Rabu, 29 Februari 2012


Some time ago I've mentioned that Steve Watson's bestselling novel BEFORE I GO TO SLEEP (which yours truly translated for the
readers in Serbia), is getting a movie adaptation helmed by Rowan Joffe and produced by Ridley Scott, in the story which follows a middle-aged woman who has a 24 hour memory span, which means that she forgets everything that happened to her after she was 20 years old every time she goes to sleep. She wakes up every morning thinking she is young and single, but discovers that she is old and married, so she starts writing a secret diary which then leads her to some strange (and if you ask me rather cheap) twists. Now, the update is that, Nicole Kidman might take the lead role, although, if you remember, the writer wanted Cate Blanchett or Kate Winslet for this gig.

I know that 90% of people can't stand Gwyneth Paltrow's singing, but she will sing again! According to "Deadline", she, Reese Witherspoon and Cameron Diaz will take the three lead roles in ONE HIT WONDERS, as three singers who each had hit singles
in the 1990s, although their careers fizzled shortly thereafter. They decide to jump-start their careers once more by combining to form a super group. This film, coming from the creator of GLEE will also have Beyonce Knowles and Andy Samberg in the cast. Marc Foster is going to direct COWBOY NINJA VIKING, a project I've announced last year, about a secret government program to turn schizophrenics into assassins, but one of them comes through the program with the skill sets of a cowboy, ninja and a viking. While most of the patients involved in the program are sent back to insane asylum after the program went awry in Iraq, he escapes and uses his skills to track down the billionaire who masterminded the program.

The trailer I have for you today, is for a new comedy NEIGHBOUR HOOD WATCH which opens in cinemas this July and stars Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn and Jonah Hill alongside Billy Crudup in the story which revolves around suburbanite fathers who form a Neighborhood Watch group as an excuse to get away from their families but they get in way over their heads when the group uncovers a nefarious plot to destroy the world. Crudup will play one of the creepy neighbours. Check out the hilarious trailer or teaser and tell me what you think.

DON'T FORGET that this Sunday HOLLYWOOD SPY is bringing you an extensive spotlight on all the most interesting TV SHOW PILOTS for 2012/2013! From action to epics and sf! Plus, some stunning and hot pics :)The banner is on the left!
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Great Feet Feeling!

p/s: One new entry below this! :)


Pic is clickable!

How many of us girls have wished for slimmer, more toned legs? I have, which is why in the above photo my legs are edited to death hahaha!

Legs do all our walking for us all day long...

and we subject them to cruel shoes...

Like these... That arch them uncomfortably... Yet all the TLC we give to our feet? Maybe some moisturizing or the occasional reflexology or pedicure session. Compared to our face, legs get so little attention from us!

I know, in order to get awesome legs so much work must be done.

Exercising, dieting, getting a golden tan on them... Who has the time and energy? I don't even know what exercises there are to tone legs.

Coupled with the fact that a lot of food we eat have high salt content, which causes bloating and swollen legs... Just give up and let the legs remain 'meh'.

But what if there is a product that can help increase your blood circulation, reduce water retention and at the same time tone your legs... ALL WHILE YOU DO ABSOLUTELY NOTHING?!


Introducing Scholl's latest genius idea - Scholl Compression Stockings!

What is it? These compression stockings with its patented partial pressure technology, will create a graduated compression structure to make your legs look AND feel better... All while you are sleeping peacefully! Hurray for no exercise! :p

It is really simple... All you have to do is to put them on before going to bed.

How I pretend to put stockings on

How I actually look putting stockings on lol 
(captured by camera accidentally)

Gotta love these Scholl sleeping stockings!! Why?

1) The colours are so pretty! Lilac and milky pink! Love!

2) It actually warms up your legs in the aircon room, which feels snuggly!

3) Now when you put moisturizer on your legs and wear the stockings, it seals the moisturizer close to your skin instead of rubbing off on the sheets. Ok I don't know if this is true but I just feel it rubs off, ok!

4) Your partner will LOVE you wearing these coz they look so cute! Men love thigh high socks. :D

5) I like how there is a hole at the toes, so that your toes won't sweat into the stockings, then don't need to wash that frequently. :X

6) Ok, also the medical stuff I said above, lol

If your concern is not only legs but also your hips/butt, then you can instead try the Compression Leggings, which go up to the waist!!!!

As you can see the stockings also come in nude for day usage!! WOAH!

Very kiasu I shall wear these all the time - sleeping and day - so I can get the ultimate slimmest legs MUAHAHAHA. In the day I can look like the Queen of England coz she is never seen without nude stockings. How terribly crass of everyone else to show their bare (untoned and swollen) legs!

Scholl Compression Stockings are Japan's no.1 selling compression stockings. If you wish to give them a try, here are the prices:
Scholl Compression Long - $50.65

Scholl Compression Leggings - $ 61.45

Scholl Compression Out Sheer Stocking - $ 22.55

Available at Watsons and Guardian.

You are a miser and don't want to pay money? Never mind, Scholl's giving out five pairs of Sleeping Stockings for FREE!! FREE I SAY!

Just leave a comment and tell me why you desperately need the Sleeping Stockings and five winners will be chosen. The winners will be announced on Nuffnang and also on Scholl's facebook page so remember to LIKE them here:

I shall leave you with a photo of me and my foot:

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Selasa, 28 Februari 2012


I'd like to announce that this Sunday, March 4th, HOLLYWOOD SPY will bring you a huge spotlight on all the most interesting TV show pilots which will appear on
big channels in season 2012/2013. To give you a taste of that, here's one of the most interesting upcoming pilots: with the success of ABC's ONCE UPON A TIME it seems we will be getting lots of new sf and fantasy shows, and probably the biggest among them will be CW's THE SELECTION. Based on the yet to be released book saga from Kiera Cass, the story is set 300 years in the future and follows a poor girl named America Singer, who is chosen by a special lottery to compete to marry a prince of a war-torn country and become the new empress. The cast already has its lead stars: Aimee Teegarden is America, while Ethan Peck (Gregory's grandson) plays the prince.
Although most of you didn't react all that well when I told you that CBS is making an American version of SHERLOCK HOLMES show called
ELEMENTARY in which Jonny Lee Miller will play the famous and legendary detective, who doesn't solve crimes in Victorian London but in modern New York, CBS is still going on with the project, and now "Deadline" reports that Holmes will have a female Dr. Watson: stunning Lucy Liu. Holmes himself is here a former consultant to Scotland Yard whose addiction problems led him to a rehab centre in New York City. Just out of rehab, Holmes now lives in Brooklyn with his sober companion Joan Watson (Liu), a former surgeon who lost her license after a patient died, while consulting for the NYPD.

When it comes to trailers, I have something nice for you today, the first long trailer for drama THE DEEP BLUE SEA with a rather
mesmerizing couple Rachel Weisz and Tom Hiddleston. The film, which opens in US cinemas this Spring and was already released in UK, has two gorgeous stars as the main characters in the story of the privileged wife of a prominent judge who leaves her husband for a young pilot in the 1950s. Stuck between the devil and the deep blue sea, she doesn't know what, or whom, to choose! The film has received great reviews so far and is being described as "timeless and nostalgic, classical and very modern, achingly emotional and serene" at the same time.
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She makes me so happy!!

It's already 6am but I felt inspired to write a disgusting blog post about Igloo!!

Who knew bunnies could be so awesome? It has been a few months now that I've had Igloo and she makes me so happy I can't even... Compared to nasty Pumpkin**, I'm just so super grateful that this relationship turned out this way.

(**if you didn't know, bought a Yorkshire terrier, she didn't like me and I didn't like her, after 1 year of trying to love her, gave her away to responsible rich loving new owners, got scolded like mad by moralistic superior dog lovers who kept rubbing in my face how THEIR dog loves them.)

I bought Igloo because she was so freaking cute when she was a baby and I had a bout of maternal instincts insanity. I thought for the rest of her life she'd have to live in a cage like most of the pet bunnies I've seen people have.

But one fine day I thought to myself, "Hey, people have said that bunnies can be toilet trained so I'm just gonna give it a try."

So I just opened her kitty-litter-filled cage and shut my Princess room door to let her explore around. I wanted to monitor and see if she goes back to the cage to eliminate. She had no prior "training" other than the fact that she's always been doing her business in that cage since, well, she was locked up in it. So of course I was totally skeptical.

To my huge surprise hours passed and I see her occasionally hop back to the cage to eliminate. And then a day passed. No poop droppings outside her cage, NOT A SINGLE ONE. And bunnies poop A LOT.

I was so happy at that point I could almost die! Within a day, with no effort on my part whatsoever, I KNEW I could trust her. She could now have the whole room to roam around in, something I desperately wanted Pumpkin to be able to do but never accomplished.

I spent 1 whole year training Pumpkin, looking at her for hours on end, giving her treats when she goes back to the correct place to do her business, scolding her when she does it wrong.

I know irritating dog lovers will now tell me my training possibly sucked balls and how their dogs do it correct all the time.

But trust me, I tried every possible method. I used newspapers shrinking in surface area. I tried pee pads. I tried treats, I tried spankings (OH YES I DID DOG LOVERS, WHATCHA GONNA DO ABOUT THAT?), I tried stern voices, I tried pee sprays, I tried bringing her out frequently on walks, I tried spaying, I tried spending hundreds and hundreds on products and eventually even diapers... But the diapers have a hole for tails and her poop drops out of it... In the wrong places.

You have no idea how frustrating and stressful it is to let your dog out of her pen and just KNOW she is going to make a mistake. It's not so much the cleaning up, more of the disappointment. WHAT AM I DOING WRONGLY? At the end of the day Pumpkin went back to her pee pads to do her business about 80% of the time correct. This means, if I let her out of her pen, out of 5 times she pees/poops, once she will do it wrong.

I suspect that she is doing it just out of pure spite because she would actually LOOK at me with those hypocritical puppy eyes and spray pee on my carpet. She would then run away, scared, as she anticipates my tidal wave of fury. I wasn't ignoring her, so it wasn't for attention. Maybe she has her reasons but who knows? She's just an evil cunt from hell, I swear, sent here to test my patience and put a dent on my otherwise dandy life.

If she had other redeeming qualities it won't be so bad, I can still accept this flaw of hers but no... She is super hyperactive and never allows hugs or cuddles without nipping, struggling or loads of slobbery licks. Maybe some people like their dogs rambunctious but I hated it. I wanted a calm, cuddly pet. Not super charged up as if high on red bull all the time. She bites and destroys everything in her path even though she has a hundred toys (trust me I spoilt her). Even Kaykay who took care of her for me for a few days hated her. Mike too, hated her.

Worst of all she doesn't love me. Don't ask me how I know, I just do. And that's fine, because I didn't love her too. I had affection for her - afterall she is very cute and has her moments, but to call that 'love' is an insult to the real, unadulterated love people have for their pets who love them back.

But I've complained about all these before. This blog entry is not about Pumpkin the bitch, it's about Igloo.

So when people tell me how much their dog loves them, it always gets me so jealous. "What is wrong with me? Am I such a terrible human being that no animal can love me?" I wondered for the longest time, miserable. I wanted that relationship, and now......... I have it! I do, finally! There is nothing wrong with me afterall! Pumpkin and I were just not a good match.

(Also I think Nanolove loved me but she is a tiny hammie and it's harder to tell with a hammie.)

So yes after that day of allowing Igloo to go out of her cage, I've since went to the pet shop to buy fences and a smaller kitty litter pan for her, meant for cats.

When I'm sleeping or if I'm out, I fence up half of the room so she can't bite wires for hours on end and electrocute herself. She hasn't done that yet so far, but I don't want to take the risk. When I'm home, she gets the whole room. I even sometimes let her roam around the living room!!

Sometimes she hits under the daybed to snooze because bunnies like the dark.

Other times she sits close to me as I use the computer, like a dog would, just lying close or grooming herself.

Pumpkin never used to do that. She'd always escape out of sight and be destroying something in the living room or kitchen.

Sometimes she hops around, sniffing at stuff and standing up when curious. And when she is happy, she does binkies, which is truly a sight to behold.

When I call her, she hops over to my side. If I sit down on the floor, she comes close and snuggles, hoping I will scratch her ears.

Have you ever had a bunny put her front paws on your lap and look up at you before??

Whenever I am getting ready to go out and putting on makeup she squeezes right between my feet and lies there flat to sleep. I don't even want to go out anymore because I don't want to wake her up. ♥

If I'm using the computer for too long and ignoring her, she'd nudge my feet with her nose or paws.

She loves feet stroking lol

I love how easy her companionship is. I don't know how bunnies usually behave, but the fact that when she sees me near she comes quietly sit close to me is PERFECT. To me a dog's excitement is a bit too overzealous and annoying. Tail wagging is fine, but please don't stand up on my chest, lick nonstop, sprint around or bark and pant like mad. Too aloof is no good too - lying quietly down by my side is just the right balance. :)

She follows me as I leave the room and waits by the door when I come back. Not always, but often. I feel so looooooooved. So this is why people are so mad about their pets!

If I knew bunnies could be awesome I would have bought one long ago wtf. I suppose different species of animals suit different people, and my character/lifestyle is just more suited for buns?

Anyway, if you are thinking of buying a pet and don't know what sort of animal to get, here is why bunnies are like, the best pets ever:

1) They shit literally doesn't stink. It's dry pellets. Many of them, but not smelly. They also poop soft poop sometimes but they promptly eat those. It's in their nature because soft poop means it wasn't digested well and needs to go one more cycle. Fine by me, it's not like bunnies can have stinky breath so eat away! I don't have to clean it muahaha.

2) Their pee is smelly, not as bad as cats, but I don't know if the kitty litter I'm using is awesomesauce or what... After being absorbed by the litter it doesn't stink anymore!! I change the litter once every 2 or 3 days, which is super little work compared to cleaning up after dogs or even cats. Hammies are even better though, I cleaned Nanolove's pee pan once every week!

3) Bunnies are VERY clean by nature.

You don't ever have to bathe them. They are bathing themselves all the time!! Igloo always smells and feels clean. :D Being clean, of course, also affects how fastidious they are about their eliminating habits.

I remember the days of bathing Pumpkin and Cloudy and having to pluck bits of shit off their asshole stuck to the fur whenever I bathe them. URGHHHHHHHH. No more cleaning eye shit or assholes for me!

4) Bunnies don't really shed, unless you get an angora bunny or something similarly fluffy. Igloo's fur is very downy so when she drops hair, it just forms a fluffy hairball on the floor, which looks like lint. I actually wanted a cat but cats all shed a lot and I didn't want hairs all over my clothes all the time. I don't know how cat ladies with 20 cats deal with all the cat hair!!

5) Bunnies are so F-ing cute!! I suppose this is subjective. To be fair I think a lot of bunnies become quite ugly after they become adults, compared to how cute they were as a baby. I actually think Netherlands dwarf adults are not cute :X coz their faces are so long. Pick your poison!

But holland lops remain cute forever!! Ok fine this is subjective too. But who can honestly say that a bunny washing its ears or standing on hind legs is not cute?! Or when they sneeze or yawn... OMG. And bunnies are so soft and fluffy all over!

6) Bunnies do not make noise. No barking, no yowling. They are 100% quiet.




*I might be a bit biased against dogs*

8) Bunnies can be trained. Perhaps you have seen youtube videos of bunnies doing competitive hurdles. They are very smart! At home, you can train you bun to come when called and stand on hind legs on command. My friend Rykiel who bought Igloo's sister actually trained her bunny stand up on hind legs to 'kiss' her on the cheek. Can anything be cuter?!

9) Bunnies are expressive too! Bunnies always appear so stoic but they have their little ways of showing affection, just like a dog wagging its tail or a cat purring. They do binkies when happy. When I first saw Igloo doing binkies I was so amazed I felt like I witnessed a leprechaun.

If you have won over your bun's love, he will groom you with licks, which will not be readily given to any stranger. When getting scratched/pet, they sometimes grind their teeth softly in contentment and close their eyes. But I guess cats win this category of showing love coz they knead your tummy fats with their paws which is super cute. Ok fine, a dog can wait around in train stations for 8 years for dead owners to return. But I'm just saying bunnies express love too!

10) Even their food is pleasant!! They eat dry pellets which are not smelly. Also hay, which smells super nice. And they nom on things like freaking roses wtf. Because I want to get veggies for Igloo to eat I also tend to cook more veggies for myself to eat, which is awesome. :)

Of course bunnies have their bad points too, and here are some:

1) Bunnies bite stuff.

Their idea of a fun time is to burrow in stuff, dig, and chew. So if you have a bored bunny it might start destroying your belongings. So far Igloo has plucked plaster off the wall and chewed on the rubber mat I bought her. So if you don't want your bunny destroying your stuff, the only way is to quarantine the items!

It's not so bad once you start realising they only bite certain items... Get them a cardboard box to tear up when they are bored and they will stop biting your things!

2) Fear of humans.

By nature bunnies are prey animals, which means that they tend to have trust issues. They probably will take longer to get used to humans than a dog or cat, but I never had any issues with Igloo because I got her when she was very young. But if your bunny doesn't trust you it might not want to be close to you or might even bite!! I'd advise you guys to get younger bunnies (try moomoopets, that's where I got igloo!) and if you have loads of patience or have a big enough heart then of course adopt one! Many people abandoned their bunnies and those deserve a second chance too.

3) Limited activities together

If your bunny is an indoor pet there is only so much you can do with it. Bunnies cannot go to the beach with you like a dog can, or ride in a car. You can bring them for a walk with a leash but they cannot be made to follow you, you have to let the leash slack and follow them as they hop around to explore.

4) They hate being off the ground

In the wild a bunny's instinct is to bolt when it's confronted with danger. Being lifted off the ground means they are trapped and cannot bolt when they are scared. This also means bunnies hate being carried by us and it makes them uneasy so they squirm and panic when we try. It's not impossible, you just have to have a very firm hold on them and make them feel more secure. When they are pet or stroked on the ground or couch or bed though, they love it.

But all these I don't mind because I love Igloo so much I sometimes feel like I'm gonna explode!! ♥

Ok ending this entry abruptly here.
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Senin, 27 Februari 2012


One of the news I forgot to mention last week is that Hollywood charmer Paul Walker will star in SKYSCRAPER, in which the story follows a rich estate
developer who wants to build the biggest building in Chicago, but when his skyscraper starts to fall down, Paul Walker appears with his building crew to save the city from devastation in the last minute. Another flick with interesting script is THE LOOK OF LOVE in which Annette Bening will play a woman who falls for a man (to be played by Ed Harris) who is unusually similar to her late husband. It is interesting that beloved comedian Robin Williams will also have a role in this movie. Bening's role was previously meant for Diane Keaton.
As "DailyMail" reports, the latest addition to the cast of Ralph Fiennes THE INVISIBLE WOMAN is British star Tom Hollander (ENIGMA, GOSSFORD PARK, PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN) who
will portray novelist Wilkie Collins in the film about Charles Dickens’s affair with under-aged Nelly Ternan. Beside directing, Ralph Fiennes also takes the lead role of Dickens, Felicity Jones will play Nelly, and Kristin Scott Thomas is Dickens’s wife, Catherine. You remember that last week I informed you that Michael Fassbender has taken the lead role in Ridley Scott's THE COUNSELOR as a respected lawyer who thinks he can dip a toe in to the drug business without getting sucked down. It is a bad decision and he tries his best to survive it and get out of a desperate situation. "Deadline" now reports that Javier Bardem, Jeremy Renner and even Brad Pitt are in the run for the villain role in the film.

I have no trailers for you today, but I do have some movie pictures: you can check out the first photos of Emma Thompson as Queen Elizabeth II in WALKING THE DOGS, a British TV drama which will air later this year and will depict the unusual episode at the British
court when a man called Michael Fagan broke into the palace undetected and spent around ten minutes talking to the Queen in her bedroom before help arrived. Eddie Marsan (WAR HORSE, THE DISAPPEARANCE OF ALICE CREED) is playing Michael Fagan while
beloved BEING HUMAN star Russell Tovey will play a footman who wasn't there to stop the intruder since he was out walking the Queen’s Corgi’s instead of guarding queen's bedroom.
UPDATE- I did find a brand new trailer for GAME OF THRONES, so check it out bellow. It's the 5th one, announcing the second season of HBO's show and it gives a glimpse of the baby dragon!
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I'm sure you've watched the same old boring OSCARS last night, so tell me whom did you like best at the red carpet and who was the trashiest? Methinks the fashion was as monotonous this year as the films were. You can check out the list of winners here. I'm happy that Meryl Streep won, alongside with Octavia Spencer and Christopher Plummer, and I'm glad that George Clooney and Brad Pitt didn't win. There's some justice at least.Click on the pics to see them bigger.
When it comes to fashion, Clooney's girlfriend Stacy Keibler was definitely the star of the evening in her golden Marchessa dress with the rose on her hip, while Emma Stone was adorable in her red gown, although somewhat boring. Octavia Spencer looked smashing in her snowy sparkly dress, while Virginia Madsen was one of the best dressed as always in her violet asymmetric dress.

When it comes to those who didn't shine, but weren't bad either, there's Gwyneth Paltrow in her white gown with a cape. She had lovely hair as well, but was missing some earrings or something similar,
 although she did have a flawless bracelet. Meryl Streep, the happy third time winner, looked beautiful in her golden gown, although maybe a bit too retro. Milla Jovovich looked nice, but went on the safe side and wasn't stunning as she could've been.

Absolute No No of the evening when it comes to fashion was Rooney Mara. That dress of hers was just nightmarish along with her Gothic hairdo. As always, Natalie Portman has shown that she's missing some style along with some acting talent, while Michelle Williams,
although cute and adorable and super talented, just can't seem to find a decent dress for all the ceremonies she's been visiting. We're not in the 70's and we're not buying her retro style. One of those who sometimes disappoint and sometime shine, is Cameron Diaz, who didn't amaze this year. A bad hairdo and an unnoticeable gown. So, whom did you like and didn't like at the red carpet?
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Minggu, 26 Februari 2012


One of the biggest pieces of news this weekend was the one coming from MGM who have started negotiations with action super star Dwayne Johnson to take the lead role in their HERCULES epic. To be directed by Brett Ratner, the story, based on graphic novel "Hercules: The Thracian War" by Steve Moore, will see Hercules roaming the earth more than fourteen hundred years ago, as he
amasses a small group of mercenaries to fight other people's wars for pay. He eventually finds himself defending Olympus from an army of the damned. As you might remember this is not the only of Dwayne's upcoming epics, since he is also set to star in DAVID AND GOLIATH alongside Taylor Lautner. This will be a lavish epic on the famous biblical story about young David (Lautner), a shepard who tries to save the lives of his fellow villagers when the massive Goliath (Dwayne) attacks, seeking the legendary king of the Israelites.

When it comes to one of the globally most popular shows THE WALKING DEAD, which is currently airing its second season, the third season is already being planned with 16 episodes and they have just cast David Morrissey (CENTURION,THE OTHER BOLEYN GIRL)
as The Governor, a character from Robert Kirkman 's graphic novel, who is the leader of Woodbury, a small settlement of survivors, and becomes the chief antagonist for Rick Grimes and his group. Meanwhile, according to "The Hollywood Reporter" Christian Bale is in talks to take the role in OUT OF THE FURNACE, a thriller about a man who hopes to find peace after being released from a four year jail stint. His plans for a quite life come to a halt when his brother is murdered and he decides he must set out for revenge.

The only trailer I have for you today is an eerie and scary one for THE MOTH DIARIES which stars gorgeous Sarah Bolger, who amazed us as Princess Marry in THE TUDORS, and Scott Speedman and
super model Lily Cole. This thriller, based on Rachel Klein's book, follows Rebecca who attends an all girl boarding school for tiresome adolescents in an old hotel. Through her friendship with fellow student Lucie, she has learned to re-embrace life, after the suicide of her poet father. However, a spooky new student, Ernessa, arrives and supplants Rebecca in Lucie's affection: Rebecca becomes jealous and decides that Ernessa must be a vampire, as described by her handsome romantic fiction teacher. Staff and students succumb to premature exits of one sort or another and Rebecca becomes more and more convinced of the malevolent and supernatural influence of Ernessa whilst desperately fighting off the urge to kill herself.
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Sabtu, 25 Februari 2012


You all know that there's often injustice in Hollywood, right? Not only that mediocre actors are often bigger stars than the truly talented
ones, but often the money is wasted on bad remakes and nonsensical movies, while some promising projects are left to rot in the darkness. The recent cancellation of two big movie projects, historical epic ARTHUR AND LANCELOT (which was supposed to have Kit Harrington and Joel Kinnaman in the lead roles) and Biblical epic PARADISE LOST ( in which Bradley Cooper was to play Lucifer in the adaptation of John Milton's famous work supposed to be filled with visual effects and aerial battles) have reminded me how many lovely epics got announced but never got into production. Here are some of those I still remember.
We really don't have much epics on Ancient Egypt, even though it's a popular part of history. As you know James Cameron was supposed to shoot CLEOPATRA epic with Angelina Jolie in the lead role
but it never happened, although there is still some hope, but not with Cameron behind the helm. Another Egyptian queen Nefertiti was about to get her film in ARMS OF THE SUN, an ambitious epic on the first royal to advocate belief in a monotheistic religion and one of the most mysterious Egyptian rulers. The film was supposed to be directed by Lucas Foster (famous for blockbusters such as EQUILIBRIUM, MR. AND MRS. SMITH, JUMPER). There was also the talk about Randall Wallace's (BRAVEHEART) THE LAST PHARAOH, which would have Will Smith (nope, I kid you not, there's no limit to his egocentricity) playing ancient Egyptian ruler Taharqa who battles with Assyrians.

Another thing that we don't often see in films are epics with dragons. The above mentioned Lucas Foster had a plan of making a fantasy epic TEMERAIRE, an adaptation of Naomi Novik's saga about a
British captain who captures a French ship, where he discovers an unhatched dragon egg in the hold – a gift from the Emperor of China intended for Napoleon. The project was supposed to be directed by Peter Jackson. Dragons also appear in famous SHANNARA saga, following elves trying to save their kingdom. The film was supposed to be directed by famous Mike Newell (PRINCE OF PERSIA). Also announced some time ago were DRAGONRIDERS OF PERN, the movie adaptation of famous epic saga by Anne McCaffrey, about a group of warriors who use their fire-breathing, telepathic dragons to battle a terrifying airborne threat to the exotic planet of Pern.

 When it comes  to the biggest rulers from history, two huge epics on two equally huge conquerors are more or less still in plan, although they've been in status hiatus for many years now: back when Oliver Stone made his atrocious ALEXANDER, Buz Luhrmann (MOULIN ROUGE, AUSTRALIA) also had a plan of shooting his own epic on
Alexander the Macedonian, but instead of Colin Farrell, Angelina Jolie and Val Kilmer from Stone's tragic epic, Luhrmann wanted Leo Decaprio for the lead role (I kid you not, I swear), Nicole Kidman as queen Olympia and Mel Gibson as Alexander's father crazy king Phillip. On the other hand Vin Diesel's biggest dream is to finally make his HANNIBAL epic on the most famous warrior of Carthage, which
would tell the story of the brave Carthaginian general who led a humongous army (including his beloved war elephants) across the Alps in order to destroy Rome in the Second Punic war. Vin even negotiated
with Denzel Washington to take the role of Hamilcar Barca, Hannibal's father. Click to read more on that one. Last July there were also some news on Warner Bros. and Jonathan Liebesman (BATTLE LOS ANGELES, CLASH OF THE TITANS 2)  preparing a huge JULIUS CAESAR epic about the time when Caesar was sent to Spain on a detail no one else wanted. There, he built the 10th Legion fighting force that would eventually march on Rome, overrun the forces of his rival Pompey, and establish Caesar as the unrivalled ruler of the empire. The film, which ends with Caesar's coronation, which means it could have a sequel in which he goes to Egypt, was planned with one of the biggest stars in the lead role, but we haven't heard anything about ever since.
There has also been a number of projects announced dealing with formidable Vikings. Alexander Skarsgard was supposed to star in THE VANGUARD in which the story would  revolve around two Viking warrior brothers who toil to return to Sweden after being
banished to North America. Meanwhile, Ryan Phillipe was supposed to star in LAST BATTLE DREAMER, a love epic set in the 9th century England in the backdrop of the Viking invasion. Sean Bean and Phillipe were to play two Viking brothers invaders. And you all, probably know about Mel Gibson's plans to shoot a Viking epic, which would also describe their invasion on England in the 9th century, but would not be a love story but a very violent one (no surprise there, when it comes to Mel, yea?) with extremely brutal scenes and with actors speaking in Old Norse (no surprise there, either, yea?). But listen to this - Leo Decaprio was supposed to take the lead role. Oh, Odin is probably swearing in Valhalla right now.
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Jumat, 24 Februari 2012


Now, you know that a number of ROMEO AND JULIET projects are in works, mainly the one from Carlo Carlei, which will stick to the original story and will have Hailee Steinfeld, Douglas Booth,
Damian Lewis, Paul Giamatti, Stellan Skarsgard and Ed Westwick in the cast. But I've also announced ROSALINE, which is only inspired by the Shakespeare's play and tells the story from the perspective of Rosaline who was Romeo's girlfriend before he entered the doomed relationship with Juliet. Now, the update is that the film, which is based on "When You Were Mine" novel by Rebecca Serle (which hits bookstores this Spring), might have our dear Snow White Lily Collins in the role of Juliet and she might join Dave Franco, the brother of James, who plays Romeo. The film is being directed by Michael Sucsy who's just had a huge blockbuster success with Channing Tatum's THE VOW.

The second interesting casting news today comes from MGM: I've already announced a couple of times that they are preparing a remake of famous 80's sf
flick ROBOCOP, and according to "Deadline" they have offered the lead role to super charismatic Joel Kinnaman from AMC's THE KILLING show. You might remember that the role was previously mentioned in connection with Michael Fassbender and even Russell Crowe, Chris Pine and Keanu Reeves. The role of the terminally wounded cop who returns to the police force as a powerful cyborg haunted by submerged memories, could now go to young Kinnaman whom we'd been mentioning quite a lot last winter because he got the knight role in ARTHUR AND LANCELOT epic which later on got cancelled.

And I know I said I will refrain from bombarding you with any more clips from this year's biggest sf epic JOHN CARTER, but I couldn't resist  showing you the latest clip which tells more of the most beautiful member of the cast - princess Dejah Thoris played by gorgeous Lynn Collins. The clip reveals more about her character and about her relationship with Taylor Kitsch's John Carter with whom she falls madly in love. The premier of the film was last night in Los Angeles and as you've probably heard the whole Internet is filled with the positive buzz from all who've seen the early screenings, everybody is mesmerized and enamoured with Andrew Stanton's brilliant epic which finally hits cinemas March 9th!

And don' forget to visit HOLLYWOOD SPY this Sunday, since I'm bringing you a huge spotlight on EPICS THAT WERE NEVER MEANT TO BE! Tones of amazing epics which were announced but never shot!
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Kamis, 23 Februari 2012


I've mentioned this last year, but now it's official: Paramount has apparently bought the script for the movie adaptation of DEADLIEST WARRIOR TV show. The popular Spike TV Show has put history's greatest warriors against one another to determine who reigns supreme using modern science and the latest CGI technology, and comments
from world-class fighters, historians and weapons experts. The show had battles like Spartan vs Ninja, Viking vs Samurai, Pirate vs Knight, Comanche vs Mongol. They also had George Washington vs Napoleon Bonaparte, Theodore Roosevelt vs Lawrence of Arabia etc. It will be interesting to see how they will put this together in a live action film.

You know this is the part of the year when big TV stations order their pilots, and I will have a spotlight on the upcoming pilots soon, but here are some of the brand new ones: according to "Digital Spy" Scott Speedman will lead ABC's pilot LAST RESORT, in which the story
will revolve around the crew of a nuclear submarine who become fugitives after refusing to fire nuclear missiles. Speedman will play an even-handed and moral officer, the second-in-command on the submarine. Another interesting pilot on ABC will be GILDED LILYS, which is set in 1895 and focuses on the first luxury hotel in New York. Produced by GREY'S ANATOMY creator, the pilot already has Brian O'Byrne (MILDRED PIERCE), Sarah Bolger (THE TUDORS), Madeline Zima (THE NANNY) and Blythe Danner in the cast. On the other hand, SPARTACUS super star Lucy Lawless will appear in Jane Campion's mini series TOP OF THE LAKE, alongside MAD MEN's Elisabeth Moss, Holy Hunter, Peter Mullan and David Wenham, with the story set in New Zealand's mountains and following what happens when a pregnant 12-year-old girl seen standing in a frozen lake goes missing.

You remember how THE MUPPETS made parodies on other blockbusters in a slate of trailers last year? Well, Ice Age producers have decided to do the same, by making a black and white trailer poking fun
with the Oscar nominated THE ARTIST film in order to advertise ICE AGE CONTINENTAL DRIFT which comes out this July. Check out the delightful parody bellow. The fourth part of the super successful animated saga follows our beloved primordial animals battling  flood after the continental drift, caused by Scrat and his acorn, and also battling some unexpected ancient pirates.

PS don't forget to visit my dear Annezilla today who made me into a rainbow breathing dragon :) You gotta see that one.
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Rabu, 22 Februari 2012


You know, my little freaks, it's a very slow week in movie news department, so I will have to regale you with some brand new posters for the films we've
already written about. On the right you can check out a magnificent new poster for Pixar's upcoming animated flick BRAVE which premiers this June following a Scottish princess Merida who decides to defy her royal parents and gets into all sorts of trouble. As you can see the animation and the colours in this one are truly stunning. Second poster is for another of this summer's blockbusters BATTLESHIP in which Taylor Kitsch and Alexander Skarsgard alongside Josh Pence and Liam Neeson play the crew of an American ship which has to save the Earth from an Alien attack both from the sea and the sky. That one hits
cinemas this May. The third poster is a colourful one for MIRROR MIRROR which hits cinemas this March and has Julia Roberts as the evil queen and Lily Collins as the Snow White princess trying to get her kingdom back from her stepmother.

According to "Deadline" Disney is planning to do a movie adaptation of THE NIGHT STALKER TV show with Johnny Depp in the lead role. The story of the horror show followed a man who covered crime for a tabloid and his cases always led to supernatural perpetrators that
included zombies, vampires, werewolves and aliens. Of course, neither his editor nor anyone else would believe him or allow him to run what seemed like outrageous stories. They apparently want to make a family franchise out of this one. How very strange. As you remember, HOLLYWOOD SPY has exclusively informed you last winter that Bruce Willis has secretly visited a jail in Serbian capitol Belgrade where he wants to shoot the fifth part of his famous franchise A GOOD DAY TO DIE HARD. The film will be set in Russia but his character John McClane will now have a son working next to him. According to "Deadline" SPARTACUS star Jai Courtney has just got the son role in a battle with Liam Hemsworth, Aaron Paul and Ben Foster.

The only video I have for you today is the second trailer for this April's action thriller THE COLD LIGHT OF DAY which was shot
in Spain and stars the irresistible Henry Cavill, Bruce Willis and Sigourney Weaver. The story follows a young Wall Street trader (Henry Cavill) whose family is kidnapped on a vacation to Spain. He's left with only hours to find them, uncover a government conspiracy and the connection between their disappearance and his father's secrets. After last year epic blockbuster IMMORTALS this is Henry Cavill's second big leading role before he appears as Superman in MAN OF STEEL next year.You can also check out the new poster for the film on the right!

 to be here this Sunday, when you will read HOLLYWOOD SPY's exclusive mega spotlight on
EPICS THAT WERE NEVER MEANT TO BE. From Cleopatra and Hannibal, to dragon and Viking epics, we shall cover a number of huge projects that were announced in the past but never got into production. Don't miss it, I really enjoyed writing that story! This Sunday, to regale you before the Oscars :)
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Selasa, 21 Februari 2012

Love love love more!!

p/s: One new blog entry below this. :)


In case you are wondering why my title is so weird, it's because... this is the...

 THIRD advertorial I did for Love More!!

You can read advert 1 and advert 2 here and here!

Love More is famous for their masks, which are wildly popular in Taiwan and Sexy Look range is the no. 1 selling 3D mask there.

For my first advert I blogged about the Love More Crystal Peptide Kiss Series Series (3D Duo Lifting mask). Phew that name is long lol.

Anyway the popular masks are back again!!

Love More Purple Crystal and Peptide Moisturizing Mask


Love More Rose Crystal and Tourmaline Moisturizing Mask
Love More White Crystal and Platinum Whitening Mask

They are so pretty too!

And these masks are all special because...

They all come with a 3D ear hook for the 360 degrees lifting effect! 

Awesome coz it can also firm up your neck, which is often neglected! And I don't know if it's my face that's fat or what but the mask is super tight on my face with no air pockets at all.

All the masks are peptide enriched.

Peptide is fondly referred to as "Botox without the pain" because it simulates the production of collagen, improves skin texture and restores elasticity, all while promoting natural healing and regeneration of skin cells by delivering copper into your skin! GOOD STUFF RIGHT?

The 3 masks all have different properties...

Rose Crystal regeneates your skin and fights aging by releasing collagen and elastin fibres. Best for maximum moisturization!

Purple Crystal energerizes your skin for a radiant look and it comes with Hyaluronic Acid and Subliskin. Specially formulated for a polished and radiant look!

White Crystal contains Colloidal Platinum, which moisturizes and protects, leaving skin healthy and bright. It's best for doubling the effect of whitening.

Ok to be honest I have no idea what the sciency terms are for the stuff that's inside the masks but I'm sure they are all good for our skin :D

If you think the idea of 3D masks are awesome there are some more of them from Sexy Look!

Sexy Look:

Super Hydrating Duo Lifting Mask

Pure White Radiance Duo Lifting Mask

Extreme Whitening Duo Lifting Mask

As usual just pick whatever is the most important for your skin before choosing one!

Super Hydrating: Rose extract and collagen to transform uneven skin to fairer skin, lighten dark spots, with visible lifting effect.

Pure White Radiance: Platinum, Lily and Peony extracts to improve skin elasticity, and promote cell rejuvenation

Extreme Whitening: Multi-whitening extracts with White truffles, Black Pearl and Barley. Fight against yellowish and uneven skin tones, diminish dark spots and soothe skin.

And the last series I'm gonna blog about is the CUTEST!!!!!! EVER!!!!1111

It's Love More My Melody masks!! Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!

Limited edition super cute mask in a super cute box with 4 different masks for different skin concerns!


Rose Achillea Whitening Mask - Extra whitening

Lily Crystal Marine Tightening Mask - Skin tightening

Lavender Lemon Grass Brightening Mask - Brightening

Chamomile Mint Oil Control Mask - Oil Control

Almost cannot bear to use these masks coz they are so adorable!

And a pic of myself!!

All the products are available in Watsons and http://www.secretive.sg from February 2012, except for My Melody masks which are available at selected Watsons stores.

Love More is giving out Kiwi Acnes All Out set! Visit their facebook page HERE and follow 3 simple steps to be the lucky 10 to win! Also, the first 50 customers to mention "Xiaxue" during check out when you shop at www.secretive.sg will receive a free leopard-print cosmetic pouch! QUICK!!

And of course remember to join their facebook page HERE, HERE and HERE!!

Let's all work harder for beautiful skin! Good luck!
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