Our favorite show on TV, Bates Motel, returns for its third season on Monday, March 9. We've had to last an entire year without being creeped out by the word "mother" and living each week in suspense waiting to find out what's happening in White Pine Bay. Thankfully, the wait is almost over. Bates Motel is re-opening!
1. There will be plenty more moments where Norman's so cute that you don't care if he's going to kiss you or kill you.
Right? We're not alone in that, are we?
2. There will be plenty more Norma being Norma.
3. And tons more Dylan all, "am I the only normal one in this whole town?"
4. There will be lots of
5. There will be NO insulting Mother. Not in front of Norman.*
*Especially not when Norman has a weapon.
6. We can find out how Emma's rebellious teen years are progressing.
7. We get to see Norman asking very important questions about himself.
8. We get to see more of Norman asking questions about himself while ugly crying.
9. There will be invaluable sartorial advice.
Norman knows his fashion faux pas.
10. We're praying there'll be plenty more shirtless Dylan this upcoming season too.
Like, why does anyone on this show even wear a shirt in the first place?
11. Norman will say really profound things that also really apply to himself.
12. We have more of the creepiest mother-son relationship to cringe at.
13. Emma will also continue to side-eye from the sidelines, trying to understand the Bates family.
14. Norman will have more silent rage-fueled pouts.
15. While Norma will continue to feel bad for herself.
16. And self medicate, because Norma has more problems than everyone else does.
17. We will (hopefully) have more magical moments of awkward facial expressions from Norman.
18. We will definitely have more moments of awkward facial expressions from Norma.
19. There will be moments where you'll be tempted to become a taxidermist. It just goes with everything!
20. Most importantly, there will an abundance of adorable doofiness coming from our anti-hero.
21. And he'll make you feel special.
British rocker Liam Gallagher has been hit with a second $5,000 (£3,125) fine for missing another court date in New York relating to his child support battle. The former Oasis star was hit with the first penalty in January (15) after skipping a hearing in his legal tussle with New York-based journalist Liza Ghorbani over payments for his two-year-old lovechild Gemma.
Gallagher's attorney insisted the star was too "depressed" to travel to the Big Apple, and now the rocker has been hit with a second financial penalty for failing to appear at another court date in Manhattan on Monday (02Mar15).
When Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Laura Drager asked why Gallagher was not present, his lawyer Raoul Felder told the court, "I have no good reason (why he is not here)."
If Gallagher fails to show up for the trial when it kicks off later this month (Mar15), Ghorbani could win a default judgement, but the musician's attorney insists his client is willing to pay whatever sum the court awards, adding, "He's prepared to step up to the plate to pay the maximum."
Gallagher has reportedly been paying Ghorbani $5,000 (£3,125) a month since the little girl was born, but the New York Daily News reports he has failed to settle the first court fine or hand over $50,000 (£31,250) contribution to Ghorbani's legal fees which he was ordered to pay last year (15).
His marriage to pop star Nicole Appleton crumbled after it was revealed he had fathered a lovechild with Ghorbani, and the former couple is in the process of divorcing, while the rocker is also reeling from the recent split of his post-Oasis band Beady Eye.
Jennifer Garner will always be indebted to Halle Berry for standing up for celebrity mums against paparazzi pests. Garner joined the Oscar winner in her fight to get new California harassment bill SB606 passed, convincing lawmakers that mums and their children were at risk from aggressive photographers, particularly those who prey on celebrities and their kids outside schools.
And now the former Alias star can't believe what a difference the new legislation has made to her life.
Garner tells WENN, "I don't have paparazzi outside my gate. I don't mind being in the public eye. I feel very comfortable. I love people. I love life and I take full advantage of all this wonderful and weird life this brings me and I'm comfortable with the negatives whatever they may be. One thing that went too far and was so untenable and was so out of control that if any of you would've seen it with your own eyes you would've said, 'This is ridiculous', was the hunting of my children!
"That has changed and I one hundred per cent owe that to Halle Berry; it makes me want to cry just thinking about it.
"And also Kristen Bell getting the magazines to stop printing pictures of children. I can't overstate what a huge thing it is in our lives. And that was the negative, so now it's pretty great."
Fans of late British comic Eric Morecambe are to take part in a fundraising run in his English hometown to raise money for the U.K.'s Comic Relief charity. The Leg it with Eric race takes place in Morecambe on 14 March (15) and participants are urged to wear eye glasses in the style of the funnyman during the three kilometre (1.9-mile) event. The comedian died in 1984.
Many things change after you graduate college, and this includes your taste in television. It's only natural that you would no longer be entertained by stuff you were able to relate to in school. The transformation may not happen over night, slowly but surely it happens as you move into adulthood. Have you made the change yet? Here are 7 shows you watched in college versus after you graduated.
1. In college, you watch reality shows based on drunk 20 somethings not really doing anything.
After graduation, you watch reality shows based on drunks moms not really doing anything.
2. In college, you watch movies set on college campuses because you can relate.
After graduation, you're looking for "adults" that don't quite have it together like Broad City and Girls.
3. In college, the only type of self-improvement shows you watch have to do with fashion or cars.
After graduation, you start to watch more self-improvement shows about real-estate.
4. In college, you watch more dramas where the plot involves the supernatural.
After graduation, you watch more dramas where the plot involves science.
5. In college, as you or your friends start getting engaged you start watching wedding reality shows.
After graduation, as you or your friends start having babies you start watching baby reality shows.
6. In college, your comedies mostly focused on family or school.
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After graduation, your comedies now focuses on how much working in an office stinks.
7. In college, you're watching TV and probably taking some cues on how to fall in love...or at least get laid.
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After graduation, you're watching TV to take some cues on how to properly cook a good meal for your loved one.
How has your taste in TV changed? Tweet us your answers to the Twitter handles below!
British rocker Noel Gallagher is beginning to lose his sight and is planning to undergo laser eye surgery if it worsens. The former Oasis star, 47, refuses to wear eye glasses, and insists he will wait until he can barely see before consulting a specialist.
He tells Britain's The Sun newspaper, "I do need glasses. But I'm going to wait until I walk into a restaurant and accidentally kiss other women while my wife is at another table before I do anything about it. Then I'm going to get them lasered."
Gallagher also fears going bald and insists he would rather lose his ability to write songs than his hair.
He adds, "I don't have the face for (no hair), my nose is so big that I can't wear a hat. If my hair ever goes, it's getting shaved. I'd rather lose my songwriting ability than my barnet. I've written great songs, but it doesn't work without the hairdo."
British actor Elliott Tittensor is facing a pay out of up to $480,000 (£300,000) after a judge ruled against him in a legal battle over a 2010 bust-up. The 25-year-old star, famed for his role in U.K. sitcom Shameless, was sued by trainee plumber Oliver Flint over allegations the actor hit him with his car in London during an argument, leaving him with brain damage and blind in one eye.
Tittensor claimed he had acted in self-defence, but a judge at London's High Court has ruled in Flint's favour and criticised the actor for his behaviour.
Mr Justice Edis told the court, "(It was) a loutish shouting match in a public street between two men who were behaving badly... Mr Tittensor, on my findings in these proceedings, was guilty of a serious criminal offence... (He was) primarily motivated by anger... His conduct was far beyond what is acceptable as a response to what Flint did to him."
Tittensor's then-girlfriend, Kaya Scodelario, who stars in the next Pirates Of The Caribbean movie, took the stand during the court battle, and the judge praised her "impressive and clear-thinking" testimony.
Flint's battery claim against Tittensor has been upheld and the star now faces paying out substantial damages as well as legal costs.
He was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after the incident, and was later charged with driving without insurance and fined $1,200 (£750).
We've already discussed Easter Eggs in movies and the many ways filmmakers create in-jokes and references for savvy viewers and those in the know, but today we're taking a look at filmmakers referencing other filmmakers (or their stars...or themselves). We bet you'll never watch these movies the same way again.
Honoring Directors They Admire:
1. Star Wars in Star Trek
It's no surprise that Super 8 director J. J. Abrams is a Star Wars fan, but we bet you never caught R2-D2's appearance in both Star Trek and Star Trek: Into Darkness. It looks like Star Wars: The Force Awakens won't be Abrams' first time with the Star Wars world.
Giving a Nod To Its Stars' Careers
2. Romy and Michele's High School Reunion's wink at Quentin Tarantino
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The comedy has a few subtle references to Quentin Tarantino's film universe. At the time, Mira Sorvino (Romy) was dating Tarantino. Thus, the keen eye can discern a Big Kahuna Burger take-out bag behind Michele's head in the scene where they pig out and decide to emulate top female executives. In one of the next scenes, an ad for Red Apple Cigarettes can be seen behind their car. Both of these brands were made up by Tarantino for his films. Red Apple cigarettes can be seen in films like Pulp Fiction, Kill Bill, Four Rooms, and From Dusk Til Dawn.
3. Bruce Willis' Favorite Song
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Die Hard With A Vengeance has a Pulp Fiction reference in it! Who knew? Bruce Willis' Pulp Fiction character, Butch, is driving around while "Flowers on the Wall" by the Statley Brothers plays on his radio and he sings along before running into Marsellus Wallace. Die Hard's John McClane exits a cab in the 1995 film with Samuel L. Jackson and references his time suspended by reciting the same lyrics from Pulp Fiction: "I was working on a nice fat suspension. Smokin cigarettes and watching Captain Kangaroo." Willis starred in Pulp Fiction with Jackson between Die Hard 2 and Die Hard With A Vengeance.
4. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas with Rango
The beginning of Rango features the Johnny Depp-voiced reptile landing on the windshield of a convertible driven by none other than Duke and Gonzo from Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. Johnny Depp paying tribute to Johnny Depp.
5. Adam Brody in Mr. & Mrs. Smith
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Okay, maybe everyone just really loves Fight Club and Brad Pitt, right? In the 2005 rom-com action movie, Seth Cohen plays the man they're both assigned to kill, which is how they realize they're both spies. The whole time, Brody is wearing a Fight Club t-shirt. It's pretty obvious whose side he's on.
6. Fight Club Starring Brad Pitt
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Fight Club has a bunch of hidden gems in it, including advertisements for its main stars. Theater marquees within the movie advertise films starring Brad Pitt (Seven Years In Tibet), Edward Norton (The People Vs. Larry Flynt), and even Helena Bonham Carter (The Wings of the Dove, although it's obscured by a bus in the scene, so this is questionable).
Paying Homage To Themselves:
7. The Social Network's Tyler Durden
Fight Club's director David Fincher has also been known to reference his own movies. In The Social Network, Jesse Eisenberg's Zuckerberg uses Facebook for help on an Art History assignment. The profile he's viewing? Tyler Durden's.
8. Charlie and The Chocolate Factory
In the Tim Burton adaptation of Roald Dahl's classic, Charlie's father works for Smilex toothpaste factory; this is a reference to the poison Joker unleashed on Gotham in the Burton-directed Batman by hiding it in their toothpaste. During a tour of the factory, Wonka walks by a room of pink sheep as he says, "I'd rather not talk about this one." While this may just seem like a way to accentuate his eccentricity, Burton's actually referencing his Ed Wood biopic, also starring Johnny Depp; director Ed Wood was a notorious cross-dresser with an affinity for pink wool. In other scenes throughout the movie, children in the Halloween flashback wear masks of Lock, Shock, and Barrel from The Nightmare Before Christmas and a door in the factory is marked "BeetleJuicing."
9. Before Sunrise/Waking Life/Dazed and Confused
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Oscar-nominated writer-director Richard Linklater's film worlds seem to intersect at times. Like when Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy reprise their characters Jesse and Celine from Before Sunrise in the rotoscope dream movie Waking Life, which they then reference in Before Sunset. But there are subtler ways in which the films inhabit the same world: pinball. The same pinball machine can be found in at least three of Linklater's films: Waking Life, Before Sunrise, and Dazed and Confused.
10. Friends With Benefits picks up Easy A
Director Will Gluck references his 2010 hit comedy Easy A in the totally-okay-but-not-as-successful 2011 film Friends With Benefits. The sign at the airport for an "O. Penderghast" alludes to Emma Stone's character in Easy A. Stone appears in both films and is flawless in both.
Paying Tribute To Other Directors:
11. Indiana Jones/Star Wars/E.T.
R2-D2 makes another appearance - this time in Raiders of the Lost Ark. Spielberg paid tribute to Indiana Jones writer George Lucas by including hieroglyphics of the Star Wars droid in the 1981 film. Three years later, Spielberg did it again by naming a club in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom after Obi-Wan Kenobi.
12. E.T. in Star Wars
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And then George Lucas thanks Steven Spielberg by featuring E.T. the Extra Terrestrial in Star Wars: The Phantom Menace.
13. Evil Dead 2/Nightmare on Elm Street
Director Sam Raimi pays homage to Wes Craven in Evil Dead II: Dead by Dawn by sneaking iconic slasher Freddy Krueger's glove in the background of a few scenes.
Paying Tribute To The Genre:
Scream is more jam-packed with references than most other movies. It's basically a two-hour homage to the horror genre entirely. The character Billy Loomis borrows his last name from Psycho's Sam Loomis before quoting Anthony Perkins as Norman Bates. The janitor outside Principal Himbry's office (played by director Wes Craven himself) is named Fred and wears Freddy Krueger's iconic striped shirt. The film is so saturated with in-jokes and references that it's pretty easy for even the most savvy viewers to miss Scream Queen Linda Blair's brief cameo. Take comfort in understanding the constant name-checking of other horror flicks.
Rapper Drake has paid tribute to Latin singer Selena Quintanilla nearly 20 years after her death. The Fancy hitmaker took to Instagram.com to post several photos of himself in the recording studio wearing a white shirt with the Mexican-American icon's face airbrushed on it.
In one of the pictures, Drake wrote the caption, "They'll be talkin' 'til I meet Selena," a line from his OVO label rapper King Louie's track Til I Meet Selena.
According to Complex magazine, the tribute shirt was created by artist Darien Bruze as part of his Fallen Angels of R&B collection, which is slated to also include TLC's Lisa 'Left Eye' Lopez and Aaliyah.
Quintanilla was murdered on 31 March, 1995 at the age of 23 by the president of her fan club.
Filmmaker Pola Miller has died, aged 86. She passed away on 8 February (15) in Los Angeles, according to Variety.com, but no further details are available.
Miller began her career in New York as a freelance journalist for the New York Times and the Village Voice, and also hosted a poetry radio show called The Spoken Word.
In 1955 she married television director Robert Ellis Miller, who she met as a student at Boston's Emerson College when she auditioned for his production of The Man Who Came to Dinner, and after a stint in London where Miller hosted Thames Television show Americans Abroad, the couple returned to Los Angeles, and Robert moved into film.
The couple collaborated on Robert's movies including The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter, The Buttercup Chain, and Reuben, Reuben, and Pola later launched her own production company, PolaCo Prods., focusing on documentaries such as Fairy Tales for Adults Only, sleep From A to Zzzz and Backstage at the Zoo.
She also served on the boards of Women in Film and the American Film Institute Associates, and was honoured by the Retinitis Pigmentosa Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts for her film A Special Kind of Vision, a documentary on degenerative eye disease.