There’s no denying I’m a sucker for a biopic. Especially one that’s this glitzy, glamorous and gay. With Liberace as the subject of the film and Matt Damon and Michael Douglas starring, this upcoming HBO film is on everyone’s radar. To label the buzz deafening would be a huge understatement. Everyone and their dog is waiting for it.
Behind The Candelabra is based on Scott Thorson’s 1988 memoir about Liberace’s over-the-top world of palatial houses, extravagant clothes, and secret affairs. Thorson was Liberace’s live-in lover of five years. Matt Damon tackles the role in the adaptation. Entertainment Weekly gives a first look at the highly-anticipated project directed by Steven Soderbergh (Magic Mike). Expect plenty of butt shots.
In the issue, both Douglas who plays the titular character and Damon share their experience making the film. Michael talks about getting advice from Liberace’s friends including Debbie Reynolds on how to play the singer perfectly. On his part, Matt talks about his multiple butt tan spraying sessions and filming sex scenes. Check out a few quotes along with the first teaser trailer below.
If you’re chomping at the bit for Game of Thrones to return on March 31 on HBO, then this might your satisfy your GoT craving. The Season 2 DVD and Blu-ray hit shelves yesterday and includes a slew of treats for hardcore fans of the fantasy series to enjoy. Four of which are deleted scenes featuring Ser Sandor Clegane (Rory McCann), Lady Sansa Stark (Sophie Turner) and Tyrion Lannister (Peter Dinklage), as well as Lord Petyr Baelish (Aidan Gillen) and Lord Varys (Conleth Hill) to name a few. From murder to passionate love scenes and everything in between, the clips definitely give you an eyeful. Check them out below.
If Zachary Quinto worried that his home would only be a one income household for a long period of time, he can now sleep soundly. His boyfriend Jonathan Groff appeared in the second season of Kelsey Grammer’s Boss, but found himself without a job suddenly when STARZ canceled the critically-acclaimed but ratings-challenged drama. Hopefully, he’ll have better luck with HBO than he did with his previous network.
The 27-year-old scored one of the leads in a pilot for HBO centered around 30-something gays living in San Francisco. Sounds like a gay version of Girls, swapping out Brooklyn for Silicon Valley. Groff will play Patrick who’s a video game developer. Love a hot nerd ;) While successful in his career, he’s completely the opposite in his personal life. His character, along with the others will grapple with all the options in contemporary life and the complexities of the modern gay experience in the Bay Area.
It’s been a very busy week for HBO series Girls. The comedy snagged two awards at the 70th Golden Globes- Best Comedy and a Best Actress statue for Lena Dunham. If that wasn’t enough good news, the second season premiere garnered stronger ratings than last year’s debut. Pretty impressive given the stiff competition from Showtime’s premieres and the Globes themselves. The show is definitely on a high right now.
Last week, the show released Girls – Volume 1: Music from the Original HBO Series. The album includes a combination of tracks featured from the first season and some from the current season. One of those tracks is from Santigold titled, appropriately enough, “Girls.” The music video just dropped and captures the essence of the track and the show itself. The upbeat tune features women of all different backgrounds dancing and singing the song’s lyrics. If Girls repeats at the Globes next year, we might hear “Girls” play as the girls walk to the podium instead of Robyn’s “Dancing On My Own” which was played at Sunday’s ceremony. Check out the newly-released visual below.
In the trailer, we see the struggles she went through with her pregnancy and even when she just figured out she was pregnant. “I just had a feeling that something was going on. Really, this is crazy,” Beyonce says into the camera before it cuts to her sonogram. In a voiceover, she later says, “They keep putting me in these tight clothes, and trying to hide this. It’s very difficult. I don’t know how I’m going to get through this.”
She also talks about her internal struggle with living in the public eye and how much of her personal life does she share. “People see celebrities, and they have money and fame. But I’m a human being. I cry, I get scared, I get nervous just like everyone else.” The special airs on February 16. Check out the trailer below!
The cast of Girls were on hand to celebrate the second season premiere at the NYU Skirball Center in New York City on Wednesday, January 9. All the ladies looked stunning on the red carpet. Doesn’t the group photo above remind you of Sex and the City back in the day?
With just a few days before HBO airs the first episode of the sophomore season, comes word that someone is leaving the cast. Don’t panic, it’s NOT Lena Dunham, Allison Williams, Zosia Mamet or Jemima Kirke. PHEW. That said, I’m a little bummed out that this person is leaving the HBO comedy. Find out who’s jumping ship below.
One of our most favorite shows returns to HBO this Sunday and I could NOT be more excited. To coincide with the beginning of its second season, Girls has released a soundtrack compilation filled with songs from the most memorable moments of season one, and a few sneak peaks into season two. The album is an eclectic mix that is perfectly reflective of the show itself.
The album opens up with one of my favorite songs, and best moments of season one. Robyn’s “Dancing on My Own” was the perfect song choice for Hannah and Marnie’s dance break after Hannah learns her ex-boyfriend Elijah (Andrew Rannelis) is gay. An amazing scene and probably where I started to fall in love with the show. Next up is a new song from the band fun. which will appear in season two.
It pays to date a musician. Lena Dunham’s rumored boyfriend is Jack Antonoff, the guitarist for indie rock band Fun. The Girls creator and writer enlisted her boyfriend’s group to contribute to the Volume 1 soundtrack for the HBO comedy. The compilation is a hybrid of tracks heard during the show’s first season and songs that will appear on the upcoming one. Speaking of which, Season 2 of the hilariously raunchy show returns this Sunday, January 13. I.CANNOT.WAIT.
“Sight of the Sun” was originally intended for Fun.’s sophomore album Some Nights. Due to the inability to clear a sample used on the track, the song was dropped from the studio set. When Dunham called the band to contribute to the soundtrack, they reworked “Sight of the Sun” without said sample. After rewriting the chorus, frontman Nate Ruess prefers the new version much more. The track will appear in an upcoming episode of the second season, but you can check it out in its entirety below.