The episode opened with Neal Caffrey planning elaborate maneuvers to avoid video cameras - it involved choreographed steps to music. Mozzie was urging him on. Caffrey was making progress, but not enough to make Mozzie happy.
Next, Caffrey went into work and met his new handler, Agent David Siegel (Warren Kole). Siegel practically fell over himself praising the criminal who he was keeping an eye on, falling just short of his asking for an autograph. That made his boss, Peter Burke, who had relinquished handling duties so that he could run the department impartially, express doubts at first, but Seigel then him know he was just playing up to Caffrey's vanity. After seeing Kole on The Following, I half-expected him to then scream out, "FOR JOE CARROLL!!" and start shooting at people in the office.
It turned out the FBI was targeting the shell company Mozzie is running through online auctions and that led Caffrey and Siegel to go to a warehouse. Caffrey went in first, ostensibly to case the place, and warned Mozzie that Siegel is there to arrest him. An alarm went off and Siegel burst in and saw Mozzie, but the balding, bespectacled criminal got away. When Siegel gave the description, the office immediately knew it's Mozzie.
Agent Diana Berrigan, 8 months pregnant, seemed to be having crisis about losing her job after giving birth; she was pulling all-nighters in attempts to find to who was behind the shell company. Finally, a name came out: Teddy Winters.
After a ridiculous scene with Neal finding Mozzie in a park as The Statue of Liberty (that was two silly outfits for Mozzie in a row; Willie Garson must hate the wardrobe department now), Mozzie revealed that his core identity was Teddy Winters. He used it to see if parents came looking for him. The Feds would know who he really was. The two hatched a plan.
They let the feds think they found Mozzie by tracing his IP address at the warehouse, but Mozzie ran back and blew it up. Berrigan thought the death was faked and went investigating on her own despite being very pregnant and getting direct orders from Burke to go home and rest. She found a fake manhole cover and found Mozzie in a hiding spot. Of course, just as she was ready to turn him in, she went into premature labor from stress and Mozzie, first ready to run, gets an attack of conscience and came back to help.
Earlier, Peter had told Neal that the Curtis Hagen evidence was in lockup upstairs, due to his parole hearing coming up, and Caffrey goes upstairs to do some damage to it since Hagen had blackmailed him in the previous episode. This is where the choreography came into play. Neal successfully dodges the cameras (this was interspersed with Mozzie helping Berrigan give birth - not quite the end of The Godfather, but pretty good). At one point though, Burke saw Caffrey's hat still on his desk and being suspsicious, went upstairs, but found nothing amiss.
The show ended with Berrigan in the hospital with her new baby boy and conveniently forgetting that it was Mozzie (AKA Teddy Winters) who helped her. Mozzie was off scot-free with the certainty that Hagen was going to be back on the street and would still be holding Caffrey in his grip.
Actress Dakota Johnson has taken on an active role in helping producers find the perfect star to portray her onscreen lover in the Fifty Shades Of Grey film following Charlie Hunnam's recent departure. The Sons of Anarchy star pulled out of playing Christian Grey in the big screen adaptation of writer E.L. James' erotic novel earlier this month (Oct13), leaving Universal Pictures bosses scrambling to recast his role.
However, producer Michael De Luca reveals they've been receiving a helping hand from Johnson, the daughter of Hollywood veterans Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson, as they search for a suitable replacement to appear opposite her Anastasia Steele.
He tells Eonline.com, "She's the best partner a producer could have... She's helping us look through the candidates to see which chemistry kind of captures our attention."
Hunnam recently revealed his hectic TV schedule forced him to walk away from the project, and while De Luca admits losing their original leading man was a big blow, he insists production is "on track" as they are close to revealing their new Christian Grey "in a couple weeks".
British actor Jamie Dornan and Alexander Skarsgard have emerged as frontrunners, while Ian Somerhalder and Matt Bomer remain fan favourites for the role.
Twentieth Century Fox TelevisionAccording to most blind items sites, nearly every person working in the entertainment industry is hiding a secret about their sexuality. But despite the likes of Neil Patrick Harris, Zachary Quinto and Matt Bomer proving that coming out certainly doesn't neccessarily lead to career suicide, the number of openly gay celebrities still remains relatively small. Following last week’s 25th annual National Coming Out Day, here's a look at five stars who have made that bold step to publicly come out of the closet this year.Wentworth MillerThe former Prison Break lead and Stoker screenwriter came out on GLAAD's official website in an open letter to the Saint Petersburg International Film Festival. Politely declining their invitation to attend because of the Russian government's treatment of gay citizens, he also later revealed he had attempted suicide as a teenager because of his sexuality.Raven-SymoneFamous for her role as Olivia Kendall in The Cosby Show and her Disney Channel vehicle, That's So Raven, 27-year-old Raven Symone took to Twitter in August to express her delight at the fact that she could finally get legally married following the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to overturn the Defense of Marriage Act.Robbie RogersRobbie Rogers became the first openly gay professional footballer in 23 years when he prematurely announced his retirement back in February. Following a wave of support from players and fans alike, he returned to the game in May when he signed with the Los Angeles Galaxy.Jason CollinsJust a week before Rogers' comeback, NBA star Jason Collins also made a ground-breaking move when he became the first active male athlete from North America's four major professional sports leagues to confirm he was gay in an interview with Sports Illustrated.Ben WhishawBest-known for his role of Q in Skyfall, acclaimed British actor Ben Whishaw had previously refused to talk about his private life. But his representative released a statement in August confirming that he had entered into a civil partnership with Australian composer Mark Bradshaw twelve months previously.
White Collar returned with Neal Caffrey (Matthew Bomer) straddling the line between legitimacy and crime while his FBI handler, Peter Burke (Tim DeKay), wavered between trust and cynicism of his charge.
The episode opened with Burke in prison after being framed at the end of the summer season. His wife (Tiffani Thiessen) was having a conversation with Caffrey and told him to do what he had to do to free him. Before he could, he was contacted by a mysterious person who turned out to be Curtis Hagen, whom Caffrey had put away in the first episode. After a bit of a chat, Hagen said that he could make the incarcerated FBI agent a free man. He acknowledged that he was the reason that the federal prosecutor was leaning so heavily on Burke, and then indicated that he could get him to let him go. In return, he asked Caffrey to do a quick 'smash and grab.' He added one more catch - get his father's confession on tape as the one who actually committed the shooting...even forge it if necessary.
Mozzie immediately jumped into the fray (well, as much as a geek who abhors physical activity can). He had also managed to crack Neil's tracking anklet. He got Caffrey to record a confession, using technology to make it sound like his fathers' voice. The plan worked and Burke was sprung. Burke believed that it was really Caffrey's father who called and he thanked him. Yet another layer of deceit between Caffrey and Burke, since Caffrey did nothing to dissuade the FBI agent. Hagen then called in his favor.
More intrigue: Burke got an offer from Boris McGiver (playing an unnamed higher-up) to become the head of White Collar. Always good to see McGiver when his character, Hersh, isn't getting his ass kicked on Person of Interest.
Hagen wanted Caffrey to get Welsh gold coins from a heavily guarded vault. What happened next involved some comedy with Mozzie wearing an awful wig and goatee, pretending to be a jumper. Caffrey played a fireman who was supposed to be rescuing him and got the building next to the vault evacuated. There were two sequences going on - Caffrey getting the coins and Mozzie finding out out that the suicide negotiator that was supposed to talk him down had even more insane conspiracy theories than he did.
Of course the plan went awry when an overzealous fireman probie made Caffrey hand over the oxygen tanks before he could steal away. It was White Collar 101: Thy most thought-through plan shall falleth through due to the most silly things ever. To make matters worse, the missing coins case was assigned to who? Three guesses.. OK. No. One guess. BURKE, of course. He asked Caffrey to consult, as well. Then of course, he tumbled on to the air tanks that Caffrey used to store the coins ('Why are there air tanks if there isn't a fire?"). Caffrey and Mozzie had to figure out how to save themselves and thwart Burke at the same time. They went to the firehouse and Caffrey got the coins out, but managed to stir Burke's suspicions.
The episode ended with Burke stepping down as Caffrey's handler, realizing that while he thought of Caffrey as a friend, he was still a criminal. He then gave him a new ankle braclet, much to Caffrey's chagrin. Oh, and Hagen revealed that he was really targeting Caffrey and had blackmail material on him from the job. His intention... get him paroled. Ah, White Collar, you and your twists. The plot is afoot and it's interesting that they would bring Hagen back after all this time and to expect many to remember what part he played in the pilot episode. Not all of us have been with the show from the start. But then again, Mark Sheppard is riding a much larger wave of recognition after all those seasons of playing Crowley on Supernatural. He's playing another demon in this show, one who is always making deals. It's going to be an interesting ride.
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The second top-rated podcast on iTunes right now after This American Life isn't RadioLab. It's not Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me or The Moth. It's Welcome to Night Vale, a serialized science fiction created by members of the New York City theater group The Neo-Futurists. The independently-produced show takes the form of a nightly newscast, where the 'Voice of Night Vale' Cecil Baldwin calmly details the regular goings-on of a day in town: the current whereabouts of the mysterious glow cloud; the disappearance of an entire PTA meeting; or how a group of hooded figures set up shop in the brand new dog park, to which you and your pup should never, ever go. While part of the fun and drama of the show is that the weird is described and not seen, someone must be looking at these numbers and plotting a movie version. Here's our dream cast.
Matt Bomer as "Cecil Baldwin"
He's got the perfect voice for radio and the looks to fulfill every Cecil fan's cinematic dream. It's really not fair.
Rodrigo Santoro as "Carlos"
Cecil is quite taken with visiting, mysterious scientist Carlos — especially his beautiful, perfect hair. Our film version has to live up to the newsman's gushing descriptions, so Santoro is the guy.
Helen Slayton-Hughes as "Old Woman Josie"
That's Ethel Beavers, to Parks and Recreation fans. We like Helen for kind soul Josie, who tolerates the Angels who've taken up residence in her house.
Randy Quaid as "The Apache Tracker"
Cecil constantly expresses disgust for the man, who wears "cartoonishly offensive Native American headdress" and claims to be much more in touch with the spiritual world than he actually is. This just seems fair.
Ellen Page as "Intern Dana"
We know the Juno star can do plucky. So she's perfect for Dana, the intern who somehow manages to survive while many of her peers disappear or die all manner of violent deaths.
Actor Matt Bomer is set to realise his dream of playing screen icon Montgomery Clift in a new movie biopic, according to U.S. reports. Monty Clift will tell the story of the love affair between Clift and his A Place In The Sun co-star Elizabeth Taylor.
Last year (12), the Magic Mike star opened up about his desire to play the Hollywood icon, who was considered a direct competitor of Marlon Brando, before his career was derailed following a major car accident that left his face scarred.
The film will reportedly begin shooting next year (14) and will be directed by Larry Moss.
On Aug. 26, the U.S. Open began its first round of matches for the 2013 tournament. Tennis lovers from around the world flocked to Queens, New York to see athletes like Rafael Nadal and Serena Williams participate in the renowned competition. Along with the fans, celebrities also made their way to the USTA National Tennis Center to see these athletes in action.
Movie stars like Matt Bomer, Kevin Spacey, and Blake Lively all showed up on the U.S. Open Instagram, while our very own sister site, Beyond the Row, caught Vogue Editor-in-Chief Anna Wintour taking in a set or two. Nick Jonas kissed new girlfriend Olivia Culpo in the stands while Ben Stiller was caught chatting with tennis star Andy Murray.
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"I'm so grateful for the fans and touched, but I'm looking forward to seeing the movie with Charlie and Dakota." Actor Matt Bomer is flattered he has become the fan favourite to play Christian Grey in the movie adaptation of bestseller Fifty Shades of Grey, but he's very impressed with the casting of Charlie Hunnam and Dakota Johnson.
Outraged Fifty Shades Of Grey fans have launched an online petition in a bid to force film bosses to reconsider casting Charlie Hunnam and Dakota Johnson as the leads in the movie adaptation of E.L. James' book. The author announced on Monday (02Sep13) that Hunnam and Johnson will play Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele in the film, and fans are far from happy.
Many have taken to Change.org and are petitioning Hollywood executives and James to replace Hunnam and Johnson with fan favourites Matt Bomer and Alexis Bledel.
Producers of the film have defended the castings, explaining chemistry, talent and availability had a lot to do with their choices.
On Twitter.com, Dana Brunetti writes, "There is a lot that goes into casting that isn't just looks. Talent, availability, their desire to do it, chemistry with other actor, etc.
"So if your favourite wasn't cast, then it is most likely due to something on that list. Keep that in mind while hating and keep perspective."
As of press time on Tuesday (03Sep13), the petition had garnered over 6,700 signatures.
Prison Break star Dominic Purcell has heaped praise on his former onscreen brother Wentworth Miller for coming out as gay. Miller revealed his sexual orientation in an open letter to the organisers of a film festival in Russia, rejecting an offer to attend the event due to the conservative country's anti-gay laws.
He wrote, "Thank you for your kind invitation. As someone who has enjoyed visiting Russia in the past and can also claim a degree of Russian ancestry, it would make me happy to say yes. However, as a gay man, I must decline."
Neil Patrick Harris and Matt Bomer are among the openly gay stars who congratulated the actor on his move, and now Purcell has also saluted Miller.
He tells UsMagazine.com, "As a friend and someone I care for deeply, I am very proud of Wentworth. I wish him much happiness and peace. I applaud his courage and his stance against a wrongful, archaic ideology."
Purcell played Miller's older brother on the hit jail drama from 2005 to 2009.