A documentary about Scientology is coming to HBO in 2015, and it has the potential to make a lot of people mad while entertaining us all in the process.
A documentary about Scientology is coming to HBO in 2015, and it has the potential to make a lot of people mad while entertaining us all in the process.
The son of Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith, Jaden, is currently into reading books that "can't be pre-dated." Their daughter, Willow, is trying to make music that comes "from source energy and universal truths." L. Ron Hubbard is a prolific science-fiction writer who established a controversial religion that some have deemed a cult. The stuff that comes out of each of their mouths is virtually indistinguishable (their parents are, of course, no strangers to Scientology). Come, take our quote quiz, and see if you can tell the difference between something L. Ron Hubbard said and something the Fresh Prince's kids said.
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Any interview with a Smith offspring is a joy, but a joint interview with T Magazine that answers the question, "So is the hardest education the unlearning of things?" That's a blessing. There is so much to learn from Jaden and Willow and their Zen gibberish, like how to deal with the passing of time ("I can make it go slow or fast, however I please, and that’s how I know it doesn’t exist") and the entire circle of life. Here's how it works:
First, you're a baby:
JADEN: When babies are born, their soft spots bump: It has, like, a heartbeat in it. That’s because energy is coming through their body, up and down.
WILLOW: Prana energy.
JADEN: It’s prana energy because they still breathe through their stomach. They remember. Babies remember.
WILLOW: When they’re in the stomach, they’re so aware, putting all their bones together, putting all their ligaments together. But they’re shocked by this harsh world.
And then, a teen:
JADEN: Here’s the deal: School is not authentic because it ends. It’s not true, it’s not real. Our learning will never end. The school that we go to every single morning, we will continue to go to ... Kids who go to normal school are so teenagery, so angsty.
WILLOW: They never want to do anything, they’re so tired.
JADEN: You never learn anything in school. Think about how many car accidents happen every day. Driver’s ed? What’s up? I still haven’t been to driver’s ed because if everybody I know has been in an accident, I can’t see how driver’s ed is really helping them out.
WILLOW: I went to school for one year. It was the best experience but the worst experience. The best experience because I was, like, “Oh, now I know why kids are so depressed.” But it was the worst experience because I was depressed.
Finally, an adult:
JADEN: That’s another thing: What’s your job, what’s your career? Nah, I am. I’m going to imprint myself on everything in this world.
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When filmmaker Rik Swartwelder decided he was going to make a movie that would resurrect the idea of chivalry in love, he knew he had some tough competition—namely the adaptation to the fastest selling paperback book of all time, Fifty Shades of Grey. But Swartwelder is up for the challenge, comparing his film to the David to Fifty Shades' Goliath.
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Not much bigger than a Sharpie marker, a baby Greater Malayan Chevrotain was born at the Topeka Zoo on October 16.
This fawn, born to parents Nabisco and Wilma, is the second ever born at the Topeka Zoo.
With legs about the size of pencils, adult Chevrotains weigh only 10-13 pounds. Males have small curved tusks. This species is sometimes called the Mouse Deer, though they are not true deer.
These ungulates are native to Indonesia, Thailand, the Philippines, and Malaysia, where they dwell in forests and feed on fruit and berries. Threats from overhunting and deforestation have caused this species to decline in the wild.
Can’t stop, won’t stop! As the Internet eagerly awaits the return of Smarf and hopefully another earworm meets eyeworm from Chris “Casper” Kelly, parodies of ‘Too Many Cooks’ have begun popping up. In a twist just strange enough for the show Sesame Street fans and cute kittens have parodied the viral phenomenon. The Pet Collective tapped right into the sweet wholesome look turned visual nightmare with ‘Too Many Kits’ and, in the most surprising turn, Muppet fans Tough Pigs, take Cookie Monster and cut together footage to create ‘Too Many Cookies!’, a less jarring parody. Hopefully this will hold us over until Adult Swim surprises us with similar madness. Until then, enjoy these:
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"Burrito sauce." What is it? Why is it? From whence did it come? Whatever it is, Pizza Hut New Zealand is apparently putting it on stuff in the hope that'll magically transform its pizzas into a South of the border culinary adventure.
For the first time in its history, leaders of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are saying publicly that founder Joseph Smith practiced polygamy and had as many as 40 wives, with a handful already married and one a young teenager.
Mormon church materials have always referred to Smith's first wife, Emma, but essays recently posted online by the church are shedding light on the various wives of the prophet: Most were between the ages of 20 and 40, but one, the daughter of two close friends, was just 14. Some of the women were married to Smith’s friends but "sealed" to him, meaning...More
Whether you board 1st or last, sip champagne or beg for an extra bag of honey roasted peanuts, the view from the plane is a democratically ho-hum experience from any seat. Tiny, frosted and scratched plastic windows – hardly changed since the era of propeller-based flights – offer the most modest and warped glimpses of outside. But in the possible future, travelers might be offered a flying experience not unlike IMAX, with an all-encompassing OLED display simulating sensory-stimulating views not unlike wearing an Oculus Rift headset.
British technology research company, CPI (Centre for Process Innovation), envisions a near future when planes will be outfitted with low resolution flexible OLED displays (just 150 ppi resolution) embedded into fuselage lining panels and across seat backs, extending the view from outside the plane into the inside cabin. These multi-screen panels can be used either as entertainment displays, lighting, and likely for cabin crew notification and safety presentations, and in the process reducing overall weight.
Of course the tradeoff will be aircraft outfitted with this speculated future display technology will lose windows altogether, and the possibility those fearful of flying might experience increased dread with an inescapable 180° view of flying thousands of feet above the sky surrounds them, not to mention whether this sort of technology will only be reserved for those with first class tickets, leaving us economy class fliers still fighting for a window seat.
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The Emperor Tamarins, at Belfast Zoo, are up and ready for “Movember”! The newest moustached member of the zoo, ‘Lucky’, was born on September 28th to mother, ‘Bella’ and father, ‘Alfie’.
“Movember” is an international campaign, held every November. Men across the globe are encouraged to grow moustaches as a means to promote and raise awareness for men’s health issues, such as prostate cancer.
Zoo manager, Mark Challis, said, “Emperor Tamarins are named after the German Emperor, Wilhelm II, because of their long white moustaches. It is fantastic that at less than two months old, little Lucky has a ‘Movember’ moustache to rival anyone’s! Lucky is the third Emperor Tamarin to be born at the zoo in 2014, and we are delighted to welcome him to the Belfast Zoo family!”
Emperor Tamarins are found in the tropical rainforests along the Amazon River in Peru, Brazil and Bolivia. These primates live in family groups, and, while the mother nurses her offspring, it is the father who carries and cares for them. Little Lucky’s father, ‘Alfie’, certainly has his hands full with the new arrival, but luckily the parent’s other offspring, ‘Dot’, ‘Ethel’, ‘Ping’ and ‘Pong’, help out with the childcare!
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What's the James Franco version of releasing an album of cover songs? Writing a collection of poems about your favorite songs, and then turning those poems into their own songs. (It's one more degree removed, which makes it art.) Let Me Get What I Want is an upcoming Smiths tribute album from Franco's band Daddy, and the project comes 25 percent Smiths-approved: They got bassist Andy Rourke to play on it. Each song on the album will be accompanied by a short film, which means that James Franco is the new Beyoncé, whether you like it or not. Listen below to Daddy's version of "This Charming Man," the chorus of which goes: "I would go out tonight, but ... I think I'll pass."
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Hey, what did you do this weekend? I'm betting it wasn't nearly as good as dressing up as a corgi with your friends and dancing with a bunch of real corgis to a Taylor Swift song.
As any good celebrity watcher knows, Halloween is a time for famous people to really strut their stuff and show us how imaginative they — or rather, their stylists — can be. Going as generically sexy or a generic zombie or vampire (or a generically sexy vampire — sorry, Lindsay) doesn't really cut it anymore. We now expect elaborate designs, family-themed getups, and self-referential jokes. Here are the celebrities who didn't disappoint this year.
Iggy Azalea has been teased for looking like one of the Wayans brothers from White Chicks, so what did she do? She dressed up like Brittany from White Chicks.
And then she even hung out with J. Lo and Demi Lovato looking like that.
Beyoncé dressed up as Janet Jackson circa Rhythm Nation. Blue Ivy was her MJ.
Later, she changed into a Frida Kahlo costume. Jay Z went as Jean-Michel Basquiat.
Kim Kardashian did a Vogue-themed group look. She dressed up as Anna Wintour with her daughter as André Leon Talley. Rounding out the foursome in the photo are makeup artist Joyce Bonnelli as Grace Coddington and her son as baby Karl Lagerfeld.
Before that, she was a less-inspired sexy skeleton.
Neil Patrick Harris and his family went Gotham.
Katy Perry is a Cheeto. This is why you either love/hate Katy Perry.
Heidi Klum celebrated her 15th annual Halloween party — this time as a butterfly.
The Cutest Couple award goes to Padma Lakshmi and Susan Sarandon.
Rihanna was Raphael from the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
Kelly Osbourne was Margot Tenenbaum.
Taylor Swift was a winged unicorn — or rather, a "pegicorn."
Katie Lowes went on Ellen dressed up as the tooth fairy, only to have Ellen (as Amal Alamuddin getting married to George Clooney) get her Scandal co-star Guillermo Díaz to jump out and scare her.
Alyson Hannigan was an adorable frog.
Liv Tyler had a "bun in the oven." Get it?
Kate Hudson and her mom, Goldie Hawn, did a Sons of Anarchy–themed costume (meaning: sexy biker chicks).
And Terry Crews and Robin Roberts did their best Jay Z and Beyoncé. The circle of life is complete.
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When a Kirk’s Dik Dik was born in mid-October at thePueblo Zoo, keepers were thrilled. But when his mother did not feed the male calf, keepers stepped in to provide daily care.
Photo Credit: Pueblo Zoo
Though they look like miniature deer, Dik Diks are small antelope that stand just over a foot high at the shoulder. Found on eastern Africa’s savannahs, Dik Diks may appear small and vulnerable. But their excellent eyesight and ability to run up to 26 miles per hour enable them to escape predatory lions, hyenas, and wild dogs.
In addition, Dik Diks run in zig-zags as they escape, further confounding their pursuers. As they flee, females emit an alarm call that sounds like “dik dik,” hence their name.
Dik Diks are widespread in Kenya and Tanzania, and populations are considered stable.
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Here’s a creepy, chic manicure that would be well-suited for Halloween! You can try this look yourself by using your finger and silver polish to press the pattern on over a matte black base.
Yesterday my dad said to me, "You know that tall woman? The host of So You Think You Can Dance? She was arrested with 'Suhj' Knight." HE THOUGHT KATT WILLIAMS WAS CAT DEELEY
-think about your life and choices
-consider: do you feel an uncomfortable amount of ownership and/or rage when you look at women?
-consider: don’t you think you should be concerned about this?
-to do instead: have less ownership and/or rage towards women. Or maybe get into the television show Scandal. That’s a great show.
-if you’re looking for something that doesn’t star a “woman”, I suggest playing chubby bunny in your mirror but maybe choking on the marshmallows! DIY!
-but you don’t feel ownership and/or rage when you look at women! Great! If you are a good guy, keep being a good guy! Many good men I know wander the earth just wonderfully, keeping their hands and feet inside the vehicle at all times and saving the compliments for women who they know the names of! Why don’t we all keep livin’ life to the fullest and the random shouts at an absolute zero minimum!
-have you paid your gas bill? You should make sure, because it is getting cold and you don’t want your gas turned off!
-go and buy a smoothie, particularly one with fiber, because clearly you are full of shit
-speaking of shit, eat shit
-compliment somebody you actually know and have spoken to at least once in your life
-I hear a lot of you arguing, “I just like giving women a nice compliment” and I’m really sorry that we live in a world where compliments scare us but they do, so so sorry your life is ruined because you can’t just shout a compliment at people, that you can’t just run around shouting compliments at a stranger, like somebody who is unaware of social cues
-again, really sorry I spilled your compliment milk and you are crying about it
-my apologies, it’s just that sometimes people start off complimenting and then we die
-don’t do it
-we don’t need a compliment or anything
-we know we look nice
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Where do you go after you star in The Room? If you're Greg Sestero, you parlay the experience into a years-long gig as the custodian of the film's legend. If you're anyone else in the cast, though, you're out of luck — Tommy Wiseau only has room for one Boswell. That's why six of the film's former cast members, including Juliette Danielle (Lisa) and Phillip Haldiman (Denny), have come together to create a new project based on their post-Room lives, and now they want you to donate to it. The Room Actors: Where Are They Now? won't be a reality show; instead, creator Robyn Paris (Michelle) describes the idea as a Christopher Guest–style mockumentary. A web series about struggling actors in Los Angeles? Ha, what a story, Mark!
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In accordance with Cocktail Week 2014, we decided to drink our way through most of the cocktail menu at Hollywood’s new Dave & Buster’s. Enjoy.
One could be forgiven for not realizing that Dave & Buster’s actually landed right in the heart of Hollywood several weeks back. The popular adult arcade/bar/sports watching venue/home of pretzel hotdogs has flown a bit under the radar, despite occupying tens of thousands of square feet right inside the Hollywood and Highland complex, and throwing an opening night party that was DJ’d by Brody Jenner.
So not only is Dave & Buster’s alive and kicking in the heart of tourist-town, it’s got a full menu of signature and classic cocktails that are ripe for the drinkin’. Here now, everything from the D&B TNTea™ and the Angry Balls™ to the signature snowcone, all available at your local Dave & Buster’s in Hollywood.
It’s important to note that all ™ and ® symbols are courtesy of the
restaurant party zone itself, and in no way is meant to be an endorsement of or thankfulness for said ™’d and ®’d brands.
Backwoods Blueberry Lemonade: You know what’s better than a cocktail? A cocktail with a sidecar of pure firewater! That’s the thought behind this Backwoods Blueberry Lemonade, which blends ABSOLUT® Berri Acai vodka, lemonade and Reàl® Blueberry puree, and comes saddled with a little red Solo® cup of Firefly Moonshine Strawberry
Cherry Berry Mojito: Slapped with the ‘FAVES’ banner like it’s your least-hated stepchild, this Cruzan® Black Cherry rum is finished with such elegant ingredients as "mojito mix" and Strawberry BACARDI® Premium Mixer.
Fiery Peach Margarita: For the fruity drink lover who craves adult beverages that are served on a paddle. This "perfect and peachy" marg is made with Hornitos® Reposado 100% Blue Agave tequila, plus Countreau® and a peach puree. The fire, apparently, comes from the totally twizzted Twizzler® that comes dunked into the glass.
Million Dollar Margarita: Don’t run away! This drink doesn’t really cost one million dollars! Haha it’s marketing! But seriously, this ‘flagship’ margarita is a blend of Hornitos® Reposado 100% Blue Agave tequila, plus Tuaca® an Grand Marnier®. And it won’t even set you back that many game tokens or whatever.
Original Snowcone: Holy sh*t will this drink make you wish you were a ten year old alcoholic. We’re talking a no-brainer mix of DeKuyper® Watermelon Pucker® (two ®’s means it’s ultra exxxclusive), Malibu® Coconut rum, Pinnacle Cherry vodka (no ®???), MORE DeKuyper® in the form of blue curaçao and a hint of Sprite®®®®®®®®®®.
Strawberry Sangria: Ooh! Another ‘FAVES’! This one mixes booze and wine better than your weirdest aunt, with the latter coming from 14 Hands Vineyards. There’s also rum and brandy and, somehow, an entire other sangria (Monin® Red Sangria? The hell?!) inside this sangria. That’s how you know both Dave and Buster are serious as all get out.
D&B TNTea®: At last, a drink so important that it deserves its own ®! This exclusive to Dave and Buster’s boozebucket somehow improves on the timeless Long Island iced tea with a towering mix of ABSOLUT® vodka, Tanqueray® gin, BACARDI® Superior rum, Grand Marnier® and a finish of Coca-Cola®. And hold onto your butts, because you get to keep the goddamn glass.
Angry Balls™: Anyone who can tell you the difference between that ® symbol and the ™ symbol is a goddamn liar. Case in point, this heavily-™’d and ®'d concoction of Fireball® Cinnamon Whisky and Angry Orchard™ Crisp Apple Cider. This thing tastes like the kind of apple pie that you’d bring to a bar fight.
There are other drinks of course — many, many others — but they’re all plays on the above themes. Different types of snowcones, more premier-ier margaritas, and Coronitas™, where dinky lil’ Corona Extras get turned upside down in a plastic glass full of tequila, which you inexplicably drink through a plastic straw ringed by pickles.
Welcome to the neighborhood, Dave & Buster’s!
Dave & Buster's - Hollywood
6801 Hollywood Blvd.
Hollywood, CA 90028
it's like the late '80s all over again with this aussie craze!
Attention Aussies in LA: Aussie Pie Kitchen is now open in Santa Monica.
Main St., gains another diverse eatery, Aussie Pie Kitchen in Santa Monica. "Chopped" Champion, Joe Youhkan (The Tasting Spoon) is the culinary director behind the Aussie Pies and has teamed up with owners Nick Bishop and Geri Chua. The doors are now open to serve Aussie inspired savory and flakey pies, sides and coffees, but come quick, the savory pies are selling out each night.
The menu features 5 types of pies ranging from Summer Veggie, Chicken and Tarragon, and Lamb and Rosemary, to name a few, and choose between a five-inch pie or a mini 3 inch pie. Other options include rolls like the feta and kale, for the health conscious, or Brekkie Pies, which are more quiche-like without the croissant flaky top. Make sure to add a White, Tiger or Green Stack to your pie, which incorporates layers of either garlic mash (white), minty peas (green), or creamy thyme gravy, peas and mash combined (tiger). In addition, Aussies take their coffee, as seriously as Angelenos do, so Australian favorite Vittoria Organic Coffee will be the coffee roaster for a delicious creamy Flat White.
Are Aussie savory meat pies the new thing? With Aussie Pie Kitchen and Garlo's Pies, which recently opened in Westwood, it will be intriguing to see how the Aussie eateries do in the City of Angels. Aussie Pie Kitchen's hours are 8am to 6pm seven days a week but are subject to change. Also, starting Halloween weekend, they plan on doing late nights. For more info visit their Facebook page.
Aussie Pie Kitchen
2510 Main St
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Most of the time, when an American TV show is sold to other language markets, the opening theme song stays as is. But sometimes, especially if the theme song contains crucial background details, the song will be translated and re-recorded. The '90s hit The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air was also a hit in various dubbed versions all over the world. People wanted to know what that intro, which obviously tells a story, was all about. Here are five foreign language versions of the opening theme song that really put their own twist on the famous origin story.
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If you find yourself in a situation where you can pick a new name, ask yourself this: Would you do business with a man named Bunny Wang?
Chinese state media has come up with some tips for people who might want to start using an English name, but don't want to offend anyone they might work alongside, the BBC discovered. CCTV News, for example, recommends avoiding non-names (so no "Dragon," "Surprise," or "Lawyer") and food names. "To put it bluntly," the report says, "names like Candy, Lolly, Sugar (think anything sweet) are typically thought of as 'non-smart girl' names or 'stripper' names."... More