LOYAL STUDIOS PRODUCES SEQUENCES FOR LEGENDARY PICTURES’ “PACIFIC RIM”

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Legendary Pictures
“Pacific Rim” is scheduled
for release summer 2013

(Burbank, CA) : Legendary Pictures summer blockbuster, Pacific Rim, will tell the story of humanity fighting against an alien attack that threatens Earth’s existence.  “Giant robots piloted by Humans are deployed to fight off the menace.” – (IMDB)

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Behind the scenes with the spacesuits from “Pacific Rim”

It is an epic production that utilizes hundreds of visual effects shots in order to create the giant monsters and environments in the story.  Warner Brothers and Legendary called on Bob Bekian’s high tech Digital HD studios in Burbank to provide the production elements for several sequences. The shots called for the use of Bekian’s pre-lit green screens with specialized lighting and monitoring in order to do pre-visualization of how the sequence will look after post production.

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Loyal Studios HD Engineer Hector Luken with Guillermo Del Toro at the Burbank
High-Tech Facility

“We have designed our facilities to use the latest technology in order to produce incredible images that tell compelling stories,” Bekian said.  The sequences shot at Loyal Studios employ the ARRI Alexa camera system.  The studio’s integrated control room that feeds the HD files into an array of technology does everything from immediately replacing the green screen background with various sample digital “plates,” to uploading the files to off-site Producers via a high speed internet connection.

Guillermo del Toro directed the sequences, including one with renowned NFL quarterback, Terry Bradshaw. “We love working with Legendary Pictures and especially Guillermo Del Toro,” Bekian adds.  “He is a visionary director, and Legendary Pictures continues to produce incredible films that continually push the industry’s bar of excellence.”

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Songs offer messages of hope at Sandy benefit show

Steven Tyler, Jimmy Fallon, Mark Rivera, and Bruce Springsteen, perform during "Hurricane Sandy: Coming Together" in New York

Steven Tyler, Jimmy Fallon, Mark Rivera, and Bruce Springsteen, perform during “Hurricane Sandy: Coming Together” in New York

From “Livin’ on a Prayer” to “The Living Proof,” every song Friday at NBC’s benefit concert for superstorm Sandy victims became a message song.

New Jersey’s Jon Bon Jovi gave extra meaning to “Who Says You Can’t Go Home.” Billy Joel worked in a reference to Staten Island, the decimated New York City borough. The hourlong event, hosted by Matt Lauer, was heavy on stars and lyrics identified with New Jersey and the New York metropolitan area, which took the brunt of this week’s deadly storm. The telethon was a mix of music, storm footage and calls for donations from Jon Stewart, Tina Fey, Whoopi Goldberg and others.

The mood was somber but hopeful, from Christina Aguilera‘s “Beautiful” to Bon Jovi’s “Livin’ on a Prayer” and a tearful Mary J. Blige‘s “The Living Proof,” her ballad of resilience with the timely declaration that “the worst is over/I can start living now.” Joel rocked out with “Miami 2017 (Seen the Lights Go Out on Broadway),” a song born from crisis, New York City’s near bankruptcy in the 1970s, while Jimmy Fallon endured a faulty microphone and gamely led an all-star performance of the Drifters’ “Under the Boardwalk” that featured Joel, Bruce Springsteen and Steven Tyler. The Aerosmith frontman then sat behind a piano and gave his all on a strained but deeply emotional “Dream On.” Sting was equally passionate during an acoustic, muscular version of The Police hit “Message In a Bottle” and its promise to “send an SOS to the world.”

The show ended, as it only could, with Springsteen and the E Street Band, tearing into “Land Of Hope and Dreams.”

“God bless New York,” Springsteen, New Jersey’s ageless native son, said in conclusion. “God bless the Jersey shore.”

The stable of NBC Universal networks, including USA, CNBC, MSNBC, E! Entertainment, The Weather Channel and Bravo, aired the concert live from the NBC studios in Rockefeller Center in midtown Manhattan, several blocks north of where the city went days without power. Millions of people for whom the benefit was organized couldn’t watch the event because they had no electricity.

NBC Universal invited other networks to televise the event, but not everyone signed on.

That might have something to do with network rivalries.

In the wake of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, the networks organized a benefit together behind the scenes and it was televised on more than 30 networks simultaneously, including all the big broadcasters.

After Hurricane Katrina, NBC televised its own benefit before the other broadcasters, one that became best known for Kanye West’s off-script declaration that “George Bush doesn’t care about black people.” The other broadcasters cooperated on their own telethon a week later, and NBC televised that one, too.

Also this year, NBC organized and scheduled a telethon and gave others the chance to air it.

Others declined to televise Friday’s telethon, even though ABC parent Walt Disney Co. said it would donate $2 million to the American Red Cross and various ABC shows will promote a “Day of Giving” on Monday. The CBS Corp., Viacom Inc., parent of “Jersey Shore” network MTV, Fox network owner News Corp. also announced big donations to the Red Cross.

SOURCE: Yahoo! News

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Khloé Kardashian Odom Admits to “a Little Nip Action” During X Factor Debut

Khloe Kardashian on The X-Factor

Khloe Kardashian on The X-Factor

The talent, the judges and the brand-new hosts weren’t the only thing The X Factor viewers were buzzing about after tonight’s show.

“I think the air conditioning is on high tonight looking at Khloé,” Simon Cowell tweeted midshow, a sentiment he actually echoed out loud in telling Khloé Kardashian Odom, in herX Factor debut, that she looked absolutely lovely tonight.

But because not everyone is as hilarious as Simon, a lot of fans didn’t understand, prompting a cheerful explanation from Khloé herself.

Bring yourself up to speed with our recap of tonight’s X Factor

“I think I had a little nip action earlier LOL ‘@WeLoveKhloeKO: i dont get the air conditioning joke…” the rarely shy E! star tweeted after the show, the first live episode of the season.

Sure enough, Khloé’s figure-accentuating blouse, depending on how the light was hitting her, tended to be a bit see-through.

But do you think that bothered her one bit?

“Already half way into the show – and I must say I LOVE LOVE LOVE my new job!!!” she tweeted midway through, right around the time Simon was busy being clever.

And after the show was over, Khloé had places to be.

“Thank you guys so much for tuning in to The X Factor tonight!!! Now I’m rushing to Staples for the Clipper game!!!!” she wrote as she dashed off to watch hubby Lamar Odom make his regular-season debut with the Clippers (since he first debuted with them in 1999, that is).

And the Clippers won tonight, 101-92 over Memphis, so… it was a great night of firsts all around!

SOURCE: E! Online

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Disney Not Stopping at Star Wars 7: 3 Films and More Coming!

 

George Lucas in works with Disney for more Star Wars films

George Lucas in works with Disney for more Star Wars films

George Lucas’ original vision is going to become a reality.

After initially offering up the promise of a seventh Star Wars film in 2015, Disney—which bought Lucasfilm for $4.05 billion this week—revealed today that Episode 78 and 9 are in the works.

The Mouse House is planning on releasing the ensuing sequels every two to three years, Disney chief exec Robert Iger said in a conference call with reporters.

Back when Lucas was announcing plans for Star Wars: Episode 1—The Phantom Menace back in the 1990s (those high expectations we harbored were so long ago), he indicated that he envisioned both three prequels and three sequels to kick off and cap off his seminal trilogy.

And now, Disney is looking to make it happen.

The mega-brand is also interested in developing new Star Wars properties for its theme parks (what, improve on Star Tours?!) and Disney XD network.

“We love the fact that this will take its place in our live-action strategy as a known and loved brand,” Iger said. “We really like Star Wars potential on TV, and Disney XD would be a great home for that.”

But while Lucas characterized the Disney buyout as a changing of the guard, veteran producer and current Lucasfilm cochair Kathleen Kennedy isn’t moving to a galaxy far, far away—she’ll remain as president under Walt Disney Studios chairman Alan Horn and executive-produce the coming Star Wars films.

And, of course, Lucas created the whole universe, so…his name won’t be forgotten.

SOURCE: E! Online

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Tom Cruise, Suri Cruise: ‘Mission Impossible’ Actor Sues Life & Style, In Touch For $50 Million

Tom Cruise holds his daughter Suri

Tom Cruise holds his daughter Suri

The message is pretty clear: Don’t mess with Tom Cruise. The “Mission Impossible” actor has filed a $50 million lawsuit against Life & Style and In Touch magazines for claiming that Cruise had abandoned his daughter, Suri, 6.

Both magazines, which are owned by Bauer Publishing, ran similar headlines in the months following Cruise’s June divorce from his estranged wife, Katie Holmes. The Life & Style story in question ran in July and alleged “Suri in Tears: Abandoned by Her Dad.” Meanwhile, In Touch magazine ran a cover story on Oct. 1 that pictured a sad-looking Suri with a similar headline, “Abandoned by Daddy.”

Cruise’s lawyer Bert Fields confirmed that Cruise, 50, made the action against Bauer Publishing on Wednesday at the U.S. District Court in Los Angeles, saying that the tabloids’ claims were “a disgusting, vicious lie.”

TMZ has Fields’ statement in full:

“Tom is a caring father who dearly loves Suri. She’s a vital part of his life and always will be. To say he has ‘abandoned’ her is a vicious lie. To say it in lurid headlines with a tearful picture of Suri is reprehensible.Tom doesn’t go around suing people. He’s not a litigious guy. But when these sleaze peddlers try to make money with disgusting lies about his relationship with his child, you bet he’s going to sue.”

These serial defamers are foreign owned companies with their global headquarters in Hamburg. They take money from unsuspecting Americans by selling their malicious garbage. Having to pay a libel judgment may slow them down.”

 

This isn’t the first time that Cruise has sued a publication. The actor has also sued the Daily Express, National Enquirer and Vanity Fair in the past.

 

SOURCE: The Huffington Post

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Taylor Swift Feels Pressured “Not to Make a Mistake”

 

Taylor Swift on Good Morning America

Taylor Swift on Good Morning America

Taylor Swift takes cute and twee to a new level.

Monday morning on Good Morning America, the 22-year-old country-pop star chatted with George Stephanopoulos about the release of her new album, Red. She was quite forthcoming about the struggles of life in the spotlight—but she got a little shy when the conversation got close to the subject of boyfriend Conor Kennedy.

“If you were to write a story about your love life right now—happy song? Sad song?” Stephanopoulos asked.

“I don’t really talk about my love life,” Swift answered with a smile. “I kind of sing about it a lot—because I really think that it sounds more, more poetic and romantic with music behind it.”

“My fans know that I’m gonna give them the real version of what happened to me in my music,” she said. “And they know what they read on gossip sites may or may not be true. And they can kind of tell if it’s true or not because they know me.”

Taylor admitted that there “is sort of a pressure not to make a mistake…And I’m at an age where you’re supposed to be, like, learning lessons and all that and making mistakes and it’s OK,” she said. “But it’s…I really have to minimize the mistakes that I make because it’s important that I…I have these people that count on me.”

In the GMA hot seat, Taylor revealed a slew of fun facts about herself.

Her first celebrity crush? “Taylor Hanson,” she answered quickly.

Favorite shows? “CSILaw & Order, Grey’s Anatomy, Girls, The Mindy Project,” she said. “I watch so much TV. You have no idea.”

Hidden talent? “Antique shopping and putting together my friends’ apartments when they’re not there.”

When asked about her favorite comfort foods, Taylor said, “Cinnamon Toast Crunch and Pop-Tarts.”

Impressively, Stephanopoulos remembered that Robert Pattinson also counts Cinnamon Toast Crunch as hisfavorite comfort food. “Wow!” Taylor gushed. “This is exciting news!”

And when asked what brings a smile to her face, Taylor had a ready answer. “Oh my god, so much,” she said. “Mostly, uh, like cats. Mostly cats.”

With a cat like Meredith, we can’t blame her one bit.

SOURCE: E! Online

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Adele’s Baby Boy: Singer Welcomes Son With Simon Konecki

Adele at the 2012 Grammys

Adele at the 2012 Grammys

Adele better get ready to start humming some lullabies, because the British soul singer is officially a mom. She and beau Simon Konecki welcomed a baby boy, People reports.

A family source confirmed the news, saying, “We are all over the moon.”

The new addition to their family joins Konecki’s young daughter from his first marriage.

Adele, 24, remained relatively quiet when it came to her pregnancy, but she did announce on her blog that she and Konecki, 38, were expecting their first child together.

“Im delighted to announce that Simon and I are expecting our first child together,” she wrote on June 29. “I wanted you to hear the news direct from me, obviously we’re over the moon and very excited but please respect our privacy at this precious time.”

Shortly after the news of Adele’s pregnancy broke, came rumors that she was further along in her pregnancy than everyone thought, with reports suggesting she was due in September.

In August, a photo of a very pregnant Adele landed on the cover of Life & Style Weekly, practically confirming that the singer was getting closer to her due date. Another rumor popped up that she and Konecki had secretly tied the knot. However, Adele was quick to shoot down any nuptial news.

“I’m not married…Zzzzzzz,” she tweeted on August 30.

Perhaps marriage isn’t too far away for Adele and Konecki, who have been dating since summer 2011, but right now it seems they are focused on their new bundle of joy. Congrats to the happy couple!

SOURCE: The Huffington Post

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Dusty Springfield Drama Set to Premiere at the L.A. Shorts Film Festival

Set in 1970, “The Soul of Blue Eye” tells the story of Dusty Springfield’s decision to record her Platinum selling hit Son of a Preacher Man for Atlantic Records, and the struggles she had as a white gay woman singing black soul music during the tumultuous 1960’s. Besides having a hit show, “It Must Be Dusty” in […]

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