Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas From Reality by Rach!

Tis' the season guys... for crappy holiday day music and movies; well, not everything is crappy!  My Christmas gift to you is some of my favorite holiday movies and TV specials.  So while you're taking a break from all that holiday family bickering and roast beast, check out some of my holiday faves.  Also, be sure to let me know what some of your favorite holiday movies and TV specials are!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Maroon 5 Gets Animated for New Video "Hands All Over"

Well it looks like the boys of Maroon 5 have decided to give us an early Christmas present!  They have recently put together their latest video for the funky hit, "Hands All Over".  The video is definitely pretty cool however, I was expecting something a little closer the M5's "This Love" video.  I guess I'm just so use to frontman Adam Levine hooking up with hot chicks in every video that this caught me off-guard.  Check it out!

Source: JustJared

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Black Swan: A Dizzying Mix of Dreams and Reality

**Spoiler Free Review**

After seeing Black Swan, I've gotta say I'm SO glad that my parents let me quit ballet when I did.  Director Darren Aronofsky (The Fountain, The Wrestler) shows us that ballet is pain; both physically and more importantly, emotionally.  In his over-the-top artistic endeavor, Aronofsky takes us on the journey of Nina (Natalie Portman), a ballet dancer in one the most prestigious companies headed by the oh-so-pretentious director, Thomas Leroy (Vincent Cassel).  Although I'm not familiar with Cassel's work, he had quite the presence on screen and there was feeling of familiarity and comfort watching him.  Which makes sense given his extensive career spanning well over a decade.  We watch as Portman's character struggles in the lead role of the Swan Queen not only on the stage, but off it as well.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

John Krasinski and Emily Blunt Travel and Look Awesome While Doing So

These two are just so damn cute that I had to share this with you!  Krasinski and Blunt were married this past July and seem to be enjoying every minute of it (when they're not busy working".  The two were spotted at LAX over the weekend getting ready to travel for the holidays.   Blunt commented earlier in the week,

“I’m gonna go to Boston with the in-laws, [The city] is wonderful. It’s like a Dickens novel.”
Check out more photos after the jump!

Source: OhNoTheyDidn't

Shit You Missed This Weekend 12/17 -12/19

Hopefully most of you out there are getting ready to wrap your busy works schedules and get ready for that last minute holiday shopping with Christmas right around the corner!  I for one, plan on drinking plenty and eating lots of good food!  Anywho, here's some stuff to keep you entertained while your bored and surfing the internet this upcoming week!

In this installment of Shit You Missed this weekend there are some box office surprises, some epic political news and some new Christmas music to get you in the mood for the holidays.  Check it all out after the jump!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

A Random Shia Appearance

Now I know Transformer's 3 doesn't out until the Summer but here's something to keep you warm until then!  Recently, the star of the film, Mr. Shia Labeouf himself was spotted in and around LAX waiting for a flight.  Check out some sweet pics of our lumberjack looking Shia after the jump!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Stieg Larsson's The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, A Swedish Version of Buffy the Vampire Slayer?

While she may not have the "Scooby" gang backing her up like in Sarah Michelle Gellar did in Buffy, Lisbeth Salander (the main character in the Millenium Trilogy by Stieg Larsson) does have a reporter full of integrity to have sex with every now and again.  In Steig Larssons' The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo there are most definitely some similarities to a little show back in the late 90's called Buffy the Vampire Slayer.  Now I know what you're thinking, this chick is ridiculous!  But stay with me now as some of the amazing similarities of the characters get dissected after the jump!

Gleeful Reactions to Golden Globe Nominations

It's no surprise that the show that has dominated the small screen for the past 2 years would be nominated once again for a Golden Globe award but cast members nominated this were certainly pleasantly surprised to hear the good news.  Cast members Lea Michele, Matthew Morrison, Jane Lynch and Chris Colfer talk about the nominations, HUGE upcoming Superbowl episode and tackle one another...?  Check out the interviews after the jump!

Source: OhNoTheyDidn't

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Scarlett Johansson is Back on the Market??

Wow, I don't think I can say it any than how the peeps over at OhNoTheyDidn't responded,
"What is going on Hollywood?!"  Over the past few days a number of celeb couples have split.  The list includes Dexter stars, Michael C. Hall and Jennifer Carpenter, Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens now Scar Jo and Ryan Reynolds?!  The couple released a joint statement saying,

"After long and careful consideration on both our parts, we've decided to end our marriage," they say in a joint statement. "We entered our relationship with love and it's with love and kindness we leave it. While privacy isn't expected, it's certainly appreciated."

Apparently spending epic amounts of time apart is the cause of the split.  

Source: OhNoTheyDidn't

Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens are SO Dunzo

Whaaat? The long time couple of Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens call it quits.  The Disney machine throws another couple our way that doesn't work out?  The really need to stop match making and these their stars choose their partners rather forcing them to play nice.  There's really no scandal, it is being said that the couple just felt that their time has ran it's course.  All I can say is if the twosome really were in love that this is most definitely some sad news.  Zac is handling the break-up as any man would... by going on a man date.  Recently, he and Kellan Lutz snapped a photo with Saints' player Alex Browns' family at the Saints/Rams game on the 12th, the two are both in Louisiana right now working on movies.

Source:  GawkerHollywoodLife

The King's Speech Kicks Ass, Receives Most Golden Globe Nominations of 2011

Besides Bridgette Jones' Diary does Colin Firth make bad movies?  Proving this theory his most recent project The King's Speech earned seven nominations for the 68th annual Golden Globes!  Brought to us by director Tom Hooper (John Adams miniseries) and writer David Siedler comes the compelling story of King George VI and his relationship with his speech therapist as well as his time of rule during dramatic times.  At first, I definitely thought the idea of the story sounded quite boring however, after viewing the trailer I'm pretty compelled to see it.  With an all star cast including Helena Bonham Cater and Geoffrey Rush I think The King's Speech will keep not only our ears but also eyes engaged.  What do you guys think??

Source: OkMagazine

Merry Christmas From the Hanson Brothers

For all 12 of us Hanson fans this is certainly one way to brighten up out holiday season.  Recently, Zac, Taylor and Isaac graced us with a holiday special in which they rocked some ridiculously hideous Christmas sweaters.  So for those of you who don't know this, the group still tours and makes new music!  Check out some new Hanson music and pics of the guys in their holiday attire after the break!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Shit You Missed This Weekend 12/10 -12/12

So this weekend we've got a wedding, some royally great engagement pics and a guy with one really big....hammer?  Check out what you missed this weekend while you were busy doing other, more important things like...drinking spiked eggnog and passing out in front of your Christmas tree.

Check out what you missed this weekend after the jump!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Behind the Scenes with the Stars of Glee!

So recently Matthew Morrison graced the cover of Details magazine and inside the issue he dises on Glee, his solo career and fitness.  Morrison also shared with us that he paddle boards in his free time.  Now, I know a lot of you out there are thinking, "can this pretty boy really hold his own out in the ocean", well check out the behind scenes video of his photo shoot to see if Morrison is the real deal.

More Glee stars behind the scenes stuff after the jump!

Source: Details GQ

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Another True Blood Post: Eric is Bill's Bitch!

There's SO much great True Blood news floating around right now; new cast members, the start of filming for season four, but more importantly, Eric is Bill's bitch!  (But of course we all knew this anyway)!  Whether you're Team Eric or Team Bill you can definitely agree that True Blood stars Stephen Moyer and Alexander Skarsgard taking time out of their schedules to do a charity event is pretty awesome.

The fangtastic twosome hosted an event called Battle of the Fang.  The vampire team that earned the most got the privilege of picking slogan's for t-shirts that the stars would wear.  Together the stars earned around 70,000 dollars!  Moyer's went to Gulf Aid while Skarsgard's went to SOS Children's Villages.  It just goes to show that vampires aren't all bad!  As you can see by the shirts Team Bill came out victorious!

Source: EOnline

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Glee Gets Us in the Christmas Spirit with a Very Glee Christmas

Although there wasn't anything particularly outstanding about the Christmas episode of Glee it still ended up being quite charming.  As always, the song selection was pretty interesting, deciding to open with "The Island of Misfit Toys" was really fitting.  The show decided to go the whole "teach the real meaning of Christmas" route and managed to look like a Gap ad while doing so.

In their Christmas special the Glee kids attempt to raise money for those less fortunate by caroling from classroom to classroom which of course, at McKinley High doesn't bode well and makes for a hilarious scene of hostile students and one very violent shoe throwing teacher.  Sue, who embodies the attitude of the Grinch year round decided to act  on it and portray the character to its fullest by stealing all of gifts the glee kids had got for the underprivileged kids.  Will is giving Emma the cold shoulder for running off and marrying Carl, her dentist, which I think is pretty well deserved.  Rachel and Finn are finally done after in typical Rachel fashion, she pushes Finn to forgive her for cheating on him.  Also, there is the issue of Brittany still believing in Santa and asking him to make Arty able to walk for Christmas.  However, when Brittany loses her Christmas spirit when she comes to the realization that this can't happen is given a Christmas miracle when Coach Beast anonymously gets a device that allows Arty to be able to walk occasionally and leaves it under Brittany's tree.  In the end, keeping in the spirit of Christmas all ends well with Sue giving back the presents and decorating Will's apartment with the glee kids so that he won't have to spend Christmas eve alone.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Glee Star to Soon be a Movie Star?

Chris Colfer who plays the outrageously vibrant Kurt Hummel on Fox's hit show Glee will be taking the leap from the small screen to the big screen in the movie Lightning.  Colfer also help to write script for thre film as well.  With his presence bursting through our tv sets it was only a matter of time before Colfer made a move to the big screen.  

Lighting will be executively produced  by Glenn Rigberg who manages Colfer.  It is said the project "captures the spirit of movies penned by the late John Hughes."  Since Colfer received an Emmy nomination for his role as Kurt he should have no problem transitioning and commanding the big screen.  Filming is set to start over the Summer while Glee is on hiatus.

Source: OhNoTheyDidn't

True Blood Season 4 Casting News!

As I've recently mentioned I wasn't necessarily the biggest fan of last season's True Blood but none the less am anticipating its return.  Casting news for season 4 has recently been released.  And while the names aren't huge any True Blood news is good news and fuels excitement for the upcoming season.  Check out who'll be joining the cast after the jump!


True Blood Stars Really Do Have Animal Instincts

The hit HBO show True Blood may be on it's hiatus right now but the stars of the show are still very much in the spotlight.  The newly married co-stars Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer get cuddly at a dog park in L.A. What a cute way to spend your time off!  Despite last Season being less than stellar it certainly still had it's high point and one of the best villains yet.  Hopefully the shows return will kick it up a notch and get back to its badass ways!  Check out more photos after the jump.

Source: OhNoTheyDidn't

Monday, December 6, 2010

Glee Cast Returns to LA... Encounter Super Annoying Reporter While Doing So

Glee cast members Lea Michele, Corey Monteith, Mark Salling, Chord Oversctreet, Diana Agron and the rest of the cast (minus Chris Colfer) returned to a much warmer L.A. after performing on the hit British show X Factor.  While returning they attempted to avoid one obnoxious reporter who asked a bunch of asinine questions.  Despite that fact that this dude is an asshole he's certainly good for a laugh.  Check out pics, a video of the reporter encounter and also the Glee kids' performance on X Factor here!

Source: OhNoTheyDidn't, Radar 

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Shit You Missed This Weekend 12/03 -12/05

So this installment of Shit You Missed This Weekend may be small but it certainly packs a punch!  We've got some Divas, a rowdy plane passenger and the next movie project for a  Harry Potter star.  Be sure to check out all the celeb-worthy news you missed while doing other, more important things this weekend.

Friday, December 3, 2010

6 Reasons to go Back to School: Awesome TV College Courses

Have you ever watched a show and thought, "wow, the social and economic ramifications of this program are an integral part of our society and there is a valuable lesson to be learned here."  Okay, probably not, but now you can.  Several Colleges have added courses dissecting some of televisions most groundbreaking and culturally influential shows.  Personally, I think it's a great addition to schools' curriculums and I for one didn't learn enough about the dynamic world of the small screen while in school.  Check out the list of TV classes after the jump. Trust me, this list will have you back in that super uncomfortable chair and taking notes in no time!

Source: OhNoTheyDidn't

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Natalie Portman Talks about Sex Scene with Good Friend Mila Kunis

Everyone is buzzing about the upcoming release of director Darren Aronofsky's Black Sawn starring Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis.  Black Sawn is predicted to do quite well at the Oscars this year and is said to be the film to see this year.  Recently, Portman sat down to talk about what everyone really cares about... the sex scene with her and Mila.
“It was pretty awkward,” Natalie said of filming the scene with Mila. “I almost feel like it would be easier to do it with someone you didn’t know,” she said. “But, having said that, it was great to have a friend there who, we could laugh and make jokes and get over it together.”
In Black Swan, Portman plays a ballerina stretched to her limits when she attempts to get the title role in Swan Lake after an older ballerina (Winona Ryder) is forced out of the company due to age.  What Portman's character didn't expect in this challenge was to come up against a rival dancer played by Kunis and the dark road it would taker her down.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Some Important Lessons Learned in Glee's Special Education Episode

Wow, I just don't know what to say.  Glee continues on it's up and up trend.  The show hasn't had this consecutively good episodes since it premiered last year.  Now that the focus is back on the relationships that we care about the show has taken most definitely taken a "New Direction".

So this episode the Glee kids headed to Sectionals where they had to compete with their good buddy Kurt, who now attends Dalton Academy after being forced out of school by bully Karofsky.  Also, with Kurt gone the Glee club added a new member, Lauren Zizes.  Despite the fact, that The Prep school did a Train song it was surprisingly likable ( I guess Darren Chriss and a sweet a capella back up group can make any song sound good).

Ryan Murphy brilliantly has Kurt's school and the Glee kids tie at Sectionals in order to have them both squaring off at Nationals.  Now while Sectionals in the main event of the episode it really serves as the back drop to everything crumbling down around the Glee and its members.  Finn and Rachel breaking up due to her cheating, Emma marrying the dentist and Kurt ironically having trouble fitting in a school that he envisioned being so accepting.  Nothing depicts this better than the last number of the show "Dog Days Over".  Sadly, for the Glee Club members and their director they seem to be just beginning.  I give this episode an A+ solely based on the last song.