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Brad Pitt Breakdances With Jimmy Fallon Plus His Details and GQ UK Covers



Brad Pitt stopped by The Tonight Show on Wednesday to promote his new movie, Fury.’ He could have just done a sit down interview, but where’s the fun in that? He has a “breakdance conversation” with Jimmy Fallon down in the graffiti covered basement of 30 Rock, which is even better than their “yodel conversation” from last year. They had a little help from two dance doubles, but their Kid n Play is pretty good. Check it out!

Pitt also covers two magazines for November. For Details he was photographed among the Redwoods of the Humboldt Redwoods State Park in Northern California by Mark Seliger, who also captured him while he rode his motorcycle.

Pitt says that in the traffic of LA, he’s just “another asshole on the road,” but his favorite places to ride are the wonderful places he gets to travel to. In the interview, he also says that he discovered that he doesn’t suck at being a dad. I’m sure his children really appreciate that.

He does another rugged shoot with John Balsom for GQ UK . He recently married longtime love Angelina Jolie in a cute, private ceremony, and tells the mag that marriage is more than just a title. And about his fellow newlywed friend George Clooney calling him “unreachable.” well he’s not too bothered by it.

“Well, you know, George is extremely accessible. He’s one of our best representatives. He’s funny as shit.  He’s a joy to be around. I guess maybe I’m more of a miserable bastard. I’m a bit of a loner you know?  I’m more quiet by nature.  And coming from, you know, hillbilly country, I’m probably more reserved.”

And that’s why we love you Brad, you hayseed, you.

Scandal recap, ‘Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang’



People who are new to ‘Scandal‘ almost always have the same complaint, “all the characters are terrible!” Yes, they are, but that’s what makes some of them so great. ‘Scandal‘ also has a knack for breaking Twitter, and clearing people off of it because of us crazy Gladiators.

But it’s interesting to see how people talk about certain characters. For instance, Olivia is a ho for sleeping with the President, but we’re supposed to be rooting for Mellie to get some on the side. Shonda Rhimes has created some complex, frustrating, and at times pretty scary, characters that you never know how to feel about. At least, that’s how I feel about the show. Which brings us to mystery of who got shot and how it affected one of the show’s biggest goons.

It was James. We all saw that coming, right? But this ended up being a game changing death. Both Fitz and Sally agree to suspend their campaigns in the wake of his death, but both are going after the big gun lobbyists. Fitz gets the upper hand, thanks to Mellie and Andrew wooing some gun advocates, and flips his stance on gun control. Securing some unsure voters in those purple states. This brings the First Lady and her husband’s Vice Prez a little closer together as they have a booze filled argument over the right to own guns. This leads to a romp on the floor, but something tells me Andrew is the one who will end up feeling guilty about it. Meanwhile, Olivia is trying to figure out where she fits in amidst the chaos. Looking for some serious fatherly advice, Rowan tells her that everyone deserves to be saved, even the demons, and that is her job. It’s not one she takes kindly to, and having to play savior must get pretty tiring. Jake is little help to her, admitting that he is the one who shot James, and that it was all apart of his job to keep the country running smoothly. I guess their whole fake relationship is finally over now.


Jake is finally comfortable in his role as Command, burying the bodies of Shelby and Vanessa in a big hole, and then scaring David into helping him cover up James’ murder. The plan is to make it look like a carjacking, but it just doesn’t fit. Overwhelmed, David tells Abby what really happened, so Olivia decides that the only way to fix their problem is to take down B613. She asks David to join her by losing this battle in order to win the war. At the White House, Cyrus decides to go before the press to give the final word on James death. He barely got out a couple of sentences before he breaks down and is escorted out by Fitz. Olivia takes over and tells the world that James was the victim of a random carjacking. As Jake watches all of this unfold, he flashes back to telling James that he had to make his death seem like it was done by an amateur. So the last person James saw before he died was his killer, and even though he apologized, it was still a rough way to go out. Olivia may think Jake is just like her dad, but I doubt Rowan never stayed behind to make sure his victims didn’t die alone.


Then there was that whole gross scene involving Quinn and Huck. Someone really needs to do away with old girl, but it probably won’t be Huck. He sneaks into her apartment, and she knows he’s there. Looking at camera footage in Liv’s office, he realizes that she wanted to get caught, because he taught her better than that. She could be a Gladiator again, but it’s not like they need her. After she spits in his face, they kiss and ew. Just EW! Quinn might be too deep into B613, but I say let her stay there. Adnan comes to Harrison looking for help after Maya shoots a Russian contact and there’s something about a terrorist. The Mama Pope story line isn’t as good as it could be, of course her scary ass mother is the least of Olivia’s problems at the moment.

I have to give props to Dan Bucatinsky and Jeff Perry for the fine acting they did on this episode. Cyrus’ ugly cry at the podium actually made me tear up, and I liked seeing how these two met during the primaries, and Cyrus realizing that if he was going to have a relationship with James then he had to open about who he was. I still think it’s weird that they never really get into just how much of a Republican Fitz is, but he seemed nonplussed by the fact that his friend was gay. Cryus plotted to have his husband killed, so it is hard to feel sorry for the guy. Bad things happen to good people all the time, and the really bad people end up getting what they deserve. Sometimes.

Let’s Talk About Vanity Fair’s Hollywood Issue



Vanity Fair released it’s cover for their annual ‘Hollywood Issue’ and much to everyone’s surprise, there are more than 2 black actors included. The mag has a history of only featuring white actors for their big awards issue, but seeing as how the industry is in the midst of a “black renaissance” (eyeroll), we get to see not one but SIX non-white faces. Let’s break it down.



On the part of the cover you’ll see on newsstands, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Jared Leto take the floor, Julia Roberts looks very comfortable on Idris Elba‘s lap, I mean, who wouldn’t?! Michael B. Jordan is to the side of George Clooney, who somehow weaseled his way onto this thing. ‘Gravity’ was a huge hit, but most of the praise for it are going to director Alfonso Cuarón and Sandra Bullock. His latest, ‘The Monuments Men’ isn’t getting the best reviews, so why he is here? Shouldn’t his spot have gone to Leonardo DiCaprio or Matthew McConaughey, who have both been nominated for and awarded numerous trophies this awards season? On the other flap is the stunning, and I never use that term loosely, Lupita Nyong’o with Naomie HarrisBrie LarsonChadwick BosemanMargot Robbie and an annoyed looking Léa Seydoux.


With the exception of Naomie, the inside flap is dedicated to the newbies, who are a talented, but not as well known bunch. I was actually shocked to see Harris and Boseman, both have been terribly overlooked for their work in ‘Mandela’ and ’42’, respectively. Larson is almost unrecognizable, and I’m not sure what’s up with her windswept hair or seeming lack of makeup. Many people think Seydoux’s ‘Blue Is the Warmest Colour’ co-star Adèle Exarchopoulos should be getting more exposure, but with some big gigs under her belt, and an “interesting” (read: privileged) background, she is more poised for stardom. Nyong’o and Robbie are both breakout actresses, but knowing the industry, the trajectory of one’s career might be bigger than the other’s, and I don’t think I need to say which one.

So Vanity Fair got it, mostly, right with this time. It’s certainly a lot better than the last one with BatfleckEmma Stone and B. Coop in bed together. The group shot, even though some get regulated to that damn flap, is just a better fit. As is having Annie Leibovitz shoot everything. It would be nice to see other POC actors included as well. The last Latino actors to grace the covers were America Ferrera and Zoe Saldana back in 2008. The only two Asian actors to be EVER be featured were Zhang Ziyi on the 2005 cover and Lucy Liu for 2004. That sadly highlights the lack of big, and good, roles for minority actors. I doubt next year’s issue will be as sexy, or diverse, so i’m reluctantly giving them a pat on the back for this. A small pat.