The story so far: Following the release of Jaws, legendary exploitation-movie producer Roger Corman hired fledgling director Joe Dante to direct a rip-off movie about small, killer fish. The result was 1978′s gore-drenched, but tongue-in-cheek Piranha, which cost less than $1 million to make and grossed around $14 million in the U.S. alone. The sequel, 1981′s Piranha II: The Spawning, was directed by first-time film-maker James Cameron. The future Avatar and Titanic auteur was fired midway through the film’s shoot in Jamaica, and the movie was not a commercial success. But this disappointing experience did inspire Cameron to write his breakthrough movie, Terminator. READ FULL STORY »
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The above poster for this fall’s CW series Nikita is apparently too hot to handle for L.A. shopping center The Grove and other important meccas of U.S. commerce. According to Variety, certain outlets upset with seeing so much leg agreed to a replacement ad featuring star Maggie Q lounging near a machine gun in a long red dress. Whew! As long as a gun is still involved!
I’m tired of being sensitive to people who are frightened of high-cut leotards and great big chairs. What is that called — flashdanciophobia? Get over it and put on some legwarmers. If Maggie was wearing pants, how would we see her tattoo of a phoenix? If 2008′s Gossip Girl poster didn’t say “OMFG,” how would we know that Nate and Serena were f***ing? If I can’t analyze the contours of a 17-year-old’s inner thigh, how will I know I’m at a Miley Cyrus concert? The devil’s in the details. I want you to show me….
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Like everyone who watches Gossip Girl, I’ve enjoyed seeing Taylor Momsen grow from a delicate teen ingenue into a proud, beautiful transvestite. But it turns out, not everyone is so happy with the singer/actor/anti-pants activist‘s recent life choices. In a deep-thought Fox News piece, several people with more fun jobs than you criticize Momsen for a recent interview with Disorder Magazine, where she mentioned being “bored of men” and noted that her best friend is a battery-powered adult toy. (Having not seen the actual article, I can’t help but wonder if Momsen is just quoting from every episode of Sex and the City.) According to Dr. Bill Donohue, president of the Catholic League, “Our society was a much happier place when Annette Funicello pranced around as a ‘Mickey Mouse Mouseketeer,’ and now we have Taylor Momsen prancing around with a dildo in hand.”
Now, naturally, what Donohue meant to say was “Our society was a much happier place for middle-class heterosexual white males who hated communists and loved Nixon,” but this merely brings up a more troubling conundrum. PopWatchers, we all know that liberty brings complications. The rise of the Internet makes information available to everyone…and ensures that teenagers have easy access to Swedish adult films. A library that refuses censorship must carry one copy of Mein Kampf. My question is: Is Taylor Momsen the price we must all pay for freedom? And is it worth it? Take the poll after the jump… READ FULL STORY »
It seems like just yesterday that news broke about Gossip Girl heading to Paris to shoot the first scenes of season four. But now, just two months later, we’ve seen the snaps from the trés glam shoot. All I can say is, more please!
Exhibit A: The gold sequin jacket and electric blue pants belonging to Serena (Blake Lively). Sure, the sharp shoulder craze may be over, but hot damn, I want it — shoulders jutting out and all!
Exhibit B: Serena and Blair (Leighton Meester) frolicking through the Parisian rue, the latter wearing a girly, print-happy Moschino dress, and the former donning a tomboy-cool Georges Chakra dress with a boyfriend blazer. Note to self: Find Serena’s hat and some macaroons.
Exhibit C: Lively beats the heat in pink wide leg pants and chunky jewelry. I don’t love the idea of bras being the new tank top, but those pants are incredible, so I’ll let it slide.
I think anything would’ve been a step up from the first glimpses we got last season, but GG, you’ve given a girl who fell off the boat with your show — thanks to last season’s over-the-top storylines — a reason to get (really) excited again. And it doesn’t hurt that Chuck (Ed Westwick) is also in Paris with new co-star Clémence Poésy of Harry Potter. The plot thickens!
What do you think of these first photos? Does it get you excited for more couture madness to come?
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New York Magazine. I don’t know what you think, PopWatchers, but the mere thought of seeing these two ladies on the streets of Paris sounds like a dream to me. Just think of the fashion (not to mention the cute French boys)! Could this even rival Sex and the City‘s Parisian episodes in terms of couture? Note to GG stylist Eric Daman: I want to see Blair in a dress equivalent to Carrie Bradshaw’s multi-layered Versace gown — and will settle for no less!Gossip Girl has always been a show primarily set on the East Coast — the furthest it has traveled so far has been to the Hamptons. But now Serena and Blair are headed to the City of Lights! Yes, the gals are jetting off to Paris for two episodes in season 4, according to
What do you think about Gossip Girl traveling to Paris, PopWatchers? Is it a good idea? Or do you prefer GG to stay in the Big Apple?
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