Remember when Isaiah Washington was unceremoniously shown the door from Seattle Grace for using homophobic slurs in reference to co-star T.R. Knight? Now he’s coming back.
Remember when Isaiah Washington, who played Dr. Preston Burke on Grey’s Anatomy for three years, was unceremoniously shown the door from Seattle Grace for using homophobic slurs in reference to co-star T.R. Knight? Now he’s coming back.
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So what happened? Washington reportedly first used a gay slur on set in October 2006 during a fight with co-star Patrick Dempsey, during which Washington reportedly told Dempsey, “I’m not your little faggot like T.R. [Knight].” As reports of the incident began to spread in the media, Knight was actually forced to come out of the closet. Washington’s actions angered many gay groups, and he released a public apology after Knight came out October 19 stating “I sincerely regret my actions and the unfortunate use of words...I have nothing but respect for my co-workers.” After the initial incident, things calmed down until the 2007 Golden Globe Awards.
Katy Perry kissed a girl named Miley and she feels really meh about it.
Katy Perry kissed a girl, and she feels really meh about it. On the off chance you don’t have a Google alert set up for cheap publicity stunts, the aforementioned kiss occurred back in February, when Katy Perry and Miley Cyrus made out at Cyrus's concert. A careful re-watching of the kiss (aka celebrity journalism at its finest), reveals that it was more of an uncomfortable truth or dare peck than a full on make out sesh.
And Lindsay Lohan Gets Soaked.
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Ke$ha Leaves Rehab. A more mature Ke$ha has wrapped up her two-month rehab stint, losing the dollar sign in her Twitter handle and gaining a newfound focus on her career along the way. MTV
Miley Cyrus Joins the Solo Mile High Club. Cyrus tweeted a series of photos posing with a Hand of Adonis sex toy on a a plane. Seems like the controversial celeb could use a hand with her PR. Huffington Post
The Noah’s Ark Darren Aronofsky read about wasn’t a ship you can navigate—it was big box. In a new exhibit, the director asks artists to share their vision of the biblical story.
A mix of artists, actors, and film nerds made their way into SoHo Thursday night for the opening of Foundations of the Deep: Noah and the Flood, an art exhibition organized by director Darren Aronofsky in support of his new film, Noah.
Courtesy the artist and Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York
For the last several months, most of the press surrounding the biblical epic has been geared toward its religious content––whether it will appease believers or non-believers, whether it will offend or not offend. In October 2013, word leaked that initial test screenings of the film had been received poorly by churchgoers. And just last month, a report surfaced that Paramount had altered the marketing materials to include a disclaimer that the film was only inspired by the Bible, not a literal interpretation of it (the studio allegedly made the change without Aronofsky’s knowledge).
Robin Wright has been battling against sexual violence for years, in fact it was her campaigning that inspired the mission of her character Claire Underwood in 'House of Cards.'
When Robin Wright is staring at you intently, even extending her hand to grasp your arm as she speaks, she has an almost disarmingly warm and earnest demeanor. At a glance, she appears to have nothing in common with Claire Underwood, her character on House of Cards, who never leaves the house without her cruel, icy gaze.
But, as it turns out, she and her on-screen alter ego do have something in common: an activist streak. Underwood, in the show, runs a clean water initiative until she leaves her post to draw up a political battle plan against sexual assault in the military. And Wright, in real life, has been an outspoken advocate against sexual violence used as a weapon of war.
The hunt for the lobby boy Zero Moustafa in ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’ ended with a talented 17-year-old actor named Tony Revolori. He doesn’t regret taking the part from his brother.
If you could choose between fame and family, what would you do? For Tony Revolori, the unknown kid who steals the show in The Grand Budapest Hotel, the choice was easy. Wes Anderson had such a clear mental picture of the face he needed for his latest movie that none of the established teen actors would do.
An international hunt for the right guy to play the lobby boy Zero Moustafa ended with an open audition back in the U.S. Only two boys made the cut: Revolori and his big brother Mario.
The actress, who plays Tris Prior in the upcoming blockbuster, opens up about the film and much more in an exclusive candid Q&A as part of the ‘Divergent’ daily countdown highlighting the “Candor” faction.
You’re about to become very familiar with Shailene Woodley.
The 22-year-old actress is the star of Divergent—a dystopian adventure based on a series of bestselling YA novels by Veronica Roth. In Neil Burger’s film, in theaters March 21, Woodley is Tris Prior, a teenager living in a future society that’s divided into five factions based on personality. Tris’s parents are from the Abnegation faction, but she soon learns she is divergent, meaning she shares traits with multiple factions. She enlists in Dauntless, a faction composed of the fearless who protect the city. When Tris uncovers the Erudite leader’s (Kate Winslet) plot to first wrestle control of the government from, and then wipe out the Abnegation faction, she teams up with fellow Dauntless Four (Theo James) to stop them.
We sit down with the production designer of Wes Anderson’s gorgeous new film to find out how it was done. The amazing answer? It was all handmade.
The Grand Budapest Hotel is a screwball comedy that follows the adventures of a foppish concierge named Monsieur Gustave (Ralph Fiennes) and his trusted lobby boy Zero Mustafa (Tony Revolori) as they zigzag across the fictional Mitteleuropean country of Zubrowka in the years between the two World Wars. It is also Wes Anderson’s most ravishingly beautiful film. For the man behind The Royal Tenenbaums, The Fantastic Mr. Fox, and The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, that's really saying something.
To find out how Anderson and his team invented Zubrowka, assembled their hotel, and perfected every little visual detail of the movie—from the pink pastry boxes to the hand-lettered bathhouse signs—we sat down with production designer Adam Stockhausen. A Brooklyn resident, Stockhausen had recently flown to Los Angeles to celebrate his Best Production Design Academy Award nomination for 12 Years a Slave. On the eve of the release of The Grand Budapest Hotel, he was gracious enough to take The Daily Beast on a behind-the-scenes tour of Anderson’s latest creation.
ABC’s new supernatural-religious drama is like ‘Touched by an Angel’ meets ‘The X-Files.’ Just in case that sounds like your bag.
“My kitty just died. I know that God brought Jesus back from the dead a long time ago, so I figured that since he did that he could bring back my kitty, too.”
We’re obsessed with bringing things back from the dead. That obsession is true of pop culture, for sure, but also permeates our everyday lives. And it starts preoccupying us at a young age, too, as the little girl with the dead kitty demonstrated this past Christmas Eve at the mass I attended with my parents. The question she was asked by the priest during his homily: “What would you like for Christmas?”
The Hosanna Church was the heart of a child sex abuse scandal shrouded in reports of devil worship and rituals with cat blood and pentagrams. Is this the case behind 'True Detective'?
Is there any monster in this world worse than man?
A roadside sign outside the building which used to house the Hosanna Church in Ponchatoula, La., bears a graffiti message on Tuesday, May 24, 2005. The former pastor, a deputy sheriff and several former members of the congregation are behind bars, accused by the police of a litany of offenses, including the sexual abuse of perhaps two dozen children and the mutilations of cats for satanic rituals. (Michael Mohr/The New York Times, via Redux)
The residents of the small, south Louisiana town of Ponchatoula discovered in 2005 there were monsters committing unspeakable acts to children and animals. The evil was reportedly carried out inside a church.
How LBJ passed the ’64 Civil Rights Act—by lying, schmoozing, charming, and threatening—is dramatized in the new Broadway play, starring Bryan Cranston.
Cub political reporters, if they are lucky, are told the great big secret about covering Washington D.C. soon after they arrive: it is not that the workings of government are opaque necessarily, or that politicians dissemble, or that sources are hard to come by.
Bryan Cranston and Robert Petkoff (Evgenia Eliseeva)
Rather, the great secret of covering the federal government is that politics is often really, really boring.
The bestselling rapper opened up to Elliott Wilson on CRWN about his new album, 'Mastermind,' and much more. The series is presented by Myspace.
The Teflon Don speaks.
Yes, 38-year-old rapper/entrepreneur Rick Ross sat down with hip-hop media vet Elliott Wilson for the latest installment of CRWN, an interview series presented by MySpace. The self-described "Black Bottle Boss" and CEO of Maybach Music Group discussed his illustrious rap career on the heels of his sixth studio album, Mastermind, which hit stores earlier this week, and also touched on a variety of other topics including the making of Mastermind, his feelings towards Jay Z, Kanye West, and Diddy, the Trayvon Martin tragedy, and much more.
They’re being used against Vonte Skinner in his murder trial. No doubt, his race is a factor.
“Anything you say can be used against you in the court of law.” These famous words are, of course, part of the Miranda warnings read by the police to suspects after being arrested.
But this warning apparently needs to be updated to advise people that not only will anything you say, but also any rap lyrics you write can be used against you, even if they were penned years before the crime at issue.
The Oscar nominated actor-cum-filmmaker opens up about his sauciest role to date as Gustave H., octogenarian-bedding concierge of Wes Anderson’s ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel.’
I’m at the midway point of a cappuccino-heavy interview with Ralph Fiennes, he of Schindler’s List, The English Patient, and He Who Must Not Be Named fame, when he begins chortling with glee. The catalyst for this rare burst of gaiety is Seinfeld—more specifically, the eighth-season episode entitled “The English Patient” wherein Elaine (Julia Louis-Dreyfuss) becomes alienated from her friends and boss due to her hatred of the aforementioned desert-set romance.
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“How could you not love that movie?” asks one of her friends. “How about, it sucked?”
The princess of awards season is a rare Hollywood case: she won an Oscar for her first film and has nothing lined up next. What do we make of Lupita Nyong’o’s career prospects?
Lupita Nyong’o’s Oscar win for her performance in 12 Years a Slave was the missing glass slipper that finally fit the Cinderella narrative we’ve all cast her in, right down to the light blue princess dress and tiara-like handmade she wore while accepting her award.
The previously unknown actress, born in Mexico and raised in Kenya, stunned in her first-ever feature film acting performance—earning her invitation to the Oscar ball, winning Best Supporting Actress over America’s Sweethearts Jennifer Lawrence and Julia Roberts, and going home with her Prince Charming. (In this case, Charming’s name is “Oscar.”)
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