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Film Review: ‘The Kid Who Would Be King’

A likable enough, Amblin-esque update to the classic Arthurian legend, “The Kid Who Would Be King” is hardly the first time a group of adolescents have saved England from supernatural harm in a Joe Cornish movie. That said, much of the attitude and originality that drew fans to the irreverent writer-director’s inner-city alien-invasion debut “Attack […].....»»

Category: topSource: varietyJan 12th, 2019

Get Ready For Senator Kid Rock — Political Experts Are Saying He Could Actually Win…

What. The. Fuck. Kid Rock has been teasing a Senate seat run in his home state of Michigan, and while the jury is still out on whether he's actually going to do it — smart money says this is just a ploy for him to drum up publicity for an upcoming music tour — experts are [...] What. The. Fuck. Kid Rock has been teasing a Senate seat run in his home state of Michigan, and while the jury is still out on whether he's actually going to do it -- smart money says this is just a ploy for him to drum up publicity for an upcoming music tour -- experts are starting to weigh in on Kid Rock's chances. And the verdict? Way fuckin' better than you can imagine. Related: Get More News About Michigan's Future Senator Here Kid Rock, born Robert Ritchie, is unbelievably popular in Michigan, and that combined with what would no doubt be a non-traditional campaign on his end could push him to at least win the Republican nomination to run for Senate there in 2018. There's a new report out in Politico today all about Kid Rock's chances for a Senate seat that has been making the rounds, and there's some really interesting stuff in it. Take, for example, Republican political consultant Dennis Lennox, who believes Kid Rock has already locked up the Republican nomination to run -- if he wants it: "Presuming Kid Rock doesn't get caught in bed with a little boy, or beat up a woman between now and August 2018, he's going to win the nomination if he gets in. I think there's no question about that. I think he's the prohibitive favorite if he gets in." Another famous entertainer-turned-politician, Donald Trump, at least had to run through more than a dozen other GOP candidates before locking up the nomination for President last year, but Kid Rock? Sounds like it'd be a piece of cake. Video: Caitlyn Jenner Says She Doesn't Care About Russian Collusion Furthermore, his connection to Michigan -- and specifically Detroit -- make Kid Rock a very serious political foe to current Senator (and Democrat) Debbie Stabenow. Saul Anuzis, the former chairman of the Michigan Republican Party, said: "The fact that he's non-traditional is appealing to a lot of people. Obviously it scares others who want someone more predictable. But if you're going to beat an entrenched candidate like Debbie Stabenow in a purple state, you need to do something different. He's well-liked in Michigan. He's a hometown darling. He's got deep connections to Detroit. He's done a lot throughout the state. Anybody who's writing him off is making a mistake." Crazy!!! The whole report is pretty interesting -- you can read it HERE. [Image via Judy Eddy/WENN.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonJul 23rd, 2017

Burger King Responds to IHOb By Rebranding as "Pancake King"

Burger King has hilariously responded to IHOP‘s rebranding to IHOb – the International House of Burgers. The fast food chain has changed its logo on social media to “Pancake King” with a cover photo showing pancakes dripping in syrup. The company’s bio now reads, “The official Tweets of Pancake King USA.” When a Twitter user [...] Burger King has hilariously responded to IHOP‘s rebranding to IHOb – the International House of Burgers. The fast food chain has changed its logo on social media to “Pancake King” with a cover photo showing pancakes dripping in syrup. The company’s bio now reads, “The official Tweets of Pancake King USA.” When a Twitter user wrote, “Hey @BurgerKing do you have a grill @ihob can borrow,” the new Pancake King account replied, “sorry, old Burger King can’t come to the phone right now…” Make sure to see how Wendy’s hilariously replied to the new IHOb! sorry, old Burger King can’t come to the phone right now… — Pancake King (@BurgerKing) June 11, 2018.....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredJun 11th, 2018

Larry King Jokes He"ll "Probably Die On Air" While Revealing Secret Cancer Diagnosis!

We like to think of Larry King as indestructible. And, by all accounts, he is — but even the broadcasting legend has his health scares! In the new issue of Us Weekly, the TV host revealed he was secretly diagnosed with lung cancer earlier this year. Related: Bethenny Frankel To Undergo Skin Cancer Removal Surgery The 83-year-old said [...] We like to think of Larry King as indestructible. And, by all accounts, he is -- but even the broadcasting legend has his health scares! In the new issue of Us Weekly, the TV host revealed he was secretly diagnosed with lung cancer earlier this year. Related: Bethenny Frankel To Undergo Skin Cancer Removal Surgery The 83-year-old said he received the scary news during a routine doctor's appointment, recounting: "I go for my checkup and they say, 'Let's do a chest X-ray, and the doctor said to me, 'Something looks funny.' They said the spot looked pretty small. ... I then did a CAT scan then a PET scan and then he said to me, 'You have lung cancer, but it looks very small, in the beginning stages.'" Thankfully, the doctor caught the Larry King Now host's illness early. King underwent surgery on July 17 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. The surgery was successful -- 20 percent of King's lung was removed -- however, doctors made a point to tell the TV host that he was "lucky" to have the spot discovered at an early, manageable stage: "The doctor said to me, 'It was malignant but you were in the first stage. If it had stayed and we didn't find it, you would have had trouble in two or three years, but we got it and you were lucky.'" Never one to take a break for too long, King returned to work after just two weeks of recovery. He added: "They showed me my latest chest X-ray, which is all clear. It was fun to see where that spot was and there is no spot now. They took off 20 percent of the lung." While the news icon hasn't smoked a cigarette since his heart attack in the late ‘80s, "the doctor said that tobacco from 30 years ago is still related to this lung cancer," he told the mag. Related: Barbara Walters Afraid To Leave Apartment Over Health Concerns Now that he's cancer free, King has no plans of slowing things down -- in fact, he has his sights set for Broadway: "I've done everything I can do. I've done comedy, stand-up, I tell stories, I've written 15 books, I have done television [and] radio. I would like to do six months on Broadway. I'd like to do an evening with Larry King where I tell stories and take questions from the audience. ... That would be on my bucket list." Looking ahead at the years to come, King admitted he could very well "die on the air," musing: "I have beaten so many things health-wise to feel this good now. I have no plans to retire. I've never ever felt better than I do now." Honestly, he'll probably outlive us all! [Image via Ora TV.].....»»

Category: feudsSource: tmzSep 13th, 2017

Michigan Republicans Are DESPERATE To Have Kid Rock Run For Senate!

After seeing their success with one entertainer turned politician in Donald Trump, Republicans in Michigan are getting REALLY serious about potentially repeating the feat with Kid Rock. The GOP wants Kid Rock (real name Robert Ritchie) to run for the Senate seat next year against Democrat incumbent Debbie Stabenow, and they aren't even really holding back [...] After seeing their success with one entertainer turned politician in Donald Trump, Republicans in Michigan are getting REALLY serious about potentially repeating the feat with Kid Rock. The GOP wants Kid Rock (real name Robert Ritchie) to run for the Senate seat next year against Democrat incumbent Debbie Stabenow, and they aren't even really holding back in their hopes anymore -- they have literally no one else to run but celebrities! Related: 15 Stars Who Have Dipped Their Toes In Politics! While Republicans stlll believe that his bid is somewhat unlikely even after recent events indicating otherwise, they are nevertheless encouraged that literally everyone knows who Kid Rock is -- and that could go a long way for a victory, says Robert Steele, the Republican national committeeman from Michigan: "People know him — he's an extremely strong brand in Michigan. He's fought for Detroit, he's fought hard for kids who want to go to his concerts, he's fought hard for the working class, he's a southeast Michigan booster through and through. If he were in the race, I think he would win. But I doubt we'll see him in the race." And while Ritchie would likely steamroll right through the Republican primary, he might run into more trouble in the general election, when he's set to face off with the very popular Stabenow. Nevertheless, leading GOPers like Steven Law, a super PAC leader in the state, point to polls suggesting they believe Kid Rock could nevertheless win: "We'd be actually very interested in his candidacy. There was a poll that came out that showed him 8 points behind the incumbent, Debbie Stabenow. That's not a bad place to start out." Is this going to be the Republicans' new strategy -- recruit celebs to run?! Who's next -- Ted Nugent?! The Rock?!?! Related: Get More News About Michigan's Future Senator Here What do U think about this, Perezcious readers?! Should Kid Rock run for Senate?? Could he win?? Let us know your thoughts in the comments (below)!!! [Image via WENN.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonAug 27th, 2017

Justin Timberlake"s Super Bowl Selfie Kid Shares His Photo!

One of the best moments of the 2018 Super Bowl Halftime Show was when one lucky kid got a selfie with Justin Timberlake at the end of the performance. The young man has been deemed “Selfie Kid” online and he has shared his photo, which turns out he got two! Selfie Kid got to dance [...] One of the best moments of the 2018 Super Bowl Halftime Show was when one lucky kid got a selfie with Justin Timberlake at the end of the performance. The young man has been deemed “Selfie Kid” online and he has shared his photo, which turns out he got two! Selfie Kid got to dance with Justin, take a selfie with him, and will also appear on Good Morning America on Monday (February 5). “Super Bowl selfies,” Justin said after the pictures were taken. Check them out below! If you somehow missed it, check out Justin‘s full halftime performance right here and see Selfie Kid starting at the 12:46 mark. TOMORROW ON @GMA we'll hear from #SelfieKid! #SuperBowl #PepsiHalftime pic.twitter.com/RBLpgkMcFk — Good Morning America (@GMA) February 5, 2018.....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredFeb 4th, 2018

Henry Golding Makes Dumplings at Din Tai Fung Restaurant, Talks "Crazy Rich Asians" Casting (Exclusive Interview)

Henry Golding is the breakout star of Crazy Rich Asians, and in one scene of the much-anticipated film, his character makes homemade dumplings. Just Jared had the chance to catch up with the 31-year-old British-Malaysian actor and we put his real life dumpling making skills to the test! This summer, Henry joined Just Jared‘s Jared [...] Henry Golding is the breakout star of Crazy Rich Asians, and in one scene of the much-anticipated film, his character makes homemade dumplings. Just Jared had the chance to catch up with the 31-year-old British-Malaysian actor and we put his real life dumpling making skills to the test! This summer, Henry joined Just Jared‘s Jared Eng at the award-winning Taiwanese restaurant Din Tai Fung at the Westfield Mall in Century City, Calif. Henry whipped up a batch of soup dumplings (xiao long bao) and we chatted about Crazy Rich Asians, which is in theaters TODAY! During our exclusive interview, Henry spoke about how he landed the lead role of Nick Young in Crazy Rich Asians, and how he actually had to hastily cut his honeymoon short to screen test for the role! Henry told JJ, “[Director Jon Chu] reached out and it was two questions. He said, ‘Will you read for me?’ I was like, ‘Of course!’ An opportunity like that doesn’t come around very often. And so I taped twice and then they flew me over for a chemistry read with Constance [Wu], I came home, I was on my honeymoon in South Africa where they’re like, ‘We gotta pull you because Warner Bros. wants to–’ They had three people in mind. I was one of them, they had a screen test for all three of us, and then it took them three weeks of decision making to finally come up with an answer.” Click inside to read the full, exclusive interview with Crazy Rich Asians’ Henry Golding… Henry Golding – Full Exclusive Interview JJ: Have you eaten at Din Tai Fung before? HENRY: I come religiously. Because we live in Singapore, around the corner of my house, I can walk to one in less than seven minutes. So me and my wife go a lot actually! JJ: Since you are part Asian, your taste buds must be nuanced. Do you favor one type of Asian Cuisine over another? HENRY: Thai food has been a big, consistent cuisine that we veer toward, then Chinese cuisine but Malaysian cuisine, where I’m from, is so mixed in cultures. There’s the Chinese, Indian, Malay, so it kind of encompasses all sorts of flavors [and] herbs. Singaporean and Malaysian food are some of the best foods in the world. JJ: What’s your favorite Asian food? Non Asian food? HENRY: A proper hearty pad thai. Like, big prawns or nice chunks of meat in there. And nothing beats steak and kidney pie with mashed potatoes and gravy. It’s like my favorite comfort food. JJ: Have you ever cooked pad thai yourself? HENRY: (laughs) We have attempted in the past, and it’s the fact that you have to use a lot of sugar. There’s a tremendous amount of sugar in Asian food and usually when you’re cooking at home, you try to cut down on the salt and sugar intake, so it never tastes the same. We even get tamarind paste to make sure the fish sauce is right, but if you don’t use enough sugar, it just doesn’t have the same taste. (laughs) JJ: So is there a not a healthy version of pad thai that’s really good? HENRY: Not that I’ve come across. I’ve had plenty of disappointing pad thais! JJ: What was it like growing up in Malaysia? HENRY: I was born in Sarawak in Eastern Malaysia, so I’m from a tribal culture where my family would go into the jungle and harvest from the jungle. Or we would have rice fields. Or, one of the big things they grow is pepper and they would pick the pepper berries and dry them and sell them. It was always about running around in the jungle, chasing chickens, my brother bullying me, and finding things to entertain ourselves through the summers. JJ: Did you feel fully Malaysian even though you were half? Were you treated any differently? HENRY: As a kid, you don’t know what race was but I always knew my dad was obviously a white guy. It was only until I moved as a kid to England when I was about 9 or 10-years-old. There was obviously, back in those days, not a lot of immigration so racism was prevalent, especially in outer London. I was called everything under the sun from Ching to Packie to everything! Because kids just don’t understand, especially in those days. And I was like, “Hold on…” That was when I realized I was different, and I was like, “I’m seen as Asian in the UK, but I’m seen as a foreigner back in Malaysia. What are my ancestral roots?” and I chose to be proud of both! But up until now I’ve represented more with my Asian side. I’ve lived in Asia for the past eleven years now. When everybody was like, “That guy’s not Asian, like, he’s half Asian!”, thanks to question of ,“What is the litmus test of being able to claim that you’re Asian or being proud of your ancestry?” Is it the fact that you’re full-blooded but you’ve never been to Asia? Does that discount you as not being Asian enough? Or is it that you’re half-blooded but you’ve grown up in Asia, but genetically you’re not categorized as Asian? So there were so many questions and there’s never a right answer. It’s what you feel as a person, and what you identify with is the most important thing. What you take pride with in and the cultures that you embrace, that’s totally up to you. JJ: You’ve lived in Malaysia and New York. Would you ever live in L.A.? HENRY: Yeah! My wife and I have been thinking about moving here. Singapore at the moment is wonderful, we love it. This would bring me closer to work. Might be a bad thing, might be a good thing. But California seems to have brilliant weather. I’ve been sweating my balls off for the past ten years (laughs) in humidity which is ridiculous. So it would be nice to have this beautiful weather and go outside and be able to wear a jacket, and obviously, there’s a lot of freedom over here. JJ: Are there any Malaysian traditions that you still practice today? HENRY: Every year there’s a festival. It’s mainly for Sarawak, where I’m from, that the tribes celebrate the Gawai which is the end of rice harvest. So once everybody’s done with the rices to ripen, they thrash the rice, pick it up, and then they celebrate for a new year. And that’s how they would distinguish a new year–the harvest of rice was finished. The celebration was to clear the air, clear the spirits, a lot of drinking involved, a lot of merry-making and singing, and it’s still a practice today. They defined it around the end of May/beginning of June. JJ: They always say that birds sort of flock together. Do HAPA people attract other HAPA people? HENRY: I personally have more friends from all the different races, and so it’s not true. My wife’s half as well and so I can’t really get away from that (laughs). She’s Italian-Taiwanese. But I don’t have outrageous amounts of HAPA friends, and even the word HAPA was new to me. Like, we call it the Eur-Asian, but it’s like a Hawaiian word for half and half, well, half-race. JJ: Crazy Rich Asians. Did you get to read the book before you started? Have you been a fan before? HENRY: Mm! So I read the book just before [director Jon Chu] got in contact with me. JJ: How did you first hear about CRA? HENRY: I think it was back in 2013 or something ridiculous when Warner Bros. bought the rights to it and there was a big buzz in the Asian community, especially in Singapore and Asia because it’s about a Singaporean story. A lot of actors and good friends were like, “They’re going to make a massive film out of it! It’s going to be set in Singapore. Kevin Kwan wrote it.” I heard about it and was like, “Aw man, this is amazing!” but I was a presenter at the time so I was like, “Someone’s going to have a fantastic f–king time!” I didn’t even think about it to be me. And then, it wasn’t until the 11th hour that they had to choose the actor to be Nick Young, and [director Jon Chu] had seen literally every male Asian actor. He has this database which is ridiculous–everybody on tape–because everybody submitted for it! It was the catch of the century pretty much, especially for Asians, and my name got passed to him right at the last minute because he still didn’t believe that he had found someone who could represent this character thoughtfully and with realness. He reached out and it was two questions. He said, “Will you read for me?” I was like, “Of course!” An opportunity like that doesn’t come around very often. And so I taped twice and then they flew me over for a chemistry read with Constance (Wu), I came home, I was on my honeymoon in South Africa where they’re like, “We gotta pull you because Warner Bros. wants to–” They had three people in mind. I was one of them, they had a screen test for all three of us, and then it took them three weeks of decision making to finally come up with an answer. JJ: Was there a scene that made you really nervous or really excited to shoot? HENRY: Everything with Michelle [Yeoh] was so exciting. Michelle is like the ultimate hero of everybody growing up, and she’s a fellow Malaysian as well, so it was that much more meaningful. We shared such beautiful and heartfelt scenes together. It really funnels her true drive for why she’s being so mean in the story. So, Michelle. Phenomenal. JJ: Are you friends with any real life crazy rich Asians? HENRY: To be honest, it’s a small community in Singapore and I don’t personally have close friends who are–I know of and are acquaintances with people from rich families. So I don’t have friends who whisk me off on private jets pretty much. I wish sometimes I did, but it’s sadly not the case. JJ: What’s something most people don’t know about Awkwafina? Have you seen her in Ocean’s 8 yet? HENRY: She is (laughs) everything you see on her Instagram – it’s exactly how she is in real life. How she commentates her stories is the exact thought process behind her every day. She’s one of the most entertaining human beings I’ve ever met, and one with such a big heart. I couldn’t speak anymore highly about her. She is blowing up right now! JJ: Do you have a favorite memory of her on set? HENRY: I came out first with Constance Wu for pre-production and slowly other people trickled in. The first to arrive was Nora! And I was like, “Oh you know, I’m going to welcome her. I’m sure she’s like out of place and I know the area really well since I used to live here. So I find out her room and knock on the door. I was like, “Hey! I’m Henry, I’m working on Crazy Rich Asians as well!” and she’s like, “Damn! They got some handsome assistant directors on this show!” (laughs). And I was like, “Oh, no… I’m playing Nick!” And she’s just like “Ohhhh”. (laughs) I’ll never forget that! JJ: Do you have any favorite Asian or Asian American actors and singers? HENRY: John Cho. Back in the day, Jason Scott Lee was the first real Hollywood leading man. He was the lead in so many big Hollywood movies–Enter The Dragon. But John Poseman breaking the boundaries when it comes to casting and acting like in this brilliant film coming out, Searching. And of course, Michelle [Yeoh], man. She’s had such an illustrious career but stayed so grounded and so humble and hardworking throughout the entire period. JJ: Have you always dreamed of becoming an actor? How did you get into presenting? HENRY: Mhm! I always knew that I would love to get into acting at some point. It was always in the back of my head, but I knew it would be at the right mental state or readiness I wanted to have lived and travelled and experienced as much as possible. And then when I was ready mentally I would get into it. And actually 3-4 years ago, I did a little semester and it was like a Meisner technique sort of a crash course. And I was like, “Wow, this year I’m going to dedicate the rest of this year doing some of my shorts and doing some films and stuff, and then I got offered a BBC gig called The Travel Show and I was like, “Well, it looks like fate has some other plans for me.” BBC is like the pinnacle of all journalism, so I was just like, “I’ve got to do this!” JJ: What was your first presenting/hosting gig? HENRY: I moved in 2008 to Malaysia. A show called The Quickie was a live magazine mish-mash of new music, what’s going on in the week, but it was twenty minutes every single night, live. Then I was on ESPN for Football Journalism which is a soccer show which highlighted the week’s football. And then, I started in travel shows with poor casting in Malaysia. I did like four or five seasons of travel shows; New Zealand, Japan, Malaysia, and around Europe. And then, the BBC stuff happened and that was global, and then, Discovery Channel Asia. So I’ve had, like, a good extensive 7-8 years of hosting stuff. JJ: Did you acting agents and managers before Crazy Rich Asians or did you get signed afterwards? HENRY: I got signed afterward, yeah. Right now, especially with open ethnicity being discussed, there’s more chances and that they’re realizing now that people have stories to tell, and that’s what’s more important than being an outrageously handsome guy or the blond haired, blue eyes. That’s not what’s pulling in tickets anymore, it’s about having that je ne sais quoi–that aura that gravitas, and people are finding that elsewhere. Look at Timothee Chamelet–he’s phenomenal! But he’s not the traditionally handsome, tall beefcake kind of dude. But f–k can he act, you know? Stuff like that, I love. JJ: What would you say to an aspiring Asian-American actor or actress who might want to get into the business? HENRY: Put yourself out there. Prepare yourself by being proactive. There’s no use waiting for a role to come when you create a role. Create the stories with your friends. Start, write a script. Don’t wait. That’s what I’ve learned is that you cannot wait on your ass for something to be handed to you. You gotta work for it. You gotta put the idea in front of someone, and for them to say, “Oh s–t, actually this could work!” You never know. So just stay sharp and just be prepared for when it does break. And when it comes, work hard. Opportunities don’t come fast and quick. JJ: Your wife is a presenter as well. Is she on the same track as you, presenting until she is ready to become an actor? Do you think she’ll make a transition to acting as well? HENRY: She’s very happy not being an actor. She did a little bit of acting in Singapore–she didn’t like it. So she’s probably happy for me to do that (laughs)......»»

Category: topSource: justjaredAug 15th, 2018

Kid Rock’s Political Publicity Stunt

There are more celebrities claiming to run for office in 2020 than those that aren’t. Your favorite actor, rapper, or talk-show host claiming to take an interest in politics is just another trendy new way to lie to fans for a sympathy sales stimulus package. Did anyone really want to see The Rock, Oprah, or […] The post Kid Rock’s Political Publicity Stunt appeared first on wwtdd. There are more celebrities claiming to run for office in 2020 than those that aren’t. Your favorite actor, rapper, or talk-show host claiming to take an interest in politics is just another trendy new way to lie to fans for a sympathy sales stimulus package. Did anyone really want to see The Rock, Oprah, or the once upon a time I used to be a man Caitlyn Jenner as leader of the free world? It would be a disaster. Any celebrity saying that they were going to run for any political seat up for grabs was enough to raise serious cash. Kid Rock basically started a GoFundMe with merch for his fake campaign and when he realized he wouldn’t be able to successfully launder $122,000 because no one buys tickets to Kid Rock concerts he decided to donate the money. Remember that whole “Kid Rock for U.S. Senate” thing? While the campaign was all a fake, the money the Michigan-based singer raised selling buttons and t-shirts was very real — especially to CRNC Action. The College Republican National Committee affiliate was the beneficiary of $122,000 worth of merchandise sales, according to the group and Rock’s publicist. Kid Rock managing to raise any amount of money over $50 for a fake campaign is impressive. I can think of so many other ways to spend $19.99 that doesn’t involve the end result being the new owner of a Kid Rock t-shirt. No person on this planet should be awarded the luxury of projecting their poor choices in music and politics at the same time with a t-shirt. That’s just way too much power for one man. Photo Credit: Splash News / Backgrid USA / Getty Images The post Kid Rock’s Political Publicity Stunt appeared first on wwtdd......»»

Category: topSource: wwtddJan 24th, 2018

Does ‘IT’ Have It? Stephen King Thinks So

As one of the world's most prolific and successful writers, Stephen King has seen many of his creations adapted for both the big screen and for TV. While some of the adaptations have been very good, there are others King found to be disappointing. That's not the case, however, with the latest King movie adaptation. [...] As one of the world’s most prolific and successful writers, Stephen King has seen many of his creations adapted for both the big screen and for TV. While some of the adaptations have been very good, there are others King found to be disappointing. That’s not the case, however, with the latest King movie adaptation. IT, based on his 1986 book (which was also made into a 1990 TV miniseries), has been getting great word of mouth, and even King says he was very pleasantly surprised by how the film turned out. (Click on the media bar below to hear Stephen King) IT opens in theaters on September 8. Find Us On Facebook: Hollywood Outbreak Follow Us On Twitter: @Hollyoutbreak Posted By: AC.....»»

Category: topSource: hollywoodoutbreakAug 29th, 2017

The Dynamite Kid Passes Away At 60 - Wrestling Inc.

Wrestling Inc.The Dynamite Kid Passes Away At 60Wrestling Inc.Legendary professional wrestler Thomas "Dynamite Kid" Billington passed away earlier today at the age of 60. Kid, who wrestled for WWE in the '80s and spent the last few years of his career wrestling in Japan, won the then WWF Junior Heavyweight ...Dynamite Kid Dead: WWE Star Tom Billington Sadly Dies On 60th BirthdayHollywood Life'Dynamite Kid', British Wrestling Legend, Dies Aged 60, Tributes Pour InInternational Business TimesDynamite Kid dead age 60: Tributes pour in for WWE legend Tommy BillingtonMirror.co.ukDaily Star -WhatCulture -Metro -The Sunall 36 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsDec 5th, 2018

Kid Rock Replaced as Christmas Parade Grand Marshal After Profane Remark About Joy Behar

Kid Rock has been ousted as grand marshal of Nashville’s annual Christmas Parade. The 47-year-old musician was replaced following his remarks about Joy Behar during his appearance on Fox & Friends, where he called her a “bitch.” Although he was removed from the parade’s lineup, Kid Rock‘s business partner Bryan Lewis says that he plans [...] Kid Rock has been ousted as grand marshal of Nashville’s annual Christmas Parade. The 47-year-old musician was replaced following his remarks about Joy Behar during his appearance on Fox & Friends, where he called her a “bitch.” Although he was removed from the parade’s lineup, Kid Rock‘s business partner Bryan Lewis says that he plans to show up anyway. “[Kid Rock] will show up and is going to try to participate as grand marshal tomorrow. My best analogy is it’ll be a standoff at high noon… I guess it’ll be a standoff at 8 a.m,” Bryan told Variety. Bryan added that he is also Steve Smith‘s attorney, who donates $250,000 a year to the parade and should have the final say about who is the grand marshal. “Mr. Smith owns 95 percent of the stock. The other 5 percent of the people who hold stock held a closed-meeting excluding Mr. Smith and made a unilateral decision to exclude Kid Rock from the parade. It is our belief that, as the major contributor, Mr. Smith has the right to name the grand marshal of the parade,” Bryan said. Parade organizers later issued a statement, saying, “Parade organizers feel that the grand marshal should personify the spirit of the Nashville community and have invited James Shaw, Jr., who became a community hero after stopping a shooting at a local Waffle House earlier this year, to be honored.” The Nashville Christmas Parade is set to take place tomorrow, December 1st......»»

Category: topSource: justjaredDec 1st, 2018

The top 10 pop culture references in Kanye West and Kid Cudi's new album, 'Kids See Ghosts' - USA TODAY

USA TODAYThe top 10 pop culture references in Kanye West and Kid Cudi's new album, 'Kids See Ghosts'USA TODAYKanye West and Kid Cudi's collaborative album, 'Kid See Ghosts', features a number of allusions. Loading… Post to Facebook. The top 10 pop culture references in Kanye West and Kid Cudi's new album, 'Kids See Ghosts' Kanye West and Kid Cudi's ...A Brief Guide to the 'Kids See Ghosts' TracklistRollingStone.com5 Things We Learned After Our First Listen to Kanye West & Kid Cudi's 'Kids See Ghosts'BillboardKid Cudi Reminds Us Why He Matters on KIDS SEE GHOSTSNoiseyPEOPLE.com -Pitchfork -CBS News -UPROXXall 184 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsJun 8th, 2018

James Ransone & Andy Bean Join "It" Sequel Cast!

James Ransone and Andy Bean have officially signed on to star in It: Chapter Two! James will be playing hypochondriac Eddie Kaspbrak (played by Jack Dylan Grazer as a kid), while Andy will be playing the Jewish germophobe Stanley Uris who was played by Wyatt Oleff as a kid. The second chapter, a follow-up to [...] James Ransone and Andy Bean have officially signed on to star in It: Chapter Two! James will be playing hypochondriac Eddie Kaspbrak (played by Jack Dylan Grazer as a kid), while Andy will be playing the Jewish germophobe Stanley Uris who was played by Wyatt Oleff as a kid. The second chapter, a follow-up to the smash hit 2017 It reboot, will focus on the adult versions of the characters that were terrorized by the demon clown Pennywise. James McAvoy will be playing the adult Bill Denbrough (played by Jaeden Lieberher as a kid), the leader of The Losers Club who grows up to be a successful author. Bill Hader will be playing the adult Richie Tozier, the jokester-turned-DJ played by Finn Wolfhard as a kid. Jessica Chastain will play Beverly Marsh, and Bill Skarsgard will return as Pennywise. The kid actors are also set to return for flashback scenes. Production is set to begin this summer in Toronto. It: Chapter Two will be released on September 6, 2019......»»

Category: topSource: justjaredMay 16th, 2018

Jacquees Says He"s the "King of R&B," John Legend & More Respond

Hip-hop artist Jacquees has crowned himself the “King of R&B” and now others in the music world are speaking out. The 24-year-old artist said in a video shared online, “I just wanna let everybody know that I’m the king of R&B right now, for this generation. I understand who done came and who done did [...] Hip-hop artist Jacquees has crowned himself the “King of R&B” and now others in the music world are speaking out. The 24-year-old artist said in a video shared online, “I just wanna let everybody know that I’m the king of R&B right now, for this generation. I understand who done came and who done did that and that and that, but now it’s my turn — Jacquees — the king of R&B.” John Legend, who is arguably one of the best R&B artists out there today, shared his thoughts and even threw some names out there. “Honestly I don’t think there is a king of r&b right now. Anyone consistently dominating the charts, selling out arenas, etc, a la Usher at his prime. Not a comment on quality. I think the throne is open right now,” he tweeted. “Part of me is talking myself into saying Bruno or the Weeknd but I’m not sure they neatly fit into the genre.” Part of me is talking myself into saying Bruno or the Weeknd but I'm not sure they neatly fit into the genre. — John Legend (@johnlegend) December 10, 2018 Click inside to read what more stars tweeted below… Read what more stars said below! the heated debate on my timeline is who is the current king of r&b. It’s a doozy of a thread and hilarious. but it leaves me asking what kind of music does john make? his he left out of this? (jokes welcome, of course) — christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) December 10, 2018 beyoncé is the king of rnb — Kehlani (@Kehlani) December 10, 2018.....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredDec 10th, 2018

J.K. Simmons Tells "Fallon" He"s the Reigning "Golden" King of Bacchus for Mardi Gras

J.K. Simmons hit Jimmy Fallon‘s chair on The Tonight Show on Thursday night (December 6) and talked about being anointed the 50th King of Bacchus for Mardi Gras. “I am actually still the reigning King of Bacchus,” the 63-year-old actor told Jimmy. “It’s a Mardi Gra thing. I was the 50th King of Bacchus so [...] J.K. Simmons hit Jimmy Fallon‘s chair on The Tonight Show on Thursday night (December 6) and talked about being anointed the 50th King of Bacchus for Mardi Gras. “I am actually still the reigning King of Bacchus,” the 63-year-old actor told Jimmy. “It’s a Mardi Gra thing. I was the 50th King of Bacchus so I’m the Golden King of Bacchus, so I could lure that over all the other Kings of Bacchus.” J.K. also talked about about his most recognizable roles, like Farmers Insurance commercials, being directed by his wife in I’m Not Here, and dishes about acting opposite himself for his hit Starz series Counterpart – Watch more after the cut! J.K. Simmons Is the Reigning “Golden” King of Bacchus for Mardi Gras Click inside to watch the rest of J.K. Simmons’ appearance on The Tonight Show… J.K. Simmons Interviews J.K. Simmons.....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredDec 7th, 2018

Dodge Ram’s Super Bowl Commercial Slammed By Martin Luther King Jr.’s Family For Using His Speech To Sell Trucks!

It seems like there's always one commercial at the Super Bowl that leaves viewers scratching their heads… And this year, it was all thanks to Dodge Ram's ad for their trucks, which featured a part of a speech Martin Luther King Jr. gave in 1968. Paired with the tagline "built to serve," many on the Internet [...] It seems like there's always one commercial at the Super Bowl that leaves viewers scratching their heads... And this year, it was all thanks to Dodge Ram's ad for their trucks, which featured a part of a speech Martin Luther King Jr. gave in 1968. Paired with the tagline "built to serve," many on the Internet felt the civil rights activist's words were used solely to sell trucks. Related: Melania & Ivanka Trump Roasted Over Their Black History Month Tweets The late icon's youngest daughter Bernice King and The King Center both condemned the commercial on Twitter on Sunday, writing: Neither @TheKingCenter nor @BerniceKing is the entity that approves the use of #MLK’s words or imagery for use in merchandise, entertainment (movies, music, artwork, etc) or advertisement, including tonight’s @Dodge #SuperBowl commercial. — The King Center (@TheKingCenter) February 5, 2018 Meanwhile, Bernice responded to one Twitter user asking about MLK Jr.'s role in the ad, replying: No. — Be A King (@BerniceKing) February 5, 2018 Yikes. Interestingly enough, a spokesperson for Ram Trucks told Slate they "worked closely with the representatives of the Martin Luther King Jr. estate to receive the necessary approvals. Estate representatives were a very important part of the creative process." It's unclear if Bernice's siblings Dexter and Martin played a role. Regardless, the Internet really wasn't feeling the ad's use of Martin's words, slamming the brand on social media: Everything about the Super Bowl was great, EXCEPT for that Ram Trucks commercial... — Greg (@RPBGreg) February 5, 2018 dodge ram commercial - I am disgusted at Dodge/GM in use of Dr. King's voice and speech to hawk their wares. — fourthgirl (@fourthgirl1) February 5, 2018 I just watched the Ram MLK commercial. If you're going to use a civil rights leaders message, then let it purely be about civil rights. No images of a product, just imagery of equality and coexistence. Then maybe a small Dodge logo at the end.@dimejibabalola @TrumanChapman27 — Sxsdale (@sxsdale) February 5, 2018 Lmao Dodge used a MLK speech in a commercial for the Ram. A bunch of white dudes really sat down and thought this is a good idea — IcaRas (@WarariJK) February 5, 2018 I’m so glad I wasn’t the only one who wasn’t a fan of the MLK Dodge Ram commercial. DO NOT use MLK and his practices, speeches or intentions during black history month to sell a truck. No the fuck y’all won’t. — Holly Golightly✨ (@Bitch_youllGag) February 5, 2018 Me after that MLK Dodge Ram commercial pic.twitter.com/3TEVZgtvaZ — Kameron Bonaparte (@KillaKam1947) February 5, 2018 This Dodge Ram commercial is a disgrace. Shame on everyone involved. #SuperBowl — andrew (@DrewDawg) February 5, 2018 If you haven't seen it yet, watch it (below) and let us know what YOU think! [Image via Media Punch/YouTube.].....»»

Category: feudsSource: tmzFeb 5th, 2018

Jon Snow"s Wight-Hunting Party Ends With The Biggest Game Of Thrones Death Yet! Get The Beyond The Wall Recap!

It's a wight-hunting party and we'll cry if we want to! And with the major (yes, MAJOR) casualty Jon Snow's (Kit Harington) last-ditch plan resulted in, we certainly teared up during this week's Game of Thrones. Video: Kit Does His Best Impression Of A Dragon! There were quite a few moments in Beyond The Wall that struck a [...] It's a wight-hunting party and we'll cry if we want to! And with the major (yes, MAJOR) casualty Jon Snow's (Kit Harington) last-ditch plan resulted in, we certainly teared up during this week's Game of Thrones. Video: Kit Does His Best Impression Of A Dragon! There were quite a few moments in Beyond The Wall that struck a chord: sisters plotting against sisters, mothers losing children, and aunts having naughty thoughts about their nephews. How are fans supposed to feel about all this? Read the recap of the latest hour (below) to find out! Blistering Bonding The episode kicked off with the Fellowship of The White (that's Jon Snow, Jorah Mormont, Thoros of Myr, Beric Dondarrion, Tormund, The Hound, Gendry, and a few disposable extras) trudging their way North of the wall on their impossibly dangerous mission to capture a wight to prove to Cersei the Army of the Dead is real. The party gets a lot of fun bonding screen time as they trek through the tundra. Gendry complains about how cold AF the North is. Tormund suggests that Jon get over his pride and bend the knee to Dany. Gendry complains some more about Thoros and Beric selling him off to Melisandre. The Hound tells Gendry to stop his whinging. Jon and Jorah discuss their daddy issues and swords and honor but don't bring up how they're both in love with Dany. Still With This Letter? Back at Winterfell, Littlefinger's plan to drive a wedge between the Stark sisters is going smoothly. Too smoothly, in fact, because Arya (Maisie Williams) is kind of being a Faceless drag about that raven-letter Sansa was forced to write when she was in the Lannister's hold back in season 2. Arya concludes that Sansa (Sophie Turner) is worried she'll show the letter to the lords of the North and destroy her image as Lady of the North. Sansa's all, "you wouldn't dare," and Arya's like "bitch, I just might." We cut through the subtext to save you from another long winded chat overlooking the courtyard. (Get to the point, Arya, there's only one episode left this season!) Meanwhile at Dragonstone, Tyrion (Peter Dinklage) and Dany (Emilia Clarke) discuss their upcoming meeting with Cersei. After the Hand tells the Dragon Queen she kind of overreacted when she impulsively decided to fry both Tarlys last week, Tyrion reminds Dany that she wanted to "break the wheel" of merciless rulers. Tyrion then pushes his luck by bringing up the subject of Dany's successor, reminding her that she can't have children (read the room, Tyrion.) Dany will only discuss this matter after she sits on the Iron Throne. Beary Close Call Up North, the men continue to bond (it's a long trip!) -- Tormund tells The Hound how he plans to have giant warrior babies with Brienne of Tarth. The Hound makes a subtle comment about Brienne almost(?) killing him for fans to giggle over. Beric and Jon discuss the meaning of life and why they were brought back from death. Beric tells Jon the Lord of the Light chose them to stay alive to protect and save lives -- an answer that seems to satisfy the always-brooding King in the North. The bonding gets put on pause when the party gets attacked by an undead polar bear. One of the extras is killed, and the bear begins to maul Thoros sort of like that scene in The Revenant. Except this time, there are flaming swords that kill the bear before Thoros becomes totally useless for the mission. He's really a good sport about it. After this encounter, the band of brothers finally sets sight on a white walker and his clan of backup wights. A brief battle filled with zombie gurgle SFX ends up with Jon taking out the lead walker -- which effectively incinerates all of the wights except one. This special wight they capture, but not before he summons the rest of the army with a zombie screech. Run, Gendry, Run! Knowing trouble is on the way, Jon orders Gendry to run back to Eastwatch and send a raven to Daenerys -- because he's the fastest, and because we all want to see the Hound use Gendry's hammer. Gendry reluctantly dashes off as the wights appear -- prompting Jon's party to run across a frozen lake to a small island. The wights close in on the humans until the ice breaks and a good chunk of them fall into the water. Our heroes are now trapped in a frozen wasteland surrounded by the army of the dead. Night passes, and the band of brothers realizes they will soon freeze to death. Oh wait, Thoros already froze to death. Awkward. Pour one out for the homie. Jorah and Jon deduce that killing a white walker will also kill all the wights they've created. Beric concludes that killing the Night King, who is stoically watching them from a snowy bank, will kill them all. Good to know! Gendry makes it back to Eastwatch and collapses before the gate. The guards come out and he gasps about sending ravens to Dany. You done good, kid. More Bad Ideas After receiving an invitation to King's Landing, Sansa sends a reluctant Brienne on her behalf. Brienne is worried about leaving the Lady with Littlefinger -- who, earlier in the episode, reminded her that Brienne would be the only one to stand in the way if either Stark sister conspired to harm the other. Clearly, Sansa's more worried about Arya. Oh, just you wait, Lady... At Dragonstone, Dany climbs aboard Drogon against Tyrion's advice. Putting her own life at risk, she takes off for the North on a rescue mission with Rhaegal and Viserion in tow. Frost Bite Jon and his iced comrades are in trouble. After the Hound starts throwing rocks at the wights, they learn the water around them has finally frozen solid again. This causes the wights to advance, and an epic fight ensues. Wights close in on every corner, and it's a dire situation for our heros. Tormund almost gets ripped apart, but is saved by the Hound at the (very) last second. Nice! The last extra in their party isn't so lucky, and falls into a pack of snow-zombies who do what zombies do best. All while their captured wight lies on the ground making zombie hisses. It's looking grim for the comrades, until Dany comes flying in to save them with her dragons! The place is then LIT THE FUCK UP with fire. Skeleton warriors are set ablaze! Drogon swoops down and everyone climbs aboard! Except motherfucking Jon Snow, who is still fighting. Meanwhile, the Night King reaches for his mystical ice-spear and launches it javelin style. No, not at Jon -- at Viserion flying in the sky! Yeah, this fucker has impressive upper body strength -- because that ice-spear travels hundreds of feet in the air and fatally hits Viserion right in his dragon heart. Close up of heartbroken Dany as one of her children (albeit, the one named after her evil brother) sinks into the icy waters. Sad! The Night King readies another ice-spear as Jon is overtaken by some wights and falls below the ice. Too slow, Jon Snow. Dany takes off, and the second ice-spear BARELY misses a fleeing Drogon. Seconds later, Jon surfaces. The wights notice and savagely dash towards him, but he's saved at the last second by -- who else? -- Uncle Benjen! The sort-of-undead Stark slaps Jon on a horse and sends him back to the Wall before proceeding to take down the oncoming horde with that fiery skull thing he likes to whip around. Thankfully, Jon makes it back to Eastwatch. He's loaded onto a Targaryen ship, where Dany marvels over his heroic stabwounds/even more heroic abs. Consider her fire lit. Snoopy Starks At Winterfell, Sansa sneaks into Arya's room and finds her genuinely unsettling bag of faces. Then things get even creepier when Arya basically manifests in a puff of smoke and slowly creeps toward her sister with her hands behind her back. Arya reveals the deadly skills she picked up at the House of Black and White and threatens to chop of Sansa's face so she can finally feel what it's like to wear those pretty dresses. Um... or you can just, like, borrow one, Arya? Sansa is left feeling unsafe and creeped out. Fire and Ice On the ship, Jon wakes up to find Dany at his bedside. He apologizes on behalf of her reptilian loss, and she swears to help him defeat the Night King. Jon then one ups her and agrees to bend the knee, calling her "my queen." Heavy hand holding and sexy eyes follows. Dany leaves all flustered. This is happening, people! Back up north, the wights work together to carry Viserion's giant corpse out of the lake with chains. The Night king comes over and delivers a game changing blow with the touch of his mystically cursed, undead hands: the dragon opens his now-blue eye, officially resurrected as a white walker flyer! Yup, we finally got our long-rumored ice dragon! Now for that season finale.... [Image via HBO.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonAug 21st, 2017

"The Kid Who Would Be King" Releases Official Trailer & Posters - Watch!

The Kid Who Would Be King just released a new trailer, which you can watch right here! The upcoming movie tells the story of Alex, who thinks he’s just another nobody, until he stumbles upon the mythical Sword in the Stone, Excalibur. He must unite his friends and enemies and, together with the legendary wizard [...] The Kid Who Would Be King just released a new trailer, which you can watch right here! The upcoming movie tells the story of Alex, who thinks he’s just another nobody, until he stumbles upon the mythical Sword in the Stone, Excalibur. He must unite his friends and enemies and, together with the legendary wizard Merlin, take on the wicked enchantress Morgana to become the great leader he never dreamed he could be. The film is written and directed by Joe Cornish and stars Louis Ashbourne Serkis, Dean Chaumoo, Tom Taylor, Rhianna Dorris, Angus Imrie, Rebecca Ferguson and Patrick Stewart. The movie opens in theaters everywhere on January 25, 2019. Watch the trailer below!.....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredDec 27th, 2018

Ralph Macchio returns to 'Karate Kid' roots as movie is rebooted for YouTube series - The Spokesman-Review

The Spokesman-ReviewRalph Macchio returns to 'Karate Kid' roots as movie is rebooted for YouTube seriesThe Spokesman-ReviewRalph Macchio learns physical and emotional discipline from his mentor, Noriyuki “Pat” Morita, in Columbia Pictures “The Karate Kid,” produced by Jerry Weintraub and directed by John G. Avildsen from a screenplay by Robert Mark Kamen. R.J. Louis is ...Karate Kid sequel series reuniting Ralph Macchio, William ZabkaEW.com'Cobra Kai' Stars Detail 'Karate Kid' TV Return (and Why They Signed On)Hollywood Reporter'Karate Kid' TV Sequel Starring Ralph Macchio & William Zabka Set For YouTube RedDeadlineVariety -Hollywood.com -Vanity Fair -Us Weeklyall 243 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsAug 6th, 2017

Manila Luzon – The Socialite Life Interview

Socialite Life debuted back in 2003. SL Flashback showcases some of our favorite content from years past. With the premiere of RuPaul’s Drag Race only a day away, it’s time […] More The post Manila Luzon – The Socialite Life Interview appeared first on Socialite Life. Socialite Life debuted back in 2003. SL Flashback showcases some of our favorite content from years past. With the premiere of RuPaul’s Drag Race only a day away, it’s time to meet our last queen, the magnificent Manila Luzon! This fierce, funny Filipino is taking her glam from the red carpet to Drag Race! From the busy streets of the Big Apple during the pre-Christmas shopping rush, Manila took some time out of her busy schedule to chat about how she made it to Drag Race 3, her fabulous life in heels and makeup and her special connection to a season 2 standout! Socialite Life: Where are you right now? In New York? Manila Luzon: Yep, I’m walking the streets and Santa’s Salvation Army is ringing their bells! Sorry, it’s so loud! SL: You are the successor to Ongina and Jujubee in being the Asian queen this season. Manila: I am glad to represent the Asian community here in America, in the trans world! So, I’m happy to do that. SL: You’re from Minnesota, right? Manila: Yes I am. Born and raised! I spent the first part of my life there before I turned to bigger and better places – like New York City! SL: Is your family from the Philippines? Manila: My mother is originally from the Philippines and she moved to the States to pursue her education and she met my father here, he’s from Minnesota – just a jolly little red-headed white boy – corn fed! So I’m actually a mix. The genes managed to make two beautiful children – well, three if you count Manila! SL: How did you end up choosing Manila Luzon as your drag name? Manila: I chose Manila because I wanted to celebrate my Filipino heritage. Growing up in Minnesota, where it’s mostly white people, I thought that bringing my Asian-ness to my drag would be fun. So I chose the name Manila because I think it sounds pretty and that’s where my mother was born, that’s where she’s from and Luzon is an island that Manila is on in the Philippines. It’s kind of like the equivalent of calling yourself “Albany New York” if you’re a queen from New York. So far, from the feedback I’ve gotten, some people love it and some people think it’s ridiculous. Whatever, it’s a drag queen name! Honestly, I couldn’t think of anything funny, like Rhubarb Pie or some funny, pun name that drag queens come up with. But I love my name and I think it suits me really well! View this post on Instagram She means business! On top of the Empire State Building in my Manila envelope suit by @marcosquared #allstars4 A post shared by Manila Luzon (@manilaluzon) on Dec 7, 2018 at 8:34am PST SL: When did you get started doing drag? Manila: When I first came out of the closet, I decided that I would start doing drag, pursuing it for real. I’ve always loved it and been intrigued by it and as a child, watching RuPaul and Dame Edna on TV – I’ve always been very interested in it. And I love the movie Priscilla, Queen of the Desert and my mother took me to the opening of To Wong Foo and I loved it. It was just something I really, really wanted to do all my life and any excuse that I could get when I was a little kid to put myself in a wig and my mom’s lipstick and some dresses she had in her closet – I would jump at that opportunity. So, when I came out of the closet as a homo boy, I thought what better way to come out than to go full out and be a drag queen? SL: What do you enjoy most about performing? Manila: Well, actually I don’t perform on stage that much, lip-syncing numbers because I live in New York City and there really isn’t that much opportunity to do it. I do like getting dressed up and going out to parties. I use it as a way to express myself creatively. I love to doll myself up and make myself pretty and I love the attention people give me. And, when I go to parties, all I have to do is drink alcohol and talk to people in the clubs and not even learn one song! It’s easy because I don’t have to lip sync. I do occasionally perform but I don’t – like most drag queens that I know, where they have a show and they do a weekly thing, and they do numbers – I don’t actually do that. I have when I started in Minnesota but when I moved to New York City it’s just a different environment here. SL: I saw some of your red carpet pictures with Sahara Davenport (from season two of Drag Race – and also Manila’s boyfriend), and you two make a great couple! Manila: That’s what I mostly love doing – getting glammed up, I’ll spend all my time and energy putting my look together and we jump in the cab, we go to the party and we just mingle with people and have a good time, drink, dance, laugh and stumble our way home at the end of the night – or morning! SL: I love Sahara. Did she give you any tips before you went on the show? Manila: Well, honestly, having Sahara going before me really wasn’t that much help in the competition; but I did kind of pretty much know the workings of post-show, like what’s happening now. The challenges are all different, the girls are all different, Ru had some fiercer looks this season and she asked so much more of her girls this year, so in the competition I really had no more of an advantage than any of the other girls who had talked to their girlfriends who had already been on the show. Not girlfriends – I mean like, “Hey, girlfriend!” Like that! (Laughs) It was anyone’s game. We were all getting the information that day, that moment at the same time. So Sahara being on the show wasn’t that big of an advantage. View this post on Instagram It’s the Happiest Season of All!! #christmasqueens4 #AS4 : @sistemichcom A post shared by Manila Luzon (@manilaluzon) on Nov 19, 2018 at 8:53am PST SL: Would you wanted to have competed against Sahara on the show? Manila: Well, I think that we would have ended up becoming a tag team and we probably would have kicked some girls’ butts if we were on the show together and then we would have probably gone all the way to the end and then it would have been a free-for-all! We do have a little bit of a rivalry between us but it’s out of love of what we do. So, when we’re getting ready for a night on the town, and she’s putting some rhinestones on her face, I’m going to put some rhinestones on my face – I’m going to put on extra ones! If she’s going to jack her hair up, I’m going to jack my hair up! So, in that aspect, we like to compete – but once we hit the club, we are so done that people don’t know what to do. We are so sickening because we’ve been sitting in front of the mirror getting ready, trying to one-up each other! SL: How long does it take you to get ready? Manila: You know, the actual process is hard to measure because, for me, there’s a lot of preparation time, but if someone called me up and said, “Hey, there’s a party tonight”, it would probably take me about two hours to jump in the shower, shave, throw my makeup on, style a wig quick and find something in the closet. SL: I heard that you brought 1,000 pairs of eyelashes with you to the show, how true is that? Manila: Well, I think 1,000 might be an exaggeration! But, because I stack all of my eyelashes on top of each other, it maybe was 500 pairs – and I was probably also counting individuals! SL: What beauty secret can you share with us? Manila: My beauty secret would be…well, I could give you this whole “beauty comes from within” spiel, but a lot of pancake makeup really helps! And powder yourself, you don’t want to be shiny! SL: When you were told you were going to be on the show, what was your first reaction? Manila: Well, I felt bad because I was at the office – I have a day job – and I got the phone call and I was trying to be really quiet because I didn’t want to start screaming in my office and I’m trying not to draw attention to myself because I needed an excuse to leave work for a while. So, I was really, really quiet. I was really relieved. I was screaming in the inside but I was trying not to make a scene at work. The producer who called me was like, “You don’t seem very excited” and I was like (whispering) “I’m sorry. I’m at work!” and that’s why I wasn’t jumping up and down and screaming. But later that night, I was jumping and screaming and running around in the streets in Times Square, just ecstatic. I was relieved because the audition process was really, really long! SL: What is your day job? Manila: I am a graphic designer and I work for a design firm here in New York. So, I am a creative person, I always wanted to be an artist when I grew up and the career I chose as a graphic designer just seemed like so much fun and I enjoy doing it a lot. But, when you’re working in an office job and you have clients – and you’ve got to answer to them and working in a company, it’s not your own artistry all of the time. So I like to use my drag as my creative outlet, despite the fact that I work in a creative field. During the day, I make fun pictures on the computer, and at night, I get to make fun pictures on my face! SL: What was it like working with RuPaul? Manila: Oh my God, it was totally amazing! She looks exactly the same as she does on TV, it’s creepy. When we first walked up on the runway and saw her sitting there, I was like, “Am I watching TV?” because she was so beautiful and so nice and genuine. And she has so many positive things and life lessons to teach, which was so weird because in “drag queen land” we’re all fighting to find a bigger and better place and she’s been there and she’s really willing to share her stories and give us advice and life lessons – and it applies not just to drag, but to everyday life as well – which I thought was great. She’s just a Very sweet person and very beautiful. SL: When you were starting out in drag, who did you look up to? View this post on Instagram Backstage A post shared by Manila Luzon (@manilaluzon) on Aug 29, 2018 at 10:36am PDT Manila: You know, that’s a tough question because there’s not one particular person that I’ve tried to emulate. I love getting my inspiration from different kinds of places and from different people. I think I get a lot of my style from my mother, she used to dress me when I was a little kid and everything was always “matchy-matchy”, like I’d have a pair of green pants to go with my green shirt. I have to say my mother had a little bit of a costume designer in her because she’d put me and my sister in themed outfits for holidays. My sister and I would always be wearing red and white with little heart pins on Valentine’s Day and she’d always buy me a pair of white pants to go with my green sweater for St. Patrick’s Day and she loved making our little costumes for Halloween. One of my earliest memories is the smell of my mother’s lipstick – I don’t know, lipstick smelled different in the 80s than it does now. I had it all over my face when I went as a clown one year, I loved that particularly. So as far as getting my style, my mother I’d have to say, but I also really like finding inspiration in completely random things. Like, I go to the dollar store a lot try looking for cheap things like, “Oh, look, cotton balls are on sale. Let’s make a cotton ball dress!” It’s interesting because you’ve just got to be crafty. You don’t make a lot of money as a drag queen so you’ve got to find ways to make glamour out of sometimes nothing and it was really helpful when I went on the show and they were asking us to make some crazy things out of crazy things! I can’t go into any more detail than that, but you’ve seen the show before! SL: What are you looking to do as far as your drag career after the show? Are you going to release any music like Sahara did? Manila: I am no one’s singer, I can hold a tune but if Ke$ha can have an album, I suppose I could if I wanted to but…I don’t know…I’m just going to see the response I get from being in the show. I won’t know until I see it on the show. I do really want to pursue my drag now. It’s a promise I made when I sent in my tape – if I make it on the show, I’m going to try to see if I can pay my rent doing this because I enjoy it so much and being on the show would really give me the opportunity to do that. I’ve been at my day job for going on six years now and it was my first job out of school. I need any excuse to find a new thing to do and this is a godsend, honestly, because it’s something I love doing and I’m good at it. I think! It’s helped me keep pushing myself to excel at it. In my drag, I always leave room for improvement. When I get home at the end of the night and I look at my face in the mirror – and the makeup’s all melting off after drinking and partying, I always think that my next time in drag is going to be even better than this one – and that’s what I was doing on the show. I was trying to push myself to do something extra, pushing myself creatively and pushing my drag further. I have come so far from when I first started that I can only imagine how amazing it’s going to be – and feel – down the road. SL: How can fans stay in touch with you? Manila: I have a website, ManilaLuzon.com and there you can find links to my Twitter and I have a Facebook fan page, so follow me! Hopefully, after the show, I’ll have a lot of gigs in the future and be traveling the world so maybe I’ll come to a gay bar or Ramada Inn near you! If you want to see me, go to your local gay bar and say “Come up with the coins and call Miss Manila!” This article was originally published on January 23, 2011. Manila will be one of the returning queens on RuPaul’s Drag Race All-Stars 4 that premieres tonight at 8 p.m. ET on VH1. The post Manila Luzon – The Socialite Life Interview appeared first on Socialite Life......»»

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Film Review: Stephen King's '1922' - Variety

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