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Entries by Mallika Rao from 08/2011

George R.R. Martin: Game Of Thrones Scripts Were Stolen

Posted 08.16.2011 | Huffington Post

George R.R. Martin, the novelist whose “A Song of Ice and Fire” collection inspired the dreamy HBO series "Game of Thrones," has entrusted readers...

New Zealand Snow: Biggest Snowfall In Last 30 Years Delights People In The Street

Posted 08.16.2011 | Huffington Post

This week's freak snowfall in New Zealand wouldn't be a realized extreme weather event without its share of dramatic footage set to classical music (S...

'Spy Kids' Aroma-Scope Expects Kids To Smell Along

Posted 08.16.2011 | Huffington Post

LOS ANGELES -- Robert Rodriguez deliberately tried to make his latest "Spy Kids" adventure a bit of a stinker. Rodriguez, who helped usher in the new...

Why Music Matters Takes On The Beatles

Posted 08.17.2011 | Huffington Post

Paul and Ringo are the latest musicians to throw in with Why Music Matters, the year-old campaign intended to shame you from BitTorrenting. In WMM’s...

'Machine Gun Preacher' Poster Is Weird

Posted 08.17.2011 | Huffington Post

Check out the poster for "Machine Gun Preacher," an upcoming biopic starring Gerard Butler as a drug dealer/gang biker/real live bad person-turned-eva...

K-Pop Anthem 'Gee' Turns Chubby, Male (VIDEO)

Posted 08.18.2011 | Huffington Post

Long ago, when "Friday" was just a glint in an Arc Music Factory employee's eye, a viral hit emerged in which a gang of Korean mannequins transformed ...

Will Smith Album Might Be In The Works

Posted 08.18.2011 | Huffington Post

Will Smith is planning to revive his music career, according to producer La Mar "Mars" Edwards, who says the two are working together on "bringing [Wi...

British Accents And The Hollywood Actors Who've Attempted Them (VIDEO)

Posted 08.19.2011 | Huffington Post

"One Day," Anne Hathaway's "Bridget Jones' Diary" is barely out yet, and already the sharks are circling. The critics, those bloodless keyboard-tapper...

Anne Hathaway's 'One Day' Accent: A Defense

Posted 08.19.2011 | Huffington Post

The critics panning "One Day," Lone Scherfig's adaptation of the bestselling novel by David Nicholls, like to bring up The Accent. "Uneven." "Intermit...

Movie Remakes: The 5 Most Needless Ones

Posted 08.19.2011 | Huffington Post

AP/LOS ANGELES — This is one of those weeks is which five choices aren't nearly enough. We're talking about unnecessary remakes, which pretty much m...

Andy Warhol's Landlord Sent Him A Letter Telling Him To Stop Partying

Posted 08.19.2011 | Huffington Post

Letters of Note has a real find up, from the book "The Velvet Underground: New York Art." It's a letter from the realtors who managed Andy Warhol's bu...

The Week In Culture (PHOTOS)

Posted 08.20.2011 | Huffington Post

This week, we study destruction and renewal: A Bollywood legend dies, Will and Kate are reborn, a stage collapses and the cycle continues. Hello world...

Cass McCombs' 'The Same Thing': New Track From Upcoming 'Humor Risk'

Posted 08.22.2011 | Huffington Post

For a wandering troubadour, Cass McCombs is having a productive year. After dropping "Wit's End" this past April, an album Pitchfork called the "most ...

A Supercut Of People Saying 'Silence!' In Movies

Posted 08.22.2011 | Huffington Post

In every movie worth its salt, someone demands Silence. It's true. Just take a gander at this four-minute compilation of 172 excellent movies and prep...

Hilary Duff Loses Bonnie And Clyde, Leaving A Tiny Hole We Must Fill (PHOTOS)

Posted 08.23.2011 | Huffington Post

Why was Hilary Duff cast as Bonnie in the upcoming "Bonnie and Clyde" remake, you ask? Because! Aside from looking like Faye Dunaway, who she thinks i...

Foreign Films At The Oscars: Five So Far (VIDEO)

Posted 08.23.2011 | Huffington Post

Romania, Morocco and Venezuela have thrown in with Greece and Poland to try their hand at our country's most languidly-hosted movie competition, enter...

Loriot, German Comedian, Dies At 87

Posted 08.23.2011 | Huffington Post

BERLIN — German humorist Vicco von Buelow, often cited by Germans as proof of their sense of humor and known to the nation simply by his nom de ...

Anne Hathaway Studied 'Emmerdale,' A British Soap Opera, For Her 'One Day' Accent

Posted 08.24.2011 | Huffington Post

As "One Day" continues to trail every summer movie it possibly can at the box office, even "The Smurfs," everyone continues to ask Anne Hathaway how t...

'Portal: No Escape': Dan Trachtenberg's Compelling Short Film Adaptation Of The Game (VIDEO)

Posted 08.24.2011 | Huffington Post

Commercial director Dan Trachtenberg's seven-minute adaptation of "Portal" is winning the internet right now for the grittiness of its take on the vid...

'Fall Creek Boys Choir': Bon Iver/James Blake Collaboration Is Just As Gorgeous As Expected (VIDEO)

Posted 08.24.2011 | Huffington Post

Last week we alerted you to a meeting of two stupidly beautiful minds: those of British electronic musician James Blake and Wisconsin snow siren, Just...

Meryl Streep's Margaret Thatcher Is A 'Granny Gone Mad' (VIDEO)

Posted 08.24.2011 | Huffington Post

England's Daily Mail has a stern article up detailing inaccuracies in Meryl Streep's upcoming Margaret Thatcher biopic, which was screened last week f...

Frank DiLeo, Michael Jackson's Deceased Manager, Earns An Anti-Jackson Obit

Posted 08.25.2011 | Huffington Post

Journalist Roger Friedman posted an embittered tribute today on his site, Showbiz 411, to Frank DiLeo, the man who managed Michael Jackson at the heig...

Al Pacino Thanks Rappers For Loving 'Scarface'

Posted 08.25.2011 | Huffington Post

Witness 71-year-old Al Pacino's adorable analysis of the 2003 documentary "Scarface: Origins of a Hip-Hop Classic," in which the likes of Snoop, Nas a...

Charlotte Gainsbourg's 'Terrible Angels' From The Same-Named EP (VIDEO)

Posted 08.26.2011 | Huffington Post

Charlotte Gainsbourg is a perfect amalgam of the Birkin/Gainsbourg alliance: glamorous, distinctive-looking, British, French, actress and -- even if t...

Race-Lift: When Hollywood Changes A Character's Race (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)

Posted 08.27.2011 | Huffington Post

In order to accommodate the least-deserving movie star of all time, makers of the upcoming "R.I.P.D." have changed the name (and implied ethnicity) of...