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Monday, November 19, 2012

stars, sex and nudity buzz : 11/19/2012

Roslin Frey cast : Game of Thrones Season 3

According to the CV of Alexandra Dowling, the English actress will be playing the role of Roslin Frey in season three.

The résumé lists the character name as “Roslyn Frey” but it may be a spelling error, or a minor change for the television series. Her agency CV lists her as joining Game of Thrones, but without specifying the role. A newsletter from Dowling’s alma mater refers to her GoT part as a “cameo.”

Dowling is a 2012 graduate of the Oxford School of Drama. She recently filmed an episode of Merlin as “Kara,” and will be playing the female lead in the film Hammer of the Gods.

In A Storm of Swords, Roslin is the fifth daughter of Walder Frey, the Riverlands lord played by David Bradley in season one.

We’ve reached out to HBO for official confirmation of the casting.

Ours is the Fury: Well that’s one casting mystery cleared up! No name change for Roslin as some had speculated, although the jury’s still out on the spelling. No film or television work of Dowling’s has been released yet, but she certainly looks the part.

* The role of Roslin Frey took so long to be cast because she only appears in couple of episode and in one of them had to be stark naked in a scene with Edmure Tully. Something about consummating her marriage to Edmure inter cut (editing-wise) with the havoc reigning outside of the bed-chambers. Used to be fanatic of George Martin fantasy epic. The novels not the series. But it seems Martin more interested in promoting and working on the HBO series than getting down and busy completing the damn books. After what happened to Robert Jordan and Martin himself not in a good shape..........

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Old War (2009)
stumbled into this shortie. A terrific piece...BTW, the gorgeous babe is Teresa Jakovich.


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MINI record 
The eighth edition of the annual Guinness World Records Day saw many strange attempts and one of the rarest broke the record for the most people in a Mini Cooper.
Believe it or not, all 28 girls in the photo above managed to get into a small BMW Mini. The demonstration took place at Potters Field Park in London, and Guinness have confirmed the record.
The amazingly flexible girls took the title of the 27 winners of last year, on the anniversary of Guinness this year.
If you are wondering how they could fit in the Mini, it seems that the girls occupied every inch of the car, reports Telegraph. Many of them sat in the seats of the car, while others occupied the floor, dashboard or trunk.


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* the BS of the day.....Jen is very insecure about her body image. Insecure woman needs constant validation and approval particularly from strangers (loves ones are unreliable because of sugar-coating aspect of it). Criticism is taken as constructive. Internet provides that in most accessible manner.

Jennifer Lawrence Top Hollywood Survival Tip Is Not Googling Herself
For someone who ends up on the internet so often, Jennifer Lawrence doesn’t actually have much of an internet presence. Sure, she pulls enough crazy faces and spouts enough outrageous quotes to keep us forever stocked in GIFs, but good luck finding her on Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram, or Pinterest. In fact, Jen’s Google search history is also missing a major component: Her.

She recently sat down with The Daily Beast to discuss her new movie Silver Linings Playbook, as well as returning as Katniss Everdeen for Catching Fire. Partway through the interview, Jen talks about how she finds herself scared of the paparazzi chasing her around, and how she’ll make eye contact only with people she absolutely knows on the street. She also revealed that she doesn’t Google herself:

Hollywood is a lot harder on young women than men.
The trick to that is, don’t Google yourself.

You don’t?
Oh, God, no. I was trying to make a point to my friend that’s an actress. She was getting upset about these red carpet pictures. I typed in “Jennifer Lawrence fat and ugly,” just to make a point. It’s like in Mean Girls, when she’s like, “If somebody is saying something bad about you, do you want to hear it?” And she’s like, “No.” She’s absolutely right. You don’t want to hear it. I’m a one-year-clean no Googler.

What about other Internet technology?
Do you ever feel like the world is progressing way too fast for you? Everybody was talking yesterday about Twitter and Instagram and Tumblr. It was really confusing me and overwhelming me. I literally started losing my breath. People were showing me these hilarious things and I was like—I want to have this. What’s Pinterest? I don’t have it. I know by the time I get it, it’ll be something else. I bought a CD case less than a year ago.

And here we gave ourselves gold stars for not Facebook-stalking an ex or looking up our own (much more modest) Google results! It takes a lot of self-control to not look yourself up when there’s so much material on you online, from Hunger Games fansites to Tumblr tags to endless talk about your body. In fact, it’s the latter that seems to have kept her away. No surprise, since commenters are awful and call Jen fat when she’s perfectly average. In her new interview with Elle, she says, “In Hollywood, I’m obese. I’m considered a fat actress.” But you don’t think about how much that must get to her until you read stuff like this.

It’s a bit of a bummer to find out that Jen doesn’t read her own press, which means she’ll never know just how much we want to be friends with her. Then again, it’s clear from the Daily Beast talk that Jennifer is already tough on herself, like when she jokes about her feet: 
Try realizing that you run funny on a movie—at the premiere. My friends were over, we were three glasses of wine deep, and a Hunger Games preview came on and the first thing is the shot of me, pursing my lips like this. I don’t understand why nobody stopped me from doing karate hands. Hey, Jen, ball your fists, relax your face. I look like I’m imitating an ape. And then at the premiere I realized my legs are actually deformed. I really run insanely. Go watch the movie again. Watch me run.
Sure, she’s being her typical, self-deprecating self. Regardless, if she’s this self-critical on her own, then daily Googling herself would not help one bit.

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Sex in the New Me (aka You Know You Want To) (2009)
A new mother struggles to rediscover her sexual connection with her husband after having a baby.


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Photoshoot for Miss Universe Malaysia 2012 Kimberley Leggett

from Grant Corban site:
" I was contacted to provide a photo shoot for Miss Universe Malaysia 2012 Kimberley Leggett for the run up to the Miss Universe 2012 finals in Vegas in December. Part of the experience for each contestant are the photo shoots in evening gowns and swimsuits so we simulated this experience to help Kimberley for her build up. Most Miss Universe contestants are not professional models (but many go on to become one) so these types of shoots are valuable. I found Kimberley to be excellent to work with through out the shoot and has nailed her poses well. After the hair and makeup was  completed it was then on into the shoot which was for another 3 or so hours with a total of over 700 photos being taken.  I can only post up a few of the images here as it is for internal use only, but I would say we had a very successful shoot.
Behind the scenes photos kindly provided by Selvam of Creative Imaging Works whose studio we rented for the shoot. Special thanks to Andrea Fonseka for providing the team and artistic direction.
We wish Kimberley all the best for the finals."
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Miss Universe Malaysia 2012 Kimberley Leggett with the team including Andrea Fonseka, Swimsuit designer Steph Tay, Photographer Grant Corban and the support team.
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* Hoping Kim does well at the pageant and attract the right person to manage her modeling career post-pageantry. Personally I think she will be a top glamor model with those curves and legs. I bet she is pretty open about nude shoots. Maybe because she is half-French.

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Could easy access to Netflix originals undermine its business model?

Netflix next February bows two complete new seasons of original programs, including the much-anticipated BBC remake “House of Cards,” and the second season of black comedy “Lilyhammer” — both of which the subscription video-on-demand pioneer hopes will up its reputation as an evolving premium TV channel such as HBO, Showtime or AMC Networks.

The two programs are among five original series (including Fox’s “Arrested Development” renewal, women’s prison dramedy “Orange Is the New Black” and horror-thriller “Hemlock Grove”) Netflix will launch next year — shows chief content officer Ted Sarandos characterized as specifically tailored (via careful analytics) to its subscriber base.

Indeed, Netflix is firmly committed to supporting original programming, carefully cultivating media interest in “Cards,” including when the rights were acquired (reportedly beating out HBO and others), and when key cast (Oscar winner Kevin Spacey, Robin Wright) and director (Oscar winner David Fincher) were revealed.

But some analysts say this move into premium TV may be counterproductive, inviting stream-and-dashers and unwanted freeloaders, and draining Netflix’s ability to pay for its estimated $5 billion in content license liabilities.

Here’s why.

Netflix makes all episodes of its originals (and other series) available for viewing from day one. Touted as a unique value-add, the rationale is that unlike network TV, HBO, Showtime, AMC and Starz, Netflix subs don’t have to tune in weekly to catch the latest episode.
But Netflix is unlike a traditional multichannel video program distributor, which secures subscriber loyalty (and tuning in on a weekly basis) through a multiyear contract. Despite the low $7.99 monthly subscription price, Netflix subs can start and stop service on a whim without penalty. And new subs get either a 14-day or 30-day free trial when joining or re-upping (after a certain period).

Analysts say the free trial window invites abuse. For instance, a new Netflix sub could sign up for service Feb. 1, watch all 13 episodes of “Cards” and all eight episodes of “Lilyhammer”— and then cancel the service without paying a penny.
“This is a flawed approach to their business model,” said analyst Eric Wold with B. Riley and Co. in Los Angeles.

Still, Sarandos hailed binge viewing earlier this year when explaining why Netflix wouldn’t divulge viewership data for the first season of “Lilyhammer.”
“At Netflix, we are all about giving people a choice in the way they enjoy TV shows and movies,” Sarandos said. “They can watch one episode or all eight back to back. They can start in the living room on their smart TV and end in the bedroom on their iPad. We don’t show commercials so we don’t have to deliver audience numbers to advertisers. We do have to deliver a great experience to our members.”

With consumers increasingly opting for the most cost-effective home entertainment option, including kiosk rentals, allowing access to original content potentially for free represents a weak link, analysts say.

“Even if you are not eligible for the free trial, you can still watch both series in their entirety for $7.99 and then never return,” Wold said. “I understand that management is trying to get away from the mentality of having new episodes every week, but I believe that is what has proven to be effective with Showtime and HBO in getting subscribers to stick with a more expensive [monthly] service.”

Netflix co-founder and CEO Reed Hastings is adamant that binge viewing is one of the unique advantages to membership. When questioned about the potential for freeloaders during a recent fiscal call, Hastings appeared unconcerned about the few who might take advantage of the loophole if, in the long run, it helps Netflix retain the many who appreciate the exclusive content.

“We want to hook them for the long-term by treating them right and making all those episodes available at once,” Hastings said. “If we do our job right, there’s always a reason to be a Netflix member on the original side, in addition to the license side. So I don’t think that it will be material to join only for ‘House of Cards’ and then exit. That makes us comfortable with this very consumer-first trade-off.”

Some analysts think he has a point.

Analyst Rich Greenfield with BTIG Research in New York believes if a rogue binge viewer watches 13 hours of an original series, the likelihood of that person getting hooked into a subscriber is pretty high.
“You really think most people are going to sign up for Netflix to essentially bomb through a series they’ve never heard of and then just disconnect?” Greenfield said.

Michael Pachter, analyst with Wedbush Securities in Los Angeles, says Netflix and other SVOD services won’t achieve critical mass with original programming until each has at least 10 proprietary programs on tap.
He estimates that original content will provide at least 30 hours of viewing next year. And if each of the roughly 35 million domestic and international streaming subscribers views every hour of original content, the total amount of original content consumed would be about 1 billion hours.

With Netflix expected to jettison more than 10% of its content obligations next year as it attempts to rein in costs, original content will become a bigger chunk of the service’s content library.

“I believe this is a very risky and potentially costly experiment,” Wold said.

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Sexpionage: Why Everyman Is Seven Seconds Away From A Scandal
Kwesi Tawiah-Benjamin, Ottawa, Canada
The experts may not have been right when they said men think of sex every seven seconds. Sex is not our only occupation. We don’t walk about firm-buttocked, wearing our libidos on our sleeves and dreaming of powerful sex with a beautiful, curvaceous woman. We can think about women, even naked women, in terms other than sex. Yet, see how penis enlarging and sex enhancing pills are selling. They say most men look at objects such as the legs of dinning tables or the adjoining bars of their beds and wish they had a penis as big as that and could boast of erections as hard as a rock. Tickle a man’s fancy, tell him he is handsome, and it stays in his brain forever. Modern women treat careless compliments as sexual harassment.
Hollywood makes it dramatic for good effect: Hope Springs is a 2012 film starring Meryl Streep and Tommy Lee Jones. Their 31 year old marriage is so tired they don’t share the same bed anymore. They have not had sex for 5 years. They visit a counsellor where Arnold (Tommy) shocks wife Kay (Meryl) that he sometimes imagines a threesome with their neighbour. He would also love a blowjob in a public place. Yet, he goes about his trade a serious, respectable and unassuming executive of a powerful conglomerate. Who knew that he is himself a conglomerate of kinky sex and threesomes?

The commentary on General Petreaus’s affair and subsequent resignation has mostly been critical. Generally, they have sought to ask: Do powerful and intelligent men think of the ‘aftermath’ and the ‘what if’ when they trade in their entire careers for a bowl of porridge? Did JFK, Eisenhower and Bill Clinton pause a moment to consider the implications when they embarked on their affairs? Like Petreaus, these are men who decided the destinies of nations and ruled over the world. They have tight schedules and publicly managed time tables. Well, sex has a different time table, and it is managed by testosterone, power and a combination of lust and sexy stubbornness.

General Petreaus has a PhD from Princeton. He had maintained an excellent record on his leadership roles in Iraq and Afghanistan. But a decorated soldier is only a man in uniform. If the average man thinks of sex when he is alone in a hotel room, and fantasises about a blowjob under his desk at the office, as Arnold confesses in Cold Springs, Petreaus is also a man. Even the Elijahs who were Heaven-empowered to outrun chariots were panicky men enough to wish themselves dead when Jezebel threatened his life. Men are weak when they need to stand their ground and balls up–like men. Still, it surprises everybody when powerful men fall for the skirts. What should they fall for? ‘Life is short; have an affair’ is the marketing motto of AshleyMadison.com, a dating organisation that specialises in teaching married people how to successfully cheat on their partners. They explain that affairs are necessary for the very health of modern marriage, because most married people are not getting what they want from their marriages. Having an affair helps them answer a few emotional questions. Once they are happy elsewhere, they would not rush to divorce. It is a human need to seek satisfaction in life. If you cannot get it at home, get it from wherever. Life is too short to keep worrying. Millions of people have signed on, busily cheating on their spouses while they remain happily married.

AshleyMadison insists they are not doing anything unusual; they are only helping a process that is naturally going on. The brisk and demanding nature of modern careers seems to sway attention from important things onto other areas of need for sheer fun and pleasure. And the internet makes it quicker and easier to accomplish these desires. From Linkedin to Facebook to Match.com, we are only a click away from having a little pleasure to keep our sanity. Of course, an email address from the CIA needs special attention.

Is everybody having an affair? Oh no, a lot of people have chosen to remain faithful in the midst of all the temptations and the allures of a perverse and evil generation. But the forces of evil are so powerful that the good can only be good enough for what could just be good enough while evil persists. Some even say that the best way to get your mind off the possibility of your partner having an affair is to presume them guilty until proven innocent. That is to read the law backwards: we are basically good people. Most marriages, even celebrity marriages, have survived without affairs.

The clues may not obvious, and the signs of an affair may never show at all. Instead of being paranoid and living in the shadows of your own suspicions, men of knowledge proffer a guide: if you want to know that your husband would stay faithful forever, wait until he becomes very rich and powerful. The love of women is also tested when their husbands become very poor. If she stays when there is no prospect of money coming from anywhere, then she is one of the most glorious cases of blind love. There is such a thing as true love; the sincere and genuine kind Justin Beiber dreams about in a recent song. Anyhow, an affair destroys us and everything in its way. If only men would listen. Our women would not give men a glance if there was ever a third sex. Maybe the name of the third sex is having an affair. 


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