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[Oricon] JAPAN’S TOP 10 HIGHEST-SELLING MUSIC DVDs OF ALLTIME

  1. ARASHI  5x10 All TheBest! CLIPS 1999-2009 (2010) [900,008 copies]
  2. ARASHI  Anniversary Tour 2009 (2010) [887,081 copies]
  3. ARASHI  Arafes (2012) [820,958 copies]
  4. ARASHI  10-11 Tour “Scene” Kimi to Boku no Miteiru Fuukei~STADIUM (2011) [793,350 copies]
  5. ARASHI  Arashi Live Tour Popcorn (2013) [738,125 copies]
  6. ARASHI  Arashi Live Tour Beautiful World (2012) [717,132 copies]
  7. ARASHI  10-11 Tour “Scene” Kimi to Boku no Miteiru Fuukei~DOME (2011) [708,132 copies]
  8. ARASHI Arafes’13 National Stadium (2014) [575,566 copies]
  9. ARASHI Around Asia 2008 in Tokyo (2009) [540,835 copies]
  10. ARASHI Live Tour 2013 LOVE (2014) [478,541 copies] 

(until Dec 2014) 

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~American Horror Story -Coven inspired picks // Black ~

☾  Black Plain Lace Round Neck Long Sleeve Asymmetric Hem Dress

 Black Cutout Back Long Sleeve Sheer High Low Hem Dress with Diamond

☾  V-Back T-Crochet Detail Split Sleeve Double Layer Tunic Dress

☾  Black Plain Flare Loose Sleeve Round Neck Cutout Back Dress

☾  Black Fitted Ruched Flower Patter Sheer Sleeve Split Back Max Dress

Travis Barker Fires More Shots At Tom DeLonge

In a recent interview with Alternative Nation, Travis Barker of blink-182 opens up about Tom DeLonges departure (or lack thereof), and how Matt Skiba (Alkaline Trio) is doing as a fill in. It seems as though Travis isn’t holding back his feelings about Skiba replacing Tom, at least as a touring frontman, saying:

Alkaline Trio toured with Blink–182 for awhile as an opener band. We are two weeks in to practice and [Skiba’s] killing it. There’s harmonies that have never been sung. He’s actually playing the guitar instead of just Pro Tools. It’s just fresh blood and having someone that’s motivated and stoked to be there makes a world of difference. In general, Skiba has a really charming voice and it couldn’t be a better fit.”

This interview is kind of weird, since in half of it, Travis is bashing Tom, but then also stating that there is

"no bad blood from me. I wish him the best in everything he does."

but then in the next sentence saying

"I think the right thing for him to do would just man up and quit the band instead of telling people he didn’t quit and just be real with the fans.

Highlights of the Better Call Saul Insider Podcast, Ep. 105 “Alpine Shepherd Boy”

Guests this episode are Vince Gilligan, Peter Gould, Rhea Seehorn, and Jenn Carroll.

  • This episode was going to be called “Jello,” but they couldn’t legally use the name. However, this was the episode title that generated the idea for ending every episode of Season One with “-o”, and indeed, all the other episodes in the season do so.
  • Chuck’s character was created primarily as one way of meeting the challenge of how to ground Saul as a more rounded and emotionally relatable character. (My note: Chuck makes Jimmy literally ground himself every time he comes in the house!)
  • Their relationship was partially inspired by the documentary Crumb, about the cartoonist R. Crumb, a very weird and brilliant guy who gains depth once you meet his brother, who is even weirder and perhaps more brilliant, but unable to deal with life. Charles McGill was named after that brother, Charles Crumb.
  • One thing that intrigued the writers about Jimmy and Chuck’s relationship is that, to paraphrase Vince Gilligan, if you put them together you get the perfect lawyer. As Kelley Dixon puts it, one has street smarts and the other has book smarts. The best insight, though, comes from Rhea Seehorn, who says that the brothers show “the dangers of thinking that you are a saint, and the dangers of thinking you’re basically bad… and that both are so corrupting.”
  • Big Ricky Sykes’s house was almost used for Gretchen and Elliot’s house early in Breaking Bad.
  • Rhea Seehorn came to the set even for scenes she wasn’t in, in order better to understand the workings of the show and her place in it.
  • She also mentions the importance of the fact that on Better Call Saul, unlike most shows, dramatic moments are often shown in wide shots and not just close-up. This forces actors to give their best all the time, rather than “saving it for the close-up” like a lot of actors do.
  • In order to keep continuity with Breaking Bad, the writers and editors compiled all of Saul’s and Mike’s scenes for careful study. The cut of all of Saul’s scenes from Breaking Bad lasts about three hours.
  • Nonetheless, Vince Gilligan prefers not to write or use a “show bible” while writing a show, because he doesn’t want to have all the details worked out beforehand, restricting his choices.
  • But his assistant, Jenn Carroll, has been writing one with more of an encyclopedic approach, which includes details such as, “Hamlin wears a wedding ring; Chuck wears a wedding ring in the 103 teaser, but he doesn’t wear one in the present.”
  • While filming Tony the Toilet Buddy, the toilet lid broke and the crew had to run around Albuquerque trying to find another lid that would fit that toilet.
  • The nurse who calls security on Jimmy is the same one who will later kick Jesse out of the hospital ward when Brock is poisoned in Breaking Bad (played by T.C. Warner).
  • Jimmy was originally supposed to paint Kim’s toenails red, but since the bar scene in episode 102 had already focused heavily on a woman’s red fingernails, Odenkirk and Seehorn changed it to blue (which is, anyway, a more playful and less seemingly symbolic color).
  • Vince notes with his usual insight that while Jimmy is usually very funny, he usually isn’t trying to make people laugh – it’s just a natural gift he has. One exception is in the toenail painting scene with Kim, where Jimmy is obviously trying to entertain her with his impression of Tony the Toilet Buddy.
  • The nursing home where Jimmy tries to rustle up business is the same one Hector Salamanca ends up in in Breaking Bad.
  • Jimmy’s charming comments to the elderly residents were improvised by Bob Odenkirk.