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Tilda Swinton, Best Actress in a Box

Tilda Swinton, impossibly cool Oscar-winning actress, David Bowie video muse, fashion renegade, general Scottish bad-ass, will sleep in a box for seven-hour stretches as part of a MoMA performance piece this year.

The Gothamist reports that the Swinton-conceived piece “The Maybe,” which she brought to a London gallery in 1995 and later recreated it in a Rome museum, premiered yesterday at the New York museum.

“Museum staff doesn’t know she’s coming until the day of, but she’s here today,” a MoMA source was quoted. “She’ll be there the whole day. All that’s in the box is cushions and a water jug.”

The MoMA declared that Swinton will nap/perform “The Maybe” about a half-dozen more times, all of them unannounced and unpublicized, throughout 2013.

I’m surprised she chose to wear shoes. And are those eyeglasses at her side? Who needs a stretch? However silly and pretentious this all might sound at first blush, the sight of the curled-up, still woman, being peered at like a sleeping tiger, is rather startling and beautiful, isn’t it?

'Admission': Which stars can always get you to see their movies?

Like a whole heck of a lot of people, I love Tina Fey. I love her so much, in fact, that I’m going to see Admission this weekend even though the movie doesn’t personally appeal to me. Fey is one of the few people on my list of stars that I’ll go to see in absolutely anything. Happily, Fey’s Admission co-star, World’s Most Likable Person Paul Rudd, also makes that list. Regardless of the story, I simply like watching the two of them onscreen together.

The other actress that I will support, regardless of the film, is Reese Witherspoon. I first fell in love with her in Legally Blonde, and then went back and watched some of her older movies that I had missed – Pleasantville and ElectionCruel Intentions and The Man in the Moon. And now, she’s my comfort food; I’ve been in theaters for every movie of hers since. READ FULL STORY

One of the cats playing a cat in 'Breakfast at Tiffany's' has been fired

I’m a cat person, but this is unforgivable: “spies” at the New York Post are reporting that the understudy for the cat in the on-Broadway Breakfast at Tiffany’s has been fired. “Poor Montie’s been dismissed, and they’re scrambling to have his head shot and bio replaced in the Playbill,” the spy told the paper while a show rep would only tell them, “The production is saddened by Montie’s dismissal and wishes him well.”

What went wrong? Perhaps the role of a cat was a stretch for him? The report says he was being “unruly” and, well, he is a cat, afterall. He may have scratched someone or been caught sleeping on their face. Cats don’t usually get fired — they get yelled at and swatted away and rubbed and fed. In the world of Tiffany’s, though, they may just be the best thing going.

And we are not making this up: The Post also reports that Breakfast’s real feline star, Vito, is now demanding a car and driver.

Read more:
This Week on Stage: ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’ and ‘Hands on a Hardbody’ hit Broadway
Emilia Clarke breaks out the guitar on stage as Holly Golightly — EXCLUSIVE IMAGES
Emilia Clarke on going from ‘Game of Thrones’ to ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’ on Broadway

Miley Cyrus twerks in a unicorn costume and we all need to readjust our brains -- VIDEO

Is it possible to have a fever dream while awake? At the very least this video of Miley Cyrus twerking in a unicorn costume will have you dousing your face to make sure you still exist in reality.

Some people wear neon bikinis and steal, some dress up like unicorns. To each his/her own.

Watch the bizarre video that Miley posted to her Facebook below: READ FULL STORY

Tea Party Patriots channel 'The Hunger Games' in new recruitment ad -- VIDEO

It’s The Hunger Games: Forget About People From District 12 edition!

At CPAC over the weekend, the Tea Party Patriots debuted their new recruitment video – a fake movie trailer that looked vaguely familiar exactly like The Hunger Games (mixed with some 1984 and The Matrix for good measure). Calling themselves “a movement on fire,” the video shows viewers the great peril that awaits patriotic citizens if we don’t do something about entitlements, fast.

“Fifteen years ago, freedom died,” a Woman Who Is Not Jennifer Lawrence informs us. With the new Development Party in power, there is just one Orwellian message on the airways: “When WE provide for every need, then you are fully Developed.” Do you understand? Government assistance is bad. So one day, Man Who Is Not As Sexy as Liam Hemsworth refuses to pay his “contribution” and a rebellion straight out of Mockingjay begins.

The video includes plenty of Hunger Games call outs, such as a mockingjay-esque symbol for the rebellion. But their liberty-hating villain is no glowering President Snow; Chairman Troy Marcus has the look of a middling House majority whip, nothing more.

Watch the trailer below: READ FULL STORY

Is 'Girls' still a comedy?

January 13 was a big day for Lena Dunham. The second season of Girls premiered on HBO at 9 p.m. ET that evening; around 10:30 the very same night, Dunham’s show was awarded the Golden Globe for Best Television Series, Comedy or Musical.

Dunham — already a winner that night for Best Actress in a TV Comedy — accepted the award with an exuberant yelp, urging her co-stars and creative team to get “super close” to the microphone. Her heartfelt acceptance speech ended with Dunham thanking Chad Lowe, a joking reference to Hilary Swank’s famous omission at the 2000 Oscars. It was frank, funny, and a little bit awkward — just what someone who loved Girls‘s first season would expect from the show’s visionary.

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'Angry Birds Toons' set for global small-screen domination -- VIDEO

Have you ever stopped in the middle of playing Angry Birds and thought, “I wish these angry birds would do something vaguely narrative and three-dimensional”?

If so, you’ll be happy to hear that developer Rovio is finally ready with Angry Birds Toons, to be available on the app and Xfinity on-demand on March 17, as well as international broadcast markets including Australia, Korea, France, Israel, and Germany on March 16. This is a bigger deal than it may seem: There are 52 episodes planned — a prelude to an Angry Birds movie –  and Activision, Paramount, and Sony are partners in the launch.

On first brush, your reaction may be curiosity — or confusion: What will the cartoon be about? Will I still be able to play it? Is this another example of all that new transmedia content I’m always not-reading about?

At Cannes last year, Rovio’s head of animation, Nick Dorra, said the show would be about “telling more engaging stories,” according to Deadline. Judging by the just-released preview clip, the birds in question will, in fact, be angry. They will also fall off of cliffs and be named Terrence. Watch a preview below:

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One Direction's Harry Styles tattoos large butterfly across his chest. That's what makes him beautiful. -- PHOTO

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Say this for Harry Styles: He’s certainly living like he’s young.

The lead singer of One Direction and recent Taylor Swift ex got “One Thing” tattooed across his chest a few weeks back: A giant butterfly. But Styles isn’t in the business of snapping shirtless selfies — the tattoo artist, Liam Sparkes, posted the picture to his Flickr account (now deleted), which is why millions of One Directions fans are now freaking out on Twitter. This is not how they pictured their future husband’s torso on the white sands of some private island.

EW reached out to a rep for Styles, who confirmed that the picture is of Styles and that the butterfly is his new tattoo. Styles, who already has a bunch of other tattoos all over his body (U.K. tabloid The Daily Mail has a full breakdown), may have gotten the tat to mark his 19th birthday, which was Feb. 1.

So many questions: What’s he trying to tell us? Did he lose a bet to Liam? Will this be documented in 1D3D? How does Justin Bieber feel about another teen superstar getting involved in the tat game? Most importantly: Will Swift’s new single be Trapped Like A Butterfly?

Read more:
Happy birthday, Justin Bieber! How will he spend his last year of teenagedom?
Damon Lindelof goes on hours-long Twitter spree about Justin Bieber’s hat
Watch One Direction’s Harry Styles get hit in the groin by a shoe — VIDEO

'Boy Meets World' star Danielle Fishel poses for Maxim to promote her upcoming Disney channel show

Danielle-FishelHigh-school-aged Topanga would certainly disapprove. Danielle Fishel, who played Topanga on Boy Meets World and will be reprising the role on the upcoming Girl Meets World Disney Channel reboot, has posed for Maxim.

While the pictures are pretty NSFW, the accompanying Q&A is fairly PG. She talks about the origin of the name Topanga: “Michael Jacobs says he was driving down the highway when production called and said, ‘We need a name for this character!’” she explained. “He happened to be driving past Topanga Canyon, so he said, ‘Topanga.’ He says that if they had called him two miles later, I would’ve been named Canoga, which is the next exit.” READ FULL STORY

Joan Rivers in hot water for Heidi Klum Holocaust joke

When viewers tune in to Fashion Police’s Oscar wrap-up on E! they’re probably expecting cutting remarks, but Joan Rivers – no stranger to controversy – went a bit further than that with some not-so-innocent jokes about Heidi Klum’s Oscar outfit.

Speaking about Klum’s showstopping gold dress with a seriously plunging neckline, Rivers remarked Monday, “The last time a German looked this hot was when they were pushing Jews into the ovens.” Yikes.

This made a lot of people quite upset, namely the Anti-Defamation League, who posted on their website: “Of all people, Joan Rivers should know better.  This remark is so vulgar and offensive to Jews and Holocaust survivors, and indeed to all Americans, that we cannot believe it made it to the airwaves.  Making it worse, not one of her co-hosts made any effort to respond or to condemn this hideous statement, leaving it hanging out there and giving it added legitimacy through their silence.  Almost as bad as her original comment is the fact that she sat there doubled over with laughter after saying it.” READ FULL STORY

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