The only thing rarer than seeing a White Walker in Westeros is seeing the entire "Game of Thrones" cast together in the same room. Thanks to San Diego Comic-Con, we got to see most of the gang hang out together for once. While some characters don't get along too well on screen, and others have never even met, we can tell that the "GoT" cast members totally love each other when the cameras are off (and during bloopers). Check out these photos of the cast being absolutely adorable together at the convention on Friday, July 25. Here's to hoping that they also bond with the new cast joining them in Season 5.Oberyn doesn't even know Sam, but they still seem pretty close.Even though (spoiler alert!) Arya left The Hound to die, these two are still best buds.Sansa kissing away Oberyn's never-ending headache.Wait, the "GoT" cast members are actually models in real life.Jaime and Brienne cannot deny their love.The Starks reunite! (Plus Oberyn.)The three of them totally could've been a happy little family.Let's also not forget that this happened recently. Brotherly love forever.
Kate Upton's curves are perhaps the greatest thing ever to grace the Internet, if not all of human civilization. Okay, maybe that's a bit of an exaggeration. Still, they're worth discussing, and she's appreciative of them as well. The supermodel discusses her famous body in the new issue of Elle UK and opens up about how she reacts when people try to label her "healthy." "When I first started modeling, I was a normal catalog model," the 22-year-old stunner says, "then, I became a woman, and I was really excited." You have no idea, Kate. "I’m from Florida, where it’s all about bathing suits … You are ugly if you don’t have a curvy body. And I didn’t have one, and then I got one, and thought, 'Yessss!'" Again. No. Idea. "Then people say: "Oh, wow, you're healthy.' And [I'm] like, 'Wait ... what?" Upton says of her weight. "I've been begging for this body my whole life!'" What she wasn't begging for was the attention from men. After landing her first ever Sports Illustrated cover in 2012, Kate admitted she "felt terrible." Being ogled wasn't on her radar screen, but she's learned to live with it and become the It Girl of modeling for three years running, with no end in sight. While Kate Upton bikini photos are what she's known for, she's branched out with countless other fashion magazines and campaigns, and even acting.
At last year's Comic-Con festivities, Warner Bros. waited until the end of its Saturday afternoon panel in Hall H of the San Diego Convention Center to officially announce Zack Snyder's Batman versus Superman film. This year, the studio surprised attendees by putting what is now called "Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice" at the beginning of its Comic-Con presentation. Snyder and stars Ben Affleck (Batman), Henry Cavill (Superman) and Gal Gadot (Wonder Woman) made brief appearances on the Comic-Con stage, and Snyder screened a short teaser for the 2016 release. Below, find a compilation of tweets from journalists in attendance at the Warner Bros. panel. "Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice" is out in theaters on May 6, 2016.BATMAN V SUPERMAN!!!!!! HOLY SHIT!!!!!!— LatinoReview-Kel (@Latinoreview) July 26, 2014Wow, #WBComicCon is starting RIGHT AWAY with Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Not fooling around.— Adam B. Vary (@adambvary) July 26, 2014Warners starts with Batman v Superman art and here's Zack Snyder. Place goes nuts #sdcc pic.twitter.com/YXLhSzaLy2— ErikDavis (@ErikDavis) July 26, 2014"It's going amazingly well, I couldn't be happier" Snyder says. He says "we're shooting so we couldn"t, the fans boo "okay we have a teeny".— Alex Billington (@firstshowing) July 26, 2014YO THAT SHIT WAS DOPE! BATMAN IN ARMOR EYEBALLING SUPERMAN IN THE SKY!— Umberto Gonzalez (@elmayimbe) July 26, 2014Batman v Superman footage showed Batman, with glowing eyes, lighting up Batsignal - Supes is floating in the light in the air. Epic! Awesome— Alex Billington (@firstshowing) July 26, 2014Batman and Superman to the stage ... #SDCC https://t.co/9BBrh78pNa— Josh Lincoln Dickey (@NotoriousJLD) July 26, 2014THIS JUST HAPPENED! pic.twitter.com/ZXP1ko043Z— LatinoReview-Kel (@Latinoreview) July 26, 2014And now Wonder Woman to the stage ... #SDCC https://t.co/HztxrjkzcO— Josh Lincoln Dickey (@NotoriousJLD) July 26, 2014First look at Wonder Woman! pic.twitter.com/U4ZZfkJuLC— ScreenCrush (@screencrushnews) July 26, 2014No questions, not a word. Affleck, Cavill and Gadot literally just wave to the crowd and then walk offstage.— Ben Fritz (@benfritz) July 26, 2014
So just how quickly after the Disney - Lucasfilm acquisition was officially announced was tonight's Phineas Ferb: Star Wars special put into production? Well, to hear Dan Povenmire Jeff "Swampy" Marsh tell the story, this affectionate-yet-hilarious show (which airs tonight at 9 p.m., 8 p.m. Central on the Disney Channel) was greenlit mere moments after this $4.06 million deal was revealed to the public back on October 30, 2012."We were sitting in an audio session with our post-production supervisor," Marsh recalled during a recent phone interview. "And this woman was looking at the news feed on her phone when she gasped. She then turned to us and said 'Hey, Disney just bought Lucasfilm for umpteen billion dollars.' ""So the very next thing that I do is that I draw Doofenshmirtz as Darth Vader. And I take a picture of that drawing and then text it to the head of the studio with a subject line that reads 'I smell crossover!.' " Povenmire laughed.But what Dan Swampy didn't know is that -- at that exact same moment -- the head of the studio was meeting with Bob Iger, the Chairman CEO of The Walt Disney Company. "I mean, he's in Iger's office meeting with him on an entirely different matter. But as soon as that picture comes in, he slides his phone across Bob's desk and says 'Dan Povenmire just sent me this,' " Povenmire continues. "And Iger supposedly takes one look at this picture on his phone and then says 'Oh, we gotta get right on that.' "But even with this TV special's instantaneous greenlight from Bob Iger, there was still the matter of getting Lucasfilm's official permission to do a Phineas Ferb / Star Wars crossover. Which -- given Dan Swampy's obvious love respect for this show's source material -- they wanted to do right. I mean, as you can see by the video below, Star Wars: A New Hope played a key role in helping to launch Povenmire's career as a filmmaker a storyteller.Insert Video No. 1 hereGetting back now to Dan Swampy's initial pitch to Lucasfilm ... They really wanted to do something special with this Phineas Ferb special. Or -- at the very least -- do something different from the previous animated Star Wars spoofs that had recently aired on television."It was Scott Peterson -- our story editor -- who said 'We could do this one of two ways, We could do what Family Guy Robot Chicken did and just do our characters as the characters from Star Wars. Or we could go the Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead route and come up with some sort of parallel story. One where the Phineas Ferb characters have always been part of the Star Wars saga. Only just off-camera," Marsh stated."And I remember saying 'Well, that version sounds like it would be much more difficult to do. But on the other hand, it also sounds like that Phineas Ferb: Star Wars special could be a whole lot more fun if we do it right. So let's give that idea a shot,' " Povenmire stated.So work then began in secrecy on this Phineas Ferb / Star Wars crossover. With Dan Swampy setting up a secret war room that only the writers storyboard artists who were actually working on this Disney Channel special could gain access to. And to then make sure that this show was as authentic as possible ... Well, Phineas Ferb staffers began filling this room with their old Star Wars toys and old issues of Starlog magazine. Whatever would help them authentically recreate the look, feel sound of the Star Wars universe."And in the end, our first storyboard pitch for Phineas Ferb: Star Wars revealed that we had come up with a story that interlocked really well with A New Hope. But the downside was that we had completely lost Phineas Ferb within this story structure. Our characters were now just two guys who happened to look like Phineas Ferb. They didn't have any of these characters' typical inventiveness," Swampy said."So once we realized that, we went back into the show and did this whole start-from-the-beginning pass on the script. Where we then asked ourselves 'If Phineas Ferb were living on Tatooine, what would those characters actually do?,' " Povenmire continued. "And that's when we came up with the ideas of having them building habitrails for womp rats. Or having Phineas Ferb train a bunch of dewbacks to do tricks. Because -- in the end -- we didn't just want to do this affectionate tribute to 'A New Hope.' We also wanted this Star Wars crossover to be a really good Phineas Ferb episode."And as you can see by the video clip below, Dan Swampy did finally find a way to bring balance to the Force. Create a fun Phineas Ferb episode that just happened to be set in the Star Wars universe.Insert Video No. 2 hereMind you, Povenmire, Marsh and the Phineas Ferb production team had been laboring in complete secrecy on this crossover episode. It wasn't 'til a year ago this week that Dan Swampy finally revealed that this Disney Channel special was actually in the works."And where better to announce this sort of crossover episode than at Comic-Con. But honestly, when we told the crowd in Room 6A what we were doing, we got the biggest recreation that we've ever gotten for anything. The noise that those people made literally shook the room," Swampy remembered."Afterwards, the head of the studio comes up to me and says 'Did you hear the reaction that that Phineas Ferb: Star Wars crossover ...
SAN DIEGO (AP) — If Tatiana Maslany is upset she wasn't nominated for an Emmy for portraying multiple clones on TV's "Orphan Black," she didn't show it at Comic-Con.The actress appeared Friday alongside co-stars including Jordan Gavaris and Maria Doyle Kennedy.When the moderator asked Maslany about getting overlooked for an Emmy bid, she said, "We're at a point where television is extremely exciting. I just feel really lucky to be at this point in television history making a show like this."The audience didn't hold back. Maslany received a standing ovation when she walked out. One fan presented her with homemade nesting dolls in the likeness of her various characters. At the end of the panel, security guards had to keep some people from rushing the stage.Actor Ari Millen was also there. It was revealed at the end of season two that he is the new male clone on the show.He said he's "had a couple of conversations" with the writers and looks forward to the "personal journey" of making his clones unique from one another.Millen also knows he can look to Maslany for guidance.He called her "one of the most generous actors out there," adding, "I know if I have any questions, she'll be there.""Orphan Black" will return for its 10-episode third season in 2015 on BBC America.____Online: http://www.bbcamerica.com/orphan-black/
If there's a show we wish existed in the '80s, it would be "Palisades Park Pet Patrol," of course.Starring Jon Hamm and Jimmy Fallon, this non-existent show that Fallon shared clips from on Friday night's "Tonight Show," featured the two playing animal patrol officers. The best part though, is that they stuff their faces with food only to spit it all over each other as they argue -- oh, and there's also no animals, minus the intro. (Devoted Fallon fans will remember that he pulled a similar stunt with Alec Baldwin last year on "Late Night.") From whipped cream to fruit punch to Saltines, watch Hamm and Fallon cover each other in food in the show that never happened. In case you want more, there's a Part Two as well (and yogurt is involved).
Here is your one stop shop for songs about New York City. Constantine Valhouli, a real estate developer who became internet famous with a fake Jack Kerouac prank, made a map with more than 200 dropped pins referencing songs about New York. "Hotel Chelsea Nights" by Ryan Adams sits on 23rd Street with a link to its music video. Lou Reed, The Clash, and the Rolling Stones take over the West Village. Jay Z's "Coming Of Age" is plopped right down on Park Avenue in between Marcy and Nostrand Avenues in Brooklyn. "Those songs are collectively a love letter to NYC," Valhouli said in an interview with CMJ earlier this month. "It’s fun to see how your block or neighborhood has been mythologized by, say, Leonard Cohen or Etta James or the Ramones." He also made a Boston-based map and told Vanyaland he's in the process of compiling one too for Los Angeles. Fans can send in song additions by emailing Valhouli at musicmapnyc [AT] gmail.com.
Aah, the shows of our childhood. They made us laugh, they made us cry, they comforted us when times were tough. But to be perfectly honest, some of them just weren't that good. Here are five shows from our childhoods that we super overrated:“Hey Arnold!” (1996-2004)If even suggesting “Hey Arnold!” could be overrated is enough to make no less than two coworkers confront you at your desk when you’re just trying to drink chocolate milk and live your life, then this has to be done. The madness has to stop. “Hey Arnold!” was a pretty good cartoon for the most part, but nowadays people worship at the “Arnold” altar so much that even Helga G. Pataki would be like, “Jeez, you gots to chill, brosef!” Racial stereotypes aside, the main reason “Arnold” is overrated is because it just generally made you uncomfortable. From Grandpa’s often off-color comments to Helga talking about her “girlhood tremble,” the cartoon got to the point where you had to ask older kids what they were talking about, and inevitably you’d hear the reply, “If you don’t know, you’re not old enough.” Well you know what, I’m 26. If I’m still not old enough to know what Arnold’s parents were doing during “the hottest night the jungle ever had,” then I don’t want to know. Nothing is worth interrupting chocolate milk time. Nothing. -- Bill Bradley"Doug" (1991-1994) It’s not that I didn’t like “Doug.” I watched it as much as any other kid in the ‘90s. It had a great theme song, and who didn’t love Porkchop? But looking back on it now, it’s hard to see why everyone seemed (and still seems) so obsessed with the show. Seriously, after two episodes I’m over Doug Funnie and his “poor me” persona. He pines for a girl he’ll never have, has no self-confidence whatsoever, and what prepubescent boy writes in a journal, and then addresses it as “Dear Journal…”? Also, Patti Mayonnaise is kind of the worst. We get it, you’re great at sports and everyone likes you, but that doesn’t mean you get to string this poor kid along for four seasons! -- Jessica Toomer"Kim Possible" (2002-2007)There’s nothing necessarily bad about “Kim Possible,” other than the fact that it’s incredibly annoying. From an irritating theme song with that terrible ringtone (which is now definitely stuck in your head) to the cheesy nature of the entire series, it’s curious why anyone actually watched this show. People proclaim their childhood love for it, but I guess I wasn’t a part of that crowd. Nothing against Christy Carlson Romano, as she was enjoyable on “Even Stevens.” At the end of the day, it all really comes down to that naked mole rat Rufus. No thanks. -- Erin Whitney"Rocket Power" (1999-2004)Listening to the obnoxious "Rocket Power" theme song is painful enough, and sadly it's all downhill from there. A half hour of watching weird-looking animations skate, surf and bully each other is a half hour too long. Not to mention there were essentially no female characters save for Reggie, and she was just another one-dimensional character like the rest of them. And don't even get me started with the outdated slang, because it totally "stinks on ice" and is so not "far out," man. Shout outs to Tito, though -- the chill Hawaiian guy who was pretty much the only tolerable element of this show. -- Lauren Zupkus"The Secret World Of Alex Mack" (1994-1998)I was never much of a science kid. So when I first learned that there was a show about a girl who could melt into a puddle because of some top secret chemical with a funny name, I was already skeptical. But I gave it a try because, hey, everyone was doing it. But as time went on, it became increasingly clear to me that Alex and I would never get along. Did I care about that top secret chemical she was drenched in? Not at all. Watching her melt into a puddle episode after episode was, frankly, incredibly boring. -- Leigh Weingus