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Date: Saturday, 30 Aug 2014 21:31
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Users of the matchmaking app Tinder have a greater chance of finding puppy love now that shelter dogs have made their way to the dating app.

Ten dogs from Social Tees Animal Rescue, a no-kill shelter in New York, now have Tinder dating profiles.

Interns at the Bartle Bogle Hegarty advertising agency came up with the idea as a way to increase pet adoptions.

“People strictly go to Tinder to find love, go there to find relationships and companionship,” intern Alexis Mood told Ad Week. “These dogs have something to give.”

When the dogs’ profiles were posted on the matchmaking app, they received 2,700 matches in less than a week, according to Mood.

On Tinder, users swipe right on photos of other users they like. If both users swipe right, a match is made and they can text each other within the app.

When a user swipes on a pooch’s profile, they get a message from the animal shelter with information about adopting the dog. Those not interested in long-term canine companionship can opt to walk shelter dogs or even foster them.

The team behind the doggy dating profiles didn’t collaborate with Tinder on the project, but Tinder hasn’t removed the profiles.

Pet matchmaking isn’t new to smartphones. BarkBuddy is an app similar to Tinder except it matches people with adoptable dogs in their area.

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Even though I am a cat stan I still love me some dogs so I think this is a fantastic idea I hope it is successful. <3

Hopefully they make one for cats as well soon. :)


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Date: Saturday, 30 Aug 2014 21:30

They gave me the sad cowboy hat


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Date: Saturday, 30 Aug 2014 20:24
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She's in! Taylor Swift has a new big gig, signing on for a role with The Voice, Us Weekly can exclusively reveal. The "Shake It Off" singer, 24, will be joining the upcoming seventh season of the NBC competition show as an advisor. A source tells Us that Swift will serve in the same capacity that Coldplay singer Chris Martin aided the show in its sixth season, advising contestants across all four teams.

Swift will be working with veterans Adam Levine and Blake Shelton, as well as new coaches Gwen Stefani and Pharrell Williams, who were added to the lineup for the upcoming season. "Taylor was an absolute pleasure to work with," a source tells Us of Swift's contribution to The Voice. "She had great feedback for all the contestants. She made for an amazing mentor."

Swift, who previously performed on the fourth season of The Voice, joins previously announced advisors Stevie Wonder (who is working with Levine), Gavin Rossdale (working with his wife Stefani), Little Big Town (working with Shelton), and Alicia Keys (working with Williams).

The next season of The Voice kicks off on Sept. 22, one month before the scheduled release of Swift's upcoming fifth studio album 1989. Led by the hit single "Shake It Off," 1989 will hit stores on Oct. 27.
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Date: Saturday, 30 Aug 2014 20:23
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Privacy, please! As RadarOnline.com exclusively reported, jet-setting newlyweds Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt and their six children have plunked down on the Mediterranean island country Malta, but according to the New York Post, they’re not planning to share their new home base with the locals.

The actors- who are filming their new movie, By the Sea, on the island of Gozo- are so obsessed with keeping their production away from prying eyes, they’re allegedly paying local business owners as much as $200,000 to skip town.

“A lot of people have agreed to leave the island so that they can have privacy to film the movie,” a source told the New York Post’s Page Six. “The set is being built there to recreate the French Riviera.” As Radar revealed, Brangelina and their brood will be based in Gozo filming the drama until at least November 10.

The parents to Maddox, 13, Pax, 11, Zahara, 9, Shiloh, 8, and 6-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne secretly wed last Saturday at their French estate, the Chateau Miraval.
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Date: Saturday, 30 Aug 2014 20:01
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Joan Rivers is on life support ... and sources close to the legendary comedian tell TMZ she is completely reliant on machines to stay alive.

According to our sources, the family will have to decide in the next couple of days whether to keep the 81-year-old on life support. We're told the family remains hopeful that if they do decide to turn off the machines, she will make a turn for the better and fight through it.

As TMZ first reported, Rivers was rushed to the hospital after she stopped breathing during throat surgery on Thursday.
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Date: Saturday, 30 Aug 2014 19:45


Synopsis: In a sun dappled Sherwood forest, the Doctor discovers an evil plan from beyond the stars, and strikes up an unlikely alliance with Robin Hood. With all of Nottingham at stake, the Doctor must decide who is real and who is fake. Can impossible heroes actually exist?

Written by Mark Gatiss. Directed by Paul Murphy. Guest starring Tom Riley & Ben Miller.







This episode was so much better than last week's episode imo. I didn't think I'd enjoy it that much because I'm tired of them constantly using the Daleks on episodes, but they used them in a new way, so it was a fun one. I really liked Danny too. Now I'm a bit excited for the rest of the season tbh.
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Date: Saturday, 30 Aug 2014 19:44


A new discovery suggests Game of Thrones author George R.R. Martin may have unwittingly helped create everyone's favourite Wookie (sorry, Tarfful).

The likes of Reddit and Slashfilm have compiled some pretty compelling evidence for the idea that an illustration done for one of Martin's short stories way back in 1975 was used by Ralph McQuarrie as the basis for Chewbacca's concept art.

Let's start at the beginning. Back in 1975, McQuarrie was working on the concept art for Star Wars. There were a host of variations here from the finished product, including the fact Luke Skywalker was a woman, but it's a bit of a struggle to see any link between this Chewbacca and the one we know today.



McQuarrie confirmed later that while George Lucas liked this design, he reckoned it could be pushed further. As a result, the decision was made to take off the flak jacket and generally explore other options.

Now, this is where the connection comes in. Before his death, McQuarrie explained how Lucas helped with the development of Chewbacca. In essence, the director gave his friend a bundle of artwork along with more descriptions.
"George said he wanted Chewbacca to look like a lemur, so he had great big limpid eyes in some of my early sketches," McQuarrie explained. "George also gave me a drawing he liked from a 1930s illustrator of science fiction that showed a big, apelike, furry beast with a row of female breasts down its chest. So I took the breasts off and added a bandolier and ammunition and weapons, and changed its face so it looked somewhat more like the final character, and I left it at that."

Here's the thing though. That drawing from the 1930s? Yeah, it wasn't from the 1930s. It was actually from a year earlier in 1975, done by artist John Shoenherr to illustrate a short story by George R.R. Martin called "And Seven Times Never Kill Man!" which was published in Analog in July 1975. Here are the two images below, side-by-side.



And here are the final looks as they appear in the Star Wars films, and alongside Martin's 1975 story:



It's important to note out that this kind of thing isn't unusual and there's no suggestion Lucas knew the sketches were any more recent than he claimed. Concept art created by artists other professionals admire is often used as a source, and the finished products certainly look reasonably different. What's interesting too is the bowcaster-esque weapon used by the creature in Martin's story. Did the Star Wars prop department see the original sketch and decide to riff on it a little bit?

So there you have it. A story by George R.R. Martin certainly seems to have inadvertently provided the inspiration for Chewbacca. Don't feel too bad for McQuarrie slaving over his original designs, however. After many years they're finally set to be repurposed and used to create the character of Zeb Orrelios in the upcoming Star Wars Rebels. It's the circle of life... or is that another Disney movie?



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Date: Saturday, 30 Aug 2014 19:19


The remake of Escape from New York has been in pre-production for quite some time, with several actors rumored to be attached to play Snake Plissken.

Now Starlog reported it has a short list of actors who may play the coveted role of Snake.

According to their source, Silver Pictures narrowed the candidates to three actors: Charlie Hunnam (“Sons of Anarchy”), Jon Bernthal (“The Walking Dead”) and Dan Stevens (“The Guest”).

Of course, Hunnam is the top contender for the role, but he may be busy with Pacific Rim 2.

The site also cautioned to take the news with a grain of salt until official news has been made. That source indicated the offer will be made in “any day now,” but none of the three actors have read for the role.

Starlog provided more details for the film that it will be “more team-based, as Snake Plissken traverses through a treacherous New York landscape with a rogues gallery of criminals who look to leave the island-turned-prison in exchange for the rescue of the captured U.S. President.”

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Would you watch Cousin Matthew as Snake Plissken?
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Date: Saturday, 30 Aug 2014 19:18


This New Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Trailer is Battle Hardened



It'll potentially give you a sense of seething injustice and jealousy, but Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS arrives in Japan on 13th September, a few weeks ahead of its Western release. That does mean all the more marketing as Nintendo builds hype for that arrival, which does no harm at all.

Nintendo's official YouTube account in Japan has just recently published a new trailer that includes over five minutes of 3DS footage. It's very careful to only show modes and details already revealed by Masahiro Sakurai, so some elements of the overall offering remain a mystery; nevertheless it's an attractive batch of footage as it covers basic rules, modes, customisation and more.


Nintendo's Italian Twitter Feed Shows off a Super Smash Bros. Double Pack for Nintendo 3DS



Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS is going to be very popular in local multiplayer; that's inevitable. Interestingly, confirmed by a packshot tweeted by Nintendo of Italy, Nintendo is attempting to cash in on that idea with a Smash Bros. double pack.

The package, which is yet to be confirmed outside of this tweet, looks likely to contain two copies of Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS – one for you, and one for a friend / would-be adversary. If this is released in wider Europe then it's definitely something worth considering for a pair of hardcore Smash fans.

Providing the price is right, of course. A single copy of Smash Bros. for 3DS is priced at €39.99 in Europe, $39.99 in the U.S, and around £34.99 in the United Kingdom. So it'll be interesting to see how this double pack is priced – we reckon it'll have to be a reasonably noteworthy saving in order to make any major impact.
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Following a wait which felt like an eternity, it's finally been revealed when exactly gamers will be getting their hands on Bayonetta 2. Well, gamers in North America at least. You see, we've yet to see a European release date for Platinum's much-anticipated Wii U exclusive, but we finally know when the American launch will be taking place – and it's not very far away.

The 24th of October is when it'll all be kicking off for our friends across the pond, who'll also be able to bag themselves a free copy of the original Bayonetta with a purchase of Bayonetta 2. However, for those over in Europe that process is a little different.

To get both games in a single retail package in Europe, you'll have to shell out for a special 2-disc edition. Or, alternatively, you'll be able to grab the original game from the eShop as a separate purchase. Hopefully we'll be able to report on a European release date very soon

Kirby Mini-Games Now Available on North American eShop



You can now download two of the mini-games from Kirby: Triple Deluxe from the eShop without buying the full title if you happen to live in North America.

The two games in question are Dedede's Drum Dash Deluxe and Kirby Fighters Deluxe and promise to contain enhanced gameplay features rather than just being a straight port from the original cartridge. For example, Dedede's title has seven additional stages on top of the standard version's.

Should you already own Kirby: Triple Deluxe and have StreetPass data for it, you can get even more content from the additional downloadable versions of the mini-games.

Both games are available for $6.99 each on the North American eShop.
Register Smash Bros. on Both Wii U and 3DS and Get a Soundtrack Disc for Free



Club Nintendo members rejoice!

Nintendo has announced a special gift for fans who register both versions of the upcoming Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS, and it's something definitely worth having:

"As another offering for fans, those who register both Wii U and Nintendo 3DS versions of the games in Club Nintendo – before a set time - can claim the Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS & Wii U: Premium Sound Selection, a free soundtrack CD packed with tunes taken from and inspired by the games. Further details on the timings pertaining to this offering will follow at a later date."

This offer is available to members in Europe and North America, but unfortunately is not currently available elsewhere.
New Wii U and 2DS Bundles Announced, Rolling Out in North America this Fall



Shaping up for the holiday season

It may seem a little anticlimactic after today's big news, but for those happy to stick with trusty, old, familiar hardware, Nintendo have lined up a couple of decent bundles for this Fall.

If you're in North America, you can expect some new Wii U and 2DS bundles to arrive on your shores just in time for the Holiday season. The first is the Super Mario 3D World Deluxe Set, which brings together the following: a Wii U console, Super Mario 3D World and Nintendo Land. The bundled games are in physical, boxed form, and we reckon they're a great way to start your Wii U collection – Nintendo Land and Super Mario 3D World received scores of 9 and 10 respectively in our reviews. The bundle has a recommended retail price $299.99, which isn't a bad price at all.

The second Wii U bundle is very similar to the first, except this one is a Walmart exclusive, and it replaces Super Mario 3D World with Mario Kart 8. It also has a suggested retail price of $299.99, and launches in mid-September, just like the first bundle.

Now onto the 2DS bundle. Cheap and cheerful as ever, these bundles feature three differently coloured 2DS systems for you to choose from – Crimson Red, Electric Blue, or Sea Green – along with a download code for Mario Kart 7. This one will be priced at around $129.99.

All in all, these bundles seem like pretty decent value to us; even though they've only been officially announced in North America, we wouldn't be at all surprised if similar bundles appeared in Europe before Christmas rolls around.

Wii U games of the past, present and future
As we move into the holiday season, Nintendo is stepping up their marketing for the Wii U. The Mario Kart 8 bundle that debuted earlier this year did a lot to boost awareness around the Wii U, with many sites giving a “worth a buy” mention to the Wii U thanks to its excellent catalogue.

Either way, the Wii U is definitely a system with some great must have games currently on the way, with plenty to play while you wait.

Hyrule Warriors English website is now live



Today Nintendo launched the english language version of its Hyrule Warriors website, which features several of the dozens of trailers that have been released over the past few months. The hype surrounding the release of Hyrule Warriors on September 26 is very real, so if you’re interested in seeing all the relevant information about the game, be sure and check it out.

The site also includes the Hyrule Warriors Direct that we saw at the beginning of this month, in addition to more details on the Ganondorf costume that’s available through Club Nintendo. The site also features player profiles for all thirteen playable characters, so be sure and check that out if you’re having trouble deciding who you should play once the game is released.
Reggie and Nintendo of America tackle the Ice Bucket Challenge

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has swept the nation in a viral effort to raise more money for ALS.org, a charity dedicated to funding and researching the development of new treatments for Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS. This disease is commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease in the United States, as the famous Yankee retired after being diagnosed with the illness. Perhaps the most famous person alive today with the disease is theoretical physicist Dr. Stephen Hawking.

Regardless, earlier this week Xbox’s Phil Spencer challenged Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime to the ice bucket challenge and Reggie accepted over Twitter. Today, we see the results of that challenge, where Reggie and the entire team at Nintendo of America have taken the challenge. It’s a great heart-warming video, and remember that Ubisoft’s CEO has challenged Shigeru Miyamoto to join in on the fun.


The Blue Shell makes Mario Kart a better game

One of the most loathed objects in the history of Mario Kart, if you haven’t been hit with the blue shell at least once in your karting career, then you’re probably the one throwing them. Either way, it’s an interesting design decision from Nintendo that has received a lot of hate, and a lot of love from certain gamers. The guys at Extra Credits decided to take a look at this specific mechanic, and why it’s so important to Mario Kart as a whole.


Nintendo considered making Mario the main character of Splatoon



Next month Edge Magazine is running a big feature on Shigeru Miyamoto, though several quotes from this interview have already leaked online. Yesterday we saw a quote from Miyamoto discussing the attitudes of casual gamers in the market, and how Miyamoto says he’s thankful for smartphones that attract the attention of these gamers, so Nintendo can focus on those who want to challenge themselves.

Despite that, it seems Mario is always the go-to character for Nintendo, as a section of that interview has revealed that in the initial concept for Splatoon didn’t feature the squid characters we saw unveiled at E3. Instead, the developers argued over whether there were any advantages to portraying Mario in this setting. As some fans have mentioned upon seeing the initial reveal, the backpacks on the characters are very similar to the one Mario wields in Super Mario Sunshine.

“There were heated debates over who the main player character should be. Whether it should be Mario, or a squid. When we talked about the possibility of it being Mario, of course we could think of the advantages: anybody would be willing to touch it as soon as we announced that we had the new Mario game. But at the same time, we had some worries. If it were Mario, we wouldn’t be able to create any new IP.”

It’s nice to see the team acknowledge that creating new IPs with characters outside of established franchises is something that Nintendo should still work on. Splatoon will be released sometime in 2015.


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Date: Saturday, 30 Aug 2014 18:30


You'd think that - eleven years after Steve Brookstein became a (sort of) thing - we'd be over this whole telly talent show malarky. But nu-uh, honey; we're actually going bloody bonkers over the fact The X Factor's back TONIGHT. But before we plonk ourselves on the sofa to see Cheryl Fernandez-Versini, Simon Cowell, Louis Walsh and Mel B sort out the next bunch of wannabes, we thought we'd look back over our fave first auditions ever.

Yup - we're talking FETUS fetus Liam Payne and One Direction before they were One Direction. We're talking Cher Lloyd slaying it. We're talking JLS in colour co-ordinated polo shirts and cargo pants.

Oh, and we're also talking about Ablisa. Obviously.

You ready to feel *all* the feels, relive your introduction to Jedward (oh sweet Jesus) and remind yourself why Little Mix are potentially the most perfect popstars on this thing we call our planet? LEGGO.


8. Ella Henderson


6. Little Mix before they were Little Mix


5. Olly Murs


4. One Direction before they were One Direction
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1. Cher Lloyd - Turn My Swag On
Right up our street. Cher Lloyd gave the best X Factor first audition of all time. This is fact. Hooray.


The others are Jedward, JLS, James Arthur, Liam Payne's 2008 audition, and Ablisa.

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What's your favorite audition, ONTD? Don't say Louis's.
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Date: Saturday, 30 Aug 2014 18:17


Carice van Houten and Gabriel Byrne are attached to star in “The Book of Vision,” a time-shifting fantasy/mystery centered around the history of the doctor/patient relationship that Italian helmer Carlo Hintermann will direct and Terrence Malick will executive produce.

Van Houten, who plays Melisandre in “Thrones,” will play Eva, an Italian doctor who decides to go study history of medicine at the National Institute of Health in Bethesda, Md. There she discovers the information about an 18th century doctor in the Southern German city of Halle, which was then in the Prussian empire. Byrne will play the Prussian doctor, and will also play Eva’s doctor in the present day. The screenplay is by Hintermann and Marco Saura. The film will be in English.

“The narrative structure of the film is somewhat similar to ‘Cloud Atlas’: some characters from the past also reverberate in the present, and are played by the same actors,” said Hintermann.

“Vision” will be the full-fledged feature film debut for Hintermann, who previously made several docus, including English-language “The Dark Side of the Sun,” about Camp Sundown, in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., that caters to children with xeroderma pigmentosum, a rare genetic disease that causes severe sun-sensitivity disorders. Hintermann also made docu “Rosy-Fingered Dawn: a Film on Terrence Malick,” which led to a collaboration with Malick, including a “Tree of Life” production credit for a brief “Tree” segment shot outside Rome. He is also the co-author of an upcoming book on Malick, to be published by Faber & Faber.



Budgeted at around $9 million, “Visions” is being co-produced by Citrullo Intl. — the shingle of the filmmakers’ collective that Hintermann belongs to — with Philipp Kreuzer’s Twiga Film for Germany and Malick exec producing. The plan is to start shooting in the spring of 2015 mostly in Germany with some externals done in the U.S. and an initial prologue in Italy.

Citrullo is in final talks with both an Italian and also an international distributor.

Hintermann said that Malick has been involved in the project from the outset and helped assemble a top-notch team comprising ace cinematographer Joerg Widmer, set designers Matthias Klemme and David Crank, and veteran casting director Dianne Crittenden.

“It’s a film about the richness of life and the surprise that sometimes springs from seeing fantastic things within the cracks of reality,” said Hintermann.

Hintermann and one of his Citrullo partners, Gerardo Panichi, are at Venice as co-producers of Amos Gitai’s “Tsili,” screening out of competition, and Amir Naderi’s upcoming Italy-set “Monte,” which is at the Venice European Gap Financing Co-Production market.

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Date: Saturday, 30 Aug 2014 18:16

I don't know if I'm ready! What are your predictions for the "#FinalRide"?
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Date: Saturday, 30 Aug 2014 17:27

"You're Not You" tells the story of Kate (Hilary Swank), an accomplished woman in her 30s whose perfectly-ordered life is suddenly upended when she is diagnosed with the devastating and incurable disease ALS. Kate and her husband Evan (Josh Duhamel) must find a full time caregiver to help, and so they meet college student Bec (Emmy Rossum), who has impulsively answered their ad despite her complete lack of experience. Bec is chaos in motion--unable to commit to school, her relationships or her plans for the future. But Kate sees something special in Bec and hires her. Gradually, Kate inspires Bec not to throw her life away, while Bec helps Kate--literally and figuratively--to find her voice and finally live her life to the fullest – the way Kate truly wants. With equal measures of tears and laughter, "You're Not You" explores how these strangers – brought together by the most challenging circumstances – are able to unlock the best in each other. src

this looks so good tbh

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Date: Saturday, 30 Aug 2014 17:26
Mary-Kate Olsen rides her horse, Swagger, while competing in the Hampton Classic Horse Show on Thursday (August 28) in New York City.



While relaxing on the sidelines, MK showed off her large engagement ring from fiance Olivier Sarkozy.

Ashley is also in the Hamptons this week and they have been spotted roaming around town on several occasions over the last few days.









Ashley Olsen making a swift exit out of her office in the West Village neighborhood of New York City (August 27):









JustJared says this is Ashley stopping by Hampton Classic Opening Day with some friends, but I'm pretty positive this is Mary-Kate.











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Date: Saturday, 30 Aug 2014 17:26


Leave it to a ragtag band of space crusaders to save the Labor Day weekend box office. “Guardians of the Galaxy” has edged out newcomers “The November Man” and “As Above, So Below” to once again top the domestic box office, earning $3.8 million on Friday in its fifth frame. The intergalactic pic has beat out fellow Marvel superhero film “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” to become the highest grossing film of the year to date Stateside.

The Marvel-Disney blockbuster is headed for a $20.5 million weekend, which would mark a 9% spike and raise its impressive cume to $278.8 million.
“As Above, So Below” surprised with a second-place finish on Friday, but will likely end up in fourth place behind “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” and “If I Stay” by Monday — a repeat of last weekend.

This is the third win for “Guardians of the Galaxy,” which recently crossed the $500 million mark worldwide and passed “Transformers: Age of Extinction” as the highest-grossing movie of the summer in the U.S. The pic helped salvage the late summer box office, which is down an overall 15% from last season’s record-breaking performance.

Pierce Brosnan’s “November Man” came in a distant fifth on Friday with $2.2 million and is headed for sixth place by weekend’s end. Relativity’s actioner, which opened to a soft $862,000 million on Wednesday, stands to earn an estimated $9.8 million this holiday weekend, behind “As Above, So Below” and “Let’s Be Cops.”

Brosnan stars as an ex-CIA agent who returns from retirement for one final mission: to protect a witness, played by Olga Kurylenko. The espionage thriller targets — but failed to draw — the same older audience that flocked to Liam Neeson’s “Taken” films. Relativity paid $3 million for the $20 million production as part of its model for low-risk films.

This weekend’s other new wide release, “As Above, So Below,” grossed $3.2 million on Friday. The first film from Universal’s distribution pact with Legendary, “As Above, So Below” will likely earn around $11.3 million this long weekend. The thriller about archaeologists in search of a lost treasure in the Paris catacombs cost a mere $5 million to produce.

Meanwhile, Paramount’s “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” is still kicking in its fourth frame. The anthropomorphic, crime-fighting reptiles made an estimated $2.7 million on Friday. It’s en route for $14.8 million (raising its total domestic haul to $165.5 million), which would mark a 19% drop.

YA tearjerker “If I Stay” was in fourth place on Friday with $2.6 million, but will reclaim last weekend’s third place finish by Labor Day. The Warner Bros. drama is headed for $11.8 million this weekend, which would barely edge out “As Above, So Below.” “Let’s Be Cops” rounded out the top five with $2 million. The Fox comedy will likely make north of $10 million by Monday.

The James Gunn directed 'Guardians of the Galaxy' is continuing to receive widespread praise from fans and critics whilst cleaning up at the box office. The Guardians have also found an unlikely fan in the eight time Oscar nominated actor, Al Pacino.

In an interview with Deadline Hollywood, Pacino was asked to share his feelings on Hollywood to which the actor responded: 'I don't have much to say about Hollywood because a movie is a movie, a film is a film. I don't know it, and I never know what Hollywood does. Apparently, it's in LA.' Pacino then went on to discuss the old ways of Tinsel town, when the film industry 'exchanged ideas, there was communication... To me, that is no longer there, but that's only natural.'

However, the actor did had this to say about Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy, which received an audience cheer: 'I just saw Guardians of the Galaxy... It was amazing. I did find it the most entertaining, inventive, beautiful film. So I'm not anti that at all.' Who would have thought that Guardians of the Galaxy would restore Al Pacino's faith in the Hollywood system? Or do we have a possible future cameo on our hands?

sources: Variety & CBM

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Date: Saturday, 30 Aug 2014 17:24



The trailer for This Is Where I Leave You finally hit Youtube on Wednesday morning, and with a packed cast, the fight for meaningful screen time inside two minutes would obviously be brutal. Somehow the trailer would have to sum up the plot, introduce the main characters, and convince us that it's worth seeing. Which, frankly, is a pretty tall order. Thankfully, This Is Where I Leave You succeeds and seems like a charming little dark comedy worthy of your time come its September 12 release date. Here's who came out on top.





1. Tina Fey

Fey punches Dax Sheppard, nurples Adam Driver, and says "I'm Wendy Foxman, bitch." To paraphrase what another great tough customer said, if we didn't know, now we now. She also seems to play the sensible older sibling helping the rest of the family sort through their emotional baggage, which hopefully gives her a chance to prove her chops as a serious actor.



4. Adam Driver

Apparently playing another well-meaning young scamp, this could be a charming role for Driver that exposes him to a wider audience than the microcosmic numbers who watch Girls every week. His work there has earned him praise from critics, sure, but his uncharacteristic supporting role in the Oscar-winning Lincoln probably drew more eyeballs. This could be a breakout role for him.

5. Connie Britton

Depressingly absent from the trailer, but her eyebrow raise at the end was enough to tide us over until she shines through the rest of the movie.


8. Jason Bateman

He needs to stop playing mopey put-upon dudes who magically find love through a streak of bad luck. (i agree)

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1,572. Corey Stoll

Who? Where? The poor guy does little more than blink while sitting between his co-stars. Let's hope he has a line or two in the movie.


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Date: Saturday, 30 Aug 2014 16:05


The X Factor has helped launch the career of dozens of pop acts over the last decade. It has also given us Chico Time. You win some, you lose some.

Here is our definitive ranking of the 15 most ludicrous acts to ever grace Saturday nights on ITV.

15. Rylan


Rylan was already a regular on the reality TV circuit before The X Factor (he was a runner-up in the Sky Living monstrosity Signed By Katie Price), and he was a little bit more knowing and calculated than genuinely bonkers.

However, even if those floods of tears at Nicole Scherzinger's Judges' Houses were staged, they were staged brilliantly. The perfect I'm-mad-me contestant after a decade of near misses.

9. Rhydian Roberts



Out of our Top 15, Rhydian is the most successful in terms of rankings on the show - finishing second to little Leon Jackson in series four. However. there was always something slightly bananas about The Riddler and we don't just mean his ice white hair.

Wonderful singer. Haunting stare. Good opera skills. Wouldn't want to meet him down a dark alley on a Friday night.

4. Chico


Chico basically invented the 'mad X Factor act', so he deserves some credit for originality. He had an uncanny ability to continually refer to himself in the third person and even had the balls to perform his own original song - the hypnotic earworm 'Chico Time'.

That track essentially revolved around a group of dancing children telling Chico how wonderful he was, and by the time he was asking his "Chicettes" to "let it all hang out", it sounded like he was running his own cult.

3. Jedward



Cheryl: "Where do you see yourself 15 years from now?" John or Edward: "Well, I see myself being older."

Vocals like drunk otters and more irritating than a bath in bleach, we should probably all be grateful that the quiffed duo have faded into obscurity in the last 12 months (praise the Lord!).

However, for a brief period Jedward were actually pretty massive and it was through the sheer force of their oddness that they managed to become not only one of the most successful acts in their series, but actually one of the show's most successful acts ever.

1. Wagner



Wagner: "I am with God, who is against me?" Konnie Huq: "Atheists?"

Who else could be at number one? The Dudley-based, Brazilian-born, conga-bashing, pet lion-owning, giant of a man that was Wagner Carrilho was the End Game when it came to X Factor's novelty acts. There were crazy people before. There have been crazy people since. But there's only one Wagner.

From his flirting with Sharon Osbourne at Judges' Houses, to the moment he revealed his Loaf Shack in the first Live Show, to his swansong performance of 'Creep' ("I'm a weirdo-o-o-o!"), Wagner was never predictable, always as mad as a box of frogs and totally without irony or any sense of knowing. He wasn't just the greatest ever novelty act, he was one of the show's greatest ever acts full stop.

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Date: Saturday, 30 Aug 2014 14:12

Woot woo! Chris Martin has been hard at work to win over Jennifer Lawrence's affection five months after splitting from Gwyneth Paltrow, sources tell Us Weekly in the new issue.

"Chris is sweeping Jen off her feet," one insider says of the Coldplay singer. "That's his thing."


The insider gives Us details on his wooing tactics. "He writes her songs and loves taking her to private, romantic spots." And it's working.

A second source close to the Hunger Games actress tells Us that Lawrence is falling for the father of two. "The better she gets to know him, the more she likes him," the pal says. "She says he's superfunny and sweet."

According to the same source, Martin's personality is not the only attractive factor.

"Jen was blown away at his London show," the insider says of the "Sky Full of Stars" crooner. "His music is absolutely part of the attraction!"

Us Weekly confirmed on Aug. 15 that Lawrence and Martin have been dating for about two months, after Lawrence recently split from her British boyfriend Nicholas Hoult.

Paltrow, for her part, has no objections to fellow Oscar winner Lawrence dating her ex.

"Her take is, 'Hey, he could do worse,'" said a pal close to the Goop founder, 41.

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Date: Saturday, 30 Aug 2014 14:12

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Zendaya & Trevor Jackson Speak Out About Dating Rumors — ‘It’s All Love’


Disney stars Zendaya Coleman and Trevor Jackson have spoken out about dating rumors in a new interview, saying that ‘it’s all love.’
Is there anything cuter than a Disney teen romance? Answer: no. Zendaya Coleman, 17, and Trevor Jackson, 17, have never really addressed the rumors that they’re dating… until now! Kind of. In a new interview with HipHollywood, Trevor says “it’s all love.” Are they totally busted?

“There’s going to be those [rumors],” Zendaya told HipHollywood. “But he’s my best friend in the whole world.” Oh. Bummer.

“I love him to death. I’m always going to be there. I’m always to be the homie. I’m always going to be there supporting him. That’s all it is.”

But what did Trevor have to say? “We be laughing every time we hear it. I can understand why people think that because we are really close. But, no she’s just my friend.”

Um, please stop killing this romance for us.

About his 18th birthday on August 30, Trevor said that he’s excited to become a legal adult — “I’m thankful; it’s all love.”

OK, so, he wasn’t necessarily talking about Zendaya when he said “it’s all love” — but wasn’t he, though?! (Just kidding. Kind of.)

The two have been rumored to be dating as far back as April 2013, when they went on a dinner date in LA — maybe they’re just really good at being on the DL! Or, maybe they’re just friends and that’s all it is. (Ron and Hermione were just friends once, too. Just saying.)

Either way, if these two ever wanted to date, we’d be behind them 100 percent — they’re so cute together! What do you think, HollywoodLifers? Are you shipping it? Let us know.

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Date: Saturday, 30 Aug 2014 14:11
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Britney Spears' ex-boyfriend David Lucado is desperate to have at least one last convo with her -- but Brit's entire team, led by big daddy Jamie Spears, is blocking him from contacting her ... TMZ has learned.

David is telling friends he and Britney were not "100% together" a few weeks ago when he was videotaped dancing and making out with a girl -- and he wants to explain himself, but he's running into a brick wall in the form of Team Brit.

Britney's camp tells us David won't be getting through because he's persona non grata at her show in Las Vegas, at her home in Thousand Oaks, CA ... and his phone number's been blocked.

We're told David never heard about the break up directly from Britney ... and he wants to have that talk, just in case he still has a slim shot. Our Spears sources say that's exactly why he's getting shut out.

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