29 Jul 2012

Robert Pattinson was going to propose before Kristen Stewart cheated

Robert Pattinson was "weeks away" from proposing to Kristen Stewart before finding out she cheated on him.

The 'Twilight' star was due to ask for the brunette beauty's hand in marriage in the spring and he had even bought a £5 million Los Angeles mansion for the couple's future before being told of the 22-year-old star's affair with her 'Snow White and the Huntsman' director Rupert Sanders, 41.

A source told the Sunday Mirror newspaper, “Robert hoped to marry Kristen and was making preparations to spring a proposal before she admitted cheating. He had bought the house in Los Angeles to be their home and saw them staying there for a long time."

But since discovering the news, Robert – whose character in The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 married Kristen's alter-ego onscreen last year – is "angry" with Kristen and the 26-year-old hunk has moved out of their LA home.

The insider added, “Now Rob is angry – he’s left the mansion and not spoken to her since. They have exchanged heated text messages only.”

After pictures of Kristen and Rupert together emerged, the pair publically confessed to cheating on their respective lovers, and the director has "apologised profusely" to his model-and-actress wife Liberty Ross – who played Kristen's mother in Snow White and the Huntsman – in the hope he can save his marriage.

A friend explained, “Liberty is hurting. But she’s realistic. Things happen and marriage isn’t easy – she just hates the fact her name’s been dragged into all of this. Rupert has apologised profusely and she has accepted his apology. She hopes things get back on track – after all, they have kids together.”

Robert now wants to have a one-on-one chat with Rupert to find out "exactly what happened" between the filmmaker and his girlfriend.

A source said, "Rob wants to have a man to man chat with Rupert to find out exactly what happened between him and Kristen.

"Kristen has already betrayed his trust by cheating, so he can't be sure that she will tell him exactly what went on between her and Rupert."

Robert and Kristen are contractually obliged to be pictured side by side on the red carpet at the premiere of their final Twilight movie together, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2, later this year.

Robert Pattinson feared Kristen Stewart was having secret affair for months

Robert Pattinson fears that Kristen Stewart’s affair with married film director Rupert Sanders might have gone on behind his back for months.

According to a friend, the 26-year-old actor is not sure if he could “get over this.

The Twilight actor, who has already quit the Los Angles mansion that he shared with Stewart, wants time alone to decide whether to make their current split permanent.

“He doesn’t know if he can move on. He feels humiliated and the wound will take a long time to heal, if at all,” the Mirror quoted a source as saying.

The 22-year-old actress has repeatedly insisted that her fling with the 41-year-old Brit movie maker was “a momentary indiscretion,” as she battles to save their three-year relationship.

But after new photos emerged showing both of them enjoying cosy dinner dates in Berlin and Los Angeles over several weeks, Pattinson “hit the roof,” and now believes that the pair may have been seeing each other since at least May.

“I can’t believe a word she says,” Pattinson said to a friend.

27 Jul 2012

'The Vampire Diaries' Season 4 Spoilers: How Long Will the Tyler and Klaus Situation Last?

Michael Trevino told Wetpaint Entertainment, "I'm playing Klaus and I would like to think that it goes on for a few episodes but I think the run as Klaus might end sooner rather than later." As good as Trevino was in the season 3 finale as Klaus, there's nothing like Joseph Morgan in the role. Besides, the sooner Klaus is back in his own body, the sooner Tyler is back in control of his and they can explore the aftermath of the time Klaus spent in Tyler's body—and what he did (because you know he's going to be up to something). 

Trevino went on to say, "[Tyler] is not lost forever. I think eventually Tyler will come back into Tyler's body and we should be all good." He and Caroline will have to deal with whatever Klaus did in his body. They had only momentary happiness before it all went to hell at the end of last season, and even once Tyler is back in control, they still have to face the fact that the Council knows what they really are, thanks to Alaric. There's a vampire hunter coming to town, and he's going to mean trouble for everyone. Will Caroline and Tyler get the chance to be together and be happy for an extended period of time with everything going on and graduation approaching? Will their futures take them to different places?

Finally, for The Vampire Diaries season 4 in general, Trevino revealed, "Tyler is going to end up going through a lot. There's going to be a lot of action, a lot of blood. Maybe some bullets, maybe some stakes. But at the end of the day Tyler's shirtless a good amount of the time." What else would you expect with the Originals still around, a vampire hunter coming, Elena as a vampire, and the new threat coming? It should be an exciting season for Vampire Diaries fans.

20 Jul 2012

Robert Pattinson & Kristen Stewart’s Romantic Hotel Cafe Date

Rob and Kristen snuggled up together at The Hotel Cafe on July 19 to catch a performance by guitar playing pal, Bobby Long — how sweet! Find out all the details of their musical date!
Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart went on a romantic date to The Hotel Cafe on Thursday July 19 in Hollywood, California!

Rob and Kristen sure do enjoy catching friends perform live! Just last month, the lovebirds attended a concert by Jenny Lewis. Back in March, the power couple attended the very same venue — watching friend Johnny Lynn perform!

This time, however, a certain public display of affection between Rob and Kristen was the entertainment of the night! After the show, Rob, 26, led Kristen, 22, to the car by her hand as they were hounded by fans!

This comes just days after Breaking Dawn co-star Jackson Rathbone dished on Rob and Kristen’s super cute relationship!

“It’s really cute. It’s endearingly awkward at moments, to be honest,” Jackson says about how the two actor are around one another, adding, “Maybe that’s just off camera…”

Jackson added, “It’s [going to] look great, it’s [going to] be great. They’re so sweet. They’re all fantastic actors.”

What do YOU think, HollywoodLifers? Are you a fan of Rob and Kristen’s musical dates?

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Justin Bieber as a boyfriend

Justin Bieber- who is in a relationship with Selena Gomez - thinks it is important to notice small changes his girlfriend makes to her appearance and always tries to pay her compliments.

He told Rolling Stone magazine, "I make sure to do the little things, like noticing when they get their hair done or when they change their nail colour. Also saying things all the time - like, 'You're very pretty,' 'You're gorgeous,' things like that."

In the interview, Justin's manager Scooter Braun dismissed speculation that the Boyfriend hitmaker's high-profile relationship is damaging to his career, insisting it makes him more desirable to fans as they get to hear about his romantic side.

He said, "Personally, I think that [speculation] is all a bunch of bulls**t. Yes, there's gonna be some girls that if they see him with a girlfriend, it kills the dream - but there's also gonna be girls that see him with a girlfriend, hear about the romantic things he does and want him even more."

Meanwhile, Justin and Selena were pictured making a visit to sick children on Thursday.

The couple were spotted holding hands as they left the Starship Children's Hospital in Auckland, New Zealand.

Shortly before his visit, Justin tweeted, "Do something nice for someone else today. "U know your truth...do it for the right reasons. (sic)"

Selena Gomez birthday plans

It's almost time to send birthday wishes to Selena Gomez. The former Disney star will be celebrating a big birthday on July 22, which is this Sunday. Gomez is leaving her teen years behind, she'll be celebrating her 20th birthday.

It will be a busy weekend and a big birthday for the "Love You Like a Love Song" singer not only because it is her 20th birthday, but also because her birthday is on the same day as the Teen Choice Awards. She'll be spending part of her night at the awards where she is nominated for three awards. Selena's boyfriend, Justin Bieber, is also nominated for multiple awards.

While celebrating at an award show will be fun, the singer and actress also plans to celebrate with her family.

“I’m going to dinner with my family; some of my grandparents are coming in from Texas, so it’ll just be nice family time," she said of her birthday plans.

Before she celebrates her birthday, though, she took time out to put smiles on the faces of other kids.

Miley Cyrus Jealous Of Emma Roberts

Former Disney star Miley Cyrus might be getting jealous over her fiance Liam Hemsworth once again. While he was busy filming “The Hunger Games”, rumors were hitting a fever pitch that Miley was jealous of all of the time that Liam was spending with Jennifer Lawrence. Now, it appears that she’s getting jealous all over again — but this time she’s said to be jealous of Emma Roberts!
Liam is filming “Empire” with Emma, but Miley has apparently warned her to stay away from him. An insider said, “Miley’s become super protective since she and Liam got engaged. She’s worried that while he’s off making movies with hot women, he’ll be tempted to cheat. And it didn’t help that Emma showed up on set declaring that she is single and ready to mingle.”
The source went on to say, “Miley doesn’t want Liam socializing with a loose cannon like Emma. She thinks the girl is bad news. Not only did she tell Liam it had to stop, she even confronted Emma, reminding her that Liam is off the market. Miley more or less said, ‘Hands off my man!’ Emma couldn’t care less what Miley thinks. She makes fun of Miley behind her back, saying she’s just a washed up tween star. Emma feels she has nothing to lose, so she’s pushing it as far as she can with Liam. And he’s definitely enjoying the attention.”
Do you think Miley is really jealous over Emma?

Daniel Radcliffe to star in romantic comedy

Former "Harry Potter" star Daniel Radcliffe has signed on his first romantic comedy, titled "F Word".

The 22-year-old actor will play the main lead opposite actress Zoe Kazan - who stars in 2007 comedy drama "The Savages" and Joss Whedon's latest project "In Your Eyes", reported Sun online.

"F Word" tells the story of a young pair - Wallace (Daniel) and Chantry (Zoe) - who hit it off after meeting at a party, but they are forced to keep their relationship platonic and decide to just be friends because Zoe's alter-ego has a long-term boyfriend.

"F Word" is based on the play "Toothpaste And Cigars" by TJ Dawe and Michael Rinaldi, with production set to begin mid-August in Toronto.

Elan Mastai is penning the script for the movie, with David Gross and Jesse Shapira set to produce along with Marc Stephenson and Hartley Gorenstein.

Since starring in eight Harry Potter movies, Radcliffe has taken on much darker roles, such as portraying a lawyer who uncovers a terrifying secret in "Woman In Black", and he is starring in drama project "Kill Your Darlings" next year.

The dark knight rises movie review

It’s almost too much to hope for: a summer blockbuster that’s compelling, original, well-crafted and perfectly cast. Yet that is precisely what director and co-writer Christopher Nolan has given us in The Dark Knight Rises. As someone from the minority camp who didn’t care for The Dark Knight (but did like Nolan’s reinvention of the caped crusader’s origin story in Batman Begins) I now emit a huge sigh of relief.
That’s not to say that The Dark Knight Rises is without flaws or beyond criticism. I still find Nolan’s work ponderous at times and too self-serious—not to mention long. David S. Goyer cowrote the story that Nolan then developed into a screenplay with his brother Jonathan. They enjoy exploring the darkest avenues of human nature, and audiences have responded with great enthusiasm. But the film also has grace notes and dashes of humor I found missing from The Dark Knight.

Among its prime assets are the new role of a straight-arrow cop created for Joseph Gordon-Levitt, who worked with Nolan in Inception, and a much-expanded part for the peerless Michael Caine, who brings warmth and polish to his performance as the devoted butler Alfred. Anne Hathaway has fun with the flippant character who eventually becomes Catwoman. They are joined by a superior ensemble including Morgan Freeman, Gary Oldman, Marion Cotillard, and an unrecognizable Tom Hardy as the villainous behemoth known as Bane. (I also didn’t recognize another old favorite, British actor and onetime Oscar nominee Tom Conti, as a shaggy, bearded prisoner in the latter part of the story.)

As for Christian Bale, he brings a great reserve of repressed emotion and physical command to his dual role as Bruce Wayne and Batman. The story begins eight years after the last film’s conclusion; Wayne has become a recluse, his body and spirit beaten down. That means there’s nowhere to go but up. Watching him harness his inner strength and build up his battered body gives us great rooting interest. Here is a misunderstood hero who is worthy of redemption. I wish the movie didn’t take so many storytelling detours, but I’m willing to forgive a great deal because Nolan gives us such a terrific conclusion. I’m not talking about the extended race-to-the-rescue climax so much as the resolution of the story that brings every character full-circle in the most satisfying way imaginable. For that alone, Nolan should earn the gratitude of Batman fans around the world.

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Ice age 4 movie review

Okay, so your world is falling apart, your dad won’t let you live your life and hates your boyfriend. You’ll identify with teen Peaches. Yeah, so she’s a giant, ancient wooly- mammoth-elephant-like critter but families seem to have the same problems no matter what species.

Scrat is Where It’s At

If your geology class didn’t teach you about continental drift (the break-up in ancient days of giant continents into the land masses we know today), then here’s the cartoon version: Little Scrat is still chasing his beloved acorn. When it goes down a lava tube to the center of the Earth, he follows and, in a chase, manages to rotate the Earth’s core so fast that land masses start to break up on the surface! Whoops.

Family Drama

Back home, Manny the mammoth (Ray Romano) wants to keep teen daughter Peaches (Keke Palmer) away from the wrong crowd (voices include Drake and Nicki Minaj) by not letting her go anywhere. Helping her sneak away is mole pal Louis (Josh Gad) who is secretly crushin’ on her. Syd the sloth (John Leguizamo) gets saddled with his feisty Granny (Wanda Sykes) when the family dumps her on him.

The Big Crack Up

When the continents start moving and cracking up, the gang is separated. Peaches and her loving mom Ellie (Queen Latifah) are left behind with the possum brothers and others while Manny, tiger Diego (Denis Leary) and Syd and Granny are stuck on an iceberg way out at sea. Manny vows to return to his family no matter what.

Pirates Attack

Also on a ship-like iceberg are Gut, a nasty Ape captain and his crew, among them, a rabbit, a huge elephant seal and a hot white tigress (Jennifer Lopez) which whom Diego falls in love. The battle to get home includes a huge whale, scary, critter-eating sea sirens and a whole “Braveheart-style” army of prehistoric chipmunks!

Wrapping Up

This new “Ice Age” tale has more action, more characters, a musical number, romance (for Diego) and looks great in 3-D. The continental destruction is pretty amazing.  You get a story on two fronts; Manny and the iceberg castaways then Peaches and Ellie back home struggling to get to a meet-up point for a reunion with the Manny gang. There are tons of new characters which may be a little too much thrown atcha in one movie.

Loveable Scrat has a whole storyline of his own throughout the movie and I love him most, but it adds more to the visual and storyheavy load. Maybe cut back on the other story arenas and have more Scrat!

The whole movie-going experience starts out with a very charming, funny and sweet “Simpsons” cartoon featuring Maggie the baby versus a daycare bully. Maggie wins of course. Cool

Despite the overblown story, this new Ice Age movie moves along quickly and keeps its family/relationship charm along with the added action so we go 4 stars.

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The Amazing Spider-man Movie review

Well every one knows what story is Spider man so I dont think a special review on the story is necessary.
But anyway, in this day and age, “adults” are also big kids who still see Spider-Man movies, and The Amazing Spider-Man faces the challenge of making both the old and new generations satisfied with a revised vision of an iconic hero. If you fall into the camp of ‘big kids who still love their Spider-Man films,’ know right from the get-go that Amazing Spider-Man covers a familiar origin story – albeit in different fashion than Sam Raimi’s game-changing film did in 2002. If you can’t get behind that idea – even in the slightest – then this movie simply is not for you.
However, for all others:

We pick up the familiar tale of Spider-Man with a re-imagined version of Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield), a high school geek who exists in the contemporary age of smartphones and social media, in which “the geek,” as an archetype, has become something slightly cooler and more accepted than what it used to be. Garfield’s Peter Parker – with his skateboard, contact lenses and vintage punk band tee-shirts – is definitely the epitome of modern “geek chic”; as such, the goofy nerdisms of Stan Lee and Steve Ditko’s 1960s Peter Parker have been replaced with deeper emotional troubles centered around Peter’s status as an orphan who never answered the question of his parents’ disappearance.

Graced with great performances from Garfield and Stone, The Amazing Spider-Man is a rare comic-book flick that is better at examining relationships than superheroism. If it doesn’t approach the current benchmark of Avengers Assemble, it still delivers a different enough, enjoyable origin story to live comfortably alongside the Raimi era. 

Yeah I said all this but I still miss Tobey Mcguire.

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Bel ami Movie review

Guy de Maupassant’s Bel Ami, published in 1885, is the story of Georges Duroy (Robert Pattinson), a hustler who rises to the top of Parisian society by impressing not the most powerful men in that world, but their women. They include Madeleine (Uma Thurman), the wife of the political editor of La Vie Française, who helps Georges secure a journalist job, despite no obvious talent in that direction. A beguiling young widow, Clotilde (Christina Ricci), and the prim and proper Virginie (Kristin Scott Thomas), wife of the paper’s editor, Monsieur Rousset (Colm Meaney), also fall under his spell.

Georges eventually marries Madeleine, but when he discovers that the tycoons he knows have shut him out of a lucrative deal involving the government’s invasion of Morocco, he dumps Virginie and, to her horror, seduces her daughter (Holliday Grainger). Does this cad know no bounds?

In 1947, director/producer Albert Lewin made The Private Affairs of Bel Ami, which, although hardly a great film, is superior in every way to this new version.  George Sanders, was perfectly cast in the title role, and Angela Lansbury showed her considerable prowess as a character actress even at the age of 21, as Clotilde. It was literate and elegant, everything which the 2012 Bel Ami is not, strenuously try as it might to attain those qualities. 

Expensively produced as this is, with sumptuous costumes and settings, it just never comes alive. The chic soirees, drawing-room encounters and Toulouse-Lautrec bar scenes just lie flat there on the screen, populated by a lot of extras in fancy dress who never generate the kind of vivid human buzz apparent in the period work of directors like Visconti or Ophuls. The screenplay is long on verbiage, short on insight. All the vital political talk involving the controversial French involvement in Morocco has no resonance whatsoever, and everything subsides into a didactic dullness. 

Pattinson’s casting was a major misstep. The women in love with him would seem to offer grand histrionic opportunities for the various actresses playing them, but, from Thurman’s commandingly omniscient Madeleine to Ricci’s wronged flower to Scott Thomas’ complete and devastating degradation.

Being a Rob fan, I am saying this that none of the performers manages to make as strong an impression as the busy music score in this wan enterprise. Unfortunately, it’s not a good one.

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18 Jul 2012

Miley Cyrus tags along as Liam Hemsworth heads to Philadelphia to shoot a new film

Miley Cyrus is staying by her fiancé, Liam Hemsworth’s side while he films his next movie.

Cyrus, 19, and Hemsworth, 22, who got engaged early this summer, arrived in Philadelphia Tuesday. Hemsworth just wrapped up filming Empire State and is in Philadelphia to begin work on yet another film. According to The Gossip Girls, he’ll star in Paranoia with Harrison Ford.

The young couple arrived to the Philadelphia International Airport walking hand-in-hand with their dog Ziggy. Miley and Liam may be a happy couple together, but there was one thing that Miley wasn’t too pleased with when they arrived. Cyrus has been very vocal about how much she hates the presence of the paparazzi lately.

“I hate paparazzi with a passion. disgusting pigs. (no offense to pigs)” she recently tweeted. She also said it was “shady and scary” that they hung out outside her house waiting for a shot. The “Can’t be Tamed” singer’s arrival to Philadelphia was no different. She was followed while walking her dog after leaving the airport.

Taylor Swift - Taylor Swift To Be Honoured For Philanthropy Work

Country star Taylor Swift is to be honoured for her charity work at a glitzy New York dinner in December (12).
The star will be presented with the Ripple of Hope Award for her dedication to philanthropy by the Robert F. Kennedy Center For Justice And Human Rights at the gala, which will be hosted by Alec Baldwin.
Kennedy Center president, Kerry Kennedy, says, "Taylor Swift's dedication to advocacy at such a young age continues to inspire me, and I'm delighted to honour her as one of our 2012 Ripple of Hope Award recipients.
"As a young person, Taylor has already accomplished so much, and I look forward to watching all that she will do to help build a brighter, more peaceful world for us all."
George Clooney, who works as a United Nations ambassador and makes regular trips to war-torn Sudan, has previously received the award.

Emma Roberts dating 'American Horror Story' star Evan Peters

Emma Roberts is dating “American Horror Story” star, Evan Peters, according to new reports today. Chord Overstreet was Emma’s last main squeeze, but that ended in May and it looks like a new romance is in bloom for the 21 year-old star.

The couple met on the movie set of “Adult World” in the spring and the 25 year-old Peters has been dating Roberts for a few months according to AZ Central.
Their romance looks like anything but an “American Horror Story” as the two were seen looking comfortable and holding hands in Santa Barbara on Saturday when they attended the wedding of Emma’s stylist. At the wedding the two were seen “holding hands and locking arms,” and looking like they were very much together instead of just friends attending a wedding together.

According to People Magazine, Emma and Evan were captured in photo's at the wedding of her stylist over the weekend that suggest they were more than just two guests sitting at the same table. It seems as if another young Hollywood romance bubbles to the surface as the two step out together for this occasion!

Other stars gracing the wedding event were Mandy Moore, Ashley Tisdale and Minka Kelly. Emma is from the famous Roberts family as her father is actor Eric Roberts and her aunt is superstar Julia Roberts.

Daniel Radcliffe Signs Up for Romantic Comedy F Word

Daniel Radcliffe has signed up for romantic comedy 'F Word' alongside US actress Zoe Kazan.

Daniel Radcliffe has signed up for romantic comedy 'F Word'.

The 'Woman in Black' actor will star opposite US actress Zoe Kazan - who stars in 2007 comedy drama 'The Savages' and Joss Whedon's latest project 'In Your Eyes' - with 'Goon' helmer Michael Dowse in line to direct the motion picture.

The film tells the story of a pair of twentysomethings - Wallace (Daniel) and Chantry (Zoe) - who hit it off after meeting at a party, but they are forced to keep their relationship platonic and decide to just be friends because Zoe's alter-ego has a long-term boyfriend.

'F Word' is based on the play 'Toothpaste and Cigars' by T.J. Dawe and Michael Rinaldi, with production set to begin mid-August in Toronto.

Elan Mastai is penning the script for the movie, with David Gross and Jesse Shapira set to produce along with Marc Stephenson and Hartley Gorenstein.

Since starring in eight 'Harry Potter' movies, Daniel has taken on much darker roles, such as portraying a lawyer who uncovers a terrifying secret in 'Woman in Black', and he is starring in drama project 'Kill Your Darlings' next year.

17 Jul 2012

Bungaku Shoujo Anime review

English: Book Girl
Synonyms: Literature Girl, Gekijouban Bungaku Shoujo
Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: May 1, 2010
Producers: Production I.G, Kadokawa Contents Gate
Genres: Mystery, Drama, Romance, School
Duration: 1 hr. 40 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

When I saw teaser preview special for Bungaku Shoujo, I was a bit tepid in my enthusiasm for this project. It looked quite lovely and it featured several of my favorite seiyuu talents, so I made a point to give this a try when it finally became available. I found this film to be mostly directionless and confusing and in the end only a very average experience. I felt like  those pills consist of sweet coat to prepare you for bad thing, bitter middle layer, where the actual medicine is located, and honeyed core to wash away the after-taste. Bungaku Shōjo has that kind of a story. 

Bungaku Shoujo or Literature Girl is about a young girl, Touka Amano who eats books. Yes she literally eats books. She can’t eat normal food apparently. Of course it would have been really nice of the story to actually tell us WHY she eats books but unfortunately we have to divine that answer for ourselves. The only answer we are given is she’s a literature girl, as if that explains everything. And thus that is the main problem with the entire movie in general, it’s called Literature Girl but it’s really not even about her. Touka is basically a side character in her own movie.

Well the real story eventually reveals itself to be about a young writer, Konoha Inoue who after winning an important literary contest a couple years before and subsequently his novel became a national sensation. But do to a personal tragedy that followed this, he has vowed to never write again. Konoha lives as an ordinary high school student since his book was published under a pseudonym and he has remained anonymous. Rather far-fetched idea really as he has seemingly managed to keep this a secret from his family as well. Of course this completely ignores the fact that it is also incredibly unlikely that a middle school student is going to have the ability to write such a novel to begin with. But I digress. 

The drama that unfolds does manage to be pretty compelling however. I did find myself engaged and interested in the story. While the major story arc is adequately resolved to many additional questions linger at the end. As mentioned before we learn really next to nothing about Touka herself. The only reason I think I understood it as much as I did was by additionally watching the preview OVA and the Memorie OVA. I would suggest anyone interested in this title to do the same to get the maximum amount of enjoyment from it. I am unclear as to whether this movie will get a follow up movie or perhaps even a TV/OVA series to further explain all of this but taking this film by itself as it currently stands, I would have to say as an adaptation it fails.

As mentioned the titular character, Touka is really left to be mostly a mystery. Personality wise I found her to be a likable character which a lot of potential if they had explored it. She felt like an odd mix-mash of Haruhi Suzumiya and Yuki Nagato. But other than being likable she really doesn’t make that much of an impression. The male lead Inoue is typical for the genre. A soft spoken, effeminate nice guy. Though I did feel he was presented very well and made for an interesting character. The struggles he has in dealing with his own personal demons I think were mostly realistic and understandable. With one exception, the rest of the supporting cast is mostly just background. The only ones who really even stood out to me at all were the ones voiced by actors I happen to like.

Above all the characters would be Miu Asakura, who is at the center of all of the stories drama. She is both the films chief antagonist and protagonist, particularly over the last half of the movie. Miu by far has the biggest impact on the film and really steals the show for herself. When you consider she’s voiced by Aya Hirano, I suppose it’s not surprising she would have the most impactful role. While Miu makes for an extremely convincing psychopath, some of the reasons behind her mental break didn’t exactly add up to what she eventually became. This being said, she is the brightest spot in the show character wise.

Artistically the film is good. The backgrounds are quite stunning and color palette is soft and pleasant. The one thing that did strike me was just how similar so many of the characters looked however. It’s almost like most of them had exactly the same face, just with different hair and eye colors. While it’s not hard to distinguish them from each other at all I just found it a bit unsettling to look at.
So, was Bungaku Shōjo good or not? In the beginning of my review I compared it with a vitamin C pill, and vitamins are nice for health, right? 

Kristen Stewart 'Wants Babies With Robert Pattinson'

Kristen Stewart is feeling broody and apparently she wants a baby with beau Robert Pattinson, according to reports.

The Hollywood couple, who recently attended this year's Comic-Con in San Diego, were guests at a pal's wedding when she started talking to a pregnant guest, where she revealed that she wants a baby with Robert Pattinson.

A source has reportedly told Us Weekly: "Kristen was talking to a pregnant guest at a friend's wedding and told her that she would love to have a baby with Rob."

She also added: "She thought it was so cool - at one point she touched the woman's belly to feel the baby kick."

The couple have some sort of parenting skills, well they had to act as parents to Renesmee in the new 'Twilight' movie 'Breaking Dawn - Part Two'.

A source revealed that they are getting quite serious on the topic of babies. "They would talk about how they would raise their own children," the insider reportedly said.

"Kristen would say, 'Well, I'd never do this or that.' Sometimes it would start off as a joke, but you knew they were really thinking about it."

According to another insider the couple are madly in love, and Kristen is definitely 'The One'. "He is over-the-moon in love with Kristen," they said. "For him, she's The One, so it's just a matter of when they decide to have kids."

Robert Pattinson - Robert Pattinson Admits Wearing A Wig For 'Twilight'

Robert Pattinson has admitted he wore several wigs for scenes in the forthcoming Twilight movie, 'Breaking Dawn: Part 2'. Fans of the British heartthrob will probably be dismayed to hear that the actor's look in the final movie in the Saga was partly attributed to the work of the hair and makeup department.
However, it appears the actor - who reprises his role as Edward Cullen - wore the hairpiece against his own will, telling People magazine, "We had to do the re-shoots a few weeks ago, and it was the first time I had to wear a wig. I couldn't believe my last two days on Twilight they put this orange wig on my hair", before adding, "It's like Frankenstein's monster and is an amalgamation of six wigs". Robert appeared alongside Twilight co-stars Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner at the annual San Diego Comic-Con this week, building anticipation for the final movie. In a public panel on the film, Lautner joked about what he would say to his younger self should he have the opportunity to return to the first Twilight movie, saying, "Don't succumb to peer pressure and start wearing a wig like everybody else in this cast".
The final movie in the Twilight Saga is released in the U.S. and UK on November 16, 2012. Both Pattison and Stewart are now well into their post-twilight movie careers, with the former recently appearing on David Cronenberg's 'Cosmopolis'.

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Justin Bieber credits his love of Selena Gomez for his songs on new album Believe and single Boyfriend

Bieber credits his own experience of love for giving him a new take on pop music's oldest subject for his latest hit album Believe and single Boyfriend.
"Love has been talked about over and over and over again, so you have to be creative," he said yesterday. "It's those moments that happen to me - I try to write about those moments because then it's more personal and the fans feel like it's me."

And there was plenty of love in the room during Bieber's intimate performance for Channel V, Take 40 and Hot 30 fans at the Entertainment Quarter yesterday afternoon.

"I will be back sooner than a year this time. I love you, I love you, take care," he said. 

With more than 25 million Twitter followers and another 43 million-plus Facebook likes, he has his work cut out for him keeping them all happy. He will also return to the Overseas Passenger Terminal for his Sunrise appearance today.


Miley Cyrus and her fiancé, Liam Hemsworth, checked out a Pilates class in LA yesterday. The duo have been spending a great deal of time side by side lately, whether out at an exercise class or taking their skateboards for a spin in their neighborhood. The together time comes after Liam was away for a bit shooting Empire State, and Miley focused on her own upcoming album. Miley also found an opening in her schedule to work on a project with a sibling — Miley's in her brother Trace's new video for the song "Sippin on Sunshine." Another of the Cyrus kids, Braison, was in the news this week after their dad Billy Ray tweeted a photo of him in a hospital. Eighteen-year-old Braison Cyrus is OK after suffering complications from a tonsil extraction surgery.

Taylor Swift Honored by Kennedy Family

Taylor Swift admits to a fascination with the Kennedy family, and now the famous clan is honoring her with a prestigious award. The 22-year-old is being lauded by the Robert F. Kennedy Center For Justice and Human Rights with the Ripple of Hope Award for her commitment to social change.

"Taylor Swift's dedication to advocacy at such a young age continues to inspire me, and I'm delighted to honor her as one of our 2012 Ripple of Hope Award recipients," Kerry Kennedy, President of the RFK Center for Justice says in a statement (via New Straits Times). "As a young person, Taylor has already accomplished so much, and I look forward to watching all that she will do to help build a brighter, more peaceful world for us all."

The 22-year-old's numerous charitable efforts, including her disaster relief concert following Nashville's 2010 flood, her $4 million donation to the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, and her advocacy against bullying among the LGBTI (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex) community all contributed to her becoming this year's recipient.

The Ripple of Hope Award, according to a spokesman for the center, "lauds leaders of the international business, entertainment, and activist communities who demonstrate commitment to social change." Previous recipients of the award include U2's lead singer, Bono, George Clooney and former Vice-President Al Gore.

Taylor, who spent the July 4 holiday with members of the Kennedy clan in Cape Cod, will receive the award on Dec. 3, at a black-tie dinner hosted by Alec Baldwin.

The country superstar, who also received the Star of Compassion Award earlier this year for her ongoing generosity, hints that she is getting ready to release a new studio album later this year. Her next scheduled appearance is at the iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas on Sept. 22.

Emma Roberts set to play Jennifer Aniston’s daughter on the big screen

American actress Emma Roberts is in talks to join Jennifer Aniston and Jason Sudeikis in the cast of the comedy movie We're the Millers, Deadline.com reports. Directed by Rawson Thurber (Dodgeball), We're the Millers will follow the story of a pot dealer who creates a fake family as part

Twenty-one-year-old Roberts, the niece of Julia Roberts, will play a runaway girl pretending to be the daughter of a couple formed by the dealer and a prostitute, played by Aniston.

Jason Sudeikis and Jennifer Aniston starred together in the 2011 movie Horrible Bosses.

Harry Potter's Rupert Grint Set To Carry Olympic Torch

Harry Potter actor Rupert Grint is set to join in the Olympic celebrations by carrying the torch through Barnet on July 25.

The star will join athlete Daley Thompson, Olympic badminton silver medallist Nathan Robertson and 1966 World Cup winning goalkeeper Gordon Banks as the torch passes past Wembley Arena, Middlesex University and Barnet.

The actor is best known for his role in the hit 'Harry Potter' movies, in which he plays Harry's best friend and fellow wizard Ron Weasley.

After Grint's stint the torch will pass by St Paul's Cathedral, the Millennium Bridge, Shakespeare's Globe theatre, Chelsea FC's Stamford Bridge ground, Trafalgar Square, Downing Street, Buckingham Palace and a party in Hyde Park, with fundraiser and comedian David Walliams amongst the torch bearers.

Daniel Radcliffe to play a supernatural murder suspect in Horns

The Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe has signed on to the supernatural thriller Horns, based on the novel by Joe Hill and to be directed by Alexandre Aja (The Hills Have Eyes, Piranha 3D). The film will see Radcliffe in a darker role: his character wakes up one day to find himself accused of his girlfriend's rape and murder. On top of that, he has sprouted horns that grant him all kinds of powers. Shooting is scheduled to begin in September.

16 Jul 2012

Kim Hyun Joong Drives 30,000 Fans Wild at Saitama Super Arena

World star Kim Hyun Joong held a free live performance "Kim Hyun Joong 'Heat' 2012 in Japan" at the Saitama Super Arena for two days to celebrate the release of his second Japanese single "HEAT."

For two days the event drew a total of 30,000 fans however the exclusive event was limited for album buyers.

Kim Hyun Joong who has shooting for the drama "City Conquest" in Nikko, Tochigi as well as holding fan events and guerrilla live concerts in various parts of Japan had a sore throat during rehearsal and went for quick checkup which led to a delay for 1 hour for the first show.

Nevertheless the singer appeared on stage and performed a total of 15 songs including his Japan debut song "Kiss Kiss," new song "HEAT" that tops Oricon's singles chart and "Lucky Guy."

The single upon its release sold a whopping 137,774 copies topping the Oricon daily singles chart, a record for a solo foreign artist.

Kim Hyun Joong shared, "I have not specifically discussed about future plans. I wish to make a studio album also would like to hold a world tour. I would like to have concerts at a smaller venue rather than big stage," hinting a possible Japan tour next year.

Miley Cyrus Goes Super Blonde!

Something old, something new, something borrowed and something…blonde? The engaged star debuted lightened up strands this weekend — and we have to wonder if she’s testing out lock looks for her upcoming nuptials.

On Saturday, Miley Cyrus Tweeted a photo (below) of her new hue, along with a caption poking fun at her new look: “Now that I’m blonde I gotta give duck lips in every photo.”

While skateboarding with her fiancé Liam Hemsworth in Los Angeles on Sunday, Cyrus gave onlookers a better view of her brighter hair color, which is a major departure from the auburn shade she’s been sporting this year. It also appears she trimmed off a few inches.

Robert Pattinson Reveals a Big ‘Breaking Dawn’ Secret

Robert Pattinson is almost as known for his iconic locks as for playing heartthrob vampire Edward Cullen in the Twilight saga. But fans of the thrillers may notice something slightly out of place with his vampire alter ego’s trademark mane in the final chapter of the series.

“We had to do the re-shoots on [Breaking Dawn -- Part 2] a few weeks ago, and it was the first time I had to wear a wig,” Pattinson told fans last week at a San Diego Comic-Con panel for the film. “I couldn’t believe my last two days on Twilight they put this orange wig on my hair.”

The hairpiece, which Pattinson described as being “like Frankenstein’s monster” and “an amalgamation of six [different] wigs,” practically had the actor pulling his hair out.

So when asked what he would warn his younger self about if he had the opportunity to go back in time to the first Twilight film, Pattinson’s answer was clear. He joked, “Don’t succumb to peer pressure and start wearing a wig like everybody else in this cast.

Daniel Radcliffe to turn to the dark side

Daniel Radcliffe is about to plunge into the dark side again.

Fresh off his horror hit The Woman In Black, Radcliffe will once again do his best to avoid typecasting by playing a suspected murderer and rapist in the movie, Horns.

Radcliffe signed onto the project Friday, the film's co-producers Red Granite and Mandalay Pictures said.

Based on a novel by Joe Hill, Horns follows Ig Perrish (Radcliffe), who not only wakes up with a raging hangover to find out he not only is suspected of murdering his girlfriend, but has a pair of horns growing out of his head. He discovers his new head-gear has the power to make people confess their sins and give-in to their most unspeakable impulses.

Alexandre Aja (The Hills Have Eyes, Piranha 3D) will direct from an adapted screenplay by Keith Bunin (In Treatment).

Riza Aziz, Joey McFarland, Mandalay Pictures President Cathy Schulman and Adam Stone will produce. Joe Hill and Red Granite's Joe Gatta are executive producers.

Principal photography is set to begin this fall. Red Granite Pictures' international sales arm will handle foreign sales for the film.

Emma Roberts may join 'We're the Millers'

Actress Emma Roberts is in early talks to star in "We're the Millers" opposite Jennifer Aniston and Jason Sudeikis. It will be directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber.

The story follows a veteran pot dealer, who creates a fake family as part of his plan to move a huge shipment of weed into the US from Mexico, reports variety.com.

Production is set to begin July 23 in North Carolina.

13 Jul 2012

Robert Pattinson Calls 'Twilight' Fatherhood 'A Strange Experience'

SAN DIEGO — For the fourth and likely final year, Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, Taylor Lautner and the rest of the "Twilight" cast descended upon San Diego Comic-Con on Thursday (July 12), to the delight of their most dedicated and enthusiastic fanbase who made the trek to the convention.

MTV News was lucky enough to catch up with Pattinson in the midst of the madness ahead of the cast's appearance in Hall H to chat about what he loves about attending Comic-Con, looking back on his first impressions of his fellow castmembers at the start of filming "Twilight" and the strange transition of playing a dad in "Breaking Dawn - Part 2." 

Regarding what he enjoys most about Comic-Con, Pattinson shared, "It's kind of like one of the big premieres, but you can actually have an interaction with [fans]. With the premieres, it's just screaming, and you're just kind of wandering around in a daze. Here, it's a show, so it's kind of fun — a really, really high-intensity show."

Watching Pattinson interact with his castmates, it's easy to see that the actors have developed a lovable rapport and genuine friendship, but he revealed that those relationships took a bit of time to develop as everyone got over their initial nerves on the set of the first film.

"I was incredibly insecure at the beginning," Pattinson admitted. "I had never done an American movie before, and everyone was more experienced than me pretty much — even the people who hadn't done anything seemed more experienced than me — so, yeah, it felt very foreign to everyone, but it's changed as it's gone on," he said. "These are the people I've known for the longest in L.A."

About the franchise's highly anticipated final chapter, "Breaking Dawn - Part 2," Pattinson characterized Edward's character arc as a happy transition into adulthood.

"For Edward, he kind of just started to relax in ['Breaking Dawn - Part 1'], and also, he's a father. I have an 11-year-old kid in this. It's completely different; he's like an adult," Pattinson marveled. "It's really strange, and it's kind of hitting me at this period [in my life] when I'm thinking, 'Oh, I'm not a kid anymore,' when I'm playing it, so it's a strange experience, suddenly making that transition to playing fathers of 11-year-olds. I've been playing a 17-year-old for five years."

Justin Bieber & Selena Gomez’s $2,500 Plus Maylasian Love Nest

We told you that Justin and Selena are staying in Kuala Lumpur at the luxurious Mandarin Oriental Hotel and HollywoodLife.com wants to give you a peak inside their exclusive Presidential Suite!

Justin Bieber knows how to spoil his girlfriend Selena Gomez. The happy couple were spotted at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel after flying first class from Seoul. Judging by their previous trips, we’re assuming that Justin splurged on the Presidential Suite, which is located on the 30th floor of the hotel.

The room overlooks “spectacular” views of the skyline, there’s a baby grand piano, and a gorgeous room “muted in gold.” If Justin and Selena are staying in this suite, they have their own personal butler to get them anything their heart’s desire!

There’s a private sauna, whirlpool bath, personal gym and double showers! Plus, fresh flowers “abound” all over the suite. This sounds absolutely amazing!

We told you that on Twitter, a fan posted a picture of Justin and Selena shopping at Wangsa Walk and another insider tweeted a picture of Selena’s $124 (396 RM) shopping receipt at the Forever 21 at Sunway Pyramid. Then later the lovebirds headed over to dinner at Darus Mamak at SS15 Subang Jaya.