The five major broadcast networks don’t officially announce their 2013 Fall schedules until next week at the upfronts, but that hasn’t prevented a few of them from revealing the fates of a few on-the-bubble shows. On Thursday, two shows I thought were dunzo received a lifeline. Both The Carrie Diaries and Nikita are coming back. HALLELOO. I’m hoping The New Normal also receives another chance.
From now until Monday, I’ll keep updating this list as breaking news happens. Even though some new shows have been announced, this post will focus only cancellations and renewals. I’ll chat about the new series as each network presents at the upfronts next week.
In the past, our coverage on twins has been met with either open arms or disgust. With that kind of polarizing reaction, how could I not share another photo series feature another set of identical brothers.
Meet Portuguese twins Jonathan and Kevin Ferreira de Sampaio. They’ve walked the runways of Dolce & Gabbana, DSquared2 and Michael Bastian to name a few. Their editorial credits include features in Arena, Bullett and WWD. Their latest features the adorable twins goofing around for Homme Style magazine’s Fantasy issue. Photographed by Simon, the two show off fashions styled by Alex Vaccani. Check it out below.
Trying to beat the pirates at their own game, Demi Lovato streamed her entire album a full week ahead of its official release earlier this week. The 20-year-old clearly is still in the giving mood. She also sharing photos from upcoming album Demi as well. Snapped by celebrity photographer Rankin, Lovato sports numerous looks including a high-pony grown-up chick side to a more avant garde one with lacy fabric covering her face. Check out all the photos below.
Ever wonder how much hair your head grows in a year. Apparently six inches worth. If that bit of knowledge excites you, then you’re going to love this video created by BuzzFeed. It covers other bodily functions over the course of a year. From how much skin your body sheds, to the number of sweat you produce, everything is covered. The human body is truly a fascinating thing. The only thing I wish they would’ve uncovered is the amount of semen an average man produces. Can you imagine the number of buckets? Watch the video below.
Lana Del Rey’s contribution to The Great Gatsby soundtrack is arguably one of the best, if not the best, on the Jay-Z curated album. “Young and Beautiful” perfectly captures the decadence and burning desire vibe of the film with its sweeping, romantic and haunting production. Her vocals are like butter over the ethereal orchestral strings and commanding slow drum beats. It makes perfect sense that the track is the first official single from the Baz Luhrmann film.
Given that The Great Gatsby is the perfect platform to introduce Del Rey to a wider audience, I was expecting some big production to highlight the 26-year-old singer. Instead we see shots of an orchestra mixed in with close up shots of the chanteuse sporting glittery hoops and glimmery teardrops painted on her face. It’s dark, somber and deceptively simple. Just like Lana. Check out the Chris Sweeney-directed clip below.
What do you get when you mix a little something from Russia, Sweden and the United States? More promotional images for H&M’s beachwear collection for Summer 2013. Arthur Kulkov and Tyson Ballou turn up the “Summer Heat” in an exotic locale wearing colorful summer essentials from the Swedish retailer. I need to go on vacay with this duo stat.
I’m sure at this point, you’re a little tired of seeing Beyonce’s H&M commercial playing on the hour every hour on every TV station. Seriously, how much was budgeted for their collaboration with the “Irreplaceable” singer? It’s literally on 24/7. Love her, but I want to see Kulkov and Ballou splash around on the beach in a commercial for a change of pace. Most likely we’ll never see that happen, so check out the still shots as a consolation prize. Enjoy.
WOAH! That was intense. Coming from the man who gave us Children of Men how could I expect anything else. Alfonso Cuarón co-wrote Gravity with his son Jonás. The 51-year-old also directed, produced and co-edited the film. I wouldn’t be surprised if he makes a cameo in the film somehow.
Though Sandra Bullock and George Clooney headline the film, they weren’t the original choices. During pre-production numerous stars were attached and offered the roles including Angelina Jolie, Natalie Portman, Scarlett Johansson, Blake Lively and Marion Cotillard for Bullock’s role and Robert Downey Jr. for Clooney. Personally, I’m glad we ended up with the two that we have. Love them both.
Dr. Ryan Stone (Bullock) is a medical engineer on her first Space Shuttle mission and is accompanied by veteran astronaut Matt Kowalsky (Clooney), who is in command of the shuttle flight, due to be his last. Due to a spacewalk gone wrong, the two astronauts find themselves drifting alone in space after debris crashes into their space shuttle. Poor Canadarm never saw it come. The film follows them as they attempt to return to earth. Check out the intense Gravity teaser trailer below.
American Idol must be in serious suck up mode after that reported secret plan to oust Mariah Carey midseason was made public. How else can you explain the fact they let Carey’s brand new music video air in its entirety. Correct me if I’m wrong, but I don’t think that’s ever been done for any of the judges before. Usually the video is aired up to the second verse before they cutaway, but not for the #diva that is #Mimi.
Out of protest for the silly hashtag in the song title, I”m going to overuse the ever so trendy symbol. “#Beautiful” is vintage Mariah at her best. If you love Mimi wearing #tootight and #revealing clothing and #flippingherhair in slow motion, then you’re going to love the Joseph Khan-directed visual. It’s #fun, #flirty and #fourtyplus. I’m not sure if it’s Khan’s masterful use of #softlighting or some other sort of other magical powers, but the 43-year-old is serving #Butterfly realness. She hasn’t aged a day since those #glorydays.
The clip begins with Carey #ridingbitch on Miguel’s motorcycle. It then segues to her #writhing on the bike solo and eventually executing some #privatedancing a la #TinaTurner in a #beautiful room with gorgeous #chandeliers as Miguel sits in a hot #vintagecar. It’s fairly simple in its concept, but a solid accompanying visual. Check it out below.