Breaking Bad star Aaron Paul caused mayhem as he prepared for his historic night at the Emmy Awards on Monday (25Aug14) by staging a Twitter scavenger hunt all over Los Angeles for fans of the show. The actor found keepsakes in a closet and decided to part with them by sharing them among savvy fans - but he had no idea so many people would be interested in his character's license plate, plants, props and scripts from the show.
He explains, "The first clue was: 'Go find R.J. Mitte, aka Walt, Jr., at the IHop (restaurant) in West Hollywood. He'll be eating breakfast and he'll have some signed scripts for you'.
"Literally within 60 seconds, the IHop is just bombarded with just crazy fans and causes so much traffic."
Fans were so keen to get their hands on Paul's random stuff from the show, some were caught cheating.
He explains, "These ladies were camped outside my house and I pulled out and... they kept following me. I walked directly up to their, I took a picture of them and said, 'Shame on you, shame on you! You cannot cheat! You don't win anything!'"
Paul showed off photos from the scavenger hunt during an appearance on chat show Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Thursday (28Aug14), and one featured himself on a park swing, dressed as his Breaking Bad character Jesse Pinkman.
He explained, "This is me in a West Hollywood park. I said, 'Tag, you're it,' on Twitter. 'The first person to tag me in the West Hollywood park (will win the suit I was wearing)'... and I signed it on the back, 'Ya b**ch, Aaron Paul'."
The actor made it extra difficult because when fans arrived at the park, he started running away from them.
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A designer suit worn by Pierce Brosnan in his role as superspy James Bond is expected to fetch more than $12,000 (£7,000) at auction.
The charcoal-coloured, two-piece wool suit by Brioni was sported by Brosnan in 1999 movie The World Is Not Enough and is to go on sale on Thursday (28Aug14).
The lot includes a Turnbull & Asser shirt, a blue silk tie, and a pair of Church's shoes, and has a starting price of $12,000.
Also up for grabs in the Nate D. Sanders online auction is a T-shirt, sweater, and fleece worn by Tom Hanks in hit 2013 film Captain Phillips, which is expected to sell for more than $3,500 (£2,050).
Actor/rapper Donald Glover is set to live out his dream and suit up as comic book superhero Spider-Man in animated Disney series Ultimate Spider-Man: Web Warriors. The Community star will bring to life the role he inspired, voicing Miles Morales, a teenager of Black Hispanic descent, who takes over the web-slinging alter-ego following the death of original protagonist Peter Parker, played in the show by Drake Bell.
The upcoming episode, which will air in the U.S. later this year (14), will feature Parker travelling to alternate dimensions and meeting other incarnations of Spider-Man.
Comic book writer Brian Michael Bendis came up with the idea of introducing Morales to the Ultimate Spider-Man series in 2011 after being inspired by Glover's Twitter.com efforts to land an audition for the title role for the rebooted film franchise, The Amazing Spider-Man. The coveted part ended up going to Andrew Garfield.
And Glover admits he is flattered to become part of the franchise he adored growing up.
He tells USA Today, "I never liked Superman that much, because I was like, 'Yo, this dude can't die. It's too easy.' Batman is pretty fly. He's a close second, just because he doesn't really have powers. He's just a justice-driven vigilante.
"Spider-Man is the best because you just don't know who he is, and he's funny and he's poor. I understand Spider-Man a lot on that level. He's just trying to make it."
However, Glover reveals he is still hoping to get the call to join the live-action movie series in the future: "I still have hopes to do something like that one day."
Former Brian Jonestown Massacre guitarist Jeffrey Davies has been dealt a blow in his battle over the band's song copyrights after his case was dismissed by a California judge. The rocker, who joined the group in the 1990s, has been locked in a legal dispute with frontman Anton Newcombe over the ownership of a number of tracks released prior to his departure in 2002.
Newcombe filed papers seeking an injunction against Davies last year (13), acknowledging that the guitarist was the co-writer of just three tunes, including Monster and Straight Up and Down, but the disgruntled ex-member challenged the allegation, insisting he also helped to pen three others and was the sole lyricist for two additional tracks.
In Davies' counterclaim, he accused Newcombe and his attorney Barry Simons of conspiring to defraud him out of royalties to Brian Jonestown Massacre songs, including his share of royalties for Straight Up and Down, which is used as the theme tune to the opening credits of hit period crime drama Boardwalk Empire.
However, U.S. Magistrate Judge Nathanael Cousins ruled in Newcombe's favour last week (ends22Aug14) and threw out Davies' charges of misappropriation, conversion and accounting, while also declaring that he had failed to provide enough evidence to support his accusations of fraud, breach of fiduciary duty and conspiracy.
But Davies' fight isn't over yet - the judge is allowing the rocker 14 days to file an amended suit.
Once a year, we're treated to a cultural event unlike any other: the MTV Video Music Awards. Some of the moments from ceremonies past will live forever in our mind, from Chris Rock joking about Jennifer Lopez and her derrière's need for more than one limousine to Diana Ross jiggling Lil Kim's exposed breast. The show knows how to provoke controversy, and has thus remained a lightning rod for pop culture discussion since it began in 1984. This list isn't about the most controversial moments in the award show's history, but the most mesmerizing live performances it gave us (some of which, yes, surely did drum up some controversy).
1. Madonna - "Like A Virgin" 1984
Possibly one of the most iconic performances ever, period. Madonna's signature wedding dress and 'boy toy' belt are still synonymous with 80s pop culture, and it's all thanks to this performance. She rolls around on the floor quite suggestively, setting the tone for what we've come to expect from both the Queen of Pop and the VMAs.
2. Madonna - "Vogue" 1990
Madonna returned to the stage in 1990, decked out in Marie Antoinette-inspired clothing, and delivered this perfectly choreographed rendition of her classic "Vogue." Though completely covered as an 18th century aristocrat, Madge still managed to sexualize the performance by shoving faces into her bosom and lifting up her skirt to allow her backup dancers a peak beneath.
3. Madonna, Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, Missy Elliott - "Like A Virgin/Hollywood Medley" 2003
Now that's how you open an award show. Or is it? The downside of this majesty: it ended up being all anyone could talk about... for ten years. I don't think anything in VMAs history earned this must discussion until the dawn of Miley. Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera, at the time the two biggest pop stars around, having been so clearly influenced by Madonna, took to the stage to pay homage to her 1984 VMA performance only to be joined by the Queen herself. As everyone knows, eventually the Material Girl smooched both Spears and Aguilera (though for some reason, we mostly just focus on Britney Spears) before Missy Elliott came in and got everyone dancing away the shock.
4. Beyoncé - "Love On Top" 2011
NO. SHE. DIDN'T. This was a moment I'll never forget. Beyoncé came out, annihilated the song (which is an incredible feat in and of itself, spanning six key changes in one number), but then dropped the microphone and grabbed her budding baby bump to announce her pregnancy to the world. This performance still gives me chills, and when I think about it, I can't help but want to jump up and down like Kanye does at the end. It's just perfect.
5. Miley Cyrus & Robin Thicke (feat. 2 Chainz & Kendrick Lamar) - "We Can't Stop/Blurred Lines/Give It 2 U" 2013
The performance that everyone knows about... so much so that my grandfather just called me to ask how he can clear "Miley Cyrus twerk" from his YouTube history. In combination with her video for "Wrecking Ball," this performance made sure everyone would be talking about Miley Cyrus for months to come. It provoked discussions about sexuality, racial appropriation, and age differences. Not to mention, it helped destroy a marriage (thus leaving us to deal with a groveling Robin Thicke).
6. Diddy, Sting, Faith Evans, 112 - "I'll Be Missing You" 1997
A tribute to The Notorious B.I.G., this is an undeniably beautiful and meangingful song. Sting coming on stage to perform the sample of "Every Breath You Take" shows more than just artists collaborating to make wonderful music, but it demonstrates the music community coming together in remembrance of loved ones.
7. Beyoncé - "Ring the Alarm" 2006
Beyoncé is a goddess. We know. Beyoncé can do no wrong. We know. At the time of this performance though, Queen Bey was just beginning to prove just how much of a force to be reckoned with she was. I distinctly remember not being familiar with this song as she descended to the stage, but this performance sold me on it. The highlight isn't the amazing trench coat she twirls around in during the beginning of performance, but that unexpected hydraulicks-inspired dance routine that she does in the middle. Girl just slayed and slaaaayed.
8. Chris Brown & Rihanna - "Wall to Wall"/"Umbrella"/"Billie Jean"/"Kiss Kiss" Medley 2007
Let's go back to a time when saying "Chris Brown" and "Rihanna" in the same sentence didn't immediately present a problem and focus on this gem of a performance from 2007. The two were rising stars with some of the biggest songs of the year, joining forces on stage for a magical moment. Say what you will about Chris Brown, but he's the best dancer we've had around since Michael Jackson. As he table-top dances and leaps from table to table, even eventually paying tribute to MJ, we were reminded of just how good he is.
9. Lady Gaga - "Paparazzi" 2009
Ladies and gentleman, Lady Gaga has arrived. She gave the sort of performance we've come to expect from her: theatrical, filled with musical ability, bizarre, and shocking. Mostly in the way it ended, with Mother Monster hanging on stage and bleeding to "death." Um... this was truly a shocking moment, even for her.
10. Britney Spears - "I'm a Slave 4 U" 2001
What made this one memorable? For one thing, she beings the performance in a cage with a tiger. That's just the start. Then she gives us the sort of magnificent dance routine that we love so much we're willing to worship whatever she does now just in memory of a performance like this. Just as you're thinking it won't get any better, the python comes out and Britney shimmies around the stage with the albino snake around her shoulders. (Can you believe there is an entire generation of people who were only able to witness Britney performances like "Gimme More?" I shudder to think).
11. Britney Spears - "Satisfaction/Oops! I Did It Again" 2000
This performance is perfect (and by that, we mean that it's flawed in a variety of ways, but if you're looking for real singing or anything substantial, watch the Grammys and hope for the best). Watching it now, knowing that she's going to rip off that suit and hat and give us one of the best choreographed hair tosses ever recorded, we can't help but get excited. The nude body suit and that booty grab at the 2:00 mark really cemented her place as a sex icon (as if the subtle schoolgirl costume and red latex catsuit hadn't already).
12. Hole - "Violet" 1995
Courtney Love is nothing if not raw. She dedicated this performance to a slew of deceased musicians and loved ones, including husband Kurt Cobain and bandmate Kristen Pfaff, and proceeded to rock out in typical Courtney style and tried to destroy everything on the stage. This, of course, happened before she threw the contents of her purse at Madonna and struck up a conversation in the middle of an interview.
13. Eminem - "The Real Slim Shady" / "The Way I Am" 2000
Eminem made a statement in 2000 by proving that he was the real Slim Shady, marching through Radio City Music Hall with a sea of imitators. More impressively is how many times he grabs his crotch. You'd think he was in genuine fear of being assaulted or something.
14. Kid Rock (feat. Run-DMC, Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, and Joe C.) - "King of Rock"/"Rock Box"/"Bawitdaba"/"Walk This Way" 1999
What's not to like about this performance? As much as I wish I didn't like Kid Rock, I have to give him his props. This performance was stellar, and is probably one of the only performances on this list that my brother enjoyed watching too (just kidding, we mentioned Britney Spears stripping into a nude bodysuit, right?).
15. Michael Jackson - Medley 1995
At a whopping fifteen minutes long, this performance is more of a Michael Jackson concert than a VMA performance. However, it's definitely one of the better ways to spend fifteen minutes, as this performance is jam-packed with everything you'd expect from a Michael Jackson performance. He is the King of Pop, after all.
Veteran rockers Motley Crue were soaked on stage as they took part in the charity ice bucket challenge during a show in Virginia on Wednesday night (20Aug14). The Girls, Girls, Girls hitmakers were nominated for the stunt by fellow rocker Alice Cooper and they took up the challenge in front of thousands of fans at a concert in Virginia Beach.
Nikki Sixx, Tommy Lee, Vince Neil and Mick Mars were drenched in ice water by members of their production crew to help raise funds for the ALS Association to help sufferers of Lou Gehrig's disease, also known as ALS and motor neurone disease.
Sixx posted a picture of the soaking online and revealed they had donated $10,000 (£5,882) to the charity and nominated fellow rock bands KISS, Aerosmith and Def Leppard to follow suit and complete the challenge onstage.
He writes in a series of posts on Twitter.com, "@MotleyCrue just called @KISSOnline @Aerosmith and @def_leppard to the ice bucket challenge. You have to (do) it onstage and match our 10k #ALS (sic)... Ps we each excepted many friends challenge including @RealAliceCooper tonight. Do it to raise awareness and money for research for #ALS."
KISS frontman Paul Stanley accepted the nomination and agreed to get soaked during the band's show with Def Leppard in Noblesville, Indiana on Friday (22Aug14). In a post on Twitter.com, he writes, "We accept Motley Crue's ALS Ice Bucket Challenge! Friday Night in Indy. $10,000 and a whole lotta ice water! (sic)."
Bono's daughter Eve Hewson once pulled a prank on singer Justin Timberlake after finding his number in her famous father's address book. The actress was just 11 when she called the Suit & Tie hitmaker and started asking him questions from a quiz on the back of a cereal box.
She says, "We pranked a lot of people, but he was the one who answered. A few other people answered, but they hung up the phone.
"I think he didn't hang up because he was getting the answers right and he enjoyed that. He seems like a guy who likes to get it right."
Embattled hip-hop mogul Damon Dash is demanding $25 million (£14.7 million) from Lee Daniels amid allegations the director failed to honour an investment agreement for his hit movies. Jay Z's former business partner claims he first agreed to pump $2 million (£1.18 million) of his cash into Kevin Bacon's 2004 drama The Woodsman, which Daniels produced, and set up similar deals with the filmmaker for a string of his other projects, including Oscar-winning 2009 release Precious, 2012 thriller The Paperboy and 2013's The Butler.
In exchange for the help with funding, Dash maintains he was promised producing credits on the releases.
However, Dash alleges Daniels didn't hold up his end of the deal and snubbed his credit request, while he also did not receive any return on his investments, reports TMZ.com.
He filed suit in Manhattan Supreme Court, New York on Thursday (14Aug14).
The music mogul has been dogged with financial troubles for several years. The former Roc-A-Fella Records co-founder was evicted from his New York home last year (13) after allegedly falling behind on his rent, while he was also previously slapped with a $2.8 million (£1.65 million) federal tax bill relating to earnings dating back to 2005.
Life can be tough, whether you're dealing with a few "light treason" charges or getting used to your new hook hand. But no matter what your worries, there are little tricks you can use to make things run a little more smoothly. You can find some nifty tips most anywhere, but no family is more rich with life hacks than the Bluths. Yes, Arrested Development has plenty of lessons for dealing with your everyday qualms. Just check out a few below!
1) Have an embarrassing poster hanging up in your room? Worry not! Just cover it up with another, more socially acceptable piece of wall art! Sure, you can’t see the poster you really love, but at least you know it’s there!
2) Training for an exhausting physical competition and worried about your bodily functions! No reason to fret! Just pop a few Oxy-Incontinent pills and you’ll be fit as a fiddle for game day!
3) Constantly throwing parties to which nobody shows up? Forget about it! Just wrangle a few old dolls from the attic and have a pleasant — or invigoratingly contentious — group dinner!
4) Hoping to impress the apple of your eye but don’t have the time to get in shape? Don’t sweat it! Just stick a plush muscle suit beneath your knit polo shirts and you’ll convince everyone you’re truly buff!
5) It’s your kid’s birthday but you don’t have time to run to the toy store? Forget about it! A ball of foil will do in a pinch!
6) Have a big date tonight but don’t have anything planned? Put your fears to rest! A simple shopping cart race will impress anyone seeking a good time!
7) Attending a big business conference and afraid you’ll come off unimpressive? Come on! Just keep reminding everyone how expensive your new suit is! And don’t worry about being consistent with the price, just so long as it’s high!
8) No idea how to get your kids to stop fighting? You’re looking at this all wrong! People will pay big money for video recordings of ad hoc grappling matches!
9) Too many chores, too little time? Never you mind it! Just manipulate a needy, recently estranged family member or in-law into donning the role of a British nanny so he’ll be forced to do them all for you!
10) Has some pesky interloper stumbled upon a heap of financial felonies you may or may not (that’s for the jury to decide!) have commited? No biggie! Just knock him out at an elaborately staged bachelor party, make him believe he is guilty of murder, and you’re in the clear!
11) Can't afford lunch due to your criminal family's recent bankruptcy? No problem! Parmesan cheese and mustard makes for some satisfying cuisine!
12) For that matter, are you light on ingredients for a hearty dinner? Just grab a few old chicken bones or discarded meat chunks, throw ‘em in a pot with some broth and potato… baby, you’ve got a stew going... But you already knew that one.
Actress Alexis Bledel and Vincent Kartheiser reportedly wed in a secret ceremony in California In June (14). The Mad Men stars have been dating since 2012 and they tied the knot at the Ojai Rolling Thunder Ranch in front of family members and famous friends, including Jon Hamm and show creator Matthew Weiner, according to Star magazine.
A sources tells the publication, "Alexis looked breathtaking. She wore a floor-length gown, and her hair was up. Vincent wore a grey suit and teared up when Alexis walked down the aisle."
This is the first marriage for the couple, who announced its engagement in March, 2013.
A representative for Bledel did not return WENN's request for confirmation.
Jim Dunnigan is a renowned crisis manager who takes the helm of the scandal-soaked athletic department at Glory University. He soon finds himself tasked with rescuing the school's pristine image, while managing scheming boosters, dysfunctional recruits and a meddling lawyer who won't go away. With a multimillion dollar television contract at stake, not to mention his career, Jim must find a way to save the school.