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I love how Taylor went from not looking at any social media comments or news articles about her because she didn’t want to read negative comments to calling out media outlets that try to make her look bad. Character development at it’s best.

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Harry Styles mobbed by fans as One Direction leave London hotel
The 21-year-old singer looked totally bewildered when One Direction fans swooped down on him as he and his bandmates headed to a waiting car on Wednesday.

As a member of the biggest boyband on the planet you’d think he’d be used to all the attention by now.

But Harry Styles looked totally bewildered as One Direction fans swarming outside the band’s London hotel swooped down on him as he and his bandmates headed to a waiting car on Wednesday.

And he looked his usual laid-back self with his wayward mane hanging loose around his shoulders.

Louis Tomlinson, 23, looked equally casual in a black tee, skinny jeans and brogues while 21-year-old Niall Horan went for an unbuttoned polo shirt.

Liam, 21, also stuck to the dress code in skinny jeans and a dark shirt and t-shirt combo.

Both Harry and Louis posed for photos before joining the other two in the back of their ride.

And while the boys’ appearance was only fleeting, all four looked as though they could do with a good kip as they were chaperoned through the crowd by their minders.

But it’s no surprise the Little Things singers looked as though they could do with a good rest as their hectic schedules mean they have been on the road for the best part of the year.

After playing in Sweden on Tuesday the boys dashed back to the UK where they will stay for a few days before heading to Finland on Saturday to wrap up the European leg of their On The Road Again Tour.

And it’s been an eventful run so far with Harry playfully telling off an old school friend for stealing his girlfriend during their performance in Norway over the weekend.

The mop-haired singer decided to tell his army of loyal fans about the time he had his heart broken when he was 14-years-old, revealing that his then-girlfriend had left him for his old classmate, Jack Robinson, who was in the crowd.

‘I’m going to tell you a quick little story before we do the next song,’ he told the crowd.

‘When I was about 14-years-old, Jack Robinson stole my girlfriend.’

As fans roared with laughter, Harry jokingly added: ‘So if he is still there at the end of the show, feel free, little kicks, little digs on the way out. Jack Robinson, love you, sir.’  

The camera was then firmly directed towards Jack, who simply went along with it and shrugged.

The group are off to North America in July before their return to the UK in September for the seventh and final leg of the tour.

The boys are simultaneously working on their upcoming fifth studio album, which is slated for release at the end of the year.

Meanwhile, former bandmate Zayn Malik has been enjoying life at a much slower pace, stepping out on Tuesday at Paris Fashion Week.

The star was in attendance as Italian brand Valentino unveiled their Spring-Summer 2016 menswear collection.

Sporting a smart knee-length jacket over his crisp white shirt and high-slung dress trousers, Zayn cut a dapper figure as he posed for photos.

The 22-year-old – who was without Little Mix fiancée Perrie Edwards – once again showed off his white buzz cut - just days after debuting it on social media.

Taking to Twitter Zayn posted a selfie from his car, simply captioning the image: ‘White hair’.

The singer added that he’s also tried out another shade this week, tweeting: 'Had it purple yesterday ha trying em all out ha.’

The ever-evolving style of Zayn may have already entered another phase, but just days ago the ex boybander was showing off his lime green do.

It was Perrie who revealed that colour change, as she shared an image of the couple cuddling up to one another on her social media sites. ’#GreenHairDontCare,’ she captioned the snap.

The singer told The Sun that her man quickly ditched the green, confessing of her boyfriend’s do: 'It’s not even green any more. I think it’s orange now. He just keeps changing it up. He’ll probably shave it off next week and then it will be back to normal.’

Question

Ok why does the DM comments section in the Zerrie article says that they are not accepting any more comments. Umm the article’s been up there for 3 or 4 hours only. I think they usually keep the comments section open for atleast 1 or 2 days. Why not for this article??

Doctor Who New Series Audio Update

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Doctor Who New Series Audio Update

Further to yesterday’s exciting launch of our latest New Series Doctor Who adventures, we can confirm earlier release dates for River Song’s Big Finish debut stories.

It can now be revealed that Doctor Who: The Diary of River Song, which had a mysterious release date of ‘TBA’ up until this morning, is to be released in January 2016. Only six months away! (Naturally, we know you can work that out for yourself, we’re just a bit over-excited about it all.)

Also, the Eighth Doctor box set Doctor Who: Doom Coalition 2, can now be confirmed for a March 2016 release, brought forward from May.

The bottom line is that you’ll be getting to hear River Song in Big Finish audio action a lot sooner than you might have been expecting.

You can hear more about these and other New Series Doctor Who releases in the latest Big Finish Podcast here.

Doctor Who: The Diary of River Song

An epic four-hour adventure that takes River Song across space and time, seeking out the secret rulers of the universe.

Doctor Who: Doom Coalition 2

The Doctor’s past is catching up with him. And so is his future… As a dark chapter dawns for the universe, a friend is at hand. But how can River Song help the Doctor if she can’t meet him?

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W Magazine: Best Performances 2013

“Everyone asks about the nude scenes in On the Road, but I also had to dance, and dancing is harder than being naked. My character, Marylou, is so exuberant, and I had five minutes to do something that showed she was sort of like the craziest motherfucker around. In the book, it says, ‘Dean takes Marylou and they do a love dance and no one can take their eyes off them.’ It’s one sentence. And I was mad-intimidated by it. We did the dance four times to the song ‘Salt Peanuts.’ By the end, I was as red as a fire truck. I was holding onto Garrett [Hedlund] because I was going to fall over. I almost passed out every single time.

By Lynn Hirschberg,| February 2013 | txt |

MR. KNOW IT ALL, DUNGA.

Dunga, as former Defensive Midfielder, should know how difficult it is to be a defender/midfielder. The pressure is on the defenders because of the sensitivity of their role, nevertheless the strikers take the credit for the win while defenders/goalkeepers take the blame if the team loses.
We barely hear someone give credit for a player’s great defending strategy while we make a big deal of strikers (even if they miss a shot they still make the headlines in both cases).
Dunga thinks that Thiago is to blame for the loss, we all, already, know by now that he doesn’t like Thiago (it’s obvious that he hates him, I think he does) he should re-watch the game and see that Thiago did not touch that ball knowingly, he did a jump to prevent a goal and the ref blew the whistle, he was unaware that it was for him. There was a fuss but that’s not the problem.
Dunga should also note that he did not prepare the team well, he chose the wrong players, yes, the unbalanced group of players contained at least four inexperienced individuals whom we have never heard of.
We have a country full of players with potential and ability to commit to the team and he chooses the worst, keeping both David and Thiago in the shadows, depending blindly on the ‘glorious’ Neymar who lost his temper, showing how immature his contribution to the team has been. Oh no, there was no plan B, was there, Dunga?
He created a team around Neymar, not depending on teamwork and individual abilities, so when Neymar left, Dunga collapsed.
David was on the bench, one of the most expensive, famous, talented, you name it, defenders on earth was on the bench.
Dunga tried to erase and reform the team that lost in the worldcup but he destroyed them, tore the team apart and marginalized some of the most talented players we have ex: Marcelo, Dani Alves, David Luiz, Thiago Silva, Gustavo, Rafael da Silva, Dante and the list goes on.
He hates Thiago and called him out for crying, saying that men don’t cry. well, being a bad coach, an international loser and a sexist, that’s not a very good combination, Dunga!
He is disrespectful to the team, his country and the team’s global fans.
He blames the team for everything, not afraid to shade and name individuals, he blames them for plans, tactical mistakes and ways of playing though he is responsible for all these things. I don’t like Scolari but at least when he had press conferences he was a decent man, putting the blame on himself, his loose, weak plans and the whole coaching team then he’ll mention the players. At least I respect him for that.

Let me tell you about the perfect, talented Dunga: ‘In 1990, he was a starter for Brazil at the World Cup 1990. The team was eliminated in the second round by Argentina, Dunga was held responsible more so than his teammates for the worst campaign at a World Cup since 1966.’ Hmmm interesting!
In the following years, he was consistently targeted by Brazilian press, he was criticized for his style of playing.
Okay. So, he was bullied.
‘The 1998 tournament was notable for the lack of teamwork. It was often visible as Dunga got into a fight with teammate Bebeto in the first round match against Morocco, forcing the rest of the team to break them up.’ Wow, hold on. So, he was not just bad at his job, he was also a troublemaker!
So, attractive Mr. Know it all.
Before pointing fingers you should look at yourself.
I don’t want to mention that he is Brazil’s on-off coach, he was bad at his job many times but they keep bringing him back.
This is bigger that Thiago’s issue, if it wasn’t Thiago it’ll be someone else, he always has someone to throw the blame at. This time it is our most powerful defender.
I pity Dunga and feel bad for our great players who’ll be severely and deeply affected by his words. They play for respectful clubs, they have fans who are from all over the world, coaches who trust them and then comes someone like Dunga who lacks the ability to do his job well, to criticize them infront of the world. They’ll have to carry his words around, trying to prove to their fans that they are still good, that they still have it. He knows how people in Brazil are, he knows that it’s a big deal and he knows that they’ll get hate notes.
He’s simply ruining their careers and futures.

I don’t hate him, it has become bigger than that.

Sincerely, an angry Brazilian citizen, Layla.

Kristen Stewart steers in a new direction

NEW YORK — Kristen Stewart has a solid, vigorous handshake.

Stewart, barely out of her teens, has tasted the flip side of fame, and it isn’t much to her liking. She’s cautious and watchful and ill at ease, until she’s not. The thing is, give Stewart a little bit of time, a glass of pinot grigio, and some thoughtful conversation, and she warms up.

By Donna Freydkin, USA Today | December 27, 2012 | Text |

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More than Entertainment: Unravel, Mass Effect and the Power of Games as Art
(This article has trigger warnings for discussion of mental illness, panic attacks, tourettes syndrome symptoms and causes, suicidal thoughts and ideation, mentions of PTSD, terrorism, abuse...

This week’s article is live, and it’s all about the power videogames have to be more than just entertainment, which I explain by sharing a personal story about the game Mass Effect and my reactions to the presentation of Unravel. Read, share, and enjoy!

Is Lester a good liar? Does he become a better one?“



"Yeah, he gets good at it. I think at first he’s kind of like Walter White — all of his actions are out of necessity. It’s like a wounded animal, a hunted animal, and then actually he starts to get good at it and enjoy it. You see that in the run of the 10 episodes, that the impetus changes from just survival, like, “I’m just doing the absolute bare minimum of what I need to do to survive,” to he starts slightly going out of his way [to perpetuate his lies]. And he gets good at it, and he starts to become more of a game player — and that’s f—ing great to play. It’s fascinating to watch and to play, ’cause you’re reading the scripts and you’re going, “I can’t wait, I can’t wait to do that.” Yeah, he does get good at it.
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Martin Freeman talks about Lester Nygaard’s adeptness at lying over the course of Fargo.

Via Entertainment Weekly: ‘Fargo’ premiere–Martin Freeman talks THAT scene

Alex Kingston returns as River Song in new ‘Doctor Who’ audio stories

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Alex Kingston returns as River Song in new ‘Doctor Who’ audio stories

This is fantastic news! 😀


https://twitter.com/bigfinish/status/614721132810346496

Big Finish has announced a new range of Doctor Who boxsets for 2016, featuring heroes and monsters from the show’s modern era.

The releases will include the return of Alex Kingston as River Song for brand new adventures.

Doctor Who: Doom Coalition 2 will see River encounter the Eighth Doctor (Paul McGann), alongside Liv Chenka (Nicola Walker) and Helen Sinclair (Hattie Morahan).

Producer David Richardson teased: “The idea of River meeting previous Doctors was actually proposed by Steven Moffat and it’s just irresistible, isn’t it? Alex embraced the idea of returning to the role, and so she will be starring in no less than two box sets next year. And yes, we are still pinching ourselves!”

Kingston will then be back again in Doctor Who: The Diary of River Song. The epic four-hour adventure will take River “across space and time, seeking out the secret rulers of the universe”.

Paul McGann will reprise the role of the Eighth Doctor in the boxset’s final episode.

Doctor Who: The Churchill Years will feature the return of Ian McNeice (‘Victory of the Daleks’, ‘The Wedding of River Song’) as Winston Churchill.

The four-hour saga sees Winston relate a number of encounters with the Ninth, Tenth and Eleventh Doctors in his memoirs, battling alien incursions, metamorphosing creatures… and a Dalek!

Guest actors will include Danny Horn as Kazran Sardick in a story taking place within 2010’s Christmas special, ‘A Christmas Carol’.

Executive producer Nicholas Briggs commented: “Ian has played Churchill in just four episode on TV, and yet it feels like it was many more. It was such a brilliant, definitive performance, and how wonderful that we will be continuing Churchill’s adventures with the Doctor on audio.”

Lastly, Doctor Who: Classic Doctors, New Monsters is a brand new, four-story run featuring the Fifth, Sixth, Seventh and Eighth Doctors facing a new generation of monsters.

Peter Davison takes on the Weeping Angels, Colin Baker encounters the Judoon, Sylvester McCoy will meet the Sycorax… and Paul McGann will face a new clone batch of Sontarans on the edge of the Time War….

Executive producer Jason Haigh-Ellery commented: “It’s the ultimate mash-up and we have some great scripts lined up for these landmark stories. There is no doubt that 2016 is going to be a brilliant year for Big Finish!”

All four boxsets will be released next year – starting with Doom Coalition 2 in February 2016 – and are available to pre-order today from the Big Finish website.

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Yes, True Detective Treats Its Female Characters Badly. That's The Point.

In the second episode of True Detective, Rust Cohle (Matthew McConaughey) and Marty Hart (Woody Harrelson) find themselves at a seedy trailer-park bunny ranch, where Marty becomes outraged at the presence of an underage prostitute named Beth (Lili Simmons). Marty lays into the madam, Jan (Andrea Frankle), for employing a…

Basically my view on female representation in True Detective in a nutshell.