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I'm Gonna Give You My Love: Five Things You May Not Have Heard About This Week

By Cindy Davis | Seriously Random Lists | December 2, 2012 | Comments ()


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I find the Important Stuff so you don't have to.


5. Pictures Captured Halle Berry's Disharmonious Thanksgiving.

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Actor and former boxer Olivier Martinez--Halle Berry's fiance--beat the shit out of Berry's ex (and father of her child), Gabriel Aubry. Though Martinez and Aubry deny inciting each other, the police report concluded the actors had a heated verbal exchange, and that Aubry instigated the fight by throwing the first blow...he missed Martinez's head, then Martinez clocked Aubry a few times until Aubry fell down. Olivier scored a TKO, and a mighty fine woman.


4. Letterman Scored a Led Zeppelin Interview.

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After both Letterman and the band receive Kennedy Center Honors this evening, Robert Plant, Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones will appear on "The Late Show With David Letterman" Monday night. The group has also been promoting the release of Celebration Day, a live recording of their 2007 reunion (with John Bonham's son, Jason sitting in for the drummer), and this rare sit down has fans once again speculating whether the group will reunite and tour.


3. Les Miserables Released Five New Clips.


The new footage features Russell Crowe, Hugh Jackman, Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried, Eddie Redmayne and Samantha Barks, most of whom I'm guessing we'll see up for 2013 Academy Awards.


2. The "Girls" Season 2 Trailer Premiered.

In the spring of 2012, HBO hit introduced us to a younger, more feminine, and less bald Larry David--and we fell in love. Well, most of us did...the rest fell in hate. And isn't that the mark of a great show? I, for one, cannot wait.

If You've Already Seen the "Girls" Trailer, Sneak a Peek at A & E's "Bates Motel" Teasers.

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The series will be a sort of prequel to Hitchcock's Psycho, giving us a view of how Norman's whackadoodieness developed throughout his teenage years. "Norma Bates (Vera Farmiga) buys a motel on the outskirts of an idyllic coastal town seeking a fresh start with her teenage son, the handsome and shy Norman (Freddie Highmore)." "Bates Motel" will air in 2013.


1. The Second Warm Bodies Trailer Gave Us Something New to Chew On: The Zombie POV.

I'm still not sure about this one, but Jonathan Levine (50/50, The Wackness) knows charming--and somehow he's making zombies...likable? I know, it makes no sense, but I think he should have called this, Zombie: A Love Story. Warm Bodies stars Nicholas Hoult, Teresa Palmer and John Malkovich, and hits theaters February 1, 2013.


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  • E-Money

    Ahhh poor Eponine. I so wish Marius had the presence of mind to choose her. Stupid, simpering, blonde, Cosette. As the lovely and talented Liz Lemon says "I love it when the swarthy girl gets the guy."

  • Crowe's singing voice is kind of bizarre, isn't it? It's weirdly atonal and surprisingly shallow. I feel like a dude with such a gravelly speaking voice should have a voice to match. I'm disappointed. He looks so perfect but sounds so...weak.

    And then Hugh Jackman and 'On My Own' made me tear up and I can't even handle it AND I CAN'T WAIT FOR THIS DAMNED THING TO GET HERE. It looks amazing.

    Give Hathaway and Jackman their Oscars already.

  • Jezzer

    "Well, most of us did…the rest fell in hate. And isn't that the mark of a great show?"

    No, it's the mark of a divisive show.

  • csb

    Well, most of us did…the rest fell in hate. And isn’t that the mark of a great show?

    I don't recall The Wire or The Sopranos having such diametrically opposed responses.

  • Jezzer

    The Wire and The Sopranos had much less unpleasant characters than Girls. Which, marvel at that concept for a moment.

  • PerpetualIntern

    I just can't get on board with Anne Hathaway. I promise I'm trying so hard to like her as Fantine, but I just can't take her seriously.

  • PerpetualIntern

    Ooooooh, but I LOVE Eponine!!

  • Kailan_Sunshine

    YES!!! Her and Hugh Jackman are making me happy in these clips. Not so much with Amanda Seyfried, which is sad, since she usually has a lovely voice.

  • Kala

    I admit that I'm one of the ones who HATED Girls when it first premiered. I was loud about it, too. I was so attached to my position that I kept watching. Next thing I know, I'm completely engrossed by it. Really looking forward to the next season, though I admit that my crush on Chris O'Dowd could have something to do with that.

  • Nicole_OCTV

    That picture of him up there is the best thing I've seen so far today.

  • ,

    Trying to think of reunited bands that were as good as or better than the version that broke up and that we should therefore give a fuck about. Trying really really really hard ...*

    I'm absolutely certain a Zep reunion tour would pack arenas and stadii around the world and therefore makes absolutely perfect sense financially. Musically ... not so much.** The Beatles, for one, knew better than to risk fucking up a fine legacy. Why would any lesser band (virtually all of them) ignore that precedent?

    *--Yeah yeah yeah, I'm sure there are some highly obscure ones, I mean bands that had more than 32 people in their fan base to start with.

    **--Most fans won't even hear what the band is actually playing, they'll be hearing the album recording playing in their heads.

  • Idle Primate

    Gong. I'm not sure if they count as reunited or simply always evolving. I saw them nearly thirty years after their debut and they were better than ever.

  • PuraPuma

    I read an interview with... oh one of the members... my stuffy head won't let me remember. Maybe Plant. But they mentioned that they have a hard time finding "Zeppelin" now. They've all gone off and done such different things and aren't in that state of mind. So I think another tour won't ever happen which is sad for those of us too young to have ever had a chance to see them.

  • BierceAmbrose

    Picking a fight with a boxer - well, the don't pick models for their brains, do they?

  • Sara_Tonin00

    Aghhhh - Les Miz. Those clips both satisfied me and made me more curious. I'm still not sure I need to see the whole picture. They did give me all sorts of opinions though like:
    - Hugh Jackman just gets more awesome
    - why isn't Javert, a fastidious officer of the law, clean-shaven? And how many funny hats does he have?
    - I hope the singers don't back away from too many of the power moments, like Hathaway in "Dreamed a Dream" and Jackman in the "Who Am I?" clip. I get it - I know it's a choice - I've done it myself - when I know my voice can't do the power. But it does come across as a cop-out. The whole point of the singing is that some big emotions are at play.
    - speaking of Big Emotions - Hathaway is a little heavy on the actressin' in that clip.
    - and Seyfried has the kind of super-trilly vibrato I just hate. It's a shame Hathaway is too old for Cosette - that would've been a better match. Marius, though, was doing a lovely job of acting & singing in that clip.
    - a trip to IMDB to identify one of the factory women (unsuccessfully) led me to discover that Colm Wilkinson is playing the Bishop of Digne! Yay! How respectful, and lovely casting.

  • About the 'power moments', do you think they're staying away to make the singing feel more "natural" to the movie? As if to make it seem like they're just...talking or thinking and not bursting into song? If that makes any sense at all. It does seem unfortunate.

  • Sara_Tonin00

    I think that's part of why they're doing it. And yes, pulling of a big moment in what is essentially a monologue can be tricky, but I just think of the fact that sometimes, sometimes, people sob hysterically to themselves, or yell at themselves, or just scream aloud "it's not fair!" - and that's what those moments are. It's a "sing like no one's listening" thing.

  • forza_rossi

    The whole pop culture obsession with zombies is getting a bit tedious now.

  • aduspro

    This movie is based on the quirky Isaac Marion novel of the same name. It gives you the most introspective 'zombie' in pop culture to date*. The cause and nature of the plague in the novel were a little vague, and so, abiding by Bellisario's maxim, what happens to the main character is within bounds of that vague reality.

    *I don't actually know.

  • Mrs. Julien

    Oh, Halle Berry, you crazy, beautiful, train wreck of a chaos junkie.

  • Richard Gere still has the best TKO on Olivier Martinez. (Yes, that's an Unfaithful joke.)

    Also, ick at Bates Motel.

  • googergieger

    Meh, I've been to worse Thanksgivings.

    No, somebody didn't fuck a turkey. Though that might explain the taste.

    Worse thing I've ever said on Pajiba? Sadly or proudly, probably not even close.

  • Jill

    Ms. Berry is not a mighty fine woman.

  • TheOriginalMRod

    I'll bet she is bat shit crazy.

  • Perhaps not in character, but she's beautiful--no?

  • denesteak

    she is physically beautiful, but so dismal as an actress that every time I see her on screen, I think, "Purtttttyyyyy-- oh shit, this is gonna be bad huh?"

  • Natallica

    I can't help to imagine the fight was somewhat instigated and enjoyed by her. Her behaviour in the last years has been pretty shady

  • caragwapa

    I keep hearing that she's crazy and has done awful stuff, but I can't find the specifics. Can you please share? Or send me a link? I am soooo curious.

  • Natallica
  • Mrs. Julien

    Well, that and the fact that she is has been involved in a seemingly endless stream of relationships with horrible, often violent, men.

  • e jerry powell

    Gravity has not been kind to Robert Plant's face, has it? Not to suggest that I wouldn't still bang him, because, c'mon, he's Robert Fucking Plant. Even if the mud shark incident was Vanilla Fudge.

    Call me the Plastercaster boy.

    Oh, and if there is a god, you'll tell me that Terry Richardson did NOT shoot the header photo.

  • PDamian

    IS it gravity? When I first saw that photo, I thought he was bloated, not aged, and possibly even sick. But I can't find anything online about a possible illness.

  • Natallica

    I saw him live less than a month ago and he was in great spirits and still has the pipes. I don't think he's sick, he's just old... and yes, I'd still bang him too. After all, he was one of the most beautiful men EVER and on stage he still has a commanding presence, a lot of sexual energy... and don't forget the hair... oh, the hair.

  • PDamian

    Thanks! Good to know. And while Led Zeppelin is great, I will always have a passion for post-Zeppelin Plant. "Tall Cool One" and "In the Mood (For a Melody)" were my jams in college.

  • Fabius_Maximus

    Those Les Miserables clips have shown me why I don't watch musicals. Of all the actors, only Redmayne and Seyfried have the ability to hold a note, and even Seyfried has an awful tremolo in her voice.

  • Lee

    Musicals don't often translate well to the movies imo, coz the "acting" gets in the way of the singing. I was a little worried watching Jackman with his 'who am I?' rendition. His voice is very quavery and seemed to have trouble hitting the notes.

  • Return of Santitas

    The Les Mis clips gave me goosebumps....except Russell Crowe. But everything else is so good! Javert isn't really that important, right? I mean, it's not like he is the main antagonist or anyth...shit.

  • ang

    Russell Crowe sounds so godawful I think I really might have changed my mind about seeing this.

  • Lee

    Agreed. Crowe just seemed awkward in that scene.

  • $2786243

    "Stars" is one of my favorite songs from that show, so I really hope Crowe doesn't crap on it too much.

  • AlwaysConfused

    Crowe sounds terrible, but I'm hoping his acting skills will make up for it....?? Please? The rest looks and sounds completely awesome. Can't wait.

  • KatSings

    I've seen the whole movie already, and I'm sorry to tell you, it doesn't. I don't know if it was Crowe or Hooper (dir) that made the choice, but they make Javert completely restrained, and it kills his whole arc to not have him bubbling over with self righteousness. Crowe was my one big disappointment from the movie. And Stars is boring in this one, which is a damn shame.

  • E-Money

    This breaks my heart. Stars can be so powerful. A la http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...

    Give me one reason he was not cast. Other than his starring role in Porgy and Bess on Broadway...

  • AlwaysConfused

    I see your Norm Lewis and raise you Philip Quast.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...

    Why was he not cast as Javert?

  • Sara_Tonin00

    Hee hee. He looks like a Jedi in that clip.

    (But he was great as Porgy!)

  • Skyler Durden

    The new Les Mis clips have me squeeing so hard! That movie cannot come fast enough.

  • John G.

    Cindy, you're showing very little faith in the website you write for. Joanna already linked to the Girls trailer in Pajiba Love. So, we might coulda heard about it this week already.

  • Enrique del Castillo

    It sort of worked; I didn't watch the video in Pajiba Love but I did now and I'm mildly interested in the series (Chris O'Dowd might have had something to do with it)

  • I was on vacation last week, and apparently the entry search failed me.

  • I didn't see it untiil this article, so good on you getting the word out there for this show. Not to say I don't love Pajiba Love (my Facebook proves I enjoy the links in there), but sometimes, you just miss things, no matter how much you scour -- mod and regular commenter alike.

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