Pics of Dan's Hawaii vacation in comic form!
Maria Menounos bet on the Patriots to win Sunday's Bowl game. She agreed to wear a teeny-weeny Giants bikini in Times Square if she lost the bet.
The Greek Gods of Immortals.
What do you need to know to become a director? Everything.
According to Directing: Film Techniques and Aesthetics, “a director is like an orchestra conductor whose challenge is being aware of many people’s work simultaneously.”
Story, theme, dialogue, rhythm, the three-act structure, casting, acting, cinematography, visual design, sound, editing, and budget are all things that concern a director. So where does one learn how each of these apply to film? A good place to start is the 5th edition of Directing: Film Techniques and Aesthetics by Michael Rabiger and Mick Hurbis-Cherrier. Recently updated, the tome now gives big-screen examples ranging from the Graduate to the Social Network.
Do you know why actors shouldn’t see the dailies of the film they’re working on?
Do you know what shooting style or lens will best-suit the mood of a scene?
Do you know when it’s useful to include music? Or when it may actually distract from the story?
Directing is a valuable textbook that answers these and other questions you might have about movie-making. Once you learn its lessons, you’ll be ready when it’s your turn to yell “action!”
An interview with the Lizard King has surfaced in which he has food on the brain... and declares that "fat is beautiful." The odd out-takes have been animated for your enjoyment by PBS Digital Studios.
Jim Morrison interview by Howard Smith
TheSmithTapes.com / Villagevoice.com
Los Angeles, 1969
Will Jimmy Fallon take the Tonight Show from Jay Leno? Will the Tonight Show move from Burbank to the Big Apple? The late-night hosts address the recent rumors in this musical clip.
The tacky/creepy print-ads below, mocked-up by an advertising agency in India, raised eyebrows all over the world this week and caused Ford to issue an apology, even though the car company never commisioned the parodies in the first place.
The series of images feature women in bondage stuffed into the trunk of a Ford Figo.
The agency, JWT India, swears the spoofs were not intended for publication, and were simply meant to show off the agency's creativity among industry peers. Maybe in the future they should come up with a fake car brand for their provocative humor as well. I mean, just in case it somehow LEAKS TO THE PUBLIC.
To get a closer look at the ads, visit Luciana's blog here.
Spoof or not, advertising has gotten comfortable with being creepy in recent years. Take a look at the commercials below, then tell us which is the creepiest of them all.
A) WAKING UP WITH THE KING
B) TOASTY TORPEDO
C) NO DUMMY
D) MILK MAN
E) BAR REFAELI KISSING NERD
Guess what, kids? Life-saving science changed when we weren't looking. You're probably familiar with the image of a donor heart on ice in a cooler, being rushed to the hospital where it can be transplanted into a needy patient's body, but today that just seems so... old-school.
I mean, why put an organ on ice when you can deliver a still-beating heart or breathing lung to the patient instead?
Take a look at these clinical trials from Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. It's truly amazing to see these internal organs functioning outside the body.
WARNING: If you're squeamish, you may want to skip the videos. Just know that they're hella' cool! And maybe a little gross.
The first U.S. recipient of the "breathing" lungs transplant was Fernando Padilla. The surgery occurred in the fall of last year, and months later he says he is enjoying long walks with his wife, and is feeling stronger every day.
What did I tell you? Amazing, right?
At the risk of getting my “man card” revoked, I have a confession to make: This morning while shaving, I nicked myself pretty good. A couple of times! I didn’t want to come to work with these highly noticeable splotches on my face, so I took a deep breath… and raided my wife’s make-up drawer.
As I dug through the seemingly endless drawer full of tiny, colored make-up jars, rejecting multiple ‘glitter” options and hoping to find something resembling my skin-tone, I couldn’t help thinking… Have other guys done this? Or have I just crossed a line?
Cast your vote below and let’s find out: Gentleman, have you ever worn women’s make-up? For any reason? Ladies, feel free to answer if your man’s not near the computer.
A heckler gives a "living statue" street performer a hard time, and gets a punch in the face. Take a look...
What do you think? Did the heckler deserve to get punched?
Hi! I just wanted to drop a quick note to let you know that I now have a home on Facebook where we can connect. This is a great way to get your questions and comments to me, be the first to know about new interviews and photos as soon as they're posted, plus whatever other fun things pop up!
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