Our small, Gleeful high college graduate (well, in TV land) is celebrating his 22nd birthday today!
And the only scenario we can picture for Chris Colfer's special day, is of him roaming the streets while bursting into song.
Oh, it's not just us?
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Although Colfer's Kurt Hummel has went on from McKinley High, it won't be the at the end we see of him on Glee (thank goodness).
However the actor has some other projects up his sleeve, like writing and starring in Struck by Lightning, a dark, irreverent coming-of-age comedy that premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival and includes Allison Janney, Dermot Mulroney, Polly Bergen, Christina Hendricks, Angela Kinsey, Sarah Hyland and Bridesmaids' Rebel Wilson.
"I hope this movie inspires inspiration," he said of the film, outside in theaters later this year.
Setting such a fantastic example at such a young age, we couldn't be prouder.
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Ben Zeitlin’s Beasts of the Southern Wild, a grand jury prize at the Sundance Film Festival, has become a winner at the Cannes Film Festival, where it screened as part of the Un Certain Regard sidebar.
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FIPRESCI, the International Federation of Film Critics, named the film, which Fox Searchlight is releasing stateside, best film in the sidebar, and it has also received an Ecumenical Jury mention.
The critics’ collection also handed outside awards to Sergei Loznitsa’s In the Fog, which played in the main Competition, and Rachad Djaidani’s Hold Back, which played the Directors’ Fortnight.
The Eucumenical Jury gave its award to Thomas Vinterberg’s The Hunt, which played in the Competition, while bestowing a special mention on Beasts.
We're sorry to affirm it, ladies, however: Phillip Phillips has a girlfriend. And he's head over heels for the unnamed brunette.
"She is so excited for me," the 21-year ancient told reporters in a conference call yesterday. "She supported me throughout all of this, and I like her to death."
Phillip added that his gal pal has helped him immensely through his kidney ailment - it came outside this week that Phillips underwent EIGHT surgeries during season 11 and is due for one in the near prospect - and if female voters outside there have a difficulty with his heart being taken, well...
... also terrible!
"If a girl [voted] for me since I'm cute, and then gets mad that I have a girlfriend, then she doesn't really like the music," he said. "I'm not some cute guy who is trying to be successful off that. I really desire the music to come first."
So, why did YOU ballot Phillip Phillips for American Idol winner?
Another packed week for geeks. Let's check outside the highlights...
1. DC, Marvel Tout Gay Storylines
Both DC Comics and Marvel Comics managed to grab headlines this week for being progressive (or also progressive, depending on your mark of view) with their upcoming storylines involving gay themes.
Marvel boasted that its Canadian mutant hero Northstar is proposing to his boyfriend (not a huge secret in the comics community) with a huge reveal on The View, no less. DC, consciously or not, managed to steal much of the thunder with its announcement that in June, a extended-age character would be reintroduced as gay.
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Forget the speculation as to who the person will be (Allan Scott, the original Green Lantern, has been fingered as the favorite), fans are debating distinct larger issues: Like, if the gay character was a villain, would that be seen as discriminatory?
At the same age, the conservative collection OneMillionsMoms is condemning both companies, claiming they "desire to indoctrinate impressionable young minds by placing these gay characters on pedestals in a positive blaze. These companies are heavily influencing our youth by using children's superheroes to desensitize and brainwash them in thinking that a gay lifestyle choice is normal and desirable."
The collection (membership numbers encircling 40 thousand, not a million, according to reports) also tried to organize a JC Penny boycott over Archie Comics' treatment of gay characters. However that failed, and the contemporary movement doesn't seem to be gaining any traction.
2. Go Joe…All the Path to 2013
In a shocking go, Paramount bumped the release date of G.I. Joe: Retaliation from June 29 to March 29, 2013. And it’s being converted to 3D.
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The studio pulled the trigger on the shift at the very at the end minute – five weeks outside is when you desire to commence ramping up your marketing campaign. The nine-month go fueled speculation the movie was in distress however our sources affirm Joe is fine—it's Paramount that needs aid. On the heels of The Dictator underperforming, the studio really wants a hit so the go is to add 3D and maximize every dollar it can get.
3. Hero Factory Getting a Movie
Universal is trying to bring Lego toy border Hero Factory to the huge-screen. The studio is still smarting from the disappointment of Battleship, another toy-turned-movie, however here’s where Hero Factory is different. And bigger.
Hero Factory can be a movie since it’s a toy that engages children (let’s face it, it’s mostly boys) with characters and conflicts. There's an entire galaxy of excellent guys and terrible guys a mythology behind their relations to one another.
However the one challenge for Universal is making these characters stand-outside, for audiences to root for them and relate to them. However that's a challenge facing the entire movie industry.
4. Chris Nolan in a Box
Just in age for The Dark Knight Rises, Warner House Video is putting all of Christopher Nolan’s major works in one Blu-ray collection.
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Memento, Insomnia, Inception, Batman Starts and The Dark Knight are in the compilation, which will hit shelves June 26. The only movie missing is Nolan’s very first feature, Following, which he made for $6,000.
The films’ original special features will be included, so no fresh extras, however it will come with a textbook with production stills and notes on the making of each one. And buyers get “movie cash” excellent for up to $8 off of one ticket for Dark Knight Rises between July 20 and August 5.
Following age I hope they comprehend some of his small films. Those I’d like to see.
5. A Extended Age ago…35 Years to be Exact
Star Wars opened May 25, 1977. That’s 35 years ago today. How will you celebrate the occasion?
In a term: Dizzzamn!
Kylie Minogue is 43 years ancient (and really turns 44 Monday) however you'd never know it based on the path she dances and dresses in her music video for "Timebomb."
It's been released as part of the celebration for this Australian's 25th year in the music business and, in it, Kylie dons what very hardly any human beings would really refer to as a "dress."
What do you reckon of Minogue in this outfit?
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Gaze for Minogue to perform "Timebomb" live on the British version of The Voice on May 27 and to comprehend it on her upcoming greatest hits album, due outside on June 19 in the U.S.
Watch the complete-length, HOT video below.
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"Men in Black 3"
Sony is looking to dominate the Memorial Day holiday weekend with Men in Black 3, which returns the marquee Will Smith franchise to the huge screen for the first age in a decade.
The huge-budget 3D tentpole -- costing close to $230 million to produce -- is widely expected to topple monster hit The Avengers from the top spot at the domestic box office with a solid four-day yucky of $80 million to $90 million (some believe it could hit $100 million). MIB 3, which also opens encircling the earth, is predicted to clear $200 million globally through Monday.
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Avengers, from Disney and Marvel Studios, continues to dazzle nearly a month into its run and will become the No. 3 movie of all age at the worldwide box office by the end of the weekend or early following week. The superhero pic boasted a global total of $1.22 billion through Wednesday, putting it at No. 4 behind Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 ($1.33 billion).
Directed by Joss Whedon, Avengers has grossed $472.2 million domestically, excellent for No. 5 of all age, and $747.4 million internationally, making it No. 6.
MIB 3 opens one week after Universal and Hasbro Entertainment's huge-budget Battleship debuted to a dismal $25.5 million domestically, setting off alarm bells across Hollywood. MIB 3 is in a far bigger position, according to tracking, however all eyes will be watching to see how well younger generations relate to the Men in Black brand despite Smith's star status.
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Barry Sonnenfeld, who directed the first two films in the sc-fi action-comedy franchise, also directed the threequel, while Steven Spielberg returned to executive produce. In MIB 3, Agent J (Smith) travels back to 1969 to stop an alien criminal from assassinating a young Agent K, played by Josh Brolin. Tommy Lee Jones returns to star as the older Agent K, while Jemaine Clement and Emma Thompson join the franchise along with Brolin.
The first Men in Black, released in 1997, was a runaway success, earning $587 million worldwide. Sequel Men in Black II, opening in July 2002, topped outside at $441 million and was a critical disappointment.
Also opening nationwide at the Memorial Day box office is Alcon Entertainment and FilmNation's horror film Chernobyl Diaries, which hopes to serve as counterprogramming to the plethora of tentpoles in the marketplace. Warner Bros. is distributing the pic, and prerelease tracking suggests it will advertise a four-day yucky of $12 million to $13 million.
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The specialty box office sees the release of Wes Anderson's critical darling Moonrise Kingdom, from Focus Features. The movie, which was the opening-night film at the Cannes Film Festival at the end week, stars Bruce Willis, Bill Murray, Frances McDormand, Tilda Swinton and Jason Schwartzman.
Focus opens Moonrise in four theaters in Fresh York and Los Angeles, and box-office observers expect the movie to do impressive numbers.
The Weinstein Co. opens French comedy blockbuster The Intouchables in Fresh York and L.A. and will debut Paul McCartney's black-and-white small My Valentine before the film. Intouchables has grossed nearly $340 million overseas, including north of $166 million in France.
My Valentine, based on an original thought by Stella McCartney, stars Natalie Portman and Johnny Depp, who translate the lyrics of the iconic song through sign language. Depp also performs a guitar solo.
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Stan Lee's X-men comics have been brought into the 21st century - the latest issue of the Marvel publication features its first same-sex wedding proposal.
Astonishing X-Men #50, which hit store shelves on Wednesday, features a storyline revolving encircling superhero Northstar asking his longtime partner, Kyle Jinadu, to marry him.
The gay couple will constitute its relationship official by exchanging vows in the following issue of the X-Men series, due on sale following month.
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Paramount is moving G.I Joe: Retaliation from June 29 to following year, setting a date of March 29, 2013. At the same age, it’s converting the movie to 3D.
Paramount sources affirm that for the studio to recoup its sizable investment -- it financed 50 percent of the sequel, while MGM place up 25 percent and David Ellison’s Skydance Productions is backing 25 percent -- a 3D conversion needs to happen, and it wants to constitute certain the conversion is done fair. The studio is pointing to the recent 3D version of James Cameron’s Titanic as a success tale.
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Still, the movie is based on a Hasbro toy border, and some might blame the shift on the disappointing box office of Universal's Battleship, the adaptation of the Hasbro board game that opened to just $25.5 million domestic at the end weekend. Paramount's first installment of the franchise, G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, grossed $300 million worldwide in 2009. However the high cost of studio tentpole movies immediately requires huge-budget releases to yucky more than that.
“[Battleship] reminds you that if you don’t do it fair, you’re screwed,” says one insider.
It's very unusual for studios to alter release dates less than five weeks before the film is due in theaters, however this isn’t the first age Paramount has made such a high-profile switcheroo. It bumped Shutter Island, the Martin Scorsese-Leonard DiCaprio thriller, into a winter slot. The movie then turned into Scorsese’s largest box-office hit.
G.I. Joe: Retaliation cost at least $125 million and features a cast that includes Dwayne Johnson, Bruce Willis, Adrianne Palicki and Jonathan Value. It is directed by John Chu.