There are a multitude of theories and faiths regarding life after death. Do we ascend to a heavenly kingdom of cloud-paved walkways and nonstop harp music? Do we reincarnate again and again as different kinds of people, animals, and insects? Do we land teaching jobs at a third-rate Colorado community college? That seems to be the case for a certain subset of the human population. As our calculations lead us to believe, when a major player dies on Breaking Bad, he or she is reborn in the universe of Community. It happened with Gus Fring, who took new form as Pierce Hawthorne's resentful half-brother Gilbert in a Season 3 episode of the NBC sitcom a year after his demise on Vince Gilligan's drama. And now, it will happen again: Jonathan Banks, the grimacing actor who played Mike Ehrmantraut on Breaking Bad up until meeting his ultimate fate at the hands of one Walter White (who else?), is signing on for a recurring role through Community's upcoming fifth season.
According to EW, Banks will be playing Pat Nichols, a criminology professor with a mysterious background (much like on the AMC series). But perhaps his background is even more mysterious than Community is leading us to believe. Perhaps he is Mike, materializing in the purgatory that is Greendale Community College after his sordid lifestyle back in the ABQ (and, before that, in Philly... I guess we'll never find out what really happened there). And although the rules of TV purgatory are such that you don't remember your old life in the meth dens of Earth, Mike might find himself in the company of some familiar faces. There's Gus, of course, and young Badger, who pops up on the Community campus from time to time to deliver pizza or play hacky sack.
Now, I know what you're thinking. "Badger's not dead!" Does this mean that Community takes place in the future, and our dear, raspy-voiced Brandon Mayhew will lose his life before the end of Breaking Bad's run? Or is he simply a divine being who can travel between the dimensions of "life" and "death"? An angel, who lives amongst the fallen but pays occasional visits to New Mexico to guide the chosen beings toward glory?
We really see no reason to believe otherwise. The only flaw in this logic: an offhand mention by Troy Barnes to the television series Breaking Bad at the beginning of Season 3. Simple explanation, though: Troy, too, is a divine being. Perhaps... the divine being. Airtight, people. Airtight.
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Update: A rep for MTV says in a statement to Hollywood.com, "We can confirm that it was an unplanned moment and Aubrey was asked to leave following."
Before: Kanye West isn't the only infamous stage crasher anymore. Sunday night at the 2013 MTV Movie Awards, Parks and Recreation star Aubrey Plaza pulled a similar stunt, crashing fellow funnyperson Will Ferrell's Comedic Genius Award acceptance speech and trying to take his award.
While Plaza did not succeed in stealing the award, she did attract attention to her upcoming film The To Do List, the title of whcih she had strategically written across her chest. After she got off the stage and sat back down in her seat, Ferrell made a joke that the event went down as they had rehearsed.
MTV has yet to confirm if this event was indeed planned, but it seems rather unlikely as Plaza was booted from the awards ceremony shortly after her stunt. MTV reports that the head of Viacom and MTV Executives escorted her "out of the venue."
Ferrell was not too thrilled by the whole situation either. After the incident, backstage, he reportedly told MTV that he smelled "a lot of hot liquor breath" on Plaza during the incident. Yikes!
Monday morning, Plaza took to Twitter to make a joke about the incident. "thanks for the advice @kanyewest went better than planned! #mtvmovieawards #chrisbosh #thesecret," she wrote.
thanks for the advice @kanyewest went better than planned! #mtvmovieawards #chrisbosh #thesecret
— Aubrey Plaza (@evilhag) April 15, 2013
Watch the video below. Do you find Plaza's stunt funny or just plain tasteless?
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Ever since we heard that Shirley MacLaine was going to be on the third season of international smash hit Downton Abbey playing Lady Cora's American mother, all the fans of the show have been waiting for her to square off against Dame Maggie Smith's wonderfully acerbic Dowager Countess. Finally we got a peek of what that will look like. Clutch your pearls, kiddies, because you're gonna love it.
This weekend TV Land aired the ceremony for American Film Institute’s 40th Life Achievement Award which feted MacLaine and featured Downton costar Elizabeth McGovern introducing a clip that shows the first time the audience sees Shirley and Maggie meeting. Of course their tete-a-tete is a passive aggressive clash of petty insults hidden behind the niceties of the day. And two costumes that must have set the wardrobe department back as much money as MacLaine's most recent movie, Bernie, made at the box office.
MacLaine said the isn't going to be what we're expecting, but it's everything we were hoping for, as long as this escalates into them two of them duking it out in the duck pond like an episode of Dynasty. Here's the clip (and sorry about the quality):
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News spread like wildfire over the weekend when long time couple Matthew McConaughey and Camila Alves finally tied the knot on Saturday. But since a picture is worth a thousand words, it is more than interesting to see the couple's wedding pic on the cover of People magazine. Just looking at the romantic shot, the couple seem completely enveloped in wedded bliss to an almost annoying level!
But despite how nauseatingly romantic the shot is, the 29-year-old bride still looks stunning in her elegantly laced, white dress. And, of course, we already knew how well McConaughey could pull off a tux (or anything else for that matter).
What do you think of this wedding photo? McConaughey must have taken corny cues from The Wedding Planner for this shot.
[Photo credit: People]
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Proving just how great the holiday season can be, Matthew McConaughey and his longtime girlfriend of five years, Camila Alves, are finally engaged. According to US Weekly, the actor popped the question to Alves on Christmas day by having there be a little something extra special under the Christmas tree this year -- an engagement ring! McConaughey himself confirmed the exciting news via his Twitter account, writing, "Just asked Camila to marry me, #MerryChristmas," while additionally posting a picture of the two of them kissing on his WhoSay account. The pair met in 2006 and currently share two children together: Levi and Vida. Congratulations to the happy couple! - Twitter, US
The Hollywood Reporter states (via Uptown Magazine) that Jennifer Hudson was originally offered to play Gabourey Sidibe's lead role in the film Precious, but turned it down because she was unwilling to gain weight for the part since she didn't want to be defined by her size. Hudson talks about it in her new weight-loss themed book, I Got This: How I Changed My Ways and Lost What Weighed Me Down, and explains that she turned down the role because "I had done that with Effie [in Dreamgirls]...and as much as I was moved by this film, I wanted to try a role that had nothing to whatsoever to do with my weight." I'm sure Gabourey was extremely thankful. - Uptown, THR
According to TMZ, Maria Shriver is telling her friends that she's unsure if she wants to divorce her husband, Arnold Schwarzenegger, partly because of her religious beliefs in the sanctity of marriage and partly because Schwarzenegger is trying extra hard to win her back. The site reports that the former governor of California is being "extremely sweet" to Shriver and has made numerous gestures to win her back, including showering her with a variety of "I'm sorry" gifts. How original. - TMZ
If you were wondering why producers decided to make Pam pregnant again on The Office, it's because Jenna Fischer -- who plays Pam -- was actually pregnant in real life, so they wrote it into the show's plot (it's a lot better than hiding her midsection behind desks and potted plants throughout the season). Fisher first announced that she was expecting in May, and it turns out the wait is finally over. Her rep has confirmed that television star gave birth to a healthy baby boy on September 24th. In a statement, her rep commented that, "Mom and baby are doing great."
So the big question is, what did she and her husband, Lee Kirk, decide to name their little bundle of joy? Thankfully, Jenna is as practical as Pam is and opted to select a less extreme name than some of her Hollywood counterparts and decided to name him Weston Lee. This is a very monumental moment for the actress, who has spoken in the past of her excitement about having children. After becoming an aunt, Fischer commented that "I already wanted kids, but even more so now." Well her wish has finally come true. Congratulations to the happy parents and we'll just have to wait and see if life will imitate art even further by having Pam give birth to a baby boy as well.
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You'd be surprised to learn just how familiar you are with Djimon Hounsou: Gladiator, Stargate, ER, Blood Diamond, In America, The Tempest; his record's not too shabby. And now, the actor is joining Paradise Lost in the exciting-by-nature role of the Angel of Death.
The adaptation of John Milton's legendary poem is pitting together some fine, albeit unappreciated acting talents. Bradley Cooper, who is more or less synonymous with The Hangover movies these days, will be taking the lead role as Lucifer. We can predict a spike in prominence for Benjamin Walker as well, what with his embodying of Archangel Michael. And finally Hounsou, the man with the spectacular resume, will reign supreme as the Angel of Death.
Nerds of literature and film alike will rejoice by everything has has amounted (and likely will amount) from this film so far: Alex Proyas is building a terrific monument to Milton's Paradise Lost, which, as much as anyone can really hope, will pay honest and worthy tribute.
The way to a man's heart may be through his stomach, but the way to a woman's heart is through laughter -- especially if you're talking about Mila Kunis. In a recent interview with Glamour's British edition, the actress opens up about what qualities she finds particularly attractive in a man saying, "Humor is an amazing quality to have...I like sarcasm, satire, self-deprecating humor. But I also think there's something to be said for not looking for anything and being pleasantly surprised." Rumors having been nonstop about a romance sparking between her and Friends With Benefits co-star Justin Timberlake, but Kunis states that it's not true and the two are not nor have ever dated. She says, "[It's] an unfortunate thing that comes with the circumstances, but there's no truth to it whatsoever." Bummer, they would have made a cute couple. She does enjoy the sexy singer's company and claims, "He's incredibly funny, we laughed a lot on set."
This isn't the first time the lovely actress has been accused of getting friendly with co-stars or any single male celebrity for that matter. Mila comments, "Being single, I find myself not being able to be in a room with a man without, the next day, I'm dating that man," adding, "That happened for a solid six months [after Black Swan] when maybe – maybe! – I'd been in the same room." All the attention doesn't seem to bother her that much though. Her career and popularity are really blossoming -- she was even deemed the Holy Grail of Hot by Spike TV this summer. Kunis finds the idea of herself being a sex symbol hilarious saying, "It's insane...listen, I couldn't be happier to get any of this, because I think it's hysterical and it makes all my friends laugh. If somebody finds me attractive, God bless them, I think it's fantastic." So does a certain marine looking for a date to the Marine Corps Ball. It's time to accept it Mila -- you're reaching A-list celeb status.
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The Office is about to gain its youngest male employee ever. Her baby on The Office may be a little girl, but Jenna Fischer's real life bundle of joy is going to be a baby boy! The first-time mom broke the exciting news to The Tonight Show's Jay Leno on Tuesday saying, "This is the second grandchild [for my parents], but first grandson." After her subtle slip, the actress added, "This is exclusive, Jay...When I went to my movie premiere the other day a reporter asked me if I knew what I was having, and I said I do, but I'm not sharing that yet because I’m [going to] have Jay be the first to know."
This will be Fischer's first child with hubby Lee Kirk. When should we be expecting their son to arrive? Jenna claims, "September we're in what they call the home stretch." Good luck and congrats!
I’d like to imagine Will Smith, in his own little head, has deemed himself King and rules from a giant throne. He has a royal cloak that he wears inside out (because he’s a cool king) and when he deems you worthy of a royal assignment from his grace, he taps you on the shoulder with his fresh scepter. This is how my mind works.
Anyway, Smith and Jay-Z have together deemed Emma Thompson worthy enough to pen the script for their Annie remake to star Smith’s daughter, Willow. Since he got his son Jaden the Karate Kid franchise, Willow gets Annie. And since Smith and Jay-Z are bffs now, they’ll be collaborating too.
At first I was pretty interested to see this remake. I generally regard Annie about as well as I regarded the original Karate Kid, but Smith’s remake won me over. And considering Will and Willow are more well known for their musical abilities than their karate skills, Annie seemed like a more appropriate remake. But with Emma Thompson? That just seems... bizarre. Sure, she wrote the Nanny McPhee movies and she’s become chums with Smith on Men in Black III, so that explains the justification. But she won an Oscar for writing a Sense and Sensibility adaptation! Do we really need that kind of talent behind Annie? Oh well, I guess King Smith wants for nothing when it comes to his little girl.