Uinterview.comhttp://uinterview.com/feed/ng413orisb4cco8w/1faj99ab9ry84sc/10jd4cf32dacy/btyfi6arutk48/1snlp1z790v8o/f3emxxq74vwc8gg/afwuz5mb888ogooThe only site on the web where celebrities and newsmakers interact daily with their fans.Copyright Uinterview.comThu, 02 Oct 2014 02:23:34 -0400uinterview<![CDATA[Prince Releases 2 New Albums, Performs With Kendrick Lamar On Livestream Concert]]>http://uinterview.com/news/prince-releases-2-new-albums-performs-with-kendrick-lamar-on-livestream-concert-13101<div align='center'><a href='http://uinterview.com/news/prince-releases-2-new-albums-performs-with-kendrick-lamar-on-livestream-concert-13101'><img src='http://uinterview.com/images/uinterview/news/e59013763a898170640159961b0fdf30-150x150.jpg' alt='' align='left' /></a></div><p><strong>Prince</strong> celebrated the release of his two new albums, <em>Plectrumelectrum</em> and <em>Art Official Age</em>, with a Yahoo concert special, where he invited <strong>Kendrick Lamar</strong> to get up on stage during his performance of “What’s My Name.”</p> <h1> Prince Releases Two New Albums</h1> <p>Prince performed for a live streaming audience Tuesday night, performing songs from, <em>Plectrumelectrum</em>, a full-length album Prince recorded with the group 3rdEyeGirl, and also sampling his solo LP, <em>Art Official Age</em>. The release of these two albums marks a return for Prince, who has not released new music since 2009.</p> <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="169" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/M9R1E4y7_Js" width="300"></iframe></p> <p>Prince’s collaboration with Kendrick Lamar on “What’s My Name” was surprising, not only due to the rapper’s unannounced appearance, but also because the song is from Prince’s 1998 box set, <em>Crystal Ball</em>.</p> <p><iframe allowfullscreen="true" allowtransparency="true" frameborder="0" height="360" mozallowfullscreen="true" scrolling="no" src="https://screen.yahoo.com/kendrick-lamar-prince-collaboration-live-050809674.html?format=embed" webkitallowfullscreen="true" width="640"></iframe></p>Wed, 01 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0400http://uinterview.com/feed/ng413orisb4cco8w/1faj99ab9ry84sc/10jd4cf32dacy/btyfi6arutk48/1snlp1z790v8o/f3emxxq74vwc8gg/afwuz5mb888ogoo/or9ugrqwdnh<![CDATA[Daniel Crespo, Bell Gardens, Calif., Mayor Shot Dead By Wife]]>http://uinterview.com/news/daniel-crespo-bell-gardens-calif-mayor-shot-dead-by-wife-13111<div align='center'><a href='http://uinterview.com/news/daniel-crespo-bell-gardens-calif-mayor-shot-dead-by-wife-13111'><img src='http://uinterview.com/images/uinterview/news/00e6b8f3bf1c042986cd90c67c7040ca-150x150.jpg' alt='' align='left' /></a></div><p>Bell Gardens Mayor Daniel Crespo was shot and killed by his wife, Lyvette, a result of a domestic dispute, on Tuesday afternoon.</p> <h1> Mayor Daniel Crespo Shot By Wife</h1> <p>California state senator <strong>Ricardo Lara </strong>spoke highly of his colleague, saying his death is “shocking and a tremendous loss for our close-knit community. Mayor Crespo was a respected public servant who dedicated his life to protecting and helping others in southeast Los Angeles and throughout the region."</p> <p>The 39 year old Crespo was a native of Brooklyn, New York, where he met and married his high school sweetheart, <strong>Lyvette</strong>. The family moved out to Bell Gardens where they had a daughter in 1987 and a son in 1994. They were married for 28 years.</p> <p>Crespo was first elected to the Bell Gardens’ city council in 2001 and worked as a Los Angeles County probation officer for over a decade—a job he held on to even after becoming mayor last year.</p> <p>"It's a horrible day," said Crespo’s neighbor. "He was such a nice man and was so important to the city."</p> <h1> Lyvette Shot Husband To Protect Son</h1> <p>Sometime between 2p.m. 2:30p.m. yesterday, residents of the Vinas la Campana condo heard three loud popping sounds, and found police cordoning off the area a short time later. Not long after that Crespo’s wife Lyvette was being taken away in handcuffs while her son, <strong>Daniel, Jr</strong>. and husband were being taken to the hospital. Crespo died en route.</p> <p>His brother <strong>William Crespo</strong> commented to the press, "I couldn't believe it - I still can't believe it. I have a sick mom and now my brother is gone. He loved (his family) more than life. He loved his wife a lot, he always loved his wife."</p> <p>According to investigators, Lyvette Crespo was having an altercation with her husband in their bedroom. Daniel interfered and his father started beating him. That’s when Lyvette took her husband’s service weapon and shot him three times, striking the mayor in the chest. Daniel was also questioned, and corroborated his mother’s story; the boy was also being treated for cuts and bruises on his face. Both Lyvette and her son were released with no charges filed against either of them.</p>Wed, 01 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0400http://uinterview.com/feed/ng413orisb4cco8w/1faj99ab9ry84sc/10jd4cf32dacy/btyfi6arutk48/1snlp1z790v8o/f3emxxq74vwc8gg/afwuz5mb888ogoo/23lu59f78ask8<![CDATA[Sabrina Allen, Kidnapped Girl, Returned Home After 12 Years]]>http://uinterview.com/news/sabrina-allen-kidnapped-girl-returned-home-after-12-years-13110<div align='center'><a href='http://uinterview.com/news/sabrina-allen-kidnapped-girl-returned-home-after-12-years-13110'><img src='http://uinterview.com/images/uinterview/news/fc0943c6bd3342e850123592489247d0-150x150.jpg' alt='' align='left' /></a></div><p><strong>Sabrina Allen</strong>, the young Texas girl who was kidnapped by her mother, has been returned home after a 12-year search. Allen had been kidnapped in 2002 by her mother, <strong>Dara Llorens</strong>, a well-documented unstable and mentally-ill individual who did not have primary care of her daughter. Legally, she was a “non-custodial” parent, and was allowed visitation rights. During one of these visits, Llorens disappeared with Sabrina.</p> <h1> Kidnapping Victim Sabrina Allen Returns Home</h1> <p>Over the years the case had many starts and stops, and although the story was covered by the <em>America’s Most Wanted</em>, hundreds of leads took the FBI around the world searching for the pair, and despite some near misses, Llorens remained on the lam. In 2003, she was seen in Mexico with Sabrina, though they managed to evade capture; Allen meanwhile took many trips down to Mexico, making friends and allies.</p> <p> </p> <p>Recently, Mexican officials worked with a team from private investigator Philip Klein's office to locate Allen and Llorens on Tuesday morning at a small apartment in Tlaxcala, two and a half hours from Mexico City. Llorens and her daughter had been living under a variety of assumed names and identities. Llorens is said to have manipulated their daughter and turned her against him. Llorens allegedly told her daughter over this 12-year span that her father was an abusive, violent child molester and a dangerous man.</p> <p> </p> <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/cEQnZyYtNgs" width="420"></iframe></p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p>"She doesn't want to see me, she doesn't want to see any of my family, so we are respecting those wishes," Allen said in a statement. "She's in pretty bad shape as far as my understanding, she was not living a regular life. She has not been going to school."</p> <p> </p> <p>Though Allen has young children with his new wife, he never gave up hope in finding his lost daughter. He had set up websites, kept up with the FBI, and tracked down leads of his own. Sabrina’s recovery has not been given a timetable, nor has a reunion between father and daughter been scheduled. Allen has stated that he’s just happy she’s safe, and is willing to wait as long as it takes until she is ready to see him.</p> <p> </p> <p>"I'm going to ask her if I can give her a hug," he said tearfully.</p> <p> </p> <p>Llorens remains in custody, awaiting a slew of charges.</p> <p> </p> <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/bkJkVCeVJzA" width="560"></iframe></p>Wed, 01 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0400http://uinterview.com/feed/ng413orisb4cco8w/1faj99ab9ry84sc/10jd4cf32dacy/btyfi6arutk48/1snlp1z790v8o/f3emxxq74vwc8gg/afwuz5mb888ogoo/1r44id8oq9msgwoss0<![CDATA['Twilight Saga' Short Films Coming To Facebook, Will Be Directed By Aspiring Female Directors]]>http://uinterview.com/news/twilight-saga-short-films-coming-to-facebook-will-be-directed-by-aspiring-female-directors-13109<div align='center'><a href='http://uinterview.com/news/twilight-saga-short-films-coming-to-facebook-will-be-directed-by-aspiring-female-directors-13109'><img src='http://uinterview.com/images/uinterview/news/92742be7abc16d7f7c9e6c8fc68ddea5-150x150.jpg' alt='' align='left' /></a></div><p><em>Twilight Saga</em> will live on with five short films produced by Lions Gate in partnership with Facebook, each of which will be created by a female director.</p> <h1> <em>Twilight Saga</em> Short Films On Facebook</h1> <p>Each short film will be based on the characters originated in <strong>Stephanie Meyer</strong>’s <em>Twilight</em> series and embodied onscreen in <em>The Twilight Saga</em> that launched the careers of <strong>Kristen Stewart</strong> and <strong>Robert Pattinson</strong>. None of the films will star members of the original cast, and it is unclear who will pen the scripts or which stories will be explored.</p> <p>The short films will be released exclusively on Facebook, creating a partnership that Lions Gate hopes to continue in the future. “We think Facebook is a great way for us to introduce the world of <em>Twilight</em> to a whole new audience while <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/01/business/media/twilight-will-be-revived-via-short-films-on-facebook.html?_r=1" target="_blank">re-energizing existing fans</a>,” said Lions Gate Vice Chariman <strong>Michael Burns</strong>.</p> <p>Each short will be directed by an aspiring female director chosen by a panel of women, which will include Stewart, who portrayed Bella in all five <em>Twilight</em> films, and Meyer. Joining them will be <em>Twilight</em> director <strong>Catherine Hardwicke</strong>, the only female director to have worked on <em>The Twilight Saga</em>, producer <strong>Cathy Schulman</strong>, <em>Frozen</em> co-director <strong>Jennifer Lee</strong> and actors <strong>Kate Winslet</strong>, <strong>Octavia Spencer</strong> and <strong>Julie Bowen</strong>.</p> <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="169" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/uxjNDE2fMjI" width="300"></iframe></p> <h1> Women Directors - The Gender Gap In Hollywood</h1> <p>A recent study from the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media found that <a href="http://www.unwomen.org/en/news/stories/2014/9/geena-davis-study-press-release" target="_blank">women represented only 7% of directors, 13% of writers and 20% of producers</a>. Moreover, only 30.9% of speaking roles were female, a statistic that falls to 23.6 % in the US. In the case of <em>The Twilight Saga</em>, all five films were written by a woman, <strong>Melissa Rosenberg</strong>, but, only one of the films was directed by a woman, the aforementioned Hardwicke – <strong>Chris Weitz</strong> directed <em>New Moon</em>, <strong>David Slade</strong> directed <em>Eclipse</em> and <strong>Bill Condon</strong> directed <em>Breaking Dawn Parts 1 & 2</em>.</p> <p>Meyer said it was the large gender gap that brought her back to <em>The Twilight Saga</em> for the short film series, titled “The Storytellers – New Creative Voices of <em>The Twilight Saga</em>,” which is backed by Women In Film.</p> <p>“The female voice is something that has become more and more important to me as I’ve worked in the film industry. I’m honored to be working with Women In Film, Lionsgate, and Facebook on a project dedicated to giving more <a href="http://variety.com/2014/film/news/twilight-facebook-films-1201317861/" target="_blank">women a chance to be heard creatively</a>” Meyer said in a statement.</p> <p>Lions Gate CEO <strong>Jon Feltheimer</strong> and Burns also echoed the desire for more female representation behind the camera, saying, “Our partnership with Facebook and Women In Film underscores the opportunities for growing our franchises in exciting new directions, and we’re pleased to introduce fresh creative talent to the <em>Twilight</em> universe as part of our commitment to female empowerment in front of and behind the camera.”</p>Wed, 01 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0400http://uinterview.com/feed/ng413orisb4cco8w/1faj99ab9ry84sc/10jd4cf32dacy/btyfi6arutk48/1snlp1z790v8o/f3emxxq74vwc8gg/afwuz5mb888ogoo/777mmcn7pbv2<![CDATA[Shelley Smith, ESPN Reporter, Reveals Breast Cancer Diagnosis]]>http://uinterview.com/news/shelley-smith-espn-reporter-reveals-breast-cancer-diagnosis-13108<div align='center'><a href='http://uinterview.com/news/shelley-smith-espn-reporter-reveals-breast-cancer-diagnosis-13108'><img src='http://uinterview.com/images/uinterview/news/17dea6508e51654814032b4c0af09e49-150x150.jpeg' alt='' align='left' /></a></div><p>ESPN reporter <strong>Shelley Smith</strong>, on the first day of Breast Cancer Awareness month, revealed that she’s battling breast cancer.</p> <h1> Shelley Smith Announces Breast Cancer Battle</h1> <p>Smith took to Twitter to make her announcement Wednesday, writing, “I now join the one in eight women who are battling breast cancer. Early detection will save my life. Tell loved ones.”</p> <p> </p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"> <p>I now join the one in eight women who are battling breast cancer. Early detection will save my life. Tell loved ones.</p> — Shelley Smith (@ShelleyESPN) <a href="https://twitter.com/ShelleyESPN/status/517347814234660864">October 1, 2014</a></blockquote> <br /> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p> </p> <p>Smith’s cancer treatments will begin in January, and the sports journalist, who has been with ESPN since 1997, plans on keeping a positive attitude throughout the process.</p> <p> </p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"> <p>I am strong and positive as I fight this, just like so many of my breast cancer warrior sisters. We're Gonna Win!</p> — Shelley Smith (@ShelleyESPN) <a href="https://twitter.com/ShelleyESPN/status/517348600855429122">October 1, 2014</a></blockquote> <br /> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p> </p> <p>Using her platform as a well-known media personality, Smith stressed the importance of early detection in beating cancer. She encourages women to check all of the warning signs.</p> <p> </p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"> <p>And remember, the warning signs are not just lumps. Check for irregular shape, skin condition and pain. And follow up.</p> — Shelley Smith (@ShelleyESPN) <a href="https://twitter.com/ShelleyESPN/status/517354607090335744">October 1, 2014</a></blockquote> <br /> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p> </p> <p> </p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"> <p>And don't be afraid. Science is doing remarkable things.</p> — Shelley Smith (@ShelleyESPN) <a href="https://twitter.com/ShelleyESPN/status/517354676078260224">October 1, 2014</a></blockquote> <br /> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p> </p> <p>Smith is the latest in a string of media personalities to publically reveal their battle with cancer. Recently, Smith <a href="http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=11621711" target="_blank">spoke with <em>Good Morning America</em> co-anchor <strong>Robin Roberts</strong></a>, who beat her own cancer diagnoses. Former <em>Good Morning America</em> host <a href="http://uinterview.com/tag/joan-lunden" target="_blank"><strong>Joan Lunden </strong></a>is chronicling her breast cancer battle on her blog and posed on the cover of <em>People</em> magazine bald to raise awareness and remove the stigma of the effects of chemotherapy.</p>Wed, 01 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0400http://uinterview.com/feed/ng413orisb4cco8w/1faj99ab9ry84sc/10jd4cf32dacy/btyfi6arutk48/1snlp1z790v8o/f3emxxq74vwc8gg/afwuz5mb888ogoo/ap48lddqabk0gkw<![CDATA[Julia Pierson, Secret Service Director, Resigning Following White House Security Breaches]]>http://uinterview.com/news/julia-pierson-secret-service-director-resigning-following-white-house-security-breaches-13107<div align='center'><a href='http://uinterview.com/news/julia-pierson-secret-service-director-resigning-following-white-house-security-breaches-13107'><img src='http://uinterview.com/images/uinterview/news/87baf3d19b6bfa23811e580e0191828a-150x150.jpg' alt='' align='left' /></a></div><p><strong>Julia Pierson</strong>, director of the Secret Service, has stepped down from her post amidst increase scrutiny on the agents responsible for protecting the safety of the president and first family.</p> <h1> Julia Pierson Resigns</h1> <p>Pierson’s retirement was announced in a statement by Department of Homeland Security Secretary <strong>Jeh Johnson, </strong>reported CBS News.<strong> </strong>Johnson revealed that not only has he accepted Pierson’s offer of resignation, but has already found an interim replacement in former Secret Service agent <strong>Joseph Clancy</strong>.</p> <p>"Today Julia Pierson, the Director of the United States Secret Service, <a href="http://www.cbsnews.com/news/secret-service-director-julia-pierson-steps-down/" target="_blank">offered her resignation</a>, and I accepted it. I salute her 30 years of distinguished service to the Secret Service and the Nation," read Johnson’s statement. "As an interim Acting Director of the Secret Service, I am appointing Joseph Clancy, formerly Special Agent in Charge of the Presidential Protective Division of the Secret Service. Mr. Clancy retired from the Secret Service in 2011. I appreciate his willingness to leave his position in the private sector on very short notice and return to public service for a period."</p> <p>On Tuesday, Pierson was met with a fair amount of criticism during a congressional hearing regarding <strong>Omar Gonzalez’</strong>s breach of the White House grounds. During the hearing, Pierson was hammed on details of the incident, including how Gonzalez managed to get past five rings of security, pass the staircase that leads up to the Obama family’s private residence and<a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/white-house-fence-jumper-made-it-far-deeper-into-building-than-previously-known/2014/09/29/02efd53e-47ea-11e4-a046-120a8a855cca_story.html" target="_blank"> into the East Room</a> before an off-duty Secret Service agent managed to apprehend him.</p> <p>In response to the criticism, Pierson admitted, “It’s clear that our security plan was not properly executed. I take full responsibility. <a href="http://www.cnn.com/2014/09/30/politics/wh-secret-service-hearing/index.html" target="_blank">What happened is unacceptable</a>, and it will never happen again.”</p> <p>Despite Pierson’s admission of responsibility and vows to improve security going forward, politicians on both sides of the aisle felt that it might be time for Pierson to resign from her post. The Gonzalez incident served to unearth two previous incidents that further troubled lawmakers – <a href="http://time.com/3441753/white-house-shooting-secret-service/" target="_blank">gunfire hitting the White House</a> in 2011 (which the Secret Service did not realize until four days after the shots were fired) and an <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/armed-former-convict-was-on-elevator-with-obama-in-atlanta/2014/09/30/76d7da24-48e3-11e4-891d-713f052086a0_story.html?wpmk=MK0000203" target="_blank">armed security contractor</a> with 3 assault and battery charges on his record riding an elevator with President <strong>Barack Obama</strong> on Sept. 16 in Atlanta.</p> <p>"The president should fire her <a href="http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-10-01/secret-service-chief-hit-by-bipartisan-outrage-on-lapses.html" target="_blank">or at least she should resign</a>,” Rep. <strong>Jason Chaffetz</strong> (R-Utah) told Bloomberg News.</p> <p>"I <a href="http://www.cnn.com/video/?/video/politics/2014/10/01/exp-wolf-blitzer-intv-rep-elijah-cummings-secret-service.cnn&video_referrer=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.cnn.com%2Fvideo%2Fdata%2F3.0%2Fvideo%2Fpolitics%2F2014%2F10%2F01%2Fexp-wolf-blitzer-intv-rep-elijah-cummings-secret-service.cnn%2Findex.xml" target="_blank">want her to go</a> if she cannot restore trust in the agency, and if she cannot get the culture back in order," Rep. <strong>Elijah Cummings</strong> (D-Md), told CNN Wednesday. "I told her that she's got a tall order there."</p> <p>Pierson took over the post of Secret Service Director in March 2013 following <strong>Mark Sullivan</strong>’s retirement. Pierson previously served as the Secret Service Chief of Staff from 2008 until she took the director position.</p> <p> </p> <p> </p>Wed, 01 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0400http://uinterview.com/feed/ng413orisb4cco8w/1faj99ab9ry84sc/10jd4cf32dacy/btyfi6arutk48/1snlp1z790v8o/f3emxxq74vwc8gg/afwuz5mb888ogoo/muxpk4ic9<![CDATA[Eric Matthew Frein Manhunt: Pipe Bombs Discovered By Officers]]>http://uinterview.com/news/eric-matthew-frein-manhunt-pipe-bombs-discovered-by-officers-13106<div align='center'><a href='http://uinterview.com/news/eric-matthew-frein-manhunt-pipe-bombs-discovered-by-officers-13106'><img src='http://uinterview.com/images/uinterview/news/7edcb5565cbb5c3d32bad2d2eea5c666-150x150.jpg' alt='' align='left' /></a></div><p>Pennsylvania police encountered two pipe bombs while searching for alleged cop-killer <strong>Eric Matthew Frein</strong>.</p> <h1> Pennsylvania Police Shooter On The Run</h1> <p>Frein, 31, is now one of the FBI’s Most Wanted after allegedly attacking local police officers, killing local law encourcement Byron Dickson and critically injuring Trooper <strong>Alex Douglas</strong>. The shooting took place on Sept. 12 outside the state police barracks, and police are now calling it a planned attack. After seizing Frein’s computer, police say that they found evidence that Frein had been planning the attack and his subsequent life on the run, doing internet research on “<a href="http://www.cnn.com/2014/09/30/justice/pennsylvania-trooper-shooting/index.html" target="_blank">how to avoid police manhunts</a>” and wilderness survival skills.</p> <h1> Pipe Bombs, Other Weapons Discovered</h1> <p>Frein is believed to be hiding out in the woods near his childhood home in Canadensis, where police have found discarded weapons, supplies, and used adult diapers, suggesting Frein prepared his exit strategy. On Tuesday it was announced that, in addition to diapers and other supplies, the police found two functioning pipe bombs, which could have been detonated by a trip wire or a lit fuse.</p> <p>“Over the last few days we have found several items that undoubtedly confirm Eric Frein is hiding in our search area. We have found <a href="http://www.cnn.com/2014/09/30/justice/pennsylvania-trooper-shooting/index.html" target="_blank">a number of items belonging to Frein</a>, some of which were hastily discarded,” announced Pennsylvania State Police Lt. Col. <strong>George Bivens</strong>.</p> <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="169" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/R-jEPh5E6fk" width="300"></iframe></p> <p>The manhunt has been going on for weeks, but Bivens announced on Tuesday that he belives they are closing in on Frein, taking his discarding of belongings as a sign of stress: “I am calling on you, Eric, to surrender. You are clearly stressed. You are making significant mistakes. We continue to take your supplies and your weapon stockpiles. While you are no doubt weakening our troopers’ resolve is very strong. We are not going anywhere,” Biven said in a message to Frein.</p> <p>Though the pipe bombs discovered were left live, early reports suggest that Frein does not intend to hurt any civilians, but has a vendetta against law enforcement. “I am convinced that Frein has engaged in a personal battle with law enforcement, specifically the Pennsylvania State Police, and will likely stay focused on that fight,” Bivens said.</p> <p>Furthermore, State Police Commissioner <strong>Frank Noonan</strong> stated that investigators believed Frein to have expressed a desire “to kill law enforcement officers and also to <a href="http://www.cnn.com/2014/09/22/justice/pennsylvania-suspected-cop-killer/index.html" target="_blank">commit mass acts of murder</a>.”</p> <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="169" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/76UmJ66nWjI" width="300"></iframe></p>Wed, 01 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0400http://uinterview.com/feed/ng413orisb4cco8w/1faj99ab9ry84sc/10jd4cf32dacy/btyfi6arutk48/1snlp1z790v8o/f3emxxq74vwc8gg/afwuz5mb888ogoo/vuq8t8qt6msok44<![CDATA[Lindsay Lohan Defends Her Performance Ahead Of West End Theatre Debut]]>http://uinterview.com/news/lindsay-lohan-defends-her-performance-ahead-of-west-end-theatre-debut-13105<div align='center'><a href='http://uinterview.com/news/lindsay-lohan-defends-her-performance-ahead-of-west-end-theatre-debut-13105'><img src='http://uinterview.com/images/uinterview/news/7a2a4e4f45237a9d275ed21aa0b5bec3-150x150.jpeg' alt='' align='left' /></a></div><p><strong>Lindsay Lohan</strong> received some poor early reviews after her first preview performance of <strong>David Mamet</strong>’s <em>Speed-The-Plow</em>, but the actress is determined not to let her critics get her down ahead of the play’s proper debut.</p> <h1> Lindsay Lohan In 'Speed-The-Plow'</h1> <p>Lohan, 28,<a href="http://uinterview.com/news/lindsay-lohan-forgets-lines-during-speed-the-plow-preview-13040" target="_blank"> fumbled a few of her lines</a> during the first preview show, getting some help from a prop and a backstage crewmember who answered her line call. Yet, as many of the premature reviews noted, and as Lohan is quick to note: it could have been worse.</p> <p>“It <a href="http://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/celebrity-news/lilo-reveals-how-shes-risen-4331593" target="_blank">could’ve been a disaster</a> – but it wasn’t by far,” Lohan told the <em>U.K. Mirror.</em> “I could’ve not shown up. But of course I did, it’s my show.”</p> <p>“Everyone is always going to be judgmental, no matter what,” Lohan added, claiming she’s avoided reading the notices. “I respect people have an opinion, but I’m doing the best I can and will for the duration. I’m doing this because working makes me feel happy and this is a new venture for me.”</p> <p>Lohan went on to note that she was affected by some nerves, but that fortunately the others involved in the play have been supportive and encouraging. “I was nervous on the first night because I’d never done it before. But everyone has been really great. I love the stage manager...they’ve all been kind, gracious and comforting,” she said.</p> <p>As she keeps performing on the West End stage, Lohan hopes that she’ll grow more accustomed to the theater, having only previously acted in feature films and on television. “Every night feels more natural and comfortable. I’m not used to a live audience, it’s a much quicker buzz,” Lohan admitted, “When you do a movie you have to wait until the premiere to get that feeling.”</p> <p><em>Speed-the-Plow </em>director <strong>Lindsay Posner</strong> has consistently come to the defense of the actress. Posner has admitted that getting Lohan involved had something to do with the attention she’d attract to the production. However, he’s also maintained that she was someone who was right for the part, has taken to the stage as a natural and hasn’t shown any of the behaviors that previously made her a risky gamble of a star.</p> <p>“There’s <a href="http://www.theguardian.com/film/2014/oct/01/lindsay-lohan-london-stage-theatre-david-mamet" target="_blank">never been a problem</a> of that nature,” Posner told the <em>Guardian</em>, speaking of her alleged penchant for tardiness. “And in terms of Lindsay’s illness and her addiction, I’m pretty certain she’s properly in recovery – in fact I know she is because there’s been no evidence of that whatsoever.”</p> <p>Formal reviews of Lohan's performance in <em>Speed-the-Plow</em> will come out after her official debut Wednesday night.</p>Wed, 01 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0400http://uinterview.com/feed/ng413orisb4cco8w/1faj99ab9ry84sc/10jd4cf32dacy/btyfi6arutk48/1snlp1z790v8o/f3emxxq74vwc8gg/afwuz5mb888ogoo/7qsjblit7boc0o4<![CDATA[Dick Donato, 'Big Brother' Contestant, Reveals He's HIV-Positive]]>http://uinterview.com/news/dick-donato-big-brother-contestant-reveals-hes-hiv-positive-13104<div align='center'><a href='http://uinterview.com/news/dick-donato-big-brother-contestant-reveals-hes-hiv-positive-13104'><img src='http://uinterview.com/images/uinterview/news/6b0ac3114ad8607d16c9c34c220c6ac4-150x150.jpg' alt='' align='left' /></a></div><p><strong>Dick Donato</strong>, who won season 8 of <em>Big Brother</em>, revealed on <em>Couples Therapy </em>that he’s been living with HIV for years.</p> <h1> Dick Donato Is HIV-Positive</h1> <p>Donato, 51, found out he was HIV-positive while filming season 13 of <em>Big Brother</em> back in 2011 with his daughter <strong>Daniele Donato</strong>. The LA-based bar manager shockingly left the show during filming for “personal reasons,” which Donato is now revealing was his positive HIV test result.</p> <p>"They told me that something was wrong with my blood test," Donato told <em>People</em> magazine, referring to <em>Big Brother</em>’s producers. "They had done two HIV tests. One <a href="http://www.people.com/article/big-brother-winner-dick-donato-hiv-positive" target="_blank">had come back positive </a>and the other had come back negative.” Donato revealed that a third test came back positive, adding, “When they told me, I just went numb. They had a car take me from CBS to my mother's house. She was the first person I told."</p> <p>Aside from his mother, one of the first people Donato had to tell about the diagnosis was his girlfriend. Fortunately for the reality TV show star, his girlfriend not only tested negative for the disease herself, but showed him compassion and understanding. As for other people, Donato has said he’s realized that he can’t worry about what other people will assume about him from his diagnosis.</p> <p>"People are going to make assumptions about how I got it, and that's okay," he said. "People are afraid to come forward because they're afraid of the stigma of HIV. I'm not gay and I've never stuck a needle in my arm, but at this point, it doesn't matter. We create a stigma around the disease that makes it hard for people to publicly say they have it."</p> <p>Donato’s decision to be open about his HIV status emerged from a realization that he had a platform from which he could help other people – and because he was tired of lying about it and always worrying about the secret being found out.</p> <p>"I went to a clinic that had a big sign that said 'HIV' and I thought, 'What if someone sees me?' My computer and router were hacked and I was afraid that someone would leak the information," said Donato. "I came up with excuses – people wondered why I was taking medicine regularly. When people asked why I left <em>Big Brother</em>, I would give quippy, smart-ass answers."</p> <p>These days, being HIV-positive is not a death sentence and Donato is fortunate that his case is relatively mild.</p> <p>"I take one pill a day. The only side effect I've noticed is that I have a lot of vivid dreams that wake me up during the night. But it's a small price to pay: My viral load is virtually undetectable, I'm happy to say,” he revealed. “I live a very normal life and don't have a lot of health issues. It also means that it's highly unlikely I could pass the disease along, although I don't have unsafe sex anymore. I fully expect to die of something else when I get old, not HIV or AIDS."</p> <p>Donato will go into further detail about his diagnosis on Wednesday’s episode of VH1’s <em>Couple’s Therapy</em> in a session with Dr. <strong>Jenn Berman</strong>. In an episode to air later on, he’ll talk about it with the rest of the show’s cast.</p> <p> </p> <div style="background-color:#000000;width:520px;"> <div style="padding:4px;"> <iframe frameborder="0" height="288" src="http://media.mtvnservices.com/embed/mgid:uma:video:vh1.com:1086177/cp~id%3D1731403%26vid%3D1086177%26uri%3Dmgid%3Auma%3Avideo%3Avh1.com%3A1086177" width="512"></iframe> <p style="text-align:left;background-color:#FFFFFF;padding:4px;margin-top:4px;margin-bottom:0px;font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12px;">Get More:<br /> <a href="http://www.vh1.com/shows/" style="color:#439CD8;" target="_blank">TV Shows</a>, <a href="http://www.vh1.com/video/full_episodes.jhtml" style="color:#439CD8;" target="_blank">Full Episode Video</a>, <a href="http://www.vh1.com/shows/" style="color:#439CD8;" target="_blank">Reality TV Shows</a></p> </div> </div> <br /> <p> </p>Wed, 01 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0400http://uinterview.com/feed/ng413orisb4cco8w/1faj99ab9ry84sc/10jd4cf32dacy/btyfi6arutk48/1snlp1z790v8o/f3emxxq74vwc8gg/afwuz5mb888ogoo/41jlo1gr7z8kk04<![CDATA[Amanda Bynes Kicked Out Of Fashion School, Allegedly Arrived At Classes High]]>http://uinterview.com/news/amanda-bynes-kicked-out-of-fashion-school-allegedly-arrived-at-classes-high-13103<div align='center'><a href='http://uinterview.com/news/amanda-bynes-kicked-out-of-fashion-school-allegedly-arrived-at-classes-high-13103'><img src='http://uinterview.com/images/uinterview/news/a325fba1d10103f71e4b740551158b04-150x150.jpg' alt='' align='left' /></a></div><p><strong>Amanda Bynes</strong>, prior to her latest DUI arrest, had reportedly been kicked out of the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in Irvine, Calif.</p> <h1> Amanda Bynes Kicked Out Of School</h1> <p>Bynes, 28, was<a href="http://www.tmz.com/2014/10/01/amanda-bynes-kicked-out-fashion-school-expelled-fidm" target="_blank"> kicked out of the fashion design school</a> after displaying disruptive and troubling behavior over a period of time, reports TMZ. Apparently, the former <em>What I Like About You </em>star would show up to class high on marijuana. As a result, she allegedly donned sunglasses inside the classroom and would burst into spontaneous bouts of laughter.</p> <p>Bynes’ in-class antics also reportedly included engaging in “horrendous arguments,” according to fellow student<strong> Rachel Loritz.</strong> Loritz also claims the former child actress would ask fellow students to do her homework for her for a fee.</p> <p>Bynes was also supposedly caught cheating during an exam.</p> <h1> Bynes DUI Arrest</h1> <p>Earlier in the week, it was reported that Bynes had been <a href="http://uinterview.com/news/amanda-bynes-arrested-for-dui-in-los-angeles-13072" target="_blank">arrested for a DUI</a> in Los Angeles. California High Patrol pulled her over on Sunday, Sept. 28 and "determined she was under the influence of a controlled substance. She was released on $15,000 bail Sunday afternoon. It has subsequently been revealed that Bynes was on Adderall, for which she has a prescription.</p> <p>Following the arrest, Bynes parents have claimed that they do not know their daughter's whereabouts. Since their conservatorship ended over the summer, Bynes has stopped living with them. The parents, who have<a href="http://guardianlv.com/2014/10/amanda-bynes-parents-refuse-to-continue-conservatorship-friends-worried/" target="_blank"> no desire to retain another conservatorship</a> over Bynes, believe that their daughter is merely spoiled and too interested in smoking pot. During the conservatorship, Bynes' mother infamously claimed that her daughter <a href="http://uinterview.com/news/amanda-bynes-off-her-meds-mom-believes-problem-was-marijuana-not-mental-illness-11107" target="_blank">did not have the mental illnesses </a>the doctor's had been treating her for and had taken her off of her medications.</p> <p> </p>Wed, 01 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0400http://uinterview.com/feed/ng413orisb4cco8w/1faj99ab9ry84sc/10jd4cf32dacy/btyfi6arutk48/1snlp1z790v8o/f3emxxq74vwc8gg/afwuz5mb888ogoo/g4hr8pkj2q8<![CDATA[Malcolm Young, AC/DC Founding Member, Diagnosed With Dementia]]>http://uinterview.com/news/malcolm-young-acdc-founding-member-diagnosed-with-dementia-13100<div align='center'><a href='http://uinterview.com/news/malcolm-young-acdc-founding-member-diagnosed-with-dementia-13100'><img src='http://uinterview.com/images/uinterview/news/d2d4139d0081fbec667853a4a508d250-150x150.jpg' alt='' align='left' /></a></div><p><strong>Malcolm Young</strong>, one of the founding members of rock back AC/DC, is battling dementia.</p> <h1> Malcolm Young Has Dementia</h1> <p>Young’s diagnosis was confirmed by his family in a statement to <em>People</em> magazine. "Malcolm is <a href="http://www.people.com/article/malcolm-young-ac-dc-dementia" target="_blank">suffering from dementia</a> and the family thanks you for respecting their privacy," the statement read.</p> <p>Back in April, it was announced that Young, who played guitar for AC/DC over the last four decades, would be taking a break from the band due to poor health.</p> <p>“After forty years of life dedicated to AC/DC, guitarist and founding member Malcolm Young is <a href="http://www.acdc.com/us/news/message-acdc" target="_blank">taking a break</a> from the band due to ill health,” AC/DC said in a statement on the band’s website back in April. “Malcolm would like to thank the group’s diehard legions of fans worldwide for their never-ending love and support.”</p> <p>The band added, “In light of this news, AC/DC asks that Malcolm and his family’s privacy be respected during this time. The band will continue to make music.”</p> <p>More recently, the band released another statement revealing that Young will not be returning to the band. In his place, his nephew <strong>Stevie Young</strong> will go on their upcoming tour.</p> <p>“Earlier this year AC/DC released a statement explaining that due to illness, Malcolm would be taking a break from the band. Unfortunately, due to the nature of Malcolm’s condition, he will <a href="http://www.acdc.com/us/news/new-album-out-december-2" target="_blank">not be returning to the band</a>,” the new statement reads. “AC/DC will undertake a world tour in support of ‘Rock or Bust’ in 2015. Stevie Young, nephew of founding members Angus and Malcolm Young, plays rhythm guitar on 'Rock or Bust' and will accompany the band on tour.”</p>Wed, 01 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0400http://uinterview.com/feed/ng413orisb4cco8w/1faj99ab9ry84sc/10jd4cf32dacy/btyfi6arutk48/1snlp1z790v8o/f3emxxq74vwc8gg/afwuz5mb888ogoo/d241gzrf72o88kk<![CDATA[E.J. Johnson Undergoes Gastric Sleeve Surgery, Drops 50 Pounds]]>http://uinterview.com/news/ej-johnson-undergoes-gastric-sleeve-surgery-drops-50-pounds-13099<div align='center'><a href='http://uinterview.com/news/ej-johnson-undergoes-gastric-sleeve-surgery-drops-50-pounds-13099'><img src='http://uinterview.com/images/uinterview/news/3deb5a297524863af251426f6ffe018d-150x150.png' alt='' align='left' /></a></div><p><strong>E.J. Johnson</strong>, the<em> Rich Kids of Beverly Hills</em> star and son of <strong>Magic Johnson</strong>, has dropped 50 pounds since undergoing gastric sleeve surgery five weeks ago.</p> <h1> E.J. Johnson Weight Loss</h1> <p>Johnson, 22, after two years of contemplating the surgery, decided to undergo it in an effort to jumpstart his efforts to slim down and get healthy.</p> <p>"Nothing was working, and I wanted to make <a href="http://www.people.com/article/e-j-johnson-undergoes-weight-loss-surgery" target="_blank">a more permanent decision</a> to get back on track," he told <em>People</em> magazine. "[But] I wanted to wait until I was a little bit older to know how to handle myself afterwards."</p> <p>After already losing 50 pounds, Johnson estimates that it will be about a year until he’s at his goal weight, though the 6’2” young man doesn’t have an exact weight in mind. "I'll just know when I look like what I want," he says.</p> <p><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="0" height="349" scrolling="no" src="//instagram.com/p/tbyTe-RuEN/embed/" width="300"></iframe></p> <p>Since the surgery, Johnson has been watching what he’s eating, consuming healthy meals and snacks throughout the day. Generally, he eats cereal for breakfast, a salad for lunch and a lean protein paired with vegetables for dinner.</p> <p>In addition to the attention he’s paying to his nutrition, Johnson has also been serious about working out. He’s taking dance cardio and Pilates classes four to five days a week. "Being able to take control of my life again,” said Johnson, “take control of what I'm eating and my fitness is enlightening and empowering."</p>Wed, 01 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0400http://uinterview.com/feed/ng413orisb4cco8w/1faj99ab9ry84sc/10jd4cf32dacy/btyfi6arutk48/1snlp1z790v8o/f3emxxq74vwc8gg/afwuz5mb888ogoo/34wx9jgrpzuoog<![CDATA['The Voice' Recap: Blind Auditions Part 4 - Pharrell Gets Down On His Knees For Katriz Trinidad]]>http://uinterview.com/news/the-voice-recap-blind-auditions-part-4-pharrell-gets-down-on-his-knees-for-katriz-trinidad-13097<div align='center'><a href='http://uinterview.com/news/the-voice-recap-blind-auditions-part-4-pharrell-gets-down-on-his-knees-for-katriz-trinidad-13097'><img src='http://uinterview.com/images/uinterview/news/7fa399533c7b4c27c9b610b5c29749f6-150x150.jpg' alt='' align='left' /></a></div><p><strong>Pharrell</strong> got down on his knees to win over <strong>Katriz Trinidad</strong> in the third round of blind auditions on <em>The Voice</em>, beating out <strong>Gwen Stefani </strong>and <strong>Blake Shelton</strong> while <strong>Adam Levine</strong> looked on.</p> <h1> Blind Auditions Part 4</h1> <p><strong>Katriz Trinidad</strong>, 15, the daughter of immigrant parents, had her entire family backstage cheering her on for her audition – Etta James’ “At Last.” Katriz’s control and tone got Gwen, Pharrell and Blake to turn around before she got through with the first verse. At the end of her first run, Pharrell stood up for her, and he was clearly in love.</p> <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="169" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/0EHVoeQ9FEw" width="300"></iframe></p> <p>“I never thought that I would ever find something that I usually look for my own label. Like, I’ve been dreaming for an artist like you all my career,” Pharrell said. “I want you on my team, so bad, and I’ve never done this,” he said, getting on his knees. Pharrell’s pleading worked, and Katriz landed on Team Pharrell.</p> <p><br /> <strong>Ethan Butler</strong>, who says music helps connect to his autistic sister, and dedicated his audition song, “Beneath Your Beautiful.” Adam and Blake were the first and only ones to turn around, and Adam was thrilled to fight with Blake over Ethan. In the end, Ethan went with his original coach of choice: Adam.</p> <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="169" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/UO5aTJgP5fU" width="300"></iframe></p> <p><strong>Tanner Linford</strong>, 17, auditioned last year, but honestly looks like he’s 12 so that’s impossible. He said he’s two inches taller and has a deeper range (cause, you know, puberty). “When You Say Nothing At All.” The coaches were silent until the very last note, when Blake pushed his button.</p> <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="169" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/H3-J4-sjYtI" width="300"></iframe></p> <p><strong>Jean Kelley</strong>, 29, auditioned with “Already Gone,” and, while her entire performance was strong, it was the high notes she hit at the end that got Gwen and Blake to push their buttons. Gwen won Jean over in the end.</p> <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="169" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/NkW8kEliZQ0" width="300"></iframe></p> <p><strong>Chris Jamison</strong>, a triplet, sang “Gravity” and got Pharrell and Blake to turn around early, but it wasn’t until he hit the high notes that Adam turned around and Gwen followed at the last minute. Adam connected with Chris over musical influences and Chris responded to Adam’s constructive criticism. Chris: Team Adam.</p> <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="169" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/tbmNwftjQyU" width="300"></iframe></p> <p><strong>Craig Wayne</strong> got both Blake and Pharrell to turn their chairs with his soulful country cover of “The Whiskey Ain’t Workin’.” Craig went with his country roots and chose to work with Blake, who promised him they would turn The Voice into a honky-tonk.</p> <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="169" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/63VlhndZyeQ" width="300"></iframe></p> <p><strong>Toia Jones</strong>, who performs in a band with her boyfriend, sang the hell out of “One and Only” and got Pharrell and Adam to turn their chairs. Adam worked his charm, as usual, and Pharrell decided to appeal to Toia’s independent spirit, telling her, “If you go on his team he’s going to lift you. If you come on my team, I’m going to help you lift yourself.” Pharrell’s desire to help Toia find herself as an artist won her over. Toia: Team Pharrell.</p> <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="169" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/dTA1OES3nnc" width="300"></iframe></p> <p><strong>Amanda Lee</strong>’s country swag on “Put the Gun Down” got Gwen to turn around early, and had the other judges rocking out behind their chairs. Gwen was shocked that none of the other judges turned for Amanda, and immediately ran up to the stage to give Amanda her Team Gwen shirt. “You guys are all really stupid because she was amazing,” Gwen said. Pharrell agreed that he had missed out, but gave Amanda a congratulations hug.</p> <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="169" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/ZXl-9HDp_cM" width="300"></iframe></p> <p>Montage: Gwen got <strong>Gianna Salvato</strong>, but lost <strong>Rebekah Samarin </strong>to Team Adam. And Blake picked up 16-year-old <strong>Grant Ganzer</strong>.</p> <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="169" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/C-5MS_PKfjs" width="300"></iframe></p> <p><strong>Jonathan Wyndham</strong>, 22, closed out the night with a four chair turn around cover of “Say Something.” The singer, who was clearly nervous, was a fan of all the judges, and told Adam that he had been obsessed with Maroon 5 since he was 12. Needless to say, he went to Team Adam.</p> <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="169" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/XHHM09E_Big" width="300"></iframe></p> <h1> <em>The Voice</em> Teams</h1> <p><strong>Team Adam:</strong> Alessandra Castronovo, Chris Jamison, Clara Hong, Damien, Ethan Butler, Joe Kirk, Jonathan Wyndham, Kelli Douglas, Mia Pfirrman, Rebekah SAmarin</p> <p><strong>Team Gwen:</strong> Amanda Lee Peers, Anita Antoinette, Bryanna Salaz, Gianna Salvato, Jean Kelley, Jessie Pitts, Menlik Zergabachew, Sugar Joans, Taylor John Williams, Troy Ritchie</p> <p><strong>Team Pharrell:</strong> Blessing Offer, Danica Shirey, Elyjuh Rene, Jordy Searcy, Katriz Trinidad, Luke Wade, Maiya Sykes, Ricky Manning, Taylor Phelan, Troia Jones</p> <p><strong>Team Blake:</strong> Allison Bray, Bree Fondacaro, Craig Wayne Boyd, Grant Ganzer, James David Carter, John Martin, Kensington Moore, Reagan James, Tanner Linford, Taylor Brashears</p> <p><em>The Voice </em>will return for a final round of Blind Auditions Monday at 8 p.m. on NBC.</p>Wed, 01 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0400http://uinterview.com/feed/ng413orisb4cco8w/1faj99ab9ry84sc/10jd4cf32dacy/btyfi6arutk48/1snlp1z790v8o/f3emxxq74vwc8gg/afwuz5mb888ogoo/bs16k2inhsg8kk8o<![CDATA[Mary Louise Parker Penning Memoir Called 'Dear Mr. You' A Collection Of Letters To Ex Boyfriends]]>http://uinterview.com/news/mary-louise-parker-penning-memoir-called-dear-mr-you-a-collection-of-letters-to-ex-boyfriends-13095<div align='center'><a href='http://uinterview.com/news/mary-louise-parker-penning-memoir-called-dear-mr-you-a-collection-of-letters-to-ex-boyfriends-13095'><img src='http://uinterview.com/images/uinterview/news/ec37fc5c0534285696eb881829fcd915-150x150.jpg' alt='' align='left' /></a></div><p><strong>Mary Louise Parker,</strong> best known for starring on Showtime’s <em>Weeds</em>, plans to write a memoir for Scriber in the form of letters to men she’s known throughout her life.</p> <h1> Mary Louise Parker Memoir</h1> <p>Parker, 50, announced her memoir, titled <em>Dr. Mr. You,</em> in a press release. “I am so <a href="http://www.theguardian.com/books/tvandradioblog/2014/sep/29/mary-louise-parker-memoir-men" target="_blank">honored and thrilled</a> to be working with Scribner and in the company of such wonderful writers,” said the actress.</p> <p>As for Scriber, they’re wholly excited to have Parker joining their list of impressive memoirists. “From <strong>Frank McCourt</strong> to <strong>Jeannette Walls</strong> to <strong>Anjelica Huston</strong>,<a href="http://deadline.com/2014/09/books-weeds-star-mary-louise-parker-signs-with-scribner-842855/" target="_blank"> Scribner loves a great memoirist</a>, and Mary-Louise Parker is one,” said <strong>Nan Graham</strong>, Senior Vice President and Publisher of Scribner. “Her writing is magnificent; the conceit – a memoir in letters to men – is wholly original and brilliantly executed.”</p> <p><strong>Colin Harrison</strong>, vice-presideent and editor-in-chief of Scribner added, “Mary-Louise Parker’s prose is vivid, urgent and emotionally frank.”</p> <p>Parker has previously published essays and short stories, including one about her father and her son for <em>Esquire</em> in 2012. It's unknown if Parker will be writing letters to he father and son in her memoir, or who else may or may not make the cut.</p> <p>Parker<a href="http://www.theguardian.com/books/tvandradioblog/2014/sep/29/mary-louise-parker-memoir-men" target="_blank"> previously dated actor <strong>Billy Crudup</strong>,</a> with whom she had her son. She was later engaged to <em>Grey's Anatomy</em> actor <strong>Jeffrey Dean Morgan </strong>and was last linked to singer <strong>Charlie Mars. </strong></p>Wed, 01 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0400http://uinterview.com/feed/ng413orisb4cco8w/1faj99ab9ry84sc/10jd4cf32dacy/btyfi6arutk48/1snlp1z790v8o/f3emxxq74vwc8gg/afwuz5mb888ogoo/fe12kt0xbj4kg00<![CDATA['Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon' Sequel Coming To Netflix And IMAX]]>http://uinterview.com/news/crouching-tiger-hidden-dragon-sequel-coming-to-netflix-and-imax-13096<div align='center'><a href='http://uinterview.com/news/crouching-tiger-hidden-dragon-sequel-coming-to-netflix-and-imax-13096'><img src='http://uinterview.com/images/uinterview/news/421d227b8140f54d36fa57fa385721d4-150x150.jpg' alt='' align='left' /></a></div><p>Netflix will be producing its first original film, <em>Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: The Green Legend</em>, a sequel to 2000’s Oscar-winning film <em>Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon</em>.</p> <h1> <em>Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: The Green Legend</em></h1> <p>The film, a joint venture with The Weinstein Company, is set to debut on Netflix streaming Aug. 28, 2015, but, fans who demand to see the martial arts sequences on a big screen will be able to see the sequel in select IMAX theaters.</p> <p>“Fans will have unprecedented choice in how they enjoy an amazing and memorable film that combines intense action and incredible beauty. We are honored to be working with Harvey Weinstein and a world-class team of creators to bring this epic story to people all over the world and to partner with IMAX, a brand that represents the highest quality of immersive entertainment, in <a href="http://insidemovies.ew.com/2014/09/29/crouching-tiger-hidden-dragon-sequel-netflix-imax/" target="_blank">the distribution of this film</a>,” said <strong>Ted Sarandos,</strong> the chief content officer at Netflix.</p> <p><strong>Yuen Wo-Ping</strong> (<em>Tai Chi Master</em>) will direct the film. He previously worked as the martial arts choreographer for <em>The Matrix Trilogy</em> and <em>Kill Bill</em>. <em>Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: The Green Legend</em> will incorporate the themes of young love and honor, and the script, written by <strong>John Fusco</strong>, is based on the novel <em>Iron Knight, Silver Vase</em>.</p> <p>“The moviegoing experience is evolving quickly and profoundly, and Netflix is unquestionably at the forefront of that movement. We are tremendously excited to be continuing our great relationship with Netflix and bringing to fans all over the world the last chapter in this amazing and intriguing story,” said <strong>Harvey Weinstein</strong>.</p> <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="169" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/rxJiE5EKnD0" width="300"></iframe></p> <h1> Harry Shum Jr. Joins Cast</h1> <p>Though director <strong>Ang Lee</strong> won’t be returning, star <strong>Michelle Yeoh</strong> is set to reprise her role as Yu Shu-lien. <strong>Donnie Yen</strong> (<em>Ip Man</em>) has also signed on to play Silent Wolf. <em>Glee</em>’s <strong>Harry Shum Jr.</strong> will also be joining the cast, and has been keeping fans updated while on the set, posting photos of his bruises post-fights.</p> <p><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="0" height="348" scrolling="no" src="http://instagram.com/p/teruLxnEiQ/embed/" width="300"></iframe></p> <p>“Not allowed to post photos of set but here is the aftermath of a fight sequence we just shot,” Shum wrote.</p> <p><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="0" height="348" scrolling="no" src="http://instagram.com/p/tlHQf0HEr_/embed/" width="300"></iframe></p> <p>Shum may be best known for playing Mike Chang on <em>Glee</em>, but his career as a dancer and choreographer suggests that he’ll be right at home performing artful fight sequences.</p> <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="169" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/eT0cS0GsK04" width="300"></iframe></p>Wed, 01 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0400http://uinterview.com/feed/ng413orisb4cco8w/1faj99ab9ry84sc/10jd4cf32dacy/btyfi6arutk48/1snlp1z790v8o/f3emxxq74vwc8gg/afwuz5mb888ogoo/f3jbku93l0oowgg<![CDATA[First Ebola Case In U.S.; Second Person Being Monitored]]>http://uinterview.com/news/first-ebola-case-in-us-second-person-being-monitored-13094<div align='center'><a href='http://uinterview.com/news/first-ebola-case-in-us-second-person-being-monitored-13094'><img src='http://uinterview.com/images/uinterview/news/64497fcaacb14a09eaf69a593a4728db-150x150.jpg' alt='' align='left' /></a></div><p>The first Ebola case in the United Stated has been diagnosed in a man who is currently being treated at a Dallas hospital.</p> <h1> Ebola Case In Dallas</h1> <p>The man, who is as of yet unidentified, left Liberia on Sept. 19 and arrived in the U.S. Sept. 20. Six days later, the man sought treatment at a local Dallas hospital. He was not tested for Ebola at the time and was sent home with an antibiotics prescription. When his symptoms worsened two days later, he was taken by ambulance to the hospital and was <a href="http://www.cnn.com/2014/09/30/health/ebola-us/index.html" target="_blank">diagnosed with Ebola</a>, reported CNN.</p> <p>While the infected individual apparently showed no signs of illness upon leaving Liberia, he came in contact with a number of people, including several children, during the time in which he was experiencing symptoms. Those children, relatives and close friends of the patient who’ve been in contact with him are being monitored. One of the individuals is under particularly close monitoring for signs of Ebola.</p> <h1> Second U.S. Ebola Case?</h1> <p>"Let me be real frank to the Dallas County residents: The fact that we have one confirmed case<a href="http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/10/01/texas-ebola-patient/16525649/" target="_blank">, there may be another case</a> that is a close associate with this particular patient," said<strong> Zachary Thompson</strong>, director of Dallas County Health and Human Services, according to<em> USA Today.</em> "So this is real. There should be a concern, but it's contained to the specific family members and close friends at this moment."</p> <p><strong>Dr. Tom Frieden</strong>, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, has admitted that the disease is highly fatal, but also expressed his confidence that the CDC and local medical professionals will be able to contain it.</p> <p>"It's a severe disease, which has a high-case fatality rate, even with the best of care, but there are core, tried and true public health interventions that stop it," Frieden said, according to ABC News. "The bottom line here is that I have no doubt tha<a href="http://abcnews.go.com/Health/ebola-case-us-cdc-vows-stop/story?id=25873850" target="_blank">t we will control this importation</a> or this case of Ebola so that it does not spread widely in this country.”</p> <p>Frieden went on to note that every individual flying out of areas in West Africa in which Ebola has been detected are screened for fever. However, as in the case of the patient in Dallas, patients who are not yet feverish will unfortunately pass though, which is a reality the CDC is faced with.</p> <p>“One of the things that CDC has done in Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea and Lagos, is to work with the airports' authority so 100% of the individuals getting on planes are screened for fever," Frieden said. "And if they have a fever, they are pulled out of the line, assessed for Ebola and don't fly unless Ebola is ruled out."</p> <p>The directed added, "As long as there continue to be cases in West Africa, the reality is that patients travel, individuals travel, and, as appears to have happened in this case, individuals may travel before they have any symptoms."</p> <p>Up to this point, Ebola has killed more that 3,000 people in West Africa and has infected at least 6,553 people overall. This has been the<a href="http://www.cnn.com/2014/03/27/world/ebola-virus-explainer/" target="_blank"> deadliest outbreak of Ebola</a> on record since the disease of discovered in the 70s.</p>Wed, 01 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0400http://uinterview.com/feed/ng413orisb4cco8w/1faj99ab9ry84sc/10jd4cf32dacy/btyfi6arutk48/1snlp1z790v8o/f3emxxq74vwc8gg/afwuz5mb888ogoo/9rdwbp8tbsw0s8<![CDATA['Sons Of Anarchy' Recap: Aryans Kill Cane; There's A Massacre At Diosa]]>http://uinterview.com/news/sons-of-anarchy-recap-aryans-kill-cane-theres-a-massacre-at-diosa-13093<div align='center'><a href='http://uinterview.com/news/sons-of-anarchy-recap-aryans-kill-cane-theres-a-massacre-at-diosa-13093'><img src='http://uinterview.com/images/uinterview/news/91b8841e8436aa54232645829604eedb-150x150.jpg' alt='' align='left' /></a></div><p><em>Sons of Anarchy</em> “Poor Little Lams” opens with SAMCRO realizing that the sexually adventurous Pastor Jonathan Haddem (<strong>Marc Lear</strong>) they murdered a couple of weeks ago was someone August Marks (<strong>Billy Brown</strong>) was looking to get into business with for a low-income housing project. In order to keep everything stable, Jax (<strong>Charlie Hunnam</strong>) and SAMCRO plan on finding Haddem's wife, who could sign the deal for the housing project.</p> <h1> Sons Of Anarchy Recap</h1> <p>In order to get some clues on who the wife is, they dig up Haddem’s body. Finding his phone, they uncover a video he took with Venus (<strong>Walter Goggins</strong>). Venus, who Tig (<strong>Kim Coates</strong>) has remained in touch with, helps SAMCRO out with some information about a lake house Hadden had brought her to. Though the gang side-eyes Tig because of his friendship with Venus, they’re happy to have her intel</p> <p>Stopping at the lake house, the biker gang manages to track down Haddem’s surviving wife and stepson. Though Tig unfortunately gets shot and Jax has to dive into the lake to save Haddem’s wife, SAMCRO is able to her to sign the papers – even though the housing was only meant to be a front for money laundering. She knows that if she doesn’t sign she’ll likely die.</p> <h1> Officer Cane & Eglee Shot</h1> <p>After cleaning up the mess with the pastor, Jax and his men head to meet Ron Tully’s (<strong>Marilyn Manson</strong>) people for a drug deal. Unbeknownst to Jax, police are tailing them to the transaction point. Tully’s men assume SAMCRO brought the heat and react by shooting both officers Cane (<strong>LaMonica Garrett</strong>) and Eglee (<strong>Marya Delver</strong>). Cane does not survive. At the clubhouse, Venus is taking care of Tig’s wound. Tig tries to convince her to leave, but after a heart-to-heart, Tig, in disbelief of his own feelings, kisses Venus.</p> <p>Jarry (<strong>Annabeth Gish</strong>) wants to know who killed her colleagues and heads to Scoops to grill Jax, Bobby (<strong>Mark Boone Junior</strong>) and Chibs (<strong>Tommy Flanagan</strong>) about it. Jax says they had nothing to do with the shooting, but he does admit that he gave Ken Haas (<strong>John Lacy</strong>) the beating that landed him in the hospital. Then all of their lives appear to be in danger as a grenade bursts through the window, destroying the ice cream parlor but sparing all of their lives. Bobby realizes that SAMCRO has been sold out to Lin (<strong>Kenneth Choi</strong>) and suspects that it was Jury who did it.</p> <h1> Massacre At Diosa</h1> <p>Meanwhile, some of the Chinese gang members arrive at Diosa and give Nero (<strong>Jimmy Smits</strong>), who’d gone to check out Scoops, a call. Rushing over to the Diosa in an attempt to stop whatever plan the Chinese have, Jax arrives too late. By the time he and his men reach the bar, all of the women who’d been working there had been murdered.</p> <p>As the episode came to a close, Rat (<strong>Niko Nicotero</strong>) drove a cuddling Venus and Tig off somewhere, Chibs held Jarry’s hand while driving her home and Juice (<strong>Theo Rossi</strong>) and Gemma (<strong>Katey Sagal</strong>) put silencers on their guns after the former turned down the latter’s offer to set him up at her father’s home.</p> <p> </p>Wed, 01 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0400http://uinterview.com/feed/ng413orisb4cco8w/1faj99ab9ry84sc/10jd4cf32dacy/btyfi6arutk48/1snlp1z790v8o/f3emxxq74vwc8gg/afwuz5mb888ogoo/4sbxtrygg78ksc<![CDATA[COMEDY: Pete Davidson's 5 Funniest Pre-SNL Moments]]>http://uinterview.com/comedy/pete-davidsons-5-funniest-pre-snl-moments<div align='center'><a href='http://uinterview.com/comedy/pete-davidsons-5-funniest-pre-snl-moments'><img src='http://uinterview.com/images/uinterview/comedy/be684656ed675f4604531b3b949b9d35-150x150.jpg' alt='' align='left' /></a></div><p><strong>Pete Davidson</strong> is <em>Saturday Night Live</em>’s latest acquisition, and one of the most <a href="http://uinterview.com/news/pete-davidson-gets-rave-reviews-for-snl-debut-13068">promising stars</a> they’ve had in years. At 20, he’s also the youngest star they’ve ever had on the show. Though he’s fairly new to comedy, he’s already racked up some impressive bits and appearances, and here are the five best.</p> <h1> #1 “I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus”</h1> <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/wSmTCcWMpZw" width="560"></iframe></p> <h1> #2 Jimmy Kimmel heard of Davidson and had him on his late night show</h1> <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/93wjmELTF3I" width="560"></iframe></p> <h1> #3 Davidson accidentally brings Staten Island to the Bahamas</h1> <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/411PJjMoD2k" width="560"></iframe></p> <h1> #4 Pete Davidson on <em>Tawk</em></h1> <p>He gets interviewed in a deli and then raps.</p> <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/Sttb3uImD7A" width="560"></iframe></p> <h1> #5 Pete Davidson appears on <em>The Artie Lang Show</em></h1> <p>Davidson holds his own with <strong>Mike Bocchetti</strong> and <strong>John Ritchie</strong>, though the funniest part comes at around 17:00 when he winces after swearing.</p> <p> </p> <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/Qkiva24sUY8" width="560"></iframe></p>Wed, 01 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0400http://uinterview.com/feed/ng413orisb4cco8w/1faj99ab9ry84sc/10jd4cf32dacy/btyfi6arutk48/1snlp1z790v8o/f3emxxq74vwc8gg/afwuz5mb888ogoo/4zbjlq26a740sc<![CDATA[U Q&A: Sebastian Roche On 'A Walk Among The Tombstones,' Liam Neeson]]>http://uinterview.com/uqa/sebastian-roche-on-a-walk-among-the-tombstones-liam-neeson<div align='center'><a href='http://uinterview.com/uqa/sebastian-roche-on-a-walk-among-the-tombstones-liam-neeson'><img src='http://uinterview.com/images/uinterview/uqanda_image/6a8ac7916286c371501880ec13d36146-150x150.jpg' alt='' align='left' /></a></div><p><strong>Sebastian Roché</strong> may be known for playing the most powerful vampire on <em>The Vampire Diaries</em> and <em>The Originals</em>, but Roché plays a mere mortal in his newest film, <em>A Walk Among the Tombstones</em>. In our first ever 'on the go' interview - Roché called uInterview from his car, and then again from his front porch - Roché dished on what it was like to work with <strong>Liam Neeson</strong> on their new film noir.</p> <p>In <em>A Walk Among the Tombstones</em>, Roché stars alongside longtime action-vet Neeson and <em>Downton Abbey</em> heartthrob,<strong> Dan Stevens</strong>, but he wants fans to know that Neeson’s presence does not make this another <em>Taken</em>. “Everyone thinks that a Liam Neeson movie about someone who got kidnapped is <em>Taken</em>, but this is a totally different kind of movie,” Roché told uInterview in an exclusive video interview.</p> <p>Roché currently stars as Mikael on <em>The Originals</em>, and, while his character in <em>A Walk Among the Tombstones</em> is a drug dealer, he is far from the super villain Roché plays on TV. “I’m supposedly a bad guy – in the film – I play this Russian drug dealer whose daughter gets kidnapped. So you have this supposed bad guy who finds himself in a very tragic and human situation, where he has to ask [for] help,” Roché revealed.</p> <p>Roché also spoke to uInterview about making the move from sci-fi to action and what it was like going head-to-head with Liam Neeson onscreen.</p>Wed, 01 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0400http://uinterview.com/feed/ng413orisb4cco8w/1faj99ab9ry84sc/10jd4cf32dacy/btyfi6arutk48/1snlp1z790v8o/f3emxxq74vwc8gg/afwuz5mb888ogoo/kliphg8v2a3<![CDATA[Michael Jackson's "Thriller" To Get 3-D Re-Release]]>http://uinterview.com/news/michael-jacksons-thriller-to-get-3-d-re-release-13085<div align='center'><a href='http://uinterview.com/news/michael-jacksons-thriller-to-get-3-d-re-release-13085'><img src='http://uinterview.com/images/uinterview/news/03b1ecd53b656b53087fd81ca514620a-150x150.jpg' alt='' align='left' /></a></div><p>Michael Jackson’s short film and music video “Thriller” will be released in 3-D in 2015, though the nature of the release is unknown.</p> <h1> "Thriller" Short Film</h1> <p>“Thriller” was originally released in 1983, and isone of Jackson’s most famous videos. The scary, zombie theme and iconic dance moves secured the video a place in music and film history. It was the first music video to be inducted into the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress.</p> <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="300" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/sOnqjkJTMaA" width="400"></iframe></p> <p>Directed by <strong>John Landis</strong> (<em>Animal House</em>), the video had a $500,000 budget, making it the most expensive music video of its time. Jackson reportedly wanted to release a re-vamped version to go along with his ‘This Is It’ tour before he died and Landis has been working on the project for months.</p> <p>“The iconic video has never been released on Blu-ray or seen in cinemas and 3-D, and that was always a vision Michael had. In fact, his ‘This Is It’ London show was meant to feature a segment which <a href="http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/gossip/confidential/michael-jackson-thriller-video-3-d-2015-article-1.1956242" target="_blank">included a 3-D performance</a>,” a source told the <em>New York Daily News</em>.</p> <h1> Jackson Estate And John Landis Settle Lawsuit</h1> <p>While both Jackson’s estate and Landis both wanted the video to be re-released, the two parties were involved in a lawsuit regarding “Thriller” profits. Landis and producer <strong>George Folsey Jr.</strong>, sued Optimum Productions, Jackson’s company, claiming they were still owed profits from the video. The two parties <a href="http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/michael-jackson-estate-settles-dispute-367206" target="_blank">reached a settlement</a> in 2012, paving the way for a future 3-D release.</p> <p>While Landis confirmed that a 3-D version of “Thriller” will be released, he refused to reveal what other changes fans might expect from the video, saying, “It is going to reappear in a highly polished and three-dimensional way that is very exciting on the big screen… I cannot tell you more. <a href="http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/gossip/confidential/michael-jackson-thriller-video-3-d-2015-article-1.1956242" target="_blank">I might have to kill you</a>.”</p>Tue, 30 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0400http://uinterview.com/feed/ng413orisb4cco8w/1faj99ab9ry84sc/10jd4cf32dacy/btyfi6arutk48/1snlp1z790v8o/f3emxxq74vwc8gg/afwuz5mb888ogoo/23kenpxj8uisck<![CDATA[Heather Locklear Diet: Helps Actress Look Better Than Ever On 53rd Birthday]]>http://uinterview.com/news/heather-locklear-diet-helps-actress-look-better-than-ever-on-53rd-birthday-13092<div align='center'><a href='http://uinterview.com/news/heather-locklear-diet-helps-actress-look-better-than-ever-on-53rd-birthday-13092'><img src='http://uinterview.com/images/uinterview/news/8d99a8bf4d5dd39fa0c6413d6978b414-150x150.jpg' alt='' align='left' /></a></div><p><strong>Heather Locklear</strong> turned 53 last week, and the <em>Melrose Place</em> actress looks better than ever thanks to regular work outs and and diet that features portion control.</p> <p>Locklear, who celebrated her birthday on Sept. 25, and was spotted looking fit and having fun, <a href="http://www.eonline.com/news/583107/heather-locklear-looks-half-her-age-while-playing-tennis-on-her-53rd-birthday-see-the-pics" target="_blank">playing a game of tennis</a>. It’s no surprise Locklear, who currently stars on TNT’s <em>Franklin & Bash</em>, was photographed working out on her birthday.</p> <p>“Exercise plays a huge part in that [sustaining a positive outlook], especially cardio. I also love to play golf and tennis. Even a walk in the evening can take the edge off a bad day,” Locklear told <em>Parade</em> in January.</p> <p>In that same interview, Locklear also dished on how music and workout buddies help get her motivated to go to the gym, and how she makes sure her diet is in keeping with her active lifestyle. “I use portion control and try to keep it healthy 80 percent of the time. I don’t deny myself carbs or sweets. I just make every effort to <a href="http://parade.condenast.com/248415/stephaniestephens/how-heather-locklear-minds-her-body/" target="_blank">keep it within reason</a>,” Locklear said.</p> <p>As to how to look as ageless as Locklear, the actress admitted that she can’t take all the credit for her ability to age gracefully. “Good genes to start off with [slow the aging process]. Then taking care of what you’ve got: sunscreen, exercise, diet, water and being happy and content,” Locklear said.</p> <p>Whatever Locklear is doing, people agree it’s working for her. Even her ex-husband <strong>Richie Sambora</strong> couldn’t help but gush over his former wife, telling <em>People</em>, “She’s doing her thing on <em>Franklin & Bash</em> and <a href="http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20794979,00.html" target="_blank">she looks better than ever</a>. She’s still hot!”</p> <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="169" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/s1kXR8Ses_w" width="300"></iframe></p>Tue, 30 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0400http://uinterview.com/feed/ng413orisb4cco8w/1faj99ab9ry84sc/10jd4cf32dacy/btyfi6arutk48/1snlp1z790v8o/f3emxxq74vwc8gg/afwuz5mb888ogoo/4938w67yjskkc008<![CDATA[Husain Abdullah Penalized For Prayer; NFL Admits Mistake]]>http://uinterview.com/news/husain-abdullah-penalized-for-prayer-nfl-admits-mistake-13090<div align='center'><a href='http://uinterview.com/news/husain-abdullah-penalized-for-prayer-nfl-admits-mistake-13090'><img src='http://uinterview.com/images/uinterview/news/d9a4e044fb8d5207e9d79ea3ac158002-150x150.png' alt='' align='left' /></a></div><p><strong>Husain Abdullah</strong>, a safety for the Kansas City Chiefs, was penalized 15 yards for unsportsmanlike conduct for getting down on his knees after returning an interception 39 yards for a touchdown.</p> <h1> Husain Abdullah Penalized For Prayer Celebration</h1> <p>The officials, seeing Abdullah drop down to his knees, believed that he was <a href="http://ftw.usatoday.com/2014/09/husain-abdullah-penalty-prayer-celebration" target="_blank">violating the NFL’s celebration rules. </a>However, Abdullah, a devout Muslim, was merely practicing the Sajdah religious prayer. Giving praise or taking to one's knees for religious reasons during an NFL game is not a violation.</p> <p>Following the play Abdullah’s agent<strong> CJ LaBoy</strong> took to Twitter to note that there was nothing punishable about the player’s celebration.</p> <p> </p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"> <p>If the NFL tries to fine <a href="https://twitter.com/HAbdullah39">@HAbdullah39</a> for his TD celebration there's going to be some problems.</p> — CJ LaBoy (@CJLaBoy) <a href="https://twitter.com/CJLaBoy/status/516786507886374912">September 30, 2014</a></blockquote> <br /> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <h1> NFL Admits Mistake</h1> <p>By Monday morning, the NFL released a statement to acknowledge that the safety should not have been penalized.</p> <p> </p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"> <p>Abdullah should not have been penalized. Officiating mechanic is not to flag player who goes to ground for religious reasons.</p> — Michael Signora (@NFLfootballinfo) <a href="https://twitter.com/NFLfootballinfo/status/516942894318383104">September 30, 2014</a></blockquote> <br /> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p> </p> <p>Throughout his NFL career, Abdullah has been outspoken about the importance that his Muslim faith has in his life. In 2012, both Abdullah and his brother <strong>Hamza</strong>, a fellow NFL player, took a spiritual<a href="http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nfl/chiefs/2013/08/25/husain-abdullah-pilgrimage-returns-to-chiefs/2694181/" target="_blank"> pilgrimage to Mecca.</a></p>Tue, 30 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0400http://uinterview.com/feed/ng413orisb4cco8w/1faj99ab9ry84sc/10jd4cf32dacy/btyfi6arutk48/1snlp1z790v8o/f3emxxq74vwc8gg/afwuz5mb888ogoo/awh0sq7aiy8ss<![CDATA[Marvel Settles With Jack Kirby's Estate Over Copyright Battle]]>http://uinterview.com/news/marvel-settles-with-jack-kirbys-estate-over-copyright-battle-13091<div align='center'><a href='http://uinterview.com/news/marvel-settles-with-jack-kirbys-estate-over-copyright-battle-13091'><img src='http://uinterview.com/images/uinterview/news/3d44e5e03c907d62c10d092247e29f0c-150x150.jpg' alt='' align='left' /></a></div><p>Marvel has finally settled with Jack Kirby’s estate after years of legal battles regarding Kirby’s instrumental artwork, including his work on the original “Avengers.”</p> <h1> Marvel vs. Jack Kirby</h1> <p>Kirby, who died in 1994, is considered one of the forefathers of comic books and is known as the frequent collaborator of <strong>Stan Lee</strong>. Kirby’s illustrations created and shaped some of the most famous Marvel characters, from the X-Men to the Fantastic Four and the Avengers.</p> <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="169" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/cInu82fWFfQ" width="300"></iframe></p> <p>Marvel has gone on to make millions off these characters, and their likeness, with blockbuster films and massive marketing deals, but Kirby’s heirs have not seen any profits because Kirby was technically a freelance artist. Moreover, Kirby worked with Marvel from 1958 to 1963, when copyright and credit for comics was relatively loose. Kirby was famously disrespected by Marvel, who refused to grant him any real ownership of his characters or and a majority of his artwork when he was still living.</p> <p>In 2009, after Disney bought Marvel for $4 million, Kirby’s surviving family hired attorney <strong>Marc Toberoff</strong> and filed copyright claims for a variety of famous characters. Marvel claimed that Kirby had no right to the characters as a freelancer, and the <a href="http://takingnote.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/09/30/jack-kirby-finally-gets-his-due/?_php=true&_type=blogs&partner=rss&emc=rss&_r=0" target="_blank">courts have sided with Marvel thus far.</a> Most recently, the case was meant to be heard in front of the Supreme Court. Marvel settled with the family before a court hearing could be held.</p> <p>“Marvel and the family of Jack Kirby have amicably resolved their legal disputes, and are looking forward to advancing their shared goal of honoring Mr. Kirby’s significant role in Marvel’s history,” Marvel and Kirby’s estate said in <a href="http://www.nerdist.com/2014/09/marvel-ends-its-bitter-feud-with-jack-kirbys-heirs/" target="_blank">a joint statement</a>.</p> <p>The exact nature of the settlement remains unknown.</p> <p> </p>Tue, 30 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0400http://uinterview.com/feed/ng413orisb4cco8w/1faj99ab9ry84sc/10jd4cf32dacy/btyfi6arutk48/1snlp1z790v8o/f3emxxq74vwc8gg/afwuz5mb888ogoo/5526z20cbbgoo<![CDATA[Anne Hathaway Says Fame 'F--ked Me Up']]>http://uinterview.com/news/anne-hathaway-says-fame-f-ked-me-up-13089<div align='center'><a href='http://uinterview.com/news/anne-hathaway-says-fame-f-ked-me-up-13089'><img src='http://uinterview.com/images/uinterview/news/538efa018f175d2b4905555cd2144106-150x150.jpg' alt='' align='left' /></a></div><p><strong>Anne Hathaway</strong>, the Oscar-winning actress, recently admitted that achieving fame was a difficult experience for her.</p> <h1> Anne Hathaway On Fame</h1> <p>"<a href="http://www.hearstmagazines.co.uk/elle/jes10077" target="_blank">This fame thing? F--ked me up</a> for a really long time," Hathaway told <em>Elle U.K</em>. "I didn't know how to do it; I didn't know how to engage with it; it stressed me out. And people would say, 'You just have to be yourself,' and I was like, 'But I don't know who that is yet!'"</p> <p>The media attention on Hathaway reached an all-time high following her performance as Fantine in <strong>Tom Hooper</strong>'s <em>Les Miserables</em>. Though Hathaway earned an Oscar for the performance, she also <a href="http://www.buzzfeed.com/louispeitzman/why-do-people-hate-anne-hathaway" target="_blank">received a fair amount of criticism</a> – which mostly consisted of personal attacks that had little to do with her acting chops. A couple years removed from the worst of it, Hathaway says she’s no longer troubled by others’ perceptions.</p> <p>"I've realized that don't need validation from anybody. At all," she told the interviewer. "I'm not sitting here now worrying, 'What do you think of me?' With all due respect, you seem like a lovely lady, but I don't need you, or anyone else, to like me. And that's so liberating. It's a big relief, man."</p> <p>After a quiet 2013, Hathaway will be returning to the silver screen in a big way in <strong>Christopher Nolan</strong>’s <em>Interstellar</em> opposite <strong>Matthew McConaughey</strong>. While Hathaway previously worked with Nolan in <em>The Dark Night Rises,</em> this was her first experience working with the ever-philosophical McConaughey.</p> <p>"The man speaks in poetry," she says of McConaughey. "I remember once while we were filming, something got screwed up, and he said to me: 'Look, we can get upset about this, or we can go with it and have a great story for the rest of our lives.'"</p> <p>Following <em>Interstellar</em>, Hathaway will <a href="http://uinterview.com/news/robert-deniro-and-anne-hathaway-do-tai-chi-filming-the-intern-in-brooklyn-12856" target="_blank">appear in <em>The Intern</em> opposite <strong>Robert DeNiro</strong></a> in 2015 and the <em>Alice in Wonderland </em>sequel in 2016, in which she’s reprising her role as the White Queen.</p> <p> </p>Tue, 30 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0400http://uinterview.com/feed/ng413orisb4cco8w/1faj99ab9ry84sc/10jd4cf32dacy/btyfi6arutk48/1snlp1z790v8o/f3emxxq74vwc8gg/afwuz5mb888ogoo/3bw3v69h5ekg0k<![CDATA[Mary-Kate Olsen May Have Married Olivier Sarkozy [REPORTS]]]>http://uinterview.com/news/mary-kate-olsen-may-have-married-olivier-sarkozy-reports-13088<div align='center'><a href='http://uinterview.com/news/mary-kate-olsen-may-have-married-olivier-sarkozy-reports-13088'><img src='http://uinterview.com/images/uinterview/news/a99b9505761284ecaadb9024dc235687-150x150.jpg' alt='' align='left' /></a></div><p><strong>Mary-Kate Olsen</strong> may have already married her longtime love <strong>Olivier Sarkozy</strong>, as reports claim a source close to the young star has confirmed the happy news.</p> <h1> Mary-Kate Olsen + Olivier Sarkozy Wear Matching Rings</h1> <p>While Olsen, 28, and Sarkozy, 44, have not been shy about sharing public displays of affection with paparazzi, both have kept details of their relationship secret, choosing to remain private. In fact, the couple never announced <a href="http://uinterview.com/news/mary-kate-olsen-engaged-to-boyfriend-olivier-sarkozy-report-10672" target="_blank">their engagement</a>, which was reported in March. Olsen offered confirmation when asked if she would ever design her own wedding dress, saying, “I’m, like, not even there yet. I think it may be a matter of getting five or six or making two or three and being stressed out. That seems kind of far away. We’ll take <a href="http://www.wwd.com/retail-news/designer-luxury/the-row-dives-into-retail-7676846?module=hp-topstories" target="_blank">one step at a time</a>.”</p> <p>Recently, the pair was photographed sharing an afternoon snack in the Hamptons and <a href="http://www.eonline.com/news/581537/mary-kate-olsen-eats-food-out-of-olivier-sarkozy-s-hand-insert-bird-pun-here" target="_blank">sporting matching rings</a>. In the photos, Sarkozy and Olsen are seen wearing thin, gold bands on their ring fingers, suggesting they have already tied the knot. A source confirmed <em>Lucky</em>’s suspicion that the coupe had, indeed, already wed in private.</p> <p> </p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"> <p>Did Mary-Kate Olsen secretly get married? This photo sure makes us think so: <a href="http://t.co/7ObGXccPn1">http://t.co/7ObGXccPn1</a> <a href="http://t.co/DxaF8lEfi1">pic.twitter.com/DxaF8lEfi1</a></p> — Lucky Magazine (@LuckyMagazine) <a href="https://twitter.com/LuckyMagazine/status/515190315993821184">September 25, 2014</a></blockquote> <br /> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p> </p> <h1> Did Olsen And Sarkozy Get Married?</h1> <p>However, days after the story was allegedly confirmed, another gossip website, Gossip Cop, claimed that sources close to Olsen said that <a href="http://www.gossipcop.com/mary-kate-olsen-olivier-sarkozy-not-married-secret-wedding/" target="_blank">Sarkozy and Olsen had not married</a>, despite the rings.</p> <p>This would be the first marriage for Olsen, who currently runs a fashion empire, which includes her line The Row, with twin <strong>Ashley Olsen</strong>. Sarkozy, half brother of former French President <strong>Nicholas Sarkozy</strong>, was married to Charlotte Bernard until 2010, and the two share two children, <strong>Julien</strong> and <strong>Margot</strong>.</p>Tue, 30 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0400http://uinterview.com/feed/ng413orisb4cco8w/1faj99ab9ry84sc/10jd4cf32dacy/btyfi6arutk48/1snlp1z790v8o/f3emxxq74vwc8gg/afwuz5mb888ogoo/4f14svcla2skco<![CDATA[Isabel Rose Talks 'Trouble In Paradise' & Drag Queen Style Tips [EXCLUSIVE]]]>http://uinterview.com/news/isabel-rose-talks-trouble-in-paradise-and-drag-queen-style-tips-exclusive-13086<div align='center'><a href='http://uinterview.com/news/isabel-rose-talks-trouble-in-paradise-and-drag-queen-style-tips-exclusive-13086'><img src='http://uinterview.com/images/uinterview/news/a8ad544d3f5414380c47f77f7cedaee4-150x150.jpg' alt='' align='left' /></a></div><p><script src="http://www.springboardplatform.com/js/overlay"></script><iframe frameborder="0" height="300" id="uinv010_1006241" scrolling="no" src="http://cms.springboardplatform.com/embed_iframe/2141/video/1006241/uinv010/uinterview.com/10" width="300"></iframe></p> <p><strong>Isabel Rose</strong>, a Manhattan-based singer and actress, recently released her new album, the early ‘60s inspired<em> Trouble in Paradise.</em></p> <h1> Isabel Rose 'Trouble In Paradise'</h1> <p>Rose, who will be celebrating the new album release Wednesday with a show at New York City’s 54 Below, spoke with uInterview about the inspiration behind her latest musical effort. While Rose pays homage to the pre-hippie 60s era, her music and accompanying stylistic act is modern.</p> <p>“The performances are stylized, but I'm not a pastiche act, so it's not like going to see a '60s act, like <em>Hairspray</em> on Broadway,” Rose told uInterview exclusively. “I'm a here-and-now performer influenced by that era, but really performing in the here and now.”</p> <p>“The '60s – that I'm referencing – was before, like, everyone dropping acid; it was sort of the Camelot/Rat Pack '60s,” Rose explained. “That was just a gay old martini time, so it was just a great time to be stylized.”<br /> <br /> For her "Trouble in Paradise" music video, Rose recruited the help of popular New York drag queens <strong>Hedda Lettuce, Paige Turner</strong> and<strong> Ivy Winters.</strong> “I learned so much from them, they are so fun, so talented, and they really represented the theme of the song and that is that nothing is as it seems.”</p> <p>What was one of the things Rose learned from the famed drag queens? How to really accentuate false eyelashes. “One of [the tips] was to use a blow dryer on your lashes, like you put them on and then you use the blow-dryer and it makes the glue stick and makes the lashes go up,” said Rose, adding, “The other things I learned from them are not fit for camera unless it'll be viewed after midnight."</p> <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="169" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/dts6C2aIA64" width="300"></iframe></p> <p>Rose’s album <em>Trouble in Paradise </em>– which she says is a little bit “Ray Pack Vegas” and a little bit “Bob Rock, Metallica” – is currently available for purchase.</p> <p>Rose will be performing at 54 Below Wednesday, Oct. 1 at 9:30 p.m.</p>Tue, 30 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0400http://uinterview.com/feed/ng413orisb4cco8w/1faj99ab9ry84sc/10jd4cf32dacy/btyfi6arutk48/1snlp1z790v8o/f3emxxq74vwc8gg/afwuz5mb888ogoo/5ykblkpx67wgoss<![CDATA[Michael Phelps Arrested For DUI In Baltimore]]>http://uinterview.com/news/michael-phelps-arrested-for-dui-in-baltimore-13087<div align='center'><a href='http://uinterview.com/news/michael-phelps-arrested-for-dui-in-baltimore-13087'><img src='http://uinterview.com/images/uinterview/news/e6d0f2b5235fccda326dd871dff78039-150x150.jpg' alt='' align='left' /></a></div><p><strong>Michael Phelps</strong>, the Olympic gold medaling swimmer, was arrested Tuesday morning on a DUI charge in Baltimore, Md.</p> <h1> Michael Phelps Arrested For DUI</h1> <p>Police pulled over Phelps, 29, at 1:40 a.m. for speeding, as he was traveling 84 mph in a 45 mph zone. Police also noted that Phelps, who was driving his white 2014 Land Rover, was crossing double lane lines on the road. Upon speaking with Phelps, the officer determined that he was likely intoxicated and asked him to submit to a field sobriety test.</p> <p>"Mr. Phelps was<a href="http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/olympic-swimmer-michael-phelps-arrested-dui/story?id=25864103" target="_blank"> identified as the driver by</a> his driver’s license and appeared to be under the influence. He was unable to perform satisfactorily a series of standard field sobriety tests," a spokesperson for Maryland Transportation Authority told ABC.</p> <p>Phelps was released from police custody on Tuesday after he was charged with the DUI, speeding and crossing double lane lines.</p> <p>Phelps previously was <a href="http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,768762,00.html" target="_blank">arrested for a DUI in 2004</a> at age 19, not long after he’d collected eight medals at the Olympic Games in Athens, Greece. The athlete ultimately pleaded guilty to the charge and received 18 months of probation as punishment.</p> <p>While Phelps, who has picked up 22 medals (18 gold) in his Olympic career, retired following London 2012, he announced that he was <a href="http://uinterview.com/news/olympian-michael-phelps-stepping-out-of-retirement-11143" target="_blank">getting ready to compete again</a> earlier this year and planned on appearing at Rio de Janeiro 2016.</p> <p> </p>Tue, 30 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0400http://uinterview.com/feed/ng413orisb4cco8w/1faj99ab9ry84sc/10jd4cf32dacy/btyfi6arutk48/1snlp1z790v8o/f3emxxq74vwc8gg/afwuz5mb888ogoo/b4vs3oj2li7<![CDATA[Chelsea Clinton Exits Hospital With Daughter Charlotte, Husband Marc Mezvinsky & Parents]]>http://uinterview.com/news/chelsea-clinton-exits-hospital-with-daughter-charlotte-husband-marc-mezvinsky-and-parents-13084<div align='center'><a href='http://uinterview.com/news/chelsea-clinton-exits-hospital-with-daughter-charlotte-husband-marc-mezvinsky-and-parents-13084'><img src='http://uinterview.com/images/uinterview/news/1f43235222e4fa7a5071b03b29e48425-150x150.jpeg' alt='' align='left' /></a></div><p><strong>Chelsea Clinton</strong> exited New York City’s Lennox Hill Hospital on Monday with her daughter <strong>Charlotte</strong> in her arms and surrounded by her husband <strong>Marc Mezvinsky </strong>and her parents, <strong>Bill</strong> and <strong>Hillary Clinton</strong>.</p> <h1> Chelsea Clinton’s Post-Baby Debut</h1> <p>Chelsea, 34, smiled broadly for the cameras, proudly cradling her newborn child. As she descended the hospital steps in a knee-length, pale blue dress, her husband waved to the cameras. Behind their daughter, the first-time grandparents were beaming.</p> <p>Upon leaving the hospital, Chelsea took to Twitter to thank the hospital staff for their care.</p> <p> </p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"> <p>Marc & I are very grateful to the drs, nurses & staff <a href="https://twitter.com/lenoxhill">@lenoxhill</a> for their excellent care!</p> — Chelsea Clinton (@ChelseaClinton) <a href="https://twitter.com/ChelseaClinton/status/516725652335382529">September 29, 2014</a></blockquote> <br /> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p> </p> <p>Chelsea announced her and Mezvinsky’s first child’s birth over the weekend, revealing that they named their daughter Charlotte Clinton Mezvinsky. The former first daughter also shared a loving snap of the couple with Charlotte.</p> <p> </p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"> <p>Marc and I are full of love, awe and gratitude as we celebrate the birth of our daughter, Charlotte Clinton Mezvinsky.</p> — Chelsea Clinton (@ChelseaClinton) <a href="https://twitter.com/ChelseaClinton/status/515720633150619648">September 27, 2014</a></blockquote> <br /> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p> </p> <p> </p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"> <p>At 7:03 PM on September 26th, we finally met Charlotte. We’re in love. <a href="http://t.co/9ZCkoa6BPU">pic.twitter.com/9ZCkoa6BPU</a></p> — Chelsea Clinton (@ChelseaClinton) <a href="https://twitter.com/ChelseaClinton/status/515946379559333889">September 27, 2014</a></blockquote> <br /> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <h1> Bill & Hillary Clinton On Being Grandparents</h1> <p><br /> Bill and Hillary also took to Twitter following the announcement of Charlotte’s birth, each sharing a picture with their granddaughter.</p> <p> </p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"> <p>.<a href="https://twitter.com/billclinton">@BillClinton</a> and I are over the moon to be grandparents! One of the happiest moments of our life. <a href="http://t.co/Cww4r8C9Zt">pic.twitter.com/Cww4r8C9Zt</a></p> — Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) <a href="https://twitter.com/HillaryClinton/status/515946897396469761">September 27, 2014</a></blockquote> <br /> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p> </p> <p> </p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"> <p>Charlotte, your grandmother <a href="https://twitter.com/HillaryClinton">@HillaryClinton</a> and I couldn’t be happier! <a href="http://t.co/omu6ncg54e">pic.twitter.com/omu6ncg54e</a></p> — Bill Clinton (@billclinton) <a href="https://twitter.com/billclinton/status/515948893520293888">September 27, 2014</a></blockquote> <br /> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p> </p> <p>The political power couple also released a statement to <em>Us Weekly</em> following Charlotte’s birth. “We are blessed, grateful, and so <a href="http://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-moms/news/chelsea-clinton-introduces-daughter-charlotte-first-picture-2014279" target="_blank">happy to be the grandparents</a> of a beautiful girl," the Clintons told <em>Us</em>. "We are thrilled to be with our daughter and her husband as they welcome their daughter into the world. Chelsea is well and glowing. Marc is bursting with pride. Charlotte's life is off to a good start."</p> <p> </p>Tue, 30 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0400http://uinterview.com/feed/ng413orisb4cco8w/1faj99ab9ry84sc/10jd4cf32dacy/btyfi6arutk48/1snlp1z790v8o/f3emxxq74vwc8gg/afwuz5mb888ogoo/kirjul1pog008<![CDATA[Simon Pegg & Peter Chelsom Talk 'Hector & The Search For Happiness,' Robin Williams [EXCLUSIVE VIDEO]]]>http://uinterview.com/news/simon-pegg-and-peter-chelsom-talk-hector-and-the-search-for-happiness-robin-williams-exclusive-video-13082<div align='center'><a href='http://uinterview.com/news/simon-pegg-and-peter-chelsom-talk-hector-and-the-search-for-happiness-robin-williams-exclusive-video-13082'><img src='http://uinterview.com/images/uinterview/news/fc0d6c88388907d306d5cf3cd57c6fdb-150x150.jpg' alt='' align='left' /></a></div><p><script src="http://www.springboardplatform.com/js/overlay"></script><iframe frameborder="0" height="300" id="uinv010_988157" scrolling="no" src="http://cms.springboardplatform.com/embed_iframe/2141/video/988157/uinv010/uinterview.com/10" width="300"></iframe></p> <p><strong>Simon Pegg</strong> stars in the<strong> Peter Chelsom</strong>-directed feature film <em>Hector and the Search for Happiness</em> in which he plays the titular troubled character.</p> <h1> Hector and the Search for Happiness</h1> <p>In <em>Hector and the Search for Happiness</em>, Pegg's character Hector, who makes a living as a psychiatrist, realizes he's no happier than the people he's treating. Despite his financial stability and loving relationshipo with his girlfriend Clara (<strong>Rosamund Pike</strong>), Hector feels that he's yet to achieve true happiness and that he's a bit of a fraud.</p> <p>Pegg, who can relate to Hector's sense of ennui, believes the movie tells the story of an all-too-common reality that's a product of modern society. "There are people in the world who have a far harder time than sort of, the middle classes, but I think that the key thing in this story was to pick a seemingly ok person, someone who <em>should</em> be ok, cause it teaches us, I think, that everyone is susceptible to not being happy," Pegg told uInterview exclusively. "And yeah, I felt that a little bit. The trouble is we've got so much choice these days, we've got... it sounds so esoteric, it's what Twitter calls a first world problem."</p> <p>Seeking true happiness, Hector takes off on a journey of self-discovery. Hoping to gain knowledge and insight from the world's varied cultures, he travels to myriad places in which Pegg and Chelsom were happy to shoot. Of all of the exotic locales, the duo shared the same favorite destination – Bavaria. Their experience there was duly memorable because of a snowfall that transformed the already magical location.</p> <p>"I have to say that, one of my favorite memories was in the mountains of Bavaria when the snow fell literally that much [gestures] the night before, a record snowfall in October, and it gave us this incredible snowscape that I had been looking for," said Chelsom. "The film just opened up to another limit, and it was, you know, it was an unbelievable moment."</p> <p>Pegg added, "I woke up and it was like waking up in a Christmas card. It snowed so much as Peter said, the town was all like chocolate blocks-beautiful anyway, and we woke up and it snowed and I felt like I had lived in a Christmas card."</p> <h1> Simon Pegg On Robin Williams</h1> <p>Though <em>Hector and the Search for Happiness</em> has its comedic moments, the darker core of the movie – and Hector in particular – is a sense of dissatifaction with life despite what appears to be an almost enviable situation. The parallels between Hector's struggle and the recent passing of <a href="http://uinterview.com/tag/robin-williams">Robin Williams</a> are unavoidable for Pegg, who counts the late comedian as a primary idol.</p> <p>"It's a great loss. To everyone it's a great loss, but, if it can teach us one thing it's that fame and money don't mean a damn thing, you know," Pegg told uInterview. "People are often, in this current society, in this sort of celebrity-obsessed, aspirational society, think, 'Oh yeah, that's the key. If I can just get that or if I can look at these people that have that and envy them or...' And really, it doesn't matter that much. It can, it can, I guess money can put a salve on things; it can help you distract yourself from being depressed with various self-medications like money and clothes or whatever. Ultimately, you know, happiness comes from somewhere deeper and is more pervasive and more complex, and I think it is such a shame. I loved him dearly, and it's a terrible thing."</p> <p><em>Hector and the Search for Happiness</em>, rated R, is currently in theaters.</p> <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="169" src="http://www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/_2mgTYdth0w?rel=0" width="300"></iframe></p>Tue, 30 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0400http://uinterview.com/feed/ng413orisb4cco8w/1faj99ab9ry84sc/10jd4cf32dacy/btyfi6arutk48/1snlp1z790v8o/f3emxxq74vwc8gg/afwuz5mb888ogoo/7q1vehceglk4g<![CDATA[Jessa Duggar Compares Abortion To Holocaust After Visiting D.C. Museum]]>http://uinterview.com/news/jessa-duggar-compares-abortion-to-holocaust-after-visiting-dc-museum-13080<div align='center'><a href='http://uinterview.com/news/jessa-duggar-compares-abortion-to-holocaust-after-visiting-dc-museum-13080'><img src='http://uinterview.com/images/uinterview/news/a5b662f7cef7eb184296323eaf78f363-150x150.jpg' alt='' align='left' /></a></div><p><strong>Jessa Duggar</strong>, the 21-year-old Duggar daughter who stars on <em>19 Kids and Counting</em>, equated abortion to the Holocaust in a recent Instagram post.</p> <h1> Jessa Duggar Visits Holocaust Museum</h1> <p>Duggar and her fiancé <strong>Ben Seewald </strong>paid a visit to the Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 25. After the trip, Duggar took to Instagram to reflect on her experience.</p> <p>"I walked through the Holocaust Museum again today... very sobering," Duggar wrote. "Millions of innocents denied the most basic and fundamental of all rights—their right to life. One human destroying the life of another deemed 'less than human.' Racism, stemming from the evolutionary idea that man came from something less than human; that some people groups are 'more evolved' and others 'less evolved.'"</p> <h1> Duggar Equates Abortion To Holocaust</h1> <p>While at the Holocaust Museum, Duggar connected the genocide that took the lives of roughly six million Jews and 11 million individuals overall to abortion.</p> <p>"A denying that our Creator—GOD—made us human from the beginning, all of ONE BLOOD and ONE RACE, descendants of Adam. The belief that some human beings are 'not fit to live.' So they're murdered. Slaughtered," wrote Duggar. "Kids with Down syndrome or other disabilities. The sickly. The elderly," the engaged TV star wrote in the caption. "The sanctity of human life varies not in sickness or health, poverty or wealth, elderly or pre-born, little or lots of melanin [making you darker or lighter skinned], or any other factor."</p> <p><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="0" height="349" scrolling="no" src="//instagram.com/p/tY_PCYjfjZ/embed/" width="300"></iframe></p> <p>Duggar went on to quote Proverbs 24:10-12: "'If thou faint in the day of adversity, thy strength is small. If thou forbear to deliver them that are drawn unto death, and those that are ready to be slain; If thou sayest, Behold, we knew it not; doth not He that pondereth the heart consider it? and He that keepeth thy soul, doth not He know it? and shall not He render to every man according to his works?'"</p> <p>The engaged reality TV star concluded her statement by hoping that another holocaust does not occur, hashtagging her post #ProLife. "May we never sit idly by and allow such an atrocity to happen again," she wrote. "Not this generation. We must be a voice for those who cannot speak up for themselves. Because EVERY LIFE IS PRECIOUS. #ProLife."</p> <p>While Jessa might be the most recent member of the Duggar family to emerge from the Holocaust Museum connecting the atrocities on display therein with abortion, she is not the first. Last year, Jessa's mother <strong>Michelle Duggar</strong> conveyed a similar takeaway on her blog. "A couple of weeks after we went to the Holocaust Museum It dawned on us that there is a <a href="http://www.duggarfamily.com/content/michelle_blog/page-6/33400/an_american_holocaust" target="_blank">holocaust taking place right here</a> in America!," wrote the Duggar matriarch. "More than 56 million lives have been destroyed in our country! That is over 4,000 babies being killed and 4,000 women being wounded each day!"</p> <p>Jessa Duggar's husband-to-be is also ardently pro-life. The 19-year-old Christian <a href="https://www.facebook.com/benL4CSeewald/posts/1523942311171498" target="_blank">frequently posts about the cause</a> on his Facebook page.</p>Tue, 30 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0400http://uinterview.com/feed/ng413orisb4cco8w/1faj99ab9ry84sc/10jd4cf32dacy/btyfi6arutk48/1snlp1z790v8o/f3emxxq74vwc8gg/afwuz5mb888ogoo/2d1jjreu83okskck