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Angelina Jolie in ‘Maleficent’ – New Trailer and Banner of A Dark, Fierce, Bird-Like Beauty



The banner tease itself is eye-poppingly gorgeous and eerie…just how I love Angie.  Dark. Wings with talons; and horns, snaking out of her head. But always achingly beautiful. Deep red lips. Razor-sharp cheekbones. Those eyes. Deep, dark, angry and maybe just a bit suspicious.



 Ms. Jolie spoke to EW and left us with a thought-provoking and perhaps tragic episode in Maleficent’s life.  Starting with a question:

“It is really funny when people say you’d be obvious for a great villain”, “...“The exercise wasn’t how can we have fun with a villain? It was: What turns people evil and vile and aggressive and cruel? What could have possibly happened to her?”

Nevertheless. Let’s get to the trailer…

There is just something about seeing Angie with that big, beautiful “Up To The No-Good” smile, isn’t there? Whadya guys think?

Apple Store SoHo: Hugh “Fancy” Dancy



I promised myself that I’d never let an Apple Store Soho event catch me off-guard again — or worse, pass me by. So I’ve been checking their schedule religiously. And lo and behold, about three days before the event itself, I spot a Hugh Dancy on their event calendar. In his ‘Hannibal’ mask. I nearly peed myself with excitement.

I was lucky enough to have attended the event that they had with Mads Mikkelsen and Thomas Vinterberg for Jagten (The Hunt), which was packed with (mostly ‘Hannibal’) fans. Hugh’s event was decidedly smaller. But I didn’t care. I was in the first row, people, with Frenchie and my best friend… just a few feet away from Mr. Dancy’s adorable red-socked feet.




He was incredibly articulate and funny as hell. And I was impressed: he commanded the interview in a way that I hadn’t seen before, at one point guiding the Apple staff to play one particular clip instead of another that they had synced up. He was clearly excited to be there and excited to talk about his character. He even pointed out someone in the audience with a flower crown (“I see a flower crown, hello!”), and seemed decidedly pleased by it. He has a thousand and one facial expressions, and he’s even more attractive in person than in photos or in television. That accent is divine. Lighthearted and very, very polite. But I’ll come back to that later.




I got to ask him a question about Will Graham and if it’s taught him anything about mental health. At least, I THINK that’s what I asked. Honestly, I can’t remember what it was, let alone what the answer was, because he spent the next two minutes looking DIRECTLY INTO MY EYES as he answered. Didn’t look away. Not for one second. I remember nodding and smiling but I was dying inside, not listening. I’m patiently waiting for Apple to release the video of the event to jar my memory.


Now, the main event.


We scrambled out of the Apple Store and tried to find the back door. We did. It was just the three of us and one other fellow. Apple employees came out, by the ones and two, and we waited. And waited.

Finally, a glimmer of Mr. Dancy as he left. He was halfway down the street until I mustered up the strength to squeak out his name.




He turned around and WALKED BACK TO US and asked us how he could help us. Oh, what a loaded question. We asked for pictures and he happily obliged, putting his arm around us. We died. He was so polite and friendly — best celebrity experience EVER. Hugh Dancy, you’ve reached perfect gentleman status in my heart.

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Grammys Give Lame Apology To Trent Reznor For Cutting Closing Performance Short

Trent Reznor
Trent Reznor


Nearly a week after the Grammy Awards aired, the producers of the televised event offered Trent Reznor one of those “apologies” (#sorrynotsorry) we all hate: “Oh, I’m sorry that you feel that way“. If you’ll recall, Nine Inch Nails, Queens of the Stone Age and Dave Grohl’s closing performance was cut–and Trent was none too pleased.



I’m sorry he was upset. I was really thrilled that we were finally getting him on the Grammys. The final jam started with Arcade Fire a few years ago, and LL Cool J last year. I wanted to end on a high, an up note. I did tell them we’d take it as long as we could. The number was about five, six minutes long, and we got to within a minute twenty of the end. We got as close as we could possibly get.”

Well? What did they expect? Good lucky getting Trent to return to the Grammys any time soon. He was also sticking up for the other dudes, obviously. There were many opportunities to cut throughout the broadcast so as not to irritate and disrespect our Darling Trent and Friends.  Oh, and don’t go looking for the performance on YouTube, because THIS is what you’ll see:



Nope. No. Nope.