The episode begins with Kenya Moore, The Goddess of the Bedroom, taking an aerialist class to firm up her booty. Kandi Burruss, Goddess of the Side Eye, shows up and refuses to participate because she doesn’t want to twisted her ankle. Kandi takes it upon herself to bring up the Apollo/Kenya texting debacle. Later, NeNe Leakes, Goddess of Shade, stops by the Worst Best Western to pick up Kenya and take her on a tour of real estate properties she can't afford.
Porsha Stewart, Goddess of Victims, decides to revisit her therapist because she still has two more sessions on her Groupon. Rather than telling her that gold-diggers never prosper, her therapist, bearing a striking resemblance to "The Chief" from Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?, tells her that Kordell sounds more like a father than a husband. Revelation! It’s also a great break from the borderline-homophobic accusations. Then Porsha re-enacts Pandora’s box, by telling all the girls at lunch that she was the basis for Sleeping with the Enemy, that her husband made false promises and was a control freak.
Cynthia Bailey, Goddess of Elective Surgery, is still in recovery from her outpatient surgery which means lots of bed rest but plenty of time to do her make-up. She turns down a shopping invitation from NeNe. She also forces casually engages in conversation with her daughter about boys. Because, her beautiful daughter doesn’t need to be with a verbally abusive, insensitive, controlling man like Peter.
Meanwhile, Kandi decides to stuff her face with yogurt and ruin a marriage. Phaedra Parks, Goddess of Ambulance Chasers, has to continue talking about “Textgate.” Adonis Apollo greets his wife with a kiss and a genuine discussion of his wants and needs. Phaedra responds with pointed allegations questions about Kenya and Apollo’s casual sex meeting in Los Angeles. Meanwhile, the worst waitress in history, keeps interrupting them at inopportune moments. Then Phaedra, showing the great legal eagle skills that made her a Z-list celebrity lawyer, threatens her husband multiple times on television. The conversation bubbles up until the couple have a truly roughneck conversation in the car with their mics still on.
Hopefully, Titan Shereè Whitfield doesn’t escape from Tartarus and engulf them all.
Phaedra Parks Hall of Fame...for this episode
"With the stress I’m under the last thing I want to do is give her saggy diaper booty any more energy."
"Apollo was not looking for an old beauty queen with scrambled eggs; when he wants that he goes to The Waffle House."
"He’s married to an older woman; he doesn’t want to be with the old-est woman."
"You are about two seconds from me cutting out your tongue."
"I might have to kill him with this damn steak knife. "
Movie studio bosses eager to cash in on the popularity of James Cameron's sci-fi epic Avatar have lost their bid to trademark the name Pandorapedia for a planned clothing line. Twentieth Century Fox executives were keen to register the brand for merchandising purposes, but officials at the Trademark Trial and Appeals Board rejected their second request last week (08Nov13), ruling the name was too similar to that of the Pandora Sportswear Corporation.
An eight-page opinion issued to Fox chiefs states, "We find that the marks PANDORA and PANDORAPEDIA are similar and thus... favors a finding of likelihood of confusion."
Pandora was the alien moon featured in the 2009 blockbuster, while all things Avatar were explained in Cameron's own encyclopaedia, Pandorapedia, which is used by players of the Avatar video game.
Avatar 2 is due for release in 2016.
Cara Delevingne's new tattoo is out of this world - the British model now has a constellation of stars inked around her ear. Delevingne also boasts a lion's face on her finger and the word 'Pandora' on her arm.
They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. But why imitate when you can innovate? First, America’s Next Drag Superstar Jinkx Monsoon and Ivy Winters created this legendary fantasy recasting of Death Becomes Her. Then Willam Belli appeared in this gay YouTube spoof, “Rambo, But Gay.”
That got the gears turning. What other movies could use a little bit of charisma, uniqueness, nerve and talent? Here are 10 movies with biological women that could use the full drag race treatment.
10. DreamGirls - This had to be on the list. Latrice Royale is is large, in charge, chunky, yet funky. She’s bold and beautiful so she is a clear fit to play Effie White. Dancing queen Milan is the perfect fit to play sensitive Lorrell Robinson. Tyra Sanchez fancies herself Beyoncé, but she can’t sing. So Deena Jones would have to be played by the America’s first drag superstar, BeBe Zahara Benet.
9. Steel Magnolias - Queen Latifah made an African American version of the popular film. Couldn’t it be possible to have an all Puerto Rican version? Imagine maternal Nina Flowers instead of Sally Field, spunky Carmen Carrera instead of Julia Roberts, Jessica Wild instead of mousy Daryl Hannah, Alexis Mateo and her breast plate instead of Dolly Parton, Madam LaQueer in Olympia Dukakis’ role and finally Yara Sophia giving you Shirley MacLaine realness.
8. Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? - They may be old friends, but, Chad Michaels and Shannel would be great at playing feuding sisters Jane (Betty Davis) and Blanche (Joan Crawford).
7. The Craft - There has to be a spooktacular choice for Sharon Needles and Rulaskatox. When innocent Sara (Sharon Needles) moves to town she meets three witches, (Alaska, Detox and Roxxxy Andrews). What follows is black magic, black clothes and really heavy eyeliner.
6. Bring it On: All or Nothing - These queens are most likely to go direct-to-video. But their feud did make the fifth season of the show very entertaining. When Alyssa Edwards family moves and enrolls her in public school she has to join the cheerleading squad run by Coco Montrese. Expect plenty of reading!
5. Mean Girls - When Tatianna moves to a new town she gets on the radar of The Heathers (Raja, Manila Luzon and Delta Work). Her friends Shangela and Stacy Layne Matthews convince her to play both sides and take them down.
4. Big Business - Manila Luzon and Jujubee play two sets of twins in a remake of this Bette Midler and Lily Tomlin Classic.
3. Nine to Five - Pandora Boxx plays spunky Doralee Rhodes (Parton), Ivy Winters plays sweet-as-pie Judy Bernley (Jane Fonda) and Raven plays snarky Violet Newstead (Tomlin).
2. She-Devil - After an actress (Willam Belli) ruins her life, a jilted housewife (Mimi Imfurst) plans her destruction. With the help of a pint-sized friend (Kenya Michels) they get their revenge.
1. Troop Beverly Hills - All the Drag Race girls could star in a remake of this popular 90s. It'd be great, if only, to see them do a drag rendition of " It's Cookie Time." Clearly, Mama Ru would play Shelly Long's part.
Who would you love to see in a movie remake?
Recently, the video of a baby running and giggling in her glowing halloween costume made its Internet rounds. In fact, the video has already reached over 8 million hits on YouTube. And while, normally, a child creepily laughing in a LED suit would weird us out, it instead made us jealous, and forced us to figure out a slew of pop culture-relevant excuses for our inevitable choice to wear an LED costume this Halloween. Here are our favorite picks!
We want to be Katy PerryThree years ago, Katy Perry appeared at the Met Gala wearing a light-up dress that she totally rocked. Since then, Perry has included LED lights into most of her shows and concerts. So, we feel that our cultural obsession with anything Katy Perry is definitely reason enough to throw on an awesome light-up costume (an not look like a four-year-old).
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We love TronCome on, admit it, even if you only saw the Tron trailer (1982 or 2010), you wanted to enter the digital world of The Grid and dress in one of those cool, futuristic costumes. We think that's a perfect excuse to go out and buy some leather and lights and show up at a party looking like Sam Flynn…. Oh, go ahead, spring for the glowing motorcycle too.
Our love/hate relationship with Kanye WestOkay, so a few years ago, Kanye West made the glowing sunglasses somewhat of a trend after his glow-in-the-dark themed Grammy performance. This Halloween, create your own Throwback Thursday costume (yes, Halloween is on a Thursday) and dress as Kanye, bright sunglasses and light-up vest included.
AvatarThis one really needs no description since everyone everywhere saw James Cameron's epic film masterpiece. But, in case you need a little reminder, the blue and glowing Na'vi live in the magical, interconnected world of Pandora, which lights up at night in neon beauty. This costume is easy to pull off (blue paint and lights), and no one will have any doubt about who you are. Plus, you can do an Avatar theme and create the glowing forest world of Pandora as the setting for you Halloween party.
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We're simply obsessed with this baby, who is now a pop culture phenomenonAs I said before, the absolutely adorable and absolutely weird video of this baby girl has quickly gone viral (and inspired us to write this article). The cute costume is perfect for keeping track of your kids this Halloween, and we think it's also an acceptable reason for adults to wear something similar.
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A certain colonel is coming back to finally rid Pandora of its blue cat-people problem.
Seemingly unperturbed by the gigantic arrows that were shot through his body by vengeful Na'vi, Stephen Lang will return with his character Colonel Quartich for not one or two but three Avatar sequels. Since it has taken almost five years for the next Avatar sequel to even being filming, we're wondering how old Stephen Lang will be by the time Avatar 4 rolls around. This problem is exacerbated by the fact that Avatar 4 will reportedly be a prequel, in which Colonel Quartich is younger than he was in the original movie. Our ability to suspend our disbelief will be stretched to its limit. About as far as it was when learned someone thought it was a good idea to cast Giovanni Ribisi as the head of a gigantic corporation.
And so, we continue along the trend of older actors are playing action roles that don’t necessarily suit their ages. We saw Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone trudge their way through Escape Plan with mixed results, and we’re wondering if Stephen Lang will still be believable in the role by the time Avatar 4 comes out. The man is already 61 for heavens sake! Maybe it's time to put down bowie knife and leave the cat-people genocide to a younger and more spry gentleman with the same brewing hatred for things that are different and foriegn.
Arnold Schwarzenegger is reteaming with his The Terminator and True Lies director James Cameron for the Avatar sequel, according to Internet reports. Sources tell Latino Review that the filmmaker has cast Schwarzenegger as a villain in his return to Pandora.
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When it comes down to it, movies are nothing more than a means for escape. What better way to flee from reality than to visit some of the most stunning worlds, places so beautiful that it’s often hard to comprehend that someone had imagined it. These movies have offered moviegoers some of the most memorable fantasy worlds anyone has seen. Whether they were adapted from one of the most beloved fantasy series in literature, or spawned from the minds of visionary directors, these worlds mesmerised and enthralled generations of moviegoers.
Middle Earth, Lord of the Rings TrilogyRealizing the different realms of Middle Earth is no simple task, but Peter Jackson and the talented folks at Weta Workshop were up to the challenge. The verdant fields of the Shire, the dark halls of Moria, and the idyllic vale of Rivendell are just a few of the tantalizing settings that wowed the audiences in The Lord of the Rings Trilogy and The Hobbit.
Fantasia, The Neverending StoryA child’s imagination know no boundaries. The fantastical 1984 movie The Neverending Story tells the story of what would happen if the technological marvels of the modern world stifle children’s imagination. The result is a crumbling fantasy world filled with giant talking turtles, a relentless fanged wolf, and a young warrior and his loyal horse.
Pandora, AvatarJames Cameron’s Avatar was beautiful as it was dangerous, as large predators prowled the ground and soared through the skies. Glow-in-the-dark trees illuminated the night, while giant colorful flowers painted the dense forests of the floating Hallelujah Mountains. But what was perhaps the most stunning image was the gigantic gas giant planet illuminating Pandora’s nighttime sky.
The world of LegendLight and darkness were important themes in the 1985 fantasy movie Legend. Starring Tom Cruise, the picturesque wilderness turns into a world of darkness after a unicorn is captured by one of the most memorable fantasy villains in film, the Lord of Darkness (Tim Curry).
Yubaba's Bathhouse, Spirited AwayHayao Miyazaki has crafted several fantastical animated movies for Studio Ghibli, but none as memorable Academy Award-winning Spirited Away. Set in a bathhouse run by the giant-headed witch Yubaba, Spirited Away tells the coming of age story of 10-year old girl Chihiro who comes across some of the wildest characters ever imagined in film.
The LabyrinthBefore computer animation dominated the industry, Jim Henson’s company made its name bringing to life some of the strangest creatures seen in film. He made full use of his talented crew when he directed Labyrinth, starring a very young Jennifer Connelly and David Bowie as the Goblin King. Aside from the the numerous animatronics used to bring to life the countless creatures in the film, the movie featured very elaborate sets including the M.C. Escher-inspired stair room seen at the film’s climax.
The Star Wars UniverseTatooine, the ice planet Hoth, and Endor are just a few of the many recognizable worlds within George Lucas’s Star Wars Universe. If the vast desert expanses or the volatile and explosive world of Mustafar isn’t enough to display Lucas’s ability to fabricate alien worlds, then the various creature features seen in each planet should leave little doubt about man’s impressive imagination.
Oz, The Wizard of OzWith movies nowadays heavily leaning on CGI effects, it becomes even more impressive that a movie like The Wizard of Oz was made in 1939. Bringing the Land of Oz back then was nothing short of movie magic, and must have dropped the jaws of any moviegoer who watched it in the theaters. It left a very long lasting legacy, which is why the American Film Institute named it the top fantasy movie of all time.
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It's official! Avatar will be getting not one, not two, but three sequels. On Thursday, James Cameron and 20th Century Fox revealed that they had upped the planned number of Avatar films and that the three new installments will be shot simultaneously next year. According to Deadline, the first sequel is set to be released in December 2016, followed by the second in December 2017, and the third in December 2018. So basically, you can start planning your future family holiday festivities accordingly. (But really, you should start pre-ordering your tickets. You know how those Christmas Day movie crowds can be.)
Ever since the science fiction blockbuster took the world by storm just four short years ago, we've all been eagerly awaiting this announcement. But now that we've gotten the official confirmation, we can't help but ask, is three sequels a little excessive? It might be a tad premature to invest so much time and money in three huge blockbuster sequels. What if the second Avatar movie is a disappointment? Or the third? Or the fourth? Why not space them out more like Terminator? What if people start to lose interest in the breathtaking landscape of Pandora. Nah, that won't happen.
Still, Peter Jackson got some flack when he announced plans for a third Hobbit movie, and yet James Cameron is allowed to do whatever he wants with the Avatar movies? Is that the way the movie world works?
Don't get us wrong — we saw Avatar in theaters. More than once. Hell, given its $2.8 billion gross, clearly some of us saw it upwards of 10 times. And it's true that sequels have the potential to outshine their predecessors, even beyond the second movie — Toy Story 3 and Iron Man 3 were possibly the best of their series. But how many X Movie 4 films do so well?
Then again, James Cameron has stated that he envisions the fourth Avatar film to be more of a prequel, so that could bring some freshness to the series...down the line in 2018. Actually, maybe it's a little premature for us to even be talking about a movie that doesn't come out until December 2018. Wow, we feel old now — and we don't even want to know how old we'll feel when that date arrives.
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Bosses at music streaming service Pandora have fired back at accusations they are trying to cheat musicians out of cash after the members of Pink Floyd urged their peers to beware the online company's new bid to reduce royalty payments in a newspaper article. Roger Waters, David Gilmour and Nick Mason took aim at Pandora executives in a USA Today op-ed piece earlier this week (beg24Jun13), accusing them of attempting to trick artists into supporting their campaign to scale down costs.
The trio criticised music company bosses for lobbying lawmakers in the U.S. Congress to pass the Internet Radio Fairness Act, which would potentially reduce royalty payments to songwriters and performers by as much as 85 per cent.
A previous attempt to push for the bill failed last year (12) after 125 artists, including Billy Joel and Rihanna, joined forces to sign an open letter urging Pandora chiefs to drop the drastic plan.
However, the Pink Floyd stars claim the firm's heads have employed more sneaky tactics this time around, allegedly getting big names to support a petition which makes no mention of the pay cut and instead states: "We are all fervent advocates for the fair treatment of artists."
Criticising the wording of the new campaign, the rockers wrote, "Fine print is one thing. But a musician could read this 'letter of support' a dozen times and hold it up to a funhouse mirror for good measure without realising she was signing a call to cut her own royalties to pad Pandora's bottom line."
But the company's chiefs have now responded to the Pink Floyd attack, insisting the the rockers have been given "badly misleading information".