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Ryan Reynolds: My dad was like a full-time landmine

Ryan Reynolds: My dad was like a full-time landmine.....»»

Category: topSource: contactmusicMay 17th, 2018

Hugh Jackman Reignites Feud With Ryan Reynolds In Brutal Gin Ad — WATCH

Just days after frenemies Hugh Jackman, 50, and Ryan Reynolds, 42, squashed their online “feud,” it appears things are still very much on. Last week, the pair announced they’d called […] More The post Hugh Jackman Reignites Feud With Ryan Reynolds In Brutal Gin Ad — WATCH appeared first on Socialite Life. Just days after frenemies Hugh Jackman, 50, and Ryan Reynolds, 42, squashed their online “feud,” it appears things are still very much on. Last week, the pair announced they’d called a truce on their longtime game of trolling each other by creating an online video for each other’s brands, Reynolds’ Aviation Gin and Jackman’s Laughing Man Coffee Company, respectively. Today (February 06, 2019), they released a joint video unveiling their new projects and watched them together, for the first time. View this post on Instagram ‪Official truce with @thehughjackman! As a gesture of goodwill, I’m gonna make a beautiful ad for his company, Laughing Man Coffee. Can’t wait! ‬ A post shared by Ryan Reynolds (@vancityreynolds) on Jan 31, 2019 at 8:56am PST The pair both posted a video on Instagram in which Jackman says: “Ryan and I recently called a truce in our social media war and we promised to make ads for each other.” “We sure did,” says Reynolds. “I’ve been working hard 24/7 on an ad for Hugh’s incredible coffee company Laughing Man, and he’s been working hard, 24/7 I imagine, on an Aviation Gin ad.” F for effort. pic.twitter.com/fomGU8ipX6 — Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) February 6, 2019 Reynolds’ ad is first and shows shots of lush hills, laughing children and the beans being processed as the star talks about how wonderful his friend’s coffee is. He calls Jackman’s firm “Hugh-roic” and says it’s the “best tasting coffee in the market” and that it lifts up communities. Getty Images As it ends, a stunned-looking Jackman notes that it was “really professional,” and Reynolds says: “It cost a million dollars.” Jackman then declares he is not ready to show his advert, but Reynolds insists. .IRPP_minimalist { padding:0px; margin: 0; padding-top:1em!important; padding-bottom:1em!important; width:100%; display: block; font-weight:bold; background-color:#FFFFFF; border:0!important; border-left:4px solid #141414!important; box-shadow: 0 1px 2px rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.17); -moz-box-shadow: 0 1px 2px rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.17); -o-box-shadow: 0 1px 2px rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.17); -webkit-box-shadow: 0 1px 2px rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.17); text-decoration:none; } .IRPP_minimalist:active, .IRPP_minimalist:hover { opacity: 1; transition: opacity 250ms; webkit-transition: opacity 250ms; text-decoration:none; } .IRPP_minimalist { transition: background-color 250ms; webkit-transition: background-color 250ms; opacity: 1; transition: opacity 250ms; webkit-transition: opacity 250ms; } .IRPP_minimalist .ctaText { font-weight:bold; color:#000000; text-decoration:none; font-size: 16px; } .IRPP_minimalist .postTitle { color:#000000; text-decoration: underline!important; font-size: 16px; } .IRPP_minimalist:hover .postTitle { text-decoration: underline!important; } RELATED:  Our 10 Favorite Ryan Reynolds Instagram Photos of 2018 It starts to play and shows Hugh Jackman sitting on a chair then suddenly saying: “Ryan Reynolds is a complete and total fucking arsehole,” with the sound turned off while he swears. “The gin is pretty great though, I’ll have to try it someday.” Kevin Winter/Getty Images He then tips up the bottle and lets the alcohol pour all over the table in front of him. Reynolds looks shocked as it ends, and Jackman mutters: “I’m sorry man I didn’t think the truce was actually real…” Watch the full “Truce” video below. The post Hugh Jackman Reignites Feud With Ryan Reynolds In Brutal Gin Ad — WATCH appeared first on Socialite Life......»»

Category: topSource: celebuzzFeb 6th, 2019

Blake Lively Helped Ryan Reynolds Reconcile With His Father Before His Death

Blake Lively has blessed Ryan Reynolds' life in ways he'll never forget. In an interview with Mr. Porter, the Deadpool 2 star revealed that his wife encouraged him to repair his "complicated" and "fractured" relationship with his father just before the elder Reynolds passed away. The revelation came when Reynolds opened up more about his lifelong battle [...] Blake Lively has blessed Ryan Reynolds' life in ways he'll never forget. In an interview with Mr. Porter, the Deadpool 2 star revealed that his wife encouraged him to repair his "complicated" and "fractured" relationship with his father just before the elder Reynolds passed away. The revelation came when Reynolds opened up more about his lifelong battle with anxiety, which he said stemmed from growing up in a lower-middle-class family in Vancouver under the watch of his "full-time landmine" father. Video: Brittany Snow Gets Candid About Mental Health Struggles Reynolds describes his father Jim, who died in 2015 after battling Parkinson's disease, as "a former cop" and "former boxer" who was "good in many ways" but also "tough." Growing up in a house that "was never relaxing or easy" gave the 41-year-old anxiety that he channeled into comedic performances, but it also led to a falling out between the actor and his father. That is, until Lively stepped in and suggested he mend the broken relationship a few years ago. Thanks to his wife's "gift for foresight," the actor and his father reconciled prior to Jim's death -- and Jim was able to meet the couple's first daughter James, who was named after him. Reynolds explained: "It felt right. All family relationships come with some complications. For better or worse, all roads lead to here. At the end of the day, it's easier to focus on the good stuff than the bad. My father died soon after my daughter was born, but he got to see her, which makes me happy." Reynolds has had to fight to be happy for quite some time living with his anxiety, which he said can be both debilitating and also a "great" fuel: "I mean, my God, it's the anti-complacency pill, but it's also something that you need to manage." The actor added that exercise and comedy help him combat his depression: "I'll look for the joke in things so that I don't look for the sadness and the grief… Otherwise, I start to get a little bummed. For me, it is more psychological. Exercise is a means of expelling those demons." Thankfully, he has a lot to be thankful for: "I love being a dad. It's the best thing that ever happened to me." Your thriving movie career doesn't suck either, Ry! [Image via Dennis Van Tine/Future Image/WENN.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonMay 24th, 2018

Ryan Reynolds: Blake Lively's 'gift for foresight' helped heal relationship with my dad

In a new interview, Ryan Reynolds described his dad as "a former cop, former boxer, full-time landmine." The "Deadpool 2" star credits Blake Lively for helping him get past his father's imperfections.         In a new interview, Ryan Reynolds described his dad as "a former cop, former boxer, full-time landmine." The "Deadpool 2" star credits Blake Lively for helping him get past his father's imperfections.        .....»»

Category: topSource: usatodayMay 24th, 2018

Ryan Reynolds Marks His Birthday With A Hilarious AF Tweet — But It Isn"t His Only Online Gem!

Ryan Reynolds is easily the king of Twitter. We mean, it's rare for a week to go by without the Deadpool actor dropping a witty gem on the social media site. In fact, in order to commemorate his 41st birthday, the A-lister wrote: My kids tried to surprise me for my birthday this morning. I totally heard [...] Ryan Reynolds is easily the king of Twitter. We mean, it's rare for a week to go by without the Deadpool actor dropping a witty gem on the social media site. In fact, in order to commemorate his 41st birthday, the A-lister wrote: My kids tried to surprise me for my birthday this morning. I totally heard them coming and snuck out to start a new life somewhere else. — Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) October 23, 2017 HIGHlarious! However, like we said, there are so many other priceless Reynolds moments on Twitter. Be sure to ch-ch-check out the BEST ones for yourself (below)! Enjoy!! CLICK HERE to view "Ryan Reynolds Is RULING The Twitter Game! Enjoy The Best Of His Tweets HERE!" CLICK HERE to view "Ryan Reynolds Is RULING The Twitter Game! Enjoy The Best Of His Tweets HERE!" CLICK HERE to view "Ryan Reynolds Is RULING The Twitter Game! Enjoy The Best Of His Tweets HERE!" CLICK HERE to view "Ryan Reynolds Is RULING The Twitter Game! Enjoy The Best Of His Tweets HERE!" CLICK HERE to view "Ryan Reynolds Is RULING The Twitter Game! Enjoy The Best Of His Tweets HERE!" P.S. Happy Birthday, Ryan! We hope you have the VERY best day! [Image via WENN.].....»»

Category: break-upsSource: tmzOct 23rd, 2017

Burt Reynolds – If There’s Grass On The Sally Field

The eighty-two-year-old Reynolds made a rare appearance on the Today show where he continued his tradition of giving bazaar interviews that highlight the fact that emaciated womanizing corpses from Hollywood's past probably should have an expiration date. The post Burt Reynolds – If There’s Grass On The Sally Field appeared first on WWTDD - What Would Tyler Durden Do?. Watch @hodakotb‘s full interview with Burt Reynolds pic.twitter.com/ML8Mr6fSy8 — TODAY (@TODAYshow) March 15, 2018 The girls here at the steno pool were all speculating as to what Burt Reynolds could be dying of, because even though he hasn’t come public with an ailment, he’s definitely been dwindling for at least thirty years. They settled on MS. I say the real Reynolds died years ago and the man we see today is actually a piece of beef jerky. Whatever the case, the eighty-two-year-old Reynolds made a rare appearance on the Today show where he continued his tradition of giving bazaar interviews that highlight the fact that emaciated womanizing corpses from Hollywood’s past probably should have an expiration date. Actual man and Today show host Hoda Kotb felt the need to ask Reynolds who he considers to be the love of his life, to which he replied: You’re naughty, you really are. I’m dead in the water no matter what I say. Well, she was 7 when I fell in love with her. She stayed 7 for about 11 years. I would say Sally [Field]. “Amen” – Kevin Spacey. While Reynolds is most likely a dog turd, you have to give him props for mentioning falling for a seven-year-old in the year 2018. It’s so wildly un-PC that people don’t even know how to respond, but as with a racist or homophobic grandparent, what are you really going to do? Educate him as to the ways of the world? By the time I publish this Reynolds will be dead. If he isn’t already. A surprising number of websites are already saying that Burt Reynolds fucks seven-year-olds, but considering Sally Field wasn’t a child actor, the only way he could have been in love with her at the age of seven is if he randomly stalked her parents’ home in Pasadena, CA. Reynolds is most likely acknowledging the fact that Sally Field looked young when they filmed their 70’s flick Smokey and the Bandit together. Or maybe he wanted to fuck Gidget. But Field was nineteen when she took on that role. Sorry Spacey, you’re going to be fighting this one alone. Reynolds continued to be insane and kind of admirable during his interview when he directed his attention to Hoda and said “I am so proud of you for not having your lips larger.”  To which Hoda said “Why would a man get his lips done?” The second part didn’t really happen, but Reynolds is really reminding us of a lighter time when you could joke about fucking seven-year-olds. “Who’s joking” – Spacey. Photo Credit: Today The post Burt Reynolds – If There’s Grass On The Sally Field appeared first on WWTDD - What Would Tyler Durden Do?......»»

Category: topSource: wwtddMar 15th, 2018

Ryan Reynolds: My dad was like a full-time landmine

Ryan Reynolds: My dad was like a full-time landmine.....»»

Category: topSource: contactmusicMay 17th, 2018

Ryan Reynolds and Paddington Bear Engage in Adorable Twitter War

There is nothing better than a Twitter war, especially if it involved Ryan Reynolds and a stuffed animal. Ryan Reynolds has started a Twitter war with Paddington Bear. This all […] More There is nothing better than a Twitter war, especially if it involved Ryan Reynolds and a stuffed animal. Ryan Reynolds has started a Twitter war with Paddington Bear. This all began when Ryan Reynolds, star of Deadpool 2, which has been nominated Best Movie and Best Action Movie at the 2018 E! People’s Choice Awards, said how he was “honored by all the @peoplschioce noms.” It then took a dark turn when he asked his fans to vote Deadpool 2 in for best family film, and then proceeded to go after the lovable bear. Paddington responded. #hardstare — Paddington (@paddingtonbear) September 6, 2018 Paddington had some support, as Paddington’s foster father Hugh Bonneville called out Reynolds for language and added even more hard stares. “Language, Mr Reynolds, language”. #hardstare #paddington2″ “Language, Mr Reynolds, language”. #hardstare #paddington2 — Hugh Bonneville (@hughbon) September 6, 2018 Reynolds has yet to publicly reply to Paddington’s message. Fans will find out the winners when the People’s Choice Awards air at 9 p.m. on E! Nov. 11......»»

Category: topSource: celebuzzSep 7th, 2018

Jimmy Fallon Vomits with Ryan Reynolds in "Tonight Show" Drinking Game - Watch Here!

Ryan Reynolds visited Monday’s (August 13) The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon to promote his gin company, Aviation Gin, and played a bizarre drinking game called “Drinko“! While on stage, Jimmy, 43, and the 41-year-old Deadpool star took turns dropping discs into random cups filled with things like “blood,” bacon, egg and cheese, and bone [...] Ryan Reynolds visited Monday’s (August 13) The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon to promote his gin company, Aviation Gin, and played a bizarre drinking game called “Drinko“! While on stage, Jimmy, 43, and the 41-year-old Deadpool star took turns dropping discs into random cups filled with things like “blood,” bacon, egg and cheese, and bone broth, then drinking a cocktail made out of the combined ingredients in this Plinko-like game. Ryan went first, declaring, “I have such a weak stomach, I’m not kidding.” He landed on Twinkies and grape juice, noting, “That’s like 90 percent of my child’s diet.” Jimmy had to mix Twinkies and horseradish, which prompted him to vomit almost immediately into a bucket. Ryan picked up the bucket to remove it, and said, “Look at that, you barfed up your whole childhood.” Later in the show, Ryan opened up about what prompted him to buy the gin company – Watch more after the cut! Drinko with Ryan Reynolds Click inside to watch the rest of Ryan Reynolds’ appearance on The Tonight Show… Ryan Reynolds Shares His Aviation American Gin Out of Office Reply Ryan Reynolds Reveals the Original Deadpool 2 Plot He Wanted.....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredAug 14th, 2018

Blake Lively & Ryan Reynolds Have One of Their Amazing Social Media Exchanges

Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively had one of their classic (and amazing) exchanges on social media! It all started when Ryan released a promo video for his gin brand, Aviation American Gin, on his Instagram account. In the video Ryan is interviewed by his “twin brother” Gordon Reynolds, though it is actually just Ryan interviewing [...] Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively had one of their classic (and amazing) exchanges on social media! It all started when Ryan released a promo video for his gin brand, Aviation American Gin, on his Instagram account. In the video Ryan is interviewed by his “twin brother” Gordon Reynolds, though it is actually just Ryan interviewing himself. Blake commented on the video, “Sh*t. Your brother is hot. I’ve made a terrible mistake…” Ryan responded to the comment, “You haven’t made a mistake. You’ve been living with him for over a year.” Watch the video Ryan posted below, and check out the comment exchange in the gallery! A post shared by Ryan Reynolds (@vancityreynolds) on Jun 8, 2018 at 7:00am PDT.....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredJun 10th, 2018

Ryan Reynolds Talks Being A Dad with "Ellen": "I Sort of Miss Being Horrible"

Ryan Reynolds makes an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, airing on Tuesday (December 4), and opens up about being a father of two with daughters James, 3, and Inez, 2. “I love it. It’s really kind of made me a better person, I think. I sort of miss being horrible,” the 42-year-old actor told [...] Ryan Reynolds makes an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, airing on Tuesday (December 4), and opens up about being a father of two with daughters James, 3, and Inez, 2. “I love it. It’s really kind of made me a better person, I think. I sort of miss being horrible,” the 42-year-old actor told Ellen. “It’s hard. It’s always a challenge, two kids. I think of blinking right now as tiny little breaks all day, but it’s the dream. It’s the best, they’re my buddies. I love it.” Ryan and Ellen also discuss the decision to release a PG-13 edit of Deadpool 2 titled Once Upon a Deadpool and hilariously tells Ellen the blockbuster Frozen, which he constantly watches with his daughters, is a remake of The Exorcist when played backwards. Ryan shares that a portion of every ticket sold will be donated to F-ck Cancer, which will be renamed Fudge Cancer to be more PG-13 for the 12-day run. Ryan Reynolds Has Had Enough of ‘Frozen’ Click inside to watch the rest of Ryan Reynolds’ appearance on The Ellen Show… Ryan Reynolds Gets Dirty in ‘Ryan Reynolds’ Race to Raise Real Fudging Money’.....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredDec 4th, 2018

Ryan Reynolds" Father"s Day Tweet Is Too Funny

Ryan Reynolds is known for his unbelievable tweets about being a dad, and his Father’s Day 2018 tweet might be his best yet. The 41-year-old Deadpool 2 star has two kids, Inez, 1, and James, 3, with wife Blake Lively. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Ryan Reynolds On Father’s Day 2018, Ryan tweeted [...] Ryan Reynolds is known for his unbelievable tweets about being a dad, and his Father’s Day 2018 tweet might be his best yet. The 41-year-old Deadpool 2 star has two kids, Inez, 1, and James, 3, with wife Blake Lively. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Ryan Reynolds On Father’s Day 2018, Ryan tweeted to his followers, “Having matching donor organs in case anything happens to me is a true blessing. #HappyFathersDay.” And if you’re loving Ryan‘s tweets, here’s a bunch of hilarious ones about life as a parent. Having matching donor organs in case anything happens to me is a true blessing. #HappyFathersDay — Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) June 17, 2018.....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredJun 17th, 2018

Podcasts You Should Know: Taking Risks with Kevin Allison

Kevin Allison made many of us laugh during his time on MTV’s cult comedy series, The State. These days, he’s still making us laugh, and cry, and think. Kevin is […] More The post Podcasts You Should Know: Taking Risks with Kevin Allison appeared first on Socialite Life. Kevin Allison made many of us laugh during his time on MTV’s cult comedy series, The State. These days, he’s still making us laugh, and cry, and think. Kevin is the host of the amazing storytelling podcast RISK! On the show, which arose from a series of successful live shows in New York and Los Angeles, people from all walks of life tell true stories “they never thought they’d dare to share.” I had the chance to chat with Kevin about the show’s origins and how he is able to provide listeners with emotional, hilarious and often relatable stories. Socialite Life: How did you end up going from sketch comedy to storytelling? Kevin Allison: I was in a sketch comedy group called The State and we had a show on MTV from 1993 to 1995 – and then, in 1996, the group broke up and I was devastated by that breakup. I remember the day we were fired. We quit MTV and tried to go to CBS, and Les Moonves fired us immediately. He had just been hired to take over CBS. He was like, “I don’t have time to think about a bunch of kids making sketch comedy. Just fire them right away even though we just hired them.” And I remember I went back to my apartment that night and laid down on my floor and my body was shaking, because I was so distraught. And the reason I was so distraught was because I had attained a level of success with that group of people. I was on television, there were all sorts of prospects of how to go up, up, up in the whole Hollywood and TV world and all of a sudden, it was all gone because the group was all of a sudden maybe no longer going to exist. And I really didn’t have the confidence that I could create a career on my own as a solo performer. I was just so insecure about the fact that I’m so unusual. I was so insecure about the fact that I’m SO gay and so kinky and do Midwestern and so, I don’t know, intellectual and sincere – and all sorts of things that I never felt like added up to something that would be really appealing to a Hollywood casting director. I just always thought of myself as being too odd. So, 12 years after The State broke up, I was trying everything I could think of to forge a solo career. I was doing one-man shows and I was auditioning for commercials and indie movies. I was pitching television shows to Comedy Central, but I was terrified. I was filled with stage fright and I just wasn’t comfortable in my own skin yet. I was very reliant on playing old crazy, kooky characters, like I had been with the sketch comedy group. I did that for 12 years, and was getting nowhere. I was a starving artist. I mean, in order to live, most of what I was doing was cater waitering – and getting recognized left and right by people because I was still on TV in reruns. SL: Where did the idea for RISK! come from? Kevin Allison: It was in 2009 that I did a solo show of crazy, kooky characters, called F-Up, about five characters who f-ed up their careers. For example, there was one character who was a Jewish vaudevillian and actor from the 20s who used to be in a comedy group, but his partners went off to LA to become multimillionaires and left him behind. So, clearly, there was some autobiography in that. I did this solo show at San Francisco Sketchfest in 2009 and (fellow State alum) Michael Ian Black came to see it. And afterwards, I asked him, “What did you think?”, because I thought the show was a failure that night. And he said, “I think the audience just wanted you to drop the act and stop playing these characters, stop hiding behind a mask and start getting upon stage and just be you. Tell your own stories. Your life is amazingly interesting.” And I said, “Oh, I’m so terrified to hear that because I’m just afraid I’m too gay and too kinky and too Midwestern” and all these things. I said, “It feels too risky.” And he said, “THAT is the word to latch onto. Like, if what you’re doing feels risky, then it probably means you’re opening up to the audience and they’ll open up to you.” So, I went back to New York after that experience and on the flight home, I thought, “I’m going to tell the riskiest story I can imagine telling in front of an audience as soon as I’m back in New York.” And the riskiest story I could think of at the time was about the first time I prostituted myself, when I was 23-years-old. I went up on stage at the UCB Theater in Chelsea and I told this story and I was stunned – because there was such a difference in the feeling between myself and the audience. I was looking right into their eyes, which I was very un-used to doing when being on stage. When you’re playing a character, you’re kind of reciting memorized stuff. But now I felt like I was having a conversation with them – and there was just this energy coming back at me where every time I thought, “Oh, that sounded too gay or too Midwestern, or whatever it might be, I realized, “Oh, no, they continue to lean forward and this is really resonating with them.” So, I left the theater that night and I walked away, down 8th Avenue and the whole idea of RISK! occurred to me at that moment, during that walk. I thought, “I’m going to create a show. It has to be a live show because I had to force my frightened little ass to get up on stage on a regular basis. I’ve been avoiding that my whole life, I’ve got to start doing that regularly in order to get comfortable in front of an audience. And, it should be a podcast – which I was just learning about at the time – because small room comedy isn’t going to get you anywhere; you need a larger audience.” .IRPP_minimalist { padding:0px; margin: 0; padding-top:1em!important; padding-bottom:1em!important; width:100%; display: block; font-weight:bold; background-color:#FFFFFF; border:0!important; border-left:4px solid #141414!important; box-shadow: 0 1px 2px rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.17); -moz-box-shadow: 0 1px 2px rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.17); -o-box-shadow: 0 1px 2px rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.17); -webkit-box-shadow: 0 1px 2px rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.17); text-decoration:none; } .IRPP_minimalist:active, .IRPP_minimalist:hover { opacity: 1; transition: opacity 250ms; webkit-transition: opacity 250ms; text-decoration:none; } .IRPP_minimalist { transition: background-color 250ms; webkit-transition: background-color 250ms; opacity: 1; transition: opacity 250ms; webkit-transition: opacity 250ms; } .IRPP_minimalist .ctaText { font-weight:bold; color:#000000; text-decoration:none; font-size: 16px; } .IRPP_minimalist .postTitle { color:#000000; text-decoration: underline!important; font-size: 16px; } .IRPP_minimalist:hover .postTitle { text-decoration: underline!important; } RELATED:  An Early Halloween Treat – Socialite Life Chats With Elvira! SL: How did you decide the format of the podcast? Kevin Allison: I thought it should be live stories, stories told on stage and radio-style stories, because I’ve always loved putting together an audio story sort of thing. I used to play with a Radio Shack tape recorder when I was a kid all of the time. So, it all came together for me and I realized that the deal with the show is everyone is coming out of the closet about something. Everyone is stepping outside of their comfort zone and speaking to the audience in a way they never really thought they’d be totally comfortable talking in mixed company about – about the things that have happened in their life that have made them feel the most emotional – or just the most revealing – the kinds of things they would normally talk about with their therapist. And, amazingly, that idea immediately resonated with everyone I asked to do the show. People were like, “That’s a great idea.” Because it can be like The Moth or This American Life but it can also go places where those shows can’t go because they’re on NPR. I remember I started listening to those shows at that same time and I was so struck by Ira Glass saying before one of the stories on the show, “I have to warn the audience. This next story acknowledges the existence of sex.” And I was like, “Oh, there is definitely room for a storytelling show that is not afraid to go way deep into that sort of stuff without making apologies.” SL: The interstitial music on RISK! is amazing. How are you able to find songs that connect so well with the stories? Kevin Allison: You know, it’s so funny, because with the podcast, I have found that it has perfectly blended so many of these tiny little ways of being creative that go all the way back to when I was a kid. When I was a kid, my first obsession was with records. I loved listening to records. My parents, my brothers, my sisters – everyone in my family had big record collections. And, also, I was never much into listening to an album. I was always focusing on specific single tracks. I used to make mixtapes when I was a kid – like a maniac – and I always had very eclectic tastes too. And there really is something incredibly…I don’t know…it really does scratch a creative itch to make a good mixtape, where one song leads into the next in a really dynamic way and you feel like you’re getting a really wonderful mix of different colors and tones. So, yes, I have always been obsessed with finding new music, especially new singles or just specific songs and when I started creating RISK!… those first two seasons are especially weird. Because back then we were in the “wild, wild west” of the internet and we didn’t know what we had the rights to use or not so we were using either stuff that was on free music archives online or we were using stuff where we wrote to the band and got their permission or we were using stuff where the band just literally made the song for the show. So, those first two years of the show are really weird with the mix of what you’re hearing. But, eventually, we were able to afford to buy licenses. Now, we can play literally almost any song that’s out there because we have like three different music licenses to play whatever. So, the internet has figured out how to handle all of that with podcasts and now there’s a lot of freedom but I can’t believe how much searching it still takes. I still constantly as people if they can recommend new bands for me to listen to. I’ll just flat-out ask the fans on our Facebook page, send me some songs I should check out. I’ll use stuff like Spotify or Pandora, like little algorithms to help me discover new stuff, like “this song might sound a little bit like that song.” I’m constantly searching for music, and it’s not very time effective. I think an unusual amount of time goes into deciding the songs that end up on the show but I’m very proud of it and I think our Best of RISK! Music episodes – every five or so months, we’ll do an episode that’s just the best songs we’ve had on the show in the past few months. I think that those are spectacular. I think those are so wonderful to listen to at parties and stuff like that. SL: Is there a story that was told on the podcast that still resonates with you to this day? Kevin Allison: Well, I have always been spectacularly fascinated with a story Mollena Williams shared on the show I don’t know how many years ago. The story is called “Slave”. It’s a radio-style story and what was fascinating about it was I knew the broad strokes of what happened in this incident she lived through, but I didn’t really know the whole story. And she came over to my apartment and she just kind of improvised it, just very conversational, just chatting with me. But it really comes off like it’s extremely well thought out and almost like a written short story or something like that – which is very rare, I mean, usually on our end we have to edit and edit and edit to make a person sound a lot more eloquent than they actually were when we first recorded them. But I think what was so fascinating about the story was…like, I’m a kinky person, so I’m always fascinated with people exploring things sexually or erotically that are unusual or maybe even a little taboo or a little dangerous. [Mollena] is a black woman and she was raised in the projects in Harlem and she grew up as a feminist, like very, very conscious and woke about race and power dynamics and all of that, but she had this kink, like ever since she was a little girl, of wanting to play a submissive, sort of slave-like role with someone. So, as she got into the kink community, in her 20s or so in San Francisco, she started to wonder if she could play what they now call “race play”, where you take racial tension and you make that the central focus of the behavioral roleplay between a dominant and a submissive person in an erotic situation. With Reservation / Mindy Tucker So, she started experimenting with that and, at first, she had a really fun time with it, you know, she had people who were very tongue-in-cheek and she had a lot of trust with them and all of that. But then she tried it with a guy who was very, very intense and she didn’t know him quite as well, and they didn’t negotiate it quite well enough. There was some confusion about the negotiation of how they were going to play and she found herself in this roleplay scene with him that was almost like 12 Years a Slave, where she’s like the escaped slave girl sort of thing and he’s the redneck cracker with a bull whip and the whole nine yards and something happened to her psychologically while she was playing where she lost grasp of reality. She started to be unable to remember that she had a safe word and this was just a game, and it started to become a truly traumatic situation for her. The reason I find that story so fascinating is because I think it really is risky of Mollena to be sharing that. People have a wide range of reactions to it but what I love about it is that she’s able to acknowledge and honor her mixed feelings. At the end of the story, she says, “If you’re thinking of doing something like this, any sort of taboo play in the kink realm, you really have to think through it first, like what you can handle, because you might just uncover something psychologically that might be a lot bigger, an emotion that you had planned on dealing with, and it can be pretty dangerous.” It did traumatize her for a while. But she ends it by saying it can also be very, very hot and that’s what I love about stories is that stories don’t have to be black or white, or this way or that way, they can honor those mixed emotions and to hear someone really unpack all of that in depth is really quite impressive. I love that about what we do with the show. SL: Do you think everyone has a RISK!-worthy story inside of them? Kevin Allison: I think everyone has lots of stories in them. What I always tell people is what we’re interested in is those moments from your life when you were most either emotionally wound up or fascinated or you really felt like you were learning something about yourself, like we have these peak experiences, often times it will be your first time doing something, like the night you lost your virginity, and then other times it will be like terrible or wonderful surprises, like a car accident you were in, or you tried mushrooms for the first time and it was like a magical experience. We have these peak experiences in our life and it’s very much worth sitting down and going back and trying to recreate it, because once you start walking through some of those memories and trying to make sense of it all, you’ll have more memories that start creeping in. And you might think, “Oh, I don’t remember all that much about that” or “Oh, it wasn’t that big of a deal, the whole thing took place in only about ten minutes.” But once you start trying to remember and really re-experience it as you’re talking about it, other memories start filtering in and you really begin to have more of a grasp on the entire experience. That’s why people do therapy, by the way. It’s trying to walk through some of these experiences and revisit them and kind of like make something new out of them. So that’s what storytelling is – you’re sharing with someone about a moment that was particularly resonant for you and your hope is that, in sharing that, it will resonate somehow with the listener as well. SL: How long does it take to get someone ready to tell their story on stage or on the podcast? Kevin Alison: Well, New York and Los Angeles are our shows where we’re working a lot with people who are pretty experienced with getting up on stage. So, with those people, it’s like pulling teeth just getting them to agree to work with you because they’re all so full of themselves that they’re like, “No, I don’t have to work with you before the show.” But, when we go, for example, we’re about to go to Cincinnati and Cleveland next month, and what we’ll do is say on the podcast, “Hey, Cincinnati, we’re coming to town, so pitch us your stories.” So, about 20 people from Cincinnati pitch us their stories. They send in like 300-word long descriptions of what they have in mind and then the ones that sound really interesting to us, we’ll say, “Can you make a 15-minute recording of you attempting to tell that story for the first time?” Just a first draft. Then, after we listen to those, then we actually cast the show, and we’ll usually have them go through two more drafts before the show. SL: That’s quite a lot of work. Kevin Allison: It is rather an involved process, and part of the reason it’s so involved is because we want to make sure that everyone getting up on stage is happy with what they’re doing. We want to make sure people have really processed all their emotions and are really ready to do this and we also want to make sure that we’ve done enough poking and prodding at these people to make sure that they really are uncovering all, lifting up all of the rocks to see all the stuff in their stories they might not have thought of in a long time. I have to laugh, because so often when I’m working with someone on a story, I do sound like a therapist because I’ll ask questions like, “Yeah, but what do you think your mother was really thinking at that moment?” or “Oh, is there anything you wanted to say at that moment but you held your tongue?” You know, I ask those kinds of things which kind of get people thinking, “Oh my gosh, yeah, there was something I wanted to say that I didn’t say” and then, all of a sudden, there’s a lot more to unpack there. .IRPP_minimalist { padding:0px; margin: 0; padding-top:1em!important; padding-bottom:1em!important; width:100%; display: block; font-weight:bold; background-color:#FFFFFF; border:0!important; border-left:4px solid #141414!important; box-shadow: 0 1px 2px rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.17); -moz-box-shadow: 0 1px 2px rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.17); -o-box-shadow: 0 1px 2px rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.17); -webkit-box-shadow: 0 1px 2px rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.17); text-decoration:none; } .IRPP_minimalist:active, .IRPP_minimalist:hover { opacity: 1; transition: opacity 250ms; webkit-transition: opacity 250ms; text-decoration:none; } .IRPP_minimalist { transition: background-color 250ms; webkit-transition: background-color 250ms; opacity: 1; transition: opacity 250ms; webkit-transition: opacity 250ms; } .IRPP_minimalist .ctaText { font-weight:bold; color:#000000; text-decoration:none; font-size: 16px; } .IRPP_minimalist .postTitle { color:#000000; text-decoration: underline!important; font-size: 16px; } .IRPP_minimalist:hover .postTitle { text-decoration: underline!important; } RELATED:  Socialite Life Chats with America’s Got Talent’s Breakout Season 13 Star, Hans! SL: What is your advice for aspiring storytellers? Kevin Allison: My first bit of advice is to listen to “What every RISK! storyteller should know.” It’s about an hour long and it’s me giving tips on what really makes a story pop. And what it is, other than what I was talking about before, about how important it is to zero in on just a few incidents that are particularly meaningful for you, is that you really want to flesh those incidents out, you want to be like, “Okay, that night that I did lose my virginity, what do I remember about the look in her eyes and can I recall what temperature was the room and what were those clothes I was wearing? And what was that feeling I got in my gut at that one point?” You need to really get into the sense memory of what that experience was like in the nitty gritty, so that you can really take us there in a cinematic way to re-experience very specific moments. A lot of people have this bad habit of telling us the gist of what someone said. They’ll be like, “My Dad said I had to get out of the house as soon as possible because he really wanted me out of there.” Instead, you should say, “My Dad turned to me and pointed his finger in my face and he said, ‘Now you look here, buddy. I want you out of here’”…so you really hear him saying the dialogue. It’s really about zeroing in on those really specific moments of lived experience and then remembering all the sights and sounds and smells and tastes and details like that where you can really kind of cinematically bring it to life for us, so we feel like we’re there watching it happen. SL: What is the coolest reaction you’ve gotten from a fan of the podcast? Kevin Allison: Oh my God, there have been so, so, so many. You know it was really cute, we were in Austin a few years ago and this couple came up to me and they said they had been married for 15 years and they were determined to get divorced, like they had been talking…not in heated emotion, but in like “It looks like this is over. We really should get divorced.” So, they had been talking about that for a while and had not been looking forward to the divorce process but knew that it had to happen. Then they started listening to RISK! and they started hearing these kinky stories on the show, because there’s a lot of them on the show. And, in the process, they both realized that – each of them realized separately, “Oh my God, we’re kinky!” Like they had never done a lot of this stuff. But hearing people talk about it, they were like “Oh my God, we could be doing this!” So, they started trying kinky things together and they said to me after this Austin show, they came up to me and said, “We have sex every night now and the divorce is off the table.” (Laughs) But a lot of people have come up and said they were suicidal at one point, or just going through a really rough patch. Occasionally it’s a little shocking to hear someone say that they started listening when they were 12-years-old. (Laughs) They’ll be like, “Oh my God, you raised me!” (Laughs) But pretty much every day we’ll get these emails from people with these amazing experiences. It is really funny and endearing to hear the great effect it has on people. SL: However, not all of the feedback you get is positive, right? Kevin Allison: Of course, we get a lot of complaints about offending people. You know, we get a lot of email saying “Shame on you for having played this”. We’re always walking a tightrope because things that are politically incorrect or inexpertly or insensitively worded are kind of bound to pop up on the show here and there because we encourage people to speak so “uncensoredly”, you know, we don’t want people walking on eggshells, we want people being as unfiltered as they can be. So, occasionally, there are little brouhahas that pop up about that too because we do really want to be as compassionate as we can, as emotionally intelligent as we can about creating a show that is valuable to people rather than hurtful to people. So, we have to navigate that a lot as well. SL: You recently published the RISK! book, as well as a series of stories for Amazon, called This Can’t Be Happening, and with this and the ongoing live shows, what else do you want to accomplish with the show? Kevin Allison: Well, we would love to do another book. We would love to do more of the Amazon stuff and we’re starting to talk about film and TV. I can’t really speak specifically about all of that, but this year, at the very least, we’re entering into a lot of talks about that kind of stuff. I’ve always been apprehensive of taking on too much, because, I once had a lunch with Marc Maron. Marc was on the very first episode of RISK! in New York and then he was at the very first night that we ever did the show in Los Angeles. He’s always been a kind of friend of the show in a little bit of a mentoring sort of way. He said, “Whatever you do, if you do a book or you do TV stuff or whatever projects you might do, just make sure you keep the podcast – the audio podcast – going and keep it at the high quality that it always has been.” So that, I think, is the challenge looking forward because I do want to be tackling more. There’s a part of me creatively which just wants to be trying new things but at the same time, this show is very hard to produce. (Laughs) So, I want to make sure that we do it very mindfully. New episodes of RISK! air every Tuesday and can be found wherever you listen to podcasts. On Thursday, Kevin goes into the archives for RISK! Singles. You can follow the show on Twitter, and you can gain access to exclusive content and the full archive of shows by supporting RISK! on Patreon. The post Podcasts You Should Know: Taking Risks with Kevin Allison appeared first on Socialite Life......»»

Category: topSource: celebuzzFeb 6th, 2019

Ryan Reynolds Honors Burt Reynolds In The Funniest Way - HuffPost

HuffPostRyan Reynolds Honors Burt Reynolds In The Funniest WayHuffPostActor Ryan Reynolds paid funny tribute to Burt Reynolds on Thursday, reminding fans that the late action star inspired a 2015 promo for Ryan Reynolds' first “Deadpool” film. The younger Reynolds (no relation) added a punch line, too, of course. He did ...Photos: Burt Reynolds, an iconic actor with lifelong Florida tiesTampa Bay TimesBurt Reynolds: Hollywood star's 10 best loved films, from Smokey and the Bandit to Boogie Nights and DeliveranceThe IndependentYouTube HTML5 Video PlayerYouTubeall 264 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsSep 7th, 2018

Ryan Reynolds Serves Up Another Great Clap Back About Blake Lively Breakup Rumors

Last week, Ryan Reynolds had a super funny clap back at a report suggesting he and Blake Lively were having marital troubles – and he’s at it again! This time, a tweet read, “Ryan Reynolds (@vancityreynolds) joins Blake Lively and his mom on red carpet after shutting down split rumors.” Ryan responded to the tweet [...] Last week, Ryan Reynolds had a super funny clap back at a report suggesting he and Blake Lively were having marital troubles – and he’s at it again! This time, a tweet read, “Ryan Reynolds (@vancityreynolds) joins Blake Lively and his mom on red carpet after shutting down split rumors.” Ryan responded to the tweet with, “We’re never splitting. She’ll always be my mom. No matter how much jazz-cabbage she smokes with her rollerblading friends.” Gotta love Ryan‘s signature humor! If you missed it, read some of his funniest tweets about being a parent. We’re never splitting. She’ll always be my mom. No matter how much jazz-cabbage she smokes with her rollerblading friends. — Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) April 4, 2018.....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredApr 4th, 2018

Ryan Reynolds Announces End to Hugh Jackman "Feud"!

Ryan Reynolds and Hugh Jackman have called an official truce in their ongoing feud, which has been on and off for years and quite hilarious! Ryan announced the news on his Twitter account, and included a photo of them shaking hands. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Ryan Reynolds “Official truce with @realhughjackman! As [...] Ryan Reynolds and Hugh Jackman have called an official truce in their ongoing feud, which has been on and off for years and quite hilarious! Ryan announced the news on his Twitter account, and included a photo of them shaking hands. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Ryan Reynolds “Official truce with @realhughjackman! As a gesture of goodwill, I’m gonna make a beautiful ad for his company, Laughing Man Coffee. Can’t wait!,” Ryan posted on Twitter. If you don’t know, Hugh actually starting Laughing Man Coffee back in 2011 and there are several locations throughout New York City. Official truce with @realhughjackman! As a gesture of goodwill, I’m gonna make a beautiful ad for his company, Laughing Man Coffee. Can’t wait! pic.twitter.com/M91iBBydO7 — Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) January 31, 2019.....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredJan 31st, 2019

Anna Kendrick trolls Ryan Reynolds at 2018 Teen Choice Awards: 'In your face!' - USA TODAY

USA TODAYAnna Kendrick trolls Ryan Reynolds at 2018 Teen Choice Awards: 'In your face!'USA TODAYThe 'Pitch Perfect' star made sure to rub it in Ryan Reynolds' face that she won the Teen Choice Award for Choice Twit, AKA voters' favorite Twitter personality. Loading… Post to Facebook. Anna Kendrick trolls Ryan Reynolds at 2018 Teen Choice Awards: ...Anna Kendrick Taunts Ryan Reynolds After Beating Him at Teen Choice Awards: 'Stay in Your Lane'PEOPLE.comAnna Kendrick Trolls Ryan Reynolds While Accepting 2018 Teen Choice AwardE! OnlineAnna Kendrick Keeps Feud With Ryan Reynolds Alive at 2018 Teen Choice Awards: 'In Your Face!'Entertainment TonightTIME -Newsweek -Billboard -Hollywood Lifeall 53 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsAug 13th, 2018

Ryan Reynolds" Best Tweets of 2017 Deserve an Award

Ryan Reynolds is one of the funniest tweeters out there, and we’ve compiled a list of his 10 best tweets of 2017. The 41-year-old actor is very well known for his humorous tweets about being a dad and the perks that come with that full time job. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Ryan [...] Ryan Reynolds is one of the funniest tweeters out there, and we’ve compiled a list of his 10 best tweets of 2017. The 41-year-old actor is very well known for his humorous tweets about being a dad and the perks that come with that full time job. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Ryan Reynolds In addition, Ryan‘s had some really great viral tweets this year as well, including one particular one about his wife Blake Lively that had everyone talking! Click through the slideshow to see Ryan Reynolds’ 10 best tweets of 2017….....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredDec 3rd, 2017

Fans Lose Their Shit As Ryan Reynolds Shares The First Pic Of Josh Brolin As Cable From Deadpool 2!

Deadpool ends with a post-credits scene in which the titular antihero teases that longtime X-Men comic book fan favorite Cable would be joining him in the sequel. Spoiler alert? Well, whatever, too late now. With the exception of possibly casting Keira Knightley (we heard she wasn't even in the final three!), the Merc with the Mouth made [...] Deadpool ends with a post-credits scene in which the titular antihero teases that longtime X-Men comic book fan favorite Cable would be joining him in the sequel. Spoiler alert? Well, whatever, too late now. With the exception of possibly casting Keira Knightley (we heard she wasn't even in the final three!), the Merc with the Mouth made good on his promise. Related: Blake Lively Tells The Truth On Ryan Reynolds' Hilarious Tweets About Their Daughter! Ryan Reynolds shared the first look at Josh Brolin as the gruff, half-cyborg, time-traveling mutant from the future (he's actually the son of Cyclops and a clone of Jean Grey), and it is spectacular. First, Ryan gave us some head, tweeting: We all have that one, grumpy, heavily armed Uncle from the future. #PremiumCABLE #JoshBrolin pic.twitter.com/JV3yBIIPQH — Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) August 7, 2017 Followed by the money shot: DeadPool 2: Your premium #Cable provider. #DeadPool2 pic.twitter.com/LboS0iVDqZ — Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) August 7, 2017 And just like that, Twitter shot its nerd load all over the place! See some of the best, funniest, messiest reactions (below)! DEADPOOL 2's Cable and Domino look better than pretty much anything I've seen in any of the Singer X-MEN movies. — Scott Wampler™ (@ScottWamplerBMD) August 7, 2017 CABLE IM SCREAMING pic.twitter.com/DrXtvkO7ke — Jumah 🇵🇸 (@WokeMutant) August 7, 2017 Cable #Deadpool2 pic.twitter.com/gWBgNEqSlu — 🍟 (@Wonderx_Jo) August 7, 2017 My GODDAMN HEART!!! ❤❤❤❤ #CABLE IS HERE! #DEADPOOL2 pic.twitter.com/4piWPMGfGS — Phoenix Da Nerdette (@Da_Nerdette) August 7, 2017 Ok Josh looks awesome as #cable. Not bad not bad. They hit the mark pretty dang good #deadpool2 #JoshBrolin — Gridfix (@GridfixEngage) August 7, 2017 #Deadpool2 #Cable Josh Brolin looks like a million bucks! Thanks @VancityReynolds pic.twitter.com/90gDj1Nudv — Rahul Vithlani (@rv_casm) August 7, 2017 Get you a man that can do both. #Cable #Thanos pic.twitter.com/UBjgHHWxp2 — Geeks Of Color (@GeeksOfColor) August 7, 2017 If Deadpool references Cable being Thanos I don't know what I'll do. — Chaotic Good (@SageTerrence) August 7, 2017 Even Cable creator Rob Liefeld was happy with the result! Thank you @20thcenturyfox Let's give credit where it's DUE!! #Cable #Deadpool #xforce #ryanreynolds #joshbrolin pic.twitter.com/mnqdo4ik00 — robertliefeld (@robertliefeld) August 7, 2017 In case you missed it, RyRey gave us our first look at other new addition to the Deadpool team, Zazie Beetz' Domino, last week. Some people just know how to work a red carpet. #Domino #DeadPool2 pic.twitter.com/llCc8JfKT6 — Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) July 31, 2017 What do YOU think of Deadpool's new friends?? [Image via 20th Century Fox/Twitter.].....»»

Category: topSource: tmzAug 7th, 2017

Anna Kendrick Taunts Ryan Reynolds After Beating Him at Teen Choice Awards: 'Stay in Your Lane' - PEOPLE.com

PEOPLE.comAnna Kendrick Taunts Ryan Reynolds After Beating Him at Teen Choice Awards: 'Stay in Your Lane'PEOPLE.comAnna Kendrick is proud of her latest award — and wants Ryan Reynolds to know it. When Kendrick took home the 2018 Teen Choice Award for choice twit — or favorite Twitter personality — on Sunday night, the 33-year-old addressed Reynolds, 41, who was ...Anna Kendrick Trolls Ryan Reynolds While Accepting 2018 Teen Choice AwardE! OnlineAnna Kendrick Keeps Feud With Ryan Reynolds Alive at 2018 Teen Choice Awards: 'In Your Face!'Entertainment TonightAnna Kendrick Calls Out Ryan Reynolds At Teen Choice Awards After Beating Him For Best TwitterHollywood LifeBustle -POPSUGARall 32 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsAug 13th, 2018

Ryan Reynolds Films an Expensive Car Chase Scene for "Six Underground" in Italy!

Ryan Reynolds is on the move! The 41-year-old actor was seen filming the upcoming Michael Bay-directed Six Underground on Tuesday (September 18) in Florence, Italy. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Ryan Reynolds This is the first time Ryan and Michael will work with Netflix on an upcoming production. Ryan was seen zipping through [...] Ryan Reynolds is on the move! The 41-year-old actor was seen filming the upcoming Michael Bay-directed Six Underground on Tuesday (September 18) in Florence, Italy. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Ryan Reynolds This is the first time Ryan and Michael will work with Netflix on an upcoming production. Ryan was seen zipping through a busy plaza in a lime green Alfa Romeo Guilia with tires screeching and people jumping out of the way. The film has a reported budget of $150 million, which will make it the most expensive Netflix original movie ever! Plot details are still under wraps, but it all looks very exciting so far!.....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredSep 18th, 2018