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September 08, 2013  | by: Paris Close
Instagram (lancebass)

Instagram (lancebass)

 

The ‘N Sync crooner Lance Bass just popped the question to his boyfriend of two years, Michael Turchin. This could possibly be the cutest engagement since Neil Patrick Harris and David Burka’s nuptials in 2004.

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September 08, 2013  | by: Paris Close
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Instagram (elliegoulding)

 

Ellie Goulding has been wowing audiences across the globe with her voice ever since she sparked the scene in 2010, and I must say, she’s perhaps the only UK artist whose music I will always gravitate towards. Not only does the “Lights” singer’s music resonate well with the ears of many, she also makes darn good covers. more…

September 08, 2013  | by: Neil Protacio
Twitter (50Shades)

Twitter (50Shades)

 

When news that Dakota Johnson and Charlie Hunnam would play the BDSM power couple of the 50 Shades of Grey trilogy, book fans took their whips and chains out and started lashing.

Johnson was cast to play the character of Anastasia, the young budding journalist who is intrigued by the character of Christian Grey. Grey will be played by Hunnam who is rich, mysterious, and really kinky. According to the book-to-movie’s fans, Johnson and Hunnam aren’t as hot as their choice actors, the most favored being Alexis Bledel and Matt Bomer. In fact, they are so not as hot that there’s even an online petition that’s demanding that both Johnson and Hunnam are replaced by Bledel and Bomer. Bledel and Bomer even signed it!

Last time I checked, the petition has garnered the support of 28,761 Greysessed fans with a possibility of hitting more as time rolls by and as the movie starts to release more production news. However the creative team of E.L James (the author) and producers Dana Brunetti and Michael de Luca, say their casting decision is final.

Twitter (Lillian_S)Charlie Hunnam (left) will play Christian Grey while Dakota Johnson (right) will play Anastasia Steele.

Twitter (Lillian_S)
Charlie Hunnam (left) will play Christian Grey while Dakota Johnson (right) will play Anastasia Steele.

“There is a lot that goes into casting that isn’t just looks. Talent, availability, the actors desire to play the role, chemistry with one another, etc,” Brunetti explained on Twitter on Monday. “So if your favorite wasn’t cast, then it is most likely due to something on that list. Keep that in mind while hating and keep perspective.”

Fans aren’t exactly listening just yet.

This type of backlash isn’t unfamiliar territory for social media. Remember when Ben Affleck, despite his good track record of movies including the Oscar award-winning movie Argo, was cast as Batman? That didn’t necessarily go down well with the cape crusader’s diehard fans; but nonetheless this is the same example that’s happening with Fifty Shades.

This is another episode of, “We’re the fans, we know best.” The arguments are far devoid of actual logic, opting to jab more at the leading actors’ appearance rather than attacking the history of their work. It’s a shallow argument, no doubt, and the tweets and comments from haters are eye-roll inducing.

Fans of the book should stick to what they know… and that’s knowing what’s in the book.  Hunnam has been nominated multiple times in the Best Actor category for his role in Sons of Anarchy while Johnson has been signed to do four movies that will be released in 2014, including 50 Shades of Grey. They are both sought-over actors with no history of pop culture breaking characters (i.e. Miley Cyrus being Hannah Montana, Daniel Radcliffe being Harry Potter). It’s a clean slate for the producers and actors of the movie who can bring something fresh and new to the role.

If you really want to get technical about it, I personally think Johnson looks better in a gimp suit than Bledel.

September 08, 2013  | by: Paris Close
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Instagram (justinbieber)

 

As much as it pains me to admit it, Justin Bieber’s gotten hot over the years. Almost too hot. Whether we like it or not, it’s safe to say we’ve all pretty much been afflicted with Bieber Fever. Following suit, I’m ready and willing to join the tweenaged girls in their lovefest, as long as he drops that ‘stache.

While my animalistic instincts can’t ignore his rippled abs and luscious (and extremely touch-tempting) hair, I cannot deal with Bieber’s peach fuzz.

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September 01, 2013  | by: Neil Protacio
Twitter (HorrorNightsOrlando)

Twitter (HorrorNightsOrlando)

 

As the summer season begins to dwindle down to its final days, and the ripened leaves begin to roll with the gentle gusts of wind, the eerie fogs begin to manifest as the silent whispers begin to murmur from the mist. Autumn is upon us and with that comes Halloween! more…

August 30, 2013  | by: Paris Close
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Instagram (nayarivera)

 

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, and telling by Naya Rivera’s Instagram shot alongside her new smooching co-star, Demi Lovato, the new addition is completely gold-worthy.

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August 28, 2013  | by: Paris Close
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Instagram (shaywoodley)

 

Twilight, The Hunger Games and Harry Potter were the colossal forces that moved sci-fi flicks into a more competitive place amongst more traditional romance movies. The film adaptations of these movies proved to be immensely successful and irresistible, particularly towards teenaged girls, and myself. With The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones as well as the new Percy Jackson film releasing this year, some would think: “Just one more sci-fi flick couldn’t hurt, right?” Wrong.

That’s where the Divergent comes crashing in. With its terribly tedious sneak preview, lack of character chemisty and generic theme, the film looks to be anything but special.

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August 27, 2013  | by: Paris Close
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Instagram (taylorswiftv)

 

We all know Taylor Swift as the poor victim of embarrassingly public heartbreak who we reluctantly sympathize for, but when news broke about the singer’s alleged f-bomb, you know as well as I do, the thought was as juicy as it was sweet. The coy country star, who’s usually quite reserved, spewed what appeared to be some crude remarks about her former flame, Harry Styles during last night’s 2013 Video Music Awards.

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August 20, 2013  | by: Neil Protacio
Twitter (tlcontlc)

Twitter (tlcontlc)

 

Now that “The Little Couple’s” fifth season is in full swing again, I can finally come out of the closet: I love “The Little Couple”.

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August 20, 2013  | by: Paris Close
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Instagram (nutzforlutz)

 

Jessica Alba is the latest to induct herself into the club of celebs who have stellar bods but hate having to work for them. Shh… you hear that, you guys? That’s the sound of universal praise.

It’s good to know I am not alone in this fight, and neither are any of the other celebs on this list, who I’m sure will take you by surprise.

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