Police were called to a science fiction convention after an argument between two rival groups of fans.
Trouble flared at the fourth Norwich Sci-Fi and Film Convention at the University of East Anglia, organised by Norwich Star Wars Club.
Police were called after members of the rival Norwich Sci-Fi club arrived to get autographs from two Doctor Who actors at the event on Sunday.
Norfolk Police confirmed officers attended and spoke to both parties.
A spokesman said they had been called to reports of a man being assaulted at the convention.
"After a lengthy investigation, talking to witnesses and reviewing good CCTV footage, it was confirmed that there was no assault," the spokesman said.
"The two rival groups were spoken to and advised to keep out of each other's way."
Jim Poole, treasurer of Norwich Sci-Fi Club, said there was a history of rivalry and disputes between the two clubs, which both hold their own conventions in the city.
He said he had attended Sunday's event with another club member to get the autographs of actors Graham Cole and Jeremy Bulloch for a Doctor Who diary to be auctioned for charity.
Mr Poole said he was wearing a club top and his fellow member was dressed as the fifth Doctor, as played by Peter Davison.
Jim Poole of Norwich Sci Fi Club Jim Poole said there was a history of disputes between the clubs
He said once inside the hall, he received verbal abuse from a member of the rival club and called the police.
'Sad and pathetic'
"I was put in a police car. We were both interviewed by the police and told to stay away from each other," he said.
Mr Poole said two other members of his club, one dressed as the 10th Doctor and the other as Judge Dredd, had waited outside the venue.
"This wasn't a fight between Star Wars fans and Doctor Who fans with lightsabers and sonic screwdrivers drawn," he said.
"It's a bit sad and pathetic. We're all in the same boat. We're not in competition.
"We'd like to extend the hand of friendship."
Mr Poole said his club was considering having uniformed security guards at its own Norwich Sci-Fi Convention in September in case of further trouble.
Dominic Warner, secretary of Norwich Star Wars Club, said: "It's been blown up as if it was a fight. There was no fighting."
He acknowledged there had been disputes between club members in the past, but said: "There is no bad feeling between the two clubs. We have never interfered with them.
"It does sound comical. People that dress up in costume are labelled geeks and some people laugh at us, and this just makes it even more so."
He said the two clubs were having discussions about a meeting to resolve their differences.
She later apologized on her Twitter: "I'm embarrassed and deeply sorry. I wish I'd had more time to learn the American anthem. Thanks so much for the crowd's help! #memorialcup"
Pregnancy rumors be damned, Beyonce wore a slew of form-fitting outfits during her tour stop in Milan last night.
Bey has thus far neither confirmed nor denied the rumors, only attacking the press with an Instagram post where she called her fans "low life people" that she quickly deleted. Multiple outlets say they have confirmed Mrs. Carter is pregnant with baby #2, and many point to the fact she canceled a show last week ... citing good ol' "dehydration and exhaustion."
When we asked yesterday, 81% of you said you thought Beyonce was preggers. After looking at these pics, we ask again ...
Is Beyonce Pregnant?
Several gossip websites are reporting that arch Teen Mom rivals Farrah Abraham and Jenelle Evans are going to star in a Big Brother-like TV show for MTV.
“The special would focus on dissecting and repairing the relationships between the reality stars and their mothers. The Teen Moms’ children would be on the premises during filming, but they wouldn’t be featured on the special,” RadarOnline reports.
But, RumorFix can tell you those rumors are false!
Farrah’s publicist tells RumorFix the 21-year-old was approached for the special, but she turned it down. She, however, is working on her own undisclosed show.
Farrah, who currently stars in a porn video, tells RumorFix exclusively, “I am my own person and I have a great relationship with my mom. Jenelle isn’t a mom — she doesn’t even see her child. I’m focused on business not drama — and being a wonderful mother.”
With its huge cast of 20+ characters, "Inherent Vice" is shaping up to be PTA's most star-studded effort since "Magnolia" back in 1999. After that film, PTA's ensembles began to feature a few stars at the center supported by less recognizable faces, eschewing his '90s ensemble of players for performers who could lend his films a more grounded realism. (PDL: Sandler + Watson, TWBB: Day-Lewis + Dano, The Master: Phoenix + Hoffman + Adams.) But after three features in that mode, his latest appears to be another left turn, with star after star joining the project. Let's run down the cast so far: Joaquin Phoenix, Owen Wilson, Benicio Del Toro, Reese Witherspoon, Jena Malone, Martin Short and Kevin O'Connor. Though its likely the remainder of the roles have been locked for weeks, PTA and co. have been keeping any official announcements completely under wraps. So in lieu of a press release, we've had to do a little digging and come back with some pretty huge news.
We first heard the whispers online and have now gotten word from a source close to production that Sean Penn may be joining the film in an as-yet-undisclosed role. If we were to take a guess, we'd say it's likely Penn is being targeted for Adrian Prussia, a powerful loan shark known to get violent when not compensated properly. This is especially exciting news for those longtime C&RV readers who will remember that Penn was originally supposed to play the role of Dean Trumbell in "Punch-Drunk Love" with Philip Seymour Hoffman and John C. Reilly originally slated to play two of the brothers. But Penn was forced to drop out of the film, Hoffman took the role and a PTA-Penn collaboration had to be put on hold for a decade.
Chris Brown is calling on an angel for his new single, “They Don’t Know.” The R&B; superstar has announced that Aaliyah will be featured on the follow-up to “Fine China.”
The song contains never-before-heard vocals from the late singer. “I got something special for my fans. It’s called ‘They Don’t Know,’” Chris told reporters at the BET Awards 2013 press conference on Tuesday. “All new stuff that’s never been heard before.”
He shot a video for the song in L.A. over the weekend. “I shot it in the ‘hood. I went to 60th Street and Cedar Block,” he said, while explaining the concept.
“[I'm] bringing both worlds together and trying to uplift the poverty side of the community and show them where I’m from. I’m from Virginia, but everybody comes from a broken home or being broke—I remember when I was.”
“They Don’t Know” will appear on Chris’ sixth album X, due July 16. In addition to Aaliyah, the guest list includes Nicki Minaj and Kendrick Lamar, plus production from Timbaland, Polow Da Don, Danja, Pharrell, and Drumma Boy.
Listen to a snippet of the song from the video set here
The 35-year-old English actor was spotted in New York City shooting scenes for the crime drama set in the 1970s. The film by director David O. Russell has an all-star cast that includes Jennifer Lawrence, Amy Adams, Robert DeNiro, Bradley Cooper and Jeremy Renner.
Bale portrays con artist Melvin Weinberg who was hired by the FBI to help run the sting operation. He and his partner, portrayed by Adams, are forced to work with the feds (Cooper) in tracking down other cons, mobsters and corrupt politicians. The filming on Saturday also included Renner, who plays the corrupt and volatile mayor of Camden, New Jersey.
American Hustle is scheduled for limited release in the US on December 13 before it moves nationwide on December 25.
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January Jones, out of the pearls and sweater sets she wears as Betty Draper Francis on “Mad Men,” as herself at the NoMad hotel.
It isn’t easy to coax a smile out of January Jones. Perched on a velveteen banquette at the NoMad hotel in the Flatiron district recently, Ms. Jones didn’t engage in the dithery banter that in Hollywood passes for charm.
What she offered instead was a credible impersonation of Betty Draper Francis, the sweet and sullen character she plays in “Mad Men,” the role that has turned her into an emblem of glamour as wintry as her name.
She was dressed down in a T-shirt, hoodie and fashionably shredded MiH jeans. But easygoing as she appeared, you could be forgiven for confusing Ms. Jones with her starchy alter ego, the immaculate Hitchcock blonde married early in the series to the philandering Don Draper, then to Henry Francis, the small-town politician who rescues her from a life of lies.
Certainly, viewers seem perplexed. They conflate the actress with her role, argues Natasha Vargas-Cooper, a pop-culture historian and the author of “Mad Men Unbuttoned: A Romp Through 1960s America” — maybe because of the intimacy of TV. “She is in our living rooms,” Ms. Vargas-Cooper said in a telephone interview, “and that just brings up a lot of unsettling feelings.”
Indeed, viewers tend to ascribe to Ms. Jones the chilly detachment, questionable judgment and unsteady nerves that haunt and define Betty Francis. And Ms. Jones seems in no hurry to set them straight.
At 35, she is not much inclined to draw back curtains on a private life that seems by turns hermetic and crazily exposed. In recent months she made waves, not for her roles (she plays Emma Frost, a scantily clad telepath in “X-Men First Class”) but for a string of romances that have scandalized her critics, providing steady fodder for tabloids and blogs.
At an Oscars party earlier this year, Ms. Jones was seen in the company of the actor Liam Hemsworth, who was engaged to Miley Cyrus, America’s on-again-off-again sweetheart. She has been linked as well with Matthew Vaughn, her “X-Men” director, who is married to the model Claudia Schiffer, and Noah Miller, the director of her latest film, “Sweetwater,” a Western. The celebrity press has branded her as a coldblooded temptress, a homewrecker. Brian Moylan called her “a human ice luge” on Gawker.
In person Ms. Jones did little to counter these impressions. She shook a reporter’s hand wanly. In conversation, she studiously averted her eyes. Nor would she dish about her off-screen romances. “I’m not trying to sell myself,” Ms. Jones said matter-of-factly. “I wouldn’t know how.”
Actually, “she’s a little bit shy,” said Matthew Weiner, the creator of “Mad Men.” Yet this reticence, if that’s what it is, has succeeded in turning Ms. Jones, and her character, into objects of redoubled scrutiny. Though Betty has appeared only occasionally on “Mad Men” this season, she remains arguably the series’ most polarizing figure. Some see her as a victim, deserving of empathy; others as a dolled-up variation on an American archetype, the uptight suburban matron.
“That was the fear for me,” Ms. Jones said, “that we’d be in the third season, and you’d hate the character.”
Ms. Jones regards Betty with compassion. “She is really searching for something, but doesn’t know herself well enough to know what might make her happy,” she said. If Betty seems unmoored, “that’s because she is a little girl, an orphan,” Ms. Jones said. “She has a childlike emotional response to things. You have to treat that very, very tenderly.”
Audiences have on the whole been less kind, some viewers dubbing her “fat Betty,” “selfish Betty” or “weird Betty” for her morose attitude and flinty behavior with her children, especially her adolescent daughter, Sally, toward whom she seems to harbor an unseemly mix of competitiveness and rage.
In the season’s April premiere, Betty seemed to try a form of deranged foreplay, telling her husband she would happily help him rape a young houseguest, Sandy, slumbering peacefully in the next room.
“Betty has a sick sense of humor,” Ms. Jones said. “People need to realize that in that scene, Betty is just basically trying to make Henry blush. “
Nonetheless, the character’s tease, or taunt, prompted Amy Sullivan, a correspondent for National Journal, to dismiss Betty in a post on theatlantic.com as “a spoiled yet desperately sad adolescent with a few misfiring synapses.”
But such barbs are mild compared with the scorn heaped on Ms. Jones herself by the gossip industry. “Her treatment is totally unfair,” Ms. Vargas-Cooper said. But she thinks she understands it: Betty, and by extension Ms. Jones, “represents the frosty girl in high school who inspired rage because she’s just untouched,” she said. “Nothing seems to affect her. She is the popular girl who devastates lives.” Unlike Betty, Ms. Jones, has demonstrated a fierce independence, as single mother to Xander, her 20-month-old son, whose father she has steadfastly refused to name. Was it the actor Michael Fassbender, as has been speculated? Or is it Mr. Vaughn?
“That’s my son’s business,” she said. “It’s not the public’s business.”
Fans might relate better to her if she did discuss her private life, but the prospect seems not to interest her. “Jack Nicholson once told me: ‘You should never give your personal life away, otherwise people will pick you apart. They’ll never believe in your character.’ ”
Critics have disparaged her as stilted and affectless on “Saturday Night Live” last fall. But Mr. Weiner cast her, he said, “because she was the best actress I saw for that part. If people think she’s Betty, it’s because she is that good.”
While consistently guarded, Ms. Jones can be self-mocking. “Women should have lots of secrets,” she said, a rare gleam of mischief in her eye. “It’s our right to have secrets. Otherwise, what would we write in our memoirs?”
She is forthcoming, though, about her appearance, which she has refined, she said, to counter Betty’s girdled period image. “Most of my choices are my ultramodern and very thought-out,” she said.
On the red carpet, meanwhile, “I want to do things that are shocking.” Critics dismissed the stiffly bibbed Prabal Gurung gown she wore to the Screen Actors Guild Awards in January, but “I wanted to go extreme in hair and makeup, like a Bowie character, maybe,” Ms. Jones said. “I thought that might be a little confusing, which I like.”
She accented the trim black Chanel dress she wore last week to the gala for the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art with messily coiled hair and masklike eyes, prompting self-appointed red carpet pundits to quip that she looked like Batman, or worse, like the white swan’s evil double.
So what? “Those people don’t have degrees in fashion,” Ms. Jones said. “Why would I care what they say?”
Yes, she can be thorny. But in the show’s sixth and penultimate season, her character has softened a bit, standing by her man as he vaults up the political ladder. She has yet to pursue a career herself, however, other than an abortive attempt to return to modeling. Though Betty is seen on the show reading “The Feminine Mystique,” Ms. Jones said, she “would rather read fashion magazines, detective fiction, romance novels. She reads for escape. She wants to be informed — she is married to a politician. But I don’t think she wants to be that aware of the times.”
Ms. Jones herself reads ravenously, up to three books a week, most recently the Patrick Melrose cycle of novels, whose protagonist seems in a hurry to kill himself with drugs and drink. The books affected her dreams, she said, “and my dreams affect how my day goes. I’d say for a time they darkened my outlook.”
In many respects she is still the girl from Sioux Falls, S.D., who ventured to New York to make a name for herself but hung on all the while to a stern Midwestern pragmatism. She is frugal. “I wasn’t brought up with money,” she said. “I don’t think I’d spend more than $150 on a shirt.” She is orderly. “I’m almost O.C.D.,” she said. “You will never find a piece of clothing on my floor. I can’t relax if I’m sitting in a mess.” She has passed that fastidiousness to her son. “His first word was ‘Mama,’ ” she said. “His second was ‘back,’ ‘cause I keeping saying, ‘Put it back.’ ”
She was a straight-A student. “But in high school, I started bucking the system,” she said. “I didn’t understand why I had to learn the periodic table.”
And her recalcitrance seems not to have mellowed over the years. Ms. Jones is inclined to question most everything, from the chicken fingers she is served at lunch (“not what I expected,” she remarked with a faint curl of her lip) to conventional child-rearing practices.
Deliberately provocative, she has confided in interviews that after giving birth to her son, she ate his placenta. “It was like taking a vitamin blended into a smoothie,” she said unabashedly, explaining that the practice is a common folk remedy against postpartum blues. Maybe she shouldn’t have been so candid, Ms. Jones said, adding with pinch of sarcasm: “I’m a mammal. I nursed. I did all kinds of weird stuff.”
Earth-mother stuff, that is, that her character would scarcely have contemplated. Betty, as the series winds to a close next year, may never learn to embrace the unfettered joys of motherhood. Certainly, Ms. Jones suggested, life’s fundamental pleasures will continue to elude her.
As perhaps they should. “God forbid Betty becomes very happy,” she said. “Because then I’ll be bored stiff.”
Welkome to the Kween Kourtney Kardashian Fashian Mega-Post. Inside you fill find photos of kute klothing the superior sister has rocked throughout the last few weeks, with appearances by Mason, Lord Disick, and Kim aka The Sister Who is Not Khloe. Enjoy!
Kween Kourtney Kardashian looked kute and kasual for a bit of errand running the other day. Here she is wearing a Rails shirt, Rue jeans, Balenciaga flats, and Dita sunglasses.
Although her post-baby style had been a bit off point lately, Kourtney proves she's back and better than ever with this super chic outfit that blends a simple Monrow t-shirt, Dita sunglasses and Finders Keepers shorts from DASH, with upscale Stuart Weitzman gladiator sandals and a vintage Chanel fanny pack. I love how she mixes the higher and lower, and this outfit really suits her small frame.
The Kardashians recently spent some time in Greece for a vacation, giving the goddess Kourtney reason to show of her svelte physique in sassy swimwear and sexy sarongs. Here she is wearing a black Vix bikini with a Leigh and Luca sarong.
In these photos Kourtney is wearing a Zimmerman swimsuit and a Leigh and Luca sarong. Grecian goddess, tbh.
My kween kontinued her kurrent reign of kutness in Greece pairing this a Johnny Was dress with a Eugenia Kim headband from DASH, Pucci sandals, and a Celine bag. Talk about boho beautiful!
And speaking of boho bold, this outfit exemplifies Kourtney's style to a "T". For dinner with the fam in Santorini, Kourtney chose a For Love of Lemons dress from DASH, Stella McCartney sandals, and a vintage necklace worn on her head.
For a fun day of sight seeing in Santorini, Kourtney wore a Love Sam top (DASH), Siwy denim shorts (DASH), Fendi rubber sandals, Tom Ford sunglasses, and a Celine bag. (Look at those blue skies, omg I am jealous)
The next day she rocked a similar style sporting a T-Bags crochet cover-up from DASH, a Roseanna dark green bikini with fringe, Fendi rubber sandals, Tom Ford sunglasses, and a Celine bag.
Being the saint she is, Kourtney was kind enough to allow her sister, The Other One That's Not Khloe, to tag along for a beautiful boat ride in Mykonos. Here my Kween is wearing a Kelly Wearstler denim shirt, Nightcap crochet pants from DASH, Fendi rubber sandals, and a Samantha Wills necklace as headpiece (klearly she is trying to start a new trend with this necklace as a headpiece business).
For a fun evening out with her man, Kourtney went kute and kasual in a MLLE denim jumpsuit, Manolo Blahnik pumps, and a Hermes bag. Scott wore his scruff, which is hands down the best accessory he has ever chosen (aside from Kourtney, of kourse).
The superior Kardashian also got dolled up for the recent E! Upfront event. For the occassion she chose a Mlle dress, Manolo Blahnik pumps, a Yves Saint Laurent clutch, and a Cuyana necklace. I'm not really loving this length on her, but I do love the nude pumps and the kut fits her kurves really well.
Some other photos Kourtney added to her blog this week inklude this cover for Fabulous magazine featuring my Kween, Glamazon Khloe and the other one no one curr 'bout.
Kourtney is also featured in Ireland's "Stellar" magazine this month. She was shot by Ellen Von Unwerth (on of my absolute favorites!) and looks stunning in her spread. (And if anyone could perhaps make me an icon out of either of the two pics below I would love you forever thank you!)
The Kalabasas Kween also posted this photo of Lord Disick hanging out with his favorite person in the universe (and ours as well, am I right?) Kris. On the bright side, Disick looks super dapper and appears to be something out of a lost F. Scott Fitzgerald novel.
And here's a random photo of Kourtney on a boat, looking beautiful, radiant, perfekt, etc.,
This konkludes your Kourtney Kardashian Fashian Meg-Post. I hope that you have enjoyed the klothing of the kutest Kardashian, aka Sister Superior aka the Kween of Kalabasas.
JK Rowling's Annotated Copy Of First Harry Potter Novel Up For Auction - With invaluable handwritten notes!
The novel that changed the lives of stars such as JK Rowling, Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson is up for sale in its most original form.
Harry Potter and the Philospher's Stone, published in 1997, is having its First Edition re-released in the name of charity, complete with Rowling's own hand-written notes.
It also includes 22 illustrations of its scenes and characters, and is all on one of only 500 First Edition prints.
It's just one of 51 titles that have been annotated by their authors in aid of English PEN at Sotherby's in London on Tuesday. Roald Dahl's Matilda and Phillip Pullman's Northern Lights are also on offer, according to Mail Online.
Annotations in Philosopher's Stone include: "Perhaps Hufflepuff house would have the respect it deserves from fans if I'd stayed with my original idea of a bear to represent it?"
She also reveals: "I wrote the book ... in snatched hours, in clattering cafes or in the dead of night. For me, the story of how I wrote Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone is written invisibly on every page, legible only to me."
The book series took off in the late 90s and early 00s, spanning seven books altogether and then eight films.
Daniel Radcliffe played the titular character, with Rupert Grint as Ron Weasley and Emma Watson as Hermione Granger.
The novels have sold more than 400 million copies worldwide.
Does Lindsay Lohan's Mean Girls costar Jonathan Bennett (aka Aaron Samuels) want her to go to jail?!
We're not sure, but his shirt does!
The "tell him his hair looks sexy pushed back" actor stopped by PAR-La by DiLascia in West Hollywood Thursday, trying on a gray T-shirt with "Go to Jail Lindsay" written on it.
Designer Patrick DiLascia told E! News after posting the pic to his Facebook page: "We had the tee in the window at our flagship store in West Hollywood [Par-La by DiLascia on Santa Monica Boulevard]. Jonathan saw it in the window and ran in and said he had to have it!"
Ouch! But seems right in keeping with that ol' Mean Girls spirit.
Do you think Jonathan is going too far wearing this tee? Let us know in the comments.
He’s the King of Youtube. He made the entire world go Gangnam Style. He’s a Gentleman. Now PSY is your 2013 MMVA co-host! In addition to his co-hosting duties, PSY will also be performing at the 2013 MMVAs in addition to previously announced performer Demi Lovato on Sunday, June 16.
Holding Guinness World Records for Most Viewed and Most Liked video online for his breakout hit Gangnam Style, PSY was an overnight success that was years in the making. After becoming a household name in his native South Korea, PSY took the world by storm with his catchy breakout single Gangnam Style and it’s subsequent horse-riding dance.
After signing with Scooter Braun’s Schoolboy Records, which represents past MMVAs performers Justin Bieber and Carly Rae Jepsen, PSY is poised to once again take over the charts with his latest single, Gentleman.
Psy joins a long list of impressive MMVA co-hosts, starting with The Jonas Brothers in 2009 and continuing with Miley Cyrus, Selena Gomez and LMFAO in 2012.
Watch PSY co-host the 2013 MMVAs and perform alongside Demi Lovato on Sunday, June 16.
Vivid Entertainment, the porn studio behind the release of Farrah Superstar: Backdoor Teen Mom, has put the bedazzled two-piece up for bids on eBay.
Opening price? A modest $500!
The hilarious listing advertises the Poolside Collection bikini as "used" ... and TMZ reports that you can take that literally. As in it hasn't been washed since.
You may now vomit on cue.
In fact, the piece of swimwear from the infamous bikini photo above shows "overt signs of wear, including fake tan stains and glitter from body lotion."
But, as the listing notes, that just adds to its authenticity.
You could buy a new one for much less, but without the aura. Bid now and you can own "Farrah's bikini ... straight off Farrah's body and into your hands."
So if you have an extra $500 on hand, and can free your hands from other activities involving the Farrah Abraham sex tape, um, go on over to eBay.
Sorry, that was just too easy.
By PHILIP RECCHIA
After 4 1/2 years behind bars, battling weight gain and depression, O.J. Simpson is hopeful freedom is just around the corner. In a series of exclusive jailhouse conversations, including a 30-minute video chat last week, an upbeat Juice told a Post source he was cautiously optimistic and ready to start a new life on the outside. In a move sure to infuriate the families of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman, whom Simpson was acquitted of killing after a spectacular trial, that new life will include a planned college speaking tour to earn money.The tour will address both the murder case and the 2008 conviction for kidnapping and armed robbery of a sports-memorabilia dealer, a decision Simpson blames on racism. “I feel like I’m back in the ’50s — a black man in a white justice system,” he said of the Nevada jury. “I looked into their eyes and I knew they would convict me.”
Last week, the NFL Hall-of-Famer and onetime actor held up his shackles during a video phone call from the Clark County Detention Center in Las Vegas. “I don’t like this vibe. I feel like I’m back on ‘Roots’!” he told The Post source. As early as tomorrow, Judge Linda Marie Bell could overturn Simpson’s conviction for attacking a memorabilia dealer and order a retrial, or even set him free with credit for time already served. “I like Judge Bell. She’s not trying to be a movie star,” Simpson said, in a dig at Judge Jackie Glass, who sentenced him to up to 33 years in prison after his 2008 trial and then went on to host the syndicated TV show “Swift Justice.”
“She [Bell] is straightforward business, so I feel I’ll get a fair shake.”
Life behind bars
Friends say that since being tossed into Lovelock Correctional Center near Reno, Simpson, now 65, has turned to anger management, religious texts, fantasy football and two “odd couple” cellmates to deal with despair, racial tensions and tabloid rumors. He fumed at the storm surrounding the memoir, “If I Did It: Confessions of a Killer,” which sparked a huge uproar in 2006, prompting publisher Regan Books to ax the project before publication. “I didn’t write that damn book. I was just paid not to dispute it,” Simpson told The Post source.
During the first two months of his incarceration, inmate No. 1027820 was segregated from other prisoners as a safety precaution. “That period really depressed O.J.,” attorney Craig Brand, who visited Lovelock on several occasions — and will represent Simpson going forward — told The Post. “He was shell-shocked and went through all the classic grieving stages.” When Simpson was moved to an 80-square-foot cell in the general population, things didn’t get much better. In April 2009, his younger sister, Carmelita, died, leaving him distraught about being unable to attend her funeral. Equally disturbing was his bigoted bunkmate.“The guy’s a white supremacist,” Simpson’s daughter, Arnelle, griped to a Post spy at the time.
But within months, the former NFL superstar had turned things around, becoming pals with his bunky. Their relationship hit a high note after the cellmate began poring over legal documents from Simpson’s 2008 case — alerting the double-murder acquitee to trial errors that could be the key to gaining his freedom. “It was the white supremacist who first pointed out to O.J. that Yale Galanter had done him wrong,” Simpson’s longtime promoter, Norman Pardo, told The Post.
Galanter was fired by Simpson last year after representing him for 12 years. Among the allegations in last week’s hearing are that the attorney’s incompetence and conflicts of interest made it impossible for Simpson to get a fair shake in his 2008 trial.
Girth is ‘all muscle’
Meanwhile, Simpson has been stewing about last week’s media reports mocking his girth.“I gained weight eating all those beans, but just because I can’t get enough fruits and vegetables,” he said. “My family’s been bugging me to stop with the beans.” Those beans would be the baked variety — with pork — and Simpson buys them canned at the commissary at Lovelock. His bean binge is part of a bodybuilding regimen in which he loads up on the protein- and carb-rich dish and works out vigorously to convert fat into muscle. “If you ask O.J., he’ll tell you it’s all muscle,” said the source.“Look at his arms — they’re ripped.” One of the bright spots of Simpson’s early days in prison was a TV in his cell, which is anything but standard-issue.
His friends and relatives took up a collection to buy him one at the commissary. He’s been able to follow his former football teams, the USC Trojans and the Buffalo Bills, along with such professional wrestling fare as “WWE Superstars.” Simpson’s TV would also help further the affection of fellow inmates. In February, he held a Super Bowl bash in his cell and a slew of them crammed in to catch the game. “He’s like the Godfather of the prison,” said Pardo. He’s also taken on the role of coach on Lovelock’s recreational baseball team.
To help find spiritual strength, Simpson prays every night like his late mother, Eunice — whose photos were among the artifacts he was out to retrieve during the Vegas heist — taught him. “O.J. got into the Bible as well,” Brand said. “He’s looking for answers.” Answers beyond those found in Christianity, added Pardo: “O.J.’s also been reading the Koran. Certain parts fit him better than Bible teachings.”
Back in the game
Simpson has grown closer to his four children. He calls Arnele and Jason, his children with Marguerite Whitley, and Sidney and Justin, his kids with Nicole Brown, at least once a week, and they visit him as well. Simpson’s main concern is that they’re able to live normal lives. “I want to keep them out of this circus, so I’m happy they’re not here,” he told the source. “I don’t want them being attacked by the media.” Pardo and wife Jill Mitchell have also remained supportive of Simpson, mailing him at least 300 pages of fantasy-football stats from various Web sites every season. “I’m a fantasy-football fanatic,” Simpson told Pardo. To the point of obsession.
Last year, after Mitchell mailed him photos of wildlife on the couple’s Clarkston, Mich., estate, Simpson called and said, “If anyone wants to send me anything, send fantasy-football magazines!” As soon as he gets his printouts, fellow inmates gather around him in the yard hoping to scrounge players for their own rosters. They bet small prison rewards such as food.“But O.J. is by far best in the league,” said Pardo. “He knows a number of the pros personally and watches as many of the games as he can on TV.” Pardo — who promoted him at a series of hip-hop events from 2001 through 2005 — could be a key to Simpson’s future as a free man. “O.J. will join me on tour, though this time only to college campuses,” said Pardo, whose multimedia presentation lays out “the other side of the story” about Nicole Brown Simpson and Rob Goldman’s 1994 slayings in Brentwood, Calif.
“I’m excited,” O.J., who first addressed college students at Oxford University in 1996, told the source. “It’ll be a good opportunity for kids to hear about my case firsthand. “I mean, they teach the ‘Trial of the Century’ in school, so who better to talk about it than me?”Simpson could rake in upwards of $1,000 per appearance, said Pardo. In preparation for the “O.J. Simpson Road Show,” Pardo recently bought a $105,000 luxury bus to roll onto campuses throughout the East Coast, starting with Fairmont State University in West Virginia. Simpson told the source that before embarking on a tour, he’d settle in at a friend’s condo in Miami Beach — and change his eating habits radically. “I’m going on a fruit-and-vegetable diet,” he said. “But I also want a big ol’ ribeye steak. And a glass of Jack Daniel’s on the rocks.”
Book 4 of The Legend of Korra Currently in Production Along with Book 2 and Book 3
A few weeks ago, we received an update from the voice actors confirming that voice work for The Legend of Korra was still underway. We weren’t really told whether or not they were working on Book 3 of Book 4, but I speculated that work on Book 4 could very well be underway. Of course this was just another one of my baseless assumptions, but assumptions are all we can really go off of as long as Nickelodeon decides to keep everything under wraps. Surprisingly, it turns out that my assumption was correct.
According to Bryan Konietzko’s latest Tumblr Post , Book 4 is currently in production. But that doesn’t mean Book 3 is almost complete. Mike and Bryan are currently working on Books 2, 3 and 4 simultaneously, but they are all in different stages of production.
Storyboard Art from Book 3 of The Legend of Korra Depicts Asami Sato
Forget Book 2 – Bryan Konietzko has already shifted some of his attention over to Book 3. After releasing numerous screen shots and story board art pieces from Book 2, Konietzko used Tumblr today to release story board art from Book 3. It simply amazes me how despite the fact that we’ve hardly seen a glimpse of Book 2, Mike and Bryan are already so far along in the season after. The story board art depicts a picture of Asami Sato holding some kind of rod-like object in her left hand. *All the boys laugh uncontrollably* Real mature, guys.
The story board art doesn’t give very much away in terms of the plot, but it does give us some detail on the current production status of Book 3.
It looks like production of Book 3 has shifted into the animation stage, which generally tends to take the longest. That means voice work on Book 3 is likely complete, leaving the voice actors to begin work on Book 4 whenever the script is ready.
We can’t really confirm whether or not Book 4’s script is ready yet, but since the voice actors were recently spotted “reKorrading”, it is possible that voice work on Book 4 has already begun.
‘Legend of Korra’ Season 2 Release Date: Nickelodeon Unveils New Clip, Hints At Launch
The "Legend Of Korra" season 2 release date may be coming much sooner than originally suspected. Nickelodeon, the cable channel that broadcasts the animated series, recently showed a short clip of the new show to a small group of fans and journalists. The teaser clip of the "Legend Of Korra" revealed several new themes set to be introduced to the series. Although Nickelodeon isn't commenting on details surrounding the series, the broadcast company made it clear at a recent convention that the official "Legend of Korra" season 2 release date will occur "later this year."
The "Legend Of Korra" season 2 release date was originally suspected to occur before the end of May, but as time continues to pass, the possibility of it airing before the end of the month seems less likely. IGN reporter Eric Goldman was recently shown a short clip from the series, and here's exactly how he described it:
"The sequence we saw found Korra battling one of these spirits, initially just seen as dark tentacles, surrounded by a purple energy, coming out of the ground on a hillside. Korra asks, "Spirit, why are you so angry? What have we done to offend you?", only for the tentacles to violently knock her aside, as they do to anyone else who attempts to help her, including Tenzin and an adult, male Water Tribe member I didn't recognize at a glance.
Then, the full octopus-like creature rises out of the ground, and begins moving down the hill, utlimately crashing through a fence into a carnival being held, as Korra pursues it. On the offense, Korra shoots the creature with fireballs and begins to get the upper hand, but she is suddenly grabbed by one of its tentacles, and smashed down into the ground. And... we cut to black, for now."
The "Legend Of Korra" season 2 clip that was recently shown at a Nickelodeon press conference was apparently unfinished, which is why it's still currently unavailable to the public. The newest clip of the "Legend of Korra" is only the second clip that's known of. The first "Legend Of Korra" season 2 clip was revealed at San Diego Comic-Con 2012. Although clips and artwork are already circulating the Internet, it's clear that there will be plenty of surprises in the second season of "Legend Of Korra."
Details about the second season of "Legend Of Korra" has been guarded closely by its writers and everyone else working on the project. Fans of the show have known for a long time that the series runs in groups of 12-14 episodes called "books" that each tell a standalone story. In the "Legend Of Korra" season two, there will be 14 different episodes, and the overarching theme of the series will be based on "spirits." Aside from small details surrounding the series, almost no information is available about the the upcoming storyline.
Although Nickelodeon has finally admitted that the show is coming before the end of the year, it's still unclear exactly how soon it will be out. Our friends over at avatarthelegendofkorraonline.com recently noted how easily it is to get wrapped up in the wild rumors being thrown around on various comment boards and blogging sites.
"Whether these rumors are sprouting from Wikipedia, Tumblr or even Comment Boards is not really a concern. What is a concern, however, is that most of the Avatar Community seems to be running with whatever release date their eyes fall on," reports avatarthelegendofkorraonline.com. "As of right now, there is no set release date for Book 2. Anyone who tells you otherwise is lying. If you're a part of the Avatar Community on Tumblr, you're probably right about ready to slap yourself since you've likely been misled so many times."
In a similar fashion, we can only suggest that you consume your "Legend of Korra" season 2 rumors with a huge grain of salt. Unless the information is coming directly from someone working at Nickolodeon, it's hard to trust the rumors as credible. The one reassuring thing about the wild "Legend Of Korra" season 2 rumors flying around the Internet, however, is that a sound engineer from the show recently posted about the series on his personal Tumblr page.
Sound engineer Aran Tanchum wrote, "Music, sound effects and foley spotting session for a Legend of Korra Book 2 episode with Mike, Bryan, Ben and Jeremy."
The short entry suggests that the "Legend of Korra" season 2 is simply having the finishing touches put on it. It's also fair to assume that the "Legend Of Korra" season 2 is nearly finished with post-production work, as IGN also noted the excellent quality of the clip that they were shown despite the fact that the clip was not released to the public. When we talked to our friend Dan Krysa, who works as an audio engineer, here's what he had to say about the editing process:
"Yeah [Legend of Korra season 2 is almost finished] especially if they're doing sound effects and foley. But that's a lot of work and sounds very ambiguous. All three of those things take teams of people and lots of time. I could confidently say that 100% of the time, foley is only cut when after the scene is edited."
Although it's still unclear what the official "Legend Of Korra" season 2 release date will be, it's safe to assume that the series will have plenty of other surprises beyond its first official broadcast date. New characters are expected to be one of the most highly anticipated parts of the upcoming show. We got our first look at the new female character when show co-creator Bryan Konietzko leaked a screenshot on his Tumblr. The image shows Eska talking to Bolin. Based on her outfit, we also have a feeling she may be from the Water Tribe, though we can't say if she's a bender or not.
"Bryan Konietzko recently reblogged a stylized portrait of Korra's uncle Unalaq with his son Desna and his daughter, whose previously-unknown name Konietzko revealed to be Eska. Tangentially, this means that Alyson Stoner's reported character of 'Opal' is not the female 'Creepy Twin,' and possibly increases the likelihood that Opal will not appear until season 3 of The Legend of Korra," reports Michal Schick of Hypable.
The "Legend Of Korra" season 2 release date likely won't occur until the fall, but we're still hoping that there's a chance the series premieres sometime in the summer. Regardless, we'll be scouring the Internet for the latest "Legend Of Korra" season 2 news as more information becomes available.
Looks like Miley Cyrus and Justin Bieber have a few tricks up their sleeves…
But they wanna keep it secret, y'all! The "We Can't Stop" singer was spotted Thursday in L.A., in pics obtained by X17 Online, trying to hide from the paparazzi as she left a studio were the Biebs was said to be recording.
A source tells E! News that "something has been in the works for a collaboration" between the former tween idols, but isn't quite sure "how far along" the twosome are in this mysterious project.
Thursday night, Miley wrote that she had to put her "#phonedown" to "focus on making this music with [producer] @MikeWiLLMadeIT." The Biebs wasn't explicitly mentioned, but Liam Hemsworth's love clearly wants to keep this project on the DL.
The next day, Justin, 19, retweeted director Alfredo Flores, who said that, "@justinbieber's been in the studio everyday since we got back. Kid doesn't stop! Get Ready!"
Oh, we're ready.
Just when we thought the One Direction and The Wanted Twitter feud had come to an end (Hahaha, as if), Louis Tomlinson has been on a messaging spree once again after TW spoke out about the battle of the boybands in a recent radio interview.
Jay McGuiness revealed all about the band members recent feud, saying that he doesn't mind SOME of the band, but there are others that he cannot stand. Wonder who he's talking about? (It's a mystery...)
The singer was being interviewed in Australia by Jackie O, when he was asked about the 1D 'gay rumours.'
He said: “We heard it as a crazy theory that every boy band has to have one.”
The floppy haired star then continued to reveal more about the battle of the boybands, saying: “It generated just because we were two UK boybands… People were like, is there a rivalry? Well yeah, in the charts there is, but we don’t have anything against them. But then over time it generated a bit of bad feeling.”
He then continued to say that the band have been wound up by the constant comments: “You hear comments they’ve said in interviews to wind you up, and vice versa and then…it’s kind of fake, but then a few of the lads have wound me up personally.”
The Wanted don’t hate all of One Direction though, not at all. We already know they have a problem with Louis and we think they definitely dislike Liam Payne as he’s got involved in a few boyband Twitter spats too (Yeah, I don't think HE'S the one who called one of them "chlamydia boy"), but they claim that they are full of admiration for Harry Styles.
Max said: “I don’t mind a couple of them, but the other three, especially two of them. I don’t mind Harry, top sh**ger. I just like what I read, he does really well with the women, he’s a cool guy.” </i>("does well with the women" Hahahah)</i>.
Jay agrees and quite likes Harry, even if he can’t stand his bandmates, saying: “I think he’s retained manners and a bit of dignity, whereas some of them, when they mouth off it really gets under my skin. It riles up loads of 14 year old girls and there’s no need for that, just talk to us.”
However, the comments didn't go down too well with 1D's Louis, who was quick to take to Twitter, posting: "So frustrating when people talk the talk in the press but when it comes down to it not a word is said face to face!" (Irony)
He then went on to tag Jay's personal profile.
Ouch! Play nice, boys. (Yeah good luck with that)
Ugh, give it a rest already. Even I'M getting bored now.
Photocall Inside Llewyn Davis - Cannes 2013 por korky9
you’d think Timberlake was the star, there were so many pictures of him at the source…
when did he get so grey?
Conférence de Presse Inside Llewyn davis... por korky9
In english here - http://www.festival-cannes.fr/en/mediaPlayer/13032.html#
Interview Inside Llewyn Davis - Cannes 2013 por korky9
Indiewire was on the scene at the press conference the day following the film's premiere. Here are 9 highlights:
Joel Coen: "In this case, Roger was shooting James Bond for six of seven years… We've worked with Bruno before [on their "Paris Je T'aime" short film] and had such a great time with him. He was good enough to come over and help us out on this one."
There was a lot of laughter on set:
Oscar Isaac: "There was a lot of laughter. In between takes I was smiling from ear to ear."
Garret Hedlund: "I've never laughed on set as much as I did on this one."
Joel Coen: "We did laugh a lot. In fact, we ruined a lot of sound takes."
Justin Timberlake's musician in the film was inspired by folk singer Paul Clayton.
Justin Timberlake: "Jordan, Ethan and myself spoke about a look for Jim [his character in the film]. We found a picture of Paul Calyton who sang traditional folk songs. The more we talked about it the more we thought it was appropriate for Jim."
Carey Mulligan got the role without having to sing for Joel and Ethan (she does sing in the film).
Carey Mulligan: "I'm very nervous of singing in front of people. We had a week before we started shooting. T Bone, Joel and Ethan have the ability to make you feel very comfortable. I sang one line in the background -- you can get away with a lot. I just told them I could sing to get the job."
For Justin Timberlake, success isn't measured by how his work is received.
Justin Timberlake: "There's a lot of analysis now on what might be successful. For those of us who spawn something out of an idea, I don't know if I'd measure success on how it's perceived in the end. When it's done and it's out there and has to live in the ether. Don't get caught up in the rat race of what might be perceived in a certain way."
The Coen Bros. didn't intend to lampoon the folk music scene with the film.
Joel Coen: "I think you can see in the movie that we have a genuine fondness and respect for it. It was never intended as a parody. Not to say that there aren't funny things about folk music. There are (laughs)."
The Coen Bros. love to surprise with their casting choices.
Joel Coen: "We often think about specific actors when we write and sometimes we write parts for them. Sometimes we write parts not knowing who's going to play them, and often in those cases we think, 'Wouldn't it be interesting to see an actor do something entirely different' -- wanting to see someone do something out of totally left field."
Ethan Coen: "It's fun to see Carey swear like a stevedore."
Justin Timberlake has a deep love for folk music.
Justin Timberlake: "As far as singing in the movie, obviously it's on the surface a very different style from the music I make in real life. But I grew up in Tennessee, the birth place of rock and roll and a lot of country music. My first music lessons were given by my grandfather who taught me how to finger pick. It felt warm and fuzzy to be in this movie and singing."
There might be a live and a traditional soundtrack coming out down the line.
T Bone: "We recorded the whole show in advance and we recorded it all live. Before you get in front of cameras you want to know that you have it down, especially when you're going live. It's a small film. We're going to do everything we can to keep it alive."
Oh mon Dieu. The glorious Inside Llewyn Davis (dirs. Joel Coen, Ethan Coen) is the best thing at #Cannes2013! So far anyway— Peter Bradshaw (@PeterBradshaw1) May 18, 2013
Okay, so Cannes is all about the Palme D'og award, but truth time: whatever pooch wins, it'll be inferior to the cat in INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS.— Guy Lodge (@GuyLodge) May 19, 2013
Inside Llewyn Davis is gorgeous, funny/sad ungimmicky filmmaking that was actually worth waiting 2 hours in torrential rain for.— Jessica Kiang (@jessicakiang) May 18, 2013
Calling it: The cat from INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS is this year's Uggie. #cannes— erickohn (@erickohn) May 18, 2013
Why Inside Llewyn Davis is now #1 most anticipated of 2013. RT @misterpatches: The cat gets more screen time than Timberlake. Essential.— kateyrich (@kateyrich) May 18, 2013
"Where's the cat's scrotum?!" from Coen bros.' "Inside Llewyn Davis"=new way to accuse ppl of lying. Most fun so far at #cannes.— Jada Yuan (@jadabird) May 18, 2013
Inside Llewyn Davis - A breath of fresh air from Coens, a perfect period piece. Fun, tragic, earnest, enjoyed every last second. #cannes2013— Alex Billington (@firstshowing) May 18, 2013
Inside Lleywn Davis the most (1st?) truly warm-hearted Coen brothers film; a tender, unsentimental salute to the unsung singer #Cannes2013— Xan Brooks (@XanBrooks) May 18, 2013
@broganmorris1 well, when was the last time an Oscar won an Oscar...?— Neil Young (UK) (@JigsawLounge) May 19, 2013
omw, even this crank liked it.
A few reviews
Early on, I feared this beauty was at the service of one of the Coens’ wispier films, though its sensual textures prove part of its very substance. If there’s a sense of slightness that never quite leaves “Inside Llewyn Davis,” that’s for the good in a story that, to some extent, is about life’s slightness, and the scattered moments of bliss – a hit, a song, a round of applause – that fleetingly make it whole.
Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian
Ultimately, the heartrending thing about Inside Llewyn Davis is its meditation on career success and career failure, and the unknowable moment when the one turns into the other. The Coens allow us to be unsure about the point of Llewyn's music: is it obviously brilliant and destined for success? Or is the point rather that he is talented, but not in a way that guarantees triumph? Llewyn is at least partly depressed about the way mediocrities do well in this world: silly singing acts in cable-knit sweaters. He could just be ahead of his time, but will the imminent arrival of Bob Dylan mean that his kind of difficult music will finally get what it deserves? Or just consign him even more brutally to an honourable second place? The intense sadness that permeates every chord and every note of his music, could be a desperate requiem for his own dreams, his own musical career. What an intense pleasure this film is, one of the Coens' best, and the best so far at Cannes.
Dave Calhoun, Time Out London
The film's on the right side of nostalgic, too, and nowhere near the warped, exaggerated visions of musical revolutions that cinema often opts for. At its core is a character, Davis, played with a lot of sympathy, although not without an unpalatable edge and totally selfish streak, by Isaac.
Scott Foundas, Variety
The result is a movie that neatly avoids the problems endemic to most period movies — and biopics in particular — in favor of a playful, evocatively subjective reality. Perhaps most surprising to some viewers will be the pic’s surfeit of something the Coens have sometimes been accused of lacking: deep, heartfelt sincerity.
Todd McCarthy, THR
Faced with playing a man one would learn to steer clear of in real life, Isaac deftly manages the task of making Llewyn compulsively watchable. The one question some might be left with is, why are we watching the story of a loser instead of a winner? But part of the point is that often there’s but a hair’s-breadth difference between the two.
Craig Kennedy, Living in Cinema
Inside Llewyn Davis is kind of sad and a little bit haunting despite being ripe with the expected off kilter humor. It’s a beautiful, melancholy rumination on the capricious nature of success.
Kevin Jagernauth, The Playlist
Definitely a bit darker than people might expect, particularly in the latter stages, "Inside Llewyn Davis" celebrates those whose moment at fame will forever be a phantom. Llewyn Davis is endlessly striving, gets knocked down and picks himself up again, brushes off his rumpled clothes and gives it another go. He'll make mistakes, he'll fuck up, he'll be down and out and perhaps even on top if ever so briefly. But when that light goes on, and you can connect for even four minutes on stage, in a club you've played hundreds of times, sometimes that's enough. "Inside Llewyn Davis" isn't about someone trying to make it big, but someone just trying to make it, and the Coens celebrate the hard road that can inspire great art.
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Alexandra Maria Lara
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Katia Toledano and Sidney Toledano
Some pictures of the collection in the comments