We're at the stage in the competition at which some of the women seem to be waving big, red flags that plainly state "I'm CRAZY AS A BEDBUG" and "JUAN PABLO, IF YOU PICK ME YOU WILL REGRET IT UNTIL THE DAY YOU DIE." But hey, Juan Pablo is having a lot of fun, and he's making out with chicks under waterfalls, so who cares?
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BERLIN - To briefly compare two comedies that have no obvious points of comparison whatsoever, "A Long Way Down" gets precisely one thing right that "M*A*S*H" does not: suicide is not painless. Not for viewers of the former, at any rate, as each mirthless minute of Pascal Chaumeil's wretched suicide-club farce prompts a fresh and previously unfamiliar grimace; rarely has such a comic premise been so exhaustively milked, as if to perversely prove its breathtaking lack of potential. "Still not laughing? Good. Now, try this cerebral palsy joke!"
Monday brought yet another Oscars nominee luncheon and, more importantly, a class photo of the nominees for the 86th Academy Awards.
While a number of famous faces including Jennifer Lawrence, Judi Dench, Michael Fassbender and Chiwetel Ejiofor were unavailable to attend the soiree still attracted a who's who of Hollywood star power. Leonardo DiCaprio, Meryl Streep, Christian Bale, Matthew McConaughey, Sandra Bullock, Bradley Cooper, Amy Adams and more had fun talking to their idols and peers at the annual Beverly Hilton bash. Oh, and some famous musical faces showed up too including this year's Grammy king Pharrell Williams and the one and only Bono.
"Trophy Wife" will spoof "Scandal"
In an April episode, Marcia Gay Harden's character will channel her inner Olivia Pope after binge-watching too many "Scandal" episodes.
"The Flash" adds "Ed's" Tom Cavanagh
He'll play the man who helped create The Flash.
Now both of Bob Costas' eyes are red
It appears Costas' eye infection has spread to his right eye.
"Bones" mulls bringing back dead characters for a final season retrospective episode
"It would take place in a spooky world where all the victims they got justice for show up, perhaps as ghosts," says creator Hart Hanson. "And a few bad (guys), too."
TNT has canceled "Mob City"
The L.A. noir miniseries from Frank Darabont won't get a 2nd season after disappointing ratings late last year.
Ken Jennings applauds "Jeopardy!" game-theory champ Arthur Chu
"In sports," says Jennings, "players and fans love it when teams shake up the game with new techniques: the basketball jump shot in the 1950s, the split-finger fastball in the 1980s, four-down football today. Why should Jeopardy! be any different? Strategic play makes for a more complex, exciting show. Don’t listen to the Internet kibitzers. Arthur Chu is playing the game right."
Chinese-born New Jersey man sues over Jimmy Kimmel's China comedy bit gone awry
Cao Guoliang claims he "was deeply shocked, offended, and outraged at the comment to kill all everyone in China since that is his home country and Jimmy Kimmel failed to suppress such a hateful and offensive remark."
Courtney B. Vance joins ABC's military-themed medical drama
He'll play an orthopedic surgeon who's a genius at designing prosthetic limbs.
Why doesn't TV have more interracial families?
Mixed-race people are one of the fastest-growing demographic groups, yet their are few fictional examples of interracial families on television.
How "True Detective" accomplished that astonishing 6-minute scene
That scene was shot seven different times. PLUS: That scene was more than just awesome, and behind the scenes of Episode 4.
"Masters of Sex" had way too many verbal anachronisms
Nobody talked like Valley Girls in the early '50s, nor was the phrase "Breaking News" every used.
Jessica Williams talks about her journey: From "The Daily Show" to "Girls"
On "The Daily Show's" diversity, she says, "I'm not walking around feeling black all the time. That would stress me out. It would make me crack. Some days I do feel that pressure of, 'What do I mean as a black woman? What am I representing?' It honestly just gives me anxiety."
A crowdfunding campaign aims to give "Orphan Black" star Tatiana Maslany an award
Can $2,000 be raised through Indiegogo for a statue?
Jimmy Fallon once modeled fashion for Calvin Klein
Check out Fallon's modeling pics from the early 2000s.
"The Walking Dead" is violating every rule we know about TV hits
For some reason, viewers can't get enough of a depressing, disgusting show with no breakout stars and no chance for any major awards. PLUS: Robert Kirkman and Andrew Lincoln and Danai Gurira on the midseason premiere.
HBO developing "A Teacher" drama about a young high school teacher who sleeps with a student
The potential series is based on the independent movie of the same name.
Why "The O.C." proves Ben McKenzie is perfect for Batman's Commissioner Gordon
The role of Ryan Atwood really showed that McKenzie was good at subtle acting.
Did "Downton Abbey" go too far?
Why Sunday's episode was insulting.
Lena Dunham is trying to shock too much this "Girls" season
Every character and storyline has to be turned up a notch. PLUS: Jenna Lyons on her "Girls" role.
Conan gets "Serious" with Ken Burns
Watch a preview of Conan O'Brien's "Serious Jibber-Jabber" interview with the famed documentarian.
"Survivor: One World" champ Kim Spradlin gives birth to her first child
Michael Thomas Wolfe was born on Saturday.
Watch the trailer for VH1's "The Tanning of America: One Nation Under Hip Hop"
The four-part documentary premieres Feb. 24.
Behind the scenes of "Orange is the New Black"
Elle has released a new video to go with its recent photoshoot.
Here is every Apple reference on "The Simpsons" and "Futurama"
In Season 3, Homer held a Mac SE.
Melissa George welcomes a son
It's the first child for the Aussie vet of "The Good Wife" and "Alias."
Why do people like disaster movies?
The high-minded answer would be because they allow us to look at ourselves at a moment of complete vulnerability, where we are at our most human, and see how we react. Do we rise to the occasion? Do we give in to our worst natures? We enjoy these movies because they frequently show us both extremes.
There's also something spectacular about just watching things blow up, and disaster movies have gotten more viscerally thrilling over the years as technology has gotten better. Perhaps the entire genre built up to the release of Roland Emmericha's "2012," a movie so over-the-top preposterous that it basically folds every other disaster movie into one, complete with the wooden character work and the wafer-thin plotting that the genre is known for.
Comedy Central's "Nathan For You" behind "Dumb Starbucks" prank
Nathan Fielder revealed he was behind the "Dumb Starbucks" store that became a hit in L.A.'s Los Feliz neighborhood over the weekend, resulting in big crowds. PLUS: Watch Nathan's video welcoming you to Dumb Starbucks. UPDATE: Watch Nathan's press conference ..... "I love Starbucks."
Final voting for the 86th Academy Awards is just four days away, but Monday allowed this year's nominees one more stress-free event before it all gets "oh, so serious" again. For the public at large, the annual Oscar Nominees Luncheon is a celebration of the honorees as they all crowd into one room to take the "Class of" photo. It's also a huge press opportunity where the contenders can subtly communicate their final pitches in hopes that a stray Academy member will read it or hear about it on TV.
"Lone Survivor" sound editor Wylie Stateman picked up his seventh Oscar nomination to date last month, though despite wonderful work in films like "Cliffhanger," "Inglourious Basterds" and "Django Unchained," he's yet to win an Academy Award.
Sports Illustrated's Swimsuit Issue dumps Letterman for Kimmel
SI's annual tradition of revealing the Swimsuit Issue covergirl on "The Late Show" will come to an end this year. Instead, the cover model will appear on "Jimmy Kimmel Live."
Roseanne to visit "The Millers"
She'll guest as Darla, the mother of Will Arnett and guest-star Andy Richter's characters.
AMC developing Civil Rights drama "Bombingham"
The proposed TV series will be set in 1963 and the present day, telling the story of a recently discovered Civil Rights-era murder in Birmingham, Alabama.
"7th Heaven's" Barry Watson to recur on "Hart of Dixie"
Whom will he romance on the CW series?
We're all still trying to cope with the fact NBC didn't air the policemen's choir singing "Get Lucky" during the Opening Ceremony (blah blah, wasn't really part of the ceremony, blah blah), but that doesn't mean there isn't some fun stuff to watch. Like curling. Don't you want to hire some of these people to scrub your floors? Because they get the job done, people.
Almost no Bothan Spies were injured or killed bringing you this report.
At least, I hope that's true. No one should get hurt over simply verifying some shooting dates, even on a film as highly anticipated as "Star Wars Episode VII: There's Still Not A Title".
Multiple sources now have confirmed for us that "Star Wars Episode VII" is set to start shooting mid-May and will run through September of this year, and most principal casting on the film is complete, with many announcements still to come. While Abrams had mentioned May during the TCA press tour and there had been speculation about the summer date, the full production schedule was finally confirmed for us.
If they wrap in September, that gives them over a year of post to build out the world that Abrams says he wants to make as close to the feel of the Original Trilogy as he possibly can. The thing that is most exciting to me about production dates is that extra added anticipation that we'll have any time during those four months as we try to imagine what the cast and crew are doing at that particular moment. Is today the day they shoot that full-sized Millennium Falcon they've built? Is today whatever lightsaber battle you know Mark Hamill's going to have to participate in? Are they shooting a scene with the ghost of Yoda today?
This goes back to my earliest thoughts as a film fan, those years between when I was seven and when I was ten, and between then and when I turned thirteen. Knowing that somewhere, there was a new "Star Wars" film being made, it simply made me almost permanently happy. It gave me permission to spend months dreaming about all the things that might happen.