A week ago we learned that author JK Rowling would be releasing a new short story on Hallowe’en from the world of Harry Potter which focuses on the villainous Dolores Umbridge (who first appeared in the novel Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix). Welp, it’s Hallowe’en and Rowling‘s story is LIVE on her official website Pottermore. This new short story is really more of a biography of the character … and it does include information that may be spoilery if you haven’t read all of the Harry Potter books. Click below to read an excerpt of this new JK Rowling story titled The Story of Dolores Jane Umbridge and get your NEW FIX of new Harry Potter lore. More »
Despite the reports that her doctors want to keep her in their watchful medical care for at least the next year, a hearing officer at the psychiatric facility where Amanda Bynes was being treated decided to release her from the 5150 involuntary hold that was placed on her and let her walk out of the hospital on her own. As a result, Amanda spent her night last night roaming Sunset Blvd. in search of food and a hotel that would let her spend the night. Apparently, she was turned down from more than one hotel. Ugh. More »
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So I’m in the middle of writing an article about a show I’m calling the “Most Important New Show of 2014,” because I found Amazon’s Transparent to be an absolutely amazing series. One small thing I’m writing about is the significance of water in the show—how it represents both tragedy (i.e. drowning) and sexuality (i.e. “sploosh”). For that reason, I was so into last night’s Scandal—that opening scene with Olivia swimming/fucking/Daddy issue-ing all over the place reminded me of how brilliant the writing can be sometimes (gave me all sorts of eros/thanatos vibes—always a good thing). So click inside for more!
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Yesterday Entertainment Weekly magazine gave us our first look at the cast of the new sequel/reboot/whatever movie Terminator: Genisys … but they held off on showing us what original Terminator star Arnold Schwarzenegger will look like in the movie … until today. Click below to get your first look at 67-year old Ahhhnold back in the role that made him an action movie superstar and see if YOU buy him as a menacing robot from the future hellbent on the destruction of mankind again. More »
Miley Cyrus has just been revealed as the next celebrity spokesmodel for the MAC Cosmetics Viva Glam campaign (which, as you may know, is a line of cosmetics that raises money for and awareness of AIDS research), taking over from current celebrity spokesmodel Rihanna. Miley posted the first promo photo from her upcoming Viva Glam ad campaign on her official Twitter profile and revealed that the company will be releasing her own lipstick as well. Click below to get your first look at Miley as the new face of Viva Glam. More »
About a month ago, we got to check out new promo images of Allison Williams and Christopher Walken in character as Peter Pan and Captain Hook respectively as they will appear in the upcoming NBC holiday broadway musical event Peter Pan Live!, which will air on the network live on December 4. Today we get to see the first promo video for the musical special. This video is not really a trailer, per se, as it features more behind the scenes footage from the promo photoshoots but it does give us our first look at the actors in character, in real life. Personally, I’m still not at all impressed with what we’ve seen of Peter Pan Live! but, to be fair, we really haven’t seen much so … I’ll reserve judgement. What do you think?
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Last night I made my way down to Santa Ana, CA to see Marilyn Manson in concert at The Observatory to kick off my Hallowe’en weekend. MM is playing a string of shows here in SoCal this weekend but because I’m leaving for NYC in a few hours, last night’s show in Santa Ana was the only one I would be in town to attend. I haven’t been impressed with MM shows in many years but I keep going to his concerts in the hopes that he will wow me a bit … or at least remind me of the good ol’ days back in the ’90s when Marilyn Manson was a great live act. I can’t say that last night’s show was one of his better ones … but I can say that I was glad that I went. More »
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We announced recently that PITNBr Iris is now (and henceforth forever more/until she gets too fancy for us) The PITNB intern Iris. Lemme tell you about Iris. She’s kind of a big deal, and she has been saving my life over the past couple of weeks, helping out with #TBT, awesome galleries (like the Celebrity Hallowe’en Costumes, which I love), and now handling much of our Facebook stuff. Last week I asked her to help me find some creepy Throwback music videos for Hallowe’en, and she came up with some great stuff. Click inside for more!
Back in August, we first learned that actor Matt Bomer had been added to the cast of American Horror Story: Freak Show in what was promised to be “one of the most disturbing things” that had ever been filmed for the series. Today, courtesy of Out magazine, we get our very first look at Matt in character on the show. Things are starting to pick up and get really good on Freak Show and if you are all caught up on the new season, then you will recognize the background setting featured in the photo of Matt below. In order to discuss this first photo properly, I’ll be talking about the show in what may be a spoilery way, so proceed below with caution. More »