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Knowing when to admit you’re wrong is a lesson Matt LeBlanc puts to use in a teaser for the fifth and final season of Showtime’s Episodes that also doubles as a cheeky riff a certain network’s “The More You Know” PSA campaign.
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In this installment of “The Matt You Know,” the fictional LeBlanc apologizes to Pucks creators Sean and Beverly for being a real… turd over the years, as symbolized by his gift to them — a giant, upholstered poo.
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Aside from the fact that today is National Kissing Day, we have great news for you: Match.com and Colourpop have teamed up to create your new favorite lipstick — and you’re hearing about it here first.
After surveying 3,000 Match and ColourPop singles from across the country, the two brands determined that not only do 30% of women feel sexier while wearing red lipstick, but they’ve also had more success landing a first kiss while wearing lipstick. So in an effort to make both of those things easier, the two brands just collaborated on the perfect matte raspberry red hue, »
- Jillian Ruffo
Emma Withington reviews The Town of Light…
In present day Italy, you stand before the gates of the ‘Ospedale Psichiatrico di Volterra’. Abandoned and decrepit, Volterra Asylum looms into view. The Charcot building is imposing, oppressive, and just so happens to be where you were processed…in 1942. Whispers of the past rustle through the trees and echo throughout the seemingly infinite, desolate corridors. Who are you Renée? Who were you?
When we visited the ruins of Volterra Asylum back in April, we spoke of The Town of Light’s purpose as an interactive experience. Not as a game to be ‘enjoyed’ in the traditional sense, but as a journey through the eyes of deeply affected patient Renée. T, which seeks to address the stigma associated with mental illness. Looking toward games which have embraced the first-person adventure experience for similar purposes, we have been taken on a beautiful journey through »
- Emma Withington
While Gal Gadot is undeniably the star of Wonder Woman (it's right there in the title), another Amazonian goddess may catch your eye in the new superhero film. Hippolyta is queen of the Amazons, and she's very protective over her daughter, Princess Diana. Her steely stare could turn an ocean into a series of icebergs, and she's played by a women who you've very likely seen elsewhere. Actress Connie Nielsen hails from Denmark. She got her start in the late '80s, making the transition from Danish TV to American films in the '90s. She scored a smaller part in 1997's The Devil's Advocate, but she probably first caught your attention as Mrs. Calloway in Rushmore, Lucilla in Gladiator (pictured below), or Nina in One Hour Photo. However, if you're like me, you know her best as Dani Beck, the detective who momentarily replaces Olivia Benson as Elliot Stabler's partner on Law & Order: Svu. »
- Maggie Pehanick
One of the first names that comes to mind when you think of heroes of the Hindi film industry, he is one of the biggest and most enduring stars in India and has legions of fans from all over the globe. He has created some of the most iconic characters in the canon and has portrayed roles that range from romantic, funny, tragic, disturbed, dark and even some who have all of those qualities and more. We are, of course, talking about the incomparable Shah Rukh Khan.
His newest release is the drama Raees, a fictitious story set in Gujarat, India during early 1980 into the 1990’s. Directed by National Film Award winner Rahul Dholakia, the film explores how the main character, Raees’ relationships and hard work helped him build an entire empire from scratch, and made him the single most powerful man in the state. However, every controversial leader has his foil. »
- Stacey Yount
When 94-year-old Amy Craton accepted her diploma earlier this week, she become one of the world’s oldest college graduates — and she couldn’t be more proud of the big accomplishment.
“You can’t live without knowledge!” Craton tells People. “Education is living.”
The grandmother of 12 earned her Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing and English from Southern New Hampshire University’s online program. And Snhu president Paul LeBlanc flew to Craton’s home-state of Hawaii on Monday to present her with the certificate.
Craton donned a traditional lei for the graduation celebration, where friends and family gathered to support her. »
- Rose Minutaglio
Image Source: Getty / Michael Stewart Even if you're as obsessed with Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Hilarie Burton's romance as we are, you might be surprised by this tidbit: they were on a show together. No, Morgan didn't appear on One Tree Hill. Burton also didn't turn up on Supernatural at any point (though star Jensen Ackles did introduce the two). Rather, both stars were on the second season of Halle Berry's CBS series Extant, the sci-fi drama that ran from 2014 to 2015. Morgan played a (supersexy) bounty hunter named Jd: Image Source: CBS Burton was a recurring cast member, playing government operative Anna: Image Source: CBS They didn't really cross paths on the show, but at least they could hang out on the set. Burton also got to reunite with her Oth costar, Tyler Hilton, who was a regular on Extant. Another fun fact: both made short (but memorable) appearances on Grey's Anatomy! »
- Maggie Pehanick
After watching the first episode of Netflix's A Series of Unfortunate Events, I had one very admittedly stupid question: is Sunny played by a real baby? I know, I know, I sound like an idiot. But clearly the effects team uses CGI for Sunny's facial expressions - and when she voraciously chews on wood. So is Sunny a doll, or is Malina Weissman, who plays Violet, really toting around a baby? We caught up with the actress and her onscreen brother at a press day for Netflix and just asked them. Popsugar: This might sound like a dumb question, but when you guys were shooting the scenes with Sunny, was she actually there? Or was it a body double of some kind? Malina Weissman: Yeah, she's awesome. I love Presley [Smith], she's so cute. She was awesome, a really good baby. Sometimes when we had to look somewhere, she would look the same place. »
- Maggie Pehanick
Hearst has taken a majority stake in Litton Entertainment, an independent TV distributor that specializes in children’s programming and family-friendly fare.
Litton, based in Charleston, S.C., has been headed for more than 20 years by president-ceo Dave Morgan, a well-known executive in the syndication and TV station world who worked at Hearst early in his career. Hearst CEO Steve Swartz announced the deal on Friday with Hearst Television president Jordan Wertlieb.
“We’ve known Dave since the early days of his career with Hearst and have admired the first-class brand of Litton Entertainment that he and his team have built over the years,” Wertlieb said. “Providing quality, family-friendly programming to viewers is an important tenet of Hearst Television and adding Litton’s assets and expertise to our company through this partnership will be a terrific complement to our business.”
The deal is expected to close on Feb. 1. Hearst’s interest in Litton signals Hearst’s interest »
- Cynthia Littleton
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