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It's important to acknowledge the fact that there at least 94 reasons to be in love with Seth Rogen. Picking just seven moments in his career to highlight is morally wrong on some level, so you'll have to forgive us and use this list as a jumping-off point for future YouTube perusals. Rogen's new movie Neighbors hits theaters this weekend and he and his co-star just made a great appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Rogen in drag doing the "Ew" skit was amazing, and here are seven other times we could not resist his charms.
1. The Esteemed Screenwriter of Star Whores
In the end, the Zack and Miri characters never got to make Star Whores. But hearing Rogen (as Zack) waxing poetic on the epic porn parody script to end all porn parody scripts was unforgettable. Plus, he and Elizabeth Banks (Miri) were just adorable. There's nothing cuter than falling in love with your porn co-star.
2. Dawson's Creek Heartthrob
Lest we forget the time he played Stoner Bob on Dawson's Creek! Rogen was sort of the older, hot guy here — note that he's described as "an outstanding lay." This isn't exactly the Rogen we've come to love, but it works!
3. He Gets That Marriage Can Be Awesome
In this interview, Rogen talks about putting an end to the "naggy wife" trope that has been perpetuated everywhere, even in his own films. He told Studio 360's Kurt Andersen that with a little help from his own wife, the script for Neighbors got some much-needed revisions. We also get to hear 13-year-old Rogen doing stand-up, which is amazing.
4. The Bieber Conundrum
Rogen keeps it real, a rarity among celebrities. And when he spoke out against Justin Bieber — planting an epic dog joke in this interview — it just made us love him more.
5. Greatest Music Video Parody Ever
There are no words for this moment in pop culture history. When Rogen and James Franco teamed up for this Bound 3 parody video of Kanye West's Bound 2, it was incredible. And we clearly need more Kim Kardashian impersonations from him as well.
6. These Are His Confessions
In which Rogen admits to wetting the bed, disliking ugly babies, and interesting choices for make-out partners.
7. The Dice Roll
There are so many great moments from Knocked Up, but when Rogen reminded us that sometimes the dice roll dance works (because, hey, he does get the girl in the end), we all learned a valuable lesson. You can find true love at the club. You just have to use the dance moves you have — however ridiculous they may be.
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The family of late literary legend Gabriel Garcia Marquez is considering releasing an unpublished manuscript the author chose not to print while he was alive. An excerpt of We'll See Each Other in August, which has been published in Spain's La Vanguardia newspaper, follows a woman's annual pilgrimage to her mother's island grave, and dates back to 2004, when the Love in the Time of Cholera author penned his last novel, Memories of my Melancholy Whores.
The Colombian writer, a Nobel Laureate, died at his home in Mexico City earlier this month (Apr14), aged 87. Colombian president Juan Manuel Santos presided over a tribute to the beloved novelist on Tuesday (22Apr14) in Bogota.
Documentary filmmaker Michael Glawogger has died after reportedly contracting malaria while filming in Africa. The 54-year-old Austrian director was in Liberia on a shoot when he fell ill, and he passed away in the early hours of Wednesday (23Apr14).
Producer Danny Krausz announced the news in a post on the Film and Music Austria website, writing, "With horror and great sadness we received the news of the sudden death of Michael Glawogger while filming in Africa.
"Glawogger was one of the most prolific feature film and documentary film directors (Austria has) ever produced... (his) unexpected and tragic early death leaves an eternal hole in our film industry!"
Glawogger was famous for his hard-hitting documentaries, focusing mainly on the world's poor and abused. His works include Megacities, Workingman's Death and Whores' Glory, which won the Special Jury Prize at the 2011 Venice Film Festival in Italy.
Bonnie & Clyde, the special two part miniseries which aired on three networks (Lifetime, A&E and History), stole 9.8 million viewers for its first installment. If you subscribe to the theory that every generation gets the version of Bonnie and Clyde they deserve, then the 2013 edition looked frighteningly familiar.
Our version of the famous criminal pair looked less like old time gangsters and more like a reality TV couple. Think of them as a Depression-era Kim Kardashian and Kanye West.
The driving force behind the newest adaptation of Bonnie & Clyde isn’t really the money, or the thieving, or even the occasional murder. It’s not about breaking free from the bonds of society, the way the version starring Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway reflected the turbulence and anti-authority mindset of the late 1960s.
Like Kimye, this version of Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow are all about fame. Bonnie dreams about being famous, and she’s willing to get there at any cost. In the 1930s Bonnie got there with tommy guns and cigars, while in 2013 Kim Kardashian gets there with sex tapes and reality shows. Clyde Barrow, portrayed in this version more like Bonnie’s hapless errand boy, has a talent for crime, but perhaps not Bonnie’s hunger for the notoriety it entailed.
The message of the miniseries is about the quest for fame at any cost, a theme more prevalent in today’s society than ever. Kim Kardashian is usually the first example when we talk about people who are famous for being famous, not for having any actual skill. Bonnie Parker coveted the limelight, and she was willing to kill to put herself on center stage.
Just look at the way Bonnie and Clyde posed for photographs they sent to newspapers and compare it to the absolutely ridiculous professional photoshoot the Kardashians call their family Christmas card. The more things change, the more they stay exactly the same.
Back in the '30s Bonnie Parker wrote poetry and sent it in to newspapers, including a verse foretelling the pair’s own death:
“Some day they'll go down together;And they'll bury them side by side; To few it'll be grief To the law a reliefBut it's death for Bonnie and Clyde.”
It might sound a little grandiose, but at least it was in verse. Today celebrities don’t have to compose a whole poem, they only need 140 characters to reach millions of people from around the world.
The Bonnie & Clyde miniseries might have focused on Bonnie’s quest for fame and stardom because it’s something modern audiences readily understand. When Holiday Grainger’s Bonnie mouths along to her own heartless words said moments after shooting a man in the head, she’s not filled with remorse, but with the elation that she’s made the pre-movie newsreel.
The idea that there’s no such thing as bad publicity is a concept modern audiences understand well. Celebrities can act in hideous ways and still avoid jail time and retain fans. The famous occupy their own special stratosphere, one Bonnie Parker dreamed of entering.
Celebrity couples like Kimye are as obsessed with fame as Bonnie and Clyde ever were. If the recent miniseries had one lesson, it’s that some people are willing to pay any price for a piece of the limelight.
What do you think? Did you think the recent miniseries portrayed Bonnie and Clyde as fame whores? Share in the comments!
In addition to releasing their own explicit videos and having parents who are already famous, celebrities have become notorious for their effortless, immaculate good looks. But in recent decades, the public has discovered that they aren’t necessarily an elite group of naturally beautiful people, more like surgically altered attention whores. Typically, when we hear about plastic surgery, we picture the extreme cases like Pamela Anderson opting to carry the equivalent of a small child on her chest; or Joan Rivers, whose face is now pulled back so far that she has officially changed ethnicities. So you can imagine our surprise when our friend, Lisa Kudrow, recently admitted to the Saturday Evening Post that she got a nose job at the age of 16.
“I went from, in my mind, hideous to not hideous,” Kudrow told Lawrence Grobel. She described the surgery as “life-altering,” and explained further: “I did it the summer before going to a new high school. So there were plenty of people who wouldn't know how hideous I looked before. That was a good, good, good change.”
Undergoing a nose job before reaching the legal age to vote seems to be the antithesis of the character who Kudrow is most well known for playing, the formerly homeless hippie Phoebe Buffay. But it’s clear that she isn’t the only celebrity who's used rhinoplasty as a catalyst to a career. Throughout the years, alleged before-and-after photos have surfaced of other celebrities that raise some serious questions about the validity of Hollywood's nasal passages. Ryan Gosling, Kim Kardashian, Jennifer Aniston and Tyra Banks are a few celebrities who are often praised for their beauty. And yet after seeing these photos, it’s hard not to picture all of them crying to their parents about their insecurities as snot dripped from their bulbous, average people noses.
There’s one photo, however, that really causes us to wonder how long this has all been going on:
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Before becoming Marilyn Monroe, it’s rumored that Norma Jeane Mortenson underwent rhinoplasty, a chin implant, had her teeth straightened and her hairline raised. Plastic surgery was relatively new in the late 1940s, so her transformation went surprisingly under the radar at the time.
Whether it’s Lisa Kudrow getting a nose job at 16, Heidi Montag having ten surgeries in one day, or Marilyn Monroe pioneering what we’ve come to know as general cosmetic procedures, we know that it’s pretty common for drastic measures to be taken for beauty under the scrutiny of the public eye. Perhaps as a society, one day we can change our expectations of what celebrities look like, judge them at their craft and allow them the freedom be as ugly as everybody else. But, we probably shouldn’t.
Nucky Thompson's corrupt ways and lust for power has pushed his wife, Margaret, out of his life. Boardwalk Empire's leading crime boss still cares for his wife and her family. Margaret (Kelly MacDonald) wants nothing to do with him. She doesn't even tell Nucky where she works.
A new wrinkle was revealed in a recent episode, "William Wilson," one that could have a major effect on Nucky: Arnold Rothstein and Margaret share a secret. The estranged Mrs. Thompson works in a Wall Street office. She helps her boss dupe men into questionable investments. It works until she encounters Rothstein (Michael Stuhlbarg), the New York boss who is a frequent business partner and sometimes thorn in the side of Nucky.
Neither one reveals the other's true self. Rothstein, who in real life helped fix the 1919 World Series, rewards Margaret with $100 for her discretion.
What is Rothstein’s true intention? In future episodes, the juiciest result would be a hot affair with Nucky's wife. Of all the big timers on this show, Rothstein is the least sexually charged. He's a major player who never submits to the usual stable of mistresses and whores.
Get yours, Rothstein. This would enrage Nucky royally and give him leverage in all future business dealings.
Margaret is already underutilized; this would thrust her back into a leading role. These two characters should definitely hook up.
As far fetched as this sounds, it might as well happen. Boardwalk Empire features so many story lines, what’s one more affair?
Actress Rashida Jones has slammed female celebrities for showing off too much skin, urging them to "stop acting like whores". The Parks and Recreation star, who is music mogul Quincy Jones' daughter, has taken a stand against the likes of Miley Cyrus, Rihanna and other artists who flash too much flesh.
While she doesn't name particular celebrities in an unprovoked Twitter rant, Jones calls on all her followers to reflect on what they see in music videos and at awards shows.
In a series of posts, she writes, "This week's celeb news takeaway: she who comes closest to showing the actual inside of her vagina is most popular. #stopactinglikewhores.
"Let me clarify. I don't shame ANYone for anything they choose to do with their lives or bodies. BUT I think we ALL need to take a look at what we are accepting as 'the norm'.
"There is a whole generation of young women watching. Sure, be SEXY but leave something to the imagination."
But, giving her serious tweet a comic touch, Jones adds, "Also, calling on all men to 'show me dat (that) a**'."
Jones' posts come weeks after Miley Cyrus' provocative performance with Robin Thicke during the MTV Video Music Awards and her Wrecking Ball video, in which she swings about on a metal ball and chain wearing only boots, as well as Rihanna's latest music video for Pour It Up, in which she shows off her pole dancing skills while donning nothing but a diamond-studded bra and thong.
We can't stop talking about Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines" — that is, whenever we take a break from singing it. The song may be a total jam — like, damn, is it ever catchy — but from its questionable (at best) lyrics to its eyebrow-raising video, Thicke's single has been drawing its fair share of criticism from feminists since its release. First came the editorials, then came the parody videos. But these parody videos, which simply flip-flopped the video's gender roles, fell short of accomplishing their goal of pointing out the original's offensiveness. Auckland University's video "Defined Lines," uploaded to YouTube by SuperShortComedy, changed all that.
In this video, like those that came before it, the reversed genders showcase the absurdity in Thicke's original. The nudity (or near-nudity, because boobs are less offensive than male junk) is gratuitous and serves no real purpose, as are the actions performed by the models. But what makes this parody far and away the best one yet are the clever lyrics that are sung in place of Thicke's. The words themselves are intelligent and pointed; by offering a female perspective on Thicke's verses one line at a time they illustrate how misguided they truly are.
"We can f**k this man's world," the chorus goes. "With all its bulls**t, girls don't deserve it, and that's why we quit. We ain't good girls. We have scholastic, smart and sarcastic, not f**king plastic." Clearly these ladies are getting to the heart of the problem.
Other standout lines include:
"If you wanna get nasty just don't harrass me. You can't just grab me. That's a sex crime!""There's more to life than penetration and sexual discrimination.""We aren't whores to do your household chores, make you sandwich when we're on all fours.""You want a landing strip? You better get ripped."
And a few choice words about where male ejaculate doesn't belong... #LIBERATION
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Game Of Thrones star Nathalie Emmanuel fails to understand why some viewers were offended by the raunchy scenes on the hit TV series as she's convinced they add authenticity to the show. The show has attracted controversy over the graphic sex scenes but the British actress, who plays slave girl Missandei on the medieval fantasy series, insists the drama is a true portrayal of human nature.
She tells Britain's Daily Star Sunday, "Everyone is entitled to their own opinion and if it's too much for you then that's fine. But in the books it's very raw and real and that's why a lot of people love the show. It's not afraid to push the boundaries and make you feel shocked or angry.
"Sex is what we do as humans. It's not anything alien, it's just real. Especially at the time when the show is set - you would have had whores, it was kind of the done thing. The sex scenes make it realistic and authentic, it's something the show does really well."
And Emmanuel is so supportive of the show's sex scenes that she wouldn't mid stripping off herself, adding, "It depends on the scene but I'm not ashamed of my body. It's very normal, I'm playing a character. Sometimes you're naked in your everyday life. For me it's not a big deal."
A frequent formula in most action-packed movies features the triumphant hero and an oh-so sneaky villain. We all know that good always defeats evil, but what happens when the bad guy has a change of heart?
Despicable Me’s Gru is the perfect example of a villain ditching his diabolical ways and opting for a new life filled with friendship and love. Aww, now isn’t that nice?! To celebrate Gru’s quest to stay sweet in the box-office hit Despicable Me 2, we’ve rounded up the top ten movie villains who realize that being good is totally badass.
1. Gru, Despicable Me
During his successful mission of snatching up the moon, Gru came to love his three adopted daughters and realized that he wanted to change his wicked ways and live a happy life with his new family.
2. T-800, Terminator 2
Having spent the entire first movie attempting to murder Sarah Connor, movie-goers witnessed a change of heart when the new T-800 Model Terminator had been re-designed to protect her son John.
3. Severus Snape, Harry Potter
It’s still hard to believe but our least favorite potions professor was actually a sweetheart all along! At every opportunity, Snape tried to protect Harry from Voldemort, he was just pretending to make his life a living hell. That’s so sweet of him!
4. Copper, The Fox and the Hound
Sure, Copper and Todd grew up as the best of friends, but when Copper grew up he was trained that hound dogs and foxes could never be friends. Luckily, Copper learned the error of his ways and protected his childhood pal just in time.
5. Ralph, Wreck-it-Ralph
Ralph realized that he didn’t want to just be the bad guy all the time — he even went to a support group for it. So in his quest for goodness, Ralph did the unthinkable: he left his game! By the end of the movie he realized that it’s alright to just be himself.
6. Diego, Ice Age
Sure, Diego started out as a villainous saber-tooth tiger hell-bent on back-stabbing his new friends, but by the end of the movie he ends up saving everyone. He even fights off his old evil pack in order to do so — what a hero!
7. The Beast, Beauty and the Beast
Having been turned into a Beast after years of selfishness, the prince is only returned to his handsome self after falling for and protecting his beloved Belle. A fantastic u-turn for the man harshly labeled a “beast” for most of his life.
8. The Grinch, How the Grinch Stole Christmas
All the Who’s down in Whoville, were not upset when the Grinch stole all their Christmas presents, food and decorations. And by the end of the movie, their singing and selflessness made his small heart grow three sizes that day.
9. Stitch, Lilo and Stitch
Experiment 626, or more commonly known as Stich, was designed to be unstoppable. He is fire-proof, bullet-proof, and can think faster than super computer. He can see in the dark, and lift objects three thousand times his size. His only instinct is to destroy everything he touches. Luckily the love of having a family changed him and he became even more adorable than he looks.
10. Regina George, Mean Girls
Don't be fooled, Regina George may seem like your typical selfish, back-stabbing slut faced ho-bag, but in reality, she's so much more than that. After being hit with a bus, Regina George decided to channel all of her negative energy into sports instead of calling people “fugly whores” and hooking up with Shane Oman in the projection room above the auditorium. We’re proud of your progress Regina!
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