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Shannon Houston
  • Petitioners Request 'National Orlando Bloom Day' Following The Justin Bieber Fight
    By: Shannon Houston Jul 31, 2014
    Splash News Many people are thrilled that Orlando Bloom took a swing at pop star Justin Bieber the other night in Ibiza—so much so, that they are petitioning the White House to honor the actor with National Orlando Bloom Day: On a fateful evening this July 29, 2014 actor Orlando Bloom fed the Pop Music miscreant Justin Bieber a knuckle-sandwich on behalf of the entire civilized world. If you agree that Bloom is both incredibly hot (yes, that's somewhat unrelated) and incredibly amazing for his actions against Bieber, you can sign here. Follow @Hollywood_com Follow @shannonmhouston //
  • Why Is Chris Brown's New Neighbor Already Threatening To Shoot Him?
    By: Shannon Houston Jul 30, 2014
    Instagram/chrisbrownofficial If you think you're anti-Chris Brown, chances are you're not as opposed to the pop star as his new neighbor. Brown reportedly bought a new home in Agoura, California (near Malibu), and TMZ got some disturbing quotes from someone who already lives in the area: "It can be the devil.  I can care less.  I don't care if they're having orgies.  It can even be Saddam Hussein for all I care, as long as he doesn't trespass onto my property.  If he does, I shoot him." Not that we're fans of the guy either, but this seems a bit drastic doesn't it? Follow @Hollywood_com Follow @shannonmhouston //
  • The Iconic 'Kids' Movie Gets A New Documentary
    By: Shannon Houston Jul 30, 2014
    Shining Excalibur Pictures via Everett Collection Arguably one of the most important films of the '90s and definitely one of the most important films about young people and sex, Kids was released almost two decades ago and people still can't stop talking about it. For this reason, it's exciting to learn that one of the young actors from the iconic movie is now preparing to release his own documentary about his experience—and the experiences of the other cast members—on and off the set. Hamilton Harris taught us all how to roll a blunt back in 1995, but now he's got another story to tell. Hamilton recently gave an interview to VICE and talked about much of the behind-the-scenes drama (and trauma) that went along with filming Kids. He plans to expose and address these things with a focus on the lives of the young skaters whose stories were not fully explored in the film, or the many projects that surrounded it later. The death of one of his co-stars, Harold Hunter, also played a role in the inspiration behind the forthcoming documentary. Original cast members including Chloe Sevigny, and Kids director Larry Clark are also involved.  Follow @Hollywood_com Follow @shannonmhouston //
  • 'Game Of Thrones' Star Maisie Williams Fooled Everyone At Comic-Con
    By: Shannon Houston Jul 28, 2014
    Getty Images/Albert L. Ortega Maisie Williams (better known as Arya Stark from Game of Thrones) was at San Diego Comic-Con like so many other stars and fans, but apparently she didn't want anyone to know about it. If you bumped into a Spider-Man rocking overalls, and thought you smelled a little King's Landing in the air, this is why: Instagram/Maisie Williams Have you seen this girl? #SDCC That Stark girl has alaways been a tricky one. Follow @Hollywood_com Follow @shannonmhouston //
  • Jessica Simpson And Donald Faison Had A Baby Playdate
    By: Shannon Houston Jul 28, 2014
    WENN We may have discovered photographic evidence of the most adorable playdate in history. Thank you, Jessica Simpson: Instagram/jessicasimpson Roc and Ace @caceecobb @donald_aison Simpson's new baby hung out with Donald Faison's baby boy, and that makes us incredibly happy. These two are the cutest. Follow @Hollywood_com Follow @shannonmhouston //
  • Twitter Hilariously Reacts To The #FiftyShades Trailer
    By: Shannon Houston Jul 24, 2014
    YouTube/Fifty Shades of Grey, Focus Features Bloggers, cultural critics, fans, haters, astronauts—everyone, everywhere is buzzing about the highly-anticipated Fifty Shades of Grey movie trailer, which was finally released this morning. Our own Michael Arbeiter made some profound observations about Anastasia Steele's troubling interview techniques, and many of you have voiced your own concerns. Here are some of the most hilarious (and oddly specific) tweets about #FiftyShadesTrailer. 1. What does Ariana Grande have to do with #FiftyShades? EVERYTHING: before and after watching the Fifty Shades of Grey trailer pic.twitter.com/QyW2bc5ZrG — mareyna&the diamonds (@sleeplesstyles) July 24, 2014 2. Hopefully, he won't be disappointed: Can't wait for #FiftyShades to come out so I can watch people do it on a big screen for once! #FiftyShadesTrailer — Garrett Mendez (@GarrettMendez) July 24, 2014 3. A briliant marketing move from this tile company: #bedrosians #tile has more than #fiftyshades of #grey @SherwinWilliams #ColorSnap. What do you think? pic.twitter.com/RzqfjoaRve — BedrosiansTile (@BedrosiansTile) July 24, 2014 4. Paper Magazine gets a gold Internet star for this one: Think we all know this jazz poster is the real star of the #FiftyShadesTrailer pic.twitter.com/mtGm364dzn — PAPER Magazine (@papermagazine) July 24, 2014 5. Wait. Not everyone's psyched? My reaction to the #FiftyShadesTrailer was identical to my reaction to 2 Girls 1 Cup. — Dave Ahdoot (@DaveAhdoot) July 24, 2014 6. There have also been lots of demands for a re-casting of Christian and Anastasia: Reshoot the #FiftyShadesTrailer immediately w/ actors the world wants as Christian and Anastasia : Paul Giamatti and June Squibb!! — Don Moss (@Justgreat79) July 24, 2014 7. The Beyhive also came out in support of their Queen: Beyonce BETTER sing that crazyyy in lovveeeeeee down-tempo #FiftyShades #FiftyShadesTrailer #FiftyShadesOfGreyTheMovie — BeBe© (@TheeBeBe_) July 24, 2014 8. Some people just got incredibly hungry: The 'Fifty Shades Of Grey' trailer makes me want a hot dog real bad — Jordyn Glenn (@Jordyn_Glenn) July 24, 2014 9. Yes, Jess. We see exactly what you did there: People hating on Fifty Shades need to be spanked... You see what I did there — Jessica Evans (@jessicaevans44) July 24, 2014 10. God has spoken: That Fifty Shades of Grey trailer makes Me want to ban fornication all over again. — God (@TheTweetOfGod) July 24, 2014 Follow @Hollywood_com Follow @shannonmhouston //
  • 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 //