Sydney Bucksbaum
Writer Sydney Bucksbaum likes to think her hobby of watching insane amounts of TV isn't an obsession... it's not an obsession, okay, so just drop it! As the resident CW-lover on the staff, she truly believes her Clark Kent/Dean Winchester/Damon Salvatore/Lucas Scott/Oliver Queen/Chuck Bass/Seymour Birkhoff/Wade Kinsella/Vincent Keller/Micah Barnes is out there somewhere, waiting for her, in real life (just go with it). After graduating from Northwestern University with a degree in journalism, Sydney has made it her mission to campaign for more shirtless scenes for her favorite CW hunks. You're welcome.
  • A Sneak Peek at 'The Vampire Diaries' Spinoff — GALLERY
    By: Sydney Bucksbaum Apr 05, 2013
    The Vampire Diaries spinoff The Originals — which will air on April 25 as a backdoor pilot — is almost here, and has your first look into the dark, intense, drama-filled hour.  Written by TVD co-creator/executive producer Julie Plec, The Originals centers on the Original family of vampires, as Klaus (Joseph Morgan) returns to the supernatural melting pot that is the French Quarter of New Orleans — a town he helped build centuries ago — and is reunited with his diabolical former protégé Marcel (Charles Michael Davis). Naturally, chaos will ensue. RELATED: Claire Holt Joins 'The Originals' Check out a sneak peek of the episode in our gallery below to get the inside scoop about what's going down in the Big Easy:   Follow Sydney on Twitter: @SydneyBucksbaum [Photo Credit: Skip Bolen/The CW] From Our PartnersHayden Panetierre Bikinis in Miami (Celebuzz)Pics of The Rock Making Things Look Small (Vulture)
  • TV Tidbits: Morgan Freeman Blasts Off Into Space, 'American Idol' Ratings Slip
    By: Sydney Bucksbaum Apr 04, 2013
      Morgan Freeman Blasts Off: Science Channel announced Thursday a new series chronicling the modern-day space race among private entrepreneurs partnering with actor-producer Morgan Freeman will debut next year. New Race for Space is a three-part series that will look at entrepreneurs seeking to embark on various ventures beyond Earth, from backyard dreamers to well-funded moguls like SpaceX founder Elon Musk, Virgin Galactic’s Richard Branson and sci-fi filmmaker James Cameron. "It’s been almost 45 years since we landed on the moon, since we were really excited about going out into space, and I’ve always thought it was a mistake not to continue that exploration," Freeman says. "I’m personally excited that we now have entrepreneurs who are interested in doing this." [EW] American Idol  Ratings Slip: The already not-so-stellar ratings of American Idol's Season 12 continued to slip this week. Wednesday night’s Top 7 performance show drew 11.5 million viewers and a 3.0 rating, down to an all-time Wednesday low. Ouch. [TVLine] Westside Is Getting Awkward:  Jessica Lu, who plays Ming on MTV's Awkward, just booked a guest-starring role on the ABC drama pilot Westside. The soap about the haves and the have-not's of Venice, Calif., focuses on two rival families and a forbidden and dangerous romance emerging between them as them as they battle for control of Venice. Lu will play Eva, Sophie's (Odette Annable) employee and confidant at her Venice boutique who urges her pursuit of Chris (Luke Bracey). She'll guest star in the pilot, and will potentially recur if the show gets picked up. [THR] The Americans Redux: The last seven minutes of FX's The Americans ran over the show's allotted hour by seven minutes, which means many viewers didn't catch the pivotal ending of "Safe House." Fortunately, the network is making up for the blunder by making the episode available online for free until May 15. Relief! [TVLine] Follow Sydney on Twitter: @SydneyBucksbaum [Photo Credit: Harold Cunningham/Getty Images] From Our PartnersHayden Panetierre Bikinis in Miami (Celebuzz)Every Jurassic Park Dinosaur Ranked From Best to Worst (Vulture)
  • 'Carrie' Trailer: Watch Chloe Moretz Completely Lose Her S**t
    By: Sydney Bucksbaum Apr 04, 2013
    Don't piss off Chloe Moretz. Seriously. We've already seen her kick ass in Kick Ass (the first and the upcoming sequel), and now she's ready to blow s**t up... telepathically. A new full-length trailer for the Carrie remake starring Moretz as the titular mentally powerful teen wronged at prom and Julianne Moore as her religious-freak mother just hit the web, and the footage is definitely creepy enough to dissuade anyone from bullying their classmate ever again (at least, we certainly hope so). RELATED: 'Carrie' Remake Delayed for Halloween Release While it doesn't look all that different from the iconic imagery of Brian De Palma’s 1976 original, based on the Stephen King book about a loner high school girl who gets her revenge on her crazy mom and the mean kids at school, the remake certainly offers up enhanced special effects... and man, does that bloody scene look extra horrifying now. Does blood stain? Better take that prom dress to the dry cleaners! Watch the trailer below: Carrie hits theaters on October 18, 2013. Follow Sydney on Twitter: @SydneyBucksbaum [Photo Credit: Screen Gems] From Our Partners:40 Most Revealing See-Through Red Carpet Looks (Vh1)33 Child Stars: Where Are They Now? (Celebuzz)
  • 'Arrow' Season 2 Scoop: Will Seth Gabel's Villain Return?
    By: Sydney Bucksbaum Apr 04, 2013
      Arrow fans prayed, and the Arrow gods listened: April 3's "Unfinished Business" will not be last time Seth Gabel graces our small screens as the delightfully, deliciously unhinged villain The Count. Though Gabel recently signed on to ABC's sexy drama pilot Gothica, he made sure his contract would allow him to come back to Arrow in the future. "He actually asked as part of his deal to have outs to do Arrow and return on the show," Arrow's executive producer Marc Guggenheim revealed to at WonderCon. "I’m really glad he did that because my wife [Tara Butters] is executive producing that pilot and lord knows I don’t want to be beholden to her. It’s like, 'Honey, I don’t know what to tell you, contractually Seth is able to come back.'" You hear that, Arrow fans? Even the bosses over at The CW’s newest hit drama are as obsessed with bringing Gabel back as we are! "It’s so great to have Seth Gabel back, we just adore him," Guggenheim continued. "We’ve actually already talked about a bunch of different ways to bring The Count back in Season 2, but this episode that airs is probably the most unconventional way of bringing a character back you’ve ever seen." RELATED: 'Arrow': How Seth Gabel Used Dubstep to Portray the Biggest and Baddest Villain Yet That’s certainly an understatement. "Unfinished Business" was slightly disappointing since it was touted as the return of Gabel’s villain, but the actor appeared in the episode for about a minute total (read the full recap here). The real villain of the episode was using The Count as a scapegoat – when he was actually too psychologically damaged from an overdose of his own drug, Vertigo, to have a normal conversation, let alone oversee a massive drug ring. Instead of putting him out of his misery, Oliver Queen left The Count alive at the end of the episode, leaving the door open for him to return. But how could The Count return as a villain when he was too messed up to do anything besides sit restrained in a chair, mumbling word salad (although, let’s be honest, Gabel made even word salad sound intimidating and full of flair)? We’ve come up with our own theory: Oliver Queen used some herbs he brought back from the island on which he was marooned for five years, and those herbs can counteract most poisons and drugs. We’ve seen these magical herbs cure multiple people from curare (poison)-laced bullets and Vertigo injections, so could a massive amount possibly cure The Count’s damage from a Vertigo overdose? Maybe the herbs could help retroactively heal the mental and physical scarring with which he’s currently living.  No matter what story the showrunners come up with to bring Gabel back (and it will doubt be a million times better than our theory), we're sure it's going to be compelling, intense, clever, and an all-around great piece of television — just as long as he gets more screen time! Reporting by Leanne Aguilera. Follow @SydneyBucksbaum on Twitter [Photo Credit: Cate Cameron/The CW] From Our PartnersSee 'Game of Thrones' as 'Mad Men' (Vulture)Hayden Panetierre Bikinis in Miami (Celebuzz)
  • 'Supernatural' Recap: Goodbye Bobby and Benny
    By: Sydney Bucksbaum Apr 04, 2013
      What on earth did I do to deserve an episode of Supernatural featuring the return of both Bobby Singer and vampire Benny? Seriously, I was in tears by the end of last night’s "Taxi Driver" and I couldn’t decide if they were happy tears or sad tears. I was happy that both Bobby and Benny ended up where they wanted to go (Bobby in Heaven and Benny in Purgatory — no, seriously, Benny wanted to end up back in Purgatory), but incredibly heartbroken that both Winchesters had to say goodbye to their loved ones all over again. We know that goodbye never means goodbye forever on Supernatural, but both send offs last night felt pretty permanent. Benny and Bobby returned as a result of the second trial to close the gates of hell: Sam had to free an innocent soul trapped in Hell and deliver it to Heaven. While that could be seen as just a great way to save someone, it turned out to be a huge gut punch to Sam and Dean: they found out via a Hell coyote helping Sam find a backdoor to Hell that Bobby was trapped in the pit. Even though the boys gave him a proper hunter’s funeral and he should have gone to Heaven, Crowley isn’t one to let things go. Bobby had screwed up enough of his plans that the King of Hell held a grudge and blocked Bobby from entering the pearly gates. Sam and Dean knew instantly that he was the soul they would rescue, no arguments. RELATED: 'Supernatural' Recap: Welcome to Hunter University! Crowley found out what the brothers were doing after Sam entered his realm, so he killed the coyote to trap Sam from leaving with Bobby. Thankfully Dean had a plan B ready to go. He found Benny and asked for the biggest favor he’s ever asked anyone — Benny had to die and go to Purgatory the normal way, through death – in order to guide Sam to the portal out (since the only way out of Hell was to travel through Purgatory). The moments before Dean decapitated his friend were absolutely heartbreaking and beautiful at the same time. Benny and Dean shared so much with just their eyes, both knowing that Benny wouldn’t be coming back. Sure, Dean hoped Benny would make good on his promise to ride Sam through the portal, but he knew deep down that Benny was struggling too much in the real world. He belonged in Purgatory with the constant fighting and bloodshed. Being "sober" was taking its toll, and this was their final goodbye. It was also beautiful when Dean refused to burn Benny’s bones, thus leaving the door open for Benny should he ever choose to find his way back into the world. He wouldn’t give up hope on his friend. And even more heartwarming? Sam agreed! He understood finally that Benny really was a good person/vampire (of course, after Benny sacrificed himself to get Sam out of Purgatory it was a given Sam would trust Benny. Sacrificing yourself to save a Winchester is the ultimate show of loyalty on Supernatural). RELATED: 'Supernatural' Recap: What's Wrong With Castiel? Thanks to Benny, Sam was able to escape Purgatory and deliver Bobby’s soul to Heaven with a little help from angel Naomi after Crowley tried to block Bobby’s soul from leaving. Naomi is trying to convince Dean she’s on his side in order to find Castiel (and the angel tablet), so helping Bobby wasn’t just a good deed. She is definitely still trying to manipulate the Winchesters, and we’ll have to wait and see if they fall for it. So the second trial is completed, Bobby’s soul is in Heaven, and Sam finally accepts Benny as a good person. Another unexpected benefit of Sam finishing the trial was that he finally understood what Dean had to go through living in Purgatory for a year. Hopefully this will compel Sam to properly apologize for not looking for a way to save Dean when he was stuck down there, since they haven’t really resolved that issue yet. It’s kind of been swept under the rug. The downside to all these good things happening? Prophet Kevin Tran lost it. He went totally bonkers. This was to be expected, of course: guzzling coffee, anti-depressants, and crappy food while spending every waking hour translating the word of God and also suffering from extreme paranoia for months on end isn’t exactly the recipe for good health. Kevin started hallucinating (?) Crowley’s voice, so he hid the demon tablet and ran away. Or was he kidnapped by Crowley? Or Naomi? Whatever happened, Kevin Tran is gone — and with him, the tablet. With only one trial left to go, Sam and Dean lost their prophet and the instruction manual. Not. Good. RELATED: 'Supernatural' Recap: Angry Gods Are the Least of Sam and Dean's Problems The best quotes from "Taxi Driver:" Sam: Where’s Garth?Kevin: On a case, at the dentist, I don’t know! Crossroads Demon: It’s secret!Dean: We promise we won’t tell anyone. Kevin, taking dinner into his room: I’ll be in my room, let me know when there’s a good day.Dean, looking so incredibly sad: But that’s my pie. Sam, after Bobby killed the Sam imposter down in Hell: You knew somehow, right?Bobby: Took a chance. 50/50. Follow Sydney on Twitter: @SydneyBucksbaum [Photo Credit: The CW] From Our PartnersSee 'Game of Thrones' as 'Mad Men' (Vulture)Hayden Panetierre Bikinis in Miami (Celebuzz)
  • 'Arrow' Recap: Vertigo - and The Count - Return While Alliances Form and Break
    By: Sydney Bucksbaum Apr 04, 2013
      I’ve got an issue with Arrow promos… well, not specifically Arrow promos, but TV promos in general. I know it must be hard to cull together a compelling 30-40 second clip teasing an episode without giving too much away each week. But when the promo leads me to believe an episode is going to be all about something I’ve been craving for months and the actual episode is about something completely different, I feel… let down. Betrayed. Disappointed. That’s how I felt after finished tonight’s "Unfinished Business" – aptly named, since I felt as if the episode itself was unfinished. Now, that’s not to say I didn’t enjoy tonight’s Arrow or think it was a great hour of television. Quite the contrary, in fact. Tonight’s Arrow was stellar and intense and served up more evidence to back up my claim that this show keeps getting better and better with each week (a claim I have been making since the pilot aired). But there was one glaring issue I had that stemmed from the promos I’ve been watching all week in preparation for the episode. Not. Enough. Seth. Gabel. Seriously, this episode had been touted as the return of Gabel’s The Count for weeks and weeks. The promos were all about the new, deadlier strain of Vertigo plaguing the streets of Starling City. But The Count wasn’t actually behind it. In fact, we only got about minute total of The Count screen time. It was actually the doctor who had been in charge of The Count in the mental institution who needed money, figured out the chemical composition of Vertigo, added some anti-psychotics to the formula and faked The Count’s escape from the mental hospital. It was a great bait-and-switch – The Count was so damaged from The Hood’s injection of Vertigo the last encounter they had that he couldn’t even process what was happening in front of his eyes – but I wanted more. RELATED: 'Arrow' Recap: Salvation Comes With a High Price The more I think about it, I guess this is just a love letter to Gabel. Seriously, if The Count could get his hands on Oliver’s magic island herbs that counteract any poison or drug and come back as the big bad villain for Season 2 of Arrow, I would be ecstatic. But enough about what I hoped/wanted to see. Let’s dive in to what actually happened in tonight’s "Unfinished Business:" After a Verdant club-goer wandered out into traffic while high on a new strain of Vertigo, Det. Lance suspected she got the drug at Verdant and that Oliver and Tommy were dealing. You see, before Ollie’s five-year stint on the island, Tommy and Oliver were quite known for getting into trouble with the law where drugs were concerned. They even both have the arrest records to prove it. Both Det. Lance and Oliver as The Hood decided to check in on The Count in the mental hospital since he was the only one who knew the formula of Vertigo, but he was so messed up that he couldn’t even form a real conversation, let alone control a drug trade. One thing The Count can still do? Recognize The Hood. When Oliver tried to question him, he perked up and snarled, "You are never far from my thoughts. You have failed this city!" Clearly, he can still process a personal vendetta against the man who put him in the mental ward in the first place. Meanwhile, things were going good romantically for Diggle and Carly (yay!). Kind of awkward that Carly’s son calls Diggle "Uncle," since there’s a good chance he’ll become his father. That’s one messed-up family tree, huh? Diggle’s also still preoccupied with finding Deadshot, and it’s starting to affect his daily life. He’s even having Felicity search for Deadshot and keeping it a secret from Oliver! That’s not going to end well. Side note: when Oliver pow-wowwed with Diggle about the new threat of Vertigo, Oliver didn’t know the word "crazy" in English… he only knew it in Mandarin and odd miming gestures. It’s the little nuances and details like this that show – without telling – how his time on the island affects Oliver on a daily basis. Also, it was just pretty f**king hilarious. RELATED: 'Arrow' Recap: The Psycho Ex-Girlfriend Returns Breaking news: The Count escaped from the mental hospital! I guess he wasn’t so crazy after all if he managed to pull that off. Oliver’s so pissed that he missed something that he’s literally FLIPPING TABLES (side note: this is actually my favorite thing to do. No, seriously! I’ve done this at parties for fun. It’s pretty entertaining). In other not-so-great news, more evidence started piling up that suggested Tommy had something to do with the dead club-goer’s overdose. Turns out, the dead girl texted Tommy before she died, asking for a "hook up." Tommy tells Det. Lance he gets hundreds of texts every night from people trying to get into the club, but coupled with the fact that 10 grand is unaccounted for in Verdant’s bank accounts, and things aren’t looking good for Tommy. Is he dealing Vertigo to Verdant patrons? Or is the money going to fund Ollie’s Arrow activities? Either way, this isn’t something Det. Lance should know about. Something’s going down. In an effort to track the money trail all the way to the head dealer of Vertigo, Diggle goes undercover to buy some pills with GPS-tagged money. Um, Diggle trying to pull off "hood" isn’t his best look. I’m just saying, stick to the black henleys and leather jackets, please? Thanks. After tracking the cash to a drug deal, The Hood loses track of the dealer but not before blowing up a car. Oliver is not playing around when it comes to Vertigo. One of the bums who scored some Vertigo from the drug deal took a bunch of pills (smart…) and went crazy at the aquarium. After talking to some fish and scaring a girl, he stole a security guard’s gun – sorry, what aquarium guards carry an actual loaded gun?!? – and it turned into a hostage crisis. Oliver prepped some of his magical island herbs that cure any poison or drug and set off to diffuse the situation. He explained to Felicity before leaving that he won’t kill the bum: it’s not the bum’s fault he’s going crazy. Oliver blames himself, because if he had killed The Count back when he had the chance, the new strain of Vertigo wouldn’t exist and all this trouble could have been avoided. While Felicity called Diggle to tell him to back up Oliver, he ignored the call and instead met with a woman named Lyla. He gave her all the information Felicity found on Deadshot because she apparently works for NSA or some other big organization that has Deadshot on their Most Wanted list. Interestingly enough, she’s also some kind of ex-love interest of Diggle’s, and seemed disappointed that he wasn’t looking to rekindle whatever they had back in the day. Hmmmm, trouble ahead for Diggle and Carly? I hope not, they are so adorable together! After some more digging, Det. Lance found out that Tommy used the ten grand to pay off a notoriously corrupt zoning commissioner so Verdant would pass an inspection without actually being inspected. Lance smartly deduced that is because Tommy is hiding something in the club, but he assumed that Tommy is hiding a Vertigo drug ring. Tommy was actually looking out for Oliver so his Arrow Lair wouldn’t be discovered. Lance tried to look around Verdant, but Tommy demanded a search warrant, and with that defiant refusal, a battle was waged between Laurel’s boyfriend and her father. Awkward. RELATED: 'Arrow' Recap: Tommy Finds Out Oliver's Secret Identity! Lance came back to Verdant with not only a warrant, but also a whole squad of cops ready to make arrests. Thanks to his stalling for time by demanding a warrant, Tommy was able to hide all of Team Arrow’s equipment in the basement and make it look like it was just a storage room. Tommy needs some major props for pulling that off, it couldn’t have been easy, especially all by himself! Even Oliver was expecting to be busted. Instead of showering Tommy with gratitude, however, Oliver and Tommy get into a huge argument. All their dirty laundry was aired about how they don’t know each other anymore – Tommy doesn’t understand how Oliver became such a cold-hearted killer, while Oliver didn’t accept or realize how Tommy also changed over the five years from a hard-partying bad boy to a responsible adult. Clearly, the issues between these two friends are not going to be resolved anytime soon. Diggle and Oliver also had a bromantic spat since Diggle didn’t answer Felicity’s calls about backing up Oliver at the aquarium. The bum ended up dying before Oliver could save him and Diggle was too preoccupied with his own personal vendetta against Deadshot to help out. Oliver didn’t think Deadshot was a priority, and Diggle got pissed. Could this be the end of Team Arrow? After Felicity got the autopsy report back on the bum, she found out he didn’t die of Vertigo overdose. He actually died of anaphylaxis due to an anti-psychotic added in to the Vertigo. This new addtion to the drug meant The Count was operating out of the asylum. What if he faked his breakout, and he faked being insane? This is such a trip, you guys. Oliver broke in to the mental asylum expecting to find The Count’s base of operations. What he actually found was the shell of a man previously known as The Count. He was so messed up that Oliver realized he couldn’t be behind this. But of course, he realized this too late and the doctor knocked him out. And cue the bait-and-switch!  Diggle ended up arriving to save Oliver’s ass after the doctor dosed him with Vertigo. Ollie used his antidote and after some neon fancy puke erupted from his mouth (cool), he was good to go. He went after the doctor who taunted him – obviously not realizing Oliver had an antidote – saying, “You don’t look so good. I doubt you could aim a single arrow!” Oliver proved him wrong: he shot three arrows at once, and the middle one hits its target. You spoke too soon, huh, doc? Sorry I’m not sorry. RELATED: 'Arrow' Recap: The Arrival of Roy Harper What really gave me hope about possibly seeing The Count again (crossing my fingers!) was when Oliver went back to face The Count, who was still restrained in a chair. He almost shot him, but then he lowered his bow. He realized there was no point in killing this helpless, vacant, man. But there was a point in killing Deadshot. And so, Team Arrow was back together, with a single purpose: find and kill Deadshot. On the flip side, the scene that worried me tonight (aside from the severe lack of Thea/Roy Harper) was after Tommy quit his pride and joy, Verdant, and went to his dad for a job. This is terrible and worrisome for many reasons: Malcolm Merlyn is a bad guy. Malcolm Merlyn wants to kill the vigilante and Tommy knows who that is. Malcolm Merlyn is a bad guy! Seriously, this is going nowhere good. Eek.  And in this week’s island flashback, we got to see Shado kick some serious ASS. Slade is clearly into it, and can’t stop flirting with her, but she only has eyes for Oliver – teaching him how to fight, that is! You see, Oliver is anxious to take on Fyres, but he can’t fight for s**t as of now. So Shado Mr. Miyagi’s Oliver with a bowl of water, until he has the strength in his arms to draw a bow. The next step? Shooting an arrow! We also got a little information on Fyres/Yao Fei’s history. Fyres wants Yao Fei to be a scapegoat for whatever he’s planning, and Fyres kidnapped Shado and brought her to the island for leverage against Yao Fei. What could his plans be? We’ll have to wait to find out! And by wait, I mean wait. The next new episode of Arrow isn't for another three weeks, unfortunately. I seriously don't know what to do with my Wednesday nights until April 24. Help? Please? The best quotes from "Unfinished Business:" Oliver: I like how we’ve gone from throwing money at clubs to catching it. Oh, look at these [pulls out a box of panties]. What sort of business has a lost and found that’s just filled with women’s underwear?Tommy: The best business ever? Tommy: I thought the vigilante finished off The Count?Oliver: I did. Oliver, to Slade and Shado: It’s pretty exciting that both of you are such badasses. Felicity, to Oliver and Diggle in Arrow Headquarters: Good, you’re here. Of course you’re here, you clearly love it down here. Diggle: All right! Person of color has successfully purchased your drugs.Felicity: Hey, I offered! Felicity: My only experience with drugs was an encounter with a pot brownie my freshman year by mistake. Which could have been fun but I’m allergic to nuts. Felicity: There’s a lunatic high on vertigo who’s taking hostages and you’re making tea. Oliver: This guy didn’t fail the city. The city failed him. And so did I. The Doctor, after knocking out The Hood and seeing his face: Oliver Queen! All those years on that island… guess you really did go crazy. Diggle, after using a defibrillator to kill a guy: Clear. The Count: Looks like I’m the last one standing. Sitting. Spinning! Det. Lance: I guess I owe your boyfriend an apology.Laurel: He has a name, you know.Det. Lance: Yeah, but I can’t seem to bring myself to use it. Baby steps. Follow Sydney on Twitter: @SydneyBucksbaum [Photo Credit: The CW] From Our PartnersSee 'Game of Thrones' as 'Mad Men' (Vulture)Hayden Panetierre Bikinis in Miami (Celebuzz)
  • Jeremy Irons' Opinions on Gay Marriage are as Bizarre as You'd Expect
    By: Sydney Bucksbaum Apr 03, 2013
      All-around kooky-yet-serious actor Jeremy Irons has got some bizarre opinions, and he decided to share some of his thoughts on the hot topic of marriage equality. In an interview with The Huffington Post on Wednesday, the Academy Award winner explained that while he does not have particularly strong feelings on the subject, he does believe that it raises interesting questions. The biggest concern Irons has is about advocates for same-sex marriage as opposed to civil unions. "It seems to me that now, they're fighting for the name and I worry that it means somehow we debase or change what marriage is," Irons says. "I just worry about that." RELATED: Watch Jeremy Irons Pretend to Buffer The Borgias star also raises some... rather unique points of view about incest, inbreeding, taxing estates, death duties, marrying his son, and marrying his dog(?). "I just wish everybody who is living with one other person the best of luck in the world, because it's fantatsic," Irons added. "Living with another animal, whether it be a husband or a dog, is great. It's lovely to have someone to love." Irons, you're so weird. Let's say it all together now: You have no idea. Watch the full interview below:  Follow Sydney on Twitter: @SydneyBucksbaum [Photo Credit: Bert Van Den Broucke/Getty Images] From Our Partners:40 Most Revealing See-Through Red Carpet Looks (Vh1)33 Child Stars: Where Are They Now? (Celebuzz)
  • 'Arrow' Star Celina Jade Teases Kicking Oliver's Ass and (Maybe) Stealing His Heart
    By: Sydney Bucksbaum Apr 03, 2013
      So far on Arrow, Shado (Celina Jade) has been a bit of an enigma. We met Yao Fei’s daughter briefly and saw her hold her own in a fight with Fyre’s men, but all we know so far is that she can throw a punch, was trapped on an island with Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) and Slade Wilson (Manu Bennett), and flaunts the same tattoo as Oliver. All that mystery is about to clear up tonight as "Unfinished Business" – which will see the return of the deliciously twisted Seth Gabel’s The Count – focuses on Shado, both on and before the island. "Shado’s going to be talking about her back story with Oliver, Jade tells "She talks about how she ends up on the island, about Yao Fei, and her intentions. There was a little bit of uncertainty whether or not Yao Fei was a good person or a bad person, [but] all of that is revealed [tonight]." We will also find out where Oliver learned his badass archery skills… though it will be from a surprising source. "We didn’t even know Shado existed until Episode 14, so it was hard to anyone to know that she [was] the person who [ended] up teaching him," Jade says. That’s right — Shado is Oliver’s mentor! RELATED: 'Arrow' Scoop: Enemies and Friends "Oliver, up until now, [was] incapable," Jade continues. "He’s dragging the team down because he can’t fight like Slade can. Now that Shado’s joined the team, she becomes the mentor for Oliver on the island. She’s the first person to really believe that Oliver has the potential to find the hero within himself, and the fighter that he can be... She was very much his influence, and taught him some of his signature moves that he uses in Starling City later on." Obviously, before he can focus on using his newfound skills in Starling City, Oliver and Team Island must figure out a way to defeat Fyres. Jade says that Shado's badass presence will increase their chances. "With Shado, they’ve formed a really strong team to give them a real chance to fight Fyres," she says.  Tonight's episode will feature many reveals, but you're going to have to be patient for at least one major mystery— the story behind the matching tattoos. "At this point, I don’t know what the story is behind that," Jade says. "I’m not sure if we will find out this season or later on, but I’m sure we will at some point!" It’s safe to say the tattoos will be connected to the relationship between Oliver and Shado, a relationship that will evolve from a strictly mentor-mentee relationship into... something else? "There’s definitely romantic tension between them," she says. "It’s going to develop into something more, since anything is possible right now on the island." Color us intrigued!  Arrow airs Wednesdays at 8 PM ET/PT on The CW. Follow Sydney on Twitter: @SydneyBucksbaum [Photo Credit: Cate Cameron/The CW] From Our PartnersSee 'Game of Thrones' as 'Mad Men' (Vulture)Hayden Panetierre Bikinis in Miami (Celebuzz)
  • 'Transformers 4' to Shoot Partially in China: Why This Is Becoming Increasingly Common
    By: Sydney Bucksbaum Apr 02, 2013
      Money talks: and when your country's population is more than 1.35 billion people, it's sort of hard to ignore the noise those dollars make. So it's no surprise that Paramount Pictures announced Monday that it will co-produce Transformers 4 with China Movie Channel and Jiaflix Enterprises. Both companies are major players in the Chinese movie market, and will help out with the film's partial filming in the country that has made big moves to draw Hollywood productions East.  According to the LA Times,  the agreement also calls for the Michael Bay-helmed production to cast Chinese actors and complete at least some of the post-production process in the country. Bay released a statement framing the deal as a way to "help reach more people" and "deepen their passion for this ongoing story and its characters."  RELATED: 'Tranformers 4' Script Hits the Web Hardly the first deal of its kind, Transformers 4 is simply following an increasing trend of moving at least part of major blockbuster productions East. The Bruce Willis/Joseph Gordon-Levitt time-travel blockbuster Looper and upcoming superhero sequel Iron Man 3 have both done similar deals with the country. The deal is a mutually beneficial one that will decrease production costs (hooray outsourcing!) while also feeding China’s demand for movies. This will ultimately lead to a bigger bang for their buck, as American companies are allowed to take a greater percentage of the box office in such instances. International teamwork makes the movie dream work, as the saying sort of goes! Obviously money drives the bus in a situation such as this, but what's more interesting may be that some China-made films get entirely different endings for Chinese audiences. See: Iron Man 3. Marvel Studios and Chinese company DMG recently announced that a unique version of Iron Man 3 would be released in China, including special bonus footage and an appearance by popular Chinese actress Fan Bingbing. Transformers 4 is tentatively slated for a June 27, 2014 release in China. No word yet on if the Chinese version will be the same as the U.S.'s version, or if it will follow in Iron Man 3’s footsteps. All that we can be certain of is that parts of China are going to be completely decimated once Bay is done with them.  Follow Sydney on Twitter: @SydneyBucksbaum [Photo Credit: Paramount Pictures] From Our Partners:40 Most Revealing See-Through Red Carpet Looks (Vh1)33 Child Stars: Where Are They Now? (Celebuzz)
  • 'Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters': The Battle of Greek Gods Vs. Titans Continues — TRAILER
    By: Sydney Bucksbaum Apr 02, 2013
    It's been three years since Percy Jackson saved the world in Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief, and now he's back to do it again. Well, except this time he's really only saving Camp Half-Blood first, but hey, that's his world! The first trailer for Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters just hit the web, and clearly those three years in-between filming movies have been kind to the stars. Logan Lerman is back as Poseidon's son Percy Jackson, and he's teaming up with his maybe-more-than-a-friend, daughter-of-Athena Annabeth (Alexandra Daddario), satyr Grover (Brandon T. Jackson), and newly-discovered-half-brother cyclops Tyson (Douglas Smith) to find the mythical Golden Fleece that will cure their camp's poisoned borders... poisoned by a revenge-seeking son-of-Hermes Luke (Jake Abel). The stakes are higher, the action is bigger, and the monsters are downright massive in their quest to save Camp Half Blood, and then stop the titan Kronos from rising again to defeat his sons, the Gods of Olympus. RELATED: 'Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters' Trailer The demigods must travel through the Sea of Monsters (a.k.a. the Bermuda Triangle), tangle with the mother of all sea monsters Charybdis, and battle an army of zombies to save their home and the world. Add in some heavier players like the sarcastic and spiteful God of Wine, Dionysus (Stanley Tucci) and Luke's shifty father, Hermes himself (Nathan Fillion), plus a new head centaur (Anthony Head replaces Pierce Brosnan's role as Chiron) and a cocky daughter-of-Ares Clarisse (Leven Rambin), and Percy and co. are in for another tough quest ahead. Watch the trailer below: Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters  hits theaters August 16, 2013 in 3D. Follow Sydney on Twitter: @SydneyBucksbaum [Photo Credit: 20th Century Fox] From Our Partners:40 Most Revealing See-Through Red Carpet Looks (Vh1)33 Child Stars: Where Are They Now? (Celebuzz)