Teen Wolf star Crystal Reed sparked rumours she is engaged to her new boyfriend after she was spotted flashing a shiny ring on her left hand at an awards show in Australia. The actress split from her Teen Wolf co-star Daniel Sharman last year (13) and she is now dating TV host Darren McMullen, the face of Australia's The Voice.
The couple appeared together at the ASTRA Awards in Sydney on Thursday night (20Mar14), and Reed was spotted sporting what appeared to be a diamond ring on her wedding finger.
When asked whether her boyfriend had popped the question, Reed smiled and placed her left hand in her pocket, according to the Sydney Daily Telegraph.
McMullen told the publication about his girlfriend, "This is the first time we have walked a red carpet together... I think she looks beautiful."
For weeks now, the cast and crew of MTVs Teen Wolf have been warning audiences that a major character death would happen before the end of the third season. Although the show has never shied away from killing off characters — except for Jackson, who merely moved to London when Colton Haynes left the show — this one could be the last straw for fans.
In November, Teen Wolf creator Jeff Davis hinted that a core character would die in the second half of the third season: “Prepare to lose someone,” he said. “We will possibly be changing our main title sequence, so not everyone’s going to make it out of this season alive.”
For those of us who are still reeling from the traumatic deaths of Erica (Gage Golightly) and Boyd (Sinqua Walls) in 3A, this was particularly harsh.
So who could it be? If Davis is telling the truth and it’s someone in the main title sequence, then it could be Scott, Allison, Stiles, Derek, or Lydia — all of whom have been on Teen Wolf since the very first episode. If Davis is lying (a highly likely possibility) the victim could be Isaac, Danny, or one of the adults: Melissa McCall, Chris Argent, or Sheriff Stilinski. Any of these would tear out our hearts.
Since Teen Wolf is character driven — they keep the show grounded in reality while their lives are inundated with the supernatural — it’s hard to imagine the series without any of these characters. Then there’s the worry that the death won’t be given its due. If Teen Wolf kills off one of the main characters and the show does a poor job of it (like Erica in 3A) that could make the death even more heartbreaking... and infuriating.
We don’t know about you, but we’re very, very wary of the third season finale.
Although he may not be the star of the show — he’s certainly not a teenaged werewolf — Dylan O’Brien often steals the screen on MTV’s Teen Wolf. O’Brien’s character, Stiles Stilinski, is a fan favorite among those who watch the series and it isn’t hard to see why: Stiles is the comic relief on a show that can get very dark and scary at times (plus, he’s a cutie). However, Stiles is taking a different turn this season and it will allow O’Brien to really show off his acting chops.
Teen Wolf is a highly addictive teen drama that hooks fans in the very first episode, largely thanks to Stiles. Although he was the sidekick — the Robin to Scott McCall’s (Tyler Posey) Batman — Stiles was hilarious and relatable. (He’s also one half of the fandom’s favorite ship, Sterek.) But the character has evolved in the second half of the third season and Stiles is no longer Robin. Now he’s more like Two Face (if we’re sticking with the Batman comparison).
It’s always exciting to see a character change and develop as a series goes on; in Stiles’s case, it’s about time. Fans of Teen Wolf who have seen O’Brien star in other projects like The First Time or The Internship know that he’s an amazingly gifted actor. Even so far in 3B, O’Brien has played Stiles’ transformation into the nogitsune fantastically. He’s being challenged to go even farther beyond the standard sidekick/comedic role that Stiles originally had in the pilot. It’s is incredibly interesting to watch for fans who can remember his snarky comments about sour wolves and “werewolfitude” from the earlier seasons.
O’Brien may not necessarily be the star of Teen Wolf, but his bigger, more complex role this season is the best thing the show could have done. Teen Wolf has always been good at creating characters with which the fans form a strong emotional bond — we take it as a personal offense if anything happens to Isaac Lahey (Daniel Sharman). Now the show is taking us on an emotional rollercoaster with Stiles as his character devolves into darkness. With O’Brien at the forefront, this could be one of the best seasons — and storylines — Teen Wolf has ever created.
Spike Jonze doesn't waste any time introducing us to the technology at the center of Her. "An operating system that can mimic human sentience?" a dangerously lonely Joaquin Phoenix wonders after catching glimpse of an ad in a transit station. "Don't mind if I do!" (He doesn't actually say that, don't worry.) But by the time we're meant to believe that such a world can seamlessly integrate characters like Scarlett Johansson's automated voice Samantha into the lives of living, breathing men and women like Phoenix's Theodore, we're already established residents of this arresting, icy, quivering world the filmmaker has built. We meet Theodore midway through his recitation of a "handwritten letter" he penned on behalf of a woman to her husband of many years. That's his job — tapping into his own unique sensititivies to play ghostwriter for people hoping to adorn their spouses, boyfriends, girlfriends, parents, and children with personal notes of personal affection. Theodore is no independent contractor; he's part of a thriving company, and we almost get the feeling that the folks on the receiving end of these letters are in the know. Before we ever encounter Samantha, we're embedded in the central conceit of the movie: emotional surrogacy is an industry on the rise.
What makes Jonze's world so palatable is that, beneath its marvelously eerie aesthetic, this idea is barely science-fiction. Theodore, humbled and scarred by a recent divorce from lifelong love Catherine (Rooney Mara, who contrasts Johansson by giving a performance that, for a large sum of the movie, is all body and no voice), accesses the will to go on through interractions with video game characters and phone-sex hotlines. But the ante is upped with Samantha, the self-named operating system that Theodore purchases to stave off loneliness, deeming choice a far less contorting one than spending time with old pals like Amy (Amy Adams)... at first.
Samantha evolves rather quickly from an articulate Siri into a curious companion, who is fed and engaged by Theodore just as much as she feeds and engages him. Jonze paces his construction of what, exactly, Samantha is so carefully that we won't even catch the individual steps in her change — along with Theodore, we slowly grow more and more enamored and mystified by his computer/assistant/friend/lover before we can recognize that we're dealing with a different being altogether from the one we met at that inceptive self-aware "H-hello?" But Jonze lays tremendous groundwork to let us know this story is all for something: all the while, as the attractions build and the hearts beat faster for Samantha, we foster an unmistakable sense of doom. We can't help but dread the very same perils that instituted one infamous admission: "I'm sorry, Dave. I'm afraid I can't do that."
But Jonze's sci-fi constructs are so cohesively intertwined with his love story that our dread doesn't exactly translate to an anticipation of HAL's hostile takeover. Her wedges us so tightly between Theodore and Samantha that our fears of the inevitable clash between man and machine apprehend a smaller, more intimate ruin. As Samantha's growth become more surprising and challenging to Theodore, to herself, and to us, the omens build for each.
And although all three parties know better, we cannot help but affix ourselves to the chemistry between Theodore and Samantha, and to the possibility that we're building toward something supreme. A good faction of this is due to the unbelievable performances of Phoenix — representing the cautious excitement that we all know so painfully well — and Johansson, who twists her disembodied voice so empathetically that we find ourselves, like Theodore, forgetting that we have yet to actually meet her. The one castigation that we can attach to the casting of Johansson is that such a recognizable face will, inevitably, work its way into our heads when we're listening to her performance. It almost feels like a cheat, although we can guarantee that a performance this good would render a figure just as vivid even if delivered by an unknown.
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In this way, Her is as effective a comment on the healthiest human relationships as it is on those that rope in third parties — be they of the living, automated, or greeting card variety. In fact, the movie has so many things to say that it occasionally steps on its own feet, opening up ideas so grand (and coloring them so brightly) that it sometimes has trouble capping them coherently. Admittedly, if Spike Jonze had an answer to some of the questions he's asking here, he'd probably be suspected of himself being a super-intelligent computer. But in telling the story of a man struggling to understand what it means to be in love, to an operating system or not, Jonze invites us to dissect all of the manic and trying and wonderful and terrifying and incomprehensible elements therein. Just like Samantha, Her doesn't always know what to do with all of its brilliance. But that might be part of why we're so crazy over the both of them.
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Teen Wolf co-stars Crystal Reed and Daniel Sharman have split. The actors, who play Allison Argent and Isaac Lahey on the hit teen series, found love behind the scenes and their romance became public knowledge last summer (12).
However, Reed has now confirmed the relationship is over and she recently headed for a solo vacation to Paris, France in a bid to move on from the split.
She tells Usmagazine.com, "I went by myself (to Paris) and it was cold, but it was still really, really beautiful. I was just getting over a breakup, so it was something that just jumpstarted my singleness... It is the most romantic city in the world, so it can be a little isolating. You just have to make sure that you get out and walk around and do the things you always wanted to do."
Reed reveals she is also listening to break-up anthems by singer Alanis Morissette, adding, "My summer anthem right now is Alanis Morissette, Jagged Little Pill. Because I"m going through a breakup and I can just jam to it. It's a good record. You need something that feels empowering."
The actors, who play Allison Argent and Isaac Lahey on the hit teen series, have found love behind the scenes.
They were spotted enjoying a romantic day out in Los Angeles on Monday (27Aug12), strolling around shopping centre The Grove hand-in-hand.
The young actor's career has really taken off since he appeared alongside Mickey Rourke and Freida Pinto in last year's (11) 3D blockbuster - but it has come at a cost.
He tells Nylon magazine, "I waited seven years to be an Arsenal season ticket holder and this year it finally came through, and it's the one year I've spent about five minutes in London.
"I get up at seven in the morning in Los Angeles to watch the matches at the Village Idiot pub (on Melrose Avenue). It's usually just me with a pint."