JEAN-CLAUDE VAN DAMME WAS IN THE LITTLE SQUARE AT THE END OF MY STREET TODAY AND THE GUY NEGLECTED TO MENTION THIS UNTIL TWO HOURS LATER WHEN WE WERE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE FOREST, WHEN ANY AND ALL PLANS I MAY OR MAY NOT HAVE HAD ABOUT TAKING THE DOG FOR A LITTLE WALK AROUND THE SQUARE JUST TO ENJOY THE SUNSHINE AND NOT AT ALL TO STARE OPEN-MOUTHED AT THE GLORY OF MR VAN DAMME WERE WELL AND TRULY CRUSHED. UGH.
- Current Mood: discontent
Charles asks Jake to be the best man at his wedding, a role that requires Jake to be supportive in important wedding decisions, ranging from cake tasting to floral arrangements. Meanwhile, Terry, Amy and Gina support each other as they start a new extreme diet and Holt helps Rosa make a sincere apology in the all-new "Fancy Brugdom" episode of BROOKLYN NINE-NINE airing Tuesday, March 11
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It is a fabulous and exciting and scary day here in Cowville. The goodbye foodadrinkapalooza has one more stop, and then I am off to the airport to begin my new adventure!
Frank Ocean has made a drastic decision to legally change his name, but fear not, it's not a Prince-esque symbol.
Ocean -- whose real name is Christopher Edwin Breaux -- filed legal docs to officially change his name to Frank Ocean.
To make it official, Frank has to plaster his intentions in a newspaper on 4 separate occasions -- once a week, 4 weeks in a row. The idea is that if he's using the name to defraud someone, potential victims can come forward and object in court.
Yes, newspapers still exist.
ONTD, are you happy with your name?
American Apparel has sparked controversy once again with a new ad starring a topless former-Muslim model from Bangladesh.
The bold image, which appears in Vice magazine's U.S. and Canada editions, stars 22-year-old Maks, a merchandiser for American Apparel, who was born in Dhaka but has lived in California since the age of four.
The words 'Made in Bangladesh' are printed across her chest - referring to the woman, of course, not her jeans, a means of raising awareness about American Apparel's fair labor practices - all its clothing is made in downtown LA.
The powerful image is accompanied by a description of Maks, revealing how she was raised a strict Muslim but 'distanced herself' from her Islamic faith as she grew up, in search of her 'own identity.'
The words explain that the bare-chested beauty 'doesn't feel the need to identify herself as an American or a Bengali and is not content to fit her life into anyone else's conventional narrative.
'That's what makes her essential to the mosaic that is Los Angeles, and unequivocally, a distinct figure in the ever expanding American Apparel family.'
The striking ad is likely to cause some upset among traditional Muslims for linking a half naked model to a country where Islam is the dominant religion and nudity is frowned upon.
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It’s no surprise that Gravity took home an Oscar for sound mixing. The thriller, which puts the viewer in the open void of space, used immersive audio to great nerve-jangling effect. Gravity‘s sound effects may have put you on edge, but chances are you didn’t experience the full impact of the film’s audio.
Only those who saw Gravity in one of 300 theaters designed with a new Dolby technology heard the movie exactly as its makers intended. Announced in 2012, Dolby Atmos is “object based” sound mixing. In traditional stereo sound, a number of speakers are placed around the walls of the theater, many of them playing the same audio track. Atmos theaters have speakers all over the walls and ceiling. And when the movie’s sound is mixed, engineers work with a 3D computer simulation of the theater space, placing individual bits of audio in specific locations. So in a horror movie, the sound of a ghoul sprinting down the upstairs hall can actually be heard from above, and a more insidious scratching in the walls can come from a single speaker in the far corner of the room.
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Also, can we talk about how amazing this score is?
Scott Kalvert, a director who made music videos for performers such as Will Smith and Cyndi Lauper and directed a teenage Leonardo DiCaprio in the 1995 film "The Basketball Diaries," died Wednesday at his Woodland Hills Home. He was 49.
His death is being investigated as a suicide, according to the Los Angeles County coroner's office. No other details were given.
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