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Alicia Lutes
Staff Writer Alicia Lutes is a corgi enthusiast from Connecticut living in Los Angeles. She loves Tina Fey, television, ugly things and really money cheese plates. Growing up, her grandfather frequently said, "you’re so god-damned good with words! You should do something with words with your life!" so she made it her quest to plaster her wordy witticisms across the Internet. She looks forward to retiring at the age of 80 and opening a fromagerie with a small army of wrinkly-faced and stumpy-legged dogs.
  • Ryan Gosling is Quietly Violent Again in 'Only God Forgives' — TRAILER
    By: Alicia Lutes Apr 04, 2013
    Remember when Drive came out and everyone was all 'Oh my god, look at how quiet and crazy and insane and (duh) broodily-attractive Ryan Gosling looks in this film!'? Well, if you enjoyed the Goose on his silent-psycho game but wished it had more eastern influence, look no further than Only God Forgives, the latest team-up between Gosling and Drive helmer Nicolas Winding Refn. RELATED: Nooo! Ryan Gosling's Taking An Acting Break This time, Kristin Scott Thomas is in on the neo-noir crime ride — playing Gosling's mother while looking both unfairly fabulous and fascinatingly terrifying as far as mafia godmothers go. She's not a regular mom, she's a cool mom! And you'll be swimming with the fishes if you disagree. RELATED: Hey Girl, Ryan Gosling's Messed-Up Face is On a Poster The film focuses on the story of Julian (Gosling), a man who fled Bangkok after killing a cop ten years prior. He and his brother run a Thai boxing club as a nice little front for the family's drug-smuggling operation, run by mom Jenna (Thomas). Things only get more complicated from there, though, after another murder puts the heat hot on their collective tail. Blood ensues. Apparently the script was the "strangest thing" Gosling's ever read! Peep the red band trailer, below. Only God Forgives hits US theaters July 19, 2013. Follow @alicialutes on Twitter From Our Partners:40 Most Revealing See-Through Red Carpet Looks (Vh1)33 Child Stars: Where Are They Now? (Celebuzz)
  • Jay Leno Plays Nice in Remarks About Fallon's 'Tonight Show' Takeover — VIDEO
    By: Alicia Lutes Apr 03, 2013
    Well this is certainly going a different way than it did in 2010. Jay Leno continued the trend of gracious guys patting each other on the back when he speaking about the official announcement of his Tonight Show retirement come February 2014. And handing over the reins to Late Night counterpart, Jimmy Fallon, has turned into an interesting battle: one that involves trying out-nice the other. "I had a really awkward day today," Leno started out. "I had to call David Letterman and tell him he didn’t get the Tonight Show again. Awful! Terrible!" Leno is, of course, speaking to the first Late Night War, between himself and Letterman for Carson's Tonight Show seat in the early nineties. RELATED: Fallon Speaks Out on 'Tonight Show' News Letterman also had something to say, but it was a far cry from the tempered and gracious responses of the NBC boys. "NBC, God bless 'em, announced the official date for Jay Leno's departure – no mention of his official date of return, however." And the jokes, they kept comin, as he alluded to the 2010 version of this same story (though that time, it starred Conan O'Brien) when speaking of Fallon: "He's being replaced by a younger late night talk show host – what could possibly go wrong? Honestly. They had pretty good luck with this in the past." Leno, however, kept things simple and sweet when speaking of his successor, saying "I want to congratulate our good friend Jimmy Fallon! He is a hell of a guy! He’s going to do a great job." His did have one bit of advice, though: keep the swiftly-sinking NBC ship afloat — by all means necessary! — or else. "We've all fought, kicked, and scratched, to get this network up to 5th place, now we have to keep it there! Jimmy, don’t let it slip into 6th! We are counting on you! We’re counting on you Jimmy." RELATED: David Letterman Talks S**t on Leno, NBC, Late Night Wars Fallon, who took to his own monologue on Wednesday night, thanked Leno for being "so gracious. It means so much to me to have his support." And if that wasn't enough from the nice parade, ABC's Jimmy Kimmel tweeted his own congratulatory sentiments: congratulations to my dear, sweet @jimmyfallon - a formidable rival and an incredible lover — Jimmy Kimmel (@jimmykimmel) April 3, 2013 But don't worry, as Leno still managed to get a couple jabs at Justin Bieber and Rutgers University tied in for good measure. Check out Leno's full commentary in the video, below: Follow @alicialutes on Twitter [Photo Credit: NBC] From Our PartnersSee 'Game of Thrones' as 'Mad Men' (Vulture)Hayden Panetierre Bikinis in Miami (Celebuzz)
  • The Dos and Don'ts of Dating from 'The Mindy Project': When You Date a 'Workaholic'
    By: Alicia Lutes Apr 03, 2013
    There's a lot to be said about a sharp-dressed, handsome do-gooder: sometimes, they just get under your skin so fast, you don't see the arrogance in their egomanical ways. And on tonight's episode of The Mindy Project, Dr. Lahiri had just that happen to her, thanks to Mindy's new Cool Christian Boyfriend, Pastor Casey (played by Workaholics' own Anders Holm). Lord, give us the strength to deal with this egomaniac who uses religion and his good deeds as an excuse to be full of himself. The charismatic, altruistic, and popular Lutheran pastor is friends with Moby, helps Haiti, and sings Bruno Mars songs during church — what's not to like, right? Outside of that whole different opinions, lifestyles, interests, and his ability to belittle the sh*t out of Mindy with his charitable ways. To say nothing of his complete and utter lack of respect for Mindy, but hey! Who are we to judge, right? Pastor Casey seems to have the judgement game on lock anyway. RELATED: The Dos and Dont's of Dating: When You're Doing It All But, it's like MC Scat Cat always said: opposites attract. And so with Casey's opposite opinions on, well, pretty much everything under the sun, Mindy agrees to go on the office's volunteer trip in order to prove him wrong about her. Only, instead of proving herself to be the altruistic, humble girl she believes herself to be, she starts a prison riot. Well done! But it turns out that Mindy's good work was enough to get the egomanical pastor to take note (you volunteered, for me? Barf.), though, and we'll be seeing him again in at least another three episodes. So, you know, hooray? More bad life decisions are undoubtedly ahead of us. Praise whoever. So what did we learn from all this ballyhoo and religious hullabaloo? A few things, actually. Here are this week's dating dos and don'ts: 1.) Do Dress Like A Rapper's Publicist — It'll get you at least one date. 2.) Do Throw Money At Things You're Not Good At — If you can't fix 'em, pay for someone else to do it. 3.) Do Not Change Yourself For A Man — Because that just spells d-i-a-s-t-e-r, y'all. RELATED: The Dos and Don'ts of Dating: On Your Birthday 4.) Do Accept Uggs From Moby — Moby knows best, you guys. 5.) Do Not Lie In Front Of A Church — Then you're just asking for it, religious or otherwise. 6.) Do Not Let Someone Else Make You Feel Like Crap — That's his impossibly-high standard to uphold, not yours.  7.) Do Good Work — Yeah, OK, it can be charity work or, you know, regular work. Whatever. 8.) Do Listen To Experts — They're called that for a reason. 9.) Do Not Make Bad Glass Ceiling Jokes — You're too handsome for that, Dr. Castellano. RELATED: The Dos and Don'ts of Dating: Before Seth Rogen Gets Away! 10.) Do Not Start Prison Riots — This just feels like a no-brainer. What did you think of this week's episode of The Mindy Project? Sound off in the comments! Follow @alicialutes on Twitter  [Photo Credit: Beth Dubber/Fox] From Our PartnersSee 'Game of Thrones' as 'Mad Men' (Vulture)Hayden Panetierre Bikinis in Miami (Celebuzz)
  • Will Arnett Better Play Splinter in Michael Bay's 'Ninja Turtles' Movie
    By: Alicia Lutes Apr 02, 2013
    Sure, Will Arnett would probably make a great villain, since we all know he's pretty great at being bad (we're looking at you, Devon Banks), but let's be serious: that man was born with the perfect vocal aptitude to play a giant rat guru/ninja master. So we were intrigued to learn that Arnett has been cast in the upcoming Michael Bay/Paramount Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles remake — the truncatingly titled Ninja Turtles. Unfortunately for us, though, Arnett's exact role is still top-secret information, according to the Hollywood Reporter. RELATED: Will Arnett Jumping Ship Before 'Up All Night' Cancellation The film, directed by Jonathan Liebesman, will be shot as a live-action/CG hybrid. Megan Fox stars as turtle-friend and human April O'Neil, while Pete Ploszek, Jeremy Howard, Noel Fisher, and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire's Alan Ritchson will play the rambuctious teenaged turtles with a taste for the 'za (that's pizza for all you non-teen-boys out there). Hollywood.com has reached out to a rep for Arnett for comment on the casting, but did not hear back at the time of publication. RELATED: 'Ninja Turtles' Casts Its Four Teenaged Reptiles Of the major roles left to cast, there are three: sensei/master rat Splinter, big baddie Shredder, and human buddy Casey. Since it's been reported that Arnett will not play Casey, it seems obvious that he'll play one of the other two. We could probably learn to live with an Arnett-as-Shredder casting, but c'mon: that man should definitely be voicing a rat. What do you think of this latest casting development? Sound off in the comments! Follow @alicialutes on Twitter [Photo Credit: TBD] From Our Partners:40 Most Revealing See-Through Red Carpet Looks (Vh1)33 Child Stars: Where Are They Now? (Celebuzz)
  • Is Bradley Cooper Starring in a David O. Russell Remake of 'Freaky Friday'?
    By: Alicia Lutes Apr 02, 2013
    Alright, guys, be honest: is this untitled David O. Russell film about Abscam (that FBI investigation in the '70s and '80s that convicted a bunch of high-ranking government officials — 31! — of corruption) actually just a Freaky Friday remake? Because Bradley Cooper's hair is giving us some serious Justin Timberlake circa *NSYNC vibes. And if the two traded hair, we'd finally be able to understand the slicked-back mini-pompadour the 20/20 Experience crooner has been rocking as of late. Does he rent out his old hair for pocket money, perhaps? RELATED: Bradley Cooper to Remake The Curiously-Titled 'Kokowääh' Seriously, though: we get that the film takes place in the '70s, but what is the reason for a perm so fresh? How is someone involved in an undercover sting operation going to get away with being covert with this follicle foible? We just have so many questions!  While the Timberfro may be on the cast list, its previous owner is not. But that's not to say the film doesn't have a stellar cast (because of course it does): Christian Bale, Amy Adams, and Jennifer Lawrence also star opposite Cooper and his perm. Cooper's curls and the rest of our merry band of dated hairstyles are set to hit theaters this Christmas — so we won't have much longer to wait and see what in the what is going on here. Follow @alicialutes on Twitter [Photo Credit: FameFlynet] From Our Partners:40 Most Revealing See-Through Red Carpet Looks (Vh1)33 Child Stars: Where Are They Now? (Celebuzz)
  • Slippery When Wet: 12 Sexy Rain Scenes from Movies — GALLERY
    By: Alicia Lutes Apr 02, 2013
    Admit it: sometimes things are just better when they're wet. Slip 'n' slides, thirst-quenching beverages, and yes, even the occasional romantic moment or two. Aside from the lubrication aspect of the wee moisture droplets, there's also a sense of abandon that comes with saying "f**k it, let's do this" when the rain is pouring down around you. RELATED: 'The Host': A Guide to Evading All Body-Invading Aliens Think about some of the most epically sexy moments in movies: Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams share The Kiss to End All Kisses in The Notebook under a deluge, Mickey Rourke and Kim Basinger got wet 'n' wild in some back-alley sexytimes during 9 1/2 Weeks, and who could forget the sexy at-last kiss between Holly Golightly and her Breakfast at Tiffany's paramour?  RELATED: 'The Host''s Saoirse Ronan Ain't No Bella Swan Such is the case of the films we present before you: a little rain never hurt anybody, and in this instance, we think it actually helped the situation. Think about it: what's more boring than a movie make-out? One without rain, of course! So in honor of the sexy alien times going on in the newest Stephenie Meyer mega-hit The Host, we've compiled a list of our favorite, legitimately sexy moments in water-related history. Who knew there was such variety living in these downpours? If you weren't aware, you are now: sometimes sexy is better with a little drizzle. GALLERY: 12 Sexy Cinematic Rain Scenes Follow @Alicialutes on Twitter [Photo Credit: Open Road Films] From Our Partners:40 Most Revealing See-Through Red Carpet Looks (Vh1)33 Child Stars: Where Are They Now? (Celebuzz)
  • James McAvoy Says 'Trance' Is His Character's 'Own Personal Horror Movie'
    By: Alicia Lutes Apr 02, 2013
      It's a simple story, really: boy loves art, boy tries to protect art against all costs, boy gets hit on the head during a high-stakes heist and forgets where he kept the painting, chaos ensues. Only the story of Simon (James McAvoy) in Danny Boyle's newest film, Trance, is far from simple, a decidedly modern take on psychological crime thrillers.  RELATED: James McAvoy Blows Minds Literally and Gorily in 'Trance' Trailer When it comes to Simon, McAvoy explains to Hollywood.com that "he's not entirely in possession of his self identity." Why? Well, it's partially in thanks to the aforementioned bump (handed over to him by master criminal Franck, played by Vincent Cassel), but also something more... devious. "His memory is gone, and so much about him is a mystery to the audience, but to himself as well." Lucky for Simon (and for us), the answer may be waiting in the hands of cool-voiced hypnotherapist Elizabeth Lamb (Rosario Dawson). For McAvoy, that means playing Simon as if he is "walking through his own personal horror movie; it keeps chilling him and scaring him because everybody else knows what's going on except for him." RELATED: 'Trance': You Liked 'Inception', Right? Rosario Dawson Does It Now Check out Hollywood.com's video interview with the film's star: Trance hits theaters April 5, 2013. Follow Alicia on Twitter @alicialutes [Photo Credit: Susie Allnutt/Fox Searchlight] From Our Partners:40 Most Revealing See-Through Red Carpet Looks (Vh1)33 Child Stars: Where Are They Now? (Celebuzz)
  • GASP! Jay Leno and Jimmy Fallon Team Up to Address 'Tonight Show' Rumors — VIDEO
    By: Alicia Lutes Apr 01, 2013
    OK, guys: is this an April Fools joke, or are you actually going to be serious on the silliest day of the year? The men of NBC's late night line-up, Jimmy Fallon and Jay Leno, have teamed up to address the hullabaloo surrounding the re-ignited late night wars in a clip that will air tonight on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. We're not going to be fools about it, but it does seem pretty legit. The video is merely a preview of the phone conversation commiseration to come, but does explicitly deal with the exhaustion the two no doubt feel about the hyped-up rumor flurries surrounding the future of The Tonight Show. The clip features both men — one hounded while the other lies in wait — and is sure to get tongues wagging (and eyes tuning in). Check it out, below. What do YOU think of the return of the late night wars? Let us know in the comments. Follow Alicia on Twitter @alicialutes [Photo Credit: Hollywood.com] You Might Also Like:Topanga's Revealing Lingerie Shoot: Hello '90s! 13 Most WTF Fan Tributes
  • 'Doctor Who's David Tennant and Matt Smith Photographed at Table Read: Breathe, Nerds
    By: Alicia Lutes Apr 01, 2013
    This sort of wave of frenetic, excitable emotion would cause even the most embedded converted Dalek (we're looking at you, Oswin Oswald) to return to their original human state. Two of Doctor Who's most beloved Doctors, David Tennant and Matt Smith, are teaming up for the British sci-fi series' 50th anniversary special, and the photographic evidence of their collaboration has turned the Internet Nerd Collective into a giant boner lasting much longer than four hours. (So, you know, consult your doctor). RELATED: David Tennant, Billie Piper Return for 'Doctor' Who Anniversary Special Doctors Ten and Eleven were photographed and uploaded onto Twitter [insert clever Clara joke here] after the table read for the special, slated for its timey-wimey take-off on the anniversary of the storied series' original premiere date (and birthday of current companion Clara Oswald), November 23, 2013. This raises just one question: What in the ever-loving f**k is going to happen in this episodeohmygoddddd? Will we see Tennant back in his trench and suit, running around with also-returning companion Rose Tyler (played by Billie Piper)? Will we somehow find ourselves back in Bad Wolf Bay where we left the Meta-Crisis doctor clone to live out their happy, human lives together? Or, will we be returning to The Library, where we saw the Nodes — a statue that seems to hold a lot of similiarities to the spoonheads featured in this Saturday's premiere? The questions, the theories! There are so many! RELATED: 'Doctor Who' Recap: Clara's First Adventure Somewhere on Tumblr, a fan fiction is being erected (pun intended), sonic screwdrivers are touching, and s**t's getting weird. But for the rest of us, let's just keep wondering what sort of glorious, epic moment we're in for come November 2013, shall we? Follow Alicia on Twitter @alicialutes [Photo Credit: Twitter] You Might Also Like:Topanga's Revealing Lingerie Shoot: Hello '90s! 13 Most WTF Fan Tributes
  • 'Finding Bigfoot': Unproven Entity May Be Found Tonight, But Probably Not
    By: Alicia Lutes Mar 31, 2013
    Mythical creatures rarely seen, just out of reach of the human grasp. Maybe seen, maybe not — and oh so often the subject of hoaxes the world over. These big, hairy beasts from days of yore confound the mind and boggle logic. There are skeptics and believers the world over who want to know: will we ever find Bigfoot? Momo? Yeti? The abominable snowman? Yowie?  The Himalayan beast? One gaggle of intrepid enthusiasts have made it their quest to get answers for 30 minutes every week on Animal Planet's Finding Bigfoot. And tonight... oh my god you guys, do you think they're finally going to find bigfoot this Sunday (at long, long, long last!)?! One can only hope. RELATED: Tracey Morgan is Searching for Bigfoot in Brooklyn With a crew with names like Matt Moneymaker, researchers Bobo and Cliff Barackman, and token skeptie (a nickname for skeptics I just made up) slash scientist Ranae Holland, how can they not? They have a skeptic on their team! That's how you know they're serious, because a non-believer scientist would actually join their team (oh yeah and also be on a television show)! They have stuff they call evidence and facts and theories! Sometimes they even talk about hoaxes. The members of the Bigfoot Field Researchers Organization (BFRO) aren't local in their hunt, either — they travel the world over in order to to find the beast. See? LEGITIMACY. But they're not just fans, they're experts. Ever want to know how to walk and sound like a bigfoot? These folks have you covered. RELATED: 'Zombieland' Pilot Gets Cool Poster & Promo Shot So take our poll below and let us know in the comments if you think tonight, on a television show on Animal Planet, (going up against the season premiere of Game of Thrones), we will finally — at long last! — find Bigfoot. And always remember: respect the squatch, you guys. <a href="http://polldaddy.com/poll/7004518/">OMG, GUYS, Will they find Bigfoot tonight on 'Finding Bigfoot'?</a> Follow Alicia on Twitter @alicialutes [Photo Credit: Discovery Networks] You Might Also Like:Topanga's Revealing Lingerie Shoot: Hello '90s! 13 Most WTF Fan Tributes