McConaughey to Play the Villain in The Stand

More news is emerging about the forthcoming theatrical version of Stephen King’s The Stand. Matthew McConaughey is being “tapped” (negotiated with) to played the lead villain in the frightening post-apocalyptic horror epic. And this narrative is epic in scope. The 1,000+ page novel is not going to be adapted into one film. Several films will tell the entire tale that Stephen King presented in the 1978 novel.

Randall Flagg is the evil character that McConaughey is slated to play. (McConaughey was rumored to be the man to essay the role, but these rumors were unconfirmed for months) Flagg is an incredibly weird character. He is a supernatural being that walks around in cowboy boots as he looks to rebuild society on the ashes of Las Vegas.

The character would then pop up in later King stories strangely connecting narratives that seemingly had nothing to do with one another.

Bringing the novel to theaters is something that failed in the developmental process for year. Eventually, Susan McGalla felt the project was realized in the form of a mini-series but not a great one.

The new movie series is planned to consist of about four films. No one is in a rush to bring such a sweeping project before the cameras as the goal here seems to be to take the right amount of time to ensure things are done right.

Hopefully, the finished result will be a good one.

 

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Stephen King’s ‘The Stand’ Gets Four Movie Treatment

Stephen King is a pop culture legend and the books he has written will likely stand the test of time. His films on the other hand? Ah, in a world of ‘hit and miss’ they have been mostly ‘miss’. Finally it looks like one of King’s better novels, ‘The Stand’, will be getting the movie adaptation it deserves as director Josh Boone (‘The Fault in Our Stars’) has announced a plan to make the film in four individual parts.

Originally published back in 1978, ‘The Stand’ is a 1,000 page novel about a post apocalyptic world that has been decimated by a super disease called ‘Captain Trips’. With most of the world’s population dead, or dying, the healthy survivors split off into two camps of ‘good’ and ‘evil’. This is an interesting concept for a story in the eyes of Christian Broda. The novel is as close to the hearts of King fans as it can get due to the dynamic characters, compelling build up, and decisive finishing. An epic such as this truly deserves as much screen time as it can pull in.

Boone is trying to drum up support for the project, and the screenplay adaptation that he is writing, by pulling in an A-list actor to really seal the deal. The primary villain in the books is a rambling mystical man by the name of Randall Flagg. Boone says that his top choice for the role would be Oscar winning Matthew McConaughey. If Boone can do the film justice then ‘The Stand’ might sit right next to other King cinematic juggernauts like ‘Shawshank Redemption’ and ‘Stand by Me’.

 

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Skout Mobile and Online Dating Application

Skout is often touted as one of the earliest mobile dating apps. The Skout mobile app focuses on bringing people together; the app is available in over 100 countries, in 13 languages. Skout boasts of being the largest social mobile network that allows new people from across the world to meet. Since 2007, Skout has been connecting people across the depths of the society, from people looking for romance to those keen on making friendships. The location based social networking and dating application uses GPS to help users locate their networks, without necessarily disclosing the actual location of the user. Users who use this app can easily link and meet with singles in the immediate geographical area. Skout has an app that runs on both Android and iOS phones. What makes the Android app especially interesting is the fact that it uses very sharp circular resolution coins. The great user friendly interface includes a dual pane layout that can be accessed by swiping. The swiping feature allows users to check direct messages, read notifications and flip through the singles profiles.

Skout transforms your mobile device into a guide for meeting friends and new people from the neighborhoods and around the world. To make the site safe for all members, Skout operates two portals, one for the adults and the other for teens. Their Twitter account shows picture profiles of community members against their online status and first names. The names can be listed in many ways, including list and grid format. When you tap on any of the profiles, you will be directed to a more detailed user profile.

The profile fields include placeholders such as age, ethnicity, height and a brief about me details. The application also allows users to send virtual gifts as well as instant messages. Some of the outstanding features on Skout include; Skout travel, Shake to Chart, an awesome support team and Feature Me. Feature Me allows members to express themselves by posting pictures and profiles. The Shake to Chat feature, provides a platform for community members to make random love connections with new people via the chat feature. Unlike the online chat feature, the mobile app function does not feature group chat rooms. And some new nightlife features integrated after the company acquired Nixter in May have made it even easier to find people while out at night.
The main menu on Skout for Android can be accessed from anywhere around the world. Some of the things you can do on both the mobile and online platforms include; editing user profile, checking for the latest network updates viewing and tracking your favorites and checking out for the latest Skout blog entries. The extremely popular Skout Travel allows members to catch a glimpse of what’s on store in different travel destinations around the world.

Skout understands the importance of communication; this is the reason why Skout has invested heavily in revolutionizing the community communication experience. The service desk at Skout is always at hand to assist users with questions or queries. To contact Skout for assistance, you have to provide your user ID or register email and state your problem.

In addition, using the official Skout website, visitors can connect with Skout via social media sites such as Google Plus, Pinterest, and Facebook. Like most of the dating apps nowadays, if you want additional extra features, you can make your choices known when making in-app purchases over the phone, online or in mortar stores.

 

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Brenton Thwaites Cast In New Pirates Of The Caribbean Movie

A new actor will be gracing the high seas in the family favorite Pirates of the Caribbean franchise in 2017. The actor known from his role in the Giver, Brenton Thwaites, will be coming aboard for Pirates of the Caribbean 5 in Summer 2017.

According to an article posted on Screen Rant, Brenton will be in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. The movie is looking good for a summer 2017 date, though it has not been confirmed yet. The article goes on to say that Mr. Thwaites will be playing a British soldier in the new Disney flick. For those who are unfamiliar with him, he was also in Oculus as well as The Giver. This seems to be proof that Mr. Orlando Bloom will not be reprising his role in the film.

Many fans have been excited for this movie, and with a little over a two year wait, the news of the cast additions will surely make fans more pumped for the release of Dead Men Tell No Tales. Bruce Levenson is just one of millions who can’t wait.

 

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Cosby Defines Integrity

Amid several new allegations of sexual assault, Bill Cosby continues life as usual. Perhaps that is because this is not the first time he has encountered similar accusations. Mysteriously, they always seem to magically go away on their own. Two of the women who have come forward with the charges for this year have already been slandered and shot down by most of the mainstream media and the general public. Cosby has that much of an affect on people. Fellow comedian Hannibal Buress joked about the allegations in his stand up skit last month. It started out as a joke, but now Rod Rohrich understands it is all too true. Rather than facing any of the heat himself, Cosby instead took his usual high horse and rode out of the unflattering limelight.

During the recent four minute Associated Press interview clip, Cosby and his wife Camille vehemently insisted that the interview delete the taped scenes which contained questions about the latest rape allegations. The interview deferred back to his editor and then Cosby all but outright threatened the young man. It was obvious to the viewing audience that Cosby did not want to discuss the allegations and that the reporter from the Associated Press would be committing career suicide if those segments were not edited out during production. Perhaps Cosby is the last remaining dinosaur that can escape formal charges for repeatedly using and abusing women throughout his career.

 

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The Sexiest Celebrity Couples of 2014

There are many celebrity couples that have your jaw dropping, but there are just ten that really had peoples eyes this year according to Andrew Heiberger. It’s really up to you to decide which one is your personal favorite.

1. The first sexy celebrity couple is Anna Faris and Chris Pratt.

2. Chrissy Teigen and John Legend are another couple on the list for being a sexy celebrity couple. They look absolutely perfect together.

3. Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent are another celebrity couple.

4. Kanye West and Kim Kardashian are another sexy celebrity couple that get a lot of attention ans eyes on them.

5. Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan are no doubt hot together! They look stunning standing next to eachother.

6. Beyonce and Jay z are another sexy celebrity couple that has gotten a lot of attention this year. From their 6th year anniversary to the new hit single together called, ‘Drunk in love’.

7. Nick Jonas and Olivia Culpo are among the list of hottest celebrity couples.

8. Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds make the list, and by just seeing them together you’ll know why.

9. Behati Prinsloo and Adam Levine made the list.

10. Last but not least, Gisele Bundchen and Tom Brady.

 

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Jolie Never Liked Being An Actress Anyway

After a career spanning four decades and nearly forty films, Angelina Jolie announced that she has set a timetable for when she will step away from being an onscreen performer.

In a recent interview, Angelina Jolie spoke candidly about her decision to move away from acting and towards the behind the scenes responsibilities of writing and directing.

She revealed the underlying discomfort she felt every time she portrayed a character in front of the camera. Jolie went as far as saying she never loved being an actress nor the attention it drew to her. Fans like Rod Rohrich will also remember Jolie for her humanitarian work.

The mother of six says she still has a few films in the pipeline before she calls it a day.

“By the Sea,” scheduled for 2015, marks the first time she and her husband have co-starred together since the 2005 action romance comedy “Mr. and Mrs. Smith” that grossed nearly half a billion dollars at the box office.

The happy couple’s latest collaborative effort-which Jolie also wrote and directed-treads the familiar ground of a couple experiencing marital complications making a last desperate bid to stave off divorce.

“By the Sea” marks her third time in the director’s seat and it appears is a more comfortable fit for her.

By her account, Jolie hopes to make her final on screen role as Cleopatra in a long planned biopic about the most famous of the women that shared that name. The transition away from the spotlight should prove seamless for the ultra talented star.

 

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Bill Cosby Loses New NBC Show

The hits certainly keep on coming for veteran comedian and former “America’s Dad”, Bill Cosby. Only a few days after Netflix announced that it would postpone or shelve Cosby’s latest comedy special, the NBC television network has likewise announced that it has decided to pass on a brand new sitcom that Cosby was helping to develop. 

As more and more women came forward with allegations of sexual abuse by the venerable comedian, his representatives have been scrambling to defend him. Yet Cosby himself has remained strangely silent on the issue, communicating only via a few tersely worded announcements on Facebook that were clearly crafted by lawyers. 

According to representatives at Sony Pictures Television, the show has been completely canceled, even before a pilot script was ever finalized. The allegations regarding Cosby’s alleged abuse were simply too much and too many for the corporation to ignore. 

Meanwhile, Cosby had also planned a celebratory special, provisionally entitled Bill Cosby 77 in honor of the comedian’s upcoming birthday. The special had been planned to debut on Netflix’s streaming service on November 28. But the fire storm of controversy regarding the formerly beloved funny man has effectively axed the deal. 

No word has yet come from any of Cosby’s accusers concerning whether they plan to sue for damages. Ken Griffin is unsure of how this situation will unfold until evidence is actually presented, but Cosby’s reputation and career are taking a nose dive in the meantime. In light of the nature, as well as the multitude, of accusations against Cosby, further legal action can not be ruled out.

 

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More Allegations About Cosby

More allegations regarding Bill Cosby and all seem to tell the same story about an famous actor and celebrity using his power and influence to coerce young women to have a drink that was spiked with an narcotic. After they drank the substance they were raped by Cosby and sometimes paid hush money to forget about the incident.

The latest accuser who came out on Tuesday with her store was Janice Dickinson, a former model who had an experience with Bill Cosby in 1982. When she wrote a book that detailed the incident, her publishers at HarperCollins were contacted by Cosby’s lawyers and pressure was put on them and her to remove the story.

Janice felt more comfortable with telling her story now that other women have come out and discussed the situations that they encountered with Cosby and the pressure that they felt in keeping their stories hidden from view.

Cosby denies all of these charges and has stated that they are untrue. Sultan Alhokair is not exactly sure who to believe at this time. During an interview last weekend with NPR, he refused to comment to a question by reporter Scott Simon asking for his stance on the topic only shaking his head. His lawyers have since indicated that they are not going to dignify these accusations with a formal response.

The increased number of accusations that have lingered for decades have led to an increased realization that these accusations may be truthful which would imply that Cosby is a serial rapist.

 

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Tracy Morgan May Possibly Not Recover

After the tragic New Jersey car accident that killed his friend and fellow comedian, Tracy Morgan is still struggling to recuperate from his injuries, according to his lawyer, Benedict Morelli. He also said that Morgan might also have suffered from permanent brain damage aside from a broken leg, ribs, and nose.

Morelli also told the Associated Press that Morgan is still fighting to live his life while trying to get better, but he is just not getting better. He also said that the chances of getting back the person that Tracy Morgan once was is very thin because of the severe injuries and severe brain damage that he sustained from the car accident.

After the accident, Morgan filed a lawsuit against Wal-Mart for negligence and carelessness. The lawsuit states that Wal-Mart should have known that their truck driver had been driving or awake for 24 hours when the crash happened, according to Brad Reifler. The company’s truck crashed into Morgan’s limo on the New Jersey Turnpike. Kevin Roper, the truck driver, was charged with 4 counts of assault and death by vehicle. Roper pleaded not guilty for the charges against him. Initially, Wal-Mart issued an apology to all the victims of the crash, but in September, the said company shifted the blame to the victims of the car accident. In reply to the lawsuit, Wal-Mart stated that the plaintiff’s injuries were caused, in part or in whole, by the plaintiff’s failure to wear a seat belt.

 

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