May 22, 2012

Bleach: Noriyuki Abe at the Gold Coast Film Festival 2012!

Noriyuki Abe is the famous anime director from Japan, who has given great hits like Ninku, Flame of Recca, Bleach, and Yu Yu Hakusho at the Studio Pierrot.
The Bleach director Noriyuki Abe and Masakazu Morita appeared as guests at the Gold Coast Film Festival on 20th April, 2012. They also appeared at the Gold Coast Supanova Expo on the same day.
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At the beginning, in 1983, Noriyuki Abe worked with Studio Pierrot as a storyboard and choreographer assistant for Norakuro-kun and Heisei Tensai Bakabon. Then he started exploring himself in the field of animation by working on Yoshihiro Togashi’s Yu Yu Hakusho, a comic.
Masakazu Morita played the character of Ichigo Kurosaki which was the most important role of the animated show “Bleach”. Besides this, Morita has also portrayed memorable roles in TV dramas, stage shows, and films.
Bleach is a very popular graphic novel from the past whose 350 episodes, containing 450 chapters have been released. Moreover, its 75 million copies have been sold out in Japan alone.
To find out what’s special in the show, just watch Bleach Online.
Masakazu Morita and Noriyuki Abe took a 90 minutes master class at the Film Festival on 20th April. In that class the hot topic was about how “Bleach” received such a global appraisal. As diehard fans of the show, I am sure most of you would have a lot to say about why you think the show is deserving of  that position. Opine away in the comment section below!
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‘Bahelorette’ Recap: Emily Tearfully Dumps a Guy During One-on-One Date

After meeting her suitors in last week’s episode, Emily Maynard went on dates with some lucky guys in the second episode of “The Bachelorette” season 8. First to receive the date card was Ryan. He and Emily drove off to her house, where he helped bake cookies for her daughter Ricki’s soccer game. They later dropped off the cookies to the soccer field, but Emily asked Ryan to stay in the car.
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Emily and Ryan continued their date with a romantic dinner, where the single mother told him, “I don’t want to be the game.” Ryan, in turn, wanted to know if she’s going to allow “a man to come in and really treat Ricki the same way that he’s going to treat the other children that he’s going to have” with her. At the end of the day, Emily found the date to be perfect and gave Ryan the rose.

Next, Emily went for a group date with 13 guys, including Jef, Chris, John and Alessandro. They did a charity show with The Muppets to benefit The Ricky Hendrick Centers for Intensive Care at the Levine Children’s Hospital. Charlie admitted to Emily he didn’t think he could do a sketch because he had a speech issue as a result of an accident. Emily understood and they agreed he could dance instead.

During the performance, Emily almost landed a kiss on Kermit but Miss Piggy interrupted them. Emily later invited her daughter Ricki onto the stage and they sang “Rainbow Connection” together. They managed to raise $20,000 from the event.

After the charity show, Emily got to talk with the guys. Kalon interrupted when Emily was dancing with Stevie, before Aaron interrupted Stevie and Emily. Kalon complained to the other guys and he started arguing with Stevie. When it’s time to give the date rose, Emily picked Jef.

For the second one-on-one date, Emily and Joe jetted off to the Greenbriar Resort in West Virginia, which was very “close” to Emily’s heart. They had a dinner and started talking about what they wanted in life, but Emily still didn’t feel a connection with him. She cried when telling Joe that she didn’t feel she and Ricki fit in his life. Joe realized he had to walk out of the show.

Back at the mansion, the guys were shocked that Joe was not returning. Trying to get close to Emily, Ryan wrote a long poem for Emily. Tony had to wait for a quite long time before he got his turn to spend some time with Emily.

At the rose ceremony, Emily gave the roses to Kalon, Arie, Michael, Nate, Sean, Chris, Doug, Travis, Tony, John, Alessandro, Charlie, Alejnadro and Stevie. Meanwhile, Aaron and Kyle were sent home.

‘The Vampire Diaries’ star Ian Somerhalder admits he was ‘devastated’ by Elena’s choice

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When it comes to “The Vampire Diaries,” we tend to remain pretty neutral in terms of the Damon vs. Stefan debate. However, when Elena chose Stefan in the Season 3 finale, we we have to admit, we were very surprised — and we empathized with the Damon/Elena fans who had been waiting years for a little victory.

If you were bummed about Elena’s decision, you are not alone, Delena ‘shippers. Your fearless leader, a certain Ian Somerhalder, shared your heartbreak. We caught up with him last week in NYC, and when we asked him if he was shocked by the finale script, he said that wasn’t exactly the right word.

“Is shock and devastation the same?” he teased. “I think it was a mix of shock and devastation. Actually, you know what it is? It’s just a good challenge.” Uh-oh. If Ian is taking Elena’s rejection as a cue to increase the tension and heat between these two characters, we may be in for a very steamy season.

Though Ian is still Team Delena all the way, Damon will do his best to accept Elena’s choice and move on. “Here’s the good thing: he’s not pining for her, he’s not pining for Katherine, so maybe we’ll get some of that Season 1 Damon back,” he says. We always love a little return to that Season 1 swagger.

Off-screen, Ian is spending his summer touring the world and visiting fans on various continents — he’s in the Philippines right now — but he’s also tapped in to his Ian Somerhalder Foundation team as they take steps toward opening the ISF Animal Sanctuary, a safe place for animals in Louisiana. What makes Ian’s vision unique, though, is that it wouldn’t only be a home for animals, but a retreat for kids and teens who could use some guidance and new direction in their lives.

“At the end of June I’m acquiring a couple hundred acres in Louisiana on the Bayou where I grew up,” he tells us. “We’re going to literally build this incredible animal sanctuary for all these ostracized and abandoned animals with behavioral issues. Now that this whole bullying thing has become so prevalent in our society, we’re going to start taking the bully aspect of the youth. We can bring them down to this sanctuary; we can teach them compassion with these other animals that also have behavioral issues, that have also been abandoned and have all these issues with life.”

Bullies and angry youths will be asked to help care for the mistreated animals, and through with connection and a little counseling, Ian and his ISF team hope to send these troubled kids home with a new perspective on the power of love and tolerance. Meanwhile, the animals who have never known a gentle touch will finally experience some mercy.

“We’ll literally watch them learn compassion together,” Ian explains. “I think it will be really, truly an amazing sight to see, building this really incredible youth education camp. It’s also going to double on the other side of the property as a completely green sustainable agriculture farm. It is going to be this utopia of progression, education, and sustainability, and if anything, just a little taste of what our world could be like.”

Game of Thrones – Season 2 – Nowhere to Hide Poster

Game of Thrones Season 2 : With the upcoming Battle of Blackwater in next week’s episode, HBO is amping up the promotional campaign for their series. Here’s an episode specific poster from HBO.

Watch Degrassi Season 11 Episode 45 (11X45)‘In The Cold, Cold Night’ Online

If you have grown too old to remember your childhood, let me tickle your dormant memories a little bit to remind you of those oh-so-fantabulous endings to an academic session. Those were the occasions, when the small-sized us used to be so relieved after having undergone the stick attacks of our teachers on non-compliance of their strict instructions to complete the homework, and also, those most-petrifying annual exams.
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After bearing so much over a semester, quiet naturally we expected it to end fantastically. And if the classroom lessons weathered children of the Degrassi Community School are expecting the same, they are not laying an unreasonable demand. After all; they do deserve to enjoy a few sighs of relief in the Degrassi season 11 episode 45 titled, ‘In The Cold, Cold Night’ Part 2.
Unthankfully, absolutely contrary to their expectations, the semester ending will become prickly for many. Who will sow the seeds of disharmony is yet to be revealed.
Moreover, I have just come to know that a dejected Fiona will give a strong thought to vacating Degrassi. To add to the dramatic environment, Clare will be chased by a time that had elapsed long back.

‘Breaking Bad’ Final Season Gets Premiere Date

The fifth and final season of “Breaking Bad” is indeed going to be split into two parts. AMC has officially announced that the last chapter of the crime drama series will start Sunday, July 15 at 10/9c with eight new episodes, and end with eight more episodes in summer 2013.
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Expressing his excitement at the show’s return, comedian Aziz Ansari took to Twitter to write, “BREAKING BAD IS BACK JULY 15TH! F**K YES.” Sharing the sentiment, fellow fan John Legend retweeted the “30 Minutes or Less” star’s post.

Also on July 15, AMC will launch its new reality series “Small Town Security” right after “Breaking Bad”, at 11/10c to be exact. Later this summer, “Hell on Wheels” will return with its sophomore season on Sunday, August 12 at 9/8c.

Little is known about the upcoming season of “Breaking Bad”, but Bryan Cranston said in April, “We pick up right where we left off. We’re cleaning up the pieces from last season’s huge ordeal where Gus Fring was forced to meet his maker. It’s not as easy as Walter thought.”

He went on dishing, “And as we’ve discovered over the years, you don’t really know who Walter White is. I’m still discovering who he is and I’m trying to allow myself to be open to him going darker and darker. There’s physical danger to himself and his family, plus there’s the emotional danger due to his anger and hubris. It’s about the evil that men do and where that takes him.”

ER: Clooney doesn’t want to be? ER Episodes Online

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Well, the moment I will unveil this concealed opinion of ER episodes star George Clooney, you will be stunned!
The star, who enthralled everyone with his mesmerizing performance in the medical drama series of NBC, has recently come out with a secret long held with him.
I like the way you leave all your hustle-bustle behind, and pay you entire attention to each of the words written by me!
I will surely live up to your expectations, and you would certainly not find me making a mountain out of a molehill.
Well, does anyone of you have an idea about why the actor doesn’t want to get married yet again?
Perhaps the 50-year-old actor has clinched to the passion for his career so much that he doesn’t really seem to bother about other social affairs.
Not only this, but our talented star also don’t want to be a father anyway.
That wasn’t expected of course!
Now, if you are wondering about the reason, then let me tell you that for George, his ultimate priority is his career, and not any other thing.
He believes that if he ever becomes a father, he would not be able to commit himself to his kids, and therefore he doesn’t want to deprive his children of fatherly love.
I don’t know whether to appreciate his stance, or feel pity for him.
There is no second thought in admitting the fact that the actor has committed himself to his profession, and therefore has earned a name for himelf, but do you think that putting his own personal life at stake for a professional career is a right act?
I surely don’t want to impose my opinion, but of course we can have exchange of thoughts over this, at least!
Well, at last I would only want to say, May George rises as much in her personal domain as he did in the professional sphere.

Sanctuary – Cancelled - Click Here to Watch Sanctuary Full Episodes Online in HD for Free

Syfy confirmed it will not be bringing action series Sanctuary back for a fifth season.

The move was not a surprise, in that the show, starring Amanda Tapping (pictured, as her character, Helen Magnus) and executive produced by her, Damian Kindler and Martin Wood, was not part of the network’s recently announced upfront slate for 2012-13. Tapping recently told the blog Gateworld that the producers had released the show’s studio space in Vancouver because of the delay in ordering a new season, and that the show would not have been ready to return this fall even if Syfy had renewed it.

In a statement, Mark Stern, President, Syfy Original Content and Co-Head, Universal Cable Productions, said: “We’re honored to have been part of this incredible series. In addition to garnering unmatched devotion by fans worldwide, Sanctuary was a bona fide trailblazer, setting new standards with its highly innovative production techniques — including pioneering green screen and RED camera technology — and Emmy-nominated visual effects. It’s been an amazing ride and we look forward to our next project with Amanda Tapping, Martin Wood and Damian Kindler.”

In the statement, Kindler, Tapping and Wood said: “We couldn’t be prouder of the four seasons we made on Sanctuary. We are very grateful for the opportunity and must acknowledge the wonderful work from our cast and crew, the support from our studio, the Beedie Group — who have been with us right from the start, the networks who worked so hard with us each week, and most of all the fans…we owe so much to the fans.

House M.D. Makes Big Sacrifice in Series Finale

After eight seasons, “House M.D.” took the final bow on Monday, May 21 with a dramatic finale. Facing the potential of spending his time in jail while his best pal Wilson is dying, the titular character contemplated a suicide in a burning building in the episode titled “Everybody Dies”.
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While the building was set ablaze, House had visions of the deceased characters, Kutner (Kal Penn) and Amber (Anne Dudek), his ex-girlfriend Stacy (Sela Ward) as well as Cameron (Jennifer Morrison). After some conversations with the people in his imagination, the doctor decided not to commit suicide.

As Wilson and Foreman, who had been looking for House since early in the episode, found the burning building, it exploded in flames. Viewers were then led to believe that House died in the building. His former and present colleagues, from Masters (Amber Tamblyn) to Thirteen (Olivia Wilde), attended a funeral for him.

Wilson delivered his eulogy, but he was interrupted by a text message that read, “SHUT UP YOU IDIOT.” Wilson then learned House was still alive and that he faked his own death by switching dental records with a dead man. Wilson told him that he could face tremendous jail time and could lose his practice license for good, but the eccentric doctor simply responded, “I’m dead, Wilson. How do you want to spend your last five months?”

The scene then switched to capture other characters. Chase took over the diagnostic department, Taub played a father to his kids, and Cameron had her own baby. Back to the best buddies, they were seen riding on motorcycles into the sunset in the final scene set to 1949′s song “Enjoy Yourself (It’s Later Than You Think)”.

Fans’ reactions to the finale vary, with one tweep named Claire commenting, “As much as I hated last year’s finale, I loved the #House series finale. Great way to end a series.” Evan Rougemont wrote, “I don’t think it could have ended any better. A perfect note,” but another Twitter user named Madhu ‘MadMan’ Menon said, “Somewhat lame series finale of House. But it’s about time the show ended.”

Erin Andrews dating Chace Crawford of ‘Gossip Girl’?

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Is Erin Andrews, a popular ESPN reporter and former “Dancing With The Stars” finalist, dating “Gossip Girl” star Chace Crawford?

Us Weekly magazine says Andrews, 34, and the 26-year-old actor have had “a couple” of dates and have been “spotted out and about at events and cozy dinners” in New York City, where the CW series is filmed. Reps for both celebrities had no immediate comment.

The two participated in satellite provider DIRECTV’s annual Celebrity Beach Bowl game in February, along with stars such as Candice Accola and Nina Dobrev, who star in the drama series “The Vampire Diaries,” which also airs on the CW. Photos of the actresses with Crawford and Andrews at the event on their Facebook pages.

Other celebrities who took part in the game were rapper Snoop Dogg, soccer star Hope Solo and actor David Arquette. The latter two stars have competed on the ABC reality show “Dancing With The Stars.” Andrews placed third on the series in 2010 with partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy.

Crawford plays New York socialite Nate Archibald on “Gossip Girl.” The show’s season 5 finale aired last week. The series has been renewed for a sixth, shortened season. Crawford also stars in the romantic comedy movie “What To Expect When You’re Expecting,” which was released on May 18. Both he and Andrews, who does not appear in the film, attended the premiere in New York City earlier this month but were not photographed together. Crawford brought his mother, Dana, to the Los Angeles premiere.

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Burn Notice Star Gabrielle Anwar Shows Off Her Hot Bikini Bod In Miami!

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She may not be a household name, but a perfectly sculpted body in a rather petite bikini can only be a good thing to ease people into their Monday morning back at work.

And with Gabrielle Anwar’s incredibly toned body slipping into a tangerine two-piece, she may find herself with an increasing fan club.

The Burn Notice actress was seen taking a dip on Miami Beach as she played in the surf.

However, just below the spaghetti strap of her top, her ribs appeared to be visible, a warning sign that she doesn’t need to engage in any fad diets.

The 42-year-old brunette was also seen fiddling with her long locks, as she tied them back for an energetic run along the shoreline – an indication of how she keeps so trim.

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The flirtatious star was also seen straddling boyfriend Shareef Malnik, the owner of the Forge restaurant in Miami Beach, who she has been dating since April 2010.

While Gabrielle first ventured onto the screen a quarter of a century ago, she is perhaps best known as dancing the tango with Al Pacino in Scent of a Woman, her current role as Fiona Glenanne on the USA Network and in the UK as Margaret Tudor on The Tudors.

This month, Burn Notice fans were invited to vote online for their favourite clip from the show in order to choose a new title sequence for the sixth season starting in June.

Show creator Matt Nix revealed: ‘It started when we realized that there are two changes we need to make this year. One is adding the character of Jesse (Coby Bell) to the saga cell and also updating the status of Michael (Jeffrey Donovan) and Fiona’s (Gabrielle) relationship.’

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’30 Rock’ Star Katrina Bowden on the Sex and Splatter Comedy of ‘Piranha 3DD’

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I have interview — in which the 30 Rock star discusses a more immediate movie release, Piranha 3DD (due in theaters and on VOD on June 1st). After the jump, find out what Bowden had to say about shooting the film’s most hilarious scene, in which a Piranha, er, exits” her character’s body, to her boyfriend’s horror, during a rather intimate moment between the two.
AfterTucker and Dale vs. Evil, Piranha 3DD is the second horror comedy in which you’ve appeared. Do you prefer horror comedy to straight-up horror?
Yeah, I guess. Because I love comedy. I like it when it’s done well. It’s hard to do it well, but when it’s done well, it’s really entertaining. And straight-up horror… I’ve always been kind of afraid of horror movies. Actually really afraid of horror movies. I’ll see one and then I’ll think about it for years and years and be so afraid of it. I’ve never been very good at watching them. But the comedy-horror genre is a little bit easier for me to handle.
What’s the most frightening horror film you’ve seen?
The list of them that I’ve seen is not very impressive. [Laughs.] Every time I tell anybody about the ones that really freaked me out it always gets kind of a weird reaction. But the last one that I saw was Amityville Horror. I had my eyes closed for half the movie. That one freaked me out. Then I saw this movie called Darkness Falls. It was about a tooth fairy that kills people. That one freaked me out for a long time. [Laughs.] But I haven’t really seen many. I could say The Silence of the Lambs, but that’s more freaky than straight-up horror.
In Piranha 3DD, you have what will probably be the film’s most talked about scene; and certainly its most outrageous gag. Can you talk about that?
That scene was kind of crazy. It was one of those scenes that I read in a script and thought, “How are we going to shoot this scene? This is insane. What have I gotten myself into?” But it’s probably one of the most memorable parts of the movie. There were a lot of prosthetics involved, a little bit of CGI.
There must have been a lot of laughter while you were shooting that.
For me personally, I was extremely uncomfortable the entire time. [Laughs.] I get very uncomfortable doing any kind of love or romantic scenes. But especially this one. Everything we had to do in it… I had to have a seizure and have all this gross stuff come out of my mouth. There was blood squirting up at me… It was not my particular idea of fun. [Laughs.] But I think it turned out really, really well, and it’s definitely pretty shocking and kind of crazy. But I was trying to keep a straight face. Because the actor who plays my boyfriend in the movie, he has to wear this weird prosthetic and he felt uncomfortable too. So I think it was just this giant uncomfortable moment until that scene was finished.
 What really came out of your mouth?
That was Alka-Seltzer and some food coloring. It was basically Alka-Seltzer that was activated with a couple of drops of water that I had to keep in my mouth. I don’t know what they did to it, or maybe this is just how Alka-Seltzer works, but it foams up so much, so quickly that you can’t really control it. [Laughs.] It was pretty gross. I just lay there with it drying all over my face. Then the scene where I had to throw up at the camera? That was pretty gross too. I guess I had a lot of gross things-coming-out-of-my-mouth moments. [Laughs.]
Before you throw up, you utter the funniest line in the movie. Because you quite clearly, rationally, truthfully summarize the insane events that have just occurred.
When I saw a screening of the movie, that was the general reaction of people in the audience. [Laughs.] They were just shocked, yet found it absolutely hysterical. When we were about to shoot it, I was wondering how I should deliver [the line]. Should I be frantic or upset? I didn’t know if it would be funny or if it would sound too serious. But I think the tone of the movie is such that everything is played realistically; it just ends up coming off really funny and silly. That makes it better I think. So yeah, that was a line where I was like, “Is this going to be really dramatic or ridiculous?” I think it came out exactly as I was hoping it would.
Piranha 3DD was kind of exhausting. We shot that scene in the lake for the entire night. I think I was in the water for almost ten hours straight. I got out once in a while, but it was kind of hard to get out, because it got so cold if you got out that it was just easier to stay in the water. By the end of that night, we wrapped at like six in the morning, and I didn’t really know what was going on – what day it was. It was a pretty tough night. But that’s kind of the fun part of the job too.
Besides Nurse 3D, what’s next for you?
 Right now I’m kind of taking a little bit of a break. We just finished a season of 30 Rock, and I’ve been promoting the movies I did last summer. And I got a new dog, so I’m taking care of him. I don’t know what else is up for me in the summer yet, but I think I have a little bit of time to figure that out.
It was just announced that next season will be the last season of 30 Rock. Is there anything you haven’t had a chance to do yet with your character that you’d like to do before the show ends its run?
There’s nothing really specific that I think needs to be done. I guess what I really want for next season is that I hope they give every character a proper ending. You know what I mean? Make sure to tie everybody into the final ending. I think that’s gonna be important. Because it’s such an ensemble cast and it’s hard to [include everyone] sometimes, but we’ve all been together for six years now. So they really need to find a good way to wrap it up and make the fans happy, even though it’s ending. So that’s what I really hope for next season.
One last question – what’s your greatest fear?
My God, I have so many. It’s hard to choose. It’s such a hard question… My greatest fear, if I had to put myself in a scary horror-movie situation, is to be alone on a street and find out that someone’s following me. Something like that… Or if I woke up and found someone’s in my room and about to kill me. Or in the closet. I’m always afraid of someone hiding in the closet… That’s three of them. I’m sorry – I gave you too many.
Not at all. It’s nice to a have an assortment. And they’re all entirely understandable. [Laughs.]
Yeah. [Laughs.]
Thank you so much for your time, Katrina.
Thank you very much!