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Twitter is atwitter again with reaction to "Sharknado 2: The Second One." SyFy's B-movie sequel about a tornado-fueled shark attack on New York City quickly shot to number one on Twitter trending during its Wednesday night premiere. "Sharknado" generated 600-thousand tweets within the first 24 hours of its airing in 2013, peaking at an average of five-thousand tweets per minute.
Alicia Keys made this announcement online:
Happy Anniversary to the love of my life @therealswizzz !!! And to make it even sweeter we've been blessed with another angel on the way!!! You make me happier than I have ever known! Here's to many many more years of the best parts of life!!!
Production on the new season of "The Big Bang Theory" was supposed to start yesterday, but it's been delayed because several stars, including Jim Parsons, Johnny Galecki, Kaley Cuoco, Simon Helberg and Kunal Nayyar, want more money. Sources say Parsons, Galecki and Cuoco are holding out for around $1 million an episode.
ALLISON WILLIAMS from HBO's "Girls" has been cast as PETER PAN in NBC's upcoming "Peter Pan Live!" special, which is based on the Broadway musical. CHRISTOPHER WALKEN will play Captain Hook. The show airs December 4th.
JUSTIN BIEBER fired a shot at ORLANDO BLOOM yesterday by posting a picture of Orlando wiping a tear from his eye. It was from a Broadway premiere last year. Meanwhile, there's a new report that Justin actually tried to shake Orlando's hand at that restaurant in Spain, but Orlando was a jerk to him, and that's how the fight started.
Fans upset over the Beyonce and Jay Z break-up rumors can find some solace on the star's Instagram page. Amid mounting speculation of a rift between the super couple on Tuesday, Beyonce posted a shot of her rapper hubby walking on the beach with daughter Blue Ivy in his arms. She captioned the shot with the rhyme, "My favorite hue is Jay Z Blue." The rumors seemed to be at an all-time high earlier this week when news broke that Beyonce was seen apartment-hunting in New York City by herself. It was previously reported that the couple had plans to split after finishing off their joint summer tour "On The Run."
New York City is bracing for another shark attack with the much-talked about followup to last year's B-movie hit "Sharknado." The sequel, "Sharknado 2: The Second One," premieres tonight at 9:00 pm Eastern on SyFy with more tornado-launched sharks wreaking havoc on unsuspecting citizens.
ESPN has suspended commentator STEPHEN A. SMITH for one week . . . following his not-so-insightful comments on domestic abuse. Technically, they didn't use the word "suspension." They just said he "will not appear" on ESPN again until next Wednesday.
Sources say NICHOLAS HOULT broke up with JENNIFER LAWRENCE because her ego is getting out of control . . . quote, "Nicholas is moving on. He hates how in love with fame Jen is, and he told her he hates dating an A-list actress . . . Nic wants a more low-key girlfriend." That girlfriend might be ELVIS' granddaughter RILEY KEOUGH.
ORLANDO BLOOM and JUSTIN BIEBER almost mixed it up at a restaurant in Ibiza, Spain yesterday. Witnesses say it started when Justin PURPOSELY bumped into Orlando, who went after him and even THREW A PUNCH, which missed. There was a brief confrontation, then Justin left . . . and the crowd applauded.
JESSE VENTURA won $1.8 million from the estate of deceased Navy SEAL CHRIS KYLE. In his book "American Sniper", Kyle had claimed he punched out an unnamed celebrity who was running down America, and even said the SEALs, quote, "deserve to lose a few" in Iraq. In subsequent interviews, he identified the celebrity as Ventura. Jesse denies the incident occurred.
"Dancing With the Stars" is losing its bad boy dance pro. Maksim Chmerkovskiy told ABC's "The View" Tuesday that he won't be returning to the celebrity dance series as a professional dancer, adding, "I feel like it's time." After 14 seasons with the show, Maks won his first Mirror Ball trophy with Olympic ice dancer Meryl Davis in May. The 19th season of "Dancing With The Stars" begins on September 15th on ABC.
San Diego Comic Con? Yeah, I've heard of it...but I didn't get to attend. However, several of my friends did and they have been sharing things with me. What are the big things? Well other than some pretty cool cosplay at SDCC, the big things seem to focus on Wonder Woman, Avengers, Evil Dead, Mad Max, Halo: Nightfall, and the Mockingjay Part 1 trailer. The first image of Wonder Woman was displayed at a panel event on Saturday and had mixed review with some people comparing it to the costume of Xena: Warrior Princess. Mad Max: Fury Road footage showed a head shaven Charlize Theron and Tom Hardy rebooting the post-apocalyptic world first seen in Mel Gibson's trilogy. Mockingjay Part 1 was promoted with the first official trailer that showed the late Philip Seymour Hoffman and was a big buzz at SDCC. Evil Dead is being turned into a television series by Sam Raimi, his brother, and Bruce Campbell and it appears the plan is for Ash to be the star of the series. Last but not least, Halo: Nightfall was promoted. Yes, I admit, I'm a massive Halo fan and I'm looking forward to this, especially since it ties to Xbox One's Halo 5: Guardians. Halo: Nightfall is an upcoming live action series being made by the basically now shut down Xbox Entertainment Studios, but Nightfall will survive as entertainment for the Xbox One. Halo 5: Guardians will be released next year for Xbox One.
Well, if you missed my last post and didn't hear about the "We're Batman" event at Elite Comics on 7/26/14 or you weren't able to make it out for it, you missed an incredible time. As many as 1200 people showed up at Elite Comics to celebrate Batman's 75th anniversary, which happened last week. Comic book lovers, people passing by who saw the tent, vendors and artists such as Amanda Lynn Chainmaille Creations and the amazing Darryl Woods, and of course cosplayers with everything from the Predator who was spotted carrying a decapitated Batman head, Deadpool, Poison Ivy, Harvey Two Face, Lady Bane, Clock King, Death Stroke, Harley Quinn, Punisher, Super Girl, Bat Girl, numerous Caped Crusaders, and of course I was there as Vector (sorry, I don't have a Batman theme yet). If you've never been to an Elite Comics event, then you should really make it out there. There is almost always some free comics for the kids, discounts on merchandise for fans, vendors of all types from artists and novelists to chainmail makers and plate decorators, plus nearly always...cosplay. Elite Comics is the place that many of the local cosplayers go as they are consistently putting on events and also started the Planet Comicon event in KC several years ago. Their next big event will be a Day of the Dead Free Comic Book Day 2014 where they have announced there will be a cosplay/costume contest and a chance to carry THE ELITE...
Next on the agenda is the Air Guitar National Finals in Kansas City on August 9th. This is a one of a kind that combines comedy, rock 'n roll, and air guitar characters into a mixture of insanity. Kansas City's own Mean Melin flew to Finland last year and won the 18th Annual Air Guitar World Championships and now he has helped to bring the U.S. Air Guitar National Finals to his home in Kansas City. Why is this important to me or the world of Comicon? Because I will be there! Vector will be in attendance as will a few other local cosplayers to entertain and visit with the crowd. The best air guitarists from all over the US will be flying into KC for this event. Mean Melin will also be performing, but because of his previous win, he has a bye all the way to the World Championships and doesn't have to compete until then. Also not competing will be your local cosplayers, but don't be surprised if they join in for a bit here and there.
The following week on Aug 14th will be the Zombies Got Talent show at Davey's Uptown at 10PM. I will be in attendance at this to help keep the zombie horde from getting out of control as will KC's own Peige ZombieQueen. On August 15th, 16th, and 17th will be Crypticon Kansas City at the Ramada on Universal Ave. This is THE local horror convention for the Kansas City area an will be an awesome party. I will have more details on both of these events in an upcoming post.
Lastly, I will be starting a part of my blog that focuses on things that I see and witness in cosplay, positive and negative, and how cosplayers deal with them. Sometimes we get grief from the general public, harassed by people, touched or photographed inappropriately, or generally made to feel unwelcome or uncomfortable by other cosplayers. However, we also have many moments with incredible fans, charity work, and incredible moments with other cosplayers and photographers that make all of that melt away. I have experienced my share of all of this and will be sharing those moments as well in upcoming blogs plus what some of my friends have seen or experienced and words of wisdom from fellow cosplayers who have been around far longer than I have been in the cosplay world.
Until then, Umbrella - Our Business is Life Itself.
Kiefer Sutherland is offering up a professional response to Freddie Prinze, Jr.'s claims that the "24" star was anything but when he worked with him several years ago. Sutherland's rep released a statement Monday saying this was the first the actor had heard of Freddie's grievances before adding, "Kiefer enjoyed working with Freddie and wishes him the best." Prinze told ABC News at Comic-Con over the weekend that he seriously considered quitting acting after experiencing Sutherland's behavior on the set of "24" in 2010.
Andi Dorfman has found her happy ending. She ended her season on "The Bachelorette" accepting the proposal of Josh, the former professional baseball player from her hometown of Atlanta.
"Glee" star Lea Michele shared via Twitter Monday that she'll be appearing on an episode of the FX series, Sons of Anarchy, which she called her "favorite show." The series returns to FX on September 9th.
"Fifty Shades of Grey" had the best opening week of any trailer so far this year . . . and its first week isn't even over yet. The clip has racked up 36.4 million views on YouTube since it was released last Thursday.
Here's what's new on DVD today:
• "Noah" . . . starring Russell Crowe as Noah and Jennifer Connelly as his wife.
• "The Other Woman" . . . Cameron Diaz and Leslie Mann become friends after they find out that the guy Cameron's been dating is Leslie's husband . . . and that he's been cheating on both of them with Kate Upton.
A 53-year-old homeless guy is being held without bail in Manhattan Criminal court after being arrested for stalking and harassing Rihanna. Kevin Mcglynn was allegedly caught on video surveillance on three occasions this month delivering unsettling letters to a Rihanna employee. He has at least a dozen arrests on his rap sheet, including four busts for trespassing.
The first trailer for "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1" premiered Sunday night after it was unveiled earlier this weekend at Comic-Con. It's set to hit theaters on November 21st. "Mockingjay - Part 2," meanwhile, will arrive in 2015.
DC Comics unveiled a picture of the new Wonder Woman, as well as a teaser for the upcoming movie "Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice"
The trailer for "Mad Max: Fury Road" made its debut. The movie hits theaters next year and stars Tom Hardy as Max.
Tom will also play Elton John in his biopic called “Rocketman” which is expected to begin shooting later this year.
The new season of "Family Guy" starts next month, and for the premiere they're doing a crossover episode with "The Simpsons". They showed a five-minute preview this weekend at Comic-Con. The Griffins end up by accident in Springfield, and start hanging out with the Simpsons.
SCARLETT JOHANSSON'S sci-fi movie "Lucy" beat THE ROCK'S"Hercules" at the box office this weekend, $44 million to $29 million. As for the other new releases, the MICHAEL DOUGLAS movie "And So It Goes" made just over $4.5 million in 8th place.
You loved Kristen Bell as Anna in Disney’s mega animated hit, Frozen. This morning the actress is trending as another Disney character…Kristen stars as Mary Poppins in a new Funny Or Die video about raising minimum wage.
A source says ROBIN THICKE is done begging his wife PAULA PATTON to forgive him, and has decided to move on. An attorney is already working on a financial settlement. One thing Robin is firm on, though, is that he won't be the one to file for divorce.
Are CHARLIZE THERON and SEAN PENN engaged? Charlize was spotted wearing a ring on her engagement finger.
When JENNY MCCARTHY marries DONNIE WAHLBERG, her cousin MELISSA MCCARTHY won't be there. And a source says it's because they're feuding . . . quote, "They were close at one time, but they've grown distant over the past few years. Jenny feels she helped Melissa get a leg up in the business. But now that Melissa's career is skyrocketing, Jenny feels [Melissa] doesn't have time for her."
Announced today at Comic-Con: All of the original Firefly stars will reprise their characters for the online game!
Adele has won a lawsuit against a U.K. photo agency responsible for sharing some of the only photos of her son. The agency has agreed to never use the photos again, and will also pay up to a reported five-figure sum in damages.
Three months after BIG SEAN ended their engagement, Glee actress, NAYA RIVERA has married another guy. He's an actor named RYAN DORSEY. They got hitched in Mexico this past Saturday . . . the SAME DAY Naya and Sean were supposed to get married.
Zoe Saldana, star of Avatar, Star Trek, and the new Guardians of the Galaxy movie is reportedly 3 months pregnant with her first baby.
BRITNEY SPEARS is releasing a line of LINGERIE, called The Intimate Britney Spears.
"Tacky" is making Weird Al "Happy." After 30 years of parody hits, Weird Al Yankovic is finally seeing his first number one album. Yankovic, whose 14th album "Mandatory Fun," includes rewrites of songs by Robin Thicke, Pharrell Williams, Lorde and others, is making its debut at the top of the Billboard 200 album chart after selling more than 104-thousand copies in its first week.
It is here...the first official full trailer for 50 Shades of Grey!
The movie will star Dakota Johnson as Anastasia Steele and Jamie Dornan as Christian Grey, with the novel’s author E.L James working as a producer for the hotly anticipated film.
and finally...listen to The Rocket and Teresa Show tomorrow morning for another chance to fly to NYC to see Into the Storm. We will give away the trip next week!