Lot of award shows were held during the past week again; Cannes gave out their golden palms (more on that later), Loreen from Sweden won the Eurovision Song Contest in Baku, Azerbajdzhan, and BAFTA TV Awards were held in London, though there were really no shows represented there that I follow. But before everything else: quotes!
"Actually, Lindsay was so mad at Michael, she decided to meditating to calm herself... she ended up taking a two-hour angry nap"
Ron Howard on Arrested Development
"This Morning I thought I heard a neighbour blasting the new Skrillerx song I like, but then I realised it was just a garbage truck"
On his twitter @ConanOBrien
"Soon I'll be the queen of summertime"
Russi Taylor (voice actress) on The Simpsons
"Fuck that POTUS (President of the United States)"
-Selena Meyer, The Vice President of US
Julia Louis-Dreyfus on Veep
I might have to make a complete post about my favourite TV Finales this past season, since most of the shows are now finished, Cougar Town and Hot In Cleveland are only two running on my list, if I don't count mid-season replacements like Don't Trust the B**** in Apartment 23 and Veep. But I just gotta share this one SPOILER from Modern Family finale; While Cameron and Mitch didn't get their baby, Gloria is pregnant! Can't wait to watch her pregnancy cravings.
In addition to everything else revealed from the second season of American Horror Story, creator Ryan Murphy revealed that the upcoming season is set during 1960's and Chloe Sevigny (who is well know indie movie actress, but who I know best for her one-episode stint with Edie Falco on Will&Grace) joins the cast. The second season is set to start airing in October.
While AHS is hiring actors, Smash is cutting their crew. One of the most hated characters of the past season Ellis (played by Jaime Cepero) is getting cut, even though he did threaten Eileen (Amazing Anjelica Houston) that he would be back. Dev (Raza Jaffrey) won't be returning either, though there is no word yet wheather these characters will return to wrap up their characters. All I really care about is that there is a second season coming up.
Even though the amount of viewers was lower than usually on American Idol finale, the show got record amount of votes as the American people chose Phillip Phillips (really?) as their idol. Gold-piped Jessica Sanchez finished second.
And this is have to put on my weekly post, even though I'm now planning a big TV Finale post. It's too epic to pass. For all of you who don't watch Family Guy, the main character Peter Griffin has a long standing feud with a chicken who gave him a bad coupon long time ago (nothing weird about that). These lenghty battles have occurred through-out the series and latest taking place during the 10th season finale. This is the kind of Family Guy humour that divides the people and why I love the show:
Then on to the movies news. I've mentioned the upcoming comedy Identity Thief previously, the movie starring Jason Bateman and Melissa McCarthy. Now Modern Family star Eric Stonestreet has been cast as a supportive character in the movie, his character is named Big Chuck, more on that at THR.
I've also talked about Great Gatsby before too, but now the newest Baz Luhrman-directed movie has gotten a trailer. And it looks nothing like I imagined, and it looks awesome. I love how Luhrman combines old and modern styles, like he did in Romeo+Juliet and Moulin Rouge!.
One of the most anticipated summer movies, The Dark Knight Rises (in theaters July 20th) has released plenty of trailers, but now it got new character posters (see them all here) and another new poster with Catwoman, or actually just her shoe, but it's still pretty cool.
Cannes wrapped up this weekend, and Michael Haneke took home the prestigious Palme D'Or for his movie Amour. It is supposed to be released for wider audience in October, so we have to wait until then to deal out our judgement. Mads Mikkelsen won Best Actor and Christina Flutur and Cosmina Stratan shared the award for Best Actress. Full list of winners here! Even though Cannes is a great event and full of glamour, it can be a bit annoying for most audiences as the movies won't come to theaters for months. It's like the biggest the tease in film world!
To end the post in a lighter note. Here is the new trailer for Hit and Run, starring Kristen Bell, Dax Shepard and Bradley Cooper. There are a lot of reasons to watch this movie when it comes out, like Copper's dreadlocks. But the main reason I want to watch it, is because of the interview of Dax and Kristen (real life couple) on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, they are so adorable! Remember to watch all parts as this is only part 1 of 3. You'll find them easily if you open the video on full YouTube.
Weekly post coming next week and maybe a TV Finale post for 2011-12 season.