The ever-dorky and beautiful Karen Gillan was recently interviewed by Collider where the former Doctor Who companion revealed all that gorgeous red hair of hers, once shaved for the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy, was made into a wig and is now property of “the Star Wars people!”
COLLIDER: Was it just very liberating to shave your head, or did you have any moments of tears while they were doing it?
GILLAN: No, I was laughing hysterically. It really hit me when I woke up the next morning. That’s when I was like, “Oh, my god, where’s my hair?!” But also, everyone kept me in good spirit. Everyone was laughing and telling jokes. Marvel are the best company to work for, they really are. They treat you really well. They made my hair into the most incredible well-made wig and they gave it to the Star Wars people. It’s just so funny to think that my hair is made into a wig, next to all these Star Wars monster heads in a warehouse. I thought that was really funny.
Admit it, if you’re a fan of hers, you’re totally going to be keeping an eye out for red hair/wigs, aren’t you? Lord knows I am!
Remember Matt Smith’s first episode as the Doctor (aka Doctor Who, s05e01; “The Eleventh Hour”)? There was a guy who the Doctor referred to as “the pretty one” after telling Amy he needed a laptop, providing a deliciously awkward moment with her then-boyfriend, Rory.
Well, it would appear “Jeff” is also on the BBC/Syfy series, Merlin. And the actor’s name is Tom Hopper.
And after just wanting to know his name, this is what google surprised me with after finding out:
On yesterday morning’s Good Morning America, “DwtS” hosts Tom Bergeron and Brooke Burke-Charvet announced the season fourteen (!) cast of the weekly ballroom dancing hit. Previous casts have continuously proved to be a bit of a let-down and a “who’s that” of Hollywood but it’s changed as of late though.
Last season saw the inclusion of Chaz Bono, Ron Artest (don’t get on my case about this, gays and sports fans!), Ricki Lake, David Arquette and the big-bootied yet intolerable Rob Kardashian. Or even the inclusion of Kirstie Alley the season before. Yesterday, however, was the first time I actually did a double-take and felt like Tom Hardy had slapped me across the face with his wiener (that’s how great the surprise was, to me anyway).
Among the cast announced (though not present for the reveal) was “Mexico’s Brad Pitt,” Cuban-American actor/model, William Levy! I truly flipped my shit, I’ll be honest. The actor is the very definition of hot and just imagining him dance around with those intense hazel-green eyes, that silky voice (and I hope he has an accent!) in those tight pants they always make the men wear — Mmmm! I can’t…I have no words.
So, to celebrate Levy joining the DwtS cast, here’s a picture gallery from his days modeling for N2N before he became a big actor in Mexico (and appearing in that recent Jennifer Lopez video which put him on the DwtS map)! Which includes a series of thongs, jocks, speedos, boxer briefs and…oh, did I forget to mention most are sheer from the front? And let me tell you, he DOES NOT disappoint, despite being quite flaccid!
I happen to listen to Passion Pit on a semi-regular basis, and so I was pleased to come across this post on [EDIT: now-defunct] Is Anyone Up featuring the bassist, Jeff Apruzzese. He’s a pleasantly average-looking man, with an above-average cock.
Jeff Apruzzese from Passssion Piiittt | Is Anyone Up.
So, as I was watching the entertaining train wreck that was Charlie Sheen’s inaugural UStream feed “Sheen’s Korner” earlier, I noticed one of the members of Sheen’s posse (and also apparently the sound effects guy) was Simon Rex, AKA Dirt Nasty, AKA the MTV VJ who jacked off for a gay porn compilation video. Now, I wouldn’t go near his ween these days, but I remember when I was in either middle or high school and realizing that he was quasi-famous, and he was naked on the internet. Thus, I’ve spilled a few loads to this fella.
I couldn’t let that little fact go without some sort of shout out, so here are a few pieces of some of Simon Rex’s #winning history.
Evolution of a reformed porn performer:
One of his Dirt Nasty songs, which I have to say, isn’t the worst thing to have ever been produced:
And now the part you can beat off to, the wanking vids:
Charlie Sheen is going live tonight on UStream at 10 PM EST, and I would not be #winning if I didn’t share it with you. I mean, the highest paid actor on television today is doing a live internet broadcast and he has no publicist. ANYTHING GOES.
Since it’s still Monday, I’ll do a #musicmonday post by showing you the director’s cut of Mika’s lead single from his most recent album, We Are Golden. It features a lot of gratuitous shots of a boxer-clad Mika hip thrusting his life away. I can dig it.
I’d heard some hype surrounding the new SyFy series Being Human so I decided to add it to my DVR queue. It’s a remake of a fan-favorite British series (which so much of American television is these days) so I figured I had to give it a shot. Especially since Sam Huntington was starring as a werewolf. As a kid, Huntington was one of my first crushes (or at the very least, one of the first guys to become masturbation fodder) due largely in part to his role as a loin-clothed teen in that Tim Allen vehicle known as Jungle 2 Jungle. Given his usually plucky approach to his roles, I figured he would make a rather entertaining Werewolf. Also, he starred as Jimmy Olsen (a perfect fit) in Bryan Singer’s Superman Returns, lending to his nerd-cred.
With three episodes already recorded, yesterday I decided it was time to actually begin the damn thing before the list got so daunting that I ended up avoiding it altogether. As the first episode began, I realized I’d seen the vampire from somewhere else. I’d spent a lot of time looking at that face from some program, but what was it? I kept thinking of movies and television shows I knew him from, but came up with absolutely nothing. (He was on many episodes of Smallville and Battlestar, but I’ve never watched full episodes of either of those shows. Sue me.) I begin to think maybe his dimpled chin and lower lip were so unique to his look that I’d simply catalogued a one-time appearance from a favorite show and simply thought he was more recognizable than he truly was. Finally, I had to search it. That’s when a pretty awesome revelation hit me; I recognized his face from a video game!
Sam Witwer in addition to being an actor aslo spent a fair amount of time as a stunt man. His dual nature in this regard led him to being the mo-cap model for the Star Wars: Force Unleashed primary character Starkiller/Galen Marek. This video-game specific story took place between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope. If you’re a Star Wars fan you’ll know that this was a big deal, because the story was developed with George Lucas’ blessing and guiding hand to establish the fact that Vader had indeed trained an apprentice. So involved with the game was Lucas that the story is regarded as canon to the Star Wars Universe.
The reason I find this so important is that despite his obvious success before Force Unleashed and Being Human, the fact that it was indeed a video game that I recognized the actor from leads me to believe that this sort of recognition and cross-media acting roles are going to become more commonplace in the future. Not only will established actors be lending their voices to games, but perhaps licensing their appearances not for the sake of novelty, but for the sake of storytelling. Now that the video game graphics technology has almost caught up with real life, I believe there might be a chance for an unknown actor to have a starring role in a video game and launch a career from it. And that is pretty cool.
Witwer is also currently lending his voice to the role of “The Son,” a mysterious ‘force wielder’ on Cartoon Network’s Star Wars: The Clone Wars series. (Which I happen to think are some of the best Star Wars stories told, mind you.)
Over at The Daily Beast, Jace Lacob has some rather good points about the controversy that MTV has stirred up in the wake of it’s remake of a rather great British series. Personally, regardless of the consequences, I’m glad that cable television is finally taking more risks. If MTV inadvertently desensitizes viewers into a more European attitude towards nudity, all in their quest for ratings and controversy, I say power to them.
On Monday night’s episode, we saw some bare ass towards the end of the hour. Hopefully there’ll be more of that. (And more cursing, too. I love cursing.) The clip and the link to the article can be found below.