At last!! At long last I finally got to see the Miyazaki film The Wind Rises in the original Japanese in a movie theater after many months of unsuccessful attempts. Back in late Summer when Adriana and I decided to visit Tokyo, Japan over our Xmas holiday, I decided that I wanted to see The Wind Rises (which will stand as Hayao Miyazaki‘s final film due to retirement) before we made our way to Japan. The film was always scheduled for a February release here in the US in dubbed English version but I insist on seeing Miyazaki‘s films in the original Japanese. It turns out that the film did show here in LA for a week last Fall (for Oscar eligibility) but I somehow missed seeing it. I then hoped I would be able to see it in Japan but by the time we visited, it was already out of theaters. Just last Wednesday night, I was planning to see the film with Darion … but because of my ignorance, I missed that showing as well. Yesterday afternoon, at long last, I got my shizz together and met up with Emma and Josh for a showing of The Wind Rises — a film that I loved entirely. More »
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Earlier today we learned that the 2014 Golden Raspberry Awards were handed out last night to honor Hollywood’s worst but right now, we are reminded of the importance of honoring Hollywood’s indie-est. The Film Independent Spirit Awards were also handed out yesterday in a ceremony in Santa Monica, CA and as you can see in the gallery presented here, quite a few Oscar favorites walked home with award trophies. 12 Years a Slave was the big winner at the Independent Spirit Awards this year, taking home 5 awards … including Best Feature, Best Directing, Best Supporting Actress (YAY! Lupita Nyong’o) and more. Click thru the gallery to see some of the happy winners posing with their Independent Spirit awards yesterday and then click below to see the full list of 2014 winners. More »
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Academy Award-nominated actress Lupita Nyong’o has been on an amazing streak for the past few months, ever since the world got to see her stunning performance in the Academy Award-nominated film 12 Years a Slave last year. As you may recall, we celebrated her 31st birthday here on the blog yesterday. It turns out that Lupita did a lot of celebrating last night, celebrations that included friends old and new. Today we get to see a new photo of Lupita hanging out with infamous photographer Terry Richardson … which doesn’t really sit well with me very much, I gotta say. Lupita, as always, looks divine in this new photo … Terry, well, he looks like he can’t wait to get her in his studio … hmmm. More »
Each year, on the night before the Academy Awards are handed out, an awards ceremony is held in Hollywood that “honors” the worst films and actors of the year. As you may recall, the pre-nominations for the 2014 Golden Raspberry Awards were announced in January (because the Razzies are such serious business, they have to announce the pre-nominations before the actual nominations) and last night, the actual awards were given out to the worst of the worst in film. Movie 43 was named the Worst Picture of the year and also walked away with two other awards. After Earth, starring father and son duo Will and Jaden Smith, was also honored with 3 Razzie Awards. Read on to learn which other films and actors walked away with Golden Raspberry trophies last night. More »
Yesterday we learned the happy news that proud parents Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale welcomed the birth of their third child together, a third son. At the initial reporting of the baby’s birth, no name was officially reported. Shortly thereafter, Gavin announced to the world the name of his newborn son with Gwen. Like the couple’s older children, Kingston James McGregor and Zuma Nesta Rock, baby #3 also has an interesting 3 names. His first name is the game of a Greek god and his two other names were inspired by his grandmothers’ maiden names. Click below to learn the name of Gwen and Gavin‘s third son. More »
Bay City, Michigan — the place where Madonna was born and raised — is working on a way to honor the world’s greatest female popstar. Plans are in the works to erect a sign in Bay City that will signal to visitors that their fair city is Her Royal Madgesty‘s birthplace. At this point, the sign isn’t yet ready for display … but the sign will look exactly like the other green and white signs that you can see all over the state. Read on to learn more about how Bay City plans to honor its most-famous citizen. More »
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Earlier this week we got to hear 3 unreleased demo songs that were produced by Danja for Britney Spears but were never used in any official capacity. Today we get to hear another demo song, this one produced by Bloodshy and Avant (the geniuses responsible for Toxic), that was also never used on an official release. As I understand it, Bloodshy and Avant worked up this song, I’ll Remember You, for Britney Jean but for whatever reason, it didn’t make the cut. The song has been reworked into a version called simply You and will be released by a different artist … which TOTALLY SUCKS because, IMHO, this song would’ve sounded great on Britney Jean. Click the video embedded above to hear this demo song in full. Keep in mind, it sounds a bit pitchy and tinny because it’s just a demo but you can deffo hear the potential for it to have been a great song for our dear Britney. Sigh. Ah well.
Earlier today we got to see that EPICALLY AWESOME photo of former Buffy the Vampire Slayer co-stars and GEEK LEGENDS Sarah Michelle Gellar and David Boreanaz all cozied up in a cute photo that they snapped on the set of Boreanaz‘s TV series Bones. Right now, we get to check out excerpts from an Ask Me Anything interview that SMG did on Reddit earlier this week. I know, I know … I should be shot for being so lax in posting this news but … I have no excuse, I suck. But, better later than never, right? In case you missed it, click below to read some of the questions asked of SMG by fans from all around the world and read SMG‘s answers. More »
It’s been a long time since Amanda Bynes has posted an update on her official Twitter profile … in fact, the last time we heard from her on the social network, it was last September and she posted a message about Drake. Today, for the first time in months, Amanda has updated her Twitter account with a new message to her followers. Unlike the erratic and disturbing messages that she used to post last year, this new update is measured and pretty benign. Click below to read Amanda‘s newest tweet and find out what she’s been up to for the past few weeks. More »
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