The 51st annual New York Film Festival already lined up a splashy opening night premiere in the form of Paul Greengrass' Tom Hanks-starrer "Captain Phillips." Today it's been announced that Ben Stiller's "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" will be the festival's centerpiece gala.
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Drake posted another new song to his OVO website overnight, and despite its title "All Me," he gets a big bump from its guests: Big Sean, 2 Chainz and a bit from Aziz Ansari.
The latter appears only in a sampled quote from the comedian's "Funny People," as rap-inspired Randy, the stand-up with a DJ. "These bitches gotta start paying me for this, can't get no more free Randy," is the line. It's something simultaneously so quotable and yet obviously satire.
There's an element to Drake (and, at times, his cohorts) that toys with the absurdity, of the Lifestyle, the brags, the bravado and, of course, the money. Drake's last album "Take Care" cast Good Drake and Bad Drake together, often in the same verse, and like an alter-ego gabbing all over his most vulnerable self. Or is it vice-versa?
On "All Me" -- which moves smoothly over church bells, clanks, a music box, video game bomb noises, the constant brrr of bass and a dark, dirging voice -- there's a continuation of Drake at his most divisive, and correspondingly, his most absurd. Big Sean and 2 Chainz follow suit. The result are some good, bad and funny lines, check them out below.
Fox announces Chloe's return for "24: Live Another Day"
"I'm going to start sharpening my computer skills now!" Mary Lynn Rajskub said in a statement.
Bryan Cranston hopes to direct his 1st movie now that "Breaking Bad" is over
"I hope to, in the latter part of next year, I hope to be directing a screenplay that I wrote," he says. "It's a murder mystery… It’s a very dark subject, very Breaking Bad in tone, with some sick humor connected to it." PLUS: Warren Buffett praises Walter White.
Simon Cowell is accused of adultery in friend's divorce papers
Lauren Silverman's husband has listed "The X Factor" judge as a co-respondent. PLUS: Socialite allegedly targeted Simon for a "paternity payday."
Why Rob Lowe and Rashida Jones were the best choices for "Parks and Rec' to write off
Chris Traeger never really found his place in Pawnee, says Alan Sepinwall, while Ann Perkins became redundant with Ben Wyatt's arrival. PLUS: Aubrey Plaza has a girl crush on Amy Poehler.
Sarah Michelle Gellar: I'd be up for a "Buffy" movie
"Joss and I always talk about (a movie)," Gellar tells E!. "But the thing with 'Buffy' is that 'Buffy' was a movie, and it ultimately didn't work as a film."
Syfy renews "Continuum"
The Rachel Nichols drama will be back for Season 3.
"Modern Seinfeld" Twitter account creator lands a job on a sitcom
Jack Moore's @seinfeldtoday has earned him a job on the writing staff of Fox's "Us & Them."
"Shark After Dark" books Tara Reid, Mark Cuban, Dominic Monaghan
They'll appear on the Shark Week late-night talk show.
Jimmy Kimmel lets Johnny Knoxville spoon his staff
"I'm a stage five spooner," says the "Jackass" star.
"America's Got Talent" has its audience rehearse how to clap
"We rehearsed clapping politely," Kevin Fallon writes of his experience at Wednesday's show. "Then we rehearsed clapping enthusiastically. We rehearsed giving a standing ovation. We rehearsed giving a gradual standing ovation—you stood up first if your birthday was between January and March, a few seconds later if April through August, and last if September through December. No one really got it right."
"Drop Dead Diva" books Trevor Donovan
The "90210" alum will play the worst "best man" ever.
Well, if it's good enough for New York, it's good enough for London. On Monday, Paul Greengrass' fact-based thriller "Captain Phillips" was announced as the curtain-raiser for next month's New York Film Festival, where it'll have its world premiere. And nearly two weeks later, it'll have its European premiere as the Opening Film for the BFI London Film Festival, which runs from October 9 to 20.
Over the weekend, I found myself on the road again, and one of the movies I took with me was the latest offering from DC Animation, "Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox." While I don't think every single one of the DC Animated films have been great, I admire the risks they've taken, and I am impressed by the way they seem willing to experiment with what audiences expect.
Directed by Jay Oliva, who has been very busy for the studio lately, "JL: TFP" is a Flash-centric film that tells a story set largely in an alternate reality. Based on a graphic novel by Geoff Johns and Andy Kubert, the script was adapted by Jim Krieg, and it's a surprisingly grim affair at times. At the start of the film, we get a glimpse of the Justice League in action when they step in to help Barry Allen, who is cornered by several of his deadliest enemies at once. It's just a glimpse, but enough to establish what Superman, Batman, Cyborg, Aquaman, and the Green Lantern all look like in this timeline. When The Flash wakes up the next day, the world has changed dramatically, and at first, Barry has every reason to celebrate. After all, his mother Nora is still alive in this timeline, so even though Barry is suddenly no longer The Flash, he doesn't mind at all.
A review of tonight's "The Bridge" coming up just as soon as I pay for your Ju Jitsu classes...
After giving you a video podcast earlier in the week (which you can still listen to in the car and at the gym by simply not looking at the video), the Firewall & Iceberg Podcast is back in its more traditional audio-only form. (For all I know, it's even in mono.) After a morning of Hulu panels, Dan and I adjourned to my hotel room here at press tour to discuss the latest doings at TCA, to review Larry David's HBO movie "Clear History" (which doesn't air for a week and a half, but next week's show will be busy) and to continue our summer pilot rewatch with "My So-Called Life," (The next pilot rewatch, for a date TBD: "The Wonder Years," fake music and all.) We're not sure when the next podcast will be, and whether we'll be doing both audio and video ones before I leave LA next week, but stay tuned to the blog, Twitter, etc. for the usual updates. The rundown:
As always, you can subscribe to The Firewall & Iceberg Podcast over at the iTunes Store, where you can also rate us and comment on us. Or you can always follow our RSS Feed, download the MP3 file or stream it on Dan's blog.
Rashida Jones was one of the very first members of the "Parks and Recreation" cast. Rob Lowe was one of the last two regulars added to the cast at the end of the second season. And now both will be leaving together midway through the new season.
So, Aaryn's reign of terror as HoH has been surprisingly mild, given that Helen is pulling her strings like an amateur puppeteer. The veto competition and the announcement of America's MVP, of course, could throw off all of Helen's not-so-careful planning, so it's still worthwhile to tune in on a Wednesday. It's not just a lame veto competition after all!
"Parks and Rec" boss: Why Rob Lowe and Rashida Jones are leaving
Co-creator Mike Schur explains, in a statement: "We've been working on their (Chris Traeger and Ann Perkins') storyline (on and off) for four seasons now, and heading into this year, with the two of them contemplating parenthood, it felt like a natural time to move them into the next phase."
NBC eyeing a new show for Rob Lowe
With Lowe exiting "Parks and Rec" halfway through the season, NBC is putting the finishing touches on a development deal for him.
Study: Gordon Ramsay's "Kitchen Nightmares" saved only 2 of 21 restaurants in first 2 seasons
That's a 9.5% success rate.
Oprah hires "Punky Brewster"
Soleil Moon Frye will host Season 3 of "Home Made Simple."
"Grey's Anatomy's" season premiere title revealed
What does "Seal Our Fate" mean?
Isabella Rossellini is headed to "The Blacklist"
She'll play an activist who's targeted for assassination.
"SNL" is in fine shape -- if you compare this year's male exodus from past "crises"
In fact, if you look closely, Lorne Michaels has been slowly rebuilding the cast over the past four seasons -- only three remain from the 2008-2009 season.
"Modern Family" star Ariel Winter won't be returned to her mom
A judge has declined to send the 15-year-old back to her mother.
Stop the spoilerphobia!
Why the paranoia over TV spoilers has gotten out of hand.
Mindy Kaling sticking with a "Mindy Project" wig
"I have loved having the short hair," Kaling says of her fake shorter hairdo. "But my writing staff largely hates it." PLUS: Which guest-stars are returning?
"The Americans" actress sued by her ex-agent
Alison Wright, AKA Martha, allegedly owes $1.5 million for dumping her former agency.
Hulu: We're not a network, nor are we a studio
"We're a distributor at heart," Hulu's acting CEO told critics today.
"Blue Bloods" books Marc Blucas
The "Necessary Roughness" will guest as a movie star.
Oliver Hudson joins "Nashville"
Kate's brother will play Rayna's new love interest.
Travel Channel finds the "Best Daym Takeout"
Internet sensation Daymon Patterson's new TV show premieres tonight.
As the release date for Lady Gaga’s “ARTPOP” approaches, bits of information are coming forward, some from Momma Monster herself, including news that the video for first single, “Applause,” will be released the same day at the song itself on Aug. 19.
In a relative tweeting frenzy early Wednesday, Lady Gaga, who had been pretty dormant on Twitter, started by tweeting apparent lyrics to the tune: "give me that thing that I love put your hands up make 'em touch A-P-P-L-A-U-S-E."
Lady Gaga shot the video for “Applause” last week in Los Angeles, according to Billboard, with director’s Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin. Lady Gaga revealed the single’s artwork, also shot by the pair, over the weekend.
As we previously reported, “Applause” is “very fun,” Lady Gaga told Women’s Wear Daily. Adding the song is “full of happiness, because what I’m saying in the song essentially is that I love for applause. I live for the way you cheer and scream for me.”
D.J. Shadow, who co-produced and co-wrote first single, “Applause,” told Rolling Stone that listeners will be toe-tap worthy, although he coyly says he can tap his feet to a ballad.
Lady Gaga also reiterated this morning that the free “ARTPOP” app will be available on GooglePlay and ITunes.In addition to being available through the app and regular download, the album will also be released as a CD. “The app is, in essence, an interactive jewel case,” she tweeted, adding that fans will be able to socialize with each other through the app starting Nov. 11, the day of the album’s release. Fans can download and app as a placeholder starting Aug. 19 from iTunes and Amazon.
As we previously reported, Lady Gaga will perform “Applause” at MTV’s Video Music Awards on Aug. 25.