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Shannon Houston
  • Selena Gomez Brilliantly Goes Off On An Instagram Follower
    By: Shannon Houston Jul 17, 2014
    WENN Celebrities don't often address the many trolls they encounter on social media, but when they do it's always exciting! Selena Gomez took down an Instagram follower in the best way possible and shared a screenshot of her comment: Instagram/selenagomez Honestly, I don't speak up much because it's simply *always* taken out of context. But I don't take bullying well. I have seen too much to not say anything. You have to give Selena props for handling this so positively. She spoke up, she was polite, and she shut the hater down. She even called her "beautiful" because that is how class Selena Gomez is right now. Follow @Hollywood_com Follow @shannonmhouston //
  • Bryan Cranston Is Coming To HBO
    By: Shannon Houston Jul 16, 2014
    WENN/Adriana M. Barraza If you never got to New York City to see Breaking Bad's Bryan Cranston as President Lyndon B. Johnson, HBO is on your side. HBO Films recently acquired the rights to the Tony Award-winning play All The Way, with playwrite Robert Schenkkan signing on to adapt his script. According to Variety the play follows Johnson's "tumultuous first year in office," beginning with his entry into the presidency (after the JFK assassination), and of course dealing with his efforts during the Vietnam War and the historic Civil Rights Act. For his performance, Cranston took home the Tony Award for Best Actor earlier this year. We can all expect powerful good things when the movie comes to HBO. Follow @Hollywood_com Follow @shannonmhouston //
  • 'Pulp Fiction' Is Getting An Epic Revival From Uma Thurman
    By: Shannon Houston Jul 16, 2014
    Miramax Films via Everett Collection Pulp Fiction  fans, be warned: this news may cause you to freak out in ways that are emotionally, physically, and/or financially unhealthy for you. Take a breather before reading on. In celebration of the film's 20th anniversary, Uma Thurman AKA Mrs. Mia Wallace is giving you and 55 of your friends a chance to screen the Quentin Tarantino classic... with her. The actress—who was nominated for an Oscar for her iconic role—is auctioning off the once-in-lifetime opportunity, which she hopes will raise funds for the charity organization Room To Grow. The winner and friends will also get Q&A time and cocktails with Thurman.  In other words, they will likely experience one of the greatest evenings of their lives. The bid to beat right now is $8,500—if you're feeling lucky (and wealthy) you can bid at Charitybuzz. Follow @Hollywood_com Follow @shannonmhouston //
  • Chloë Grace Moretz Takes The Lead In Another Big Project
    By: Shannon Houston Jul 16, 2014
    WENN/Joseph Marzullo Chloë Grace Moretz has been staying incredibly busy, with new projects being announced and promoted all over the place. Next up for the talented young star is the Japanese animated film The Tale of Princess Kaguya. Studio Ghibli (co-founded by Hayao Miyazaki) is behind this one, and people are expecting great things. Here's a look at the 2013 production: The movie is based on the oldest recorded Japanese story The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter, and tellsof a tiny girl found inside a stalk of bamboo. According to Entertainment Weekly "she grows into a beautiful woman who attracts many suitors, though she hides a secret." Moretz will voice the lead role of Kaguya, and she stars alongside James Caan, Mary Steenburgen, Darren Criss, Lucy Liu, James Marsden, and John Cho.    Follow @Hollywood_com Follow @shannonmhouston //
  • Are Christian Bale And Leonardo DiCaprio Teaming Up For A New Movie?
    By: Shannon Houston Jul 16, 2014
    Getty Images/Getty Images A project involving Christian Bale and Leonardo DiCaprio sounds almost too good to be true. And in a way, it is.  According to Variety, Bale is currently in the final stages of signing on to work with DiCaprio in the film adaptation of Travis McGee's The Deep Blue Goodbye. DiCaprio was initially expected to star in the movie (back when we first heard about it in 2010), but now he's on the team of producers (with Appian Way) while Bale is in talks to take the lead role. This movie has been a long time coming, but it sounds like it's finally headed for production. And while it's a bit disappointing that we won't get to see the two great stars on screen together, their names on the project—along with director James Mangold (Walk The Line, The Wolverine, and Girl, Interrupted)—give us high hopes. Follow @Hollywood_com Follow @shannonmhouston //
  • Kendall Jenner Strips Down For 'Love' Magazine
    By: Shannon Houston Jul 16, 2014
    WENN/Judy Eddy Kendall Jenner is stripping down once again for the love of fashion. The young model shared a shot from her Love magazine shoot, and she's looking pretty wet and wild in a bustier-style bra and some sexy black underwear and leggings. Considering how tame (and, well, boring) her cover was, this is somewhat unexpected:  Instagram/kendalljenner Clearly, she's all grown up now. Follow @Hollywood_com Follow @shannonmhouston //
  • 10 Reasons Retta Is The Greatest Live-Tweeter Of All Time
    By: Shannon Houston Jul 15, 2014
    WENN/Brian To If you're not following Parks and Recreation actress Retta on Twitter, here are 10 reasons you've been failing at life. Sorry to be harsh, but—really—you must follow Retta on Twitter! She is the unofficial queen of live-tweeting (or "real time" tweeting, as she calls it), and she brings light and magic to all of your favorite shows. We have proof below that she is truly the GOAT. 1. She calls out horrifying cliches on House of Cards. Did ol’ girl just run into the woods? #OkSookie <<mad side-eye>> #HouseOfCards — Retta (@unfoRETTAble) July 15, 2014 2. She shared all of the very necessary World Cup memes, this one being the greatest. Ever. “@papermagazine: Very necessary. RT @evachen212 : #GERvsARG RT @RelatableQuote: pic.twitter.com/I0NJor7J6E” #Dead — Retta (@unfoRETTAble) July 13, 2014 3. Her True Blood grief is expressed perfectly. .@JoeManganiello Joe Joe Joooeee Why all my TV boos gotta go out like that? Y’all tryna kill a bitch. #ItAintRight — Retta (@unfoRETTAble) July 9, 2014 4. She offers helpful critiques on the #CloneClub dance moves. Wow Helena is really killing it at this clone dance party . . . and not in a good way. #MakingElaineBenesLookGood #OrphanBlack — Retta (@unfoRETTAble) June 30, 2014 5. Even when she's late (and not live-tweeting), she's still perfect. Watching #BeingMaryJane for the 1st time and this shit is No. Joke. I think I cried 3x on the 1st episode. #IAmMaryJane #WheresMyTrueLove — Retta (@unfoRETTAble) June 9, 2014 6. Whilst live-tweeting, she invents new ways to spell slang words, like "hella." This is no small feat. P.S. Grey Worm with his broken English is helluh sexy. #FeelinThisUnsullied #GameOfThrones — Retta (@unfoRETTAble) June 5, 2014 7. Every once in a while, she throws in a screen shot for emphasis. Can't be mad at that. This shit just went in2 some #AHSAsylum type shit. Ima need u 2 step off my swollen abscessed lips bruh. #OrphanBlack pic.twitter.com/As7CEoREtP — Retta (@unfoRETTAble) May 29, 2014 8. Seriously. It just doesn't get any better than this. He did that shit!!!!! Oh my God this shit is bananas!! #GameOfThrones pic.twitter.com/r9JpUCwFlH — Retta (@unfoRETTAble) May 21, 2014 9. Most of us are waiting for The Good Wife to return, for the sole purpose of moments like this. “Kalinda has a way with Cary. We’ve exploited this before.” Ooooooooooweeeeeeee #TheGoodWife — Retta (@unfoRETTAble) May 21, 2014 10. She even live-tweets your favorite commercials. #NextLevelTweeting #Dedication Oh Gawd. There’s a NEW DirecTV marionette commercial?? #TheyKillinMe — Retta (@unfoRETTAble) July 3, 2014 Follow @Hollywood_com Follow @shannonmhouston //
  • Yes To More Maya Rudolph On TV!
    By: Shannon Houston Jul 15, 2014
    NBC via Getty Images Those of you who tuned in to Maya Rudolph's NBC special earlier this year have every reason to get excited right now. According to Deadline, NBC executives say "an active creative discussion" concerning the next step for The Maya Rudolph Show is happening right now. The May 20th special is being referred to by the executives as an "imperfect first episode," which implies that they hope to make things even better for the [possible] show.  As long as there'll be more Andy Samberg, we're all in: Follow @Hollywood_com Follow @shannonmhouston //
  • Josh Hutcherson In A Gangsta Movie?
    By: Shannon Houston Jul 15, 2014
    Open Road Films via Everett Collection Josh Hutcherson may be best known for his role as Peeta Mellark in The Hunger Games trilogy, but he's branching out in some pretty big ways. The actor is starring alongside Benicio Del Toro in Paradise Lost. Del Toro plays the notorious drug lord Pablo Escobar (AKA the scariest thing in the movie Blow), and Hutcherson plays the young man insane enough to date Escobar's niece. Get your first look at the upcoming film from Andrea Di Stefano below. Follow @Hollywood_com Follow @shannonmhouston //
  • 5 Hilarious NSFW Aziz Ansari Moments
    By: Shannon Houston Jul 14, 2014
    Getty Images/Jason Kempin The man, the legend, the most adorable, foul-mouthed stand-up comedian ever—Aziz Ansari has brought us so much joy over the years. He may be best known for his role as Tom Haverford on Parks and Recreation, but those of us who watch his stand-up material know that there's a whole other, magnificent side to him.Here are a few of his best, NSFW moments ever. 1. His Kanye West stories will never cease to amaze us: 2. Is child molestation ever funny? Only in Ansari's world: 3. Justin Bieber is a lot more gangsta than we previously thought. Thanks Aziz, for bringing this dark side of him to our attention: 4. Who knew a harmless grapefruit could inspire so much naughty language?  5. The only thing better than his Yeezy stories, are his R. Kelly stories. And nothing's more NSFW than an R. Kelly concert story: Follow @Hollywood_com Follow @shannonmhouston //