Archive | January, 2014

Throwback Move Winner Announced And New Dance Theme…Revealed

31 Jan

This week’s champion of the Battle of the Year Make Your Move Sweepstakes and WINNER of $250 for the best throwback dance move is…

GEORGIE DE MATTOS! Way to throw it back, gurl!

So what’s the next theme, you ask? Excellent question. It’s one of our favorites…

BEST KRUMP DANCE MOVE!

If your krumping puts Tommy the Klown to shame, SHOW US! Why? Because you could get 250 bucks just for showing us your ballin’ krump dance moves. That’s why.

As always, here’s your easy peezy breakdown of how to win:

1. Create a video or take a photo using Instagram or Vine showing your ultimate KRUMP MOVES

2. Post the video or photo using the hashtag #BOTYDanceOff (Note: your account should be public so we can see it!)

3. Share your sweet moves on Twitter!

4. This third theme ends Sept. 15th, and we announce the winner on Monday, Sept. 16th AND announce the last dance theme!

YOU BETTER WORK!

Wanna see other awesome peeps busting sweet moves? Head on over to our BOTY Headquarters, where we’re sharing YOUR photos and you can catch up oneverything YOU need to know about this year’s hottest dance flick! Don’t forget to follow @boty and @celebuzz for all the juicy deets!

Lamar Odom’s Party Gal Pal Claims She Saw Him Do Drugs

31 Jan

The woman who has claimed to be Lamar Odom‘s mistress has given a video interview with TMZ where she reveals that she witnessed the NBA star do drugs.

“I did see it,” Polina Polonksy responded when asked about his alleged crack cocaine use.

The attorney, who has said she engaged in a six-week affair with Odom starting in June, even goes so far to say Khloe Kardashian‘s husband had “paranoid” tendencies during the time he lived with Polonsky.

“I found little paper towels, wads in every pretty much hole or crevice in my apartment after he had left.

“He would take the battery out of his phone, he thought that he was being tracked, that there was a GPS devise on his car,” she added in the video.

“I can’t imagine that anything was as bad as it is now.”

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Harry Styles Had A Pizza Party With Cindy Crawford’s Kids

30 Jan

Being a supermodel’s kid sure has its perks.

Harry Styles has apparently struck up a friendship with Cindy Crawford‘s children, Presley and Kaia, so he stopped by their place to whip up some Hawaiian pizzas. Celebs are just like us, guys.

14-year-old Presley captioned a pic posted to Instagram:

“Thanks for stopping by the house again and helping the boys and I make our pizzas @harrystyles.”

Kaia, 12, also snapped a photo from the Harry hang time, writing, “Thanks for coming by again @harrystyles and giving my friend, Ava, a mini heart attack…”

No fair! That looks like the best play date ever.

Styles has been over at the Crawford/Gerber abode in the past. The One Direction lad came by after Presley got his tonsils out. Harry even makes house calls, everyone.

Wonder if he made a mean pizza pie? He did work at a bakery before hitting it big, after all.

Robin Thicke Says Wife Paula Patton Encouraged Him to Pose With Naked Ladies

30 Jan

Yes, Robin Thicke is getting up close and personal with semi-nude ladies again.

The singer is Treats! magazine’s latest cover boy and – like his “Blurred Lines” music video – his photo spread features plenty of skin that’s all been approved by his loving wife. According to Thicke, actress Paula Patton is the one who gave him her blessing to go all out in the racy photo shoot.

“I’ve done some topless photo shoots before but never completely nude. It was very sexy and I like that. At first I thought, ‘Okay, let’s just do topless’…but, again, my wife and her friends were like, ‘No way…go all the way.’ I think we definitely pushed the envelope,” he tells the mag.

And in terms of his music video that got banned on YouTube and angered feminists everywhere, Thicke says it’s all just “silly and fun.”

“All three guys in the video are married and have children … it was all tongue-in-cheek,” he says. “We wanted to put everything in that was taboo.”

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Doctor Who: Big Finish Mega-Review – October’s Releases

29 Jan

Ghost In The Machine Cover Large

A Jo Grant Companion Chronicle, a Tenth Doctor and Donna story, a Second Doctor Lost Story, a Main Range Sixie and Peri tale and that most wonderful of surprises, an early release to Big Finish’s 50th anniversary story, “The Light at the End”.

We have a lot to cover for Big Finish’s October releases! Let’s get to it!

The Companion Chronicles – “Ghost in the Machine”

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Mary had a little lamb, its fleece was white as snow
And everywhere that Mary went, that lamb was sure to go.
The TARDIS is empty. The Doctor has gone.
Jo Grant steps outside into the darkness and finds the frozen body of her friend, and the ship’s log recorder. On it is attached a simple message – ‘Use Me’.
As she explores this place, recording her every move, Jo discovers the horror that lies in the shadows.
But by then it is too late.

Katy Manning has constantly been one of the best things about the audio ranges. Her vocal talents are really quite impressive, which she displays in her one-woman show story, “Not a Well Woman”, and shows off regularly playing both Iris Wildthyme and Third Doctor companion, Jo Grant.

This story is no exception. She very briefly voices the Doctor and one other person, but mostly she voices Jo and a sentient audio tape recording of Jo’s voice. It’s extremely sinister and extremely effective.

Yes, the story centers around a machine that allows audio tape to record people and, in a certain way, bring them back to life. It’s frankly a weird premise, and one that could have failed in lesser hands, but Big Finish does their usual great job of making it work despite itself.

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10 Comic Book Items It’d Be Awesome To See In Live Action Movies

29 Jan

Ultimate Nullifier

Comic books are full of weird, wonderful and incredibly powerful items. We’ve seen a few of them adapted in to live action movies already; Mjolnir, Green Lantern rings, two of the Infinity Gems, Captain America’s shield, the Mask, the Spear of Destiny and Cerebro to name but a few. But that leaves an abundance of even more exotic items unexplored in the live action movie universe and so many still to choose from therefore.

Consequently, I’ve been thinking which other items from comic book lore it would be fantastic to see created for the big screen in a Hollywood blockbuster.

Whether it be for the item’s versatility, its potential visual beauty on screen or simply because it’s something so different to anything we’ve seen before, I’ve picked a few that would be very welcome in a live action movie.

Here are ten comic book items that we would love to see in a live action movie…

Honourable Mention: Infinity Gauntlet

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So far we’ve caught a very brief glimpse of the gauntlet itself and we’ve seen two of the gems/stones in action independently (the Tesseract and the Aether), but we are yet to see all six gems/stones attached to the gauntlet and being wielded by one individual at the same time.

That, of course, will come much later in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and will likely occur when Thanos manages to collect all six of the items of power.

But the fact that we’ve caught a glimpse of the gauntlet itself and seen two of the gems/stones doing their thing in great detail means that this doesn’t make the full list.

Moving on…

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9 Most Evil Film Directors

28 Jan

Tom Six

Calling a director ‘evil’ is a bit of a minefield. You could call Roman Polanski evil for having sex with an underage girl. You could call certain directors evil for the way they treat their cast and crew – remember Hitchcock’s remark about actors being cattle?

In this list, I am not judging directors on their personal lives or ways of working, I am rating them on their film output – for example, why is X director so obsessed with the sex lives of children? Why has X director bombarded us with the sickest idea for a horror movie ever made? Why did X director get into film making just to make money and cynically trade on his ability to gross us out?

It is a light hearted list and I love some of the directors I have listed, but by golly do they have evil ideas. Some are deeply cynical, some are misanthropes, some hate women, some are profoundly racist and these little evil traits get transported onto the screen. It’s a fun list so please enter your favourite evil director below!

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5 Most Badass Women Of The Marvel Cinematic Universe

28 Jan

Captain America Peggy Carter

With every new entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, discussions emerge regarding the films’ depictions of women. The recent release of Thor: The Dark World has surprised and pleased some by apparently passing the famous Bechdel Test, which means that the film featured at least two women talking to one another about something other than a man.

This female fan loved the women in the latest Marvel film, and while the MCU is not perfect in its portrayal of women, it has given us a number of awesome and amazing females to admire and be inspired by. In order to celebrate this, I’ve decided to create this non-exhaustive list of the top 5 badass women of the MCU. Please note, this article contains spoilers for the recent Thor: The Dark World – you’ve been warned!

Honorable Mentions: Frigga/Darcy/Maria Hill

Darcy Frigga Maria

While these three women didn’t make it in my top 5 list, they are all crucial and awesome additions to the MCU. Frigga is the calm and loving mother of Thor and Loki, and isn’t afraid of picking up a sword and beating down on some frost giants and dark elves, either. It’s also implied that she is the one who taught Loki everything he knows about magic – in Thor: The Dark World, she outwits the evil Malekith and totally shrugs off his uninspired insult of “witch.” The deleted scenes of Thor also show an intelligent woman who is, quite frankly, the only member of the Asgardian royal family who sees things clearly and rationally.

Darcy tends to split fans; people either love her or hate her. I think she’s one of the few totally genuine characters in the MCU. She doesn’t bring anything to the table except humour, understanding, and authentic friendship for Jane Foster. While her character is literally meant to be the audience’s double in the MCU (“Wow, look at Thor! What’s Mjolnir? What’s S.H.I.E.L.D.? Give me more exposition!”), she is unique in her incredible ordinariness. In a universe filled with over-the-top characters that tend to overreact, it’s so refreshing to have a young woman who is smart enough to just pick up the phone and call the police when her friend is in trouble.

Poor Maria Hill also tends to raise the hackles of Marvel fans. Look, she can be annoying in the comics, but the Maria Hill of The Avengers was calm, cool, and collected. She never shied away from her responsibilities, she was good at her job, and she held her own in a room filled with gods, rage machines, super spies, soldiers, and a smartass billionaire with daddy issues. It’s implied by her constant presence at the helm of the S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier that a great deal of the whole operation rests on her shoulders, but she never freaks out. She’s also one of the few characters to raise her eyebrow and question our heroes: “When did you become an expert in thermonuclear astrophysics?” I personally think we need more skepticism in the MCU.

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Win: Disney Infinity Wii U & Toy Story In Space Pack

27 Jan

Disney Infinity

Introducing Disney Infinity – a new video game where a spark of imagination unlocks the freedom to play with some of your favourite Disney and Disney/Pixar worlds like never before!

Play in their worlds. Place your Disney Infinity Figures onto the Disney Infinity Base to jump into a Disney Infinity Play set and experience original adventures in the worlds of Monsters University, Pirates of the Caribbean and The Incredibles.

Take on the role of Sulley, the naturally gifted ‘scarer’; become Captain Jack Sparrow, the sword-wielding pirate; or transform yourself into Mr. Incredible, one of the world’s greatest crime-fighters.

Battle enemies, solve puzzles, overcome obstacles and complete a variety of other unique quests, or create your own world! Unlock virtual toys from each Disney Infinity Play set – characters, buildings, weapons, gadgets and more – and bring them into the Disney Infinity Toy Box where you can mix them all up to create your own game
Share your one-of-a-kind creations with your friends with up to 4-player co-op play! Collect more. The more you play, the more you unlock. And the more you have, the more possibilities for play!

You can also add new Disney Infinity Play sets and Figures. Or take your Disney Infinity experience to a whole new level with Disney Infinity Power Discs – an all new way to unlock character powers, fun gadgets and new ways to customise your world.

The story never ends. The Disney Infinity Starter Pack is just the beginning, with many more Disney and Disney/Pixar characters and worlds coming soon, giving you infinite ways to inspire your imagination, and we’re celebrating the release of the game, we’re giving one lucky WhatCulture reader the chance to win a Disney Infinity Wii U starter set, along with a Toy Story In Space character pack, with a combined value of almost 80.

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Disney Infinity is out now across consoles.

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Win: The Elder Scrolls Anthology For PC

27 Jan

Elder Scrolls

For the first time in the history of the award-winning saga, experience The Elder Scrolls as one extraordinary collection. The Elder Scrolls Anthology features all five critically-acclaimed games, plus official add-ons in a premium collectible box set – beginning with The Elder Scrolls: Arena and concluding with The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Legendary Edition. The Anthology also includes a set of five physical maps detailing Tamriel, Iliac Bay, Morrowind, Cyrodiil and Skyrim. Own this essential collection and experience the series that defined the open-world genre.

Key Features:

Arena – Assume the role of a lone prisoner and travel to Tamriel’s most famous and dangerous sites to collect the shattered Staff of Chaos and save the Empire from the evil Imperial battlemage, Jagar Tharn. The Anthology features the original version of Arena and will launch within a DOS emulator.

Daggerfall – The ancient golem Numidium, a powerful weapon once used to unify Tamriel has once again been unearthed. In the power struggle that follows, the King of Daggerfall is murdered and his vengeful spirit haunts the kingdom. The Emperor Uriel Septim VII sends you on a heroic path to put the king’s spirit to rest and ensure that the golem does not fall into the wrong hands. The Anthology features the original version of Daggerfall and will launch within a DOS emulator.

Morrowind – To fulfill an ancient prophecy, the Emperor sends you, an unknown Imperial courier, to the island of Vvardenfell to rid the land of Morrowind of a dark curse. Through a series of dangerous and magical quests, you are transformed into one of the Empire’s most enduring heroes. Also includes: Tribunal and Bloodmoon add-ons , plus The Elder Scrolls Construction Set.

Oblivion – With the Empire ready to crumble, the gates of Oblivion open and demons march upon the land. In the shadow of evil, a hero will rise from the ashes of a fallen Empire. You must find the true heir of the Septim line and restore him to the Imperial throne, while unraveling the sinister plot that threatens to destroy all of Tamriel. Also includes: Knights of the Nine and Shivering Isles expansions .

Skyrim – Dragons, long lost to the passages of the Elder Scrolls, have returned to Tamriel. The future of Skyrim, even the Empire itself, hangs in the balance as they wait for the prophesized Dragonborn to come; a hero born with the power of The Voice, and the only one who can stand amongst the dragons. Also includes: Dawnguard, Hearthfire, and Dragonborn add-ons.

To celebrate the release of the game, we have 3 copies to give away to 3 lucky readers.

To enter the competition, first like us on FacebookAlready a fan? You can skip this part.

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The Elder Scrolls Anthology is available to buy now on PC.

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