer the Japanese around the country sing in harmony to befell a giant lizard.
Before the giant, reptillian explanation for seven mysteriously vanished ships lumbers over Odo Island in 1954′s Godzilla, the mysterious, legendary origins of such a monster are whispered by the natives. Like Kong before him, women were sacrificed to the king of the monsters to spare the community another day. The first scientists to speak on the threat sound more like cryptozoologists, likening its existence to that of a Yeti. As it turns out, they’re all half-right.
Unlike the lead of 1998′s much-maligned U.S. remake, Godzilla is not a monster borne of radiation, but instead drawn out by it. The missing link between the Jurassic and Cretaceous period, Godzilla has been living in »
- Kenny Hedges
Last month, we thought it would be fun to reach out to a few of our friends in the genre, in order to bring you readers an article all about our favorite horror scores. The reception and the contributions exceeded our expectations, so when it was mentioned that “you should do a sequel to that article”, naturally, the next step would be just that: Sequels. So, we asked a few more friends, as well as some of the Icons gang, to give you a few words about our favorite scores to horror sequels. Enjoy! -Jerry
Rob G. (Co-Creator, Icons Of Fright; Host, Killer Pov): Psycho III
For me, Carter Burwell’s original score for Psycho III is one of the best film soundtracks to a sequel ever. Bold words, I know! After all, considering the history of composers behind the Psycho franchise. You can’t think of Psycho without »
- Jerry Smith
Dylan O’Brien says that he almost didn’t get his Maze Runner role because he had “MTV hair.” But to me, the money part of the article is that he’s developed a Will Poulter bromance thing on the set much like he has with his Teen Wolf costars. When Will passes by and yells “I love you Dylan.” Dylan explains “That’s Will. He’s my boyfriend here. You have to latch onto somebody while you’re working. It is a little bit like prison, what we do here.”
Did you know getting your balls squeezed too hard can kill you?
The U.S. Army is really cracking down on tattoos. About all that’s left that are legal are skinny tribal bands. At least »
- Ed Kennedy
This past weekend celebrated the annual Avn (Adult Video News) Award Show in beautiful Las Vegas, Nevada. For those unaware, the Avn awards are like the Academy Awards for pornography. The Avn awards are one of the most inclusive award shows on the market and the technicality of the show possesses a display of audio and visual pageantry that rivals anything the Oscars put on our television screens. While female actresses in pornography tend to become household names, (Jenna Jameson or Traci Lords anyone?) male performers tend to go under the radar or are treated as headless torsos in the framing of the movie. The AVNs pay special attention to its star performers, and this year the ‘Best Actor’ was won by a man in one of the greatest horror porn parodies I’ve ever seen.
Tommy Pistol is no stranger to horror porn parodies, or horror films in general. »
- BJ Colangelo
As Steve McQueen's Oscar favourite 12 Years a Slave opens at cinemas, Sarah Churchwell returns to the 1853 memoir that inspired it – one of many narratives that exposed the brutal truth about slavery, too long ignored or sentimentalised by Hollywood
In 1825 a fugitive slave named William Grimes wrote an autobiography in order to earn $500 to purchase freedom from his erstwhile master, who had discovered his whereabouts in Connecticut and was trying to remand Grimes back into slavery. At the end of his story the fugitive makes a memorable offer: "If it were not for the stripes on my back which were made while I was a slave, I would in my will, leave my skin a legacy to the government, desiring that it might be taken off and made into parchment, and then bind the constitution of glorious happy and free America." Few literary images have more vividly evoked the hypocrisy »
- Sarah Churchwell
The stars are ready for 2014! Some of the biggest A-listers shared their excitement for the new year and the end of the old via Twitter on Tuesday, Dec. 31. Before and after the ball dropped in Times Square in NYC, stars fled to social media to spread well wishes, and to welcome 2014 with a bang. Among those to write one of their last messages of 2013 included Britney Spears, Simon Cowell, Adele, Kim Kardashian and Conan O'Brien. Read on for their reactions, and others: Miley Cyrus: [...] »
11 items from 2014
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