The color blue is typically associated with pleasant things like babbling brooks or fluffy, cloud-filled skies. The instant that color touches a woman's eyelids, however, something snaps — the world gets dark, and a devestating chill runs through those with good taste. In this, the year 2013, blue eye shadow should be used in three — yes, only three — situations. First, if your hair is crimped, your sleeves are puffy, and you're going to an '80s dance party. Two, if you’re a make-up artist and you’re either creating an unbelievably realistic-looking bruise or a dramatic peacock-inspired look. Three, if you’re bats**t crazy.
In Melissa McCarthy’s latest cinematic adventure, Identity Thief, she plays a identity-stealing sociopath who would much rather scam the life savings from an innocent bystander (Jason Bateman) than work for an honest living. Her loud clothing and paint-splattered make-up are only the tip of the outrageous iceberg that is hiding within McCarthy’s erractic, yet eventually loveable character.
This wacky movie has sparked an ephipahny in our pop culture-loving minds. The craziest of characters always seem to have one thing in common: outrageously obnoxious bright blue eyelids. Don't believe us? Check it out! In honor of all the crazies, we’ve put together our top ten examples of how blue eye shadow should be your first and only sign to back away slowly — and then run like hell!
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Showtime President of Entertainment David Nevins took the TCA stage Monday afternoon in Beverly Hills to spill some desperately needed details on all your favorite shows. And because we love you oh-so much, Hollywood.com has gathered all the facts and put them into one giant Showtime mega-post! You’re welcome.
So what’s the status on Dexter? How many more seasons of Homeland can we expect to cherish? And will we see additional episodes of Californication and Inside Comedy? Check out all the updates below!
The Big C: The Showtime Exec revealed that Laura Linney and Co. are coming back for a fourth season, but it will also be the show’s last. You can check out all the details on the cancer themed drama’s final season here!
The Borgias: Showtime’s period drama is currently shooting their third season (set to premiere in 2013) and Nevins says a another season is very likely. He explains, “The original plan going in was four seasons.” However, Nevins clarified that just because the plan was four doesn’t mean the head honcho wont green-light a fifth.
Californication: How much longer can fans expect to see Californication on the air? Nevins admits, “I’m honestly not sure.” He says the upcoming season has a great combination of comedy and soulfulness, but he hasn't seen any cuts yet. Luckily, he won't make any decisions until the show has aired.
Dexter: The Showtime Prez confirmed that ending the cult-hit after two more seasons is "the likely scenario." Nevins reveals, "But plans can always change. Everything has gotten rewired this [coming season] given that Deb (Jennifer Carpenter) has to deal with who her brother is. Everything changes… Every scene is fraught because you’re wondering what is she going to do. What does he think she’s going to do." The seventh season of Dexter premiere Sunday, September 30 at 9 p.m.
Episodes: It would be shocking to not see this critically acclaimed hit return for a third season and apparently Nevins thinks so too. “We’re working on the details right now but I’m expecting Episodes to come back,” said Nevins. “I think that show is irregular as opposed to some of your other shows… [And] we tend to be a little slower to get them on the air, but my intention is to keep going.” Plus, Matt LeBlanc exclusively told us that a mini Friends reunion is all set on an upcoming episode.
Homeland: After boasting to the room that Homeland won a Golden Globe for Best Drama, nine Emmy nominations and a Peabody, Nevins says that the future of the freshman mega-hit is a “wide blue sky.” Although he expects the show to last for many seasons, Nevins warns that does not mean that the core cast will last just as long. “Anybody can go at anytime,” said Nevins. "They’ve made some very bold choices this year." The second season of Homeland premiere Sunday, September 30 at 10 p.m.
House of Lies: Like Homeland, Nevins is expecting this raunchy comedy to become one of the network’s new flagship shows. He says the network is expecting the first-year hit to be “big” in 2013.
Inside Comedy: It’s back and better than ever! David Steinberg and Steve Carell’s comedy documentary is returning this fall with ten all-new episodes. Fans can expect to see comedy legends such as Ben Stiller, Tina Fey, Judd Apatow, Will Ferrell and Albert Brooks.
Nurse Jackie: Nevins didn’t really mention anything about Edie Falco or the rest of her amazing ensemble, but he did however praise the dramedy’s “great benefits” of changing things up and not avoiding consequences. "You better not fall into predictable patterns. As soon as you get predictable, you get boring."
Shameless: The dramedy with America’s favorite dysfunctional family is currently filming their third season — episode four, to be exact. Stay tuned, because Hollywood.com has tons of exclusive Season 3 scoop from Emmy Rossum (Fiona), Shanola Hampton (Veronica) and Cameron Monaghan (Ian) coming soon. Here’s a little teaser: “Shameless season three is epic,” exclaimed Hampton at the CBS/CW/Showtime party Sunday night. “And we are not holding back at all!”
Weeds: Nevins admits that he has read the final episode of the long-time comedy but would not disclose any teasers. He admits with a smile, “[Creator] Jenji [Kohan] would kill me if I gave any details.” However the Showtime boss adds, "It was very carefully planned towards," and it “answers a lot of questions.” Nevins also said he would “love it” if Mary-Lousie Parker would return to Showtime as either an actor or a producer. Plus, we got Hunter Parrish to tell us an exclusive secret!
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A billionaire TV producer (Robert Mammone) has a great idea for a reality show that he wants to put on the Internet and his goal is to beat the 40 million Super Bowl audience. He has compiled a crack team of young hip and immoral tech geeks directed by Goldman (Rick Hoffman) and puts cameras throughout a remote island where former prisoners are going to kill each other while audiences watch after shelling out the pay-per-view fee. The location is done on a remote secret island and the death row prisoners are bought from prisons around the world with the promise that the survivor gets to walk free. Among the contestants are a rogue Aussie named McStarley (Vinnie Jones) a martial arts expert (Masa Yamaguchi) a husband-and-wife team (Manu Bennett and Dasi Ruz) a monstrous killer who doesn't do much more than grunt (Nathan Jones) and others known only as The Italian The German and other monikers quickly forgotten. Enter the sole American Jack Conrad (Steve Austin) who's in a South American prison for some obscure reason and is recognized on TV by his wife (Madeleine West) who tries to save him. However it looks like Conrad is pretty good at helping himself. Don't expect the acting to be much more evolved than what could be seen among the World Wrestling Entertainment superstars especially since many of them were plucked from the ring to star in this morality tale. But Austin (who had in a strong cameo in Adam Sandler's Longest Yard) proves he has a sense of humor as well as strength. Vinnie Jones is ridiculously over-the-top as the Aussie who's the hand-picked winner of this game shown setting up alliances Survivor style only to turn on them later. The supporting cast are refreshingly entertaining but one-note caricatures both in the contest and running the contest. It's obvious that they aren't going to be around long but the actors do milk their tiny roles for every bit of attention they can get. Rick Hoffman as the brilliant camera mastermind of the project is both whiny sniveling and mean-spirited so when he joins some of the rest of the crew and suddenly develops a backbone and a conscience he ends up stealing the movie with his acerbic humor. But it's the understated American hero Conrad who holds a mirror up to the people who like to watch this stuff. Director Scott Wiper who co-wrote this story has also acted in similar movies like this (A Better Way to Die). It’s obvious he knows what he’s doing with The Condemned and develops a sense of voyeuristic angst like those of us who can't keep our eyes off a train wreck. Like the darkly subversive Belgian film Man Bites Dog the camera crew remains safely distant and remote until the reality directly involves them. Then the crew wonders "What the hell are we doing?" while the audience might be thinking "What the hell are we watching?" Much like Series 7: The Contenders Rollerball and other movies which show a dark and bloody near future this kind of reality doesn't seem too far away and maybe proves that movies which provide this type of gladiator spectacle target a certain segment of the human population who need to blow off steam.