“There’s one scene where a tough guy is dragged through the woods and two self-proclaimed hillbillies tie him to a tree and rape him. How many of you guys come out of those woods and report what just happened to you? Why don’t you report it? Because you’re ashamed, embarrassed. You don’t want your friends to know a man raped you.”—Vice President Biden tried to describe how a woman feels after being raped by referencing the movie “Deliverance.”
Paramount Pictures is seeking a WOMAN MISSING HER LEFT ARM to be a photo double in the film, TRUE GRIT, a new film by Joel & Ethan Coen.
Character description: Photo double for adult Mattie Ross: This woman must be MISSING HER LEFT ARM. Optimally, she would be around 5’8”, 138 lbs, slender to medium build. However, we are open to various looks.
"The package sent to Weiner’s office may be the latest in a series of threats directed against Democratic Congress members who voted to overhaul the U.S. health care system.
At least four Democratic offices in New York, Arizona and Kansas were struck and at least 10 members of Congress have reported some sort of threats, including obscenity-laced phone messages, congressional leaders have said. No arrests have been reported.”
Interview with Michael Schur - Parks & Recreation Co-Creator
PopcornBiz:Is there any chance Rob could stay on the show permanently?
Schur:There's certainly a chance -- he's an actor in very high demand, and the part was conceived of (long before he signed on) as a multi-episode arc. But we're all trying to keep our options open.
PopcornBiz:With Mark out of the picture, is there any chance April and Ann will wrestle in a wading tub filled with canola oil to win Andy's heart?
Schur:Probably not. Canola oil is expensive, as are wading tubs. But the April-Andy-Ann triangle does come to a boiling point in the last two episodes.
PopcornBiz:Will Adam Scott's character be a bastard? Because he's great at playing bastards.
Schur:He's pretty great at playing anything, which is why we were so excited to get him. His character is sort of the pragmatic yin to Leslie Knope's thoroughly optimistic yang -- they butt heads a lot in the first few episodes he's in. But he's not a bastard. He has a really funny backstory that is revealed in his first episode and explains exactly why he is the way he is.
If you didn’t hear about this last year, a near-riot broke out at a Long Island mall where Justin Bieber was scheduled to perform.
Bieber’s manager, Scott “Scooter” Braun, has been arrested for intentionally hindering the efforts of police after they say he refused to send out a Twitter message to fans saying that the event had been cancelled.
In response to the arrest, Braun’s lawyer said:
"Absent Scooter having a Superman’s cape, he couldn’t have done it any faster. As a result of his lawful compliance with police instruction, [we believe the DA] will dismiss the charges after reopening the investigation."
“The signs are owned and operated by contractors working on the site. Some irresponsible prankster apparently thinks it’s fun to compromise public safety by hacking into the sign and changing the message. It is not funny. It is serious and offensive and most importantly a safety issue. We are reporting the vandalism to the Police Department.”—A spokesman for NY developer Bruce Ratner in response to a electronic traffic sign which read “F*** Ratner” rather than “Fifth Ave. Closed.”
Does anyone else find it odd that Olivia Munn has exploded in the last six months? We never really dug her on “Attack of the Show,” or even took the time to learn her name, but a few well publicized dates with Chris Pine and suddenly that girl is everywhere, from the cover of Complex Magazine to parts in two of the films we’re most excited to see this summer.
Coincidence? Or diabolical PR stunt?
Remember the episode of “30 Rock” early this year where James Franco, playing himself, fake-dates Jenna (Jane Krakowski), contracting her for five dates a week, one fight a month and a product placement deal with Jamba Juice, to distract from his real relationship with an anime body pillow?
Now that we’ve discovered Munn shares the same PR rep as Beau Garrett, Pine’s only other well publicized girlfriend, we’re starting to wonder whasagoin’ on?
“Yet the more we talked to our friends and colleagues, the more we heard the same stories of disillusionment, regardless of profession. No one would dare say today that “women don’t write here,” as the NEWSWEEK women were told 40 years ago. But men wrote all but six of NEWSWEEK’s 49 cover stories last year—and two of those used the headline “The Thinking Man.” In 1970, 25 percent of NEWSWEEK’s editorial masthead was female; today that number is 39 percent. Better? Yes. But it’s hardly equality. (Overall, 49 percent of the entire company, the business and editorial sides, is female).”
Do any journalists out there see anything different in their newsrooms?
“If you’re in a situation where you’d excuse yourself to go to the bathroom, you should also excuse yourself before reaching for your phone. Otherwise, go ahead without asking. Either way, don’t play with your phone longer than you’d stay in the bathroom.”—
“I’m basically a big, fat liar… I put it out there that there are deleted scenes, but I just realized there aren’t. It was an honest mistake.”—New Moon Director Chris Weitz reveals that there will be no deleted scenes on the “New Moon” DVD to be released on Saturday.
“The vast majority of the allegations reported are untrue and unfounded. Beyond that, I will not dignify these private matters with any further public comment. There is only one person to blame for this whole situation, and that is me. It’s because of my poor judgment that I deserve everything bad that is coming my way. This has caused my wife and kids pain and embarrassment beyond comprehension and I am extremely saddened to have brought this on them. I am truly very sorry for the grief I have caused them. I hope one day they can find it in their hearts to forgive me”—Jesse James apologizing to Sandra Bullock
“MAYBE OVER MY DEAD BODY! Okay, I overreacted a bit there. Pattinson is just having a larf about the idea. But the idea of him playing Bond instantly conjures images of a Bond who hangs out in trees, and needs a tan, and seduces a Bond girl played by Kristen Stewart named Eva Lipbiter. The James Bond character is many things to many people. But above all else, he is a MAN. A very manly man, who drinks like a man and drives like a man and tosses off bad double entendres like a man. That’s why Daniel Craig has flourished in the role. He gives Bond a badass touch that Pierce Brosnan never had. He’s more rugged, less elegant, just as Ian Fleming imagined him. And he’s not PRETTY, the way Pattinson is.”—Drew Magary on Robert Pattinson’s mention of someday playing James Bond.
“Just this morning Rahm and I were talking about the importance of passing health care and I said to him, ‘Rahm at least put on a towel.’”—President Obama in a taped message to the Radio and Television Correspondents Association Dinner. (via notthatkindagay) (via soupsoup)
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