8 items from 2015
Bowser. Ganondorf. Ridley. Nintendo’s history is full of villains almost as recognizable and iconic as the company’s heroes. Some, like Wario, are more empathetic or misunderstood (you try living in the shadow of Mario and Luigi!) Others are downright evil, like Mother Brain or Ganondorf. Many give us thrills and chills every time they recur, while others only needed to appear once to be permanently cemented in gamers’ minds, like Majora. Regardless of anything else, however, all of these characters are bad. But there is one boss who is the baddest of the bad, one sinister Nintendo villain who overshadows all others in his acts of cruelty and inhumanity. While their heinous crimes bring tears and instill fear, there is no exultation that matches overthrowing this wicked tyrant. Doing so is no trivial task, however, it requires patience, dedication, and the ability to stare evil in the face, »
- Tim Maison
It's over. Engaged for less than two months, Karina Smirnoff and her fiancé Jason Adelman have called it quits. The former Dancing With the Stars pro, 37, has scrapped her plans to marry the actor, also 37. The American Dreams alum proposed to Smirnoff in mid-January, but their bliss did not last long. A source close to the couple confirms to Us Weekly that the split is official, and adds that it is "such a complicated mess." "It's a very sticky situation," the insider says. "[Smirnoff] won't discuss the [...] »
Will Estes emanates such an all-American appeal that he’s been getting cast as the sweet boy next door since he was a kid. He was Will in The New Lassie and Jj on American Dreams. For the past five seasons he’s been Jamie Reagan, the youngest son in a family of cops on CBS’ Blue Bloods. His character walks a beat, though his dad and grandfather (Tom Selleck and Len Cariou) worked their way through the ranks to the top spot. One older brother was killed on the job, another (Donnie Wahlberg) is a detective, and his sister (Bridget Moynahan) … Continue reading →
- Jacqueline Cutler
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Coppola first played Rand in the Season 2 episode “Little Angels,” in which the teenage daughter of a U.S. Navy Commander was kidnapped by what appeared to be a serial killer.
Her encore on the CBS drama will air sometime this spring.
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Anyone holding their breath for a From Justin to Kelly sequel (do those people exist?) should let out a giant exhale right about now.
Amid a press tour for her highly anticipated new album Piece By Piece, Kelly Clarkson just can't stop hating on her big screen debut. Turns out, she was very opposed to filming it in the first place.
Pics: Aww! Stars Share Pics of Their Cute Kids
Clarkson's tears weren't unfounded: the film, penned by Fuller's brother Kim, opened in 2003 to scathing reviews and only $2.7 million at the box office »
Eating One’s Way To Enlightenment: Gabbert Follows Gold Down A Rabbit-Hole Of Crucial Cultural Cuisine
Everyone in Los Angeles knows that Jonathan Gold is the man you look to for advice on where to score the tastiest tacos, slurp down the most flavorful pho or best bet to brave the culinary possibilities of the notoriously gelatinous hagfish. The man knows his way around the various indigenous subsets blooming from the borders of a city known to most by its obnoxious sprawl and Hollywood gleam, and with genuine regard for the melting pot of immigrant communities cultivating their native dishes throughout his hometown, he connects paying customers to those fine inborn cooks who woefully deserve their patronage. Paying tribute to the beloved L.A. Times’ food critic, Laura Gabbert’s unadorned documentary portrait, City of Gold, explores Jonathan’s unequaled ethos as a cultural writer with a decidedly reserved aesthetic »
- Jordan M. Smith
The cast of Full House seems to reunite on a bi-weekly basis at this point, yet we’re never any less excited when the gang decides to get back together.
The Tanners’ latest gathering came Saturday at a birthday party for show creator Jeff Franklin, with many of the original stars — John Stamos, Candace Cameron-Bure, Bob Saget, Lori Loughlin, Jodie Sweetin and Andrea Barber — in attendance.
There was even a sing-along of the Full House theme song, which Barber was kind enough to Instagram:
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The Angela Bassett-directed film is as much about Bobby Brown’s fall from grace as it is about Houston’s rise to stardom, chronicling the former R&B king’s drug addiction, musical aspirations and sexual indiscretions in vivid detail.
Then again, it’s only appropriate, considering Brown essentially called the shots in Houston’s life — at least according to the film — from the moment they first clicked that fateful night at the Soul Train Awards. From that point on, »
8 items from 2015
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