A really fun feature of JK Rowling‘s official website for Harry Potter fans is that users get to be sorted into one of the four houses at Hogwart’s School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. When you sign up to join Pottermore, you click on the Sorting Hat and it tells you which house you belong in — Gryffindor (the good guys), Slytherin (the bad guys), Hufflepuff (the other guys) or Ravenclaw (ditto). Actor Tom Felton famously played Draco Malfoy of nefarious house Slytherin in the Harry Potter movies but when he signed up for Pottermore yesterday, he was sorted into the heroic house Gryffindor … much to his disdain. He complained aloud about the matter on Twitter … and author JK Rowling replied. More »
"It’s very different.”
FX Networks CEO John Landgraf gave an interview to TV Line at the Television Critics Association press tour over the weekend about the future of their TV sereis American Horror Story. According to Landgraf, show creator/writer Ryan Murphy is planning a “big reinvention” for the forthcoming 5th season of the show … which, IMHO, is a big relief. For the most part, AHS has been an entertaining series with highs and lows. The current season of AHS, titled Freak Show, started out with great promise but has turned, IMHO, into a horrible waste of time. Waste. Of. Time. Landgraf doesn’t give too much information about the changes coming to AHS but the fact that a “huge reinvention” is coming is very good news to me. More »
NSFW and pretty hilarious
Binge-watching Girls was definitely a highlight of 2014 for me. After all the hype, pomp, and circumstance, I finally got to see what all the fuss was about—and I fell in love. So, I’m excited for the upcoming season, which premieres on HBO, January 11, 2014. Peep the video to see what the girls and guys are up to. Apparently, they’ll be doing a little growing up… sort of. Plus, lots of fun guest stars including my girl Natasha Lyonne. Peep the video for more! Also, JESSSSS!
"The world will be full of fear."
For the past few weeks, Sony Pictures has been reeling from a massive computer hack that has resulted in the release of embarrassing emails among studio executives, confidential information regarding employee personal information, the leaking of full movies not yet released in theaters and more. Yesterday afternoon, a serious threat that made reference to September 11 was made by anonymous persons (believed to be the hackers, possibly connected to North Korea) against the studio that resulted in the decision to cancel the NYC premiere of the movie The Interview. The Interview, as you may know, is a comedic film starring James Franco and Seth Rogen that features the fictional assassination of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. It is believed that the hack and the terrorist threat are the result of Sony‘s attempt to release this movie in theaters. More »
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" ... otherwise, they wouldn't cast me for the role."
Back in June we learned that Game of Thrones star Jason Momoa was cast in the role of Aquaman / Arthur Curry in a string of new DC Comics movies, including a stand-alone Aquaman movie set for release in 2018. Today we learn that Jason has revealed a bit more about his new role as the aquatic superhero at the Comic-Con Experience in São Paulo, Brazil this past weekend. Momoa reveals that he was cast as Aquaman way before the news came out but he was not able to talk about it at all. He also promises that his Aquaman will be “bad-ass”, which I totally believe. He couldn’t confirm nor deny an appearance in Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice but he did reveal a bit more new info about his new life as Aquaman. More »
In the couple years that Grumpy Cat has become a pop culture sensation, the wee kitty went from being a viral meme online to being the “author” of a book to becoming a “spokesperson” for a brand of cat food to having her own Lifetime made-for-TV movie. If you add all of that up, give or take, it turns out that Grumpy Cat has reportedly made over $100 million dollars … for her owner, Tabatha Bundesen. Let me repeat that … Grumpy Cat‘s owner has made OVER $100 MILLION DOLLARS by monetizing her cat in almost every way possible. Happy Monday, everyone! More »
'Golden Friends', actually
Jennifer Aniston was a guest on The Graham Norton Show a few days ago and she was asked, for the umpteenth millionth time, about the possibility of a Friends reunion … a topic that comes up again and again and again. This time around, tho, Jen had an answer for the question that could be taken as an off the cuff response that means nothing or as the most genius idea ever in the annals of television sitcom history. Jennifer‘s idea, should it ever come to be, is to hold off on reuniting the Friends cast until they reach the age of The Golden Girls characters and then have them come together for something along the lines of The Golden Friends. See? Genius. More »
PITNB's Weekly Discussion Forum
Okay. Let’s do this. I’ve been waiting for everyone to see this movie, since I got a chance to go to an early screening last week. FRIGGEN MOCKINGJAY. Let me tell you about my Hunger Games journey. I went to the first movie without having read any of the books. I thought, because the books were so YA popular, that I was going to be entertained, but not wildly impressed. I was wrong. I then read the first book, and was really amazed at how the story in the film seemed to stick so closely to the book. I haven’t read the other books yet, but I still LOVED Catching Fire, and I basically lost my mind/all control over my emotions when I saw Mockingjay, my favorite of the three. I really, really want to hear about everyone’s favorite moments from the film, so if you’ve seen it—or don’t mind HELLA HELLA SPOILERS— click inside for more!
She made it through the wilderness
30 years ago today, Madonna released her sophomore album — Like A Virgin — and became an overnight pop music and pop culture sensation. Madonna‘s self-titled debut album, released in 1983, introduced the young pop star to the world but it wasn’t until Like A Virgin came out that the world really began to sit up and take notice. Like A Prayer, the album she released in 1989, is widely viewed as Madonna‘s quintessential album and I can’t say that I disagree but for me, as a child of the ’80s who vividly remembers the impact that Virgin had on pop culture, Like A Virgin will forever be THE Madonna album of all Madonna album’s for me. Today it turns 30. Wow. More »
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