It’s a battle of the sequels this Memorial Day weekend at the box office. The Hangover Part III faces off against The Fast and The Furious 6. While these two films battle it out for your dollars, I thought it was only fitting that I pit the stars of the films in our latest Who’d You Rather poll.
Figuring out which two exactly proved to be a dilemma. Should I pit Vin Diesel against Justin Bartha, or Bradley Cooper against Tyrese Gibson? In the end, I decided to go with a Bradley Cooper and Paul Walker match-up. My rationale being that both of them were victors in their previous battles. Cooper edged out Bartha and Walker beat out his racing buddies. I’m curious to see which of these guys tops the other. In this battle, it’s anyone’s guess. In my fantasy, it’s Cooper who tops Walker ;) Check out the pics below and be sure to cast your vote afterward
There’s a new Governor in town and he means business. True Blood’s latest promo for Season 6 highlights new cast addition Arliss Howard as Governor Truman Burrell. In the clip, Governor Burrell declares war against vampires and urges human citizens to buy guns and wooden bullets to protect themselves. “When humans can no longer walk on these streets at night without fearing for their lives, then we have to take our streets back,” he stresses.
“He’s got short-range goals, long-range goals, and ulterior motives for every single of them… Even while he’s doing unimaginable things, he thinks he’s doing good. That’s what’s so scarry about Burrell.” – Brian Buckner, True Blood executive producer
In addition to Howard, Amelia Rose Blaire joins the cast as Willa Burrell, daughter of the Governor, who has a differing view on vampires. Should make Sunday dinners very awkward. Other new characters introduced in the coming season include super old faerie Niall Brigant (Rutger Hauer), vampire-rights activist Nicole Wright (Jurnee Smollett-Bell), and faerie Ben Flynn (Robert Kazinsky), who has a spark with Sookie. Check out the new promo below which features Governor Burrell’s speech mixed with scenes teasing the hunt for and torture on vampires.
Memorial Day weekend officially kicks off summer for our American readers. It’s a time to bond with friends, enjoy the sun, relax and partake in some adult beverages. There’s nothing more refreshing than sipping an ice cold cocktail on a hot day at the beach. Don’t you agree? I’m sure you do.
With that in mind, I reached out to a few of our friends to whip up a few tasty concoctions to share. Check out the drink recipes below featuring Sauza Tequila, EFFEN Vodka and Crave Chocolate Liqueurs. Speaking of Sauza, if you haven’t checked out their hot lifeguard, I’ve included him below as well. Enjoy and drink responsibly.
How To Make
In a small pitcher, muddle together the mint leaves, sugar and lime juice until they start to melt together. Add your Sauza® Blue Silver. Fill 4 glasses with ice and pour cocktail mixture 3/4 of the way to the top of each glass. Fill each glass with club soda and garnish with a lime and an extra sprig of mint. (Serves 4)
On the Billboard Dance Chart Daft Punk has done quite well. The Parisian electronic music duo have three dance chart-toppers before “Get Lucky” but none of their tracks have done well on the Billboard Hot 100. Both “Around the World” and “One More Time” peaked at No. 61 and “Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger” didn’t even chart. “Get Lucky” finally gives Daft Punk their first Top 10 hit on the Hot 100. The track also gives Pharrell Williams his first Top 10 single since being featured on Ludacris’ “Money Maker” back in 2006.
The singles chart isn’t the only place where Daft Punk is making career milestones. Their fourth studio album, Random Access Memories, is on track to move upwards of 300,000 units. The number is strong enough to give them their first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart. If the numbers hold up, it’ll earn the second-largest debut week this year after Justin Timberlake’s whopping 968,000 for his The 20/20 Experience.
In other Billboard-related news, American Idol Season 12 winner Candice Glover bowed with 48,000 downloads for “I Am Beautiful” landing it at at No. 93 on the Billboard Hot 100. By far it’s the lowest charting Idol coronation single in history. A far cry from Phillip Phillips’ best-selling “Home” which sold 278,000 units. Poor girl is doing even worse than Lee DeWyze.
Just when I thought X-Men Days of Future Past casting was complete, Bryan Singer throws a curve ball. The 47-year-old director announced via Twitter that Quicksilver, the speedy son of Magneto, will make an appearance in the highly-anticipated sequel.
“Before he was an #Avenger, he was just a REALLY fast kid. Thrilled to say #EvanPeters is joining #XMen #DaysOfFuturePast as #Quicksilver.” – Bryan Singer’s Twitter
The interesting part of this news is not who’s playing Quicksilver, but rather the addition of the character in the film. Just recently, Joss Whedon announced Quicksilver and his twin sister Scarlet Witch were part of his plans for The Avengers sequel.
To give a bit of a background, Magneto’s offspring are mutants. Since FOX owns the X-Men franchise, fans were worried that their inclusion to Disney-owned Avengers franchise might not happen due to legal issues. But since Whedon announced their inclusion, everything seemed fine.
I can’t help but think Singer adding Quicksilver this late in the game is a way to thwart The Avengers because they had no legal leg to stand on to prevent the characters’ appearance in Whedon’s film. Perhaps I’m reading too much into this, but my Spidey-sense tells me otherwise.
After breaking into Billboard Hot 100′s Top 40 with “Body Party” for the first time since 2009′s “Love Sex Magic,” Ciara is hoping her new single will follow in its footsteps. Just like the lead cut which featured her boyfriend Future, “I’m Out” is another collaboration from her upcoming self-titled fifth studio album. This time it’s with Nicki Minaj. The two previously joined forces on Minaj’s “I’m Legit.” With these two ladies involved, obviously the track is all about girl power.
“Ladies, it’s your song / So as soon as this come on / You should get out on the floor / Gon’ and get your sexy on / If you know that you better / Then the new girl that he on / Go ‘head and tell him now / “You gon’ miss me when I’m gone”
Personally, I like it. The juxtaposition of Ciara’s sultry delivery and Minaj’s aggressive swagger really works well together. It’s definitely one of Cici’s better tracks in years and could be the game-changer she’s been looking for. Definitely has the potential to become a summer jam. Take a listen below and let me know what you think afterward.
Following a yearlong campaign by GLAAD, the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) approved a resolution on May 23, 2013 that will allow gay youth to participate in scouting. The Boy Scouts will maintain its ban on gay and lesbian parents and leaders, however though. Baby steps right?
The group’s anti-gay stance has been widely criticized by celebrities, former members, advocacy groups and President Obama himself. Protests have included former members turning in their badges, corporations like Chipotle pulling their sponsorship and musicians Train and Carly Rae Jepsen canceling their concert at the group’s upcoming annual National Jamboree. With that said, I’m sure there will be homophobic donors and companies who’ll pull funds due to the BSA’s now inclusionary mandate.
According to GLAAD, approximately 1,400 members of the Boy Scouts National Council convened in Grapevine, Texas and passed the resolution by 61.4%. The new policy which states that ‘no youth may be denied membership in the Boy Scouts of America on the basis of sexual orientation or preference alone’ won’t take effect until January 1, 2014. Check out the full statement below.
Believe it or not Manon is about to be invoked again. If you know what I’m talking about then clearly you’re a fan of the 1996 supernatural teen flick The Craft starring Neve Campbell and Fairuza Balk. If you’re a musical nut as well, then this bit of news is going to BLOW YOUR MIND. Hell, if Legally Blonde can do it, why can’t the witchy foursome aka the corners?
With Mean Girls, Magic Mike and Ever After potentially heading to Broadway, it only makes sense another Hollywood film gets the musical adaptation treatment. Out of the ones mentioned, The Craft musical seems to be the furthest along.
The show began development in 2012. A demo was recorded and released in May of that year. A partial reading is currently planned to take place in Illinois in May with a more substantial workshop/reading lined up in NYC later this year. Videos of the cast performing during a workshop have been uploaded to YouTube. Watch the cast sing three numbers- “A Perfect Circle“, “Manon” and “Light as a Feather, Stiff as a Board“- from the production below.