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Paul Walker: Dead in Car Crash

In: Adam, Celeb Gossip & News

UPDATE 7:30PM November 30: Paul Walker’s official Facebook page reports that he was the passenger while riding in a friend’s car during the accident that took their lives this afternoon.

It’s been reported by TMZ and substantiated by other reputable news sources that this afternoon, November 30th, 2013, Paul Walker died in a car crash at the age of 40.

The accident occurred in Santa Clarita, a city North of Los Angeles in California when Walker’s Porsche lost control it’s reported and crashed into a tree. The car burst into flames and then exploded taking the life of the famed actor. At the time Paul was driving a passenger who also died as a result of the accident. It’s been said that no other cars or people were involved. The investigation is still ongoing to understand who was driving and what caused the accident itself. Sources close to Paul explain that he was often taking friends out for rides in his new Porsche GT and that he was in Santa Clarita as a part of a car show that was looking to donate to the victims of the typhoon incident in the Philippines.

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Priape Closes Its Doors Across Canada

In: Adam, Totally GAY!

Listing itself as “Your Favourite Gay Store in Canada”, I can truly say that I was saddened to hear the news as I opened up facebook this morning about my local “gay sex shop” Priape closing its doors across Canada. Opened in 1974, Priape was a lot of things to a lot of people. I don’t at all claim to be anywhere near its best customer or an expert on the business, but as a VERY sex positive writer for this site I thought I’d take the time to write an article to announce the sad news to those who haven’t heard and let people post if they had something to say about their time at this legendary establishment.

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Adam’s Brit Singer Pick: Hobbie Stuart

In: Adam, Music

This boy is CUTE. If you’re from across the pond and into pop and acoustic covers you’ve more than likely heard your fair share about this boy, but there might be something new for the rest of us to learn about here so please, indulge us! Hobbie Stuart is a relatively new singer out of Brighton, England who is just absolutely killing it with his covers and subtle mash ups of today’s biggest songs. Introduced to me by one of my more music-forward (and very muscled and I do believe single and living in NY just FYI) friends, Scott, through a random weekday post on his fb wall, I first fell hard for this high-pitched youngin’ listening to his recent cover of Miley Cyrus‘ “We Can’t Stop” mixed in with “Best I Ever Had” and “Crew Love” by Drake. The original song (now nearly ruined by twerking for me) is revitalized and given a poetic and romantic depth that Miley wouldn’t ever have dreamed of adding to it. It had me from note two (don’t worry, I’ll attach it after the jump!).

What matters for me is not the kid’s cute looks (he’s 23-years old, so too young for me) but damn does this half-Brazilian pull off an amazing boy-next-door- rather, it’s his musical mind that sees fit to combining unexpected current hits to produce something altogether new sounding… oh, and awesome. His voice- you’ll hear- is not the typical booming bass or even tenor but hits the high notes in a nearly prepubescent manner that wavers ever so slightly as he creeps the top of his registry to guarantee you the balls have dropped: he just REALLY knows what he’s doing! He’s got a couple dozen covers out there on YouTube and it’s actually hella hard to find anything on him except for a few interviews, so whatever little I can do to help propel his name out there, I’m up for it. You’ve got to read on and hear this kid take on huge names like Rihanna, Adele and more and look very good while doing it.

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Adam Fall TV Review: Mom

In: Adam, TV Shows

Following the recent tradition of film actors taking to the television set, two of our comedic faves: Anna Faris (House Bunny) and Allison Janey (Drop Dead Gorgeous) take up the role of moms in this latest comedy by the major writer/creator Chuck Lorre who brought America some of its all-time and current biggest hits including Mike & Molly, Two and a Half Men and the Big Bang Theory (having a brain, I’ve only really ever watched the latter on that list personally).

Okay, I’m done with the references: let’s focus on the show… it’s actually kind of funny. First off, it’s not for everyone. This isn’t Mike & Molly humour: there’s a ton of sex drugs and I’m assuming at some point some 90s flash backs to some rock and roll. Very much a SLIGHTLY more family oriented version of 2 Broke Girls as its leading ladies Allison and Anna play off their relationship as mother and daughter who both failed in their respective attempts to parent. Allison was a pill popping ho bag who never cared about Anna until she was grown with her own kids and Anna plays a recovering alcoholic looking to turn things around for her kids. Written out, it sounds a bit Dickensian i know, but there is a constant implant of banter and wit that even this struggling family makes you laugh.

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Adam’s Fall TV Review: Hostages

In: Adam, TV Shows

Fresh(ish) off the success of their respective TV staring endeavours, Toni Colette (of United States of Tara) and Dylan McDermott (from American Horror Story) unite their unquestionably powerful screen presence in this new thriller: Hostages. I was immediately intrigued by star power alone for this series and then even more plussed once I heard the premise: a homebred terrorist played by Dylan takes the USofA’s doctor’s family hostage played by Toni as he attempts to convince her to help him assassinate POTUS. Not wanting to give up too much more of the plot in the first paragraph of my article, I will say that this show delivers.

Backed by a decently rounded up cast of C-listers and newbies, Hostages is without a doubt a showdown between the scene-stealing and adversarial leads as you cannot help but hope they get to face off again and again as the show continues. The premise is REALLY hard to believe in- let’s be honest with ourselves. In this day and age, when an ice cream shop is likely inspected 18 times for 3 weeks before the president might consider visiting it, are we actually to fall for the scenario that the president’s doctor/surgeon isn’t a LITTLE more closely watched the night before she puts the big man under the knife? I do hate shows that ask me to believe they could happen while begging me to ignore a few discrepancies, but hey: it’s Hollywood. Overall, the plot and acting along make it a thumbs up following the pilot.

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All honesty, I’m a superhero geek so even if this ended up being shitty I was likely gonna stay tuned and suggest it to the rest of the nerds out there. That said, I’m not watching Arrow, so clearly I have some sort of SOME sort of requirements as far as script and plot line goes! Today, I’m looking at the recently released TV continuation of the epic 2012 film The Avengers: the Marvel Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.. While trying to transplant what was one of the most grandiose films of all time (particularly graphically and budget-wise) into the small screen was a huge risk for the continuity of this brand, let’s be honest; Marvel has so much god damn money and devoted followers that they can do whatever they want and always come out ahead. Thankfully, this attempt was both decent and intelligible.

You’ll notice right away that my adjectives to describe this show aren’t exactly out of this world. Let’s call a spade a spade: the CGI (or whatever the hell it is they call it these days) is good as far as TV standards are considered but far from great and the HUGE name actors are of course there so the unique banter that we came to love from the film is starting from scratch with a few of the smaller characters carrying over and using the introduction of some new blood onto the set. The always bald but tension-cutting and humour Clark Gregg is revived from movie and works alongside previous co-(not quite)star Cobie Smulders of How I Met Your Mother fame. Joining the cast are Ming-Na Wen (from ER) and two essential newcomers (and eye candy) Chloe Bennet and Brett Dalton. Long story short, she’s funny and he’s doable. Now, let’s get to the show itself!

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Adam’s Weird Movie Review: Only God Forgives

In: Adam, TV Shows

This movie is not for everyone. First off, if you’re obsessed with Ryan Gosling (as I’m slowly finding out half the man-loving world is) then you’ll want to see him as severe and lean and sexy as ever in this. Second, if you love Asian revenge movies (plays really), then BAM this is up your alley. Third, if you liked the film Drive by director Nicolas Winding Refn then you’ll love this because it’s basically Drive 2, set in Bangkok… with an equally amazing and eerie sound track. Oh, fourth, if you like violence: watch this.

Set in modern day Thailand, this is a revenge film about family honour and drug lord crime. The two protagonists are both severely flawed as they attempt to restore peace to their respective homes. Ryan plays the brother of a murdered child rapist who is tasked by the incredible Kristin Scott Thomas (whom you will remember from Gosford Park Drop Dead Gorgeous but CERTAINLY not recognize) who acts as matriarch to this f-ed up family and who through horrendous guilt and near-incestual flirtation demands for retribution of her dead son. Ryan is pitted against a retired police officer who murders without shame the worst members of society in this vast asian city. There’s sword fights, massive gun shoot ups, beatings to death with bare hands and a lot of kinky sexy: if you’re into any of that, this movie is worth a look.

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How much do my friends HATE it when I leave a voice mail. I’m not joking, I get RAILED constantly by my closest friends who have no qualms informing me that short of their mother and grandparents, I am the only person in their lives still leaving voice mail. Am I alone in this?

Why the voice mail hate on? What’s wrong with leaving a funny message (which I almost always opt for by the way) to let a friend know you’re thinking about them and want them to hear the sincerity in your voice. In an age where mis-reading text messages is a five time daily occurrence, how can anyone be down on my attempt to bring clarity to a situation by clearly explaining and emoting what I want to communicate? While I’ll get into my reasons for vm’ing later, I just wanted to posit the basic and starting off question: What happened to the voice mail? What year was it exactly that this method of indicating to someone that you need to speak with them became antiquated and (apparently) annoying? I often get quoted: “Adam, I have call display, so I know you called and I’ll get back to you when I can.” Well smartypants, maybe I don’t want you to get back to me, and maybe I didn’t or couldn’t text, did you ever think about that? And, WHY ARE YOU YELLING AT ME? It’s just a voice mail! You may think I’m tending for my usual histrionics here, but this issue is no laughing (well, fine, it kind of is) matter with my group of friends as we constantly battle to voice mail or not to voice mail.

Click through to read the rest of my rant and hear why I argue this is still a valid communication tool and let your opinion be known

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