Between 1997 and 2002, we were lucky enough to be graced with three Austin Powers movies and then the magic just stopped. At the time, we didn't realize what a loss this was. Austin Powers, International Man of Mystery, was the greatest spy to ever exist and Dr. Evil was the evilest villain we've ever seen. We need more.
Even though he was successful spy, Austin never took himself too seriously:
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But we should take him and his dangerous lifestyle seriously:
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Dr. Evil is still the sassiest villain to ever terrorize this country:
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"Fasha can you hear me?":
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Mini Me was born and we fell in love with him:
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We dearly miss his days as Dr. Evil's little best friend:
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This series had an insane number of puns:
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Like, puns have never been so obvious, yet so perfect since this series:
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The names were just so clever:
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This group therapy session is a golden moment:
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Fat Bastard actually spoke to us on a serious level:
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It's easy for parents and their teenage children to relate to:
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"Am I cool yet?" Ugh dad, you're embarrassing me!
Even Beyonce loved Austin Powers enough to be in it:
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No one says the word "shag" better than Austin:
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Despite his blatant sexual urges, Austin Powers was actually a real stand up guy:
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"Mole...Mole...MOLEY, MOLEY, MOLEY, MOLEY, MOLEY!!!":
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There was never a moment that didn't make us giggle:
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This series had robots with guns in the boobs:
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Guns in the BOOBS. As a growing girl when this movie first came out, I was very disappointed to learn that wasn't a real thing.
As much as we loved Austin Powers, Dr. Evil always stole the show:
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Billions > trillions:
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We need more Mini Me as Mini Austin:
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This is still the cutest thing to ever happen. He's in a car seat with a wig and bad fake teeth!
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British singer/songwriter Pj Harvey is selling reproductions of her lyric sheets for $80 (£50) to show the process of songwriting following her public recording stunt. The musician, real name Polly Jean Harvey, recorded parts of her upcoming new album in full view of fans as part of an art installation at London's Somerset House.
Following the unique project, the star is now selling lyric sheets from the album so buyers can see how "the process of songwriting entails numerous drafts".
Harvey says, "When you're making music with other people in a space, you connect on a very primal level in a musical conversation, communicating emotionally and musically. There's very little barrier and you're not only letting in the other musicians and the music, but also the surroundings and being open to everything that's ever gone on in and around the space."
Songs featured on the sheets include Sight Seeing South of the River, Medicinals, and The Revolving Wheel.
Former Sonic Youth star Kim Gordon has hit out at Lana Del Rey for shunning feminism. The veteran rocker cited an interview with the Video Games hitmaker in The Fader magazine in which she stated, "Whenever people bring up feminism, I'm like, god. I'm just not really that interested."
Gordon slammed Del Rey, real name Elizabeth Grant, for her lack of support for the issue and takes aim at the pop star's sex life.
In her memoir Girl in a Band, Gordon writes, "Today we have someone like Lana Del Rey, who doesn't even know what feminism is, who believes it means women can do whatever they want, which, in her world, tilts towards self-destruction, whether it's sleeping with gross older men or being a transient biker queen.
"Equal pay and equal rights would be nice. Naturally, it's just a persona. If she really truly believes it's beautiful when young musicians go out on a hot flame of drugs and depression, why doesn't she just off herself?"
Girl in a Band is to be released on 24 February (15).
Ashton Kutcher is subconsciously hoping to extend the life of his hit sitcom Two And A Half Men by purchasing a beach house with co-star Jon Cryer. The TV show's 12-year run ends in America on Thursday night (19Feb15) but Kutcher is already making plans to continue his friendship with his castmate in real life.
He explains, "I was looking at this beach house in Carpinteria (California)... but it was pretty expensive and I was thinking about people I could split it with and I actually went to Jon.
"I didn't even realise that I was playing out our television show, because we live in a beach house together... I'm working on it. I haven't found one that he likes yet, but when I find one..."
Meanwhile, Kutcher has posted a tribute to his TV sidekick on Facebook, thanking him for "making this job never feel like work".
He writes, "I will miss working with you every day. You are a true partner in every sense of the word. In four years I never heard you complain and never heard you speak ill of another person even if they took advantage of your kindness and generosity.
"You are a gentleman. You are a talent. You are someone I look up to."
The Walking Dead has made us all paranoid: would we survive a zombie apocalypse? The truth is, we probably wouldn't (and neither would most of the cast, except for Norman Reedus, cause he's badass). Over the course of five seasons, besides wondering who was going to make it, we've had a lot of consistent questions about TWD.
1. Who cuts the grass?
With all those walkers around, there is no way people can crank up a lawn mower, so how is it they rarely (if ever) run into over grown grass? Alternatively, with all the walking these walkers do on the grass, shouldn't it be dying too?
2. How do the women have such perfect eyebrows?
Did someone find tweezers on a raid? These brows don't look like the work of tweezers, but the work of someone with a talent for waxing. And we know they didn't find a waxing kit and have kept it this whole time.
3. How big is Rick's beard going to get?
Will we will be able to see his face by season 7? Why won't he shave? Is this an ode to Hershel?
4. But Glenn and Daryl have nice facial hair?
Given their limited amount of supplies, as they're now moving from place to place, wouldn't they be sharing the same shaving kit if they have one? Why does no one look like they're using the same razor...
5. How does Daryl maintain his salon quality hair?
So many grooming questions. Why are they so well groomed yet so dirty in every episode?
6. Why are they STILL in Georgia?
You'd think after all this time, with things never working out for them in rural Georgia, they would have finally left? I mean, now they're on the move, but COME ON.
7. Why do they almost never run into dogs?
In the 61 episodes that have aired so far, we've seen dogs how many times? 2, maybe 3 times? The dogs can easily outrun walkers and humans. And, it doesn't look like they were infected by the disease, so where the hell are the dogs!?
8. Do the walkers ever get full?
I get that they're zombies, but really they seem to have this endless appetite and I'd love to know what is their limit? How many humans can they eat in one day before it's just too much? 5? 10? 50?
9. Why was a Hyundai the zombie survival car?
I smell product placement. Wouldn't a huge truck have been safer, albeit a gas guzzler?
10. How do you actually say the name Carl?
Carl? Karl? Coral?
11. Why did Tyrese wear a wool-knit hat when everyone is always sweating?
We literally sweat every time we see that damn hat on his head. How aren't you hot yet?!
12. Why doesn't Rick have a better method for solving issues?
How does this solve anything? There are real problems that need to be taken care of Rick.
13. Why does everyone try to kill Glenn?
"We need someone as human bait? Let's use Glenn!" "Glenn, go check out that ominous sound!" Just leave Glenn alone already.
14. Isn't a crossbow the most inconvenient weapon to carry?
Isn't a a huge pain in the ass to collect the arrows after shooting walkers? What about when Daryl can't grab his arrows? What does he do then? I don't image that they stumble upon arrows as often as they would regular ammo.
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Rapper Afroman is enrolling in anger management classes in a bid to keep his temper under control after he was arrested for allegedly punching a female fan onstage on Tuesday (17Feb15). The Because I Got High hitmaker was performing in Biloxi, Mississippi when a woman climbed onstage and got a little too close for comfort.
In video footage of the incident, the hip-hop star appears to lash out at the stage invader, who is knocked to the ground.
Afroman, real name Joseph Edgar Foreman, was later arrested by police outside the venue, and he has now issued an apology to fans for his behaviour.
In an interview with TMZ.com, Afroman insists he was "wrong" to hit out, but claims he mistook the girl for a man who had been hurling abuse at him from the side of the stage throughout the show.
He explains, "I wanna apologise for my actions. I'm enrolling in some anxiety foundation, right now, I'm trying to get it done.
"I love my fans... I had my frustrations (with the show), and I had a guy that was on the side of the stage, yelling at me, yelling some obscenities... but these girls got onstage (too) and I accidentally... I was trying to keep rapping. One girl left and I thought both of them had left, and the guy was still hollering from the side of the stage so as I'm playing, I'm thinking it's the guy trying to heckle me...
"I'm just trying to finish up and do my job. I thought it was that guy and I turned around and wow, man... It was wrong."
Following the rapper's arrest, his representative told Billboard.com, "This was a completely involuntary reflex reaction to people infringing on his stage space. It was uncharacteristic behaviour that was initiated by outside uncontrolled forces."
It is not yet known if Afroman will face charges.
Former Blink-182 rocker Tom Delonge is convinced he once experienced an alien encounter while camping outside American military base Area 51. The guitarist, who has long been fascinated by extraterrestrials and even runs his own website about unidentified flying objects (UFOs), has opened up about his close encounter in a bizarre interview with Paper magazine.
DeLonge reveals he and a group of pals set up camp on the border of Area 51 in Nevada, which has become a hotspot for UFO sightings, in an effort to try and contact other life forms using their minds.
He claims "nothing happened" at first, but he awoke in the middle of the night, unable to move, and immediately sensed the presence of aliens.
He says, "My whole body felt like it had static electricity... and there's a conversation going on outside the tent. It sounded like there were about 20 people there, talking. And instantly my mind goes, 'OK, they're at our campsite, they're not here to hurt us, they're talking about s**t', but I can't make out what they're saying. But they're working on something."
DeLonge goes on to recall a strange conversation he previously had with a top engineer, who urged him to "be real f**king careful" after the rocker described a "very specific (space) craft" he believed government officials were secretly building.
The star claims his research and findings have drawn the attention of government representatives, who he is convinced have since started monitoring his activities.
DeLonge explains, "He (engineer pal) goes, 'I'm not f**king kidding with you. You better be really f**king careful.' And he calls me up the next day and he goes, 'I've had calls about you. If someone comes and asks you to get in their car, don't f**king get in the car.' And that's the s**t I'm dealing with."
The Paper magazine interview, which was published this week (begs16Feb15), took place weeks before DeLonge was fired from Blink-182 late last month (Jan15).
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If you're anything like us, you can't resist the urge to watch Titanic (or, at least, part of it) every time you see it on TV. You may know every word spoken, but do you know which lines were ad-libbed and which are actual quotes from survivors of the wreck? Here are 25 things you never knew:
1. The movie features 2 hours and 40 minutes of scenes set in 1912. This is the exact amount of time the Titanic took to sink.
The film also has 37 seconds between the iceberg warning and the actual collision, which is the same amount of time that transpired in real life.
2. Matthew McConaughey, Chris O'Donnell, Billy Crudup, and Stephen Dorff were considered for the role of Jack Dawson.
But thankfully, the part went to Leonardo DiCaprio, cementing him as a superstar (and an eternal heartthrob).
3. It was the first movie to receive two Academy Award nominations for the same character.
Both Kate Winslet and Gloria Stuart were nominated (Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress, respectively) for playing the role of Rose. The next time two actors were nominated for playing the same role was 2001's Iris, also starring Winslet.
4. Gloria Stuart's nomination made her the oldest nominee in any category.
She still holds the record for the feat. Stuart was 87 years old when she was nominated. This also makes her the only person involved in the film who was alive when the actual Titanic sank. Also, she gets that shout out as "the old lady" in Britney Spears' "Oops! I Did It Again," which is pretty much the highest honor anyone could ever hope to achieve.
5. Only the starboard half of the ship's set was completed.
While at dock, painstaking post-production work was necessary to reverse the image in order to give an accurate portrayal of the boat docked at port (like it was in 1912). Costumes and signage needed to be reversed in order to perfect the illusion.
6. The ocean that the extras are jumping into is only 3 feet deep.
The film contains 100 speaking parts and over 1,000 extras. They all needed to be dressed in lavish costumes...which would then be drenched in water for most of the film.
7. "I'm king of the world!" wasn't actually in the script.
The line was ad-libbed by DiCaprio. It's ranked as AFI's 100th (of 100) greatest movie quotes of all time.
8. And Jack's ice-fishing story is a Titanic survivor's quote about the North Atlantic water.
He was dissuading Rose not to jump off the back of the boat, in the scene where they meet.
9. James Cameron reportedly spoke to over 150 extras, providing them with names and personal histories of actual Titanic passengers.
The 150 core extras took a 3-hour course to learn proper 1912 behavior from the film's choreographer, Lynne Hockney, who also produced a time traveler's guide that played on a never-ending loop in the wardrobe department. We bet Rose's unladylike gesture was not in the guide.
10. The old couple holding each other in bed as the ship sinks are based on a real couple.
Ida & Isidor Straus, owners of Macy's in New York, died aboard the Titanic. Ida was reportedly offered a seat, but refused it in order to stay with her husband. Her husband was then offered a seat to accompany his wife, but he refused it to save the lives of younger women and children. Ida is quoted as saying, "We have lived together for many years. Where you go, I go" (this is also reported, "As we have live, so we will die, together"). The couple was last seen on deck, arm in arm. Aka, the love story the Titanic should have been about.
11. Benjamin Guggenheim really did get dressed in his best to die like a gentleman.
He and his valet were last seen in the area of the Grand Staircase, sipping brandy and smoking cigars. They went down with the ship.
12. Kathy Bates wasn't the first choice to play "Unsinkable" Molly Brown.
Reba McEntire was initially offered and had accepted the role until scheduling conflicts prevented it. Barbra Streisand was also allegedly considered for the part. We're glad Kathy Bates had the chance to own this (as usual). Margaret Brown was a real-life passenger aboard the Titanic who helped others onto lifeboats and even grabbed an oar on her own in an effort to go back and save more people.
13. Kate Winslet flashed Leonardo DiCaprio when they first met.
She found out she'd have to be naked in front of him for filming and wanted to break the ice.
14. That's not Leonardo DiCaprio's hand drawing Rose.
They're actually writer/director/producer/editor James Cameron's. Cameron had to mirror-image his hands in post-production to make his left-handed sketching fit with Jack Dawson's right-handedness.
15. Someone mixed PCP (aka angel dust) into the chowder served to the cast and crew at the end of shooting.
No culprits were ever apprehended, but reportedly 80 people were taken ill and 50 more were hospitalized.
16. Originally, Rose was supposed to be tightening her mother's corset.
Cameron and the actresses decided to rethink the positions to really clearly convey their relationship. You know, that Rose's mother was literally suffocating her.
17. Neil deGrasse Tyson convinced James Cameron to change the stars in the sky.
The Director of New York's Hayden Planetarium noticed that the stars bore no resemblance to what the night sky would have actually looked like during that time and in that location. After discussing the issue several times with Cameron (by sending letters and harassing in person), he provided an image of what the sky should look like, which was used for the re-release. You can hear "Coolest Scientist's Rant" on Titanic here.
18. Kate Winslet was one of the only actors who didn't wear a wetsuit.
She ended up getting pneumonia and almost quitting as a result.
19. The bow section wouldn't sink fast enough, so Cameron sunk it entirely and raised it from the depths of the water and filmed its re-submersion.
After the ship breaks in half, the bow (which should go down pretty quickly) wasn't sinking fast enough because of its buoyancy and the narrow clearance between it and the tank. Once Cameron suggested to let it sink, the air space between decks flooded with water, allowing them to film it raised from the water, so it would sink quickly before the water drained out.
20. James Cameron re-shot the scenes with water bursting down the corridors because he didn't think the original 40,000 was enough.
He asked for triple the amount of water. The set had to be rebuilt entirely to endure the added pressure.
21. Kate Winslet's dress was designed to look as good wet as it did dry.
Costume designer Deborah Lynn Scott had 24 of the chiffon dresses made in order to endure all the strain of filming submerged in water.
22. Rose's gasp as she enters the water to save Jack is Kate Winslet's real reaction to the frigid water.
Though the scene was filmed in the Pacific Ocean at the Baja California, Mexico set, the water was still cold enough to imagine those North Atlantic temperatures.
23. James Cameron credits Kate Winslet with the idea of spitting in Cal's face.
The script originally had Rose jabbing him with a hairpin, but Winslet suggested she spit in his face instead. Cameron agreed, and the only person not informed was Billy Zane (Cal); his reaction was genuine. Cameron also credits Winslet for the "This is where we first met" line.
24. The scenes after the ship sank were filmed in a 350,000 gallon tank.
Frozen corpses and icy effects were given to the actors by applying a powder that crystallized upon contact with water and wax on the clothes and hair for a wet look.
25. James Cameron admitted on MythBusters that there was totally enough room for Jack and Rose to both float safely.
"If Jack lives, the movie makes a tenth as much." So, like, she never had to let go in the first place...
After seven seasons, our beloved Parks and Recreation is coming to an end. There are so many things we will miss about the show, from the characters to the dynamite quotes. It feels like the end of an era and a real loss to television. In fact, there will be several things society will lose along with the loss of the series.
1. We will have no one to compare our work ethic to make us feel better about ourselves.
2. We won't know the definition of a man.
3. THERE IS NO LIFE WITHOUT MOUSERAT!
4. We won't be caught up on the "cool kid" catch phrases.
5. We'll be out of touch with the fancy new inventions that are coming our way...
6. ...and the fashion trends that only Tom Haverford can predict.
7. We won't have an outlet for our anger and will probably explode without Jerry/Terry/Gary to take it out on.
8. We'll forget what a straight up psycho ex can do to you, and how it should be handled.
9. We'll have to make up our own lyrics for being obnoxious.
10. We'll forget that there are hard working, good people (fictional or otherwise) in politics.
11. Germaphobes will have no one on TV to relate to.
12. We'll literally forget how to fake enthusiasm every second of every day.
13. And more importantly, how to be brutally honest.
14. We'll forget what true love means.
15. THE TRUEST OF LOVE.
The only solution: watch it constantly on Netflix and cry endlessly at the February 24th finale...
Rapper Afroman was taken into police custody after he allegedly punched a female fan during a concert on Tuesday night (17Feb15). The Because I Got High hitmaker was performing in Biloxi, Mississippi when a woman walked onto the stage and approached him, according to TMZ.com.
In video footage of the incident, the hip-hop star is seen playing guitar when he suddenly turns and lashes out at the stage invader, who falls to the ground. Security guards then help move her away.
Afroman, real name Joseph Edgar Foreman, was later arrested by police outside the venue.
A representative for the rapper tells Billboard.com, "This was a completely involuntary reflex reaction to people infringing on his stage space. It was uncharacteristic behaviour that was initiated by outside uncontrolled forces."