Wednesday, February 15, 2012


Few things I forgot to mention on my last post. First of all, huge congratulations to Scott Rudin who got EGOT, meaning he has won an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony Awards. He is the 11th person ever to do so, joining the ranks of Liza Minnelli, Barbra Streisand, Mel Brooks and Audrey Hepburn.  Rudin won the Oscar for Best Picture in 2008 for No Country For Old Men. He won a Tony Award for Best Musical for Passion in 1994. His Emmy he got for a documentary  He Makes Me Feel Like Dancing  back in 1984. And now with his most recent win Grammy for Best Musical Theater Album, he is the 11th person to receive EGOT, and first producer to do so.
 And I forgot to post these two golden videos from the red carpet. First there is the one from BAFTA, where beloved Muppett Miss Piggy got to interview all the greatest stars attending the evening, she even had few ideas for her upcoming projects, take a look! 

The second video is from the Grammy Red Carpet, the result of Sophia Grace and Rosie's Grammy adventures. Now they were back on Ellen to share their video. On the video they got to meet some of  their old friends, like Rihanna, who paid special visit to them when the girls were guests at Ellen few months ago. They also met Lady Antebellum and Katy Perry, who they previously got to interview at the AMA's.

A new award show was introduced Monday, when the 1st Annual Golden Collar Awards were held in LA. Full list of winners, like the one playing Stella on Modern Family, you can find here. Special action were taken to held this event, like places for the animals to eat and relieve themselves. With all the cat videos online, I wouldn't be surprised if cats got their own show too.

Few stories about my fav Adele. First of all, here you can find the full video of her interview with Anderson Cooper, which I mentioned in my pre-grammy post. Based on the video, I think I like her even more.  According to her Vogue interview, the songbird is planning an even longer hiatus from the business than her last one, she says she might take up to 5 years break. She says she needs at least 3 years to write a new album, but this all was before her triumphant return at the Grammys, and I wish she would release new material sooner than in three years. UPDATE: She wrote on her blog: “I’ve a few days off now, and then it’s the Brit Awards here at home and then I’m straight into the studio. BOYYAHH! 5 years? More like 5 days!”, YAY!

And now we are on to the movie news. Director  Andrew Stanton revealed  that his upcoming movie John Carter (Based on Edgar Rice Borroughs' character) would be a trilogy. The following movies depend a lot on the success of the first movie, with the rumored budget of over 250 million dollars. That is a lot, compared to the most expensive Finnish movie, which had a budget of 7,5 millions. The movie I'm talking about is the upcoming Iron Sky, an action-parody about Nazis who have stayed hidden on the moon. Go here for the trailer, and to shed maybe some light on the idea of the movie.

Another movie which has just released its trailer, is the new Bourne movie, called The Bourne Legacy. Matt Damon is now replaced with Jeremy Renner (Hurt Locker, The Town).  See the mysterious trailer here.

A lot of castings were confirmed last week too. The most talked about was perhaps the casting of Naomi Watts (King Kong, Fair Game) to play Princess Diana in Caught In Flight, which focuses on the princess's last two years.  Angelina Jolie also confirmed that she would take on the role of Maleficent in the Disney's upcoming Robert Stromberg directed Sleeping Beauty. No other cast has yet been announced. With the fairytale genre booming at the moment, it was no wonder that the classic Beauty And The Beast would get a new film treatment too. The new version is to be directed by Guillermo Del Toro, and starring Emma Watson.

Lots going on in the world of TV too. I have to mention the last episode of Saturday Night Live, because it was hilarious. It was hosted by New Girl-star Zooey Deschanel, and had Karmin as musical guest. You can find nice recap at, the Clint Eastwood commercial parody was especially good. 

Like in SNL, Glee too remembered Whitney Houston, when character Mercedes (Amber Reilly) sang I Will Always Love You. The song came with good timing, since the episode was filmed well before the passing of the singer. The episode was full of romance, when the students tackled their love life, que the cheesy love-songs.

The new musical drama Smash, which premiered last week, lost a lot of viewers after its well promoted record breaking pilot. But I think the show still has a lot of potential, and its not like it is under a cancellation threat. Episode featured a new song 20th Century Fox Mambo, which to me sounded a lot like Miss Baltimore Crabs from the musical Hairspray, here performed by Michelle Pheiffer in the 2007 film version.

Yesterday one of my favourite shows returned, FINALLY, Cougar Town. The 3rd season pilot was full of hints on what to expect on the show, spoiler warning, like the engagement of Jules (Courteney Cox) and Grayson (Josh Hopkins). In an interview with Vulture, one of the stars Busy Philipps, who plays Laurie on the show, revealed that Laurie will start her own business and fall in love.  Can't wait to see the future of the self proclaimed Cul-De-Sac crew.

And here is the video from the past SNL, of Karmin performing their new single Brokenhearted from their upcoming first record. Can't wait next weeks SNL with host SNL-alumni Maya Rudolph, she is maybe the funniest actress ever.

(And like I predicted, the last post's Adele video has been removed from YouTube, but I think you can find some versions of the event still on YouTube)

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