The best character on New Girl isn’t Jess, Nick or even Schmidt. It’s Winston Bishop (Lamorne Morris). Yep, the most unappreciated roommate is also the most consistently entertaining. Unfortunately, he gets pushed to the sidelines in most episodes. But when he does get a chance to shine, it’s always hilarious. Here’s why Winston deserves more love.
1. He likes fruity drinks.
2. He really loves pulling pranks.
3. But his ideas for pranks are a little extreme.
4. He also enjoys doing puzzles.
5. Even though he's terrible at them.
6. He sings along to Wicked.
They'll never bring you down, Winston.
7. He sings a lot in general, actually.
He probably sings more than Jess these days.
8. He dances to "Call Me Maybe."
9. He can be philosophical sometimes.
10. And overdramatic at other times.
11. He's a good friend.
12. He understands the importance of Saturdays.
13. He really, really loves his cat Ferguson.
Winston + Ferguson 4-eva
14. He even tried to help get his cat some action.
I repeat: he was a wingman for his cat.
15. He's all about the food.
16. He has many impressive skills.
17. He's socially awkward.
18. He's okay (but not really) with being single.
Note to New Girl writers: more Winston please! Or a Winston and Ferguson spin-off.
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Do you remember the first time you watched Saw? The movie celebrates it's 10th anniversary on October 29th. With a handful of sequels, crazy twists, and gruesome deaths, it doesn't feel like the first film in the series came out that long ago, but it did.
I don't have the best memory, I tend to forget things pretty fast, but I can still remember convincing my mom to take me to the movies to see Saw with my 2 best friends. It wasn't the first R-rated movie we'd ever been too (over the summer she took us to see Harold & Kumar Go To White Castle) but it was the first horror movie we were seeing in theaters with that rating. We thought it was the coolest thing ever, but what else are you going to think when you're 13 and seeing a movie that everyone has been talking about? I spent about 75% of the movie hiding behind a bucket of popcorn, because as it turns out, I was terrified of gore and horror movies. When the doll rode up on his little bicycle for the first time and uttered the words we would all no doubt hear for the next ten years, "Do you want to play a game," I forced one of my friends to leave the theater for the excuse of a bathroom break. I remember gasping in the theater when they realized the point of the hacksaw was not to cut through their chains, but through their own bones.
As an adult, I can appreciate the film for what it is. Since first watching it, I've seen enough "scary" movies to satisfy me for a lifetime, yet I've never seen a movie like the original Saw. I've watch movies where people are being held prisoner. I've seen movies where people are killed in crazy, interesting ways. But I've never seen a movie that has such an intricate system for how the victims are first chosen, then how they're killed. In Saw, Jigsaw is not the direct killer. He gives these people, like Amanda (the only victim to survive and escape) a chance to get out, but the circumstances around those choices are tough. Do you kill someone else so you survive? These people also realize that they were chosen for a reason, whether it be drug use, cheating, or overall poor life choices, and that the person they thought was also a victim, might not be as innocent as once believed. The most shocking part of the film, which still gets me even though I've seen it a dozen times, is when you found out that the body laying between Adam and Lawrence was not in fact a dead body, as they first assumed when the woke and found the recorders, but it is Jigsaw. When he stands up at the very end and tells Adam that the key to unlock him was in the tub en whe woke up and went down the drain, before sealing him in the bathroom, I still get chills. It's easily my favorite movie in the series.
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We turned the question to our amazing readers to see what Saw memories they had:
"Saw was the first horror movie I was allowed to see in theaters! I was so excited my mom took my friend and I to see it, as I was only thirteen at the time. It was a great movie, which I still love watching today! Not only was it scary, it was creative and original, which is hard to come by nowadays. The twist at the end had me completely mind blown and I couldn't wait to see the next movie, cause I knew walking out there would be a sequel, which was equally as good (also hard to come by nowadays). I wish we had more movies like the saw series in this decade!"
- Courtney Z.
"I remember the first time I went to go see Saw, I was on my way to my best friends house and she just bought Saw. Thinking nothing of it we were very excited to make some popcorn and have movie night! Little did we know that we would be clenching pillows to our faces and having nightmares for a few nights! It was such a great movie, especially with the unthinkable twist at the end. Great movies make great memories, I won't ever forget that night!"
- Jillian J.
"I first watched Saw in the theaters with my mom. I was only 14 when the movie came out; I thought I was too cool going to see a rated R film. I love the Saw franchise because it keeps you intrigued and on the edge of your seat, thinking who is behind this and how are they going to escape! The Saw movies are perfect for "scary movie night." I have had many Saw marathons with friends. "Want to play a game" (insert creepy voice)? No thanks, I'll pass."
- Kelly N.
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You can relive these Saw memories by seeing the film again, for a 1-week limited engagement starting Thursday, October 30th, to celebrate it's 10 year anniversary. Just in time for Halloween! Want to enjoy a serious throwback, read our review from the first Saw premiere! You can also check out these incredible images from the original Saw.
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Pop star Katy Perry has reportedly cancelled her planned birthday party in Egypt due to "safety concerns".
The Roar hitmaker, who turns 30 on Saturday (25Oct14), intended to mark the milestone with a celebration in the African nation and a trip down the Nile River during a three-week break from her Prismatic World Tour. However, Perry has now axed the planned trip amid rumors her itinerary had leaked and fans could find out her whereabouts, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Rapper, actor and entrepreneur Nick Cannon hosted a star-studded surprise birthday party for his latest protegee, Amber Rose, earlier this week (20Oct14) after telling her he was taking her out for a Halloween-themed dinner. Rose, who turned 31 on Tuesday (21Oct14), was initially told the party would take place at a restaurant in Los Angeles, California on Monday night (20Oct14), but instead the model, who dressed up as a zombie version of TV mum Peggy Bundy from Married... with Children, was taken to a private residence, where Chris Brown and his girlfriend Karrueche Tran, Blac Chyna, Nelly and Carmen Electra were waiting to celebrate with her on Monday (20Oct14).
The party took place just days after Cannon shot down reports he was dating Rose after splitting from his wife Mariah Carey. Rose is also currently single after separating from her husband, rapper Wiz Khalifa.
Reclusive singer Kate Bush has branded her live comeback an "extraordinary experience" and insisted she "loved the whole process". The Wuthering Heights star made her return to the stage in London in August (14) after a 35-year absence and won rave reviews for her lavish Before The Dawn show at the Hammersmith Apollo.
She performed 22 gigs before bringing the curtain down on the production on 1 October (14), and she has now written an open letter to fans about her big comeback.
Bush is adamant the residency was "great fun" and admits she was "delighted" by the audience's positive reaction.
She writes, "Now all the shows are over, it's pretty difficult to explain how I feel about it all. It was quite a surreal journey... It was also such great fun.
"It was one of the most extraordinary experiences of my life. I loved the whole process... I was really delighted that the shows were received so positively and so warmly but the really unexpected part of it all was the audiences. Audiences that you could only ever dream of. One of the main reasons for wanting to perform live again was to have contact with that audience.They took my breath away. Every single night they were so behind us. You could feel their support from the minute we walked on stage. I just never imagined it would be possible to connect with an audience on such a powerful and intimate level; to feel such, well quite frankly, love. It was like this at every single show.
"Thank you so very much to everyone who came to the shows and became part of that shared experience. It was a truly special and wonderful feeling for all of us."
Bush's last tour took place in 1979 and she subsequently retired from live performance.
Veteran U.S. newsman Ben Bradlee has died at the age of 93. Bradlee was executive editor of The Washington Post for 23 years from 1968 and oversaw the publication's famous investigation into the Watergate scandal that brought down President Richard Nixon.
The dedicated journalist, who was still the newspaper's vice president at-large at the time of his death, passed away at his home on Tuesday (21Oct14). His death is believed to be due to natural causes.
Bradlee was immortalised onscreen in 1976 movie All The President's Men, in which he was played by Jason Robards in an Oscar-winning performance.
Renee Zellweger has credited a massive lifestyle change for her drastic new look after she shocked fans with her altered appearance at a Hollywood event on Monday (20Oct14).
The Bridget Jones's Diary star hit headlines and became a trending topic on Twitter.com after she made her first public appearance in months at the Elle Women in Hollywood Awards in Los Angeles, sparking debate over her 'new face'. Zellweger has now opened up about the massive change, revealing she was not taking care of herself properly for many years and has now adopted a healthier lifestyle after taking a step back from Hollywood.
She tells People.com, "I'm glad folks think I look different! I'm living a different, happy, more fulfilling life, and I'm thrilled that perhaps it shows... My friends say that I look peaceful. I am healthy. For a long time I wasn't doing such a good job with that. I took on a schedule that is not realistically sustainable and didn't allow for taking care of myself. Rather than stopping to recalibrate, I kept running until I was depleted and made bad choices about how to conceal the exhaustion. I was aware of the chaos and finally chose different things... I did work that allows for being still, making a home, loving someone, learning new things, growing as a creative person and finally growing into myself... People don't know me in my 40s... People don't know me (as) healthy for a while. Perhaps I look different. Who doesn't as they get older?... But I am different. I'm happy."
Zellweger, 45, also brands the furore over her appearance "silly".
The producers of Julianne Moore and Ellen Page's new civil rights drama Freeheld were left scrambling for a new location after officials at Salesian High School in New York refused to let them shoot there due to the film's "subject matter". The movie is based on a 2007 documentary, which centred on Laurel Hester - a New Jersey cop played by Moore - who challenged government officials and demanded pension benefits for her same-sex partner, Stacie Andree, portrayed by Page, as she battled lung cancer.
A location manager picked Salesian High School in New Rochelle, New York to double as the Ocean County, New Jersey town hall, where Hester applied for a domestic partnership with Andree in order to legally pass on her pension after her death.
After first approving the shoot, the school's principal, John Flaherty, informed producer Michael Shamberg that he and the governors had reversed their decision, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Shamberg tells the publication, "They turned us down because of the subject matter."
Shamberg has since sent an email to the school's principal, stating, "(The movie is) not about gay marriage, nor are the women attempting to get married. It is about recognizing the dignity of a woman who was a brave civil servant.
"I believe the theme of the movie is what Pope Francis recognized when he called for the Church to welcome and accept gay people."
Mayor Paul Rosenberg of nearby Rye Brook has since offered up his town hall for the shoot.
Shamberg says, "The mayor personally came to the set and greeted us and introduced his teenage daughters to Julianne. Clearly, there are a lot of different attitudes in the area."
Freeheld also features Moore's Crazy Stupid Love co-star Steve Carrell.
Kesha has suffered a blow in her bid to escape a contract with hitmaker Dr. Luke after a judge agreed to release a previous deposition, in which the singer swore under oath that she had never been intimate with her former mentor. The TiK ToK hitmaker hit headlines last week (ends17Oct14) when she sensationally accused Dr. Luke of submitting her to years of emotional and sexual abuse, which led to her 60-day stint in the Timberline Knolls rehab clinic in Illinois earlier this year (14).
Among her allegations, Kesha claimed he once forced himself on her after making her take drugs and drink alcohol on a plane flight. She also accused the producer, real name Lukasz Gottwald, of taking advantage of her in a hotel suite after plying her with unidentified drugs.
Dr. Luke hit back with a countersuit, accusing Kesha of defamation and extortion, insisting she and her mother had been threatening to go public with various stories about his alleged inappropriate behaviour unless he released the singer from the management contract she signed when she was 18.
Now paperwork from a 2011 deposition has been unsealed at the request of Dr. Luke's lawyer, and her comments under oath could prove damaging to her new suit - during the deposition, part of a lawsuit filed against Kesha and Luke by the singer's former manager, she was quizzed about the nature of the stars' relationship.
Asked if she had ever been intimate with Luke, she replied, "No", while in response to another question about drugs, she insisted, "Dr. Luke never gave me coke".
Kesha's attorney, Mark Geragos, attacked the judge's decision to release the deposition papers on Tuesday (21Oct14), insisting it is "a pathetic attempt to once again blame the victim".
Geragos maintains his client had no choice but to lie under oath, telling TMZ.com, "Luke walked Kesha down the beach and threatened to destroy Kesha's life and the lives of her family if she didn't cover up his sexual assaults."
Dr. Luke has yet to respond to the latest development in the case.
Aerosmith star Joe Perry had to persuade SLASH to give up his beloved 1959 Les Paul guitar after realising it was the same instrument he sold to buy Christmas presents in 1980. The rocker quit the band and found himself strapped for cash, so he offered up his best axe.
Perry says, "That was the best guitar to sell; I could get rid of it pretty quick because they are very rare... I sold it and really didn't think much of it... I just called up one of my dealer friends."
The band reunited and when Perry started tasting success again, he embarked on a quest to find the classic guitar he'd sold.
He adds, "I had all my guitar techs out looking everywhere and (bandmate) Brad (Whitford) walks in and says, 'I know where your guitar is', and he opens up the guitar magazine and the centrefold had Slash's guitar collection and right in the middle was that guitar... It ended up in his hands and he made no bones about the fact that he has been a fan of the band.
"I called him up and he was like, 'Oh, please don't ask me, man, don't ask me that', because he did not want to get rid of it. I said, 'I'll pay you whatever you want for it...'
"A series of months go by... and then finally he stopped taking my calls, so I finally had to sit him down... I knew it was getting in the way of our friendship, so I said, 'Look, I'll never ask you about it again, man. If you ever wanna sell it back, just give me a call'.
"At my 50th birthday, Cheap Trick were playing... and I sat in with them and in the middle of the set my guitar tech walks up and hands me this guitar... Slash gave it to me."