Alec Baldwin continues attack on tabloids; chooses Us Weekly as new target!/thealexhughes/status/219499363196616705

Over the weekend, Alec Baldwin had yet another incident with a photographer. He also managed to outdo even himself when he made personal attacks on blogger Perez Hilton.

If you thought he’d get over it and move on with his life, leaving this recent tirade in the past, then you thought wrong. Alec got on Twitter today to continue trying to prove his point. This time, he made Us Weekly magazine the lucky receiver of his words.

If US magazine folded on Monday, would you care? Really? #tabloidmagazinesshouldberegulated

— ABFoundation (@ABFalecbaldwin) July 1, 2012

Great papers like the Times Picayune struggle, while tabloid trash bloggers (Levin, Hilton) carry on. #USneedsstrongerlibellaws

— ABFoundation (@ABFalecbaldwin) July 1, 2012

The first thing that might come to your mind would be all the jobs lost if a magazine like Us Weekly shut down. Well, Alec Baldwin tells you not to be concerned with them.

@SarNoon: @alecbaldwin Well, I'd be concerned about the job stability of those employed by the magazine.” Don't be….

— ABFoundation (@ABFalecbaldwin) July 1, 2012

He doesn’t offer another plan for the hypothetically unemployed; he just tells us not to be worried about them. How kind!

Some folks intrigued by Baldwin’s recent rant  tried to explain the necessary sacrifice that he made when he decided to become an actor. They also tried to teach him a thing or two about the bigger problems we all have:

@alecbaldwin it's a little hard 4 average person to sympathize w/ u. Beloved actor w/ less privacy seems like a good trade off. Love u!

— Amy Rutberg (@AmyRutberg) July 1, 2012

@alecbaldwin Alec, I like you but, isn't one of the reasons Celebrities are way overcompensated because of the presumed loss of privacy?

— Bill Alford (@MyOwnPrvtIdaho) July 1, 2012

@alecbaldwin There are bigger issues in the world besides your "lack of privacy"… Cancer. War. Famine. Seriously.

— Mary Kathryn Wood (@WooWoo949) July 1, 2012

Also, didn’t this guy just get married? Shouldn’t he be off on some private island having a grand old time with his new wife?

@alecbaldwin Shouldn't you be honeymooning or something?!

— Taxi Mom (@Taximom4ever) July 1, 2012

@alecbaldwin Tweeting does not seem like honeymoon behavior……

— Pretty Veggie (@Pretty_Veggie) July 1, 2012

@alecbaldwin surely you can find something more interesting to do than tweet on your honeymoon?!?!

— André (@shedboy63) July 1, 2012

It seems like now just isn’t the time for Alec to be wrapping himself up in all this paparazzi and tabloid business. Come on man, get away from the internet and enjoy your marriage! The tabloids will still be here for you to attack and rage about when you get back.

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When His Daughter Was Watching TV, He Set Up A Camera To Record This Awesomeness

People love to emulate what they see on TV, hear on the radio, or watch on the big screen. How many times have you acted out or quoted a scene from a television show or movie? We all do it — it’s something that brings us all together.

Don’t believe me? Well, when you see what this dad and daughter did while they were watching a routine on Dancing with the Stars, you’ll definitely change your mind.

Man, those two can sure cut a rug! I’d love to see them on Dancing with the Stars — then again, they might end up stealing the show. Kudos to these two twinkle toes!

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Val Kilmer is Mark Twain, on stage at least!/Heminator/status/185043030166880257

Val Kilmer must have one wild movie role checklist, don’t you think? He’s played Batman, Iceman, Jim Morrison, Madmartigan, Moses in a musical version of The Ten Commandments, porn-star John Holmes, Simon Templar, Doc Holliday and now Mark Twain.

Yes, really. Mark Twain. In a stage show. In preparation to play Mark Twain in a movie. Hey, it could be really good.

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These Movie Makeup Transformations Hardly Seem Possible. Wow.

While the actors and directors get most of the credit in movies, there’s so much more going on behind the scenes. Set designs, camera work and costumes all come together to create a movie. Not only that, but productions would be nothing if not for the makeup. Movie makeup can change an actor in subtle or intense ways. Makeup creates or enhances various characteristics and effects, from fantasy elements to gore.

It can transform actors into just about anyone–or anything. Here’s a list of some of the best makeup through the ages of cinema. Take a look!

1.) Rebecca Romijn as Mystique in X-Men (2000)

Actress Romijn spent up to 12 hours a day in the makeup chair to achieve Mystique’s scaly blue look. While it certainly looks like she’s naked, she’s actually wearing silcone prosthetics over two-thirds of her body, which were applied before a full-body airbrushing to achieve the solid blue hue. We don’t even want to think about how long it took to get outof the makeup. Jennifer Lawrence’s Mystique took a slightly different approach with a bodysuit.

2.) Dustin Hoffman in Tootsie (1982)

Hoffman said he would only take this role if the makeup was good enough for him to pass as a woman in everyday life, not just in the world of the movie. The rigorous transformation included skin tightening treatments and prosthetic teeth. The results were so good that Hoffman fooled his own daughter, and the costume also made him more aware of how he, as a man, viewed women and how women are viewed in public, which made for some personal growth

3.) Jeff Goldblum in The Fly (1986)

To get the effect of a gradual transformation, makeup artist Chris Walas actually started with Jeff Goldblum’s final fly form and worked backwards. There were seven stages of mutation, all completed in only three months. There’s a total of five pounds of prosthetics at work here

4.) John Hurt in The Elephant Man (1980)

The prosthetics for Hurt’s portrayal of Joseph Merrick, the real-life figure behind this biopic involved 15 separate pieces, and was created using a cast of Merrick’s head as well as Merrick’s actual skeleton. The makeup was so impactful that after it, the Academy Awards began including a category for Best Makeup.

5.) Boris Karloff in Frankenstein (1931)

This was the movie that made a big square head with neck bolts the signature look of Dr. Frankenstein’s monster for years to come. Because of technological limitations of the day (no silicone or latex), makeup artist Jack Pierce built up Karloff’s face and head using gum, cotton and surgical glue. In total, Karloff wore 35 pounds of makeup and costume for this role. Karloff himself contributed to the look as well; by removing his dental plate, he created the dent on the right side of his face, rendering it asymmetrical.

6.) All the Apes in Planet of the Apes (1968)

It wasn’t just makeup for one, but for hundreds. Makeup artist John Chambers invented a new type of foam rubber specifically for this film to allow for a naturalistic range of motion. Because of the sheer number of actors who needed to be ape-ified, Chambers hired pretty much all the makeup artists in Hollywood, delaying many other films as a result. The makeup here was updated in the 2001 remake, but owes a lot to the original.

7.) Marlon Brando in The Godfather (1972)

This is one of the more subtle looks, but in that way, it’s even more incredible. No one thinks of Don Corleone as being a costume, but consider that Brando was only 47 in this role, while the character was considerably older. Brando refused to wear prosthetics, and so the decades were added to him using makeup alone. The only thing added to his face are dental devices called “plumpers,” meant to fill in sunken areas of the mouth (see Karloff’s makeup for the opposite effect) that created the signature jowls–and speech.

8.) Charlize Theron in Monster (2003)

Theron gained about 30 pounds for this role, and makeup artist Toni G also fried Theron’s hair and bleached out her eyebrows to make her into serial killer Aileen Wuornos. In addition Theron’s face was sprayed with a mixture of tattoo ink and marble fixture to create the rough, worn-out looking skin, but the only prosthetics were dentures and eyelids.

9.) Johnny Depp in 21 Jump Street (2012)

This super-meta remake featured Johnny Depp in a serious disguise that renders him unrecognizable for much of the film. This might have been a spoiler.

10.) Doug Jones in (2006)

The Faun’s costume involved a full body of makeup and prosthetics topped off with 10-pound horns, and bottomed off with eight-inch lifts and fake legs. Jones’ real legs were digitally edited out. But besides the makeup and the CGI, this costume also used animatronics for subtle, naturalistic movements. The ears and eyelids were remote-controlled, so they could be operated from off-screen while Dog Jones acted out the rest of the Faun’s movements.

There are plenty of other notable uses of makeup in cinema, from the effects in the 1925 version of The Phantom of the Opera, which supposedly made movie-goers scream, to the aging of Marion Cotillard in La Vie En Roseand plenty more. 

Images via CineFix


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Farrow: ‘Chick-fil-A a disgrace. If support human rights, don’t go there’!/MiaFarrow/status/228507540168785920

Human rights! What, no For The Children thrown in for good measure? You are slipping, toots. Ms. Farrow is just the latest to jump aboard the Chick-fil-A demonizing train.

She also thinks that ThinkProgress tells the truth!

Oh, sweetie. Bless your precious heart.

This fan seems to want tyranny with no private companies? You know, so you can teach people a lesson by having The State decide what is right or wrong for you.

Sane Twitter users try to explain reality to Ms. Farrow.

@MiaFarrow @gregrikaart I support ppls rights. @ChickfilA DOES NOT discriminate! Persnl beliefs do not qualify your stance. #eatatchickfila

— Karen (@karenshore) July 26, 2012

@MiaFarrow – Sad you think like that. Why can't I be a Christian that supports freedom of speech, CFA and gay marriage? #getoveritAmerica

— Ashley Evers (@ashleyrevers) July 26, 2012

@MiaFarrow so if none of the super markets support gay marriage what will gays do stop eating?

— André Harris (@KRULL1028) July 26, 2012

@MiaFarrow @gregrikaart Why can't people, who don't agree with u, express themselves. I thought Hollywood people loved the 1st Amendment.

— Sandi Contreras (@UWINSC) July 26, 2012

@MiaFarrow I support gay rights and human rights but I also support the freedom of having our own opinions in this country.

— michael mall (@AtheisticDreams) July 26, 2012

Nope, that isn’t allowed. According to the tolerance tyrants, at least.

We’d like to ask Ms. Farrow why her “human rights” concerns do not extend to those who believe in the bible. Or North Carolinian ‘barbarians’.

If you believe in human rights for all, which include the right to have independent thought, perhaps you shouldn’t go to Ms. Farrow’s movies nor watch her television shows.

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Darrell Issa to require Obama to present a strategic plan to defeat ISIS!/DarrellIssa/status/507634967111692288

Nearly everyone, from everyday citizens to politicians to celebrities, has been calling on President Obama to present a plan on dealing with ISIS. Add House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chair Darrell Issa to that list. Rep. Issa on Monday will introduce a joint resolution to require President Obama to present to Congress a strategic plan to defeat ISIS.!/DarrellIssa/status/507635328447164416!/DarrellIssa/status/507635722270953472!/DarrellIssa/status/507635962403651584!/DarrellIssa/status/507636245040988160


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Country singer John Rich to ‘plead the Fifth’ on next year’s tax return!/johnrich/status/337663867465383936

Of all the scandals the Obama administration is currently juggling, some theorize that the IRS’ targeting of its political enemies could do the most damage. After all, no other organization seems to have such unchecked power to intimidate and harass the average American, not to mention the arrogance to match. So if the IRS can plead ignorance and get away with it, why can’t the taxpayers?!/bwlyons/status/337664695639105536

In a refreshing turn coming from the entertainment industry, Rich isn’t going to apologize for, well, being “rich,” and he doesn’t think you should either.!/johnrich/status/337666867428724736!/johnrich/status/337675458147663872

Can we get a shout out to capitalism too? Yes we can!!/craftylady55/status/337692842862473217!/melpen2006/status/337710385220157441!/johnrich/status/337713864286273537

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